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Postby Ghen » Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:25 pm

Truely, I've seen some CG pictures of what my state (Delaware) would look like with global flooding due to ice cap melting.. Meh, we won't lose much. Maybe 2% of the state. The same part that could be devastated by tsunami or hurricane driven sea waters.
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Postby Roach412 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:01 pm

do you know where you found those images? i'd be curious about my area...

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Postby Ghen » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:02 am

Nah, my local newspaper had 'em. they're gone now.
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Postby Pette Broad » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:34 am

Roach412 wrote:do you know where you found those images? i'd be curious about my area...

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You might find these world wide and very detailed maps are what you are looking for. You can adjust the level rise yourself.

http://flood.firetree.net/

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Postby Roach412 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:44 am

bummer...according to those maps the great lakes are unaffected by any rise in sea-levels.

i'm actually surprised how little a 30+ft increase in sea level impacts a large portion of the coastline...

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Postby Pette Broad » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:38 pm

Roach412 wrote:bummer...according to those maps the great lakes are unaffected by any rise in sea-levels.

i'm actually surprised how little a 30+ft increase in sea level impacts a large portion of the coastline...

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I think all the Great Lakes are at least 50 feet above sea level.

Yes, much of the coastline remains pretty much the same but Some counties will be badly hit by a 30 foot rise, take a look at The Netherlands and The East of England. Florida turns into a giant swamp and the Gulf of Mexico pushes several miles inland. I've read several scientists opinions on just how high (in feet) the water could rise if all the polar ice melted. The lowest estimate is 100 and the highest is 300 but most predict 150-180. In my lifetime even if Global warming accelerates I don't expect to see more than a foot rise but I do expect many more catastrophic weather events.

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Postby tedybear » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:07 pm

Didn't the UN report state the most even under 'worst case' would be only about 20 inches?

Given the global temp has only risen 0.5 degrees over the last 100 years? And considering in 1974ish range the scientists all where crying about global cooling-- Should we take anything they say serious?

With considerations also that 'mans' impact globally is only 5%, and natures impact is 95%.. I find all the hubbub pretty well just designed to line peoples pockets (aka.. Al Gore and his ownership in a carbon credit company) and getting peoples undies in a bunch for the panic factor.

This planet of ours has been around for quite some time, and it will still be around long after we are gone. We'll just have to adapt to changes in climate as we've always managed to do. But I just can't buy into all the panic propaganda we've been spoon fed for so long.

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Postby CivilDissent » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:01 am

In my lifetime even if Global warming accelerates I don't expect to see more than a foot rise but I do expect many more catastrophic weather events.


This is a key point as it will give us plenty of time to adjust.
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Postby Roach412 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:33 pm

CivilDissent wrote:
In my lifetime even if Global warming accelerates I don't expect to see more than a foot rise but I do expect many more catastrophic weather events.


This is a key point as it will give us plenty of time to adjust.


like dig a big hole in the sahara...?

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Postby Pette Broad » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:36 am

CivilDissent wrote:
In my lifetime even if Global warming accelerates I don't expect to see more than a foot rise but I do expect many more catastrophic weather events.


This is a key point as it will give us plenty of time to adjust.


This is the main problem, the time factor. If we knew it was going to rise an inch a year then it would be a lot easier to make plans and take some painful decisions. Because the rise is something less than a millimeter a year its a lot easier to do nothing as #1, the rise may stop or reverse and #2, we can pass the problem on to the next generation or the one after that, etc. If the current trend of sea level rises continues and accelerates then its going to be maybe 100 years before the situation becomes critical but before that we have the even bigger problem called population pressure. Jeez, I'm glad I won't be around when that comes to a head.

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