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    Cost to protect a single LA town from sea level rise: $1.4 Billion. Tim owes me money

    A comprehensive study has been done, outlining the cost for sea protection for a single, small Louisiana town threatened by sea level rise.

    The cost to protect this town for the next century is $1.4 billion.

    This is a scientific study that is exactly what Tim has asked for. Exactly.

    Iím guessing thatís more than their traffic light budget, since it looks CB like they have about two or three in the town. But I suppose they could encrust that traffic light with rubies and emeralds for the colored lenses..

    Hereís a good story and the abstract below.



    Quantifying storm surge and risk reduction costs: a case study for Lafitte, Louisiana | SpringerLink


    https://massivesci.com/articles/floo...limate-change/


    Siverd and colleagues looked at exactly how much it would cost, per person, to truly save this area from flooding as sea rise worsens, due to thermal expansion and the melting of the polar ice caps, and subsidence, a phenomenon that causes the ground surface to sink due to underwater oil and gas extraction and a lack of influx of new sediment. They found that, by the year 2110, the proposed levee barriers would have to be nearly 8 meters (about 26 feet) high to effectively block water from an incoming hurricane of Isaacís strength. The cost of this measure, if the population of Lafitte stayed constant, would exceed $300,000 per resident, or about $1.4 billion for all 4700 people in Lafitte
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    Re: Cost to protect a single LA town from sea level rise: $1.4 Billion. Tim owes me money

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    A comprehensive study has been done, outlining the cost for sea protection for a single, small Louisiana town threatened by sea level rise.

    The cost to protect this town for the next century is $1.4 billion.

    This is a scientific study that is exactly what Tim has asked for. Exactly.

    I’m guessing that’s more than their traffic light budget, since it looks CB like they have about two or three in the town. But I suppose they could encrust that traffic light with rubies and emeralds for the colored lenses..

    Here’s a good story and the abstract below.



    Quantifying storm surge and risk reduction costs: a case study for Lafitte, Louisiana | SpringerLink


    https://massivesci.com/articles/floo...limate-change/




    I’ll take the $100 electronically, in the form of a platinum donation to DP.
    I do not think so, Lafitte, Louisiana is not a sea level rise issue, but a subsidence erosion issue.
    It is Human caused, as the Corp of Engineers in the 1930's "fixed" the Mississippi river, to prevent the channels from silting up.
    the fix, cut off the flow of sediments that built the entire delta of which Lafitte is a part.
    Without the continuous resupply of sediments, that entire section of Louisiana is returning to the gulf, irregardless of sea level rise.

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    Re: Cost to protect a single LA town from sea level rise: $1.4 Billion. Tim owes me money

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    A comprehensive study has been done, outlining the cost for sea protection for a single, small Louisiana town threatened by sea level rise.

    The cost to protect this town for the next century is $1.4 billion.

    This is a scientific study that is exactly what Tim has asked for. Exactly.

    Iím guessing thatís more than their traffic light budget, since it looks CB like they have about two or three in the town. But I suppose they could encrust that traffic light with rubies and emeralds for the colored lenses..

    Hereís a good story and the abstract below.



    Quantifying storm surge and risk reduction costs: a case study for Lafitte, Louisiana | SpringerLink


    https://massivesci.com/articles/floo...limate-change/




    Iíll take the $100 electronically, in the form of a platinum donation to DP.
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