I wrote this blog post in November of 2014. I am reblogging it today, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Land loss map of South Louisiana. Image source here. Click on image to enlarge.
Is it the weather? No fewer than three long, detailed and well-researched articles in important media discussed the continuing story of increasing land loss in South Louisiana. The Globe and Mail’s Omar el Akkad wrote an insightful piece about disappearing Louisiana in the October 18 paper. The October 5 New York Times Magazine’s main article was a heart-sinking rendering of the fight of a few individuals against the sheer unwillingness of anyone to do anything to save the State of Louisiana. The New Republic Magazine ran an article on September 30. The latter two articles particularly focused on corruption.
All three articles were excellent, so why should I want to add anything?
I am a sedimentary geologist. I worked for…
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