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Rohirrim
07-21-2013, 11:44 AM
The last time concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide were as high as they are today, big chunks of the seemingly stable East Antarctic ice sheet melted and helped raise global sea levels more than 65 feet higher than they are now, a new study suggests.

Scientists have long known that seas were higher during the Pliocene, a geological epoch that ran from 5.3 million to 2.6 million years ago. At the time, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were similar to today's 400 parts per million (ppm).
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/message-mud-east-antarctic-meltdown-could-cause-massive-sea-rise-6C10687020

65 feet! That would be a human cataclysm beyond imagination. Florida? Gone. Manhattan? Gone. West Coast? Adios. Bangladesh, home to 150 million people? Gone.


"Overall, it was a warmer climate than today, but similar to what we expect to reach by the end of this century," Carys Cook, a graduate student at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London and the study's lead author, told NBC News in an email.

Rohirrim
07-21-2013, 12:16 PM
Amazing to look at this map and imagine what the U.S. looks like if the sea rises to the 65' mark. (that would be at approx. 20 meters) http://www.globalwarmingart.com/wiki/Special:SeaLevel

razorwire77
07-21-2013, 12:37 PM
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your Prozac and
Fret for your assault riffles and
Fret for your I-Phone

baja
07-21-2013, 12:42 PM
Amazing to look at this map and imagine what the U.S. looks like if the sea rises to the 65' mark. (that would be at approx. 20 meters) http://www.globalwarmingart.com/wiki/Special:SeaLevel

Get back to me when the first 6 inches is registered.

Fedaykin
07-21-2013, 12:49 PM
Get back to me when the first 6 inches is registered.

What's your phone number?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5e/Trends_in_global_average_absolute_sea_level%2C_187 0-2008_%28US_EPA%29.png/500px-Trends_in_global_average_absolute_sea_level%2C_187 0-2008_%28US_EPA%29.png

baja
07-21-2013, 01:12 PM
Starting today

Rohirrim
07-21-2013, 01:15 PM
Starting today

Yeah. I'm sure that graph is going to suddenly head down in the other direction. ;D

Rohirrim
07-21-2013, 01:17 PM
Move that map over to the most populated regions on Earth - China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, SE Asia... They will all be under water.

Fedaykin
07-21-2013, 01:28 PM
Move that map over to the most populated regions on Earth - China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, SE Asia... They will all be under water.

Maybe that's the strategy for dealing with a resurgent eastern world?

Rohirrim
07-21-2013, 01:31 PM
Maybe that's the strategy for dealing with a resurgent eastern world?

You'd think the Chinese would take one look at that map and say, "Hey. Maybe we should stop burning all this coal?"

Pony Boy
07-21-2013, 01:33 PM
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65 feet! That would be a human cataclysm beyond imagination. Florida? Gone. Manhattan? Gone. West Coast? Adios. Bangladesh, home to 150 million people? Gone.

Yep, it's getting real .....

baja
07-21-2013, 02:01 PM
Yeah. I'm sure that graph is going to suddenly head down in the other direction. ;D


I'm just going by your post that claims the 400 PPM? is the kick off for the big melt, so if you will let me know when the first six inches are flooded l will start to look for the new beach front properties at the 65 foot mark and buy them. ;D

Rohirrim
07-21-2013, 02:20 PM
I'm just going by your post that claims the 400 PPM? is the kick off for the big melt, so if you will let me know when the first six inches are flooded l will start to look for the new beach front properties at the 65 foot mark and buy them. ;D

Well, keep your eyes open. It could happen quicker than we think.

An iceberg the size of Luxembourg has broken off from a glacier in Antarctica after being rammed by another giant iceberg, scientists said on Friday, in an event that could affect ocean circulation patterns.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/02/26/us-antarctica-iceberg-idUSTRE61P15H20100226

W*GS
07-21-2013, 02:32 PM
baja thinks AGW is just part of the plan by the reptilians.

