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  •  Have to qualify that MIAMI HERALD quote a bit. (9+ / 0-)
    In 50 years, certainly in a century, scientists predict that our coast simply won’t be there any more.
    Wrong! Trust me, there will still be a "coast"! It will just be somewhere else, in Florida maybe a long way somewhere else and in some places just a couple of streets in from the present "coast" down in the old port areas.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 05:17:19 AM PST

    •  Check out this projected sea level rise video (6+ / 0-)

      gets your attention alright.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 05:28:00 AM PST

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      •  I wonder (3+ / 0-)

        If Climate Change is going to be taken more seriously when it starts threatening pricey business real estate in places like NYC.

        Maybe this could flare into a big money against big money feud with Wall Street vs. dirty energy?

        "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

        by Stude Dude on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 05:39:52 AM PST

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        •  That's the thing about the effects of (4+ / 0-)

          climate change - it doesn't matter how much money, power and prestige someone has, they're still going to be impacted by it.  No doubt those with the big bucks will suffer less, but they'll still get hit along with the rest of us.

          As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

          by JaxDem on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 05:52:08 AM PST

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      •  We're going to be building a lot of dykes and (1+ / 0-)
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        levees.

        You can't make this stuff up.

        by David54 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 05:44:07 AM PST

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      •  See the interactive map (0+ / 0-)

        here for one. Use the drop down to the left to get some reasonable number for the rise, though the 1 m, is a bit rough for near term assuming the Antarctic remains pretty much in place—and then all bets are off for the near term too.

        The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

        by pelagicray on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 05:54:12 AM PST

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