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Water levels rising, sea & land.

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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Just a quick thought crossed my mind when I saw my local news reporting that my reservoir is nearly 90% capacity (higher than normal) right now, with a grand total of 8 inches of snow all winter long. In-fact the reservoir is 12% higher than last year, and we had just feet upon feet of snow last year.


Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the nation and the main water supply for communities in eastern Massachusetts, was at 99.4 percent of capacity on Feb. 1, nearly 12 percent fuller than a year earlier.

www.masslive.com...

Then I saw this report, talking about an island called Kiribati. The government of that island is talking about having to move its entire population of 103,000 people to Fiji, because the water levels are rising.


Kiribati President Anote Tong told The Associated Press on Friday that his Cabinet this week endorsed a plan to buy nearly 6,000 acres on Fiji's main island, Viti Levu. He said the fertile land, being sold by a church group for about $9.6 million, could provide an insurance policy for Kiribati's entire population of 103,000, though he hopes it will never be necessary for everyone to leave.


worldnews.msnbc.msn.com...

I found this to be an odd coincidence, possibly related. Are the melting icecaps the reason for this? Is this the prelude to the ice-age that we're due for? Too many signs are pointing to a bad future for us.




posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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the ocean here is still in the same place. The water in the canal behind my house still ebbs & flows at the same pace and levels as always. Old water lines, barnacle & oyster high marks are all staying the same as they have since I've been looking at them for the past 20 years.
So..........if the sea level is rising it's taking a good long time doing it.

PS don't get all "Chicken Little" about the future, your sending out bad vibes



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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Over the past 6,000 years, sea level rise has been 2 millimeters per year or 8 inches every 100 years, very low. With the coming ice age, more water will convert to snow and ice and stay on land.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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I'm skeptical to believe we've been able to make accurate sea level measurements beyond maybe 200 years ago. Admittedly I have no clue how it's measured and tracked, but it seems a large task without technology.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:11 PM
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To get a better understanding of sealevel trends,I posted a link for you to play around with.

Some areas are increasing,some are decreasing.
Not due to the amount of water being released into the oceans,but due to the temperature of the water.
The warmer the water,the more it expands,thus the increase in depth,or height.
Also,many other factors come into play.

tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov...

Click on the different arrows to pull up the info.

K



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 10:20 PM
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Well one thing is for certain, the lakes are rising. Well at least up here on Ontario Lake. The opening image in the video is taken from the end of my fathers street. He lives 150 ft from that picture. The land all over that area has eroded by a lot over the last few years. His neighbors garage and property used to be where the lake is now 20yrs ago!!!

niagarafalls.wgrz.com...



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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The population of the island Kiribati may move to FIJI due to this



leaders of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati are considering moving its population to Fiji. Kiribati President Anote Tong and his government Cabinet have backed a plan to purchase close to 6,000 acres on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Rising sea levels blamed on global warming are threatening to cover the island.




* Only a few meters above sea level, rising seas have contaminated some of the country's freshwater supplies and crops, as well causing erosion and increased flooding.

news.yahoo.com...



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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I live on the water and would notice a sea level rise. There is none. However a lot of fresh water lakes appear to me that they are drying up.



posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by jrod
I live on the water and would notice a sea level rise. There is none. However a lot of fresh water lakes appear to me that they are drying up.


Not only drying up, but sometimes disappearing overnight.


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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 01:24 PM
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here on georgian bay off lake huron we are three feet or more below chart depth

I understand al gore just bought another sea side mansion,
maybe with his oscar money
aren't Oscars ar for acting


he doesn;t seem to worried
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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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Our ancestors saw the rising of the sea that rose more that 124 meters that's over 360 feet in a short time. When the ice caps melted in Canada it sent tsunamis of muck and ice cold water into the gulf and Atlantic. These cold waters disrupted the ocean currents and earth's natural climate. Millions of people died as well as animals, plants, islands and millions of miles of coastal areas where human like to live. This was within the last 10,000 years.

This wasn't too long ago. How vain of us to think that we are immune to such natural events. Only at the precipice of human extinction is when we change.

Earth is alive and growing, ever changing and adapting. History has proven that the earth periodically shifts its equilibrium and begins anew. We have been here many times before in the last 50,000 years. Its time.
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posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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Originally posted by Shadow Herder
Our ancestors saw the rising of the sea that rose more that 124 meters that's over 360 feet in a short time. When the ice caps melted in Canada it sent tsunamis of muck and ice cold water into the gulf and Atlantic. These cold waters disrupted the ocean currents and earth's natural climate. Millions of people died as well as animals, plants, islands and millions of miles of coastal areas where human like to live. This was within the last 10,000 years.

This wasn't too long ago. How vain of us to think that we are immune to such natural events. Only at the precipice of human extinction is when we change.

Earth is alive and growing, ever changing and adapting. History has proven that the earth periodically shifts its equilibrium and begins anew. We have been here many times before in the last 50,000 years. Its time.
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It will happen,sooner or later,the only difference is there are millions upon millions of people living on or close to the shores of the oceans.



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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Is the sea level rising or is the land sinking?

Post Glacial Rebound Effect



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by MrWendal
Is the sea level rising or is the land sinking?

Post Glacial Rebound Effect


Got it backwards.
Supposedly,with the melting of the glaciers off a land mass,the release of all that pressure will allow the crust to rise in that area.
The land will rise,not sink.


Post-glacial rebound (sometimes called continental rebound, glacial isostatic adjustment) is the rise of land masses that were depressed by the huge weight of ice sheets during the last glacial period, through a process known as isostasy. It affects northern Europe (especially Scotland, Fennoscandia and northern Denmark), Siberia, Canada, the Great Lakes of Canada and the United States, the coastal region of the US state of Maine, parts of Patagonia, and Antarctica.


en.wikipedia.org...



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