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Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:03 AM

Florida's Small Cities Struggle To Defend Themselves From Rising Seas

September 1, 2019 at 8:15 am
CNN via CBS4

FORT LAUDERDALE (CNN)

Richard Wiles, the executive director of the Center for Climate Integrity, an advocacy group that calls for fossil fuel companies to pay for costs related to the climate crisis...recently released a study estimating how much it would cost to build basic structures such as seawalls to protect 22 states and the District of Columbia against sea level rise expected by 2040.

The cost? More than $400 billion. That’s more than six times the 2019 requested budget for the US Department of Education.

They found that Florida is by far the most expensive state to protect, with more than $75 billion in climate costs identified, nearly double the next most expensive state — Louisiana.

...Jayantha Obeysekera, director of Florida International University’s Sea Level Solutions Center...With sea levels projected to rise as much as six feet by 2100, Obeysekera says there could come a time when no amount of walls or pumps can keep the water from rising through the ground.


https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/09/01/floridas-small-cities-struggle-to-defend-themselves-from-rising-seas/


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Reply Florida's Small Cities Struggle To Defend Themselves From Rising Seas (Original post)
bronxiteforever Sep 2019 OP
rainin Sep 2019 #1
Maine-i-acs Sep 2019 #2
procon Sep 2019 #3
UpInArms Sep 2019 #4
Ferrets are Cool Sep 2019 #5

Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:06 AM

1. Once the country drowns, they'll turn to a democrat to fix it.

I remember screaming talking heads complaining bitterly that the economy wasn't "fixed" within weeks of Obama's election.

Weeks - yes, before his inauguration.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:38 AM

2. It is Forbidden to speak of Climate Change in Florida.

Gov. Skeletor made sure that those words are stricken from every state document, committee and meeting minutes

So it's probably not a problem. /sarcasm.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:43 AM

3. Is the state of Florida still banning the mention

of climate change in their pubic documents? They've already waited to long to start remedial projects to protect costs cities. The shortsighted politicians don't want to anger their voters (There's another reason to have term limits) so no one will raise taxes to protect their own state. Meanwhile the ignorant people who deny climate change and object to any government spending just pretend nothing is happening.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:18 AM

4. From 2012 ... in North Carolina

New Law in North Carolina Bans Latest Scientific Predictions of Sea-Level Rise

Aug. 2, 2012

A new law in North Carolina will ban the state from basing coastal policies on the latest scientific predictions of how much the sea level will rise, prompting environmentalists to accuse the state of disrespecting climate science.

The law has put the state in the spotlight for what critics have called nearsightedness and climate change denial, but its proponents said the state needed to put a moratorium on predictions of sea level rise until scientific techniques improve.

The law was drafted in response to an estimate by the state's Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) that the sea level will rise by 39 inches in the next century, prompting fears of costlier home insurance and accusations of anti-development alarmism among residents and developers in the state's coastal Outer Banks region.

Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue had until Thursday to act on the bill known as House Bill 819, but she decided to let it become law by doing nothing.

The bill's passage in June triggered nationwide scorn by those who argued that the state was deliberately blinding itself to the effects of climate change. In a segment on the "Colbert Report," comedian Stephen Colbert mocked North Carolina lawmakers' efforts as an attempt to outlaw science.

"If your science gives you a result you don't like, pass a law saying the result is illegal. Problem solved," he joked.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 11:03 AM

5. What the hell is wrong with her. "Doing nothing"?????

Sheesh

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