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Post by Rockhopper on Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:05 pm

In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and posing a lethal threat to an energy and shipping corridor vital to the nation’s economy.

And it’s going to get worse, even quicker.

From Here.

Even more!

At the current rates that the sea is rising and land is sinking, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists say by 2100 the Gulf of Mexico could rise as much as 4.3 feet across this landscape, which has an average elevation of about 3 feet. If that happens, everything outside the protective levees — most of Southeast Louisiana — would be underwater.

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Post by Mordae on Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:19 am

Shallower, warmer seas should make hurricane season a bit more exciting then pale
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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:47 am

Depends on how one defines 'exciting' Mordman! Cool

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Post by Mordae on Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:22 am

I've always had a way with words Very Happy

I'd say more repeat's of Katrina, but seeing as the cleanup was never finished, it doesn't really seem appropriate for some reason. Sad
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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:38 am

Agreed Mordman. It's going to be an interesting time down there in the near future!

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