By Carl A. Brasseaux,Donald W. Davis,Robert Twilley
For centuries, outlanders have brazenly denigrated Louisiana�s coastal wetlands citizens and their obdurate refusal to desert the region�s fragile prairies tremblants regardless of repeated common and, extra lately, man-made failures. but, the cumulative environmental wisdom those wetlands survivors have won via painful reports over the process centuries holds necessary keys to the winning version of contemporary coastal groups through the globe. As typhoon Sandy lately established, coastal peoples in every single place face emerging sea degrees, disastrous coastal erosion, and, unavoidably, tough way of life choices.
Along the Bayou State�s coast the main insidious demanding situations are man-made. when you consider that channelization of the Mississippi River within the wake of the 1927 flood, which diverted sediments and nutrition from the wetlands, coastal Louisiana has misplaced to erosion, subsidence, and emerging sea degrees a land mass approximately two times the dimensions of Connecticut. kingdom and nationwide policymakers have been not able to opposite this environmental disaster until eventually typhoon Katrina targeted a harsh highlight at the human outcomes of 8 many years of overlook. but, even this day, the welfare of Louisiana�s coastal undeniable citizens continues to be, at top, an afterthought in country and nationwide coverage discussions.
For coastal households, the Gulf water lapping on the doorstep makes this morass on no account a scholarly debate over summary difficulties. Ain�t There No More renders an simply learn background jam-packed with new insights and percentages. infrequent, formerly unpublished photographs documenting a disappearing lifestyle accompany the narrative. The authors carry approximately a century of mixed adventure to distilling study and telling this tale in a fashion important to Louisianans, to policymakers, and to all these thinking about emerging sea degrees and looking a long term solution.
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