Louisiana Planning To Adapt to Sea Level Rise

Louisiana Planning To Adapt to Sea Level Rise

A new plan entitled “Our Land and Water: A Regional Approach to Adaptation” released by the state of Louisiana last month takes a clear-eyed and direct approach to deal with what the state regards as an “existential threat” from climate change as sea level rises and there continues to be major subsidence of land along the coast – in the last 80 years the state has already lost 2000 square miles that have subsided into the Gulf of Mexico. 

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