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D.C. has passed sea level rise 'tipping point,' more cities to follow: study

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posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 03:09 PM
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I've come across some alarming news, ATS. According to a new study done by William Sweet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), cities like DC, Annapolis-MD, and Wilmington-N.C. have already passed the "tipping point" and even more cities will come on board by 2020 with coastal flooding 1-2' over sea level to be expected.



SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level rise-related “tipping point,” and into a new era of increasingly common and damaging coastal flooding events, a new study found.

Other cities along the East and Gulf Coasts are following close behind, with the majority of coastal areas in the U.S. expected to see 30 or more days of “nuisance-level flooding” each year by 2050, regardless of how significantly countries cut emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, according to the study.


So, this article says that we are entering the era of "Nuisance Flooding" with flood waters 1'-2' above sea level. While 1-2 feet over sea level might not seem like such a big deal to some, it will affect some important sectors of infrastructure including: critical shoreline roads, military bases, airports and water-treatment facilities. Excess water/ flooding won't be good for crops either and it will leave a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. You want some Doom Porn? Well, here it is.....What says ATS?

mashable.com...
edit on 20-12-2014 by lostbook because: word change




posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 03:13 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook
I've come across some alarming news, ATS. According to a new study done by William Sweet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), cities like DC, Annapolis-MD, and Wilmington-N.C. have already passed the "tipping point" and even more cities will come on board by 2020 with coastal flooding 1-2' over sea level to be expected.



SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level rise-related “tipping point,” and into a new era of increasingly common and damaging coastal flooding events, a new study found.

Other cities along the East and Gulf Coasts are following close behind, with the majority of coastal areas in the U.S. expected to see 30 or more days of “nuisance-level flooding” each year by 2050, regardless of how significantly countries cut emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, according to the study.


So, this article says that we are entering the era of "Nuisance Flooding" with flood waters 1'-2' above sea level. While 1-2 feet over sea level might not seem like such a big deal to some, it will affect some important sectors of infrastructure including: critical shoreline roads, military bases, airports and water-treatment facilities. Excess water/ flooding won't be good for crops either and it will leave a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. You want some Doom Porn? Well, here it is.....What says ATS?

mashable.com...

So DC is under water? I would think that would make the news.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 03:19 PM
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originally posted by: jlafleur02

originally posted by: lostbook
I've come across some alarming news, ATS. According to a new study done by William Sweet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), cities like DC, Annapolis-MD, and Wilmington-N.C. have already passed the "tipping point" and even more cities will come on board by 2020 with coastal flooding 1-2' over sea level to be expected.



SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level rise-related “tipping point,” and into a new era of increasingly common and damaging coastal flooding events, a new study found.

Other cities along the East and Gulf Coasts are following close behind, with the majority of coastal areas in the U.S. expected to see 30 or more days of “nuisance-level flooding” each year by 2050, regardless of how significantly countries cut emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, according to the study.


So, this article says that we are entering the era of "Nuisance Flooding" with flood waters 1'-2' above sea level. While 1-2 feet over sea level might not seem like such a big deal to some, it will affect some important sectors of infrastructure including: critical shoreline roads, military bases, airports and water-treatment facilities. Excess water/ flooding won't be good for crops either and it will leave a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. You want some Doom Porn? Well, here it is.....What says ATS?

mashable.com...

So DC is under water? I would think that would make the news.


I think the article is saying that because of higher water levels in the ocean, whenever it storms there will be flooding more often than not; more of this nuisance flooding. Also that there will be an increase in the frequency of this type of flooding.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook

originally posted by: jlafleur02

originally posted by: lostbook
I've come across some alarming news, ATS. According to a new study done by William Sweet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), cities like DC, Annapolis-MD, and Wilmington-N.C. have already passed the "tipping point" and even more cities will come on board by 2020 with coastal flooding 1-2' over sea level to be expected.



SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level rise-related “tipping point,” and into a new era of increasingly common and damaging coastal flooding events, a new study found.

