Losing Louisiana to Climate Change

Three years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the U.S. state of Louisiana, coastal residents are still struggling with the accelerating forces of climate change – in their case, coastal erosion, rising sea levels, and the ongoing risk of severe storms. A 350 supporter from Louisiana recently sent us the news series and excellent video below documenting the impacts on coastal ecosystems and communities. Like island residents of the Pacific, some of the Native American residents on coastal islands are also considering the need to relocate their home.

Do you have a story of climate impacts or action in your community? Please send us photos, video, and/or text and we’ll happily share it on the blog with the entire 350 community.

Losing Louisiana series: http://www.nola.com/coastal/

Louisiana wetlands loss video

 

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