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As seas rise, researchers say devastating floods could soon wreak havoc on (NJ) Shore towns
Newark Star-Ledger via NJ.com ^ | Thursday March 15, 2012 | Stephen Stirling

Posted on 03/16/2012 10:33:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Living along New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline has always posed something of a risk.

Terms like coastal flooding, erosion and nor’easter have long been a part of the vocabulary of residents on the Shore.

But new research predicts rising sea levels due to global warming will more than triple the likelihood of devastating coastal flooding by the year 2030, putting more than 230,000 beach and bay-side residents in the flood zone.

Put simply, the once in a lifetime coastal storm may soon come around once in a generation.

"Sea level rise is not some distant problem that we can just let our children deal with. The risks are imminent and serious," said Ben Strauss, lead author of "Surging Seas" a new report by the Princeton-based Climate Central, a foundation-funded non-profit organization. "Just a small amount of sea level rise, including what we may well see within the next 20 years, can turn yesterday’s manageable flood into tomorrow’s potential disaster."

The report, published yesterday, comprises one of the most comprehensive studies on sea level rise in decades. It states that nationally, more than 6 million people live in areas less than five feet below the high-tide line and will become far more vulnerable to the threat of coastal flooding with sea levels predicted to rise several inches in the coming decades. …

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climategate; climategate2; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
Even when proven wrong time and time again, they just don't stop . . .
1 posted on 03/16/2012 10:33:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
If the ocean rose 35 feet all at once lots of people would be in trouble. If it rose 50 feet there'd be even more. 200 feet and WOW!

On the other hand the essence of this story is that everybody else has to do something so 23,000 rich property owners with seafront lots can set their shoes out at night so as to not track sand inside.

Plus, all those 1%'ers are too stupid to move uphill in case of flooding.

Sure, we believe that ~ sure!

2 posted on 03/16/2012 10:39:32 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai

I hope snookie can swim


3 posted on 03/16/2012 10:40:39 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Olog-hai
See this thread for some MUST reading....

Climate Coup — The Politics (How the regulating class is using bogus claims )

The above thread does not have a very illuminating title ...but believe me it will make your Hair Stand Up....and explains why the Kiddies MUST believe the Leftists Propaganda ...for their Global Scheme to work!!!

Also:

Forget evolution, climate science is the most controversial subject in school

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And Senator Inhofe has just released a Book:

The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future [Hardcover]


4 posted on 03/16/2012 10:51:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: al baby

Quick, someone post the South Park F- you New Jersey picture.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 10:52:19 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: Olog-hai

There they go again....and they will not stop until they are stopped.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 11:01:10 AM PDT by dainbramaged (No more RINOS, for cryin' out loud!)
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To: Olog-hai

Ohhhh, my God! ...The Humanity!!!!


7 posted on 03/16/2012 11:01:19 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1

The level of the sea has not risen nearly as fast as the early alarmist computer models predicted. If the alarmists were wrong then, why should we believe them now?


8 posted on 03/16/2012 11:06:16 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: Olog-hai

As New Jersey sinks under the weight of giant garbage piles, researchers say devastating floods could soon wreak havoc on (NJ) Shore towns


9 posted on 03/16/2012 11:15:36 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (NJ has garbage? ?? Who knew?)
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To: Olog-hai; All

Wasn’t this nonsense the grist for one of the funnier episodes of ‘Pinky and The Brain’?


10 posted on 03/16/2012 11:15:56 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Olog-hai

NJ - the armpit of America!

After the flooding it won’t be anymore!


11 posted on 03/16/2012 11:22:47 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: muawiyah

The oceans around the world used to be about 20 to 30 feet higher about 6,000 or 7,000 years ago at the height of the Holocene interglacial warming.


12 posted on 03/16/2012 11:24:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Olog-hai

I was of the belief, that once Obama was President, the oceans would recede and the global warming would moderate.

What went wrong?


13 posted on 03/16/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT by alloysteel (College "education" may be the worst mischief to be inflicted upon the next generation.)
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To: p. henry
The level of the sea has not risen nearly as fast as the early alarmist computer models predicted. If the alarmists were wrong then, why should we believe them now?

Have lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast since '86 - haven't noticed any rising of the waters (except when Katrina runined a lot of our days).

14 posted on 03/16/2012 11:37:03 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Olog-hai
Turds will float.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 11:38:55 AM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Olog-hai

“said Ben Strauss, lead author of “Surging Seas” a new report by the Princeton-based Climate Central, a foundation-funded non-profit organization.”

I looked them up on the net, and found this list of their major funders. Reads like a manifesto of big government and leftist crony capital foundations:

Changing Horizons Fund of the Rockefeller Family Fund
Flora Family Foundation
Foundation for Environmental Research
Google.org
Island Foundation
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA Headquarters
NASA Langley
National Institutes of Health via Johns Hopkins University
National Science Foundation via Columbia University
National Science Foundation via George Mason University
NOAA CICS (Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites) via North Carolina State University
Northrup Grumman
Peter T Paul Foundation
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation via Pepperwood Preserve

I don’t know what Northrup Grumman is doing on that list, but maybe they needed to buy a defense contract.


16 posted on 03/16/2012 11:41:02 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai
>>> "....could soon wreak havoc on (NJ) Shore towns."<<<<

SO ???

17 posted on 03/16/2012 11:54:13 AM PDT by jmax (SLUTS AND HO's LIKE MAKING IT ON SLEEP NUMBER BEDS)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
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AKA Urban Renewal.

18 posted on 03/16/2012 11:57:44 AM PDT by jmax (SLUTS AND HO's LIKE MAKING IT ON SLEEP NUMBER BEDS)
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To: Olog-hai
So what happened to the NASA announcement that global sea level was now dropping? I remember reading it on FR a week or so ago.

Google “Sea Levels Rising” and “Sea Levels Lowering” and see the number of news stories supporting each. Just crazy.

19 posted on 03/16/2012 12:00:43 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Olog-hai

As seas rise, researchers say devastating floods could soon wreak havoc on cities in New Jersey

And that’s bad, why?


20 posted on 03/16/2012 12:09:51 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Olog-hai

21 posted on 03/16/2012 12:12:27 PM PDT by tomkat (it's patrick henry time)
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To: NavyCanDo

The ocean rises and falls every single day on the Jersey shore (and every other shore in the world). They call this phenomenon “tides”....


22 posted on 03/16/2012 12:33:11 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Not to mention that the crustal plate rebound effect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-glacial_rebound


23 posted on 03/16/2012 12:34:23 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Olog-hai

Once again “scientists” prove that if we don’t raise taxes on the rich we are all going to die!


24 posted on 03/16/2012 12:50:20 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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ooooh, booga, booga! I wish these fear-mongers would give it a rest.


25 posted on 03/16/2012 6:28:09 PM PDT by Jenny217
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