As Louisiana Sinks And Sea Levels Rise, The State Is Drowning. Fast.

August 28, 2014 8:01 PM

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As Louisiana Sinks And Sea Levels Rise, The State Is Drowning. Fast.

In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and posing a lethal threat to an energy and shipping corridor vital to the nation’s economy.

Scientists now say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion over the next 50 years, so far unabated and largely unnoticed.

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