Alarming stats on sea levels

Is must be asked — what sort of “ambitious measures” could possibly hold back the ocean? From The Raw Story:

Sea-level rise is occurring much faster than scientists expected – exposing millions more Americans to the destructive floods produced by future Sandy-like storms, new research suggests.

Satellite measurements over the last two decades found global sea levels rising 60% faster than the computer projections issued only a few years ago by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The faster sea-level rise means the authorities will have to take even more ambitious measures to protect low-lying population centres – such as New York City, Los Angeles or Jacksonville, Florida – or risk exposing millions more people to a destructive combination of storm surges on top of sea-level rise, scientists said…

3 Responses to Alarming stats on sea levels

  1. jawbone November 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Wonder if I’ll live long enough to see my house, on high ground and about 35 m. from the ocean, be ocean front property.

    Well, there is a pretty high ridge between me and the ocean to it may not make it all the way to my little corner of NW NJ suboonia. But we may get ocean breezes….

  2. jawbone November 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Of course, if the ocean gets to the first massive high ground barrier, it will mean there’s no NYC to be an economic hub. Or Newark and NY ports….

  3. Izquierdo November 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    I’ll post this breaking info before Imhotep does:
    A new study has revealed beyond all doubt that rising ocean levels are caused by human activity.
    Namely, Israelis and other Zionists peeing prolifically and deliberately into the rivers and oceans of the world.
    There was a viral YouTube video of septuagenarian Sheldon Adelson caught in the horrifying act of deploying his mighty and manly circumcised fire hose in the waters off Macau, but it was quickly removed by his minions in the State Department.

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