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The latest Report
from the U.S. Geological Survey paints a cautionary tale for the East Coast. According to the report, rates of sea level rise are augmenting three-to-four times faster along the East Coast than they are globally. Increasing rates of sea level rise on the East Coast could spell disaster for major cities along the Atlantic coast, including cities such New York and Boston, the report warns.
The report says that sea-level rise from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts (a 600-mile expanse of coastal zone called the “hotspot” by scientists) has grown 2-3.7 millimeters per year since 1990. For comparison, scientists say that the global growth rate over the same time frame was 0.6 -1.0 millimeter per year.
The report warns that if global temperatures continue to increase, rates of sea level rise along the East Coast are likely to continue growing. Scientists say this prediction is based on data and analyses that are detailed in the report.
Originally posted by AlchemicalMonocular
I read a report that warns that if global temperatures may decrease with rates of sea level lowering along the East Coast are likely to continue. Scientists say this prediction is based on data and analyses that are detailed in that report.
It's all BS depending on who you want to believe.
Originally posted by Ookie
I have been looking at google Earth the last few days and really noticing the old shoreline in SC. It is plainly obvious that the ocean used to be 250 ft higher than today and it wasn't too long ago. If it was millions of years ago there would be more relief, more valleys. The area is sand and that is not resistant to erosion. It can be that high again.
At least it will if I can find some cargo planes so I can cover Antarctica with soot. That will melt it and raise the ocean to proper levels.