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(NPR)   Even by the most conservative estimates, rising sea levels will wipe Miami off the map by the end of the century, and there is nothing that can be done about it except live in denial. Well, good   (npr.org) divider line 45
    More: Scary, sea-level rise, Miami, Saigon, denials, Watergate, Swiss cheese, pump station, South Florida metropolitan area  
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2013-06-24 11:56:18 AM
18 votes:
I guess Miami is going to have to find a way to keep the Biscayne---

*sunglasses*

---at bay.

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH H HHHHHHHHH
2013-06-24 11:22:42 AM
13 votes:
I'm sure there's a downside as well.
2013-06-24 11:21:02 AM
12 votes:
Even the sea is sick of LeBron.
2013-06-24 11:33:54 AM
9 votes:
WHERE WILL YOU RUN TO, NOW, MICHAEL WESTON?!?!
2013-06-24 12:36:03 PM
8 votes:
img.fark.net
2013-06-24 01:15:18 PM
5 votes:

NuttierThanEver: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 720x480]

We'll just have to establish new cities further inland for our ports and coastal luxury resorts like Marina Del Lexe or Otisburg


Knock yourself out. I, for one, plan to plant myself firmly between the beautiful Tessmacher Peaks.
2013-06-24 12:53:04 PM
5 votes:
Wrong, wrong. Denial has crocodiles, Miami has alligators.
2013-06-24 01:18:03 PM
3 votes:
wipe Miami off the map.  don't mind if i do
now where's that exist to Albequerque

completeoutrageredux.files.wordpress.com
2013-06-24 01:17:52 PM
3 votes:
I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied

Learn to swim.
2013-06-24 01:12:25 PM
3 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat


Wouldn't it be ironic if science made it so we could live so long that we can see the results of our fark ups?


Go home, Alanis, you're drunk.
2013-06-24 01:11:33 PM
3 votes:

To The Escape Zeppelin!: The scuba diving is going to be amazing.


Looking forward to it myself:

www.monstershack.net
2013-06-24 01:10:52 PM
3 votes:

vpb: Denying global warming is like denying that water is wet.

Really.  The liquid phase of water is an observable physical property of water just as the fact that carbon dioxide is opaque to infrared light and transparent to visible light is are observable physical properties.


You know what else is an observable property? The solid phase of water being LESS dense than the liquid. If all the ice melted the sea level would probably go down a little bit. This whole rising sea level chicken little attitude doesnt make any sense to anyone with half a brain. Go get a glass, put some ice in it, fill it to the top with water , and wait for the ice to melt. Did the glass overflow?

Damn scientists just looking for grant money...
2013-06-24 01:09:39 PM
3 votes:
How is this possible?  The unbiased data shows global warming stopped 16 years ago.  If anything the overall temperature is going down.  During the ice ages the sea levels dropped hundreds of feet.
2013-06-24 12:46:56 PM
3 votes:
Hey, but there's a bright spot to Miami going underwater...you can turn it into the Venice of Florida.

As opposed to Venice, FL.

...or something.
2013-06-24 12:25:07 PM
3 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com

We'll just have to establish new cities further inland for our ports and coastal luxury resorts like Marina Del Lexe or Otisburg
2013-06-24 11:33:54 AM
3 votes:
All the sun tan oil washed into the sea will kill millions of birds.
2013-06-24 01:31:08 PM
2 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-06-24 01:19:07 PM
2 votes:
I'll just stay right here in the Lost City of Atlanta.

/It's not just a Delta hub.
2013-06-24 01:18:38 PM
2 votes:
In 1995, Carl Sagan was in the same room as Richard Dawkins at the University of Bern.

The meeting generated a super-charged plasma ball of incandescent smarmy douche that could power a city the size of Doncaster for two weeks.
2013-06-24 01:15:14 PM
2 votes:

OldManDownDRoad: To The Escape Zeppelin!: The scuba diving is going to be amazing.

Looking forward to it myself:

[www.monstershack.net image 512x288]


I can't wait for the recreational boating

3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-06-24 01:08:12 PM
2 votes:
The scuba diving is going to be amazing.
2013-06-24 12:19:07 PM
2 votes:

gameshowhost: It's got to be more than that. The deniers will have to start paying* for their egregious stupidity, one way or another, or else there's no incentive for them to cease being egregiously stupid, both now and in the future.


Well, we already have the Florida Tag, so that's a start.
2013-06-24 11:39:29 AM
2 votes:
Denial is in Egypt but yeah, very similar conditions.
2013-06-24 04:06:39 PM
1 votes:

Two16: gameshowhost: bangman: Seriously. Anybody on FARK here really thinks we can change the climate on a massive scale fast enough to make a difference and have the rest of the world on the same page???? Common people get real. So many of you guys think your so important that you think you can make a difference. This all makes me laugh!!!! The fear mongering only happens with the right wingers I guess.

Common people get real what?




I don't even know what common people do.


Elitist.
2013-06-24 03:52:21 PM
1 votes:

bangman: Seriously. Anybody on FARK here really thinks we can change the climate on a massive scale fast enough to make a difference and have the rest of the world on the same page???? Common people get real. So many of you guys think your so important that you think you can make a difference. This all makes me laugh!!!! The fear mongering only happens with the right wingers I guess.


