Little did I know that my mind would be overwhelmed with images after reading an article in National Geographic from October 2004…an article that dropped my jaw and rendered me speechless. I was instantly moved to illustrate how the Gulf Coast, as well as many other natural habitats in this world, are disappearing before our eyes and causing “natural” disasters. This article, titled “Gone With the Water” is not political and it’s not hype…it is scientific research that predicted (with details) what we witnessed two weeks ago: “Thousands drowned in the murky brew that was soon contaminated by sewage and industrial waste. Thousands more who survived the flood later perished from dehydration and disease as they waited to be rescued. It took two months to pump the city dry, and by then, the Big Easy was buried under a blanket of putrid sediment…It was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.”
Read the rest of the article…and tell me if this doesn’t give you goosebumps.