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Wall St. underwater: rising seas to hit NY hard
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/09 | Marlowe Hood

Posted on 03/15/2009 2:18:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

PARIS (AFP) – A predicted slowdown in Atlantic Ocean currents will cause sea levels along the US northeast coast to rise twice as fast as the global average, exposing New York and other big cities to violent and frequent storm surges, according to a new study.

Manhattan's Wall Street, barely a metre (three feet) above sea level, for example, will find itself underwater more often as the 21st century unfolds, said the study, published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience.

Sea levels vary across regions by up to 24 centimetres (9.5 inches), influenced in part by powerful currents that coarse around the globe in a pattern called the thermohaline circulation.

In the Atlantic, warm water moving north along the surface from the Gulf of Mexico helps temper cold winters in western Europe and along the US east coast, while frigid Arctic waters run south along the bottom of the sea.

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded in early 2007 that expanding ocean water driven by climate change will drive up sea levels, on average, anywhere from 18 to 59 centimetres (seven to 23 inches) by 2100, depending on how successful we are at slashing greenhouse gas emissions.

This rising water mark will erase several island nations from the map, and is likely to cause devastation in Asian and African deltas home to tens of millions of people.

More recent studies, taking the impact of melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Western Antarctic into account, forecast an even higher increase of at least one metre (39 inches) over the same period.

Jianjun Yin of Florida State University and two colleagues wanted to find out what impact these sea level rises would have at a regional level, especially along the American eastern seaboard.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: New York
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; climate; ipcc; jianjunyin; nyc; risingseas; underwater; wallstreet

1 posted on 03/15/2009 2:18:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Some idiots 15 minutes of fame again.


2 posted on 03/15/2009 2:19:15 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the gun..eat the cannolis.")
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That's a lot of bull.

A pedestrian passes in front of the statue of a bull in the Wall Street area in New York City. A predicted slowdown in Atlantic Ocean currents will cause sea levels along the US northeast coast to rise twice as fast as the global average, exposing New York and other big cities to violent and frequent storm surges, according to a new study. (AFP/File/Doug Kanter)


3 posted on 03/15/2009 2:19:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Jianjun Yin of Florida State University

Now I know it's BS!

4 posted on 03/15/2009 2:21:07 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wall Street is already underwater, for god’s sake.


5 posted on 03/15/2009 2:21:11 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: Don Corleone

Why worry? There wont be a Wall Street anyways once this Kenyan imbecile is done throwing our money away.


6 posted on 03/15/2009 2:22:04 PM PDT by max americana
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Britains's Prince Charles, seen here speaking at the Itamaraty Palace in Rio de Janeiro, warned Thursday that the current global financial crisis is "nothing" compared to the impact of climate change as he called for urgent environmental protection measures. (AFP/Vanderlei Almeida)


7 posted on 03/15/2009 2:22:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge


More Gore-BULL Fearmongering
8 posted on 03/15/2009 2:24:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: hkp123

Maybe this is what Travis Bickle meant when he said, “someday a real rain is gonna come to wash the scum off the streets.”


9 posted on 03/15/2009 2:24:06 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: NormsRevenge
slowdown in Atlantic Ocean currents will cause sea levels along the US northeast coast to rise twice as fast as the global average, exposing New York and other big cities to violent and frequent storm surges

Big cities like Denver?

10 posted on 03/15/2009 2:24:12 PM PDT by bgill
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To: NormsRevenge

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!


11 posted on 03/15/2009 2:25:53 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: NormsRevenge
...Union of Concerned Scientists showed that, due to rising sea levels, once-in-a-century storms would occur on average every 10 years by 2100.

I love this stuff. I don't trust the 3-day forecast. I'm gonna look to the UCS for guidance?

12 posted on 03/15/2009 2:25:54 PM PDT by HoosierHawk (Democrats - Looting American citizens for generations to come.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Move to the second floor.

Idiots pimping for research money.

Get a real job and quit sucking the life blood out of all the rest of us!


13 posted on 03/15/2009 2:27:01 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: NormsRevenge

YAWNNNnnnnnnn


14 posted on 03/15/2009 2:27:06 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: dfwgator
Yes! BS for sure!

Florida State University = Free Shoe University

I'll never get tired of describing FSU that way.

