Short Film Shows How Climate Change is Swallowing Louisiana


Flooded Cemetery in Dulac, Louisiana. (photo: Andrew Boyd/NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune)
Flooded Cemetery in Dulac, Louisiana. (photo: Andrew Boyd/NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune)

 

Raven Rakia | Grist | Reader Supported News | December 7, 2015

 

n Louisiana Disappearing, AJ+ reminds us that for some communities, climate change is already here. Looking at two towns on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Slidell and Dulac (the latter is home to an indigenous community), the film outlines the effects climate change has already had on these communities and what their future will hold.

“Here, every hour about a football field of land is lost to rising sea levels,” says narrator Francesca Fiorentini at the beginning of the film. Fiorentini speaks to residents and activists, gets historical explanations from Bob Marshall, a journalist at The Lens, and outlines the oil and gas industry’s role in decimating the coast. The film and its images are powerful. Take five minutes to watch it above!

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