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(Mother Jones)   Global flood damage from climate change could exceed $1 trillion annually by 2050. See if your city/area will be the next Atlantis   (motherjones.com) divider line 123
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2013-08-19 08:21:06 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-08-19 08:24:22 AM  
A scientist and an attorney were fishing in the Caribbean.


The attorney said, "I'm here because my house burned down and everything I owned was destroyed by the fire. The insurance company paid for everything."


"That's quite a coincidence," said the scientist. "I'm here because my house and all my belongings were destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company also paid for everything."


The puzzled attorney asked, "How do you start a flood?"


The engineer replied, "Invent climate change!"
 
2013-08-19 08:25:14 AM  
....and monkies COULD fly out of subby's a$$....

but at the rate the dollar is crapping out, $1T sounds about right, even for the folks who are flooded out every year by the climate-change-caused-flooding of the Mississippi River....
 
2013-08-19 08:28:33 AM  
Most people do not have flood insurance despite the increasing risk to previously safe areas.

So it's more like, "How do we sell more insurance?"  "Invent climate change!"
 
2013-08-19 08:31:40 AM  
Suddenly, the people in the "fly-over states" are laughing at the people in the "float-over states".
 
2013-08-19 08:33:58 AM  
When I was house shopping I picked my home because it is in an area that is impossible to flood without something biblical happening. Suck it, lowlanders.
 
2013-08-19 08:38:03 AM  
I for one welcome my future beach front property
 
2013-08-19 08:39:34 AM  
Every climate model I have seen puts our house at the edge of the new coastline so I see no problem with this, except that we would have higher property values.
 
2013-08-19 08:41:03 AM  
Lagoons over my hammy?
 
2013-08-19 08:41:37 AM  

sendtodave: A scientist and an attorney were fishing in the Caribbean.


The attorney said, "I'm here because my house burned down and everything I owned was destroyed by the fire. The insurance company paid for everything."


"That's quite a coincidence," said the scientist. "I'm here because my house and all my belongings were destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company also paid for everything."


The puzzled attorney asked, "How do you start a flood?"


The engineer replied, "Invent climate change!"



Que?
 
2013-08-19 08:43:39 AM  
if Florida is gone, I'd consider it a win
 
2013-08-19 08:43:45 AM  
Companies trying to capitalize on public perception?  Say it isn't so!
 
2013-08-19 08:44:15 AM  

HAMMERTOE: Suddenly, the people in the "fly-over states" are laughing at the people in the "float-over states".


If you live west of the fall line you've got nothing to worry about, at least directly. The influx of refugees, on the other hand...
 
2013-08-19 08:44:54 AM  
After all, Hallegatte says, even the cost of massive sea walls, natural barriers, and other coastal protection will seem like chump change compared to a scenario where "we have cities destroyed and we have to rebuild them again and again."

That final comment killed me. Any flooding due to this rise will be ignored or written off to subsequent hurricanes and storms. No lessons will be learned here.

It's like those who build their house by the Mississippi river, and being flooded out every few years. Then rebuilding it just a few feet from the original site -- and being surprised when it's flooded again.

Often it's not the event that is "tragic", but the lack of thought, planning and the ability to learn.

/Slight fluff piece
//Map and article would have been much better showing shaded area of expected 2050 flooding
//Lives 500+ feet above sea-level and not concerned
 
2013-08-19 08:45:34 AM  
How long are you stupid liberals going to keep up this charade. It has been proven time and time again that man made climate change does not exist. Quit wasting my tax dollars on this garbage "science".
You lost. Get over it.
 
2013-08-19 08:46:02 AM  

here to help: How long are you stupid liberals going to keep up this charade. It has been proven time and time again that man made climate change does not exist. Quit wasting my tax dollars on this garbage "science".
You lost. Get over it.


2/10.
 
2013-08-19 08:47:32 AM  

ph0rk: If you live west of the fall line you've got nothing to worry about, at least directly. The influx of refugees, on the other hand...


Escape From Nebraska?

"Snake....I thought you were dead?"
 
2013-08-19 08:49:28 AM  
Way down below the ocean? Well, that's where I wanna be.
 
2013-08-19 08:51:26 AM  

ph0rk: here to help: How long are you stupid liberals going to keep up this charade. It has been proven time and time again that man made climate change does not exist. Quit wasting my tax dollars on this garbage "science".
You lost. Get over it.

2/10.


It's been the coolest summer I can remember. I'm not seeing any flooding. In fact our water table was significantly lower than usual. Explain that to me please. This should be good.
 
