Thursday, May 5, 2016

“15-year-old Keyondre Authement threw rocks on Isle de...

"15-year-old Keyondre Authement threw rocks on Isle de Jean Charles, in Louisiana. All over the world, governments are confronting the reality that rising sea levels, stronger storms, increased flooding, harsher droughts and dwindling freshwater supplies could begin to drive vulnerable people from their homes. From 50 million to 200 million people could be displaced by 2050 because of #climatechange. This island is one of the communities in danger. Already, homes and trailers on Isle de Jean Charles bear the mildewed, rusting scars of increasing floods. The fruit trees are mostly gone or are dying thanks to saltwater in the soil. Few animals are left to hunt or trap. Washington is ready to help with a first-of-its-kind "climate adaptation" grant to resettle the island's native residents, but many who call Isle de Jean Charles home simply don't want to leave. Photo by @nytimes photographer @joshhaner. #climaterefugees" By nytimes on Instagram.

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