I'm surprised he can function, given his propensity for absurd hallucinations.

baja
07-21-2013, 03:19 PM
baja thinks AGW is just part of the plan by the reptilians.

I'm surprised he can function, given his propensity for absurd hallucinations.


You don't know what I think, you don't have the capacity to know what I think.

mhgaffney
07-21-2013, 03:58 PM
oh shyte - you might have to eat what you said about Al Gore.

If you survive the tsunami that wipes out the eastern seaboard...

bronco militia
07-21-2013, 04:20 PM
Sweet...beach front property in colorado!

W*GS
07-21-2013, 04:25 PM
You don't know what I think, you don't have the capacity to know what I think.

You're just another scaredy-cat balls-less dickwad.

orinjkrush
07-21-2013, 04:30 PM
1 inch in 10 years? and we're worried about 65 feet? 7800 years from now (assuming linearity)?

we'll be through two ice ages by then.

but it is a curiosity to watch.

Requiem
07-21-2013, 04:36 PM
You're just another scaredy-cat balls-less dillwad.

Go on. . . Hilarious!

baja
07-21-2013, 04:45 PM
You're just another scaredy-cat balls-less dillwad.

Interesting! Yet I live happily and voluntarily in a country you are afraid to come to.

W*GS
07-21-2013, 04:47 PM
Interesting! Yet I live happily and voluntarily in a country you are afraid to come to.

Only because you ran away from the US, and are living in der bajaBunker in der desert. You'll probably pass unnoticed until some archeologist finds a mummy.

baja
07-21-2013, 05:06 PM
Only because you ran away from the US, and are living in der bajaBunker in der desert. You'll probably pass unnoticed until some archeologist finds a mummy.

Desert! LOL showing your ignorance again wagzy

W*GS
07-21-2013, 05:22 PM
Desert! LOL showing your ignorance again wagzy

So much fer safe-n-sound...

http://www.sott.net/image/image/s5/117792/full/hurricane_paul.jpg

baja
07-21-2013, 05:26 PM
I have been here 25 years and we have had 3 hurricanes in the time span.


When is that picture from 2004?

baja
07-21-2013, 05:27 PM
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo/two_epac.gif

Today

Rohirrim
07-21-2013, 05:29 PM
1 inch in 10 years? and we're worried about 65 feet? 7800 years from now (assuming linearity)?

we'll be through two ice ages by then.

but it is a curiosity to watch.

What scientists are worried about is the loss of ice shelves, especially in Antarctica. They hold back massive glaciers. If the ice shelves were to break up and/or melt, those glaciers start moving toward the ocean. 90% of the world's ice rests on the Antarctic continent. If it went into the sea, the estimates are that sea level would rise 200 feet. That's unlikely to happen. But if the ice shelves are gone by the end of this century and those glaciers start dumping into the sea, the time line moves up considerably. Who knows?

W*GS
07-21-2013, 05:30 PM
I have been here 25 years and we have had 3 hurricanes in the time span.

We've had none going back thousands of years.

baja
07-21-2013, 05:32 PM
We've had none going back thousands of years.

No you just have forest fires, tornados, earthquakes, mudslides, drive by shootings, home invasions and mass murder in your high schools but other that that you good!

baja
07-21-2013, 05:36 PM
Besides Hurricanes are fun when you are set up for them. I was in one in 1993 we got over 40 inches of rain in less that 24 hours and suffered no damage or inconvenience what so ever.

W*GS
07-21-2013, 05:45 PM
No you just have forest fires, tornados, earthquakes, mudslides, drive by shootings, home invasions and mass murder in your high schools but other that that you good!

The changing of the seasons makes you shyte yourself, so that's why you ran off to your wee little hidey-hole.

baja
07-21-2013, 05:59 PM
The changing of the seasons makes you shyte yourself, so that's why you ran off to your wee little hidey-hole.

How did you Know!!

Falling leaves freak me out.