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Rising Sea Level Big Concern Along S.C.
Associated Press ^ | December 07, 2006 | Unknown

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: chickenlittle; climatechange; coastalenvironment; globalwarming; theskyisfalling; wereallgonnadie
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Glad it's just one State affected.
1 posted on 12/07/2006 4:18:58 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

How far has it risen already?


2 posted on 12/07/2006 4:19:54 PM PST by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: BenLurkin

one or two millimeters, if memory serves...


3 posted on 12/07/2006 4:21:14 PM PST by agooga (Let the Wookie win!!!)
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To: decimon

How much (actual measurement) has the ocean risen there? I didn't see that little 'fact' anywhere in the article. Must be a minor oversight...


4 posted on 12/07/2006 4:21:15 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: decimon

These people need to look on the bright side-by a home in Summerville and you'll have beach front property in thirty years.


5 posted on 12/07/2006 4:21:17 PM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: decimon
No doubt a blessing ~ if true.

On the other hand, imagine if the ice came back ~ South Carolina'd be 150 miles inland from the new shoreline, and all those hotels and golf courses would be ruined.

6 posted on 12/07/2006 4:21:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: decimon

That happens where I live too. The sea comes rolling in a couple hundred feet about twice a day, then I guess the ice caps refreeze, because it rolls back out. Its a little more than every 6 hours..Weird.


7 posted on 12/07/2006 4:22:50 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, thats how you sell clothing.)
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To: decimon
H. John Heinz III Center for Science

Yup. That right.

Mrs. Jon Carry is funding this study

Link

8 posted on 12/07/2006 4:24:08 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: King Moonracer

oh my god it must global tideing it happens hear too
the ocean is moving the ocean is moving the ocean is moving


9 posted on 12/07/2006 4:25:59 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: decimon
The rising ocean is "going to shave off a ton of landscape along the coast,"

"A ton" is such a precise, scientific term.

Oh, I forgot. This isn't science. It's research grant fundraising.

10 posted on 12/07/2006 4:26:10 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: decimon

http://www.charleston.net/assets/webPages/departmental/news/Stories.aspx?section=localnews&tableId=121751&pubDate=12/7/2006

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's most recent estimate says the sea level in Charleston will likely rise 19 inches this century, and scientists have been predicting a decades-long cycle of more active hurricane seasons. Some scientists also believe warming seas will make hurricanes more powerful.


11 posted on 12/07/2006 4:26:12 PM PST by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: decimon

It's called erosion.....nothing to see here folks now move along.


12 posted on 12/07/2006 4:26:59 PM PST by Normal4me
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To: decimon
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” -- H. L. Mencken
13 posted on 12/07/2006 4:27:22 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Ever learning . . .)
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To: kinoxi

Data seem to indicate ~ 2-3 mm / yr rise on the East & West Coasts. Maybe the Kennedy Compound will be washed away. ;-)


14 posted on 12/07/2006 4:27:58 PM PST by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: decimon
Lived on Hilton Head for a while and there is an ongoing beach re nourishment program.

Barges off shore aways pipe sand onto the beaches so all those hotels and houses don't fall into the ocean.

Ruined my metal detecting,but I just played more golf;)

The cause is open to conjecture.

15 posted on 12/07/2006 4:31:58 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: decimon
Three summers ago, a married couple became ill from eating a toxin-polluted barracuda that had been caught off the South Carolina coast.

Three years ago someone became sick by a fish that someone says was caught off the SC coast. Who says so? Where is the proof? Someone at work was off today for eating sushi at a Phoenix restaurant. Proof of global warming? Don't think so.

16 posted on 12/07/2006 4:33:45 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: decimon

A rising tide lifts all boats.


17 posted on 12/07/2006 4:33:57 PM PST by samtheman (The Democrats are the DhimmiGods of the New Religion of PC)
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To: decimon
Barracuda. It's what's for dinner.

YUK!

18 posted on 12/07/2006 4:34:01 PM PST by wireman
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To: decimon

Lot of usage of the word "could" in this piece of crap report.


19 posted on 12/07/2006 4:34:51 PM PST by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: decimon
Beautiful Beaufort by in the sea...
20 posted on 12/07/2006 4:36:33 PM PST by null and void (To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone. --Reba McEntire)
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To: decimon
The (extremely unlikely but hysterically Prophesied) 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...

So what?

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!!!!!!!!!! 

21 posted on 12/07/2006 4:37:22 PM PST by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: JennysCool

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.


22 posted on 12/07/2006 4:37:56 PM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: kinoxi
How much (actual measurement) has the ocean risen there?

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!

23 posted on 12/07/2006 4:38:15 PM PST by webheart
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To: al baby

oh my god it must global tideing it happens hear too
the ocean is moving the ocean is moving the ocean is moving
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if the sky falls at the same time, this could be SERIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 12/07/2006 4:41:13 PM PST by drhogan
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To: WorkingClassFilth

That is a great quotation!


25 posted on 12/07/2006 4:42:10 PM PST by drhogan
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To: 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; Abbeville Conservative; acf2906; ...
We're all gonna drown!!

