"La. Coast Facing Grim Reality: Seas Rising Faster Than Predictions"

"NEW ORLEANS -- Stunning new data not yet publicly released shows Louisiana losing its battle with rising seas much more quickly than even the most pessimistic studies have predicted to date."

"While state officials continue to argue over restoration projects to save the state’s sinking, crumbling coast, top researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have concluded that Louisiana is in line for the highest rate of sea-level rise “on the planet.”

Indeed, the water is rising so fast that some coastal restoration projects could be obsolete before they are completed, the officials said."
Bob Marshall reports for The Lens/Baton Rouge Advocate February 21, 2013.

Source: The Lens, 02/22/2013