New Orleans under Water

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New Orelans was founded in 1718, over 290 years ago. Hurricane Katrina brought flooding and devastation to New Orleans in 2005. The levees separating Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne from New Orleans have been repaired, but the city remains at risk because many areas are at or below sea-level. Taking into consideration that global warming is melting the Arctic ice, how likely is it that New Orleans will still be inhabitable in the year 2100?

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pnikam Expert Asked on 17th August 2015 in Puzzles.
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    Astronomical and geological evidence indicates that the Universe is approximately 13,820 million years old[42], and our solar system is about 4,567 million years old. Earth’s Moon formed 4,450 million years ago, just 50 million years after the Earth’s formation. Because the composition of the rocks retrieved from the Moon by the Apollo missions is very similar to rocks from the Earth, it is thought that the Moon formed as a result of a collision between the young Earth and a Mars-sized body, sometimes called Theia, which accreted at a Lagrangian point 60° ahead or behind the Earth. A cataclysmic meteorite bombardment (the Late Heavy Bombardment) of the Moon and the Earth 3,900 million years ago is thought to have been caused by impacts of planetesimals which were originally beyond the Earth, but whose orbits were destabilized by the migration of Jupiter and Saturn during the formation of the solar system. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Global Surveyor have found evidence that the Borealis basin in the northern hemisphere of Mars may have been created by a colossal impact with an object 2,000 kilometers in diameter at the time of the Late Heavy Bombardment.

    anikam Expert Answered on 17th August 2015.
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