South Carolina Ping

Add me to the list. / Remove me from the list.

26 posted on 12/07/2006 4:42:11 PM PST by upchuck (Republicans didn`t lose this time around because they were conservative, but because they WEREN`T!)
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To: JennysCool
"A ton" is such a precise, scientific term.

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.

27 posted on 12/07/2006 4:43:24 PM PST by LexBaird (98% satisfaction guaranteed. There's just no pleasing some people.)
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To: agooga
one or two millimeters, if memory serves...

OMG, RUN, RUN for your life! One might wonder how you can calibrate a sea level rise of one millimeter.

28 posted on 12/07/2006 4:44:18 PM PST by SampleMan
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To: JennysCool
"A ton" is such a precise, scientific term.

The should use the more precise term "sh!tload." It's more fitting for this type of study.

29 posted on 12/07/2006 4:45:33 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: decimon
If Global Warming were a real threat to increase sea level, we would see a decline in the market value of coastal real estate that is only a few feet above sea level.

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.

30 posted on 12/07/2006 4:46:07 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: drhogan

It's an apt one, too.


31 posted on 12/07/2006 4:49:09 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Ever learning . . .)
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To: toddlintown

I caught that too: 5 "coulds" + 1 "likelihood" = Al Gore's mantra.


32 posted on 12/07/2006 4:50:07 PM PST by ironmaidenPR2717 (A nation of sheep will produce a government of wolves.)
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To: BenLurkin
How far has it risen already?

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.

33 posted on 12/07/2006 4:50:11 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

I can tell there is a big concern there. Every night on the nightly news they show streams of cars leaving South Carolina. /s


34 posted on 12/07/2006 4:51:02 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Phsstpok

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.


35 posted on 12/07/2006 4:51:54 PM PST by Martins kid
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To: King Moonracer; decimon
That happens where I live too. The sea comes rolling in a couple hundred feet about twice a day, then I guess the ice caps refreeze, because it rolls back out. Its a little more than every 6 hours..Weird.

Yep, sheer "lunacy", isn't it?

36 posted on 12/07/2006 4:51:54 PM PST by tarheelswamprat (So what if I'm not rich? So what if I'm not one of the beautiful people? At least I'm not smart...)
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To: JennysCool
"A ton" is such a precise, scientific term.

This is what's known as a "royal ton."

37 posted on 12/07/2006 4:51:55 PM PST by decimon
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To: King Moonracer

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


38 posted on 12/07/2006 4:53:23 PM PST by Cyman
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To: decimon

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)


39 posted on 12/07/2006 4:53:54 PM PST by irishtenor (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: tarheelswamprat
That happens where I live too. The sea comes rolling in a couple hundred feet about twice a day, then I guess the ice caps refreeze, because it rolls back out. Its a little more than every 6 hours..Weird.

I thought that was from the penguins diving in and out of the water.

40 posted on 12/07/2006 4:56:15 PM PST by decimon
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To: King Moonracer

That's rich.


41 posted on 12/07/2006 4:56:24 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: Cyman
I thought that was it too but I found out that it was the ground that was rising and falling.

Yes, of course. The Earth is a living organism that breathes in and out.

42 posted on 12/07/2006 4:58:24 PM PST by decimon
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To: dhuffman@awod.com

Interesting. Just what term do they use to refer to this theory?


43 posted on 12/07/2006 4:58:29 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: upchuck
We're all gonna drown!!

Well, except for those smart enough to build a two story......

44 posted on 12/07/2006 5:00:21 PM PST by MACVSOG68
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To: wireman

Exactly what I thought. I don't know anyone who eats cuda.;-)


45 posted on 12/07/2006 5:00:53 PM PST by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: decimon
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.

I wish these officials would spend more time in Minnesota addressing our concerns for global warming.

Since global warming became a topic of concern and many have reaped riches and popularity because of it, our black bear no longer sh!t in the woods.

46 posted on 12/07/2006 5:00:59 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: Popman; decimon
H. John Heinz III Center for Science

Yup. That right.

Mrs. Jon Carry is funding this study

Now we know why she named her foundation "the Tides Foundation". /grin

47 posted on 12/07/2006 5:01:02 PM PST by tarheelswamprat (So what if I'm not rich? So what if I'm not one of the beautiful people? At least I'm not smart...)
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To: BenLurkin



http://www.fathersforlife.org/REA/warming10.htm

If you read this article, you will see the factual case that there may have been no statistically significant rise in the sea level since 1840. Now, the Carolinas may be sinking like Louisiana ...


48 posted on 12/07/2006 5:03:49 PM PST by Sundog (Have you watched a good sunset lately?)
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To: decimon
That could be dangerous with scientists warning the ocean could extend 100 feet or more inland in the next century.

Sheesh! What poppycock! Erosion alone could do better than that in the next century.

49 posted on 12/07/2006 5:07:01 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Plutarch

land in greenland should be cheap, it is a huge island with a population of about 60,000 with a stable gov


50 posted on 12/07/2006 5:08:24 PM PST by antti tuuri
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