Other cities along the East and Gulf Coasts are following close behind, with the majority of coastal areas in the U.S. expected to see 30 or more days of “nuisance-level flooding” each year by 2050, regardless of how significantly countries cut emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, according to the study.


So, this article says that we are entering the era of "Nuisance Flooding" with flood waters 1'-2' above sea level. While 1-2 feet over sea level might not seem like such a big deal to some, it will affect some important sectors of infrastructure including: critical shoreline roads, military bases, airports and water-treatment facilities. Excess water/ flooding won't be good for crops either and it will leave a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. You want some Doom Porn? Well, here it is.....What says ATS?

mashable.com...

So DC is under water? I would think that would make the news.


I think the article is saying that because of higher water levels in the ocean, whenever it storms there will be flooding more often than not; more of this nuisance flooding. Also that there will be an increase in the frequency of this type of flooding.


That is exactly what I have noticed living on the coast myself...I literally can throw a baseball to hit water. When a storm happens here the waves are pushing further than usual and it has destroyed quite a few restaurants. Some of the locals I talk with say they have never seen the beach so minuscule before. The beach being smaller is due to erosion but the point is the waves are striking out further than normal. I suppose people can argue whatever the hell they want on why but its definitely happening my location.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook
I've come across some alarming news, ATS. According to a new study done by William Sweet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), cities like DC, Annapolis-MD, and Wilmington-N.C. have already passed the "tipping point" and even more cities will come on board by 2020 with coastal flooding 1-2' over sea level to be expected.



SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level rise-related “tipping point,” and into a new era of increasingly common and damaging coastal flooding events, a new study found.

Other cities along the East and Gulf Coasts are following close behind, with the majority of coastal areas in the U.S. expected to see 30 or more days of “nuisance-level flooding” each year by 2050, regardless of how significantly countries cut emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, according to the study.


So, this article says that we are entering the era of "Nuisance Flooding" with flood waters 1'-2' above sea level. While 1-2 feet over sea level might not seem like such a big deal to some, it will affect some important sectors of infrastructure including: critical shoreline roads, military bases, airports and water-treatment facilities. Excess water/ flooding won't be good for crops either and it will leave a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. You want some Doom Porn? Well, here it is.....What says ATS?

mashable.com...


I say it's bunk.

Where is any proof of water levels rising any significant amount? which coastal cities are finding themselves under water at this point?.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: mwood

originally posted by: lostbook
I've come across some alarming news, ATS. According to a new study done by William Sweet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), cities like DC, Annapolis-MD, and Wilmington-N.C. have already passed the "tipping point" and even more cities will come on board by 2020 with coastal flooding 1-2' over sea level to be expected.



SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level rise-related “tipping point,” and into a new era of increasingly common and damaging coastal flooding events, a new study found.

Other cities along the East and Gulf Coasts are following close behind, with the majority of coastal areas in the U.S. expected to see 30 or more days of “nuisance-level flooding” each year by 2050, regardless of how significantly countries cut emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, according to the study.


So, this article says that we are entering the era of "Nuisance Flooding" with flood waters 1'-2' above sea level. While 1-2 feet over sea level might not seem like such a big deal to some, it will affect some important sectors of infrastructure including: critical shoreline roads, military bases, airports and water-treatment facilities. Excess water/ flooding won't be good for crops either and it will leave a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. You want some Doom Porn? Well, here it is.....What says ATS?

mashable.com...


I say it's bunk.

Where is any proof of water levels rising any significant amount? which coastal cities are finding themselves under water at this point?.


You don't understand......The rise in Sea level is not something that happens overnight but it's a gradual process. When scientists say below sea-level it doesn't mean below the sea, it means that when there is a storm chances are that there will be flooding. There may even be damage to the local water table; anything in low-lying areas will be affected first. This is a serious issue however, even though it's starting now, its full impact won't be felt until 2050.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: mwood

Here are some nice pics. The worlds oceans are rising. The US is spending millions trying to fight this. Besides the real estate lost, salt water mixed with fresh water makes it toxic to people, animals and plants if left untreated.