15 posted on 03/15/2009 2:27:30 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: NormsRevenge
UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The usual suspects.

16 posted on 03/15/2009 2:27:40 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The NYers will just have to raise the level of the city and build a seawall like my grandfather and the residents of Galveston did after the 1900 storm. Actually my grandfather didn't help build up the island, he left as soon as he finished helping pick up 6000 to 10,000 bodies that were killed by the storm. The residents of NY will luckily have all kinds of heavy equipment, the Galveston residents had mules and shovels. I don't think people are that tough anymore.
17 posted on 03/15/2009 2:27:55 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Bushbacker1

I prefer to call them Clown U.


18 posted on 03/15/2009 2:28:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: mojitojoe

Just makin’ sure everyone has had their RDA ration of gubamint sponsored propaganda .. and then some. ;-)

no nascar race today, a nap sound awful good.


19 posted on 03/15/2009 2:32:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: dfwgator

I generally hail folks from FSU with FU!


20 posted on 03/15/2009 2:32:22 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: Don Corleone

Boy, no kidding. Too bad no one’s thought of seawalls yet.


21 posted on 03/15/2009 2:33:15 PM PDT by Ahithophel (Padron@Anniversario)
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To: NormsRevenge
according to a new study.

The decline in critical thinking and past known anomaly's is the utter demise of our era. Giving these morons any credence is fatal.

22 posted on 03/15/2009 2:37:36 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: NormsRevenge

Since this oceanic rise will also flood Boston and LA, methinks this is one of the absolute BEST thing that could happen to us...as long as we forbid the Obamaloons from moving to higher ground.


23 posted on 03/15/2009 2:39:58 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NormsRevenge

Quick....move the UN to a dryer climate outside the USA!!!!


24 posted on 03/15/2009 2:41:10 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98...Ain't no Newbie!)
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To: dfwgator

I see that UT lost today. Probably to keep UF out.


25 posted on 03/15/2009 2:42:43 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Ditter

Where did your grandfather go?


26 posted on 03/15/2009 2:50:33 PM PDT by karatemom (Jesus saves.)
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To: karatemom

Houston.


27 posted on 03/15/2009 2:52:08 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: NormsRevenge
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28 posted on 03/15/2009 2:52:51 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: NormsRevenge
What a bunch of nonsense. Just the other day I was watching how they were measuring the jet stream phenomena as it whips the cold water down from the arctic between Greenland and Canada/ Greenland and Europe. These winds are so ferocious along the surface of the atlantic that waves can't even form. It's thought these jet stream winds are what set up the Atlantic currents which flow all the way down to the gulf them back up to the arctic. So, these IPCC idiots, in another attempt to keep their global warming/ the sky is falling/ oceans are rising scam- which is really just a ploy to take over control of all the worlds energy, and sending the world back into the dark ages- is claiming the jet stream is going to vanish, and the Atlantic oceans current is going to stop and stand still in a spot just of the coast of NY somewhere, while the rest of the oceans current is going to keep moving, and pile up like a frieght train?

Once again, without any "scientific " proof whatsoever to back up their claims, the IPCC fear mongers take another shot at scaring governments into destroying the worlds economies for no good reason at all, with a stupid claim a grade 5 "scientist" can discredit simply by stirring his chocolate milk with a spoon, and watching how the circular flow of his chocolate milk in his glass does not stop in one spot and "pile up" in another. It slows down evenly until it stops, not raising the level of chocolate milk anywhere in his glass.

29 posted on 03/15/2009 2:53:55 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Don Corleone
Jianjun Yin of Florida State University and two colleagues wanted to find out what impact these sea level rises would have at a regional level, especially along the American eastern seaboard.

It's waaaaay to easy for liberals to get grant money.

30 posted on 03/15/2009 2:55:40 PM PDT by GOPJ (CEO:Chief Embezzlement Officer- CFO:Corporate Fraud Officer-CASH FLOW: money down the toilet.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Sea levels vary across regions by up to 24 centimetres (9.5 inches), influenced in part by powerful currents that coarse around the globe in a pattern called the thermohaline circulation." Sea levels vary across regions because of the gravitational pull of the moon, not currents.
31 posted on 03/15/2009 2:56:29 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Ditter

That makes sense. I had my earth science class watch Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm last year. The devastation was unbelievable. But you are right; they were tough. Amid all the loss, they did what they had to do.


