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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:13 PM

Sea Levels Are Surging at Faster and Faster Rates as Antarctica and Greenland Melt, Satellite Data..

Source: Newsweek

Sea Levels Are Surging at Faster and Faster Rates as Antarctica and Greenland Melt, Satellite Data Reveals

Sea levels aren’t just steadily rising—they’re accelerating, according to a new assessment based on 25 years of satellite data. The findings, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, confirm what climate projections have already told us. The results reveal that sea level rise has been accelerating for the past 25 years, rather than steadily rising the same amount each year.

Assuming the acceleration rate stays the same, which the lead author said is unlikely, sea levels will surge 26 inches by 2100 from climate change alone.
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These so-called eyes on the Earth revealed that sea level rise is not steadily rising at 0.1 inch every year, but rather, that increase is increasing, itself—by 0.003 inches each year. Though these numbers sound small, tiny increases across the globe over several decades can result in devastating consequences from sea level rise on coastal cities alone. Storm surges and salt water intrusion into aquifers where some communities get their drinking water are just two examples.

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/sea-level-rise-has-rapidly-accelerated-1992-melting-ice-and-its-not-803326



Good thing the Hillary Clinton administration is on this. Wait, no it isn't because Russian bots affected just enough people to not feel good about her as a candidate.

Hope you like drinking salt water and letting your relatives who live on the coast to move in with you in the coming decades. And the wars that'll be fought over it because this issue isn't going away, it's getting closer and closer, timewise.

Dammit!

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Reply Sea Levels Are Surging at Faster and Faster Rates as Antarctica and Greenland Melt, Satellite Data.. (Original post)
ffr Feb 2018 OP
Bleacher Creature Feb 2018 #1
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2018 #2
Quemado Feb 2018 #3
SCVDem Feb 2018 #4
Ilsa Feb 2018 #8
SCVDem Feb 2018 #9
Ilsa Feb 2018 #17
Jedi Guy Feb 2018 #5
Delphinus Feb 2018 #10
Jedi Guy Feb 2018 #12
yuiyoshida Feb 2018 #14
Jedi Guy Feb 2018 #15
yuiyoshida Feb 2018 #16
hatrack Feb 2018 #6
StevieM Feb 2018 #7
FakeNoose Feb 2018 #11
StevieM Feb 2018 #13

Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:15 PM

1. This really calls into question the intelligence of a lot of Florida voters.

I'll have no sympathy when Mar-a-lago is uninsurable, which may not be that long, and eventually under water.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:28 PM

2. Some folks just couldn't trust her, so this is where we end up

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:34 PM

3. Rick Steves talking about Florida on NPR this past Saturday.

His guest mentioned climate change impacts in Florida. The guest said that the recent hurricane hasn't deterred people from moving to Florida.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:41 PM

4. I'm 62

At this stage of life under dump, I find myself wondering how to get a killer dose of Fentynal rather that looking forward to a work till death situation. I don't even feel safe as a Marine Corps veteran.

I will not push a shopping cart down the street and sleep under bridges!

I will die with dignity!

Thanks Trumpass! Fuck you!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:01 PM

8. My 77 year old retired, military dependent

Mother-in-law said to give you a heart!

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:24 PM

9. I thank her very much!

I rent a room from a 70 yo woman with bone cancer and weekly chemo.

Her father liked me for taking care of his daughter.

He passed a week before hitting 100.

There oughta be a law!

Semper Fi !

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:50 AM

17. Oh dear. I hope the chemo works for her.

Yeah, the fentanyl might be necessary for all of us. Bless you for keeping an eye on her. I'm a nurse, and I know that looking after someone sick is not an easy calling for just anyone.

Go Army! Fuck Trump!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:46 PM

5. The Republicans will hand-wave this away as more Chinese conspiracies to damage our economy.

Trump will carry on doing his level best (worst?) to prop up the coal industry, rather than advocate for re-training programs for workers in that industry.

But wait, there's more! Quite apart from the rise in sea levels, rising temperatures and other changes will harm phytoplankton populations, which aren't important at all. They only produce most of our oxygen, and who needs oxygen?

The canned air we saw in Spaceballs seems eerily prescient, doesn't it? Beavis and Butthead are probably already working on expanding the family "business" empire...

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:28 PM

10. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:35 PM

12. Thanks, glad to be here!

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:21 PM

14. welcome to DU!!

DUへようこそ! いっらしゃいませ!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:13 PM

15. Thank you! Very glad to be here.

Most of my relatives are conservative to one degree or another. I'm the only one in the family who isn't, so it's nice to be in a stress-free place with like-minded people.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:06 PM

16. Yes I agree

totally! どうぞよろしくお願いします! がんばってね!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:46 PM

6. Gosh, if only someone had informed us that this was possible!

Oh, wait . . .

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:00 PM

7. James Comey had a much bigger impact on the election than the Russians did IMO.

Obama should have fired him. Not doing so was the second biggest mistake Obama ever made as president.

His biggest mistake was hiring him in the first place.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:34 PM

11. I suspect Fox News did more damage than Comey and Putin combined



Just sayin'

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:17 PM

13. I see your point but I believe the evidence indicates that we could have taken Fox News and Putin.

Comey was just too much, especially since he interfered so many times, always based on lies.

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