150 hurricanes later, these island people can teach us a few things about surviving climate change | Grist
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150 hurricanes later, these island people can teach us a few things about surviving climate change
As coastal cities and states strategize ways to protect residents from climate change impacts, they would be well-served to talk with members of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. These are the people, descendants of enslaved Africans, who live on a 35-mile-long string of islands stretching along the Atlantic seaboard from Jacksonville, N.C., to Jacksonville, Fla.
As you might imagine, this means that their homes and businesses are on the front lines of any violent weather attack striking the U.S. from the southeast. Almost 150 hurricanes hit these states between 1851 and 2013. And yet the Gullahs and Geechees have found ways to preserve their culture and ways of living for generations.
Their chief spokesperson is Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, the founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition…
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