NWNL is headed to the “Bathtub!” – The geographic inspiration for the movie, “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” As director, Benh Zeitlin put it, “This is the edge of the world.”
Isle de Jean Charles is a sliver of marshland, deep in the bayous of Louisiana – also ground zero for climate change in the US. It is home to Native Americans that live off the land and water, a place of extraordinary biodiversity and beauty, but the Isle de Jean Charles is rapidly disappearing. The environment, history and culture of this coastal region is truly fascinating – Read more about it here.
Keep your fingers crossed that Island Rd ain’t flooded!
I’ll leave you with some Hushpuppy wisdom….
“Sometimes you can break something so bad, that it can’t get put back together.”
“The whole universe depends on everything fitting together just right. If one piece busts, even the smallest piece… the entire universe will get busted.”
“I see that I am a little piece of a big, big universe, and that makes it right.”
Africa: Kenya; North Rift District, Turkana Land, Lodwar, Kawalase River (ephemeral tributary to Turkwel), almost dry due to upstream irrigation extraction and climate change
USA: Missouri, Mid-Mississippi River Basin, West Alton, storm approaching
USA: Missouri, West Alton, road flooded in the Mississippi River flood of 1993
“Climate change is a fact. And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did.”
~ President Obama, State of the Union, Jan. 28, 2014