Global Warming & Louisiana Bayou: Native Lands Submerged as Sea Levels Rise

“In collaboration with Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the PBS NewsHour examines the vanishing coastline of Louisiana and the vulnerability of its native tribes to rising sea levels. This report is part of our series Coping with Climate Change.”

Native Lands Wash Away as Sea Levels Rise

ProPublica and The Lens have a new interactive map on the issue.

Global warming caused by burning gasoline, coal and natural gas is melting the ice covers of Greenland, the Arctic and Antarctica. Also it is warming the oceans, and warm water takes up more space than cold water. Sea level will likely increase by 4 feet in the 21st century; much of the Bayou is three feet above sea level. Ironically, several important US refineries are threatened.