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I assert Climate Change is real. I am still on the fence as to whether humans are contributing in a significant way, but I do not deny that it is happening at all.
Climate change, and resultant sea level rise, are becoming impossible to ignore in South Florida, one of the world’s most vulnerable urban areas. This documentary by South Florida Public Media depicts very matter of factly the hard facts of sea level rise, from the point of view of those whose job it is to keep up with the changes, and clean up the ever messier effects.
According to a number of scientific critics, the scientific consensus represented by the IPCC is a very conservative consensus. IPCC's reports, they say, often underestimate the severity of global warming, in a way that may actually confuse policymakers (or worse). The IPCC, one scientific group charged last year, has a tendency to "err on the side of least drama." And now, in a new study just out in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, another group of researchers echoes that point.
If Greenland broke up and melted--or if half of Greenland, and half of west Antarctica broke up and melted, this is what would happend to the sea level in Florida...
originally posted by: AboveBoard
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
There are Billions of dollars tied into beach front real estate investments. Who stands to lose if it becomes fully accepted that these properties will erode away over time? It would be awesome if someone knew how to follow THAT money back to climate deniers.
Is there evidence of this that anyone knows of??
How's it possible that climate deniers have a stronghold in a swing state with well-protected Everglades and money-making beaches?
It has something to do with the Tea Party’s influence. Both Scott and Rubio rode the Tea Party wave to office in 2010. Billionaires Charles and David Koch have helped to fuel conservative activism in Florida, by spending millions over the years to establish elaborate political operations in the state. As a result, Florida has become something of a testing ground for anti-government campaigning from the Kochs’ primary group, Americans for Prosperity.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
No, see, this is a form of fear mongering and toying with people's emotions. There is zero--ZERO--proof that what he is using as an example will happen...he's playing in hypotheticals and presenting them in a factual manner. Actually, Antarctica is gaining land ice and sea ice. And while Greenland is losing ice, Northeastern Canada has been seeing dramatic increases in ice accumulation, offsetting the loss of Greenland.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
So since China is the main problem the US shouldn't fo anything about it?
We can't control China, we have made attempts but that is about all we can do.