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By Carl A. Brasseaux,Donald W. Davis,Robert Twilley

For centuries, outlanders have overtly denigrated Louisiana�s coastal wetlands citizens and their obdurate refusal to desert the region�s fragile prairies tremblants regardless of repeated normal and, extra lately, man-made mess ups. but, the cumulative environmental wisdom those wetlands survivors have received via painful reviews over the process centuries holds useful keys to the profitable edition of contemporary coastal groups during the globe. As storm Sandy lately verified, coastal peoples in every single place face emerging sea degrees, disastrous coastal erosion, and, necessarily, tough way of life choices.

Along the Bayou State�s coast the main insidious demanding situations are man-made. considering that channelization of the Mississippi River within the wake of the 1927 flood, which diverted sediments and nutrition from the wetlands, coastal Louisiana has misplaced to erosion, subsidence, and emerging sea degrees a land mass approximately two times the dimensions of Connecticut. nation and nationwide policymakers have been not able to opposite this environmental disaster until eventually typhoon Katrina targeted a harsh highlight at the human results of 8 a long time of forget. but, even at the present time, the welfare of Louisiana�s coastal undeniable citizens continues to be, at most sensible, an afterthought in country and nationwide coverage discussions.

For coastal households, the Gulf water lapping on the doorstep makes this morass in no way a scholarly debate over summary difficulties. Ain�t There No More renders an simply learn historical past jam-packed with new insights and probabilities. infrequent, formerly unpublished pictures documenting a disappearing lifestyle accompany the narrative. The authors carry approximately a century of mixed event to distilling study and telling this tale in a fashion worthwhile to Louisianans, to policymakers, and to all these occupied with emerging sea degrees and looking a long term solution.

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