Tonight: Documentary Examines Solutions to “Turning the Tide” on Mississippi River Delta Collapse
November 30, 2011 | Posted by Delta Dispatches in Media Resources, Videos

Tonight, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) premiers Turning the Tide, a powerful new documentary about restoring America’s disappearing Mississippi River Delta. The film includes many voices, including experts from the organizations collaborating in the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign.

Tune in tonight to this must-see film. Here’s more from LPB’s announcement:

“Turning the Tide, a new 90-minute documentary from Louisiana Public Broadcasting, presents an in-depth examination of proposed solutions, proven strategies and bold engineering that can ‘turn the tide’ on the national crisis unfolding at the mouth of America’s largest and most productive river delta. The world’s foremost authorities demystify the complex challenges facing Louisiana’s Coast, revealing new discoveries that challenge conventional thinking and may change the course of the coast’s future.

“Turning the Tide will present the first truly comprehensive and objective look at the strategies being considered, allowing for true scientific debate with an examination of what is already working, what has not worked and what the best science suggests could work. The program also provides a sobering reality check on what the state of Louisiana could look like if scientific and public consensus isn’t soon reached. If we don’t do anything, 10,000 to 13,000 square kilometers of land will be lost by the year 2100.”

Turning the Tide will air statewide on LPB stations Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. and again at 10:30 p.m and will be broadcast simultaneously online at lpb.org/live.

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