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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Is This Really a Bad Thing?

Question:
Is the state of Louisiana growing or shrinking?

Answer:
Louisiana loses about 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) of land each year to coastal erosion, hurricanes, other natural and human causes and a thing called subsidence, which means sinking. Much of New Orleans actually sits 11 feet (3.4 meters) below sea level. Parts of the French quarter have sunk 2 feet in the past six decades. The city is protected by dikes, but all experts agree that storm tides from a direct hit by a major hurricane would breach the system and swamp much of the city. In 2000, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Chip Groat, said: "With the projected rate of subsidence, wetland loss and sea-level rise, New Orleans will likely be on the verge of extinction by this time next century."

From LiveScience.com
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4 Comments:

At 6:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms Green, Are you hoping for the destruction of the land and homes of your fellow citizens? Where are you coming from in this post? I don't get it.

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Anon:

New Orleans has long been a breeding ground for crime, destruction, debauchery,and other negative aspects of society. The tragedy of Katrina brought national attention to all of its problems, but those of us in Louisiana have known about it for years. I was making a tongue in cheek commentary. I think you knew that already.

 
At 7:58 AM, Anonymous John Kaiser said...

The city shouldn't be rebuilt, at least not with public funds. It is a place that should never have been built on to begin with, to do it all over again is compounding the problem. With the money we would save on maintaining the levees and such we could probably afford writing a big check to every displaced family to start over again elsewhere.

In addition, businesses and ports could be moved to more secure areas along the coast.

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger Robert Bayn said...

New Orleans is a cesspool of crime and destruction. What Katrina did was expose the maggots that infest that area, by looting, raping and killing each other.

 

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