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View Poll Results: Will Houston surpass Chicago as the 3rd largest city by 2020?
Yes 473 41.35%
No 671 58.65%
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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If the entire Greenland ice sheet melts only 2 or 3 of the top 20 global ports would remain, including Houston. I'm not saying Houstonians should hope for that, but the upside can't be ignored . . .
It isn't like cities aren't going to adapt. Netherlands is mostly below sea level, and Rotterdam (second biggest port on earth) is like 60 ft. below sea level.

When sea levels rise, coastal cities will have to spend megabillions in infrastructire, but they'll be fine.

Last edited by mjlo; 06-16-2017 at 12:28 PM.. Reason: You need to resist interjecting your intense feelings about politics into everything
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:00 AM
 
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Houston is 50+ feet above sea level. Houston will be dry long after Miami and New Orleans have completely disappeared under the ocean. In a sick sort of way, you could argue Houston would benefit from rising sea levels because it would wipe out a lot of competing port cities.
Houston is miles from the Coasts itself, I don't know who exactly would think sea level risings would significantly hurt Houston.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Houston is miles from the Coasts itself, I don't know who exactly would think sea level risings would significantly hurt Houston.
https://www.google.com/amp/www.houst...e-11181128.php

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/a...n-texas-coast/

As sea levels rise, where will all the people go? | Popular Science

Effect of Sea Level Rise and Groundwater Withdrawal on Seawater Intrusion in the Gulf Coast Aquifer: Implications for Agriculture
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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None of which applies to Houston itself; only those areas of the metro that are on the immediate shoreline (i.e. Galveston, the areas of the bay, etc).
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:26 PM
 
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Is Houston a coastal city?

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Yes, It is near Galveston Bay and it is a major port city.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:09 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Answer.com

Is Houston a coastal city?

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Yes, It is near Galveston Bay and it is a major port city.
Houston is indeed a coastal city, by virtue of proximity. Same goes for DC, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:27 PM
 
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Houston is indeed a coastal city, by virtue of proximity. Same goes for DC, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.
WOW, I know Philly posters in threads vs other cities on bodies of water. Especially if their core were (like vs. Chicago)-- and they need something to replace it with as a boast and excuse of not being on a ocean or large lake. They bring up being only a hour to the New Jersey Shore by expressway. But NEVER do they boast ----> they are a Coastal city. They also have a Large port and ship building facilities. They ARE a River city, but they never boast the Delaware river with access to the Chesapeake Bay to the ocean.

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Old 06-18-2017, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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None of which applies to Houston itself; only those areas of the metro that are on the immediate shoreline (i.e. Galveston, the areas of the bay, etc).
Yeah, I am certain mother nature will stop her actions at the city limits. In fact, the people in the metro area get what they deserve for staying. Climate change, sea level risings, etc. are science fiction.

Climate disaster maps shows Texas is clearly the most apocalyptic state in the nation - Houston Chronicle

Houston's Memorial Day Flood 2 years later

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...hange-disaster
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Houston is indeed a coastal city, by virtue of proximity. Same goes for DC, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.
I'd hardly put DC in the same boat as these three when it comes to being a coastal city.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: The Left Toast
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WOW, I know Philly posters in threads vs other cities on bodies of water. Especially if their core were (like vs. Chicago)-- and they need something to replace it with as a boast and excuse of not being on a ocean or large lake. They bring up being only a hour to the New Jersey Shore by expressway. But NEVER do they boast ----> they are a Coastal city. They also have a Large port and ship building facilities. They ARE a River city, but they never boast the Delaware river with access to the Chesapeake Bay to the ocean.
Oh My F****n Gd! Let Philly be mentioned in a thread about anything....& here you go!
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