If global temperatures rise less than 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, little will change in Antarctica, which means sea-level rise could be manageable and Louisiana’s coastal plan might succeed. Fail at that goal, and the result could be more than six feet of sea-level rise by 2100, innundating most of Louisiana’s southern third, even with the master plan finished.
Councilwoman Stacy Head is leading a revolt against the crown.
Green will become the favorite color for thousands of New Orleans property owners when the new FEMA flood maps finally become official at the end of the month. That’s because it codes areas that will move out of flood zones and into areas with no insurance requirements – and the new map shows it washing over large sections of the city.
Coastal advocates say shifting money now would be short-sighted and damage the state's national efforts.
Don't take our rich culture for granted; instead, take a stand on Wednesday.
A religious order was holding on to a 25-acre piece of prime real estate in Gentilly, waiting for divine indications. Then along came an architect associated with the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan. Instead of being sold to developers for tens of millions, the land is now leased to the city for $1 a year.
The cost of the Coastal Master Plan is estimated at $92 billion. Is it worth the cost? The answer involves different viewpoints, and you have to consider the losses without it, as well as what can be saved for even a half century.
The state's Coastal Master Plan is intended to address problems for 50 years. But research looking at conditions by the year 2100 show these efforts will be overwhelmed. What are the risks of doing too little versus doing too much?
Unabated global warming has moved the goal posts for coastal restoration efforts.
As the state prepares its regular five-year update on the 50-year Coastal Master Plan, officials are considering evolving research that shows that climate change and subsidence getting worse. Will the state's work be worth the cost and effort?