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Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:41 PM

 

Miami, other cities in Florida, USA slowly sinking into rising sea

(Darwinism at work)



There have been no rainstorms and no burst water pipes, but Alton Road, one of the main avenues on touristy Miami Beach, is flooded again. Shop owners use sandbags and barriers to keep the water surging from the sewers from entering their venues.

Passersby take their shoes off to wade through puddles. The street, just a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, is “Ground Zero” when it comes to the disturbing rising sea levels in Miami and much of southern Florida.

Alton Road is barely 85 centimetres above sea level. Work to install water pumping stations at a cost of 32 million dollars is expected to be complete by year’s end. The intention is to cope with the problem that is also affecting millions of inhabitants and properties in the low, marshy lands in southern Florida, a tourist paradise threatened by climate change.

A federal assessment in May identified Miami as one of the cities most vulnerable to climate change.

http://www.gulf-times.com/environment/231/details/406525/miami,-other-cities-in-florida,-usa-slowly-sinking-into-rising-sea-

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Reply Miami, other cities in Florida, USA slowly sinking into rising sea (Original post)
Katashi_itto Feb 2015 OP
Agschmid Feb 2015 #1
RobertEarl Feb 2015 #3
Agschmid Feb 2015 #5
RobertEarl Feb 2015 #9
Agschmid Feb 2015 #12
RobertEarl Feb 2015 #15
Agschmid Feb 2015 #19
RobertEarl Feb 2015 #20
Agschmid Feb 2015 #24
RobertEarl Feb 2015 #27
Katashi_itto Feb 2015 #32
Katashi_itto Feb 2015 #8
Agschmid Feb 2015 #10
Katashi_itto Feb 2015 #13
Agschmid Feb 2015 #14
gratuitous Feb 2015 #2
Delmette Feb 2015 #7
hatrack Feb 2015 #22
Delmette Feb 2015 #31
gratuitous Feb 2015 #25
hatrack Feb 2015 #4
Delmette Feb 2015 #6
hatrack Feb 2015 #23
blkmusclmachine Feb 2015 #11
WillyT Feb 2015 #16
WillyT Feb 2015 #17
flvegan Feb 2015 #18
Takket Feb 2015 #21
Arugula Latte Feb 2015 #26
hatrack Feb 2015 #28
Katashi_itto Feb 2015 #30
geomon666 Feb 2015 #29

Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:45 PM

1. Waffles...

And that's why voting is important, the world won't wait for us...

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:47 PM

3. Who can we vote for?

 

Who is going to save us?

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:51 PM

5. Depends on which issue you feel needs the most saving...

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:58 PM

9. Waffles

 

I hate to vote for Waffles but that's how we got here.

Funny, I never got a chance to vote against AGW.

You?

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 10:09 PM

12. If by AGW you mean... Anthropogenic Global Warming

I'm too young to have been able to vote for Al Gore unfortunately.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 10:13 PM

15. Yes - AGW

 

So, who can you vote for to save your future from AGW?

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:09 PM

19. Haven't really done my research on this yet, who do you suggest?

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:38 PM

20. Not Waffles

 

Bernie for president is a chance.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:54 PM

24. Unfortunately Bernie for President is also a chance to loose in the general election?

Anything better?

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #24)

Wed Feb 25, 2015, 12:10 AM

27. no chance then

 

It's Bernie or goodbye sweet world.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #27)

Wed Feb 25, 2015, 07:50 AM

32. I think he needs to start watching Waterworld and Mad Max along with "The Road"

 

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:57 PM

8. Bernie maybe Mallory but otherwise Nada.

 

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 10:08 PM

10. His name is O'Malley, just FYI.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 10:09 PM

13. Thanks, long day couldn't remember

 

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 10:10 PM

14. No worries.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:46 PM

2. Nonsense

They're just trying to make Sen. Inhofe of Kansas look bad. Damn hippies.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:55 PM

7. Oklahoma?

I think Inhofe is from Oklahoma.

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Response to Delmette (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:48 PM

22. They're merging soon - they won't be states any more, they'll be the Autarchy Of Duh

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Response to hatrack (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 25, 2015, 07:49 AM

31. LOL

I'm glad I don't live there any more.

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Response to Delmette (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:54 PM

25. You are correct

Although I am unsuccessful in resisting the urge to say, "What's the diff?"

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:49 PM

4. As in 1.27 inches per year over the past five years . . .

EDIT

"People ask me all the time: 'When is it going to happen? When will we start seeing sea level rise?'" says Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at UM's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. "We've already passed that. It's happening."

To chart that rise, McNoldy recently crunched nearly two decades' worth of data from a tidal monitoring station on Virginia Key. First, he looked at the heights of high, low, and mean sea level measured at the station from 1996, when it was set up, until today.



In research posted last week, he reported that in 2014, the linear trend in all three was more than three inches higher than in 1996. Even more worrying, though, the data suggests the trend is accelerating. By charting just the highest tide each day and breaking that info into five-year chunks, McNoldy found that the high-water mark rose by an average of 0.3 inches per year overall -- but a much higher 1.27 inches per year over the past five years.

"It was surprising," McNoldy says. "I didn't realize that over such a short time, going back to only 1996, you'd see that much of a trend."

EDIT

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2015/02/sea_level_rise_threatens_to_drown_miami_even_faster_than_feared_um_researcher_finds.php


http://www.democraticunderground.com/112781468

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 09:53 PM

6. $85,000,000.00!

Would be better spent relocating some of those businesses.

I admit i'm from a land locked state, county and city, but we have to get real with this situation.

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Response to Delmette (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:49 PM

23. As they said on Easter Island, "When in doubt, build a bigger stone head!"

Sounds familiar . . . .

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 10:09 PM

11. Gawd works in mysterious ways.

 

Pray harder.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 10:15 PM

16. K & R !!!

 


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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 10:15 PM

17. K & R !!!

 


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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 10:22 PM

18. If only there were something we could do, almost immediately

to help stem the tide. To do our part, unselfishly.

Oh well, bacon 'n burgers is good so fuck Miami! Fuck the world! LOL!

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:46 PM

21. this is only the beginning...

the amount of money it will cost in sea walls and pumps to keep our coastal cities operational over the next 100-200 years is beyond imagination. maybe we should just start denying building permits along the coasts and accept that the ocean is going to reclaim them. plot a worst case flood scenario and start planning for where the NEW coastline is going to be and shift cities slowly away from it, expanding only away from the ocean.

of course, this is only the costs to deal with the sea levels. not the myriad of other disasters awaiting us.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 11:56 PM

26. Wow.

 

It is here.

Wonder what all the South Florida 'pukes think about this.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 25, 2015, 12:12 AM

28. You're assuming they "think"; mostly they pop chubbies remembering Reagan, then forget the ?

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 25, 2015, 07:48 AM

30. Agree!

 

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Wed Feb 25, 2015, 01:24 AM

29. And now you understand why we wanted to split the state

Not that it would do much good now but at least we'd have a fighting chance.

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