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Posted By: Ribicon, 11/6/2019 12:56:41 PM

Sea level rise is set to challenge human civilization for centuries to come, even if internationally agreed climate goals are met and planet-warming emissions are then immediately eliminated, researchers have found. The lag time between rising global temperatures and the knock-on impact of coastal inundation means that the world will be dealing with ever-rising sea levels into the 2300s, regardless of prompt action to address the climate crisis, according to the new study. Even if governments meet their commitments from the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement, the first 15-year period of the deal will still result in enough emissions


Scare people away from seaside properties, buy on the cheap, sell high when this is revealed as yet another fraud. Smart.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: law428 11/6/2019 1:11:58 PM (No. 228427)
If sea levels rise it's because God wills it, not because mankind causes it!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Plex 11/6/2019 1:14:37 PM (No. 228430)
Seems to me there are 2 reasons for sea level rise. 1 expansion of water due to rising temps, 2, melting of land based ice. If the temps don't go up, neither happens. Temps are currently falling and if the solar cycle is as expected, temps will fall a lot more.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232 11/6/2019 1:16:45 PM (No. 228432)
Sea levels have been rising since the last ice age. And will continue to do so until the next ice age.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JediJerry 11/6/2019 1:20:24 PM (No. 228435)
Oh yeah! Just try to stop it. But this is all just imaginary speculation intended to create panic and fear among the masses of skulls full of mush. The lag time between thinking and acting means that stupid people are everywhere. If you can do something about it. Then go out now and do it today. I recommend ordering a couple of cubic yards of sand delivered to your driveway in a dump truck along with a pallet of sandbags you can order from Home Depot, and a shovel, and get busy.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 11/6/2019 1:24:06 PM (No. 228441)
OMG, lefties, what to do?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/6/2019 1:29:56 PM (No. 228451)
More fish to eat.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: paral04 11/6/2019 1:35:03 PM (No. 228459)
So it seems that the effect of oceans rising takes 300 years for its full effect. So, my question is, what happened in 1719 to get the ocean level as it is today?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: paral04 11/6/2019 1:37:21 PM (No. 228460)
This business of the oceans rising because of melting ice needs to be studied. If you fill a glass with ice to the brim and then let the ice melt, where is the water level. Have you ever seen the water overflow the glass under these circumstances? While pondering this, there is more ice under the oceans than above....
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 11/6/2019 1:37:40 PM (No. 228461)
Yes, it is because of the glaciers melting....we are in an Interglacial Period for the last 10,000 years, coming off of the last Ice Age which covered the northern hemisphere down to about 40 degrees latitude with an ice sheet that was up to several miles thick. As that has melted, the water has raised the ocean levels.....and they continue to go up at about 6 mm (1/4 inch) a year, as they have for centuries. The Guardian is an extreme leftist newspaper, always pumping communist propaganda, has been forever.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: viking diver 11/6/2019 1:47:59 PM (No. 228470)
But what most global warmest idiots don't understand is continental rebound, and the weight of sea ice causing the seas and oceans to be higher than it actually is. when Ice melts on large areas of land the land will actually rise up, and when sea ice melts the water levels will drop. Experiment one can do; fill a glass full of ice and then fill the glass with as much water without overflowing the glass. and let the ice melt and see what happens. (Climate change people will not like the results)
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 11/6/2019 1:49:00 PM (No. 228472)
Well, since humanity is going to be extinct in 11 years and 5 weeks, who is going to be around to care if the carpets in 0bama's east coast beachfront mansion, and AlGore's west coast beachfront mansion get a little wet in 2300?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JHHolliday 11/6/2019 1:57:48 PM (No. 228477)
I'll worry about this when I am 300 years old. The biggest danger to the US (and the rest of the world) would be the Democrat Party in control. A clear and present danger.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/6/2019 2:04:15 PM (No. 228482)
Water, when frozen, expands. Ice, when thawed, takes up less space than it did as ice. If you leave your filled water hose outside and it freezes, it will break open because the ice expands.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 11/6/2019 2:13:33 PM (No. 228488)
