Rising ocean levels expected to exacerbate existing problems in Big Easy.

Climate Change / Current Affairs / Science

Apparently the rising sea level which has already caused people to leave their homes on small islands in the South Pacific and move to higher ground is going to soon be threatening U.S. cities and metropolitan areas as well.

“Rising sea levels, fueled by melting polar ice caps, may well pose a greater threat to Louisiana than the sinking of its land, a new Tulane University study says.


The biggest danger for coastal Louisiana is rising sea level which, according to Törnqvist, has been as much as four times more rapid over the past century than during the previous thousand years. The rate of sea-level rise is expected to at least double in the next century. Higher sea level increases the impact of storm surge and the vulnerability of hurricane-prone areas. “

Read the rest here: Rising Sea Greater Danger to Louisiana than Sinking Land

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