[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: New Orleans and flooding

  • From: juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 21:39:31 -0400 (EDT)

Hey Cindy, me thinks it was an older issue of NG... as the September one
is supposed to be about Africa.

And i do remember reading that article, and how the drilling for oil, is
removing, stuff, from below and how the marshes are sinking because of

Discovery had a disturbing documentary, that you could tell they had been
working on for a while, and Katrina, kind of forced them to finish and
submit it, and it also talked about how a storm surge would drain the
like.  parts of it, were at least a year old or so.


But i do believe that may have been a NG from last year?

Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Advisory Council

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      -- Vance Havner
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 7:18 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: New Orleans and flooding

A friend sent me an article that appears in National
Geographic's September issue--whether it's only
online--Nationalgeographic.com--or in the iprint issue
I don't knwo. The title of the article is Louisiana
Wetlands, or something like that, and it starts with a
hypothetical what-if a hurricane that started as a two
and went to a 5 hit New Orleans. This was written at
least two to three months age, my journalist daughter
says, to have been published inthe Sept. 2005 issue.
It describes as a what-could happen which is exactly
what did happen, and tells how there were steps to be
taken but not enough money came from the government to
do everything. The main focus of the article is what's
happening to the bayous and marshes and wetlands of
Louisiana  (they're disappearing and sinking --or were
before the hurricane) and why and what steps need to
be taken to preserve them--and why they should be
preserved. I found it to be a very interesting
article, if long.


P.S. My daughter's law firm is matching donations to
the Red Cross for relief. If anyone is interested,
write to me off-list and I'll give you the details.


-- Noel Romey <ner@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I just submitted a book called The Control Of Nature
> by John McPhee.  All of
> the essays in the book are interesting, but the
> first one is directly
> related to current events of today.  Though written
> in 1989, it discusses
> how man's influence on the low lying area makes it
> worse for New Orleans.
> It's eerie really how he describes the flooding
> we're seeing now and what
> might have prevented it.  The other stories go along
> the same lines.  Nature
> ultimately has the final word accrding to John
> McPhee.  Very neat and
> newsorthy.
> Ner

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