This is SOUTH Texas … close enough!
SEE how billionaires put their problems of high risk on the ordinary working Joe!
This is all because big oil calls the shots…
Mining Awareness is doing some reporting on Louisiana –
Catastrophe in the Making: Growth Machine Politics; Regulatory Capture; Hurricane Katrina; Fukushima; Disasters of Tomorrow
It’s becoming harder and harder to communicate the most urgent crisis facing Louisiana.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.An area approximately the size of a football field continues to slip away every hour. “We’re sinking faster than any coast on the planet,” explains Bob Marshall, a Pulitzer-winning journalist in New Orleans. Marshall authored the series “Losing Ground,” a recent collaboration between The Lens, a non-profit newsroom, and ProPublica, about the Louisiana coast’s epic demise.
Zero Hedge –
“Due to his rigorous golf schedule, Obama sent US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to visit Louisiana who explained that Obama “can’t be everywhere” because he “has a very busy schedule.” “
M.A. said “…this is really serious. It could save the New Orleans area by reducing storm surge by 79%. I think that the wind farm would need to be off the Mississippi coast but maybe it’s still the toe of the boot in Louisiana. It is worthy of a reblog so people can start talking, especially with Katrina anniversary (and Camille).”
High winds radiate out from the center and gale force winds arrive ahead of the hurricane force winds.
Hurricane Camille, August 14-22 1969, made landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast around midnight August 17th-18th. (190 mph = 306 km/h, 30 ft = 9 m).
Hurricane Katrina, August 23 – 31, 2005
Excerpts from “Taming hurricanes with arrays of offshore wind turbines”
Mark Z. Jacobson1*, Cristina L. Archer2 and Willett Kempton3, Nature Climate Change, Vol. 4, March 2014, funded by the NSF and NASA:
“Hurricanes are causing increasing damage to many coastal regions worldwide1,2. Offshore wind turbines can provide substantial clean electricity year-round,… ”
“This study quantitatively tests whether large arrays of wind turbines installed offshore in front of major cities and along key coastal areas can extract sufficient kinetic energy from hurricane winds to reduce wind speed and storm surge, thus preventing damage to coastal structures…
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“Thursday marks the 13th day of President Obama’s 16-day Martha’s Vineyard vacation, nine days of which he has so far spent on the golf course, three at the beach.”
Trump is going to Baton Rouge soon, says CNN and Hillary is going out fundraising (not in Louisiana). – FC
(8-13) BP Earthwatch – RECORD RAIN/FLOODS/BAYOU CORNE UPDATE
LINK – http://youtu.be/T2HC3g4Yx6M
This floodwater is all polluted from the stuff stored in old wells mixing in.
More river stage links are on the right sidebar.
For readers who follow weather modification stories this is interesting….
Flooding forces Exxon to shut down Louisiana refinery
Exxon Mobil curbed operations at the fourth-largest U.S. refinery in the U.S. as record flooding in Louisiana shut roadways, sent tens of thousands fleeing from their homes and threatened the state’s oil infrastructure.
LINK – http://youtu.be/oXbiWuhBKQg
” . . . Might it be more useful to view this disaster as an opportunity for a reset – a time to turn from anger to understanding, from division to unity, from grievance to mercy? Might our collective anguish prompt us to acknowledge that Baton Rouge – every square mile of it – is populated by good people of sacred worth who deserve our care and respect?”