U.S. Gulf Coast hit by flooding after 24 hours non-stop rain

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morbas wrote:

Since 1870 the sea level rise is 9 feet, the rate is constant since 1992, atypical of any cyclic prognosis. This trend needs consideration for planning of flood potential through the next 142 years. The sea level rise had a cyclic component until 1992, now it is a constant rate, likely driven by excessive CO2 increase rate. ICE flow rates are zero in the Aleutians, ICE melt rate in Greenland is rapid, and Ice shelf loss in the Ant Arctic is in chunks the size of California. Circumnavigation of environmental regulations (outsourcing of American Manufacturing) to second rate countries is contributing to acceleration of global warming. Greenland ICE represents 9 meters (27feet) of global Ocean rise, Antarctica Ice represents 90 meters of sea level rise.
If this represents a base ice melt, then what will stop the Greenland Ice from shifting, perhaps slipping off into the Atlantic? Greenland ice volume would push sea levels upward 7.2 meters (23.6ft). This would likely stop the driver of the global ocean currents. Global climate would change rapidly and radical, a up ending civilizations on a global scale. We know what America looked like 100M years ago with no polar ice; two mountain ranges, Appalachian and Laramidia separated by the Western Interior Seaway. Florida completely awash. Russia and China would dominate the world.

Congress must open up infrastructure projects to enable USA economics. Reduce/eliminate naval shipping that uses waste grade oil fuel. Switch to North/Central/South America Rail infrastructure to include a Trans-Bearing Strait route as a matter of efficiency. Re-Engineer rail gauge for reliability and speed. Make Truck/rail/freeway portals at interstate intersections, thus reducing fuel consumption and promoting local electric transport. Build national level canals for water distribution relieving drought by using excessive fresh water run of. We might then improve CO2 sequester by irrigating our mid plane deserts. One of the canal paths through the Rockies could be coupled with a SF to Denver Maglev 2G space ramp using a common power generation infrastructure. Thus promoting Maglev transit as a spinoff of Space Access Maglev launch capacity.
We should build on a strategic infrastructure designed to make USA a Global transportation hub, linking Americas (North Central South) to the old world. Not because this is easy or hard, because this will be our challenge, we must be willing to better mankind.
Stop XL,
Naval Cargo ships have little (to none) emission regulations. “In one year, a single large container ship can emit cancer and asthma-causing pollutants equivalent to that of 50 million cars. The low grade bunker fuel used by the worlds 90,000 cargo ships contains up to 2,000 times the amount of sulfur compared to diesel fuel used in automobiles.” The Guardian April 23,2009. Waste Oil is used to power the worlds 90,000 vessels.

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Apr 30, 2014 11:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
zigo wrote:

Forget any investments: the GOP-supporting 1% are extracting capital from the USA and investing it in China. Reducing taxes = stop investing.
The high taxes of the 1940′s and 50′s created a high point for the US. Since then, the country gets milked as a cash cow for more productive investments elsewhere. Smart strategy.

Apr 30, 2014 2:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
zigo wrote:

Forget any investments: the GOP-supporting 1% are extracting capital from the USA and investing it in China. Reducing taxes = stop investing.
The high taxes of the 1940′s and 50′s created a high point for the US. Since then, the country gets milked as a cash cow for more productive investments elsewhere. Smart strategy.

Apr 30, 2014 2:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TrueScience wrote:

Climate Changed

Apr 30, 2014 4:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WeAreLosingIt wrote:

“No one knew it would keep raining” um, dont they have weathermen down there???

Apr 30, 2014 6:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:

Wet soil doesn’t subside as much as dry soil. Maybe the rain will help Southern Florida from disappearing into the ocean?

The soil in Southern Florida was dried out by various projects that drained land for agriculture and for urban development. The land used to have a thick layer of peat. When peat dries, it decomposes and turns into carbon dioxide – a green house gas.

Welcome the rain.

Apr 30, 2014 10:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TrueScience wrote:

climate change

May 01, 2014 8:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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