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Washington Tribe Confronts Climate Change, Sea Level Rise
In the Northwest, sea-level rise is forcing a Native American tribe to consider abandoning lands it has inhabited for thousands of years.
The Quinault Indian Nation, whose small village lies at the mouth of the Quinault River on the outer coast of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, now relies on a 2,000-foot-long sea wall to protect it from the encroaching Pacific Ocean.
“The ocean breached into his back yard and took out his smokehouse,” Sharp said. “Shortly after I talked to him, we lost power. So in the midst of trying to draft an emergency declaration the power went out.”
About five years ago the Anderson Glacier, which contributed cool water to the Quinault River at critical times of year, disappeared for good. It had been receding since locals began photographing it, but Fawn Sharp still remembers the day when she saw that it was completely gone.
But without the glacier, the Quinault River was lower than ever before recorded, so low that while walking through a newly exposed stretch of river bed, one tribal member accidentally stubbed his toe on what turned out to be a mastodon jaw that may have been submerged since the last ice age.
Of the 700 people that live in the Quinault village of Taholah, almost half are directly dependent on salmon fishing.
The warm ocean waters and dry summer made for a confusing and hostile environment for salmon, which rely on cool river flows to find their way home to spawning grounds above Lake Quinault. Normally at this time of year with the chinook and coho running, the Quinault seafood plant processes 70,000 pounds of salmon per day. But Underwood said tribal fishers were catching half of that this season. The tribe decided to stop fishing to help more salmon live long enough to spawn.
originally posted by: Robotswilltakeover
I think it's quite funny that most people on this site are convinced 9-11 was an inside job, yet they believe the Main-Stream-Media about global warming religiously without doing their own research.
But. . . . . . . . .
"97% of scientists"
! ! ! ! ! ! !
Go research how they got that percentage.
No real scientist believes that man-made climate-change is a threat.
It's all about money and power.
originally posted by: Robotswilltakeover
NASA is finally admitting that the Antarctic is overall gaining ice. Greenland is also gaining ice. Most of the world's glaciers are growing, and for anyone who likes to ski the season is beginning early this year. Everywhere that was once covered in glaciers is beginning to become colder. Expect this to be the most brutal winter the world has ever seen, but of course the "man-made climate-change" believers will say things like, "Oh, but some places get colder." Is it just a coincidence that the "places getting colder" are the exact same places that were covered in glaciers thousands of years ago?
The theory of AGW is officially dead. Dress warm.
originally posted by: murphy22
Give it a couple thousand years before you panic. I'd bet them "natives" couldn't prove the "sea" wasn't that high before. If thier great, great, great,...great, great, great, great, great grand parents were alive. They'd smack them every which way, but side ways, for being a bunch of cowards. Heck! You can find clamshells and sea dollars at the base of the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. You can find sea shells in Colorado. It has happened before. It'll happen again, even after you globalist panic. Just because your "educated". Don't let your lack of k.knowledge frighten you. Buy a boat, or make one. You'll live.
October 2015 +0.98°C / +1.76°F
Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals1 show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities. In addition, most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. The following is a partial list of these organizations, along with links to their published statements and a selection of related resources.
originally posted by: Greven
a reply to: Robotswilltakeover
I rather doubt this prediction made by heavily right-wing websites will be borne out.
I also rather doubt your impeachment prediction based on your past misrepresentations and exaggerations in other threads.