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2014-05-07 07:33:10 AM
So there will be lots of new places to go fishing!
 
2014-05-07 07:34:33 AM

SpdrJay: So there will be lots of new places to go fishing!


Could you imagine how delicious those fish are going to be with even more coastal city seasoning?
 
2014-05-07 07:46:22 AM
Just terraform the deserts. Why is it I have to think of every thing around here.
 
2014-05-07 07:48:35 AM
files.abovetopsecret.com
 
2014-05-07 07:48:44 AM
And monkeys might fly out of my butt.
The world's a crazy place. Anything can happen.
 
2014-05-07 07:55:18 AM
I would be quite upset as such a sea level rise would put my planned retirement home underwater. :-/
 
2014-05-07 07:57:18 AM
What people don't understand is that we can offset lost coastal land by throwing more trash into the ocean to form islands in gyres. Nature, uh, finds a way.
 
2014-05-07 08:09:00 AM

SpdrJay: So there will be lots of new places to go fishing!


Never mind the fishing the SCUBA diving will be very cool
 
2014-05-07 08:10:16 AM

AirForceVet: I would be quite upset as such a sea level rise would put my planned retirement home underwater. :-/


Kansas?
 
2014-05-07 08:14:08 AM
Step 1:  Pressure Domes

i.imgur.com

Step 2: Convince Planetary Council to melt the polar caps

Step 3: Let the planet do your dirty work for you
 
2014-05-07 08:17:37 AM

EvilEgg: SpdrJay: So there will be lots of new places to go fishing!

Never mind the fishing the SCUBA diving will be very cool


There will certainly be a Buzzfeed list about it, at least: "27 coolest underwater ruins that your parents once called vacation spots"
 
2014-05-07 08:47:21 AM
Everything will be fine if we just invest our money in clean energy like the Fredonia Reactor.
 
2014-05-07 08:51:21 AM
You never hear any boo-hoos for the beach comber civilizations of 50k-10k BC. Humans wandered the coastlines of the world for a thousand generations, only to have all the shorelines pushed up 300 feet for no good reason. We lost a chunk of our history there because no one bothered with the inland, which was full of lions and wolves.
 
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2014-05-07 08:55:38 AM

wildcardjack: You never hear any boo-hoos for the beach comber civilizations of 50k-10k BC. Humans wandered the coastlines of the world for a thousand generations, only to have all the shorelines pushed up 300 feet for no good reason. We lost a chunk of our history there because no one bothered with the inland, which was full of lions and wolves.


I haven't heard anyone complain, so it will be totally cool if that happens again.
 
2014-05-07 08:56:34 AM

wildcardjack: You never hear any boo-hoos for the beach comber civilizations of 50k-10k BC. Humans wandered the coastlines of the world for a thousand generations, only to have all the shorelines pushed up 300 feet for no good reason. We lost a chunk of our history there because no one bothered with the inland, which was full of lions and wolves.


If you think sea level rise is bad, just wait until you hear about continental collision. You think your cities are safe or that the investment property you bought will be there for when you retire? HAH! In a geologically short timeframe, it'll all vanish, shattered by the uplifting of mountains or drowned in the Earth's mantle.
 
2014-05-07 09:07:07 AM

Feepit: wildcardjack: You never hear any boo-hoos for the beach comber civilizations of 50k-10k BC. Humans wandered the coastlines of the world for a thousand generations, only to have all the shorelines pushed up 300 feet for no good reason. We lost a chunk of our history there because no one bothered with the inland, which was full of lions and wolves.

If you think sea level rise is bad, just wait until you hear about continental collision. You think your cities are safe or that the investment property you bought will be there for when you retire? HAH! In a geologically short timeframe, it'll all vanish, shattered by the uplifting of mountains or drowned in the Earth's mantle.


Forget that, in the long run the whole kit and kaboodle will be absorbed into the sun when it enters its giant phase.
 
2014-05-07 09:07:54 AM

AirForceVet: I would be quite upset as such a sea level rise would put my planned retirement home underwater. :-/


Well, I wouldn't worry too much about that. Unless you plan to live a few more millenniums before retiring.

I'd be more worried about whether or not the early stages of the rise could cause enough of a problem that your currently-safe home becomes endangered in storms by increased surges. Although even that seems a bit unlikely in our lifetimes even if this process were to begin tomorrow and worked like it did in the sim.
 
