Inundation of New Orleans

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6962
I find this to be serious. Especially since I live below sea level. You all want to think nothing can happen...that Brigitte reads into things too much. Well no one thought to pay mind to the Earth-quakes weeks before the Tsunami near Australia...and look at what happened. If New Orleans goes down I do not want to be here.

"The dry land within a few feet above high tide includes forests, farms, low parts of some port cities, communities that sank after they were built and are now protected with levees, parts of deltas, and the bay sides of barrier islands. The low forests and farms are mostly in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Major port cities with low areas include Boston, New York, Charleston, Miami, and New Orleans. The average elevation of New Orleans is about 2 meters below sea level, and parts of Texas City, San Jose, and Long Beach, California are about one meter below sea level.Nationwide, about 5000 square miles of dry land are within two feet of high tide, 4000 of which are currently undeveloped. All of this land would be inundated by rising sea level, unless additional dikes and bulkheads are constructed. Including both the wetlands and dry land that would be lost to the sea, a two foot rise in sea level would eliminate approximately 10,000 square miles of land, an area equal to the combined size of Massachusetts and Delaware." See Coastal Management* 19:199-201 (1991).
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Impacts Coastal Zones

Hello my friends---- we will be gone....What you don't see here that my friends and family have been witnessing on a daily basis is how high the Mississippi is as of the Cancer full Moon. It has not receded; it has only continued to rise. My husband Matthew is alarmed. And you know it takes quite a bit to get my cynical husband worried...but he is worried. He talks about this every night with me when he has to cross the Mississippi by ferry to come home. Here's a little story for you all. Two days before the Cancer full Moon in December my husband let his Egret/Heron feathers go to the wind with prayer. He went down by the river. Well the nice beautiful grassy spot that he went down to...oh, say from me, where I was standing up on the elevated sidewalk to the Mississippi River was at least a distance of 20 feet long. You want to know what is there now?


Water. Lots of Water.

And at the time that he let his Egret/Heron feather go we made note to each other how high the water level was then. Now he can jump over the sidewalk rail guard and he will be in water. You want to say that is nothing.... but the locals will tell you that the water level is too high and that they have never seen it this high. You ask yourself why the news hasn't reported anything? Because it is coming up on Mardi Gras Season. If New Orleans was to announce in the news that the water level of the Mississippi was alarmingly high...do you think that just after the Tsunami tourist would willingly come here?! Need I remind you how the city of New Orleans makes its money?

"Deep in man's nature is the ability to comprehend things of the natural world that often seem incomprehensible. As we move further and further away from our natural heritage, our inherent connection to the cosmos is diminished. " - Journalist for Aspen Times