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NASA Says Three Feet of Sea Level Rise Is Unavoidable

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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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In the beginning NASA said 3 feet by 2100 now they are saying this 3ft sea level rise could happen as soon as 10yrs from now. Low-lying areas like Bangladesh will suffer first followed by coastal areas second. The way I see it, there will be nowhere to run.



Ocean levels around the world have risen about three inches since 1992 thanks to warming temperatures owing to the burning of fossil fuels. Now, new NASA research shows sea levels will likely rise three feet in the coming decade, and it’s too late to do anything about it.

The findings are based on satellite data that looked at sea levels, the amount of heat that’s already stored in the oceans, and how much water is being added by melting ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctica.

“It’s pretty certain we are locked into at least three feet of sea-level rise, and probably more,” Steve Nerem, lead researcher on NASA’s Sea Level Change Team, said on a conference call Wednesday. “But we don’t know whether it will happen within a century or somewhat longer.”


Well ATS, here's your daily dose of Doom-Porn, served up hot and fresh. Ocean rise by 3ft in as litle as ten years? I wonder how that would change the landscape? The Oceans aren't the same everywhere so different areas will be affected differently right ATS? What say you?

news.yahoo.com...




posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 11:56 AM
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Maybe they are trying to get in the spotlight for more funding



I'm not expert but I think that a rise of 3 feet is a sh!tload of water and I'm not sure how to arctic/antarctic ice would do that much.
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: charolais

Sea level was about 125 meters (~410 feet) lower than it is now during the height of glaciation during the last glacial maximum, about 21,000 years ago. Lots of human prehistory lost in the subsequent melting.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:06 PM
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2.3 millimeters a year is what was mentioned in the same article. So how does 430 yrs for 1 meter equal 100yrs or as soon as a decade? NASA can't math
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: charolais
Maybe they are trying to get in the spotlight for more funding



I'm not expert but I think that a rise of 3 feet is a sh!tload of water and I'm not sure how to arctic/antarctic ice would do that much.


Yeah, I thought for sure it was a fake article.

If NASA has the balls to make such a statement, there is something else going on here. It actually is physically impossible for that to happen that quickly as I understand it.




posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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Everything I've looked at ... and every conversation with folks actually educated about the ecosystem and out there doing fieldwork, says basically the same thing.

Ice is melting... sea is rising (even accounting for variables), faster than we thought. The logistics are ...troubling.

That doesn't address the main problem, either... the algae that produces the oxygen we breath is dying due to CO2 absorption making the seawater more acidic.

It's a real problem, and with most in deep denial, it isn't likely to get fixed.

So... drink 'em while you got 'em.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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Reading that made me understand how Chinese citizens might feel reading their news when the government tells them that their economy is doing just fine.
IOW, a crock of manure.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:20 PM
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I see in the article that it is 20 years for the west coast.
Here is a tool that helps to show sea level rise in Cali.
cal-adapt.org...

I found it interesting.
I think it just shows for San Fransisco bay though.
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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The way I see it, there will be nowhere to run.


Except for anywhere that is 3 feet or more above sea level. Seriously, we will adapt (as the human race) and move on. We have survived more extreme environments and changes in the past and will do so again.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

I have my doubts (it is Yahoo), but one source paints a far more dour picture.

It mentions deglaciation, and in countries like Peru glaciers are invaluable and that is a far greater threat at the present as it provides clean water for drinking and irrigation. Soon enough we will see the greatest migration the world has ever seen and it will be us that will be migrating-and that's before the sea level rises.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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The plan to fight the Oregon fires is coming together nicely! A little slow, but it seems solid. They won't be worried about fires soon enough!

The Cali drought too, they will have all the water they can use! NASA is smart!
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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CNN has an article on it from Yesterday:


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It was less than two years ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its all-encompassing assessment on the current state of climate change research and made projections for the future climate of our planet.

According to the latest from NASA, however, the projections the panel made for a rise in global sea levels of 1 to 3 feet may already be outdated.

According to Steven Nerem of the University of Colorado, we are "locked into at least 3 feet of sea level rise, and probably more."


www.cnn.com...

It doesn't say 10 years, but does say that as part of a cycle the west coast will be catching up to the sea level rise fast.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:47 PM
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Can you or anyone provide the actual NASA link to the claim?

This maybe be a hype story and in 10 years when we only have less than a foot, I can foresee a lot of the naysayers use stories like this as 'proof' man made climate change is bogus.


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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Except for anywhere that is 3 feet or more above sea level. Seriously, we will adapt (as the human race) and move on. We have survived more extreme environments and changes in the past and will do so again.


Oh, you just stop it, what with your sound logic and all...



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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www.jpl.nasa.gov...

There ya go

Also this covers a few more stories about it:

www.nasa.gov...
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:56 PM
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I just saw a show on PBS last night about the NC coast line and how seas have risen over 30 feet over time....a lot of time. But long before the first automobile engine started up, or the first factory pumped out a belch of smoke, this was happening. It's very hard to fine information on that now, due to every article being about AGW and trying to frighten you into being deathly afraid of something we have no hope of controlling.

Yes it's warming, and if man is 100% responsible, (where in the past it still happened without us) then our option is to stop using fossil fuels. Until an alternative is produced, that won't be happening.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

By any chance, do you have a map of what the world would look like if the sea levels rose 3 feet?



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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Well if it's unavoidable, why are we trying to avoid it?



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 01:08 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Well if it's unavoidable, why are we trying to avoid it?


Because it is the only argument left for socialist totalitarianism since its economic premise has been utterly refuted.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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Probably more along the lines of preparation and prevention of a worst case scenario if possible.
I don't think it is avoidable, but maybe it can be slowed down from a runaway situation due to man's helping to speed up a natural process.



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