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Sea levels set to rise by up to a metre: report from Australian climate study
Yahoo News ^ | 05/23/2011 | Madeline Coorey

Posted on 05/23/2011 7:32:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

SYDNEY (AFP) – Sea levels are set to rise by up to a metre within a century due to global warming, a new Australian report said Monday as it warned this could make "once-a-century" coastal flooding much more common.

The government's first Climate Commission report said the evidence that the Earth's surface was warming rapidly was beyond doubt.

Drawn from the most up-to-date climate science from around the world, the report said greenhouse gas emissions created by human industry was the likely culprit behind rising temperatures, warming oceans, and rising sea levels.

Its author Will Steffen said while the report had been reviewed by climate scientists from Australian science body the CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and academics, some judgments, including on sea levels, were his own.

"I expect the magnitude of global average sea-level rise in 2100 compared to 1990 to be in the range of 0.5 to 1.0 metre," Steffen said in his preface to "The Critical Decade".

He said while this assessment was higher than that of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change in 2007, which was under 0.8m, it was not inconsistent with the UN body which had said higher values were possible.

"We're five years down the track now, we know more about how those big ice sheets are behaving," Steffen told reporters.

"In part we have some very good information about the Greenland icesheet. We know it's losing mass and we know it's losing mass at an increasing rate.

"So that's telling us that we need to extend that upper range a bit towards a metre. Now there are commentators who say it should be even higher than that."

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


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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The report said a sea-level rise of 0.5m would lead to surprisingly large impacts, with the risk of extreme events such as inundations in coastal areas around Australia's largest cities of Sydney and Melbourne hugely increased.

Steffen said in some instances, a one-in-a-hundred year event could happen every year.

1 posted on 05/23/2011 7:32:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So, how much of a rise have they measured so far? Or is this just another load of crap?


2 posted on 05/23/2011 7:34:50 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans freed the Slaves Month")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

isn’t New York City and Florida under water yet?


3 posted on 05/23/2011 7:35:50 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like somebody has finally seen Al Bores movie.


4 posted on 05/23/2011 7:35:59 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: SeekAndFind

“set to rise”? Set by who? At the rate they are really rising, they had better hurry up!


5 posted on 05/23/2011 7:36:14 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve seen this story before. It turns out that the water level wasn’t rising after all. Gilligan was just moving the Professor’s tide gauge stick further out, using it as an anchor for a crab trap tether or some such.


6 posted on 05/23/2011 7:36:34 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SeekAndFind

No mystery. Gravity pushes water down under.


7 posted on 05/23/2011 7:36:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought that the consensus model results from 10 years ago said we’d have half a meter ocean rise by NOW?


8 posted on 05/23/2011 7:38:16 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: theBuckwheat

Lessee, Let’s do the math. If the seas were to rise a meter (or metre for you EuroEggheads, then we would have to calculate 1 metre x the cubic miles of the sea...Hmmm..just the concept of that means that someone (God?) would have to create a heck of a lot more water........

Preposterous and utterly silly in it’s face.


9 posted on 05/23/2011 7:39:47 PM PDT by Shady (The President has become Judas.......)
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To: SeekAndFind

They told us 15 years ago at Kyoto that the temperature was rising rapidly and it’s supposed to have been a lot higher by now. Instead temps have barely budged. That’s why they changed from “Global Warming” to “Global Climate Change”. Since this article is still using “Warming” they obviously failed to get the memo from Chicken Little Central.


10 posted on 05/23/2011 7:40:48 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: SeekAndFind

I call BS, period. =.=


11 posted on 05/23/2011 7:41:25 PM PDT by cranked
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m about 250 meters above sea level, so I’m not worried.

A one-meter rise may give New York, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco something to keep them busy, so I say: let ‘er rip.


12 posted on 05/23/2011 7:42:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is thisa another “Rapture” story ?


