New Orleans Underwater | New Atlantis

As most of you may already know, when there is seriously bad weather in south Louisiana, New Orleans tends to flood a bit. And with Global Warming the way it is, well, that is not getting us anywhere good. Many of us already know that the sea levels are rising because of the thermal expansion caused by the warming of the ocean, and the increased melting of land-based ice. This is causing ocean levels to rise. The Mississippi River Delta and coastal Louisiana are disappearing quite quickly. Louisiana has lost 2,000 square miles of land since the 1930's, and this is still ongoing. As you are reading this, we are losing land.

Therefore, by 2050, New Orleans will most likely be underwater. However, there is a possibility of an Underwater City. Although no one knows for sure what the future holds, we can still theorize and make predictions. Maybe somebody will invent a large, thick glass dome, which will be placed on the ocean floor. And the water will be vacuumed out of this dome, into the ocean, creating a large air pocket, basically. This will be anchored to the ground, so the air does not lift the entire dome. Besides, we could set up large and strong tubes to attach to the dome, which reaches the surface, so we can have clean air to breath. These tubes obviously must be made of some strong material to keep sea creatures from destroying it. Besides, with the underwater pressure levels being what they are, that would be harder to do.

Speaking of pressure levels, though, if humans spend enough time underwater at survivable levels, then the human race might slowly adapt to the pressure, therefore being able to survive the pressures deep in the ocean. Either that, or we will not be living entirely at the ocean's deepest bottom, but closer to the surface, where it is still survivable.
Now, as you are all reading this, perhaps you are wondering, "What if the dome is attacked and breaks up?" Well, that is the thing. I am not entirely sure. The glass dome would be reinforced in some way. Maybe there will be steel or iron bars covering it like a cage, protecting it from submarine ships, sea creatures, etc. But still, maybe reinforced glass is not enough? It would have to be made of some special glass that is extremely hard to break.

And even if this is somehow possible, we can save New Orleans. Perhaps, we can even have a fancy name change. How about “New Atlantis”?

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ASHER SIEVERS What about the OG atlantis, you guys think we could find that?
14 Mar 2023
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Greg Lizardi Sad 😔
11 May 2022
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segg Although i agree that New Orleans will eventually be underwater, there will be no incentive to create a “New Atlantis”. It would be ridiculously expensive and pointless, and saying that humans could “slowly adapt to the pressure” is even more ridiculous, as that would take tens or hundreds of millions of years to evolve, and most likely wouldn’t happen anyways. The city of New Orleans used to be one of the most important cities of the country, but if shorelines go more inland then that completely destroys the purpose of the port city, as a city more upstream of the mississippi would become the replacement to New Orleans, and that city would be Baton Rouge.
24 Oct 2021
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Jiménez Bautista Diego Alejandro I think that this could be possible because today, day after day, the poles of the earth are melting more, which causes the sea level to rise and consequently in the future some parts of the world would be under water
06 Sep 2021
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John Gill I mean, New Orleans problem is more land subsidence than anything, the city, and entire delta, has sunk several meters in place due to channelization of the Mississippi river, flood control, draining of wet lands, and draining of the aquifer. Now I can't really see why we would spend hundreds of billions of dollars building underwater cities, when we can just go 1 meter higher in elevation and move to cities already in place.
27 Apr 2020
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Joseph Roth Let's just pray that doesn't happen! (I live on the N orthshore on a 125 ft. tall hill anyways, so I think I'll be ok.)
26 Jan 2020
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James Studer use the tesla cybertruck glass
11 Dec 2019
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