Stark Warning over Dramatic New Sea Level Figures

Dramatic sea level riseIt is becoming apparent that global warming caused rising sea levels pose a far greater danger [ark] to the planet than previously estimated. The most recent scientific consensus in 2007 from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that sea-level rises [search] of between 20 and 60 centimetres would occur by 2100. However, this estimate contained very little input from melting ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland.
The latest revised science suggests climate change caused sea-level rise [search] could easily reach one to two meters by 2100. There is now a major risk that many coastal areas around the world will be inundated by the end of the century because Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are melting faster than previously estimated. And it will not stop then, as by 2200, a rise of 1.5 to 3.5m unless is estimated unless we stop the warming. Rising oceans will contaminate fresh water supplies, wipe out coastal farmland, and lead to increased storms with massive ocean surges.
As we witness the collapse of our shared atmosphere, three things are becoming apparent. One, climate changes are abrupt, way faster than anticipated. Secondly, the impact of the increased average global temperature pales in comparison to the “global wilding” of chaotic, unpredictable weather and sea rise patterns. And lastly and finally, humanity, the Earth and our sister species' survival depends upon a stewardship revolution.

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11 Responses

  1. Lance Olsen says:

    Here's a couple more
    Lance
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    #1 (journal article excerpts)
    “Our planet is already committed to anthropogenic warming in the range of 1.4 -; 4.3

  2. Lance says:

    Yikes is the right response.This stuff doesn't do a lot for my day, either. And it only gets worse when we ponder evidence, first in a 2007 GRL article by Knorr, et al, and then the Phillips et al article in this week's issue of Science, that the terrestrial systems are, already, feeding CO2 back to the atmosphere. This week's Science article, for example, cites evidence that a 2005 drought in the Amazon Basin triggered CO2 emissions equal to the combined total emissions of Japan and Europe. Not good. Not good at all. Yikes.
    Lance
    If you want them, I have pdf files of both above articles. And you might also be interested in the closely related article quoted below — I have that one as pdf too.
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  3. smm says:

    You people are all nuts!! The earth was here millions of years before us and it will be here for millions of years after us. This is just more bull**** from the left wing loonies that indeed will destroy humanity if they are not stopped.

  4. Patrick Troup says:

    Dear smm,
    Might I ask you a couple questions?
    Firstly, what temperatures existed when humans advanced in the past few thousand or so years?
    Secondly, what has happened when there have been abrupt rises in temperatures throughout history? What happened to the species of the planet?
    Thirdly, what will happen when our terribly stressed and fragile water and food systems become tremendously more stressed because of climate change? What will this mean for humans? Will it lead to widespread starvation and wars and further competition of already faint resources? What will this human felt stress do to the rest of the planet? What happens when humans are desperate? Do we cut down more forests, pollute more water, extract even more resources?
    I think whether or not climate change is human induced or not, it is simply time for humans at a population of 6.7 billion, causing a plethora more of other issues, to stop for a second and think where we want to be in the very near future and how we might get there.
    What type of future do we wish to create?
    A novel question

  5. Dave Moore says:

    India and China must realize their huge populations will suffer at a heavy rate if temperature increases follow the business as usual projections. They must not increase their emissions so radically as projected. If they do, the improvements from the developed countries will be meaningless.
    Water from Himalayan glaciers, wood, and topsoil for basic agriculature will be hugely threatened. Disease organisms will move north to thrive on the weakened populations.
    Any Copenhagen agreement that allows huge increases in carbon emissions from India and China is useless window dressing.

  6. Patrick Troup says:

    Hey Lance,
    I really appreciate the pieces of info you are posting. This one about the droughts is absolutely amazing. Drought land coverage is expected to increase 30 times? Wow!!!
    And the pieces you posted about what will happen if we go over 2 degrees are absolutely staggering. They are some of the clearest, most consise, and most sobering of all information I have ever seen. You should post those every where.
    Take care
    Patrick
    Peace and sutainability
    we all make it happen every moment

  7. Dave Moore says:

    Drought means no food means starvation. Developing countries, their scientists and their citizens must come to realize this. India and China must join the effort to decrease CO2 emissions instead of the current breakneck pace to increase coal burning electricity plants.
    Their huge populations will be among the most vulnerable to hunger and disease. US grain production cannot save the worlds hungry if climate eliminates our grain potential.

  8. Patrick Troup says:

    Now is the time for a local water, food and economy movement.
    With climate change and peak oil, we must localize, create greater abundance and diversity. During WWII the United States grew 40% of the food they consumed in their backyards!!!
    We need to catch water to increase abundance of water, grow locally grown food using permaculture mehtods and create local economies which tap into the vast abundance that our communities hold.

  9. eric says:

    It is understood that a rise in sea levels will cause increased flooding and other visible devastation. Has anyone addressed what affect the increased mass of the oceans may have on the tectonic plates? I haven't heard it mentioned and wonder if such an increase in mass could affect fault lines. Any thoughts?

  10. There have been two recent interesting studies on this I briefly remember seeing news account regarding. One found that there have been polar earthquakes that it is hypothesized have been caused from resettling of the Earth with a lighter ice load (makes sense, take a couple miles of ice off that there would be some readjustment). In the past few weeks there was a paper that showed that because of decreased gravitational pull from polar ice caps, that there would be disproportionate flooding along continental coasts which will attract more water including the U.S.
    One of the great things of this site is we have made several million URLs fully searchable from all the most credible climate sites. The search bar in the upper right hand corner allows you to search those pages as well as the over 100K archived news articles found on this site. Searching there for “climate caused earthquake” I get this page:
    http://www.climateark.org/shared/search/welcome.aspx'searchtext=climate%20caused%20earthquake
    The fifth article down is entitled “Global warming doubles glacial quakes” and relates what I recalled above. This search engine is pretty nifty, nothing else like it out there. Give it a try y'all when you have these sorts of questions.

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