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Sea level rise quickens more than thought in threat to coasts

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posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 12:05 AM
a reply to: Bilk22

Hilarious or what ?

One article states the levels have risen faster, the other states the levels haven't risen as much.

So I guess in a nutshell - the ocean levels "have risen faster than we thought, but a full one inch less than we thought".

The news article that emphasises the faster sea level rise but forgets to mention the lower level of rise gets my vote... cause I love me some good ol' fashioned hyperbolic doom porn with my coffee.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 08:04 AM

originally posted by: CranialSponge
a reply to: lostbook

Oh and FYI:

- The margin of error for satellite global mean sea level is 3-4mm as stated from the NOAA.

- The margin of error for global mean temperatures is 2 degrees centigrade as stated from the IPCC.

So take from that what you will.

Thanks. I appreciate your input.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 11:30 AM
a reply to: lostbook
I'm tired from running around screaming with my hands waving wildly above my head everytime someone claims they got it right now. How many times are they going to be corrected/shown to be false, before people stop caring?

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 11:46 AM
a reply to: lostbook

Even if they're accurate, that means in the year 2315 the sea level will be about 3 feet higher than today.

It would be like the Pilgrims worrying about what was going to happen to us in 2015.

If we can't adjust to sea levels being 3 feet higher over the next 300 years the human race deserves to die off.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 11:52 AM
In the last two decades I've watched my beaches wither away rather extensively - I can see the difference; whether people want to acknowledge it or not.

This is just an observation on the actual coastline; I won't even get into the changes I've seen in weather.

posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 12:01 PM
I moved to the Latinoamerica a few years back, and have been living less than a fourth of a kilometer away from the ocean ever since. Tsunamis are the only threat here, and the water has risen the usual increment- less then a centimeter. I'd gladly commit some measuring here and then at the beach, but the increments as so small, that the difference would probably not settle much. If what others have stated (South Pacific areas being affected more then other places) was true, I would've noticed a difference.

posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 05:15 AM
a reply to: Mandroid7

There seems to be a problem for sure in South East Asia with sea levels rising.

It may be the case that levels do not rise equally on all places on the Earth.

posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 05:22 AM
a reply to: pheonix358

pheonix358:"Look, anyone living near the beach knows this is a crock of dog poo. Climate changes. It always has and it always will."

I guess the Greenland ice sheet is not really melting.

And the new shipping routes through the arctic north, opened up by meting ice is just an imagination..

posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 05:28 AM

originally posted by: lostbook
I don't think the rise is uniform all around the planet. I was in Martha's Vineyard last summer and I heard from some of the locals how water levels were increasing but in increments.

We have that here in the Cook Inlet of Alaska. The water level shoots up 30 feet in about 11 hours' time... we call it "tide."

Funny thing, coastal engineering in Alaska still uses the same difference between high and low tide as was used by coastal engineers 50 years ago... but the scientists at the USGS change the datum every 20 years or so. If you apply the datum conversion factors, however, High Mean Water and Low Mean Water elevations haven't changed at all.

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