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Old 06-27-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis
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Its pretty much been established that rising sea levels are already baked in and irreversible even if we stopped producing greenhouse gasses today; and that the coasts will be profoundly affected. In particular, the Rolling Stone published an article recently writing off the city of Miami as a lost cause that will be gone by the end of the century:

Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Seems like other cities that I have heard mentioned that are particularly at risk include New York, New Orleans, and Charleston.

How will sea level rise affect your city?
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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Global warming is a massive scam. Earth's temps are flat since 1998. Don't be a tool to the multinational corporations making billions off of this.

Seriously, if global warming was real, we would be spending money building levees and water systems instead of subsidizing sports cars for millionaires and giving billions of dollars away to political cronies of those in power.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Global warming is a massive scam. Earth's temps are flat since 1998.
That's like saying evolutionary theory is a myth because humans haven't evolved in 5000 years.

1998 to 2013 is not nearly enough of a time span to make a statement on the validity of global warming.

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Old 06-27-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Portland is 100 miles inland, so when the other Pacific coast cities are underwater, we'll still be dry.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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That's like saying evolutionary theory is a myth because humans haven't evolved in 5000 years.

1998 to 2013 is not nearly enough of a time span to make a statement on the validity of global warming.
And neither were the short term "models" used by the conmen. Geologically your graph is a blip in time as well. The earth has certainly seen warmer periods pre-industrial age.

The reason the 1998 figure is significant is that the climate conmen said we had to make changes and buy their product or cede power to them or drastic things would happen and fast. Well the earth's temps are flat and have been so during a bulk of this decade and a half scam.

People need to wake up to the climate scam and stop being tools to mega-corporations looking to make another sleazy dollar or another shiester politician looking for more power.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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I'm sure there are other threads about whether global warming is real or not. Doubt we need another.

To the OPs point, it'll be interesting to see what sea level rises (should they occur) would do for areas like the Great Lakes region. Minnesota could become quite the desirable property.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: The South
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I won't have to drive as far to get to the beach, bring it on.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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People always bash on Downtown Los Angeles, but it's built miles away from the ocean. So in 300 years it'll be America's best downtown due to all other major downtowns being submerged underwater!
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Due ti isostatic rebound or glacial isostasy, most of our land would be rising faster than nay increasing sea level. If you're looking for land that was at sea level 10,000 years ago you have to go up about 500 ft in elevation.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Rising sea level will have a significant impact on Jersey City. Our whole downtown is built in a low-lying area about 8-15 feet above sea level. The 14-foot storm surge from Superstorm Sandy did a number on us, damaging waterfront walkways and buildings, forcing water up through the sewer system into the streets and basements, and flooding ground-level residences and businesses. If we sink lower (or the water rises higher), we'll have the same impacts during smaller storms.

My old hometown, Norfolk, is in trouble too:
Video: Rising tide | Watch Need To Know Online | PBS Video
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