Study: Loss of Louisiana marsh lands highly likely as sea levels rise

The Hill discusses how the Loss of Louisiana marsh lands highly likely as sea levels rise.

The marshlands on the coast of Louisiana could disappear in the next 50 years as sea levels continue to rise due to global warming, according to a study published in Science Advances Friday.

The wetlands at the base of the Mississippi River have crossed a “tipping point,” according to the study, which is based on hundreds of measurements of the Mississippi Delta.

According to the study, the Louisiana wetlands have survived when the sea levels rise 3 millimeters per year over long periods of time.

 

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