Episode 59: The Plight of Coastal People – A Geographer’s Perspective

Craig Colton looks at Louisiana’s endangered wetlands not only as an environmentalist, but also as a geographer and anthropologist. Colton, a professor of geography at LSU, joins Errol Laborde, executive editor of Louisiana Life, along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot to discuss the plight and hopes of coastal residents, as reported in his new book, “State of Disaster: A Historical Geography of Louisiana’s Land Loss Crisis.”

Oh yes, we’ll also hear about the math as Louisiana’s land loss is often described in terms of football fields.

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