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Mayor Mitch Landrieu's New Climate Action Strategy — And What It Means for New Orleans



Earlier this month, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a Climate Action Strategy for the city of New Orleans. The comprehensive strategy aims to cut New Orleans’ greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and uphold the tenets of the Paris Climate Agreement. The plan builds off of 2015's Resilient New Orleans, which introduced a broad range of actions that continue to aid New Orleans in being less susceptible to hurricanes, heavy rain, crumbling infrastructure, and storm surge. Landrieu's new plan differs from any preceding urban plan in one key way: it's aggressive goal to prevent sea level rise, flooding, and other pollution costs.

 


One Yard Loss: Gulf to Rise 3 Ft. by Next Century, State Says


Around here, we're used to the water coming up. But over the next hundred years, the rising tide won't be a result of what comes from above. Instead, the seas will be coming up from below. According to the draft of a new state report on sea level rise, the Gulf of Mexico will gain a yard (or 3.3 ft) of water on us over the next 88 years.  


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