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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
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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 Road Warrior 04 (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 Road Warrior 04 (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 Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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