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  •  I did a quick back of envelope sketch on c-change (10+ / 0-)

    for next 1,000 years...

    Year    AvgK     sealvlchg    icelvlchange
    2000    288     -        -  
    2100    294     2.00      (80.00)
    2200    299     5.67      (226.67)
    2300    304     11.00      (440.00)
    2400    304     16.33      (653.33)
    2500    307     22.67      (906.67)
    2600    309     29.67      (1,186.67)
    2700    310     37.00      (1,480.00)
    2800    310     44.33      (1,773.33)
    2900    309     51.33      (2,053.33)
    3000    308     58.00      (2,320.00)

    Yes, those sea level and ice level #'s are in meters. Basically, anything ice that's not 2.3 km thick is gone, gone gone.

    Also, for reference, a mean temperature of 313K is roughly 104 F, the cutoff point for most photosynthesis.

    And for vast areas of the planet, BYO AC. And O2.

    I'm not even sure what we could do at this point to avoid this given today's tech, and technologies foreseeable out to, oh, about the mid 2200s-2300s.  

    By then those some techs would just make it easier to dig big holes in the ground and wait out the disaster in underground and perhaps undersea cities. Not choice real estate but far more habitable digs than the Moon, Mars or wide-open space habitats/asteroids.

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