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Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Arbor Day!!! U.S.A.

We Need Our WetlandsStop the New Madrid Levee

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stopleveefi No project in our country threatens to destroy more wetlands than the St. Johns/New Madrid Levee Project. Sign this petition to tell the Obama Administration to stop the largest wetlands destruction project on the books today...Read More.

 La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans) was founded May 7, 1718, by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha.
The Little Ice Age (LIA) was a period of cooling that occurred after the Medieval Warm Period (Medieval Climate Optimum).[1] While it was not a true ice age, the term was introduced into the scientific literature by François E. Matthes in 1939.[2] It has been conventionally defined as a period extending from the 16th to the 19th centuries,[3][4][5] or alternatively, from about 1350 to about 1850,[6] though climatologists and historians working with local records no longer expect to agree on either the start or end dates of this period, which varied according to local conditions. NASA defines the term as a cold period between AD 1550  and AD 1850  and notes three particularly cold intervals: one beginning about 1650, another about 1770, and the last in 1850, each separated by intervals of slight warming.[7] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report considered the timing and areas affected by the LIA suggested largely independent regional climate changes, rather than a globally synchronous increased glaciation. At most there was modest cooling of the Northern Hemisphere during the period.[8]
Several causes have been proposed: cyclical lows in solar radiation, heightened volcanic activity, changes in the ocean circulation, an inherent variability in global climate, or decreases in the human population.
 Which all adds up to one fact, New Orleans was founded and settle during the 'Little Ice Age' when ocean levels were low. Now we have 'Global Warming' with ever increasing ocean levels. The sad truth, as this blogger sees it, unless we can and are willing to turn around 'Global Warming'; we might have to face the fact that New Orleans is about to become a Casualty of 'Global Warming'.
Since the levees cannot save the City of New Orleans, but we can save the Environment of Louisiana.

So How Do We Save New Orleans; This Is How We Save New Orleans>>>

Tara Lohan, AlterNet
The country's leading climatologist talks about what our future looks like if we continue along with business as usual -- and what we could do to prevent catastrophe. READ MORE»