This Southern Island Is Sinking And It Could Jepordize Future Tabasco Sauce Supplies
In case you needed another reason to recycle, climate change may be about to claim an unexpected victim – Tabasco sauce.
According to The Guardian, it’s time to start stockpiling the spicy condiment. Avery Island, the Louisiana isle where Tabasco sauce is produced, is slowly sinking into the sea due to rising water levels.
Tabasco sauce has been produced by the McIlhenny family on the island for generations. Now, current company head Tony Simmons says that the family is “working hard to minimize the land loss” caused by the rising seas.
How much land loss? A whopping 30 feet per year. Plus, the island is literally sinking by about an inch every three years.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that a sea level rise of just two feet will effectively drown the island.
While the Tabasco company hopes the island will survive into the future, plans to relocate the islands residents and build seawalls to are being considered.
Seems like a good time to buy Tabasco sauce in bulk.