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Old 11-23-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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Because we live on the Florida coastline I just wondered your concern level

I read a review in NYTimes of new book by established/recognized author re the rising sea levels and future threat to coastal communities...

Jeff Goddell's "The Water Will Come" looks at the current state of rising coastal waters (Miami is one of the focus cities) and the data that suggests the melting ice caps will have much quicker, more drastic effect because of that speed than previously anticipated...
He has two other books about environmental concerns under his belt and a good reputation for quality research...
Just reading the review--not the book--made me want to put my house on the market..

Part of his analysis looks at the inability/resistance of mankind to assess and react timely to long-distance threats...
Which I think is a valid assessment and thus major concern...

I think I might buy my husband and two adult kids and their spouses copies for Christmas...
Although I doubt it would convince my SIL to relocate to DFW...
Maybe Waterworld was more prescient than we gave it credit for...
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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Hope it washes away all the rich people.
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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The rate of water level change is 7" per century, same as it has over the last thousand years. There was a rapid rate of increase following the end of the Ice Age 20,000 years ago. Lots of 'doom and gloom' by the same people who said the polar ice cap would disappear in 5 years (Al Gore 2008). Remember these folk make a lot of money peddling their 'woe is us' stuff.
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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'water level change is 7" per century'. So in the 33 years that I've been going to Siesta Beach, I should be noticing a 2.33" increase in water level?
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Ohio/Sarasota
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The rate of water level change is 7" per century, same as it has over the last thousand years. There was a rapid rate of increase following the end of the Ice Age 20,000 years ago. Lots of 'doom and gloom' by the same people who said the polar ice cap would disappear in 5 years (Al Gore 2008). Remember these folk make a lot of money peddling their 'woe is us' stuff.
According to those "doom and gloom" people at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration global sea level is actually increasing at 12.5" per century. Or maybe the "doom and gloom" people from NASA which has found a sea level increase of 3.3" in the past 25 years.
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:28 PM
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Location: ☀️ SFL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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loves2read, you said you live on the shoreline. I thought you might find this article interesting:
The Dome Home of Cape Romano, Florida | Sometimes Interesting
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:34 PM
 
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If it does happen, it will not happen in your lifetime, so no need to relocate, do not worry, you will not wake up sometime next year to water flooding into your home (unless there is a hurricane or something).

You seriously think you need to move soon?
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Ohio/Sarasota
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If it does happen, it will not happen in your lifetime, so no need to relocate, do not worry, you will not wake up sometime next year to water flooding into your home (unless there is a hurricane or something).

You seriously think you need to move soon?
I don't think that damage to property is imminent, but the effect on real estate prices could be.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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the earth changes, nothing new there - live your life while you have it - you won't be around in the next hundred years, and some of you may not be around in 20 or 30 years...


be happy, be thankful, and thank your God
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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According to those "doom and gloom" people at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration global sea level is actually increasing at 12.5" per century. Or maybe the "doom and gloom" people from NASA which has found a sea level increase of 3.3" in the past 25 years.
that was a short burp from the last El Nino.....it's back to normal now
...and yes, sea level rise is normal...."The rate of water level change is 7" per century, same as it has over the last thousand years."
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