Argument: Global warming and rising seas run against rebuilding New Orleans
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Walter Youngquist. "Should New Orleans be Rebuilt?". NPG Internet Forum - In 2100, will New Orleans still be holding fast? Look at the photo of the sloshing levee above and then ponder the low end of the projections of rising sea levels in last year’s reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Set aside the question of whether warming will intensify hurricanes. Just look at the picture and think of an extra foot of water. How high will people willingly build such walls? Who will pay? I guess we’ll find out.