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Study: Rising sea levels will hit hard in South Florida
Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 20, 2011 | David Fleshler

Posted on 10/20/2011 9:15:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

A sea-level rise of just a few inches will bring flooding to South Florida cities, contaminate sources of drinking water and lead to sharp increases in utility bills over the next 20 or 30 years, according a study released Wednesday by Florida Atlantic University.

The study found that projected sea level increases of 3 to 6 inches by 2030, due to global warming, could overwhelm flood-control systems that in many areas are more than 50 years old. The authors provided a list of steps to be taken in the coming decades, from moving drinking-water wells inland to installing more pump stations, that could help the region cope with the higher water.

"Unprecedented sea level rise and other climate change impacts are likely to result in serious threats to the water supply, increased risks of flooding, hurricane damage, huge infrastructure investments and other consequences both known and unknown at this time," states the study, conducted by researchers at the university's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and College of Engineering and Computer Science.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwanking; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; gorebullwarning; manbearpig
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Should be able to get some good deals on beachfront property.
1 posted on 10/20/2011 9:15:48 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Oh, stop it.


2 posted on 10/20/2011 9:19:25 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: ilovesarah2012

“…3 to 6 inches by 2030, due to global warming,…”

I guess they haven’t gotten the memo. There is no man-caused global warming. There is no global warming period. Why are people still publishing these articles?


3 posted on 10/20/2011 9:20:52 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: ilovesarah2012

I am sure all the Libs that own property there will NOT sell it and buy mountain side property.

Just like their mentor Al Gore.


4 posted on 10/20/2011 9:20:59 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: 4buttons

If it would rise 17 feet I would have beach front property


5 posted on 10/20/2011 9:21:24 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: ilovesarah2012
beachfront property ... exactly !

During Al Gore's last screech fest about global warming Rosie O'Donnell, Christina Aguilera, and some other hollyflakes just completed construction on their estat

6 posted on 10/20/2011 9:21:28 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
beachfront property ... exactly !

During Al Gore's last screech fest about global warming Rosie O'Donnell, Christina Aguilera, and some other hollyflakes just completed construction on their estat

7 posted on 10/20/2011 9:21:37 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

More AGW hysteria...


8 posted on 10/20/2011 9:21:37 AM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Hoo boy. I had to check and see if this article was dated 2011 or 2001.

Didn’t they get the memo? Global Warming has been debunked for years now.

Now the algore weenies are into “Climate Change”.


9 posted on 10/20/2011 9:22:02 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Go to the Florida Keys for good beachfront property ...


10 posted on 10/20/2011 9:22:05 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: ilovesarah2012

whatta world when the doofus’ run the media.


11 posted on 10/20/2011 9:22:15 AM PDT by ken21
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To: ilovesarah2012

The good news is at least the Miami Dolphins won’t have to lose any more home games.


12 posted on 10/20/2011 9:23:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ilovesarah2012

From the same source as “Himalaya glaciers to disappear by 2010” no doubt.


13 posted on 10/20/2011 9:23:41 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: ilovesarah2012
OPPS! http://sciencedude.ocregister.com/2011/08/24/nasa-sees-drop-in-global-sea-level/136345/
14 posted on 10/20/2011 9:25:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: denydenydeny
its never been rising water.

As a lifetime Florida resident it is an always been the erosion of the beach from storms from waves washing out the sand.

15 posted on 10/20/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: ilovesarah2012

Didn’t I just see a news story that the sea levels have been lowering over the past 20 years?

New news story: If an astroid the size of Mt. Everest hit the ocean just off of Florida, a Tsunami would sweep all life off of the Peninsula! Minorities and women will be hit hardest. This “Could” happen, so we need a project to build orbiting telescopes and missiles to deal with the situation; this will necessitate doubling NASA’s budget.

New News story: If an astroid the size of Mt. Everest hit the Atlantic ocean just off the coast of Virginia, a tsunami would erase Washington D.C. from the map. So we need a project to build orbiting telescopes and missiles ... Wait a minute ... let’s think about this a little bit more ...


16 posted on 10/20/2011 9:26:48 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: ilovesarah2012; All

Has anybody told this numbnutz that Global Sea Levels have FALLEN for the past two years “Unexpectedly”??

FEAR! FEAR! FEAR!!
Only by accepting DEMOCRAT SOCIALISM as your Lord and Savior, can ye be saved!


17 posted on 10/20/2011 9:27:51 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Ken522
Go to the Florida Keys for good beachfront property ...

I was amazed to see how few beaches there are in the Keys.