#10, water expands when it freezes by about 9%, so when it melts, it decreases in volume. So, yes, your points are exactly right. Rebound does raise the continents (they are floating on the molten core, so when the weight (miles thick ice weighs a LOT) is removed, they move upward like a boat with weigh taken out of it, but very very slowly. The continents have not fully rebounded from the Ice Age yet. And yes, the floating sea ice melting will lower or the ocean level. But all the LAND ICE melting (glaciers) does raise the oceans. Still some of that going on, but not huge amounts. So, slight ocean rising is happening. It would be catastrophic if water didn't expand when it freezes. Now ice floats, because it expands, decreasing its density, and by floating, protects the water from freezing under it. If ice sank, the surface liquid water would be exposed, and would freeze and soon the oceans would be frozen solid top to bottom. Very bad.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jimincalif 11/6/2019 2:26:45 PM (No. 228492)
I guess the Obamas better hurry up and dump their place on Martha's Vineyard.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: GO3 11/6/2019 2:32:24 PM (No. 228494)
Quick, someone call Malibu.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Strike3 11/6/2019 2:50:34 PM (No. 228510)
Wonderful! That means Pennsylvanians still have a shot at oceanfront property one day soon.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: HerbVA 11/6/2019 2:54:53 PM (No. 228515)
I don’t click on this rag; but inferring from the headline, why then bother with emissions controls?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: TJ54 11/6/2019 3:03:42 PM (No. 228523)
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Jennie C. 11/6/2019 3:05:20 PM (No. 228525)
How much have they risen already. None, you say? How about that.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 11/6/2019 3:32:36 PM (No. 228540)
As pointed out by others, the sea level has been rising at a pretty steady rate, undisturbed by our modern society. Now the Guardian seems to have discovered that truth but of course ignores the meaning behind it, that nothing is causing the sea levels to rise any faster bringing into doubt the Alarmists whole premise. But let's say the Alarmists have a point of concern but their proposed solution has NO EFFECT on the ocean level. Further, they have already conceded that their "solution" will have almost NO impact on the global temperatures, perhaps .1 degree. They want trillions of dollars and a major undermining of modern society to achieve ... nothing? The real point is that they want us to turn our money over to them and give them massive power over our lives and when it doesn't work, they can say "We told you it wouldn't work." . Anyone that signs on to this insanity has severe cognitive dysfunction.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bhkat 11/6/2019 4:27:14 PM (No. 228562)
Oh good. This means that we won't have to keep hearing about cutting emissions because it won't make any difference.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 11/6/2019 5:03:48 PM (No. 228583)
Garbage in, garbage out. This assertion is based on garbage data. Ignore.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: h24015 11/6/2019 5:12:45 PM (No. 228592)
Went to Myrtle Beach last month. Went in March. Went last year. Have been going almost every year for 55 years. I don't see any evidence of the sea being any higher. But, then again I'm not a climate scientist.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: mathman 11/6/2019 5:31:16 PM (No. 228607)
Sea level was once much higher. See Thor Heyerdahl, who found an abandoned port in India some 150 m above current sea level. This is just more eeking from the AGW crowd. The Maldives were expected to be underwater by now. Hasn't happened. The Port of New York is about the same as when the Dutch bought Manhattan. Except for the results of some dredging, that is. Who believes this stuff? Why is New Orleans still in business? Should have been completely underwater years ago. More nonsense from the left.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: udanja99 11/6/2019 5:35:31 PM (No. 228611)
I grew up on the Florida Gulf Coast and I still go back to my hometown to visit. The Gulf of Mexico hasn’t risen a millimeter as far as I can tell. If the eco-loons were correct, all of the barrier islands would be long gone. But they’re still there. The only thing that effects them some is hurricanes, which can move the sand around, but that’s it. I’ve heard from some of the “scientists” that the oceans will rise in some places but not in others. My question about that is - why doesn’t that happen in my kitchen sink?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/6/2019 5:42:07 PM (No. 228619)
I've got 3 life jackets and a boat in my driveway just in case ...
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 11/6/2019 6:19:03 PM (No. 228647)
Who are you going to believe #24, Greta and the Climate Whackos or your lying eyes? /s off LOL! In 55 years, depending on which one you believe,the water should have been up somewhere around 4 inches to 6 inches....but the fact that the tides run from 48 to 144 inches (or more) in various places, several times a day, pretty hard to notice a few inches in a lifetime.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: franq 11/6/2019 6:39:54 PM (No. 228658)
Who gives a hoot.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Island Life 11/6/2019 8:15:14 PM (No. 228723)
Unfortunately I know #13 is correct.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: 100percentTexan 11/6/2019 8:21:24 PM (No. 228726)
"This scenario, modeled by researchers..." They put the data they create in a computer model they created and get the result they desire. Garbage in garbage out.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: hershey 11/6/2019 9:04:27 PM (No. 228743)
Call me when Mt Everest is under water....until then, stuff it with all the other fake climate change bullpucky...
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