Nostrodamus couldn't have done better

Briefly, I just saw this at snopes.com: A National Geographic article from a year ago basically predicted the entire Katrina/New Orleans scenario.

"Thousands drowned in the murky brew that was soon contaminated by sewage and industrial waste. Thousands more who survived the flood later perished from dehydration and disease as they waited to be rescued. It took two months to pump the city dry, and by then the Big Easy was buried under a blanket of putrid sediment, a million people were homeless, and 50,000 were dead. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.

When did this calamity happen? It hasn't yet. But the doomsday scenario is not far-fetched. The Federal Emergency Management Agency lists a hurricane strike on New Orleans as one of the most dire threats to the nation, up there with a large earthquake in California or a terrorist attack on New York City. Even the Red Cross no longer opens hurricane shelters in the city, claiming the risk to its workers is too great."

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I just read that article as well. Amazing how accurate it is. However, this wasn't the first warning -- although it was the most accurate. Scientists have been warning about this for some time. Check out the "Aquatic Ecosystems & Global Climate Change" report from 2002 (http://www.pewclimate.org/docUploads/aquatic.pdf) and the "Climate Change Report" from 2001 (http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc_tar/index.htm).

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