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Rohirrim 07-21-2013 10:44 AM

It's Getting Real, Folks
 
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/messa...ise-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 11:16 AM

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 11:37 AM

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 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Rohirrim (Post 3879851)
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 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by baja (Post 3879859)
Get back to me when the first 6 inches is registered.

What's your phone number?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...8US_EPA%29.png

baja 07-21-2013 12:12 PM

Starting today

Rohirrim 07-21-2013 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by baja (Post 3879868)
Starting today

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

Rohirrim 07-21-2013 12:17 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 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Rohirrim (Post 3879872)
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 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Fedaykin (Post 3879874)
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 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Rohirrim (Post 3879847)
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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 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Rohirrim (Post 3879871)
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 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by baja (Post 3879882)
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/...61P15H20100226

W*GS 07-21-2013 01:32 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 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by W*GS (Post 3879886)
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 02:58 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 03:20 PM

Sweet...beach front property in colorado!

W*GS 07-21-2013 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by baja (Post 3879901)
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 dillwad.

orinjkrush 07-21-2013 03:30 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 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by W*GS (Post 3879923)
You're just another scaredy-cat balls-less dillwad.

Go on. . . Hilarious!

baja 07-21-2013 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by W*GS (Post 3879923)
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 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by baja (Post 3879935)
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 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by W*GS (Post 3879938)
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 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by baja (Post 3879943)
Desert! LOL showing your ignorance again wagzy

So much fer safe-n-sound...

http://www.sott.net/image/image/s5/1...icane_paul.jpg

baja 07-21-2013 04:26 PM

I have been here 25 years and we have had 3 hurricanes in the time span.


When is that picture from 2004?


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