Cameron, Louisiana( CNN) People live and succumb by the sea in southern Louisiana.
The water delivers food, subsistences and cultural activities. But it also takes. Rising oceans have swallowed more than 1,800 miles of coastline in the last 78 times, according to the United States Geological Survey.
That puts residents here at the forefront of areas affected by climate changes. But among four people who invest the majority of members of the day outside, whose lives are dependent on the weather, who stare at the same horizon each day, there is little agreement on what climate change will bring, or even if it exists. Leo Dotson is among the skeptics. He’s been shrimping in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, for 54 times and he’ll acknowledge the coastline has changed.
“It’s moved, ” he articulates.