Louisiana's Changing Shape Before Our Eyes
Submitted by: lalapancakes⚫ 11 months ago in
The coastline of Louisiana is changing and the map makers and satellite services aren’t able to keep up. Not only due to the intense weather but also due to the changing climate and erosion, Louisiana is no longer the iconic boot shape it’s come to be known as.
"According to the U.S.G.S., the state lost just under 1,900 square miles of land between 1932 and 2000. This is the rough equivalent of the entire state of Delaware dropping into the Gulf of Mexico, and the disappearing act has no closing date. If nothing is done to stop the hemorrhaging, the state predicts as much as another 1,750 square miles of land — an area larger than Rhode Island — will convert to water by 2064."