2014-05-07 09:18:38 AM
Just like the melting of the glaciers has raised sea levels creating the Chesapeake Bay and turned the continental shelves from beaches to undersea features.

Yes, the seas have been rising 4mm per year for the past 12,000 years. Google it out.

If you like seafood, you've got to love climate change.
Blue crabs, yum.
But anyway.

Yes, sea level rise is a normal thing and we're in an interglacial warming period.
Get used to it, kids.
 
2014-05-07 09:19:09 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-07 09:26:12 AM
I have it under good authority that climate change might cure my ED so.... there is that.
 
2014-05-07 09:38:14 AM

Feepit: wildcardjack: You never hear any boo-hoos for the beach comber civilizations of 50k-10k BC. Humans wandered the coastlines of the world for a thousand generations, only to have all the shorelines pushed up 300 feet for no good reason. We lost a chunk of our history there because no one bothered with the inland, which was full of lions and wolves.

If you think sea level rise is bad, just wait until you hear about continental collision. You think your cities are safe or that the investment property you bought will be there for when you retire? HAH! In a geologically short timeframe, it'll all vanish, shattered by the uplifting of mountains or drowned in the Earth's mantle.


A century is totes the same as hundreds of millennia.
 
2014-05-07 09:53:10 AM

Shakin_Haitian: A century is totes the same as hundreds of millennia.


That sounds like some sort of religious nuttery where a day is supposedly the same as a thousand years.
 
2014-05-07 09:59:13 AM

Ecobuckeye: EvilEgg: SpdrJay: So there will be lots of new places to go fishing!

Never mind the fishing the SCUBA diving will be very cool

There will certainly be a Buzzfeed list about it, at least: "27 coolest underwater ruins that your parents once called vacation spots"


To be immediately followed with the facebook links for "I got Balboa Park! Which underwater ruins are you?"
 
2014-05-07 09:59:56 AM
Global climate change has been raising the sea level for something like the past 18,000 years, so I guess it's fair to suppose it will continue to do so for a while. Perhaps even for "thousands of years".

The rebound is going to be a biatch, though.
 
2014-05-07 10:09:14 AM

Burr: Step 1:  Pressure Domes

[i.imgur.com image 850x709]

Step 2: Convince Planetary Council to melt the polar caps

Step 3: Let the planet do your dirty work for you


Is that game freeware yet? I can't believe I've never played it.
 
2014-05-07 10:27:16 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Google it out.


The hilarious bit is that you're adapting the words of  yet another stupid teabagger saying astonishingly wrong and misleading things. For instance, that figure only works (it doesn't, really, but let's pat you on the head and give you a medal for participation because that's what we do with you people these days) if you average in the immediate post-glacial melting, which is just so incredibly irrelevant to our current climate that only an absolute pants-shiatting moron or a deliberate liar would do that. Congratulations, you're pretty much exactly the same as the twunt with the stupid glasses ranting about Marxism.
 
2014-05-07 10:50:59 AM
You mean the $50 I spent buying carbon credits didn't stop polluters and save the planet?

Who knew?
 
2014-05-07 10:57:24 AM
Don't worry guys, I've been going out to the Gulf of Mexico every couple of months and gathering up bins of ocean water and storing them in my garage.  Problem solved once and for all.
 
2014-05-07 11:03:33 AM

Feepit: Shakin_Haitian: A century is totes the same as hundreds of millennia.

That sounds like some sort of religious nuttery where a day is supposedly the same as a thousand years.


... What?
 
2014-05-07 11:07:09 AM

Ecobuckeye: Burr: Step 1:  Pressure Domes

[i.imgur.com image 850x709]

Step 2: Convince Planetary Council to melt the polar caps

Step 3: Let the planet do your dirty work for you

Is that game freeware yet? I can't believe I've never played it.


It's $6 on gog.com, so pretty close. It has the expansion, too.

AngryDragon: You mean the $50 I spent buying carbon credits didn't stop polluters and save the planet?


