Scientists measure sea rise from polar ice melt

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USAPragmatist wrote:

This in addition to the recent report of ocean acidification is adding even more clarity to the perils of the human-influenced climate shifts we are currently experience. We are far beyond the time to have serious action on minimizing these effects, I just not hope we are too late, but my gut is telling me we are.

Nov 29, 2012 2:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

I fear for my children.

Nov 29, 2012 6:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
candide08 wrote:

Some of the deniers are worried about how much it will cost, while their forced delays only make it exponentially more expensive.

Nov 29, 2012 6:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
morbas wrote:

As Greenland loses Ice mass, as Antarctica looses Ice mass. That land mass buoys up. As the Oceans fill up the water mass pushes down the sea board, further exasperating the loss of island and shore-line (Eastern sea board) land. Nothing good here.

Nov 29, 2012 8:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AZWarrior wrote:

Don’t be stupid. Move away from the coast. The sun is getting warmer and tgere is nothing man can do about it.

Nov 29, 2012 9:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
borisjimbo wrote:

I’m guessing Jim Inhofe’s response will be to defund whatever scientific organizations are doing this work.

Nov 29, 2012 11:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
flashrooster wrote:

The sad thing is that here in America we’ve let people like AZWarrior determine our policy on this issue, which is mostly a policy of denial, spearheaded by a political party made up of many people who don’t even believe in science. How on earth did we allow ourselves to be driven so far off of the pragmatic, progressive path that had served us so well for over two centuries? We’ve had this denial crap blown up our arses so profoundly for so long now that it will be extremely difficult for us to make the sacrifices that are necessary in being a responsible member of the world community, all in order for a relative few to become obscenely rich, without a thought to our future generations. If there is a God, we’d better be prepared for the worst because we’ve sure earned it.

Nov 30, 2012 12:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
mikefromaz wrote:

Living in Arizona will likely be studied by anthropologists one day as an isolated instance of lack of development of a segment of the human species. Trust me, as an Arizonan who isn’t afraid of science, and doesn’t see the “devils work” in everything I don’t agree with or understand, you would be amazed what passes for “critical thinking” here. The end result I am sure of decades of being tied for dead last in education rankings in our country.

Nov 30, 2012 7:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

This is not going to be disturbing to opponents of global warming theory. 11mm is about 3/8 inch. And at the end of the century this study anticipates between about 20 to 40 inches in higher sea level.

I’ve seen predictions in news articles and online that talked about rises to drown the Statue of liberty. I’ve read about projected rise of anywhere between 3 feet to 200 feet. I thought that was nonsense. Most projections anticipated about 3 feet.

What this study seems to say is that sea level rise will be barely noticeable and strong winds would make more of a difference to coastal areas than the rise of sea level. But I can think of some coastal areas where 3 feet won’t do them any favors.

Dec 02, 2012 9:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

Earth is still doing exactly what it has for eons. The only difference today is there are legions of scam artists ready and willing to fleece the legions of sheep.

Dec 02, 2012 11:38am EST  --  Report as abuse

The new figures for 2010 from the WMO show that CO2 levels are now at 389 parts per million, up from about 280 ppm compared to the mid 1700s. Negotiators from many nations will gather this month in Doha in a last ditch effort to find a replacement for the expiring Kyoto Protocol climate regulations of 1997. (AP, Nov. 21, 2012)

So with this historical peak in climate heating CO2 air pollution, why have not actual earth temperatures risen accordingly?

Here are some contemporary global temperature findings of well-respected, nonpartisan climate science experts:

• Long term NOAA climate data show no significant wet/dry climate trends related to CO2 levels;
• There are no extreme high temperature trends correlated to CO2 levels;
• No correlations are observed in CO2 levels with the number or intensity of weather disasters such as tornadoes, tsunamis and hurricanes;
• Current CO2 levels are below optimal for plant life, and doubling CO2 levels would only increase global temperatures by a nominal one degree;
• There would be positive impacts of global warming such as the doubling of CO2 and moderate warming would benefit humanity with better agricultural crop yields. (WSJ, Sept.14, 2012)
• According to Britain’s Meteorological Office, the world’s climate has cooled during 2011 and 2012. The figures show that, although global temperatures are still well above the long-term average, they have fallen significantly since 2010. (The Sunday Times, Nov. 18, 2012)

Dec 02, 2012 1:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I suppose that when we started measuring and recording temperature, the earth was supposed to stop doing everything it did in the past and conform to what a bunch of scientist say is normal?

If there is ever another ice age, it will be our fault. If there are ever more fish bones deposited on the tops of mountains, it will be our fault. If there is ever another asteroid that impacts the earth, it will be our fault. If a single species ever goes extinct again, it will be our fault. If two continents ever collide again, it will be our fault. Etc.

All those ice cores that we paid to have collected and analyzed, with all their findings on natural occurrences over thousands of years; all of that meant nothing because we have a little spike over the last 100 years on some chart. Because carbon dating is an exact science, the years built up in ice by mathematical precision (sarcasm).

I’m all for letting people be spooked until it breeds tax policy and regulations that everyone pays for. I outgrew white guilt decades ago and I refuse to start feeling the guilt of humanity.

@sjfella, good post.

Dec 02, 2012 3:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

@sjfella and lysander Tucker- so you free yourselves from the “scam artists” of science and surrender yourselves to the “scam artists” that are global resource conglomerates.

But it is comforting to hear that the frying pan and the fire can be heated with fossil fuels sans “guilt” and few are likely to get more than the soles of their shoes damp.

Dogmatism lives – it’s just having a mood swing and a bad day.

Dec 02, 2012 7:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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