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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.edit on 11-3-2012 by Shadow Herder because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MrWendal
Is the sea level rising or is the land sinking?
Post Glacial Rebound Effect
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.