Ground zero for sea level rise?

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.

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4 responses to “Ground zero for sea level rise?

  1. Stupid is as stupid does, one place where man is making a difference stupid blames the wrong reason. We need to run the Mississippi water through the delta, not through the ditch we dug and now call it the Mississippi river. One would think we you sit along the so call Mississippi and the ships and barges are higher than you you might question why. The delta is simply sinking because it be eroded away faster than it being replaced and the material that should be replacing the erosion losses, that material now is being shot straight out to the gulf due to the channel we have cut and now call the Mississippi river. In the past it had several branches and flowed throughout the delta now it just a ditch and the delta suffers. This is happening with or without CO2.

  2. erosion, sinking land, all not accounted for.

  3. In-depth studies, carried out over the last 45 seconds, confirm there is a direct link between the climate and politics.

    Both climate and politics change over time !! A fact confirmed in the afore mentioned in-depth study.

    “Man” is the main cause of all political change, therefore “Man” is the main cause of climate change.

    The climate is seen as a problem if a particular political party is in power, whereas there is no problem at all to be see with the climate if the opposite party is at the helm.

    So, the simplest way to solve any climate problems is to keep that party “who see no problems”, in power.

    Not only will this save the Earth from certain destruction, it will save a lot of money in the national budget as there’ll be no need for climate science committees, reports, analysis, action etc.

    Prior to the 45 second in-depth study, a cartoon was created, which may, or may not, conflict with the theme of the above summary.

    That cartoon is here . . . http://cartoonmick.wordpress.com/editorial-political/#jp-carousel-775

    Cheers
    Mick

  4. Reblogged this on Bob's Opinion and commented:
    True science…

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