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NASA Says Three Feet of Sea Level Rise Is Unavoidable

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posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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Nice!
Er, I mean... EEEEEK! We're all gonna drown!

I set it at 60+ meters (which would mean melting all the ice on Earth) and noticed that beachfront property is still too far away from me.
There would still be a need for a Panama Canal, and Cuba would still exist.




posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 04:50 PM
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My hometown is still there at 3 feet (1 meter)
of sea level rise...in fact,
it does not disappear until between 13 and 20 meters worth of sea level rise.
The rest of the world doesn't seem to bad off at 3 feet either.


That made me feel better!



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

Where does your fresh water come from? Underground like Florida?



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Depends on where I am living.
If we are talking about my home town, most comes from rain water in cisterns,
and a large above ground reservoir way up high between two mountains.



Alaskans are crafty that way...lol

Where I am now, it is ground water from the middle of the continent.
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posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 05:04 PM
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Then you're good.
Carry on, but be prepared for refugees.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Yeah, I realize this.

I am not a climate change denier.
I see it changing every day and not the normal, climate always changes ways either.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Darkblade71

Then you're good.
Carry on, but be prepared for refugees.

It (the rate of melting) will have to speed up quite a bit to cause a refugee problem.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 05:14 PM
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Isn't that what the concern is?
That it is seeming to speed up at a rate they did not expect?
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posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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It (the rate of melting) will have to speed up quite a bit to cause a refugee problem.


Not really. Three feet is enough to displace a whole lot of people. Of course, there are other problems associated with a warming world.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 05:22 PM
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BTW, the source has edited the article.

An earlier version of this article misstated the time frame for how long scientists estimate it will take sea levels to rise three feet.

news.yahoo.com...



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 05:29 PM
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That was something I noticed early on about the article.
When you go and read JPL & NASA links, no where did it say 10 years, although it does say 20 years for the west coast and a dramatic change there.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: Darkblade71
a reply to: butcherguy

Isn't that what the concern is?
That it is seeming to speed up at a rate they did not expect?

Even IF it was climbing at a rate of one foot per year... and that would be a dramatic increase, you wouldn't see a refugee problem.
Edit: NASA is saying 3 feet in decades (84 years, actually) that's a lifetime.
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posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 06:14 PM
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That would all depend on what other things come with a rise in sea level.

Just kind of thinking about where I lived in Alaska, I can see troubles brewing with tides and changes to coastlines.

But then I lived in an extreme with tides.
The tide once got so high that it overtook a road on the bank and scared a bunch of people because no one was expecting it.
Add a foot to that and that entire area would be gone, houses and all down that block. Especially with a tide that rushes like it does through southeast AK.




NASA is saying 3 feet in decades (84 years, actually) that's a lifetime.


Do you have a link to that statement by NASA?
I would like to read it, as that is a part of the alarm bells that got rung in this thread, 10 years changing to 84 years is plenty of time to adjust for a lot of people.
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posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 07:29 PM
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Do you have a link to that statement by NASA? 

Phage posted it above.

The sea level rose almost 2 feet in the last 300 years. A lot of people died during that period.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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The sea level rose almost 2 feet in the last 300 years.

Source?



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 07:44 PM
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All I can find in the article on a timeline is this:



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 decades, and it’s too late to do anything about it.


So decades, but no set timeline.



The three-foot figure is at the high end of what the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted two years ago, when it estimated one to three feet of sea-level rise by 2100. Even if the high point of sea-level rise is still a century out, the effects of encroaching seas will be felt much sooner.

Low-lying areas such as Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, with a population of 14 million, could experience regular river floods within the next two decades. That would leave portions of the city completely inundated. For New Orleans, a city still picking up the pieces from Hurricane Katrina, NASA’s predictions raise concerns about whether projects to protect the city from future floods underestimate sea-level rise.


So in the coming 20 years, just two places out of many are mentioned that will have very bad problems with flooding with almost any more rise in sea level. It will be a tipping point that makes places unlivable unless they want a Venice lifestyle.
Maybe we should all invest in gondola manufacturing.




posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 07:46 PM
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It should be noted, as well, that an average 3 foot rise means that some places will see greater impacts than others. Contrary to "common sense" the sea is not on one level, nor is the rate at which it is rising the same everywhere.
www.climatecentral.org...



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: butcherguy




The sea level rose almost 2 feet in the last 300 years.

Source?


Accurate records have only been kept since 1880, so like the estimates of how much the sea level will rise in the next 85 years....
It is a guess.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 08:01 PM
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It is a guess.

Yours?



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 08:04 PM
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And now imagine:

the first ice-free Arctic summer

... in 30 years

How does that fit into the equasion? Just curious.




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