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Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana is the first case of climate change refugees recognised by the US Government.

They have been granted to move en mass from their once idyllic island which has been sinking due to oil and gas extraction but also affected by rising sea level.  The ground is continually sodden, with crops and vegetation affected by the salt water.

To listen to the report from Sky News, click here:

http://news.sky.com/story/isle-de-jean-charles-louisiana-community-to-be-climate-change-refugees-10556485

 

 

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