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Adapting to Sea Level Rise (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-01-24

Duration: 00:06:12

Subjects: Environment | America's Wetland Foundation | Climate change | Sea Level Rise


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Coffee, Sidney Interviewee


This segment from the January 24, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Sidney Coffee, a senior advisor with America’s Wetland Foundation. She discusses: the need for coastal communities to adapt to the new normal of climate change and sea level rise; the decreasing home values in coastal Louisiana; the recent meetings of the Sea Level Rise Communities of Innovation program in Terrebonne Parish and Lafourche Parish; Cameron Parish adapting to the new normal by building elevated structures; and their role in helping local communities in Louisiana and Florida to develop proactive plans for dealing with sea level rise.