Faves No. 192

I am changing the Friday Faves to just Faves since there is really no reason to keep on a Friday schedule. So here we are. Enjoy!

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Globe warming? How about Global Hotting! The Guardian has a great story on how climate change is affecting an American icon.

From the article: A geologic oddity, Avery Island rises to 163ft above sea level, making it a towering giant amid the supine flatness of Louisiana’s coast. The 2,200-acre island – more accurately a hill of buried salt surrounded by bayou and marsh a couple of miles inland from Vermilion Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico – has long provided a sturdy home to Tabasco but now faces the danger of being marooned.

The Avery Island marshes are retreating by around 30ft a year as salt water seeps in, ushered in by canals dug by the oil and gas industry and the level of the land itself, which is gradually sinking by around a third of an inch a year. The salty brine kills off vegetation, loosens soils and accelerates erosion. 

Fierce storms clatter into what’s left of the marsh, which is also being slowly drowned by a warming ocean that’s rising faster than almost anywhere else in the world. A further sea level increase of 2ft, almost certain given the warming that’s already occurred, will leave only the lofty core of Avery Island dry, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“The marsh stands between us and Vermilion Bay, and we don’t want to be right on the bay,” Simmons said. “We have to be very aggressive about dealing with the land loss. We almost can’t work fast enough.” (Guardian)

NOT GIVING IT UP! A judge recently ruled that Coffee needs to come with a warning.....but hey the real warning should be about what could happen if I don't get my first cup in a timely fashion! (Refinery29)

Chef Rick Moonen is definitely on to something. For hard core food lovers this is not new news, but regardless we need to voice our support for tinned fish.  Her pin Madrid we are luck to have some amazing choices. Check out the images below to see what we are talking about. (Lonely Planet)