The tide is rising fast on Louisiana. A report late last year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concluded that along the Gulf Coast, the sea level is surging three times faster than the global average—and studies have for years singled out New Orleans as the U.S. city most vulnerable to destruction from the effects of climate change. Louisiana’s rapidly rising threat from the sea was even the subject of a 2012 Academy Award-nominated film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, which depicts an impoverished community devastated by rising waters and vicious hurricanes.
I’m not sure what they are putting in the water at the National Journal, but it should be obvious that water is a low viscosity fluid which seeks an equal elevation. There is no way that sea level can rise significantly faster in one place than another.
What is happening in Louisiana is that flood control structures have prevented sediment from reaching the Mississippi Delta, causing new land land formation to not keep up with subsidence. Only a complete moron would believe that buying a Prius will stop subsidence in New Orleans.
h/t to Marc Morano