Rising sea level

Climate change – whether due to human intervention or not – seems to be inevitable.

With it comes an increase in sea level and if you look at a topographic map (that’s one that shows elevation with contour lines) you’ll see that many coastal areas will be inundated with the rise of just a few feet.

According to an article in Bloomberg Business Week, “Nowhere is the rush to adapt to climate change more urgent than in Louisiana.” With a shoreline of 7,700 miles disappearing at the fastest rate in the country, and the loss of 1,800 square miles of land since 1932, officials are meeting as we spea...


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