Monday, June 06, 2005

OH NOS!!!!111!11!1!!!1!


Yes kids, apparrently, Lou-sana and Texas are both about to just disappear beneath the waves. Somehow, President Bush is to be blamed in this.



Patrick Armstrong said...

SAWB must be a screamer.

Three things on this one:

1. Good article. Every time I visit Louisiana it looks like the whole place had done sprung a leak. When my brother and I drove from New Orleans to Baton Rouge we were driving over water most of the time. You can also go to Google Maps to see sattelite imagery of southern Louisiana.

2. I read the article twice, and I saw no mention of President Bush at all, or even the usual 'ecological damage' taglines usually attributed. What I did see blamed were a myriad of geological forces that are fascinating to think about. But I've been looking at a computer screen for three hours now, and I may have missed it. I wouldn't put it past Ol' Dubya, though, to sink the part of the USA that speaks French the most fluently! ;D

3. I live three blocks from the beach, and I lived on or visited frequently this same beach since 1983. I swear the water didn't used to come up as high as it does now. If St Simons & New Orleans were to fall 5 more feet down, well, let's just say I'll be crashing at your place, SAWB. Maybe for a while.

S.A.W.B. said...

I didn't mean to imply that GWB was mentioned in the article. Rather, I meant to imply that when and if LA and TX do fall into the ocean, GWB will get the blame, if not before. Personally, i'm expecting the protest tomorrow. Remember, no matter what the science says, blame him.

With regards to the beach being shorter these days, that probably has more to do with beachfront development along most of the US coastline, than it does with the Mississippi draining all the water into the gulf.

Gable said...

Ah...the old preemptive "picking on W again" defence. Comments like that are a good setup for the "liberal media picking on Bush" defence as real issues crop up.

Patrick Armstrong said...

If Louisiana and Texas fall into the ocean, I think we'll have waay bigger things to worry about than Ol' Dubya.

And the rate of five feet per century: while that may be green flag racing in geological terms, what it means in the long term is that a bunch of land that is already bayou will become...deeper bayou.

I can tell you, we ain't going to dredge the Gulf of Mexico to relieve the weight, (we're having enough trouble with the Brunswick river: survey top right). I guess we're just going to have to deal with it as it comes.