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(Deslidefied)   Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100. Time to build artificial coastlines, anyone?   ( deslide.clusterfake.net) divider line
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2018-03-05 09:48:31 AM  
Score!  My office survives.  Is it now a waterfront property, subject to flooding during rainstorms?  YES.
 
2018-03-05 09:52:38 AM  
When does the sorcery and super science begin, and do I get a fabulous Sun Sword
 
2018-03-05 09:58:43 AM  
"In 2100, the Rose Garden could have an oceanfront view."

The Potomac isn't the ocean, asshole.
 
2018-03-05 10:02:17 AM  
Other than Charleston, this consistent theme is that the parts of the cities that will flood are the parts that are currently in-fill. That it, these parts were ,marshes or underwater 200 years ago. Somehow, since then, we've lost the ability to truck in new soil to elevate them more.

New Orleans is screwed in 2100, but it's screwed today, too. You could keep the city above water by letting the Mississippi reroute down the Atchafalaya like it wants too, but that's as hard on the city as water is.
 
2018-03-05 10:07:20 AM  
TFA would have benefited from fewer references to Trump.
 
2018-03-05 10:10:14 AM  
But all the republicans I know say that we haven't met a single AGW prediction yet...
 
2018-03-05 10:20:31 AM  
Maybe peoplekind will finally evolve gills.
 
2018-03-05 10:33:04 AM  

FrickinBored: Maybe peoplekind will finally evolve gills.


Webbed toes and a blowhole for me, thanks.
 
2018-03-05 10:42:32 AM  
I just looked out my window and it's not raining. Czechmaze livertoes.
 
2018-03-05 10:44:38 AM  
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New Orleans is screwed in 2100, but it's screwed today, too. You could keep the city above water by letting the Mississippi reroute down the Atchafalaya like it wants too, but that's as hard on the city as water is.

I remember seeing an interview with some Army Corps of Engineers guy, and he basically said we're one failure away from that happening.  Not a question of if but when.
 
2018-03-05 10:50:26 AM  
Roisin Murphy Dear Miami
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2018-03-05 10:59:37 AM  

Hack Patooey: This text is now purple:

New Orleans is screwed in 2100, but it's screwed today, too. You could keep the city above water by letting the Mississippi reroute down the Atchafalaya like it wants too, but that's as hard on the city as water is.

I remember seeing an interview with some Army Corps of Engineers guy, and he basically said we're one failure away from that happening.  Not a question of if but when.


It's going to happen, and it's long-term better for the delta if it does. It's just rough on New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
 
2018-03-05 11:34:05 AM  
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What could go wrong?
 
2018-03-05 11:36:20 AM  

This text is now purple: Other than Charleston, this consistent theme is that the parts of the cities that will flood are the parts that are currently in-fill. That it, these parts were ,marshes or underwater 200 years ago. Somehow, since then, we've lost the ability to truck in new soil to elevate them more.

New Orleans is screwed in 2100, but it's screwed today, too. You could keep the city above water by letting the Mississippi reroute down the Atchafalaya like it wants too, but that's as hard on the city as water is.


It is fairly applicable to Charleston, too.  We already experience flooding during rainy high tides in most areas that were in-fill, and there are a lot of them.
 
2018-03-05 12:49:54 PM  
I think I've seen these before. It was about 20 years ago, and it was a simulation of what these cities would look like in 2025.
 
2018-03-05 12:52:05 PM  

bingethinker: I think I've seen these before. It was about 20 years ago, and it was a simulation of what these cities would look like in 2025.


While I understand your point... some cities like Jakarta might actually be done for as soon as 2025 according to recent models. :(
 
2018-03-05 01:11:55 PM  
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2018-03-05 01:35:10 PM  
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2018-03-05 01:53:32 PM  
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I just read this, very good book.
 
2018-03-05 02:36:05 PM  
Guess I can uses these Climate Central maps to start buying future ocean front property and private islands for my descendants.
 
2018-03-05 02:52:24 PM  
im not opposed to the motivation or the message.
but those graphics suck.  like y2k level technology suck.
 
2018-03-05 03:02:54 PM  
So, invest in boat companies?
 
2018-03-05 03:13:59 PM  
Bring it on.  Where I live the only way I'm getting flooded is if we somehow flood the entire planet and raise sea level about 1,200 feet.

/They will build dikes/walls/damns/levees/whatever around these cities much like NOLA currently has.
 
2018-03-05 03:49:34 PM  
The San Francisco projections are leaving out the fact that every single area they show flooding is an area of the city built on "reclaimed land" aka they dumped landfill and dirt into the bay to create more buildable land. I doubt that a rising sea level will shut down either locations, if worse comes to worse they'll just bring in more dirt, they've done it before.
 
2018-03-05 04:05:17 PM  

Heineken Skywalker: Guess I can uses these Climate Central maps to start buying future ocean front property and private islands for my descendants.


Just don't buy a timeshare in Otisburg.
 
2018-03-05 05:16:06 PM  
Funny they used Palm Beach instead of Miami. In most of the models, Miami Beach goes completely underwater as well as most of the land mass south of Perrine. If you can imagine the Everglades dying of salt poisoning...

Oh and to make everyone feel real good, most of Long Island goes under, too.
 
2018-03-05 06:24:44 PM  
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2018-03-05 10:00:58 PM  
Should probably think about moving the capital to somewhere on higher ground. Somewhere closer to the center of the country, like Wyoming or someplace.  It'll create jobs and that.
 
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