13 posted on 05/23/2011 7:43:08 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin ("Credit is the ruination of a nation")
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To: SeekAndFind

what DON’T liberals lie about?
...this is just another part of the AGW hoax.
actually the sea level has already stopped rising,
because the earth has been getting colder since 2003.
(remember the Hardley CRU leaks, that they were trying to “hide the decline” ?) quick sample of truth:

Rise of sea levels is ‘the greatest lie ever told’
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 28 Mar 2009 | Christopher Booker
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2402579/posts
Claim That Sea Level Is Rising Is a Total Fraud
Argentinian Foundation for a Scientific Ecology ^ | 6/22/07 | Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1855912/posts
Sea level may drop in 2010
WattsUpWithThat ^ | 1/17/2011 | John Kehr
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2658427/posts


14 posted on 05/23/2011 7:43:55 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: cranked

I would fear an attack by flying pigs before I would worry about the ocean rising a meter (approx 3 feet to us humans).


15 posted on 05/23/2011 7:44:13 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Shady
Lessee, Let’s do the math...

Surface area of the "world ocean:" 361 million square kilometers.

To wrap a slice of water one meter thick around all that area would take... let's see...

A meter is 0.001 km, so that's 361 million times 0.001 equals 361 thousand cubic kilometers, or almost 87,000 cubic miles of water. That's a cube 44.3 miles on a side. And that's not counting the increase in the surface area of the oceans that would result as they flooded inland over every continent.

16 posted on 05/23/2011 7:52:15 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: SeekAndFind

A meter? Right. And then monkeys are gonna fly outta my butt.


17 posted on 05/23/2011 7:57:43 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama stopped the rising of the seas. He said so. He doesn’t lie.


18 posted on 05/23/2011 7:58:22 PM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Switch off the EPA.)
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To: scooby321

“isn’t New York City and Florida under water yet?”

Not sure if they are below sea level yet, but I’ve heard that a lot of homeowners in both New York and Florida are “Under Water”.

I do know that a lot of the MSM folks in New York are “All Wet”!

Is this proof of sea levels rising?

“Enquiring Minds Want to Know!” [ask Bat Boy]


19 posted on 05/23/2011 8:00:23 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

0.3mm

Measured from a satalite.

If you believe that an object in space can measure o.3mm difference in a dynamic system.

Frankly, I find the notion silly.

And I am a rocket scientist.

YMMV.


20 posted on 05/23/2011 8:07:44 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: BwanaNdege

since most libs live on the coasts, asta la vista !


21 posted on 05/23/2011 8:08:51 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: mriguy67

the biggest global warming comes from nut jobs releasing nuclear bombs- I wish the left cared about the real threats more than the perceived one


22 posted on 05/23/2011 8:12:05 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: patton
Measured from a satalite.

You spell like a rocket engineer.

23 posted on 05/23/2011 8:12:47 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

20 years ago, I couldna spell diplomengineer.

then I are one.

Huh. Funny things happen.


24 posted on 05/23/2011 8:17:24 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sea levels are set to rise by up to a metre within a century due to global warming

After having every contemporary prediction fail, they're wising up again and only making predictions for when they're safely retired or dead and forgotten.

The trouble for them is that the people have wised up too and they'll no longer believe scientists wearing sandwich boards proclaiming "The End is Near, We Must Raise Taxes!"

25 posted on 05/23/2011 8:24:49 PM PDT by RJL
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To: patton

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/12/05/satellite-derived-sea-level-updated-trend-has-been-shrinking-since-2005/


26 posted on 05/23/2011 8:28:07 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: SeekAndFind
The government's first Climate Commission report said the evidence that the Earth's surface was warming rapidly was beyond doubt.

Even the head global warming fraudster, the University of East Anglia's Dr. Phil Green has admitted that there has been no statistically significant warming since 1995.

27 posted on 05/23/2011 8:29:45 PM PDT by RJL
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To: RJL

It’s gonna take a whole lot of global raining to raise the seas a meter. Everybody will be building arks in their backyards.


28 posted on 05/23/2011 8:36:00 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Charles Martel
I’ve seen this story before. It turns out that the water level wasn’t rising after all. Gilligan was just moving the Professor’s tide gauge stick further out, using it as an anchor for a crab trap tether or some such.

