How Climate Change Impacts Indigenous Lands

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How Climate Change Impacts Indigenous Lands
Near the eastern shore of Maryland, the Nause-Waiwash people have lived in harmony with their land for years. This land and the species that calls it home are now threatened by rising sea levels. According to Chief Donna Wolf Mother Abbott, "Mother Earth is in distress." Chief Abbott tells the story of her community and how they have been impacted by climate change. She explains what it'll take to protect their ancestral land for future generations.

Learn more about how rising sea levels are impacting this area by listening to "Ocean, People, Planet" from the "After the Fact" podcast

Ocean, People, Planet
Ocean, People, Planet

Ocean, People, Planet

There is only one ocean, essential to the life of everyone on Earth—and it faces perils like never before

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The ocean covers nearly three-fourths of the Earth. Vast and powerful, it is central to the life of everyone on the planet, supplying more than half of the world’s oxygen, providing food, recreation, and supporting economic vitality. Yet for all its seeming invincibility, the ocean has never been more in danger. Its very chemistry is changing as ocean waters become more acidified through climate change. Its inhabitants—from large sharks to tiny crustaceans the size of a human finger—are under assault with XX percent of fish stocks overfished. And ocean levels continue to rise, challenging the barriers separating people from water.

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A Wildlife Refuge On The Brink

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Scientists have forecast an increase of as much as 2.1 feet in the Chesapeake Bay by 2050.