Bet you didn’t know that the Quileute Tribe featured in the Twilight books and movies are a real tribe. Of course, the real-life Quileute do not turn into werewolves, but they are facing a threat to their tribe. That threat is rising sea levels as a result of climate change. This New Hour video provides some info about the Quileute and their threat.
Quileute ‘Twilight’ Tribe Deals With Rising Sea Levels That Threaten Way of Life
SUMMARY: Located west of Olympic National Park, La Push, Wash., is idyllic at first glance. But the beauty of the place is matched by danger and vulnerability. Located at sea level, La Push lies directly in a flood and tsunami zone. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how the Quileute tribe culture is adapting to new climate challenges.