Louisiana is Extremely Vulnerable to Climate Change:
Louisiana faces the highest rate of sea level rise within the United States. According to a Risky Business report, the mean sea level at Grand Isle will rise to 1.9 to 2.4 feet by mid-century if carbon emissions are not abated. State coastal property worth $44.8 billion is at risk of inundation by 2050.
The Southeast in general is exceptionally susceptible to extreme heat, more frequent and more intense hurricanes, and decreased water availability.
In the past 30 years, the average resident of Louisiana experienced about 12 extreme heat days in a year. By 2050, the number of days with temperatures above 95°F could reach up to 82 — more than two additional months of summer heat.
A majority of adults in Louisiana, 57 percent, understand global warming is happening. Seventy-three percent support funding research into renewable energy resources, and 68 percent support regulating CO2 as a pollutant.