Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 1, 2015

09.01.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Our views: Gov. Bobby Jindal’s master plan on coastal restoration ‘is the framework for an effective response’
The Advocate. August 31, 2015
If there are issues dividing the candidates running for governor, coastal restoration is not among them. In fact, there’s a striking level of agreement about the principles of a state plan to use Mississippi River water and sediments to rebuild the sinking coastline.” (Read More)

Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is still a ticking time bomb
By Sertan Sanderson, DW. August 30, 2015
However, what I’m most concerned about is what happens after that. In fifty years from now I hope that we’re still even here. This city is sinking. We’re losing the wetlands around New Orleans at an astonishing rate. We’re losing a football field of marshlands every 45 minutes. That’s where the money has to be invested now. We rebuilt our city, but we are far from having saved it.” (Read More)

Coastal erosion is killing Louisiana
By Cody Sibley, LSU Daily Reveille. August 30, 2015
The science is out there, and the brightest scientists in the world have reached a unanimous agreement: Climate change is real, and we’re causing it. This isn’t a debate. There isn’t controversy. Man-made climate change is as factual as gravity, and if you disagree you’re part of the problem that’s sinking Louisiana.” (Read More)

Louisiana’s vanishing coast
The Times-Picayune. August 30, 2015
Before and after images show a decade’s loss.” (Read More)
America is Forgetting the Lessons It Never Learned from Hurricane Katrina
By John McQuaid, Medium. August 29, 2015
But the forces pushing us back toward the edge of various disasters, there and elsewhere, are formidable, and growing. New Orleans is a canary in the coal mine for the 21st century; its anomalous location at or below sea level means it will bear the brunt of rising seas. We ought to be confident it will still be there in 100 years. We are not.” (Read More)