I had to add this one because it's stunning and one of my faves



The famous Mahabalipuram temple has always been encased in folklore. The legends spoke of seven temples that were so dazzling; the gods grew envious and sent a flood that submerged all but one of them, leaving the Shore Temple companionless.




Dating from around 7000 BC, this is one of the oldest and largest submerged human dwellings ever discovered. In fact, for 9000 years the granular ocean floor preserved the site so well, that bugs can still be found in the grain stores and the skeletons are still lying peacefully in their graves. The ruins were discovered in 1984 and immediately gave rise to different theories as to how the well-developed ancient village met its ultimate demise. From a tsunami to the gradual rise of the ocean due to the systematic melting of the glaciers, the events leading to its ultimate fate will forever be shrouded in mystery.

listverse.com...


As you can see from the above picture and description, changing coast lines have been happening for thousands of years and it's silly that the US and other governments think they can control mother nature. It's just not gonna happen.


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posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 07:05 PM
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So when none of this happens can we finally but all the Man Made Global scare mongering to bed? Or are they simply using a NATURAL OCCURANCE that htey know will happen inevitably because it has over the ages, as a measure to keep pushing their agenda ie: "SEE I TOLD YOU SO! ITS MAN MADE GLOBAL WARMING!" .....no jack ass, its nature.......

There have been predictions like this before that all sorts of horrible things should have happened and didnt.......

i count this one among them
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posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 07:20 PM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
So when none of this happens can we finally but all the Man Made Global scare mongering to bed? Or are they simply using a NATURAL OCCURANCE that htey know will happen inevitably because it has over the ages, as a measure to keep pushing their agenda ie: "SEE I TOLD YOU SO! ITS MAN MADE GLOBAL WARMING!" .....no jack ass, its nature.......

There have been predictions like this before that all sorts of horrible things should have happened and didnt.......

i count this one among them


It's already happened, is still in the works and will continue to happen.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
So when none of this happens can we finally but all the Man Made Global scare mongering to bed? Or are they simply using a NATURAL OCCURANCE that htey know will happen inevitably because it has over the ages, as a measure to keep pushing their agenda ie: "SEE I TOLD YOU SO! ITS MAN MADE GLOBAL WARMING!" .....no jack ass, its nature.......

There have been predictions like this before that all sorts of horrible things should have happened and didnt.......

i count this one among them


This isn't the word(s) of armchair scientists, it's actual scientists from NOAA.


the study’s lead author, William Sweet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), told reporters at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union on Thursday.


Seems pretty legit to me.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

what difference does it make if it is man made or natural ?...the oceans are rising and coastal areas are starting to see the effects and as time goes by it will get worse



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

I agree with you that it's happened before and it will happen again as part of a natural process. However, this time around I think this process being accelerated by man.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

what difference does it make if it is man made or natural ?...the oceans are rising and coastal areas are starting to see the effects and as time goes by it will get worse


The difference is if its natural then they are using it to push a false agenda.............



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

Thank you for posting this. I agree that this is a gradual thing. And because someone mentioned the theory or a heating or cooling of earth, we have people who are nay sayers and just won't listen.

I believe this is happening. It may not effect me personally in my life time, but that doesn't stop me from talking to my kids about it, and at least making them aware of a danger in their future and their childrens.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask

originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

what difference does it make if it is man made or natural ?...the oceans are rising and coastal areas are starting to see the effects and as time goes by it will get worse


The difference is if its natural then they are using it to push a false agenda.............





that is no real surprise though,governments will do anything to take money from the people,like here we have a carbon tax...to me that is like wtf ! money will not save the environment nor will the tax be spent on trying to make a difference

just the nature of our society is very destructive to the environment...to give one example when we cut forests down we change the climate and the rainfall patterns,the trees actually release a chemical which thickens the cloud above and that increases rainfall
www.theguardian.com...



