Thursday, June 01, 2006

Forces Out Of Control in New Orleans?

New Orleans Sinking Faster Than Thought

Thing is this: I wonder what the Dutch think of this?

After all, they've been fighting against the sea for four hundred plus years, adding new space wherever they can. They've even added on a large dike to reclaim large areas once underneath the harbor.

But then, the Nethernlands isn't on swamp land.

One thing that really puzzles me: Wouldn't things get really messed up when your land is changing at over an inch a year? That's nearly a foot a decade. How many of them buildings are actually built on a slab; that'd be the only thing that would keep them from really falling apart as the basement gets uncovered.

I still say "Rebuild On The Achafalaya." That land's high, whereas New Orleans should be under the Golf of Mexico by now.

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