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Time is running out for Louisiana's vanishing coast
Humans have no more than a decade left to act before the ongoing loss of Louisiana's coastline becomes irreversible.
So conclude the experts in the first installment of a multipart series on coastal land loss that the New Orleans Times-Picayune began running yesterday:
Unless, within 10 years, the state begins creating more wetlands than it is losing -- a task that will require billions of dollars in complex and politically sensitive projects -- scientists said a series of catastrophes could begin to unfold over the next decade...
...Congress provided a note of hope last year, voting the state a permanent 37.5 percent slice of offshore oil revenues for coastal restoration work. But full financing -- some $650 million annually -- won't kick in until 2017.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Mankind is losing another battle with Mother Nature.
Environmentally, New Orleans is (and always was) a disaster. Deltas are very unstable environments,