Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 13, 2015

10.13.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Sea to swallow New Orleans eventually regardless of carbon limits, scientists say
By Ben Meyers, The Times-Picayune. October 12, 2015
The nonpartisan climate science research organization has published an interactive map that zeroes in on any location in the United States, with one panel showing effects of “unchecked pollution” and another showing the results of “extreme carbon cuts.” In the latter scenario, a narrow strip of land along the Mississippi River will survive. New Orleans is completely inundated in the “unchecked” scenario.” (Read More)

Houma pilot gives festival artists, visitors overhead view of wetlands erosion
By Dwayne Fatherree, Houma Courier. October 12, 2015
The Misssissippi River has been leveed for so long, not replenishing the coast, that it is disappearing fast,” Hammonds said. “When you look from above, you can see all the mud being deposited in the deep of the Gulf instead of rebuilding the coast. We are living on a dying delta.” (Read More)