Why is Louisiana Losing a “Football Field” Worth of Land Per Hour?

According to Tulane University New Orleans, the state of Louisiana is losing approximately 1 football field worth of land every hour due to natural processes and human activity. Torbjörn E. Törnqvist, Geology professor at Tulane, told factcheck.org, “Estimates vary a bit, but by and large the one football field per hour metaphor is very reasonable.” According to the US Geological Survey in 2011, the coastal wetlands of Louisiana is the 7th largest delta in the world, yet is losing 16.5 miles per year, equating to 1 football field per hour. Louisiana…

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