Louisiana Tribal Community Faces Climate Change

In “As climate change erodes land and health, one Louisiana tribe fights back,” Barry Yeoman brings us to Dulac, Louisiana, where Devon Parfait, the new chief of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, is getting reacquainted with a community that is in the midst of a climate crisis.

The story was included in OptOut’s weekly climate blog, as well as Ground News‘ website.

On Twitter, we saw engagement for the story from North American Agricultural Journalists (NAAJ, 470 followers), Dana Cronin (independent journalist, 1.1K followers), and Rachel Sarah (climate communications at the Rocky Mountain Institute, 8.3K followers).

On social media, the story was engaged with by Earth Island Journal (11.1K followers, Twitter), Woodcock Foundation (528 followers, Twitter), EDF Growing Returns (building resilient land and water systems. 3K followers, Twitter), Just Media (677 followers, Twitter), National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF, 38.3K followers), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO. 28.6K followers, Twitter), Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (9K followers, Twitter), S.E. Smith (journalist, 23.9K followers, Twitter), Maryn McKenna (journalist, 54.2K followers, Twitter), Jeffrey Perkel (technology editor at Nature, 2.5K followers, Twitter), Phoebe Zerwick (director of journalism at Wake University, 540 followers, Twitter), John Hendrickson (The Atlantic, 17.8K followers), Bronwen Dickey (writer, 5K followers), Brady Dennis (national environmental correspondent for The Washington Post, 14.8K followers, Twitter), Christa Dutton (editor-in-chief of Wake Forest University’s student newspaper, 259 followers, Twitter), Climate Resilience Project (17.3K followers, Instagram), Tony Bynum (photographer, 19.7K followers, Instagram), Lexie Harrison-Cripps (photojournalist, 736 followers, Instagram), David Lehnherr Photography (nature photography, 111 followers, Instagram), Studio SAKA (design + film studio dedicated to social impact, 239 followers, Instagram), Harvests of Hope (documentary series about farmers and communities adapting to climate change, 745 followers, Instagram), Farms for Tomorrow podcast (farmland ownership/preservation, land use/stewardship, community building, & farm succession planning, 7.8K followers, Instagram), Maryum Jordan (climate justice attorney at EarthRights International, 136 followers, Twitter), Holly Bik (assistant prof at Department of Marine Sciences at UGA, 11.4K followers, Twitter), Carly Ziter (prof at Concordia University, 9.5K followers, Twitter), Marisa Pagano (instructor at Harvard Biostatistics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 983 followers, Twitter), Saint Nicholas Miracle Garden (community garden in NYC, 181 followers, Instagram), and Small Food Bakery (award-winning bread bakery in UK, 15.2K followers, Instagram).

Our media partner for this story, Harvard Public Health magazine, has a print circulation of 14K. In addition, the publication reaches an online audience of 50K web readers a month.

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