Skip to comments.Legislation would limit sea-level plans to past patterns (So - you live on a coast?)
Posted on 05/26/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT by Libloather
Legislation would limit sea-level plans to past patterns
By Patrick Gannon
Last Modified: Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:23 a.m.
A controversy is churning over projections for sea-level rise through the end of this century and whether they should be used in drafting development policies along the coast today.
Draft legislation circulating among state lawmakers, lobbyists and advocacy groups would prohibit state and local government agencies from using projections of accelerated sea rise due mainly to global warming and the melting of polar ice caps when forming coasting development policies and regulations.
If enacted as written, the measure would require rates of sea-level rise to be determined using historical data "limited to the time period following the year 1900," but not "scenarios of accelerated rates of sea level rise."
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I see the problem as government thinking they were authorized the power to draft policies for development. Perhaps the founders would believe that should be left to the free people.
Take a glass of water and put water into it.
Drop an ice cube into it and make a mark on the glass to indicate the current level of water. Wait for the ice to melt (global warming scam) and check the mark once again for the simulated global flooding that will occur.
WHAT THE HECK! The water level is still the same. How can that be?
The only solution to the rising water marks on land can only be by ice and water coming to the earth by alien vessels from space dumping their ice and water here on earth.
Sounds right to Gorebots doesn’t it?
They should be returned to the 1967 lines.
Your example assumes that the ice is in the water already. Sea ice melting never has been behind concerns of sea levels rising. The concern about sea level rise was from:
1) Ice sheets and glaciers melting (ie, the ice that is on land in Greenland, Antarctica, etc - not ice that is in the water already) - that ice isn’t currently displacing any water, so any portion of it that melts will add to sea levels unless offset by higher precipitation (and retention of said precipitation) elsewhere on land.
2) Thermal expansion. Heat water by 5 degrees celsius and you’ll get about a 0.1% increase in volume. So for a 1 degree celsius change, that’s about 240,000 cubic kilometers of increased volume. Over 360 million square kilometers of ocean, that’s about 0.67 m of additional depth (neglecting the fact that surface area would increase).
Regardless of what you think of the theory of global warming, your example is pretty far off from fact. You don’t need extraterrestrial water sources - heat will in fact expand water, and melting of ice on land will result in higher sea levels.