LOL! I'm going to use that one myself!

29 posted on 05/23/2011 8:37:36 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Or not. Nobody really knows for sure.


30 posted on 05/23/2011 8:40:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Send us money and we’ll save 12 inches. :)


31 posted on 05/23/2011 8:40:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: umgud
Everybody will be building arks in their backyards.

And then we'll have another group of scientists crying about the deforestation to build the arks... And the need for massive new taxes.

32 posted on 05/23/2011 8:41:36 PM PDT by RJL
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To: SeekAndFind

So, if he can predict that then he should be able to tell us just how much the sea will rise each year. Why doesn’t he do that and establish a water depth gauge at a set location and give us the reading year by year and she how correct he is, or does he expect that at the end of 100 years the sea will suddenly rise one meter?


33 posted on 05/23/2011 8:43:12 PM PDT by calex59
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To: SeekAndFind

Remind me...
Ten years ago they (the U.N.?) claimed that in 10 years there would be how many refugees due to flooding caused by “global warming”?


34 posted on 05/23/2011 9:09:46 PM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: calex59

Fortunately for Will, he won’t be around in 100 years for people to point out he was wrong. I guess that’s the advantage of making 100 year predictions.


35 posted on 05/23/2011 9:11:30 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: SeekAndFind
Even Al Gore doesn't believe this crap.

But he pretends to.


36 posted on 05/23/2011 9:49:52 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: SeekAndFind

Back in the early ‘90s, I bought some music CDs that had some AGW propaganda embedded in the liner notes. They stated things like “we have only 10 years to save the Earth, and it’s easy!”

Well that was nearly 20 years ago.
Clearly, we’re still here... so obviously, succeeded in saving the Earth!

NICE JOB EVERYBODY!


37 posted on 05/23/2011 10:28:03 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: SeekAndFind; markomalley; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; FreedomPoster; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

38 posted on 05/24/2011 2:50:10 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Steely Tom

Thanks Tom, ministering to my post-op wife so my brain is fried. She will be fine.


39 posted on 05/24/2011 5:22:16 AM PDT by Shady (The President has become Judas.......)
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To: mriguy67

I’m waiting for a commission to report that Ireland’s volcano is contributing to global warming and must be stopped or sanctions should be placed upon them.


40 posted on 05/24/2011 5:23:31 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: mriguy67

I’m waiting for a commission to report that Ireland’s volcano is contributing to global warming and must be stopped or sanctions should be placed upon them.


41 posted on 05/24/2011 5:23:42 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Friendly correction, ICEland. : )


42 posted on 05/24/2011 6:27:44 AM PDT by Shady (The President has become Judas.......)
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To: calex59

43 posted on 05/24/2011 8:51:25 AM PDT by StACase (Global Warming is CRAP!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“A meter?”

No, a metre. They are different I bet.


44 posted on 05/24/2011 11:05:18 AM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Luckily the land is set to rise .99 meters.


45 posted on 05/24/2011 11:13:05 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: StACase
Has to average over 11 mm/yr over the next 89 years to get to the one meter (metre) rise. And it's going up how much today? The alarmists claim 3.2 mm/yr which is probably a gross exaggeration. So starting right now, it's got to more than triple the current rate in order to get there.

The rise has dropped to 2.5 mm/year since around 2003 (coincident with the pause in "global warming") So your point is even stronger since the rise is slowing down not speeding up.

46 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:38 PM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: DBrow

Your recollection matches mine. We were also told, in 2003, that global warming had reached the “tipping point” and from now on would be “rapid and irreversible.”

We are now told, that if we do not do something immediately, global warming will begin to gravely affect us.

Most of the sea level rises/artic melt predictions have been moved several decades on, to 2020.


47 posted on 05/24/2011 5:18:48 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: palmer

48 posted on 05/25/2011 2:08:12 AM PDT by StACase (Global Warming is CRAP!)
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