18 posted on 10/20/2011 9:28:31 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Bearing Straight once had a land bridge. That got flooded when the earth warmed and the ice melted. Since our planet is always warming and cooling, would they rather sea levels went down 3 to 6 inches? Hmmm?

So they would rather see another ice age. I hear when most of North America becomes permafrost, corn and beans grow better and we don’t have to spend as much on heating.

When will the BS stop. Eventually Florida and New Orleans and New York will all be below sea level. They could lower sea level a bit by flooding Death Valley. Just dig a little rocky canal out to the coast. Think of all the lush farmland and life that it would create not to mention additional beach front property and another port.


19 posted on 10/20/2011 9:28:58 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Waterworld! Fish and Kevin Costner living together! Mass hysteria!


20 posted on 10/20/2011 9:29:24 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: ilovesarah2012

...in related science, melting icecubes will cause a glass of water to overflow.

this is from a left wing, pro-homo, pro-racist obama, liberal, left wing rag, which is probably on life support.


21 posted on 10/20/2011 9:30:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: dfwgator

LOL - That is a positive!


22 posted on 10/20/2011 9:34:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Hojczyk
If it would rise 17 feet I would have beach front property

If it would rise 2565 feet I would have beach front property here in Az. Another educated misfit looking for 15 minutes of fame or a Federal Grant to continue doing nothing productive for a few more years.

23 posted on 10/20/2011 9:35:48 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Do wrinkles float?


24 posted on 10/20/2011 9:37:13 AM PDT by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: scooby321

****erosion of the beach from storms from waves washing out the san*****

Precisely. All along the East Coast - municipalities dredge the shoreline and pile the sand back to the board walks or property lines. If they didn’t use heavy equipment - that could result in ‘shovel ready’ jobs.

Compare 19th century maps to today - and there is no loss of land mass to the oceans.


25 posted on 10/20/2011 9:38:48 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
So if the oceans should suddenly rise low-lying areas will be hardest hit.

To arrive at this conclusion it took a team of researchers from Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Where do I apply to study global warming?

26 posted on 10/20/2011 9:39:23 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to expand this tagline)
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To: Rinnwald
Waterworld! Fish and Kevin Costner living together! Mass hysteria!

LOL!

27 posted on 10/20/2011 9:39:23 AM PDT by American Quilter (Herman Cain for President: a conservative with 40 years of executive experience.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
The study found that projected sea level increases of 3 to 6 inches by 2030, due to global warming, could overwhelm flood-control systems that in many areas are more than 50 years old. The authors provided a list of steps to be taken in the coming decades, from moving drinking-water wells inland to installing more pump stations, that could help the region cope with the higher water.

There has been a decreasing rate of increase over the past century at least and no rise over the past few years, in fact, a slight decrease. The Greenland and Antarctic ice packs didn't disappear during the last five interglacial periods, all of which were significantly warmer than the current one that is due to end any time now.
28 posted on 10/20/2011 9:40:01 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: ilovesarah2012

The rising sea levels will cause the unicorns to migrate north, causing possible problems for farmers in Georgia who are raising Mouse-Deer.


29 posted on 10/20/2011 9:40:55 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I guess it is a good thing that the sea levels are falling. http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/sea-level-falling-in-2010/


30 posted on 10/20/2011 9:41:38 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: ilovesarah2012
Study: Rising sea levels will hit hard in South Florida

Interesting variation on Chicken Little's "The Sky is Falling!" crisis. Only this one is "The Sea is Rising!"

The Sun-Sentinel is to the left of Obama for those who may not be familiar with this paper.

31 posted on 10/20/2011 9:43:00 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It would be fun to have beachfront property here, but the water would have to rise 5230 feet. How long will it take at today’s rate of rise?


32 posted on 10/20/2011 9:43:04 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Tenacious 1
The Bearing Straight once had a land bridge.

Sorry, but if you can't spell "Bering Strait", do you expect me to take anything else seriously?

33 posted on 10/20/2011 9:44:14 AM 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: Tenacious 1
hey could lower sea level a bit by flooding Death Valley

YES! I. CALL. FOR. THE. FLOODING. OF. DEATH. VALLEY. TO. SAVE. THE. PLANET!
What about the Great Salt Lake and the Dead Sea? Those are below seal level aren't they?

34 posted on 10/20/2011 9:51:15 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Nuts; A house divided against itself cannot stand.)
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To: Gen.Blather
I live in Florida.

At the end of my backyard is saltwater. The water's at the same level it's been at for over 20 years... considering high and low tides. If it changes I'll let everyone know...

