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is sea level rising? - chootspa - 01-09-2018

Yes. Yes it is. Here's our own government on that:

Florida is losing Everglades. 
Islands are disappearing, even if their inhabitants think they can find shelter in denial. 

However, the ocean floor is also lowering.

These two things aren't mutually exclusive. They're both happening. And it's not good news. 

Quote:In a study published Thursday in the journal Biogeosciences, a team from the U.S. Geological Survey documented a dramatic erosion of the sea floor around coral reefs, ranging from a few inches to nearly three feet since the 1930s. Combined with sea rise, the disappearing bottom means the hazards facing coasts — storm surge from hurricanes and even erosion from everyday waves — will likely be worse than now projected, especially for the low-lying Keys.

RE: is sea level rising? - BornAgainAmerican - 01-09-2018

Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats to Influence Policy

Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion.

“What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, I’d say, misleading, sometimes just wrong,” Koonin said, referring to elements within the Obama administration he said were responsible for manipulating climate data.

He pointed to a National Climate Assessment in 2014 showing hurricane activity has increased from 1980 as an illustration of how federal agencies fudged climate data. Koonin said the NCA’s assessment was technically incorrect.

“What they forgot to tell you, and you don’t know until you read all the way into the fine print is that it actually decreased in the decades before that,” he said. The U.N. published reports in 2014 essentially mirroring Koonin’s argument.

RE: is sea level rising? - autie - 01-09-2018

Read.  Learn.  Go Fish

RE: is sea level rising? - chootspa - 01-09-2018

(01-09-2018, 05:37 PM)autie Wrote:

Read.  Learn.  Go Fish

I think only one of those three things will happen.

RE: is sea level rising? - chootspa - 01-10-2018

Here's a sea level rise viewer from the US government.

RE: is sea level rising? - Agent99 - 01-10-2018

What happens if the rivers get too high to drift on?

RE: is sea level rising? - BornAgainAmerican - 01-10-2018

(01-10-2018, 03:08 PM)Agent99 Wrote: What happens if the rivers get too high to drift on?

Cry me a river A99!

RE: is sea level rising? - chootspa - 01-11-2018

Quote:“We’ve measured sea level rise wrong for 20 years – and it’s higher than previously thought.” Well, no, not really. This is just one of the misleading headlines about the first study to try to work out how much the ocean floor is sinking under the weight of all the extra water pouring into it.
What’s more, climate deniers twisted the findings beyond all recognition, claiming “climate alarmists” were using the sinking sea floor as an excuse for why sea level isn’t rising as fast as predicted (it is and they aren’t).
So what is the actual story? Researchers have known for many decades that Earth’s crust is elastic and sinks in response to increased weight. “We are really sure about this,” says Thomas Frederikse of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

The rest is paywalled off, but you get the point. Sea level is rising (as predicted), ocean floor is sinking with all the extra weight, both are problems.

RE: is sea level rising? - chootspa - 01-11-2018

Here's a Newsweek article that follows that pattern:

Quote:So much extra water is being added to the world’s oceans from melting glaciers that the ocean floor is sinking underneath the increasing weight. This ocean floor deformation also means we have miscalculated just how much ocean levels are rising, and the problem could be far worse than previously believed.

Notice it doesn't say sea level isn't rising or that it isn't rising as predicted. It just says the overall water volume may be higher than previously thought because the ocean floor is also sinking. 

Quote:This mass melting of ice has raised sea levels, a problem whose consequences we’re already starting to see.

RE: is sea level rising? - jafs3 - 01-11-2018

I think we've messed things up past the point of being able to salvage them, in large part.

It's sad, tragic really, given the consequences that will result from our short-sighted narrow vision.