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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 10:49 AM
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A new way of thinking as sea levels rise
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A new way of thinking as sea levels rise

By Darryl Fears, Published: June 26

From his government office in Virginia Beach, Clay Bernick can see the future, and that future looks a rather lot like the movie Waterworld.

The sea level is rising in Virginia Beach and the entire area known as Hampton Roads because of the warming climate, and the area also happens to be sinking for other geological reasons.

Within 50 years, a big part of Virginia Beachs identity its beach could be lost if nothing is done, said Bernick, the citys environment and sustainability administrator. Large pieces of land could also be lost to the ocean in Norfolk within a few generations.

In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that, outside of greater New Orleans, Hampton Roads is at the greatest risk from sea-level rise for any area its size.


The WaPo kept prompting me to register to see the rest of the article, but I read it yesterday in the real newspaper. The mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is directly over a crater that is several million years old, so there is a geological aspect for the sinking of the land as well.

I seem to recall that I posted here about this many months ago.
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