32 posted on 03/15/2009 2:57:38 PM PDT by karatemom (Jesus saves.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded in early 2007 that expanding ocean water driven by climate change will drive up sea levels, on average, anywhere from 18 to 59 centimetres (seven to 23 inches) by 2100, depending on how successful we are at slashing greenhouse gas emissions."

And real scientists have concluded that Al Gore, the IPCC's cheif "scientist" apparently, is full of crap.

Further, there hasn't even been any "global warming" over the past 10 years, we have had instead, "global cooling".

Other real scientists have proved that any "global warming" over the 21 century is simply gradual warming reflecting our exit from the small ice. A scientist from the Alaska university has proven that the IPCC has chosen instead to ignore the data that was already there proving this, in order for the IPCC to push their political agenda of "global warming"

33 posted on 03/15/2009 3:03:37 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m betting this dude studied water world for his thesis.


34 posted on 03/15/2009 3:05:17 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Ditter

That wall is amazing. Granite, too, if I recall correclty. It’s not going anywhere.

And no, people aren’t that tough anymore.


35 posted on 03/15/2009 3:05:40 PM PDT by piytar (Obama = Mugabe wannabe. Wake up America.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rising sea’s means raising taxes


36 posted on 03/15/2009 3:08:28 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Don't tread on me)
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To: vigilante2

37 posted on 03/15/2009 3:14:16 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obamanation: an imploding administration headed by a clueless schmuck, with McCain as his Kowakian)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Isn’t this one of the theories in Gore’s movie that was debunked? Didn’t Gore base his rising oceans on the Gulf Stream that fluctuates as much as 20” every year?


38 posted on 03/15/2009 3:27:11 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: Bushbacker1

We are all DOOMED I tell you DOOMED.(yawn)


39 posted on 03/15/2009 3:27:16 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied;the Country died.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, shit.


40 posted on 03/15/2009 3:32:02 PM PDT by StatenIsland
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To: NormsRevenge
Chuckles - what a dolt.

He is THE argument against inbreeding.

41 posted on 03/15/2009 3:35:50 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: NormsRevenge

Well whatever? Wall Street has aleady ben hit with a tidal wave.

Gawd, does this BS never cease?


42 posted on 03/15/2009 3:39:42 PM PDT by dforest
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To: ApplegateRanch

Aaaargh! I was thinking the same thing...gondola franchises. Tell you what. You get the New York franchise and I’ll take the Boston one. I’m sure Boston will get hit just as bad.


43 posted on 03/15/2009 4:09:48 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: Eva
“Scientwists” are ignoring laws of physics, must be the consensus thing. Like water distribution around sphere with gravity.
God is throwing some cold water at their extortion scam by making this sunspot minimum really low and prolonged, with upcoming maximum being most likely low. Ans they can't do sheeeet about it, just watch their globullsheeeet fall apart.
44 posted on 03/15/2009 4:33:32 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: karatemom
The stories that Larson told in his book are exactly like the stories my grandfather told about surviving the storm. I read that Larson went to the Galveston library and read the true life accounts that survivors had recorded there. I think he did an excellent job.
45 posted on 03/15/2009 5:05:56 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: piytar

I am not tough, I’ll admit that. When my air conditioning goes out I fade.


46 posted on 03/15/2009 5:08:20 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: eyedigress
by powerful currents that coarse around the globe

Perhaps they meant to use the word "course". But editors can't be expected to catch that sort of thing in the first paragraph. I wonder how much they checked the rest of the article.

47 posted on 03/15/2009 5:37:19 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: NormsRevenge
NY under water? Now nagin can run against bloomberg!!!!!
48 posted on 03/15/2009 5:39:22 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It is hilarious when the AGW nutbags proclaim that Greenland’s melting will cover New York and London with water. Why didn’t this happen when Greenland had half the amount of ice it currently does—between 800-1200 A.D., before the “Little Ice Age”? There were tens of thousands of Norse farmers living there in 1400. Now those areas are covered with ice.


49 posted on 03/15/2009 5:43:20 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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Note: this topic is from 3/15/2009 . Thanks NormsRevenge.



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