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.
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.