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Old 06-26-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre,Pa
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A Reuters headline said, Oceans to Fall,Not Rise Over Millions of Years. Depite all the propaganda to the contrary, the long-term,over eons,geological sea change will be downward. according to a study published in the journal Science, tectonic shifts in the earths crust continue to drop much of the sea floor. Since the days of the dinosaurs 80 million years ago, sea levels have fallen by about 560 feet. Said Dietmar Muller, the studys lead author. If we humans still exist in 10,20 or 50 million years, irrespective of how ice caps are waxing and waning, the long term, is that sea level will drop. not rise.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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And that affects us how?
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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And that affects us how?
It's the chaos affect. I fart, here in Socal, and it becomes a typhoon in Malaysia! Chaos affect. My methane will contribute to the green house affect and thus the lowering of the sea level 1 million years later.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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Thank you for not farting! LMAO!
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Jax
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And that affects us how?
My current barely-above-sea-level home (Florida) will soon be a mountain retreat....kewl ! I'm teasing .

We are losing shoreline all over the peninsula, so we see the ocean coming in towards us....so I wonder how this fits into the sea level falling theory?
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: mid atlantic
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thats partly erosion.....Here on the Marylands Eastern Shore we also have erosion and land subsidence....the land lowers or sinks, partly because we pump the water our from under us (wells)
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: America
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My current barely-above-sea-level home (Florida) will soon be a mountain retreat....kewl ! I'm teasing .

We are losing shoreline all over the peninsula, so we see the ocean coming in towards us....so I wonder how this fits into the sea level falling theory?
I can't speak for where you are but South Florida isn't losing shore line because of magical tectonic plates. It is because of jetties, they do not allow for the natural deposit of sand sediment from further north. From what I remember it works like this. The flow of water naturally caries sand into the ocean. The flow of the current down the coast deposits sand sediments along the beach shore line. But when they build those ridiculous jetties and other man made structures, it disrupts this natural flow.


They need to outlaw that crap. We had to study this in a geology class I took back in my university days. We humans are our own worst enemies.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: mid atlantic
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That makes sense....here they are in the process of passing a law that makes hard shorlines (rip rap and jetties) a thing of the past....only "living" shoreline improvements will be allowed....im sure there may be exceptions in difficult areas or industrial shorelines.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Jax
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I can't speak for where you are but South Florida isn't losing shore line because of magical tectonic plates. It is because of jetties, they do not allow for the natural deposit of sand sediment from further north. From what I remember it works like this. The flow of water naturally caries sand into the ocean. The flow of the current down the coast deposits sand sediments along the beach shore line. But when they build those ridiculous jetties and other man made structures, it disrupts this natural flow.


They need to outlaw that crap. We had to study this in a geology class I took back in my university days. We humans are our own worst enemies.
Right, same here (for us, it's seawalls mostly). There's a natural change in the shoreline that nature would do (sort of a natural erosion and renourishment), but the human interference prevents the positive effects (the renourishment aspect, if you will).

So it's hard for us to imagine the oceans falling, because here, the ocean keeps coming inland, or coming "up" as we lose shoreline.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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This makes sense, because around here the sea level has not changed one bit. I set a glass rod out in the rock at low tide, cemented it and have been watching it since 1990. The level of the ocean has not changed one bit. The funny thing is that mangrove has been growing around it and may completely cover the marker in another decade or so. No big deal because I may not still be here then.
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