Common people get real what?
2013-06-24 02:35:27 PM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese


jaytkay: DesertDemonWY: Bullfarkingshiat

[www.psmsl.org image 350x140]

That's the data from Miami Beach, available here

Your chart stops over 30 years ago AND it shows a steady rise, genius.

1980 looks higher to you than 1960? Really??


Yes, because 1980 is represented by a single dot that is not connected to the rest of the graph for some reason.

1960 is below 7060 (y-axis). 1980 is above 7060.
2013-06-24 02:04:44 PM
1 votes:

meanmutton: people who claim the most to be in favor of fighting global warming spend as much time railing against moving from coal to natural gas


"The people in my imagination are so WRONG!"

Thanks, genius. Seem I can't turn on the TV news without seeing hippies trying to save a coal-burning power plant.
2013-06-24 01:57:32 PM
1 votes:
Good idea to give yourself 87 years for a dubious prediction so that you're safely dead when its supposed to happen.
2013-06-24 01:55:33 PM
1 votes:
Ah yes, the religion for those who otherwise eschew religion.

/atheist
2013-06-24 01:52:07 PM
1 votes:
Hmmm, I wonder if this kind of thing has happened before. It certainly would be poetic if it was man-made global warming that causes the Great Flood from numerous mythologies. I do love how nature tends to fix its own problems.
2013-06-24 01:49:35 PM
1 votes:

evaned: Dimensio: NuttierThanEver: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 720x480]

We'll just have to establish new cities further inland for our ports and coastal luxury resorts like Marina Del Lexe or Otisburg

Otisburg?

It's just a little bitty place...


OTISBURG?!!
2013-06-24 01:40:31 PM
1 votes:

DubtodaIll: So just build a 15ft seawall around the entire Florida coastline. Problem solved.


And then fill it with water
2013-06-24 01:31:02 PM
1 votes:

chimp_ninja: Smeggy Smurf: How is this possible? The unbiased data shows global warming stopped 16 years ago. If anything the overall temperature is going down.

16.  Huh.  what an unusual number to choose.

[www.skepticalscience.net image 500x340]


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020430140457717153183842 1 366.html

Yup.  16 years of no warming.  It must suck to see that you've been lied to for so long.
2013-06-24 01:30:49 PM
1 votes:

dragonchild: Galloping Galoshes: Precisely how natural is a pond that owes its existence to a concrete wall?

A difference of construction material, mostly.
[forum.gon.com image 700x594]


That's a mighty fine beaver you got there, ma'am.  (slap)
2013-06-24 01:28:42 PM
1 votes:

IdBeCrazyIf: OldManDownDRoad: To The Escape Zeppelin!: The scuba diving is going to be amazing.

Looking forward to it myself:

[www.monstershack.net image 512x288]

I can't wait for the recreational boating

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x213]


He sees what you did there:

www.bravotv.com
2013-06-24 01:26:48 PM
1 votes:

NuttierThanEver: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 720x480]

We'll just have to establish new cities further inland for our ports and coastal luxury resorts like Marina Del Lexe or Otisburg


Otisburg?
2013-06-24 01:26:37 PM
1 votes:

zulius: Cyno01: vpb: Denying global warming is like denying that water is wet.

Really.  The liquid phase of water is an observable physical property of water just as the fact that carbon dioxide is opaque to infrared light and transparent to visible light is are observable physical properties.

You know what else is an observable property? The solid phase of water being LESS dense than the liquid. If all the ice melted the sea level would probably go down a little bit. This whole rising sea level chicken little attitude doesnt make any sense to anyone with half a brain. Go get a glass, put some ice in it, fill it to the top with water , and wait for the ice to melt. Did the glass overflow?

Damn scientists just looking for grant money...

That's because you're only worried about the ice that's already expanded...there's more of this "frozen water" above the "rim" of this glass to worry about as well...hence, this issue...


You mean there's a SOUTH pole?
2013-06-24 01:24:36 PM
1 votes:

FloydA: A concrete wall separates this pond from the ocean. The wall is low enough that waves crash above it at high tide; that and rainfall keep the pond replenished. The water is constantly warmed to about 90 degrees F, and is the most relaxing natural hot pond I have ever visited.


Precisely how natural is a pond that owes its existence to a concrete wall?
2013-06-24 01:20:46 PM
1 votes:
By 'most conservative' estimates I presume they are still only taking estimates from left wing extremists? That's what I thought.
2013-06-24 01:11:58 PM
1 votes:
We will have to evolve back to being amphibians.
2013-06-24 01:04:43 PM
1 votes:
I am still rooting for the alligators to take over Florida, so this is good news.
2013-06-24 12:18:10 PM
1 votes:

vpb: Well, I will be dead by then so no biggie.


Wouldn't it be ironic if science made it so we could live so long that we can see the results of our fark ups?
2013-06-24 11:55:45 AM
1 votes:
Bienvenidos al mar, muchachos!
2013-06-24 11:52:30 AM
1 votes:
Better visit the Keys while they are still there  :  (
2013-06-24 11:41:43 AM
1 votes:

vpb: Denying global warming is like denying that water is wet.


I guess my feeling on this now is: Fine, deny global warming. Whatever. The earth will still spin around the sun and life will go on. However, it's going to be a more miserable, expensive, and bleaker world for humans, so if that's OK with you, party on. If you'd rather not have to worry about things like water rationing, epic storm damage, fires, droughts, food scarcity, floods, and the loss of plant and animal life, you'd might consider a less nihilistic view of life.
 
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