My assignment here in south Louisiana is to educate Presbyterian Disaster Assistance volunteers about coastal land loss, to develop educational resources, and to advocate for coastal restoration. Today, I’m going to use my blog to do a little education on the web.
First of all, I think it’s important to grasp the magnitude of land loss here. Every second, a land mass the size of an executive’s desktop vanishes. Every 38 to 42 minutes, a football field-worth of land disappears from the coast of south Louisiana. In the last 70 years, we’ve lost a land mass equivalent to the size of the state of Delaware.
I downloaded the following map from http://www.lacoast.gov. It shows the projected land loss between 1932 and 2050. Check back here soon for more posts about why the land that we’re losing is important and why 1932 is significant date in Mississippi River history.
[Post from Gloria’s Blog: http://yavgloria.wordpress.com/]