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Old 07-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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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).

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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.


"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.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #2
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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
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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.
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Get back to me when the first 6 inches is registered.
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Yeah. I'm sure that graph is going to suddenly head down in the other direction.
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Move that map over to the most populated regions on Earth - China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, SE Asia... They will all be under water.
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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?
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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?"
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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 .....

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

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.
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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.
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.
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baja thinks AGW is just part of the plan by the reptilians.

I'm surprised he can function, given his propensity for absurd hallucinations.
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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.
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oh shyte - you might have to eat what you said about Al Gore.

If you survive the tsunami that wipes out the eastern seaboard...
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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.
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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.
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Interesting! Yet I live happily and voluntarily in a country you are afraid to come to.
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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.
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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! showing your ignorance again wagzy
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So much fer safe-n-sound...

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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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