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Old 08-23-2011, 10:35 PM
 
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I have heard and seen this discussed a lot, but for us outside the science community it can be confusing.

When I hear "18 inch" sea level rise, that doesn't sound like much.
Can somebody explain what exactly it correlates to?

As well, suppose the sea does rise, and it wipes out coastline (like the outer banks).
What would happen then to bodies of water such as the Long Island, Albemarle Sound, and Chesepeake Bay?
Would the Atlantic take over and would mainland NC turn into a new oceanfront community with waves and beaches, or would instead we just have a big mess with water meeting grass and no sand?
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Global warming is a conspiracy by landlocked states to bring the beaches closer to them.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Global warming is a conspiracy by landlocked states to bring the beaches closer to them.
I thought the Big One would take care of that, at least as far as California is concerned. Best to position yourself one step ahead of the mob, and purchase waterfront real estate in Nevada now!
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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Most Beachs North of the Chesapeake Bay go up 3-4 from High tide then the dune or seawall.
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