7 cities threatened by rising seas

Millions of Americans could lose their homes to encroaching waters in the next few decades if climate change continues to go unchecked. These low-lying, coastal cities are particularly at risk.

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Aug 21, 2013 1:44PM
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Last climate change model i looked at had 72 different temperature models of climate change. The actual temps that occured over the last 4 years were lower than all 72 models predicted. A lot of this comes from flawed models. You can't stop the climate from changing it has been changing for hundreds of millions of years and will continue to do so with or without us. We had ice caps and the sahara used to be plush.
Aug 21, 2013 1:50PM
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If climate change goes unchecked,, God you people are idiots if you think you can check mother nature,, F_N idiots

Aug 21, 2013 2:10PM
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Back in the 70s they were busy blaming tornadoes on global cooling.  Do a web search for global cooling 1970s and see for yourself the Newsweek and Time magazine articles from the "experts".

The current Gore-bal warming trend is a cooling over the last 15 years.  The only hot air comes from Al Gore because he is full of it and can't keep his mouth shut.  Did you know he bought a very expensive condo in the SF bay area?  His flood map in his fake book puts that very location underwater.  Why would he make such a purchase if he believes his own crap in the book?  

Aug 21, 2013 1:13PM
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There is also the threat of meteors. The sky is falling and the seas are rising its all over.
Aug 21, 2013 3:41PM
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Recent ice melt in Greenland has uncovered some Viking graves from a thousand years ago. Does that mean it was warmer at that time than today? How could that be, man hadn't started burning huge amounts of fossil fuel a thousand years ago? The northern ice cap of Mars is also receding. Man has LITTLE if anything to do with changing climate, it's mother nature reacting to Solar and cosmic activity.
Aug 21, 2013 1:42PM
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Al Gore is behind these studies, I'm sure of it. He's got to find some way to have a purpose in life.
Aug 21, 2013 1:22PM
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So I'm supposed to believe in seven years 32,000 people in my hometown will be displaced?  I've lived here for 40 years and haven't noticed the water level rising with the exception of when a tropical storm comes.
Aug 21, 2013 2:17PM
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IPCC is who the UN uses for their global warming data. google "ipcc false climate data" and you will find back in 2010 they admitted using false data on purpose to promote their global warming theories. And since the average global temps over the last 4 years have went DOWN, you will also notice the white house doesn't use "global warming" anymore. Why do you think they call it "climate change" now instead of "global warming? Anyone else notice that?
Aug 21, 2013 1:52PM
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You idiots got a better chance of your own government Nuking your cities before any sea would destroy it..Idiots with no brains, It's the new American way
Aug 21, 2013 2:34PM
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Interesting to me is whether the climate alarmists will take credit for the sea levels which will be lower than they project? Doubt they will 'man up' and admit they haven't the faintest idea how to predict such things, that their models stink, and that they often predict results that are the opposite of the actual results.
Aug 21, 2013 1:38PM
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In order for this to happen all land masses covered with water would have to melt.   Melting sea ice, such as that in the arctic displaces more water than it contains and would not result in a rise.
Aug 21, 2013 3:00PM
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Oh boy...........everybody is a critic today. How sad for this country when ignorance prevails.
Aug 21, 2013 2:34PM
Aug 21, 2013 3:47PM
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Man's contribution  to the accelertion of ice melt is not psuedo science or imagined.  Let's just keep polluting our skies, land and environment for our children in the name of the almighty freakin buck.  Just keep wearing blinders those of you who refuse to believe or accept our impact on the earth and it's eco system since the industrial age. 
Aug 21, 2013 2:35PM
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It no longer matters what the cause of climate change is.  What now matters is what you, as an individual, do to cope with the change.   Move away from the coasts for a starter.
Aug 21, 2013 2:57PM
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It is amazing how people who could not tell you the meaning of dew point can believe they have some sort of valid opinion on climate issues.
These same sorts of brilliant underachievers once stated human flight was impossible or that going faster than 40mph would suck the air out of your lungs.  Experts will disagree on the mechanics of an evolving science....THAT IS WHAT THEY DO.  The difference between the ignorant clowns commenting here and the scientists is that scientists actually gather data, study and evaluate it and then check if subsequent events support their findings.
  
Climate scientists and other professionals exchange information and may disagree on some things.  When the scientific community makes statements about climatic conditions in the past, they do so based on a myriads of facts, observations and discoveries.  As these are disseminated into the science community, counter observation or questioning will take place, further adjusting the conclusions about climate activity.

A citation of global cooling some scientists in the 70's speculated might be coming was mad in one post here.  So what.  It was based on evidence of cyclical changes without sufficient data to identify greenhouse warming though the principle was well known.  Beyond this, further discoveries about the earth's orbit and cycles of the sun add to the factors affecting climate. These factors were NOT well understood in the 70's.  STILL, most things learned since then are still valid.  So natural forces for cooling that SHOULD HAVE taken place makes the observed rise in global average temperatures an even worse situation.  
As an aside, the world population has DOUBLED since the late 60's along with the production of more greenhouse gases, alterations to the makeup of our atmosphere and the problem of horribly polluted gases coming from the mouths of idiots who post that climate change has nothing to do with people.
The scientists do the work.  They identify trends, potential problems and immediate threats to us.  Through the ages they have developed the capabilities for man to improve his life yet there are all these buttmouth, bean brains yapping on this site about how stupid scientists all are!
You and Rush Limbaugh whose contribution to the world consists of Viagra fueled vacations in central america to have sex with teenage boys.
Aug 21, 2013 2:23PM
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Years ago, Japan experienced a mysterious illness, many died,  They could not figure out what it was, but eventually discovered it was mercury poisoning.

 

Japan had dumped many mercury laden products off shore.  The mercury leached and fish became laden with mercury which the people ate.

 

Smog we know of as smoke and pollution from factories.  In the 1950s in Pennsylvania a town that had industry smoke stacks had smog and people became very ill and many died.  It was found that a temperature inversion left the sulfur compound in the air and smog.  But it was covered up by industry.

 

A few years late something similar happened in London, killing thousands.

 

As a result of the London even and the Pennsylvania event the US began creating environmental laws on emissions, the EPA, etc.

Aug 21, 2013 2:34PM
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Today the UN is reporting that temperatures have not increased for the last 17 YEARS so why are we constantly bombarded with global climate change messages. The US is the only country that has reduced its carbon foot print, why is it always the US who needed to save the rest of the World. I says lets turn this one over to Europe for a change. Did you know that India and China have built a Coal Fired Electric Power Plant at the rate of 1 per week for the last 6 YEARS, that's over 312 coal power plants. Did you know these power plants are 5 times as dirty as the US Coal Fired power plants, not to mention we have shut down almost half of our plants. Oh yea, you'll love this, where do you think they get their coal to burn in their  5 times DIRTIER coal power plants ... Obama sells it to them.

Look, I am an Obama Zombie Moron ... la la la Obama is Cool la la la he's got a pretty mouth la la la ... the Tea Party are racist la la la ... where's my Obama phone ? Yea Obama ... he's swell. Mo GubBa'mInt cHeEze please.

Aug 21, 2013 3:50PM
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Why is Denmark warning of a coming Ice Age?  Why has there been no "global warming" for the last 15 or so years?  Why are scientists saying that if the cooling continues for another five years, they will have to dump all their erroneous predictive models? 

How much rise in the seas was predicted to have happened by NOW?  How much of that predicted rise has actually happened? 

How many Ice Ages has the planet been through?  What happens between Ice Ages? 

Aug 21, 2013 3:18PM
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As if humans can actually control mother nature.


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