The First…

May 4, 2016

Abandoned house and overgrown gasses

(C) Copyright 2008 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

“Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees'” 

This is an important read-please give the above report a look.

As with New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina though, using the term “refugees” is problematic, as per this definition/description.  Climate change has no regard for “…race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.”  Climate change is not capable of persecution, which includes a willful intent with regard to treatment.

Semantics aside, this quote from the article summarizes the fundamental issue:  “We’re going to lose all our heritage, all our culture,” lamented Chief Albert Naquin of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, the tribe to which most Isle de Jean Charles residents belong. “It’s all going to be history.”

That is the point.

Take care.

NOTE:  The photograph at the head of this post was made in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans in 2008-three-and-a-half years after Katrina.

 

 

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