2013-08-19 08:54:29 AM  

here to help: ph0rk: here to help: How long are you stupid liberals going to keep up this charade. It has been proven time and time again that man made climate change does not exist. Quit wasting my tax dollars on this garbage "science".
You lost. Get over it.

2/10.

It's been the coolest summer I can remember. I'm not seeing any flooding. In fact our water table was significantly lower than usual. Explain that to me please. This should be good.


deducting one point for appearing desperate: 1/10.
 
2013-08-19 08:55:18 AM  
I live near Atlanta, so I'm about 1000 feet above sea level.  Global Warming will make it quicker to get to the beach.
 
2013-08-19 08:55:19 AM  
So last week we had the worst storm I've ever seen in Alberta in 10 years living here. We got 50mm of rain in 30 minutes. The flow was so intense it backed up right into my basement, the main drain was spouting a four inch column of black muddy water. Two days ago it nearly happened again, but I was prepared this time and blocked the sewer drains. Even our conservatives up here are admitting climate change is a thing. Worse than some severe storms is the Iceroad problem.

/Just spent my booked vacation ripping up poorly laid tile and poorly laid concrete.
//I hate the previous owners of this house with seething fury
///who the fark puts a thin skein of concrete OVER tiles ?!?!
 
2013-08-19 08:57:55 AM  

ph0rk: deducting one point for appearing desperate: 1/10.


Typical. You have no facts so you try to discredit those that do.
 
2013-08-19 08:58:56 AM  

KidneyStone: When I was house shopping I picked my home because it is in an area that is impossible to flood without something biblical happening. Suck it, lowlanders.


Sucker. When I was house shopping, I got this biatchen place on the beach that floods every few years. See, I know that flood insurance is heavily subsidized by tax payers. I get a new house and new stuff, and you suckers pay for it! Ha Ha, it's good to be rich!

/look at the time, gotta run
//I have to be at the gym in 26 min
 
2013-08-19 08:59:32 AM  
From the looks of it, it seems that if the ice caps were to melt, everything from NYC to Houston along the coast would be under water, Memphis possibly as well.  LA would somewhat survive, but the valley might flood and there goes most of the food, so starvation would be an issue.

I live on the west side of the Appalachian range (in the foothills) so I would just be closer to the ocean.
 
2013-08-19 09:00:44 AM  

Jormungandr: ///who the fark puts a thin skein of concrete OVER tiles ?!?!


You wouldn't believe how many times I've seen this kind of thing done. Especially prevalent with vinyl flooring/ sub-flooring, but happens often with tile as well.
 
2013-08-19 09:01:10 AM  

here to help: ph0rk: deducting one point for appearing desperate: 1/10.

Typical. You have no facts so you try to discredit those that do.


You're trying too hard.
 
2013-08-19 09:02:24 AM  

ph0rk: sendtodave: A scientist and an attorney were fishing in the Caribbean.


The attorney said, "I'm here because my house burned down and everything I owned was destroyed by the fire. The insurance company paid for everything."


"That's quite a coincidence," said the scientist. "I'm here because my house and all my belongings were destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company also paid for everything."


The puzzled attorney asked, "How do you start a flood?"


The engineer replied, "Invent climate change!"


Que?


I tried.  I really wanted to laugh.  But, I could not.
 
2013-08-19 09:02:48 AM  
I find it funny that climate change deniers are still whining. Meanwhile, buildings in New York move all of their essential processes (heating, cooling, plumbing) to the 10th floor so they'll be ready for the next flood/hurricane.
 
2013-08-19 09:04:13 AM  
shiat, my lawn would love a good flood right about now.
 
2013-08-19 09:04:22 AM  

KidneyStone: When I was house shopping I picked my home because it is in an area that is impossible to flood without something biblical happening. Suck it, lowlanders.


visitingmissouri.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-19 09:06:31 AM  

serial_crusher: shiat, my lawn would love a good flood right about now.


I will trade you.  This is one of the wettest summers in my area I can remember.  I think it rained on average an hour or two a day for 19 days straight this summer.
 
2013-08-19 09:06:40 AM  

Burr: From the looks of it, it seems that if the ice caps were to melt, everything from NYC to Houston along the coast would be under water, Memphis possibly as well.  LA would somewhat survive, but the valley might flood and there goes most of the food, so starvation would be an issue.

I live on the west side of the Appalachian range (in the foothills) so I would just be closer to the ocean.


It doesn't seem likely that we'd lose much coastline, at least north of Florida. 7 meters of sealevel rise is rediculously extreme for 2050, and even then the water won't be anywhere near the fall line.

At least in NC, we'd need upwards of 60 meters of water to approach Raleigh, and even that is only a marked widening of rivers.

