IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. . .
History Sheds Light on the Future
Wednesday, June 23
Dr Richard Condrey shared his study of the historic gulf coastline and its lessons for repairing it.
At the June general meeting of the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club members and visitors learned the history of the gulf coast. His study looked at maps like this one and sailors’ journals dating back to the 1700s. After studying the explorers descriptions and navigation records, he could overlay the old maps on a current map. Dr. Condrey concludes that the coastline has been shrinking at approximately the same rate since the 1800s! Hurricanes and oil exploration haven’t altered the rate of shrinkage in our coastline. The change is the same now as it has been for the last 200 years.