Out of the sea level rise hype comes a story from the Louisiana Delta as ground zero for sea level rise.
Eve Troeh, writing in Takepart.com, has a story about the erosion of the Louisiana delta in Larose, 40 miles from New Orleans. The delta has seen erosion with loss of land. This is attributed to sea level rise of about 8″ in the last century. Although mentioned in the article, subsidence of delta land plays a part in the loss of land. Not mentioned is any role channeling the Mississippi River has on subsidence. It’s nice to be able to wrap up complicated things like changes in the Delta of a large river into something simple like sea level rise.