Christ. Do you think carbon credits just disappear into a drain somewhere? They go to subsidize solar and wind installations, and also help to pay for reforestation efforts. No, the carbon credit market isn't mature enough to make a huge dent in the problem. That's why there's so much discussion of carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, and public investment in renewable energy. But we can't win with you teabaggers. Voluntary efforts not enough? "Hurr durr Algore carbon credits not work hurrrrr." Propose a Pigovian tax to require polluters to actually pay for their emissions so that the free market is less distorted and we stop doing socialist giveaways to firms that can't compete without getting a public subsidy? "Hurrr socialism death taxes Agenda 21 hurrr."
 
2014-05-07 11:12:56 AM
Good?
 
2014-05-07 11:17:12 AM
At least sea level rise didn't kill 4 Americans yet.
 
2014-05-07 11:39:59 AM

captainktainer: AngryDragon: You mean the $50 I spent buying carbon credits didn't stop polluters and save the planet?


Christ. Do you think carbon credits just disappear into a drain somewhere? They go to subsidize solar and wind installations, and also help to pay for reforestation efforts. No, the carbon credit market isn't mature enough to make a huge dent in the problem. That's why there's so much discussion of carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, and public investment in renewable energy. But we can't win with you teabaggers. Voluntary efforts not enough? "Hurr durr Algore carbon credits not work hurrrrr." Propose a Pigovian tax to require polluters to actually pay for their emissions so that the free market is less distorted and we stop doing socialist giveaways to firms that can't compete without getting a public subsidy? "Hurrr socialism death taxes Agenda 21 hurrr."


Dude, ease up on the caffeine.  Seriously.  I thought you hippies were supposed to be mellow.

The problem is CO2 output in China and India.  Neither country is doing anything about that.  Even if they do now, it's too late.  Making the BRICs immune from any pollution controls was really stupid.
 
2014-05-07 11:50:18 AM

AngryDragon: captainktainer: AngryDragon: You mean the $50 I spent buying carbon credits didn't stop polluters and save the planet?


Christ. Do you think carbon credits just disappear into a drain somewhere? They go to subsidize solar and wind installations, and also help to pay for reforestation efforts. No, the carbon credit market isn't mature enough to make a huge dent in the problem. That's why there's so much discussion of carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, and public investment in renewable energy. But we can't win with you teabaggers. Voluntary efforts not enough? "Hurr durr Algore carbon credits not work hurrrrr." Propose a Pigovian tax to require polluters to actually pay for their emissions so that the free market is less distorted and we stop doing socialist giveaways to firms that can't compete without getting a public subsidy? "Hurrr socialism death taxes Agenda 21 hurrr."

Dude, ease up on the caffeine.  Seriously.  I thought you hippies were supposed to be mellow.

The problem is CO2 output in China and India.  Neither country is doing anything about that. Even if they do now, it's too late.  Making the BRICs immune from any pollution controls was really stupid.


Ten seconds with google could have prevented you from saying something patently untrue, but I guess you probably don't care.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2011climate/2011-12/09/content_14 23 7808.htm
 
2014-05-07 11:51:11 AM
how long did you think it would last?

but i guess as long as the negative consequences for my poor behavior will only affect my children then i guess everything is awesome!!

also: i love how regressives act like not giving a damn about any but themselves is some sort of revolutionary act, that is comedy gold.
 
2014-05-07 12:29:34 PM

Shakin_Haitian: Feepit: wildcardjack: You never hear any boo-hoos for the beach comber civilizations of 50k-10k BC. Humans wandered the coastlines of the world for a thousand generations, only to have all the shorelines pushed up 300 feet for no good reason. We lost a chunk of our history there because no one bothered with the inland, which was full of lions and wolves.

If you think sea level rise is bad, just wait until you hear about continental collision. You think your cities are safe or that the investment property you bought will be there for when you retire? HAH! In a geologically short timeframe, it'll all vanish, shattered by the uplifting of mountains or drowned in the Earth's mantle.

A century is totes the same as hundreds of millennia.


Not if you don't live to see either. Which you won't. So stop living in fear.
 
2014-05-07 12:52:01 PM

jaybeezey: Shakin_Haitian: Feepit: wildcardjack: You never hear any boo-hoos for the beach comber civilizations of 50k-10k BC. Humans wandered the coastlines of the world for a thousand generations, only to have all the shorelines pushed up 300 feet for no good reason. We lost a chunk of our history there because no one bothered with the inland, which was full of lions and wolves.