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: crappiekat
a reply to: lostbook

Thank you for posting this. I agree that this is a gradual thing. And because someone mentioned the theory or a heating or cooling of earth, we have people who are nay sayers and just won't listen.

I believe this is happening. It may not effect me personally in my life time, but that doesn't stop me from talking to my kids about it, and at least making them aware of a danger in their future and their childrens.


Thanks.

The climate debates are always bare-knuckle brawls here on ATS. There are strong opinions on both sides.



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posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

here is a more informative link...my apologies it is a bacteria not a chemical...anyways here...


Aerobacter bacteria are released into the atmosphere from the leaves of trees during transpiration. It has been found that these bacteria are responsible for the rain formed by the air rising from rainforests, the bacterial cells forming the nuclei around which raindrops form.


The clouds formed by the condensation around the bacterial particles don't just increase the amount of rain, but contribute greatly to the albedo of the planet, the amount of sunlight, and hence heat, that is reflected back into space, and keeping the temperatures of the earth comfortable.

austhrutime.com...
edit on 20-12-2014 by hopenotfeariswhatweneed because: more info



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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You know, downtown Washington DC is located 29 miles from the upper most part of the Chesapeake Bay. Twice that distance to the Atlantic ocean.

It was also a swamp at one time before the city was built.

Wilmington, NC? It's a lot closer to the ocean. It's 8 miles from the Atlantic.

But guess what? It was built on wetlands.

Both areas (and some of the surrounding areas still today) naturally flood. Hence Swamp and Wetlands.

You'd think they would pick cities on the East coast a lot closer to the ocean and which normally would not have flooding.

Google Ocean Level Simulator and try it out for yourself. I had to raise sea levels over 8 meters before DC becomes flooded.



posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 09:18 PM
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originally posted by: rockpaperhammock

originally posted by: lostbook

originally posted by: jlafleur02

originally posted by: lostbook
I've come across some alarming news, ATS. According to a new study done by William Sweet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), cities like DC, Annapolis-MD, and Wilmington-N.C. have already passed the "tipping point" and even more cities will come on board by 2020 with coastal flooding 1-2' over sea level to be expected.



SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level rise-related “tipping point,” and into a new era of increasingly common and damaging coastal flooding events, a new study found.

Other cities along the East and Gulf Coasts are following close behind, with the majority of coastal areas in the U.S. expected to see 30 or more days of “nuisance-level flooding” each year by 2050, regardless of how significantly countries cut emissions of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, according to the study.


So, this article says that we are entering the era of "Nuisance Flooding" with flood waters 1'-2' above sea level. While 1-2 feet over sea level might not seem like such a big deal to some, it will affect some important sectors of infrastructure including: critical shoreline roads, military bases, airports and water-treatment facilities. Excess water/ flooding won't be good for crops either and it will leave a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. You want some Doom Porn? Well, here it is.....What says ATS?

mashable.com...

So DC is under water? I would think that would make the news.


I think the article is saying that because of higher water levels in the ocean, whenever it storms there will be flooding more often than not; more of this nuisance flooding. Also that there will be an increase in the frequency of this type of flooding.


That is exactly what I have noticed living on the coast myself...I literally can throw a baseball to hit water. When a storm happens here the waves are pushing further than usual and it has destroyed quite a few restaurants. Some of the locals I talk with say they have never seen the beach so minuscule before. The beach being smaller is due to erosion but the point is the waves are striking out further than normal. I suppose people can argue whatever the hell they want on why but its definitely happening my location.



Yup.

We humans are funny creatures though. We throw a fit if everything isn't like we remember it always being. I'm a bit of a geography junkie and really enjoy looking at canyons or the former paths of large rivers on Google Earth. From checking out those things, it becomes so clear that the coastlines and rivers are perpetually changing. Especially the easily eroded materials.

It's humans who try to build seawalls, and pave the floor of the Mississippi and force nature to never change. For our own convenience really. We really should develop better ways of living AROUND nature, not trying to force her to bend around us.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 11:43 AM
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How can you dispute math?
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