Coping with Climate Change: Louisiana's Vanishing Coast

This is a slideshow without audio about the effects of sea level rise on a Louisianan coastal community - the Isle de Jean Charles -- and focusing on the human impact of disappearing land.

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This is the community that is featured in the major commercial film hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild".

Could be used in a discussion of a specific impacts of climate change that are happening NOW in the US.

Slideshow might have the greater impact on students if shown on a projector with blog posts printed out for students so they could stop at certain points and read the blog.

Following the readings and slideshow, show the four-minute film "Can't Stop the Water."

There is additional footage from ABC news about the Isle de Jean Charles at [link http://vimeo.com/46120657], that could be used in a discussion of a specific impact of climate change that is happening now in the US.

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