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Rising sea level to submerge Louisiana coastline by 2100, study warns

Guardian UK
by
Suzanne Goldenberg

Scientists say between 10,000 and 13,500 square kilometres of coastal land around New Orleans will go underwater due to rising sea levels and subsidence.

Between 10,000 and 13,500 square kilometres of coastal lands will drown due to rising sea levels and subsidence by 2100, a far greater loss than previous estimates.


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