Skip to comments.Seas Rise, Fla. GOP Leaders Balk at Climate Change
Posted on 06/07/2014 7:00:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Few places in the nation are more vulnerable to rising sea levels than low-lying South Florida. It's a tourist and retirement mecca built on drained swampland.
Other coastal states and the Obama administration are taking aggressive measures to battle the effects of global warming. But Florida's top Republican politicians are challenging the science and balking at government fixes.
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silly wagging tongues. the barnacles on the sea wall near me says it all. And they say nuthin has changed in over 25 years. Show me these rising seas.
Where’d you get that picture of my girlfriend?
Washington DC was built on drained swampland.
I vacationed there at the same Vero Beach location last year and the reefs were more exposed at low tides and the beach water line was not any closer. That's more than 35 years of rising sea levels, which had not shown any rising sea levels.
Left unmentioned in this article is the FACT that as a major metropolitan area, Miami and its neighbors has been pumping out ground water for DECADES! Over-pumping beyond recharge rate is a known cause of land subsidence and thus a contributory causation of flooding.
I am not for a minute saying that this is the sole reason for flooding in the area but this reporter failing entirely to mention this little tidbit seems to show a single issue concern, perhaps from some briefing papers?
Same with New Orleans. The sea level was higher than either of those cities 200 years ago.
Indeed it is, and what few people mention is that the more water you pump out, the more dissolution of the underlying limestone which occurs, and therefore more sinkholes, and a lowering of the ground. The general land under Florida is getting lower, not just the sea level rising.
Actually, the highest point in Florida is 345 ft above. Mt Britton near the Alabama boarder.
I live about 14 ft above sea level in coastal Georgia for now. Have noted no rise on the beach road that will flood during storms, but, hardly ever otherwise. At high tide it’s about 1 foot above the water level.
Soon, we plan on selling out and buying a sailboat, living in a local marina. I’ll be AT sea level then and I’ll keep track.
The Dimwits at AP/ABC shouldn't confuse possible erosion with Globull Warming.
What seal level rise? Chicken Little dashes about, exclaiming “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”, but there is no independent confirmation of the phenomenon.
Wouldn’t that mean it would be unnecessary to dredge the harbor? And where is all this “extra” water coming from, a huge spring opened up on the seabed and suddenly more water is being poured into the ocean?
The Arctic and Antarctic sea ice cover is GROWING, which means even more water is being converted to the solid form, because of the overall LOSS of heat from the hydrosphere and atmosphere of the planet.
How’s your girlfriend and my children doing?
my guess is that she is EVERYBODY'S girlfriend.
No wonder I don’t catch anything. Using the wrong bait. Tonight I will use Coors light. See if I can reel something in.
Given that I live in the Tampa Bay area and do not require flood insurance because I am higher than 65 ft above MSL, I think you dropped a significant digit here. The highest point in the Florida Peninsula is at Bok Tower in Lake Wales at 324 ft MSL while the very highest point is in the Panhandle west of Tallahassee at Britton Hill (345 ft).
Given that a storm surge from a hurricane can easily be 25-30 feet, your number would mean we all build on stilts even inland. The interior of the peninsula ranges up from 150 ft MSL.
Way past time for the swamp to reclaim its own.
In the Phoenix valley, the large areas on the west side have subsided 18 feet in the last sixty years. Agricultural and domestic groundwater usage has taken the water from the aquifer and as the sponge looses water, it shrinks and the land is lower.
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?