Skip to comments.Rising Sea Level Big Concern Along S.C.
Posted on 12/07/2006 4:18:56 PM PST by decimon
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Global warming and a rise in sea levels could dramatically affect South Carolina's coast, according to scientists and environmental officials meeting at a conference in Charleston this week.
The rising ocean is "going to shave off a ton of landscape along the coast," which could drown marshes that act as buffers for storm surge, raising the likelihood of major flooding when the next hurricane hits, said Jim Morris, marine studies professor at the University of South Carolina and director of its Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences.
Morris was at the Southeast Regional Workshop on The Nation's Coasts, hosted by the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. The organization wants to help communities deal with rising sea levels associated with global warming.
The state's beach management law calls for a gradual retreat of new development from the seashore, but building pressures continue from Cherry Grove to Hilton Head Island, said Braxton Davis, a scientist with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's coastal office.
That could be dangerous with scientists warning the ocean could extend 100 feet or more inland in the next century.
Water temperatures also are rising and that could bring additional problems to South Carolina's coastal waters.
Three summers ago, a married couple became ill from eating a toxin-polluted barracuda that had been caught off the South Carolina coast.
The poisoning is normally associated with species in more tropical Caribbean waters, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But as warm waters expand northward, tropical fish, and potentially new hazards, are following into the South Atlantic's waters, experts said.
The notion that a static Earth is a good thing is inherently wrong. The Earth has been in a constant state of change since day one. There isn't a scientist on the planet who will dare to challenge that statement and, if they do, I guarantee you that I can end their careers inside of a very few minutes. Trying to force a stop to change in nature, almost any change, is inherently the most destructive action man can take. We aren't within a parsec of knowing enough to get it right.
And, frankly, I don't care if Tom Brokaw's beach house gets flooded. Get over it, and stop trying to screw around with nature's processes. And guess what? We're part of nature.
Period. End of discussion, you lame brained public money grant whores!!!!!!!!!!
They say a ton, we would say a truckload. That would be a pickup truck, a real truck could carry 20 tons, and that would really be noticeable along a hundred miles of coast line. If it were polonium.
Apparently it is enough that the next hurricane to hit will cause severe flooding, according to the article. We can't take the time to be bothered with any of those pesky little fact thingies LOL. Get ready for another Katrina!
oh my god it must global tideing it happens hear too
the ocean is moving the ocean is moving the ocean is moving
if the sky falls at the same time, this could be SERIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is a great quotation!
Gee, if that's all it takes to fix this global warming whinging, let's chip in and buy a new ton of gravel to replace it.
OMG, RUN, RUN for your life! One might wonder how you can calibrate a sea level rise of one millimeter.
The should use the more precise term "sh!tload." It's more fitting for this type of study.
I doubt that such a decline can be found, which serves to show that a futures market is needed in Global Warming. A bogus theory can fool the MSM, Academia and the Government, but it can't fool a market.
It's an apt one, too.
I caught that too: 5 "coulds" + 1 "likelihood" = Al Gore's mantra.
An excellent question for which I haven't an adequate answer.
To the proposition that extraterrestrial life should be plentiful, Enrico Fermi is reported to have asked, "Where are they?" That led to what is known as the Fermi Paradox. Regarding the dire effects of global warming, I now ask, "Where is it?" The Decimon Paradox. :-) We should have seen something by now.
I can tell there is a big concern there. Every night on the nightly news they show streams of cars leaving South Carolina. /s
I agree. Anyone who knows anything about Earth Sciences knows that the Earth is constantly changing. Weather changes from hour to hour. Climate is an average not a constant. There is no normal. Those who adapt survive. South Carolina had the misfortune of building cities along a low coast before the last ice age had entirely melted. We could all live like cavemen and the sea level would still rise.
Yep, sheer "lunacy", isn't it?
This is what's known as a "royal ton."
I thought that was it too but I found out that it was the ground that was rising and falling. It's a new scientific fact...... Global Erections
Do they REALLY think that the coastline will remain static? Soil erosian doesn't occur unless humans cause global warming? (Excuse me... that should have been GLOBAL WARMING because it is so vital)
I thought that was from the penguins diving in and out of the water.