U.S. Department of Energy - Thoughts from New Orleans | DOE Blog
This past Thursday, I visited St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans, where the impacts of Hurricane Katrina are still visible and many families are still struggling to recover from that devastating storm.
With its unique geography and proximity to sea level, New Orleans has always been more vulnerable to hurricanes than other places in America. I was struck by the fact, however, that in the coming decades, more and more American communities – and millions of people around the world – will likely find themselves facing increased risks of escalating storm surges and higher sea levels. It is one of the unfortunate realities of climate change, and another compelling reason for us to take action. Think of it as a low cost version of prudent insurance.