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Hotting up: how climate change could swallow Louisiana's Tabasco island

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With thousands of square miles of land already lost along the coast, Avery Island, home of the famed hot sauce, faces being marooned

The threat posed to Tabasco is replicated along much of Louisiana’s coast, where a football field of land is lost every 100 minutes. Around 2,000 sq miles of land, roughly the size of Delaware, has vanished from the state since the 1930s due to a cocktail of maladies and self-inflicted wounds, stemming from the overdevelopment of the Mississippi river and an unquestioning embrace of extractive drilling, topped off by the wrenching global consequences of climate change.

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