I spoke to a climate change scientist yesterday from Rosenstiel and he said that the gulf stream is keeping our sea level 2 feet lower than that in the Bahamas. Any movement of the gulf stream (there could be shifting ocean currents) and we could be in deep shit immediately. Meanwhile the ice sheets are pooling water and breaking off and that also could cause an extreme rise if the water starts to flow. What I am saying is, this is serious stuff and that there is anyone who could consider Marco Rubio - a climate change denier - for the presidency is an insult to every family in Florida trying to keep their grand children's heads above water. Norman Braman, you are a dick head for supporting Marco Rubio with 7 Million dollars. The world's weather and water is in crisis and all you care about is him supporting your religion. I might remind you that your house might be underwater soon.
This is on NASA's website (you should really go to this link):
Now there is another potential impact that is grabbing scientists’ attention. Scientists are exploring the small but real possibility that even small shifts in ocean currents, possibly set in motion by global warming, may trigger the catastrophic melting of the world’s two great ice sheets.
By 2048 they expect 2 feet or more of sea level rise. Scientists say that means:
72% of Florida land surfaces will remain. Sandy barrier islands will be challenging to live on. Fill areas will be eroding, beach front rapidly eroding; storm channeling. (Good thing: I think that American Wet Dream Mall will be underwater.)Projections have been updated recently because of this Virginia Key Study:
Existing mangrove swamps collapse; inundation and collapse of lower freshwater marshes.
Much of upper and lower Keys inundated.
Coastal levees under wave attack.
Access to barrier islands and public works becomes difficult such as Turkey Point, South Dade landfill. (according to Peter Harlan FIU 2008)
What they are saying at Rosenstiel: sea level is not just rising here, the rate of the rise is accelerating. What can we expect:
In the next 20 years, what should we reasonably expect in southeast Florida? The median value of sea level from various observed trends in 2034 is around 6″, with a realistic range of 3-12″.They expect a range of 3 to 12 inches of sea level rise by 2034, less than 15 years away. How old will your children be? Marco Rubio's children will not be that old, just having grandchildren for Marco.
Year by year, flooding due to heavy rain, storm surge, and high tides will become more frequent and more severe. Water tables will continue to rise, and saltwater intrusion will continue to contaminate fresh water supplies.
|The coastal ridge is the yellow and green areas.|