Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The People Who Know What They're Talking About Know We Are Not OK

Here's Loyola New Orleans Professor David White, after a recent flyover of the wetlands:

“Flying over the coast and the Mississippi Delta, it is a terrifying and powerful image because of what is no longer there and it proves to me that the city is more vulnerable to another significant storm surge than I previously imagined. If every citizen of Louisiana had this kind of flight opportunity, we’d be moving much quicker and with far more attention to protecting and restoring our coast.”

Over many years, Dr. White, his colleague Dr. Don Hauber, and intrepid Loyola science students have been studying the wetlands of the Mississippi Delta.

Their basic research is crucial to addressing this national security issue. And loss of these wetlands is a national security issue, to be sure.

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