The Disappearing Delta
The Disappearing Delta
56 min • Nature & Environment • 2019

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Each year, the Mississippi River Delta loses approximately 16,000 acres of wetlands. Without a mitigation strategy, the marine economy, oil and gas, and even the citizens of New Orleans will be seeking refuge elsewhere in 30 years or so. In terms of sea-level rise, it is the canary in the coal mine for what is likely to happen across the coastal systems of the world if we remain complacent.