2 meters of rise and most of the larger outer banks islands are still usable. We won't see 2 meters of rise in the short term, unless something cataclysmic happens to the ice caps.
 
2013-08-19 09:08:09 AM  

ph0rk: here to help: ph0rk: deducting one point for appearing desperate: 1/10.

Typical. You have no facts so you try to discredit those that do.

You're trying too hard.


Are you sure he's trolling, and not just remarkably foolish?
 
2013-08-19 09:09:03 AM  

ph0rk: You're trying too hard.


Lookit, I haven't trolled from the right for a while. I'm a little rusty. Now run along you little authoritarian bootlicker. Al Gore needs his knob schlobbed and 0bummer won't be able to steal a third election without the undivided attention of his obedient army of sycophants like you.

I'll be sure to say a prayer for you.
 
2013-08-19 09:09:49 AM  

Slaxl: ph0rk: here to help: ph0rk: deducting one point for appearing desperate: 1/10.

Typical. You have no facts so you try to discredit those that do.

You're trying too hard.

Are you sure he's trolling, and not just remarkably foolish?


Poe's law.

If he really does believe in the position he is espousing, he isn't going to be educated by a response on Fark.
 
2013-08-19 09:10:15 AM  

Slaxl: Are you sure he's trolling, and not just remarkably foolish?


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d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-19 09:12:23 AM  

here to help: How long are you stupid liberals going to keep up this charade. It has been proven time and time again that man made climate change does not exist. Quit wasting my tax dollars on this garbage "science".
You lost. Get over it.


Rush Limbaugh's Fark account: found.
 
2013-08-19 09:12:25 AM  
For what it is worth, I think the tell was calling it climate change. You should have called it global warming.
 
2013-08-19 09:13:57 AM  
As is so often the case with climate change preparation, investment up front can save big bucks down the road.

Yeah, that's not going to happen.
 
2013-08-19 09:16:18 AM  

d23: Rush Limbaugh's Fark account: found.


Rush is a RINO and a traitor.
 
2013-08-19 09:18:45 AM  

here to help: d23: Rush Limbaugh's Fark account: found.

Rush is a RINO and a traitor.


Hannity's Fark Account : Found
 
2013-08-19 09:21:30 AM  

spidermilk: I find it funny that climate change deniers are still whining.


CATASTROPHIC Climate Change Deniers. That's what these fluff pieces are about.

spidermilk: Meanwhile, buildings in New York move all of their essential processes (heating, cooling, plumbing) to the 10th floor so they'll be ready for the next flood/hurricane.


Common sense. Look at the flood map for New York during Sandy, and focus on Manhattan. Now lay over that a map of Manhattan before any landfill projects began.  Simply filling in low lying water and creating low lying cityscape isn't wise.  Putting your infrastructure within reach of a storm surge that shaped the coastlines you're on is peak idiot.  Even Galveston Island, who put up a 20 foot seawall and then raised up all the buildings and filled underneath them with 15' of soil didn't learn, and the main hospital there lost a large chunk of their infrastructure when Ike came through.

Learn from the past.
 
2013-08-19 09:23:09 AM  
The good news is that $1 trillion will be the poverty-level salary for a family in 2050.
 
2013-08-19 09:24:49 AM  
I'm outside Houston. My house 24 ft. above sea level, but I'll be 97 in 2050, so I doubt I'll even notice if it floods.
Looking at New Orleans, it's screwed. What's left of the delta wetlands will be long gone, so hurricanes will just get more damaging. Thanks, ACE!
 
2013-08-19 09:25:29 AM  
Has anyone been watching the predicted vs actual temperatures on these climate models?  They aren't doing so well.
 
2013-08-19 09:25:33 AM  
I had fish in my basement from the last hurricane so, yeah, pretty much.
 
2013-08-19 09:26:16 AM  
This would be a lot more believable if they haven't been saying the same shiat for the past 50 years. This is just like the "this technology should be available in the next few years" tripe that comes out with new battery tech and so forth. Every decade it's "within a few decades NY and other coastal cities will be under water"....and they've been saying it for over 50 years. The big one was "by the year 2000....". Hasn't happened yet. Isn't going to happen. The trickery of it is that they want to take our money and liberties now to put off something they claim won't happen for decades. Of course knowing the future is impossible, so when it doesn't happen, they can just claim they prevented it.

It's just a ploy for more tax dollars and more infringement on personal liberties. Just like it was in the 90's, 80's, 70's, 60's and so forth.
 
2013-08-19 09:27:31 AM  
How much has the sea risen in the past 10 years?
 
2013-08-19 09:28:40 AM  
*yawn
adapt
 
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