35 posted on 10/20/2011 9:52:24 AM PDT by GOPJ (OWS - a scam to shift blame for unemployment and misery away from Obama..)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The rising BS levels will hit the economy hardest.


36 posted on 10/20/2011 9:52:24 AM PDT by ResponseAbility (Islam...Imperialism in a turban.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I wonder how many of our tax dollars funded this research project.


37 posted on 10/20/2011 9:56:04 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Dear Lord these people are stupid.

I have a friend whose daughter was a contemporary of mine when they were in school. He and his wife have spent a fortune on schools and financial support since she graduated from HS in 2000. Now finally in the last year she has become economically self sufficient. They are so proud of her.

What does she do? She works for a foundation funded almost entirely by one person (IOW it would fail if it needed to make a profit). Her job? She goes to private sector companies and “teaches them how to shrink their carbon footprint”. In her parent’s minds she is now a truly productive member of society.


38 posted on 10/20/2011 9:57:39 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Should be able to get some good deals on beachfront property.
I'm a Florida homeowner, and let me assure you: you don't need Global Warming to get really good deals on beachfront property.
39 posted on 10/20/2011 10:01:34 AM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: moovova

Wrinkle necked trout float.


40 posted on 10/20/2011 10:17:13 AM PDT by BlowNegative (The Thing about Silent Warfare - Don't leave footprints)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Psst, leave them in their stupor (and they don’t like facts anyway), but, if there were global warming (manmade or otherwise), it would result in more evaporation, which would both have a cooling effect and at least partially counteract any sea level rise; just the opposite would occur if there were global cooling.

Apparently the Creator knew what He was doing by making 75% of the earth’s surface water to offset global temperature changes that are caused by sunspots, volcanoes, and other natural phenomena that actually do result in temperature changes.

And, I for one, am thankful for global warming - I can’t imagine living in an ice age.


41 posted on 10/20/2011 10:20:22 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: ilovesarah2012
I was raised in Vero Beach, Fl born there in the early 50s. My family had a marina on the Indian River Lagoon on the mainland side of the river (Intracoastal Waterway). I have spent a lot of time on the beaches there and the river. I also collect historical photos of structures of Florida, particularily the east coast. There are many buildings that are still there that show proximity to the ocean now that I have pictures of back in the 20s and before. In every one, the ocean is in the same position relative to the vintage pictures. There has been no rise at all in sea levels in the 80 - 90 years since. There has been erosion in some beaches, but the water is still the same distance from the structures... Case closed!

Mike

42 posted on 10/20/2011 10:21:07 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: 4buttons

Oh my Gorp! The world is about to end!

But wait...wait...the Dutch have worked with this for hundreds of years.....( oh never mind.)


43 posted on 10/20/2011 10:32:23 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2.009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Melting floating ice has no effect on sea levels.

The world’s only mass of ice on land, Antarctica, is increasing, not decreasing. Sea levels should be retreating.


44 posted on 10/20/2011 10:36:13 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

South Florida disappeared under 100 feet of water back in 1980.

It’s gone.


46 posted on 10/20/2011 10:42:49 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Mack the knife
New News story: If an astroid the size of Mt. Everest hit the Atlantic ocean just off the coast of Virginia, a tsunami would erase Washington D.C. from the map. So we need a project to build orbiting telescopes and missiles ... Wait a minute ... let’s think about this a little bit more ...

Could we arrange to have Congress in a joint session with Barky addressing them when it hits?

Pretty please??

Regards,
GtG

47 posted on 10/20/2011 10:44:37 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Guess I’ll have to file an insurance claim and move to my house in TENN !


48 posted on 10/20/2011 10:52:15 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: DManA
Any article which says:

"The vast majority of climate scientists agree that the release of greenhouse gases by human civilization is driving global temperatures higher, with projections of sea-level rise ranging from one to six feet over the next century."

has little merit in my eyes. As far as I am concerned, the ice melt runoff caused by the sun-induced global temperature increase adds to the sea volume and raises its level in relation to the land, but the reduced burden of the ice allows the land mass to rise in relation to the sea in places where ice was/is an issue (probably not Florida). Taking my cue from the article, won't the temperature increase cause evaporaation of the sea, thus reducing its level? Also, I am willing to bet Obozo's total wealth that the 6 feet rise is a TOTALLY discredited figure - just like AGW itself.

49 posted on 10/20/2011 11:27:45 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: ilovesarah2012

I had no idea Florida was only a couple of inches above sea level.


50 posted on 10/20/2011 12:49:15 PM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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