Earth & Conservation

The Louisiana Town Taken by Climate Change

There's no stopping the water

Isle de Jean Charles in the south Louisiana bayous has been home to a Native American Cajun community for 170 years. The soil has provided them crops and the surrounding water has provided them fish, but now the land that has sustained them for generations is rapidly vanishing. Gas and oil exploration has severely damaged the coastline, leaving it vulnerable to the ocean tide that may ultimately destroy it.

The community's chief, Albert Naquin, is desperately seeking a plan for relocation so his people can stay together, safer on higher ground. This is the reality of what human environmental destruction has on the earth and the people that live here.