posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:37 PM
Louisiana has a plan to spend $50,000,000,000 to build new levee systems to protect cities and even begin to slowly reverse the trend of eroding
marsh. Instead, they can
Build a barrier reef!
Combine a series of giant wind turbines with a metal mess linking them and then supply a little electricity to the metal mess and send the rest of
the electricity to New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast.
There is some proven technology called BIO-ROCK that can get 2 inches of coral growth per year.
and if you are wondering if coral will grow off Louisiana check out this map:
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Just a note coral is a CO2 sequestering machine! A barrier reef would give protection to the Louisiana coast & create habitat for marine life,
improving fishing, create electricity, sequester CO2, and become a tourism destination.
All wins in my book.
We need to think differently than just dikes and levies!
edit on 13-1-2012 by Seanwalsh because: (no reason given)