Thursday, January 04, 2007

We're Losing Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS - A new report by scientists studying Louisiana’s sinking coast says the land here is not just sinking, it’s sliding ever so slowly into the Gulf of Mexico.

Some scientists believe oil and natural gas extraction in the middle and late 20th century caused much of the sinking; others say the land is caving in because the Mississippi River and other waterways were straightjacketed by levees, which stopped floodwaters from replenishing the soil.

Is it possible that this man made disaster is making a contribution?

3 Comments:

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Mort said...

Incredible.

 
At 7:49 PM, Blogger FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

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At 11:37 AM, Blogger FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Tha was the most amazing scary thing I have ever seen with regard to water.
The Mississippi Ran NORTH!

 

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