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California to see higher than average sea level rise, report says
Los Angeles Times ^ | June 22, 2012 | Tony Barboza

Posted on 06/22/2012 5:02:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Sea levels along the California coast are expected to rise as much as 1 foot in 20 years, 2 feet by 2050 and as much as 5 1/2 feet by the end of the century, climbing slightly faster than the global average and increasing the risk of flooding and storm damage, a new study says.

“Sea level rise isn’t a political question it’s a scientific reality,” said Gary Griggs-Wanker, a coastal geologist at UC Santa Cruz and a member of the committee that issued the report.

The 274-page report was drafted by a committee of U.S. scientists that formed as a result of a 2008 executive order by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, which directed state agencies to plan for the effects of sea level rise.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: climategate; globalwarming; hoax

1 posted on 06/22/2012 5:02:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

California will now pass legislation outlawing the Sun for getting warmer than it prefers. And will tax all the people on an increasingly sliding scale until it performs accordingly.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 5:06:21 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Guns Walked -- People Died -- Holder Lied -- Obama Golfed (thanks, Secret Agent Man))
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To: freedumb2003
Gary Griggs-Wanker

Who could believe anything this guy says with a name like that??

3 posted on 06/22/2012 5:08:31 PM PDT by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So is the Pacific Ocean tilting east and Japan will have corresponding lower levels?


4 posted on 06/22/2012 5:08:35 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The only way to solve this “problem” is to jail Bush/Cheney/Halliburton for war crimes, take all the money from the rich, burn Wall Street, destroy Israel.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 5:09:45 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gee Al Gore’s $9 million California seaside mansion might get flooded. You think that Mr. the seas are going to rise and inundate our coasts would have seen that coming.


6 posted on 06/22/2012 5:11:01 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If you are on a subduction plate edge... and the ground is sinking, and it doesn't stop...

Well, what they taught me at culinary school is that there will be a slip, your land will rise back or buckle, and you will be overcooked toast.

Good luck California.

/johnny

7 posted on 06/22/2012 5:11:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I suppose that Kalifornica could be slipping into the sunset.
8 posted on 06/22/2012 5:16:17 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Sea levels along the California coast are expected to rise as much as 1 foot in 20 years, 2 feet by 2050 and as much as 5 1/2 feet by the end of the century, climbing slightly faster than the global average and increasing the risk of flooding and storm damage, a new study says. "

California is sinking under the weight of its gov't debt? Or illegal aliens? Or both?

9 posted on 06/22/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just California. The Oregon and Washington beaches will be just spiffy.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 5:18:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

so what? we are not going to be here after 12/21/2012, LOL


11 posted on 06/22/2012 5:19:52 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think we are getting our wish, and CA is slowly falling into the ocean.


12 posted on 06/22/2012 5:20:45 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: AU72

Water seeks it’s own level.


13 posted on 06/22/2012 5:20:54 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The ocean is not rising! California is sinking!!!


14 posted on 06/22/2012 5:20:54 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: freedumb2003
No, what will happen as in Colorado California will start charging for sunlight used, say for solar energy. You'd be stealing California's sun.

Colorado says that the rain is theirs and best not capture it in cisterns otherwise you'll be charged for stealing unless you pay a fee for the cisterns.

15 posted on 06/22/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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16 posted on 06/22/2012 5:23:08 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: reg45
California is sinking!!!

Not fast enough. How can we speed it up?

17 posted on 06/22/2012 5:23:51 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“scientific reality”

That no longer exists, it was replaced with government grants.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 5:27:40 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Sea levels along the California coast are expected to rise as much as 1 foot in 20 years, 2 feet by 2050 and as much as 5 1/2 feet by the end of the century..."

Can we hurry it up? Make it rise further?
Let's all burn some tires.

19 posted on 06/22/2012 5:31:30 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The article says the rise is 9 in not one foot. It also says for past 100 yrs it has risen 8 in. Much ado about nothing and one doesn’t even have to get into the cause for such a small increase.


20 posted on 06/22/2012 5:32:20 PM PDT by plain talk
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The land along the beaches rises and falls like twice a day, a distance of several feet. Nobody cares.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 5:39:55 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
See, because when I fill up the bathtub, parts of it get full quicker than other parts.

This is only being claimed because liberals live there.

22 posted on 06/22/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This character has set a timeframe by the end of which he’ll most likely be retired with his pension, sitting on the same stretch of beach that he predicted would be under water and belching after finishing off his ten-pack of beer.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 5:49:36 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“...poor and minorities hardest hit.”


24 posted on 06/22/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So...there’s a bright side to global warming? :)


25 posted on 06/22/2012 6:13:24 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope it happens before the first Tuesday in November.


26 posted on 06/22/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Lazamataz

Not to worry Laz - when I leave CA, I’m pulling the plug. It’ll sink soon enough - then I’ll have a beach in AZ!


27 posted on 06/22/2012 6:30:22 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Sooth2222

“California is sinking under the weight of its gov’t debt? Or illegal aliens? Or both?”

Neither. California is sinking under the weight of its own bullshiite.


28 posted on 06/22/2012 6:45:25 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I would imagine you’d be able to purchase some beachfront property at a nice price. Has the exodus inland started?


29 posted on 06/25/2012 9:46:28 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Sea levels along the California coast are expected to rise as much as 1 foot in 20 years, 2 feet by 2050 and as much as 5 1/2 feet by the end of the century, climbing slightly faster than the global average and increasing the risk of flooding and storm damage, a new study says.
So it's all in the future. Nothing actually has happened yet.

Or rather, what's happened is, chicken little's voice just went up 2 octaves.

30 posted on 06/25/2012 9:48:38 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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