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Retreat from a Rising SeaHard Choices in an Age of Climate Change$
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Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168441

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.001.0001

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The Fate of Two Doomed Cities

The Fate of Two Doomed Cities

Miami and New Orleans

(p.31) 3 The Fate of Two Doomed Cities
Retreat from a Rising Sea

Orrin H. Pilkey

Linda Pilkey-Jarvis

Keith C. Pilkey

Columbia University Press

Miami and New Orleans are two of the cities of the world that are doomed with the sea-level rise. Miami's problem is that is sits atop a very porous limestone so that as sea level rises, water will simply pour into the city. Levees and seawalls won't stop this. Currently Miami is experiencing a huge development phase with two billion dollar-plus high-rise/skyscraper projects, much of this funded by Latin America monies. New Orleans and other cities on the slowly disappearing Mississippi Delta are simply too low to survive this century.

Keywords:   Miami, New Orleans, Mississippi Delta, salinization, inundation, levees

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