If you think sea level rise is bad, just wait until you hear about continental collision. You think your cities are safe or that the investment property you bought will be there for when you retire? HAH! In a geologically short timeframe, it'll all vanish, shattered by the uplifting of mountains or drowned in the Earth's mantle.

A century is totes the same as hundreds of millennia.

Not if you don't live to see either. Which you won't. So stop living in fear.


Yeah, fark my kid, right?  Little shiat shouldn't have been born.
 
2014-05-07 12:57:05 PM
Meh, we're close to achieving the firefly universe so we should be ok.

And if not, I guess we get stuck with Water World... Yikes.
 
2014-05-07 01:02:04 PM

Shakin_Haitian: Yeah, fark my kid, right?  Little shiat shouldn't have been born.


Perhaps you should stop anthropomorphisizing your feces.
 
2014-05-07 01:09:36 PM
Wow! I really thought I was going to hate reading the posts on this one, but you guys really made my lunch break a better one. A 2 tank dive on Ocean City MD actually would be great! When can I expect to be able to do this?
 
2014-05-07 01:15:04 PM

Feepit: Shakin_Haitian: Yeah, fark my kid, right?  Little shiat shouldn't have been born.

Perhaps you should stop anthropomorphisizing your feces.


Adam Sandler could use you as a writer.
 
2014-05-07 01:38:47 PM

Shakin_Haitian: Adam Sandler could use you as a writer.


globaltoynews.typepad.com
 
2014-05-07 04:00:27 PM
I just hope I live long enough to see Florida underwater. Let's hurry this shiat up, people. Get out there and burn some coal in your back yard.
 
2014-05-07 04:22:21 PM
If all industrial activity stopped today, the amount of CO2 already dumped into the air is going to take over a thousand years to return to preindustrial baseline (absent deliberate planetary engineering). Yeah, basically we've been pushing against this ten foot diameter granite sphere for a hundred years and now that it's rolling, it's not gonna stop overnight.

Koches: "Whelp, if we do nothing it's gonna roll over everything... let's loot everything of value from things before they get squished."
Teabaggers: "Fox told me that the granite boulder is no threat, it's not rolling at all, and even if it were it wouldn't hit me." [boulder rolls past window]
Hippies: "If we all sing songs and return to Mother Earth and use only solar and wind power, the boulder will stop!"
Scientists: "One of us pointed out the effect of pushing on the boulder over 110 years ago. Well, time to put on sunshades and watch the cascading side-effects as it rolls over shiat. Enjoying your ever-stronger tornado seasons, midwest? How about your 365-day-long fire season, California?"
Mad Engineers: "Earth's surface conditions are a delicate balance... Let's try and trap the boulder in a circular trench the size of a country."
Engineers: "If we go all-out building seawalls in cities, nuclear power plants and desalination plants now, we can probably mitigate the worst side-effects and avoid civil collapse."

Hold onto yer hats, it's gonna be a helluva ride...
 
2014-05-07 04:31:32 PM
The land around the great lakes is rising and changing its tilt as the earth's crust continues to rebound from the weight of the glaciers that covered the area during the last ice age. The ocean can continue to rise and those of us in the great lakes region will continue to stay nice and dry.

On geological time scales, the earth is a very dynamic system.
 
2014-05-07 04:40:26 PM
www.publicdomainpictures.netwww.le-west.co.ukbdavismcdp.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-07 05:10:01 PM
I live at 1400 feet above sea level. Suck it, lowlanders!
 
2014-05-07 06:03:02 PM

SevenizGud: You know what else causes sea level rise? When the "scientists" "adjust" the data for isostatic rebound, etc.

Meanwhile, you know what does not cause sea level to rise?

[www.woodfortrees.org image 640x480]
 

Something that's not happening.



As always, the counter-arguments are here and here. Each time you ignore them you just prove yourself to be more and more irrational and dishonest.
 
2014-05-07 06:38:34 PM
Due to salt water leaching into the ground under the shore-line, salt corrosion and subsidence are actually going to out-pace any kind of sea level rise that ever occurs.
 
2014-05-07 07:33:38 PM
http://aqicn.org/map/world/

Real time world air pollution. Glad I dont live in China or India!
 
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