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New Orleans is losing the battle

Every hour another patch of land the size of a football field is reclaimed by the ocean. That's a stunning fact. Every hour, and it's getting worse.

MotherHubbard · 56-60, F
The treatment of wetlands is no accident. Killing the land involves empty aquifers.
SnowBlack · 18-21, F
[@955094,quitwhendone] I used skyscrapers to describe high-rise apartment buildings. My error.
quitwhendone · 46-50, M
[@1219161,SnowBlack] I don't even know of any high-rise apartment buildings in the wetlands. But there has been development of canals, waterways, and oil and gas production development that has help erode wetlands.
MotherHubbard · 56-60, F
[@955094,quitwhendone] the pattern of development indeed includes all the elements, channelization, roads, buildings of significant weight, bad levee planning, and pollution-. It's coast to coast and includes oil pipelines, fracking- they're gunning for the world's largest aquifer.
GovanDUNNY · 36-40, M
were doomed
Oberon1 · 56-60, M
[@1219161,SnowBlack] It will be there in a little less than two weeks. Peter will be a cat 5 with NOLA in his sights!
SnowBlack · 18-21, F
[@615618,Oberon1] Bring an umbrella and wading boots.
Oberon1 · 56-60, M
[@1219161,SnowBlack] I'll be in the east quadrant, but far enough away to just get a couple of inches of rain.
I still have family there… 😞
SnowBlack · 18-21, F
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] It's turning into a ghost town. It used to be the third largest city behind New York and Baltimore. Now it's 57th.
Oberon1 · 56-60, M
One X class solar flare moving from just the right point on the sun, and that will definitely be the least of our worries! Maybe the Yellowstone caldera will spice things up for us soon, or maybe that big rock on Las Palmas will slip and wash away the east coast! The Sahara desert was a lush forest a relatively short time ago.
I guess we should start hauling some dirt down to the boot though! In the mean time we need to eat and wear as much nutria as possible!
GhostPoncho · 46-50, M
Good thing it’s not global warming?
SnowBlack · 18-21, F
[@903658,GhostPoncho] That too, but mostly it's because they built below sea level and they're not letting the river naturally change course.

 
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