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Governor of Louisiana Declares State of Emergency as State’s Coastline Disappears

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posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 03:15 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

What people seem to be missing here is that climate changes. That's what it does and will always do, and in this case ... the coastline was eroding.

I am sure the Sand Wars also play a big part in eroding coastline.

We never seem to learn that if you take something away without replacing it, that there will be consequences somewhere down the road. Wells can run dry.

posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 05:24 PM
a reply to: KEACHI

No that's seeing through what their plan really is!!

posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 06:27 PM
Just thought I would drop this here.

It's an easy read on some of the history of the area.

As others have said, this is not new news.

It's only news because these foolish men that only care about money, and not lives are looking to cash in anything they can, and go live the high life somewhere else.

posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 06:31 PM
As for coastal erosion, it is a multi-faceted problem with multiple causes. There are some short term solutions, and they are expensive. Long term solutions are also expensive and just that, long term. A lot of the cause has to do with the unnatural diversion of the Mississippi river and its tributaries with the levee systems. Major shipping is potentially affected as well. It's not just a local problem of housing and flooding. Unlike what you see on reality shows, we don't all live in the marsh on the coast.

In regards to the federal funding, this recent mish-mash all started with the governor fumbling his attempt to secure funds for a freak flood that occurred last year along the I-10 corridor. His second attempt is a Hail Mary to cover as much as possible. He'll be gone in two years. What has failed to have been mentioned is the corruption within the state government. It's as crooked as a roach leg. Pun intended, this is "the swamp." There's just not any pizza, e-mails, or Wikileaks involved.
a reply to: Antipathy17

posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 06:39 PM

originally posted by: waftist
a reply to: intrptr

Yea I bet the agenda 21 proponents are watching this unfold, ready to pounce on an opportunity to rid the area of pesky citizens.

Load of nope.

posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 06:40 PM

edit on 4/23/2017 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:16 AM
Just wanted to say thanks for the recent replies and input, especially from the folks that live down there,it is good to hear your perspective . With so many factors involved, I don't know what it will take to make things right, or where to begin. Altruism, accountability and transparency would be a good start I suppose, with oversight of funding allocations and expenditures. It really saddens me when catastrophes are taken advantage of for money. Even the awareness of scamming potential, doesn't seem to prevent it. It's a shame that such events bring out the best and worst in people.

Determining any solution that no one seems willing to wrangle with must feel futile. Perhaps this declaration will garner some attention and draw more resources, ideas and of course.. care.
I hope something positive can happen, even if it means relocating, starting new and not having to worry about whether your home will be flooded over and over. There are some good strong folks in and around dem bayous and I wish you all the best.
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posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:20 PM
a reply to: waftistall i see is more money grab by crooks in big easy. yes they might get action speeded up but thats just so corrupt offcials can get there hand in the till before they are out of office. this has been a problem there for years now all of a sudden its a state of emergency pleez not falling for it. you know they have a habit about building on land below sea level there right then when it floods then its a problem. the real problem there is corrupt officials letting people build on land not suited for building on and for letting corporations break about every law regulatibg their industries.

posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:26 PM
Is there a source for how much the sea levels have risen?

posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:32 PM
It doesn't stop to amazed me how people can complain about the sea level taking away prime land that due to over price coast and over developing and over crowding now worth millions.

People forget that you can never have was never yours to begin with.

Americas east and southern coast lines are fake, the were developed and sold to people when the areas were never mean to be livable damaging and changing the way nature kept the coast line safe.

Now nature is reclaiming the coast and people are crying about.

Well to bad so sad.

Move inland.

posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:44 PM
a reply to: Butterfinger

It's hard to get a good reading without invoking physics.

No, there isn't.


posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 02:13 PM
a reply to: Antipathy17

No, no and NO...that would be SOCIALISM...and Louisiana is a deep red state that votes Republican, hates Socialists and socialism..the answer for all those poor people, just like they say to those without healthcare, is tough...ya shoulda moved years ago...not giving you a cent of dirty socialist money to help you and your family out....yer out of luck.

posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 02:38 PM

originally posted by: Bluntone22
Well if the global warming alarmists are to be believed, why would anybody want to put to money into preserving the coast line?

You would be fighting a battle you cannot win.

Because they are the personification of Sisyphus.

posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:47 PM

originally posted by: Butterfinger
Is there a source for how much the sea levels have risen?


Here's a link that has information on Sea Levels.

If you follow the NOAA portal link, you can look at individual tidal gage data.

According to the tidal gage records, there has been no increase in the rate of sea level rise in over 85 years.

Sea Level Info

posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:40 AM
To everyone who says "well just move, problem solved" like it's so easy.....

This is one of the poorest states in the union. The whole nation saw that during Katrina when people were on their roofs trying to get away from the rising water. Thousands of people who could not afford to jump in their cars and drive a few states north and stay in hotel rooms and eat out for a few weeks. The superdome? Anyone remember that? South Louisiana is very impoverished. It's also a place like no other in the nation, good food, awesome music and friendly people. Glad I live in the middle of the state

posted on Apr, 27 2017 @ 10:10 AM
a reply to: waftist>>> As long as they don't try to tie this in to global warming, fine. No rising sea levels, but there are man made lowering land levels which is documented and well understood. Maybe let the whole area flood and replenish the ground, but that would put New Orleans underwater multiple times which is what nature has done before man built there.

posted on Apr, 27 2017 @ 10:32 AM
a reply to: Kali74

Common sense. The only alternative. So many challenges that require results based in long range realities being ignored, put off until tomorrow and all...

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