Friday, May 6, 2016

“An abandoned boat in front of the home of Marq Naquin and...



"An abandoned boat in front of the home of Marq Naquin and Ochxia Naquin, who live on Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana. For over a century, American Indians on the island fished, hunted, trapped and farmed among the lush banana and pecan trees that once covered acres. But since 1955, more than 90% of the island's original land mass has washed away. Because of the impacts of #climatechange, a $48 million federal grant has been allocated to resettle the island's residents. The location of the new community has yet to be chosen, and moving is voluntary. Marq and Ochxia say they plan to stay — and they aren't alone. Attachment to Isle de Jean Charles runs deep. Meanwhile, old and well-earned distrust of the government hangs over all efforts. Visit the link in our profile to read about America's first #climaterefugees and to see more photos by @joshhaner." By nytimes on Instagram.



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