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Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Thu 27 Jul 2017, 14:20:21
by vtsnowedin
dohboi wrote:Boston mostly rises steeply out of the ocean, and except for Back Bay perhaps, is not in much threat from sea level rise.

The Miami area, on the other hand regularly floods now with high tide, especially 'king' tides.

So no, we don't have to wait for slr to be problem. It already is a big problem is lots of places, and those problems will get worse and worse, and will spread to more and more places.

Many of the places that are already experiencing problems are doing so due to land subsidence much more then sea level rise. Louisiana being the prime example. Even if sea levels were dropping they would still have a problem caused by the levy system preventing the Mississippi from periodically inundating the delta lands and depositing fresh layers of silt. The problem has been known about for decades and the only surprising thing is how little positive action has been taken to deal with it.

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Thu 27 Jul 2017, 15:54:13
by dohboi
"Many of the places that are already experiencing problems are doing so due to land subsidence much more then sea level rise"

Many...not most. Nice attempt to minimize very real dangers, though. I'm sure the current and future victims of slr will be most thankful for that!

Look up Kiribati, among many other examples.

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Sat 29 Jul 2017, 11:23:41
by dohboi
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Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Sun 30 Jul 2017, 03:34:14
by kiwichick

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Wed 30 Aug 2017, 10:12:02
by Newfie
Sea Shepard is looking for new ways to combat Japanese whaling. The Japanese government is supporting the whalers and sea Shepard can't compete.

http://gcaptain.com/outflanked-sea-shep ... -missions/

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Tue 26 Sep 2017, 14:03:41
by dohboi
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace ... 8dc12cf6f4

Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet

...Evidence is growing that the comparatively cold zone within the Northern Atlantic could be due to a slowdown of this global ocean water circulation. Hence, a slowdown in the planet's ability to transfer heat from the tropics to the northern latitudes. The cold zone could be due to melting of ice in the Arctic and Greenland. This would cause a cold fresh water cap over the North Atlantic, inhibiting sinking of salty tropical waters. This would in effect slow down the global circulation and hinder the transport of warm tropical waters north....

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Tue 26 Sep 2017, 19:34:12
by 35Kas
Meaning that the weather will start turning much colder in Europe (goodbye mild weather in your 50+deg latitude lands) and the waters in the Gulf of Mexico and Tropical North Atlantic will retain more heat - which will power increasingly more powerful hurricanes.

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Sun 29 Oct 2017, 23:01:21
by dohboi
Ocean acidification is deadly threat to marine life, finds eight-year study

by Fiona Harey, Guardian

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Tue 05 Dec 2017, 16:01:03
by dohboi
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... tenborough

Oceans Under Greatest Threat in History

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 10:59:28
by dissident
dohboi wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/05/oceans-under-greatest-threat-in-history-warns-sir-david-attenborough

Oceans Under Greatest Threat in History


The BBC ordered a fact check. That's thick and rich. More proof the MSM is a waste of space. It is in large part responsible for the lack of action until this point. Spreading denier opinions as if they were equivalent to actual understanding was and still is to some extent the norm.

Global warming is an IQ test and humanity is failing, badly.

Re: THE Oceans & Seas Thread pt 3

Unread postPosted: Fri 22 Dec 2017, 05:45:58
by dohboi
UN poised to move ahead with landmark treaty to protect high seas

Waters outside national boundaries are currently unregulated, devastated by overfishing and pollution. 140 countries back the motion to establish a treaty


https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... -high-seas