first thoughts of katrina
Looking at the destruction of hurricane Katrina, it is hard to imagine why anyone would have built there in the first place. A port city, yes, at the mouth of the Mississippi River does make sense economically in terms of trade and the advancement of our society, but geographically it does not make sense. A marshland below sea level with levies built to fold back the water. The environment is very powerful, and the laws of science of this world can overcome even human greed.