June 29, 2009

IT'S ALMOST LIKE THERE SHOULDN'T BE A CITY THERE, HUH?:

Rising sea level to submerge New Orleans coastline by 2100, study warns (Suzanne Goldenberg, 6/29/09, guardian.co.uk)

Between 10,000 and 13,500 square kilometres of coastal lands will drown due to rising sea levels and subsidence by 2100, a far greater loss than previous estimates.

For New Orleans, and other low-lying areas of Louisiana whose vulnerability was exposed by hurricane Katrina, the findings could bring some hard choices about how to defend the coast against the future sea level rises that will be produced by climate change.

They also revive the debate about the long-term sustainability of New Orleans and other low-lying areas.


It just has to be W's fault somehow.....

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 29, 2009 7:10 AM
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