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Cities to be drowned by rising seas by 2100


Posted on Tuesday, 27 August, 2013 | Comment icon 71 comments

Sea ice continues to melt at a rapid pace. Image Credit: CC 2.0 NASA Goddard
A leaked report from the IPCC has painted a grim picture of the future implications of climate change.
Comprised of several hundred international scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been conducting detailed research that is due to be included in the next United Nations report on global warming.

Their findings indicate that human activities are indeed behind the temperature rises observed over the last few decades and that sea levels are likely to rise by up to three feet by the end of the century if nothing is done to bring down harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

"It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010," the report stated.

"There is high confidence that this has warmed the ocean, melted snow and ice, raised global mean sea level and changed some climate extremes in the second half of the 20th century."

If these predictions turn out to be true then the rising sea levels could hold disastrous consequences for high population low-lying cities in countries all over the world.

Source: NY Daily News | Comments (71)

Tags: Global Warming, Climate Change

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Comment icon #62 Posted by Doug1o29 on 29 August, 2013, 0:06
Check out the newest edition of National Geographic for an article on rising sea levels. Doug
Comment icon #63 Posted by DONTEATUS on 29 August, 2013, 2:57
Then why are they building those Giant Ark`s up in the Mt`s ?
Comment icon #64 Posted by Doug1o29 on 29 August, 2013, 17:20
Then why are they building those Giant Ark`s up in the Mt`s ? Which giant arks are these? Doug
Comment icon #65 Posted by mind distortion system on 31 August, 2013, 22:07
global warming by humans is a hoax !!
Comment icon #66 Posted by mind distortion system on 31 August, 2013, 22:11
so mush about humans causing global warming . HOAX !!! http://www.globalwarminghoax.com/news.php http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/55939 http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/06/05/global-warming-theory-has-failed-all-tests-so-alarmists-return-to-the-97-consensus-hoax/ http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/08/28/the_evidence_proves_global_warming_is_a_hoax_but_that_doesn_t_stop_the_left
Comment icon #67 Posted by Br Cornelius on 31 August, 2013, 22:43
global warming by humans is a hoax !! Just checked the quality of that site and some of the papers it references as proof of a HOAX ! Not impressive. Dragging bull**** into one big pile doesn't make it any more credible. Br Cornelius
Comment icon #68 Posted by spacecowboy342 on 1 September, 2013, 6:44
I think I read a NOAA report that even if CO^2 emissions were reduced to 0 the oceans had already warmed too much to stop rising sea levels
Comment icon #69 Posted by Doug1o29 on 2 September, 2013, 2:53
I think I read a NOAA report that even if CO^2 emissions were reduced to 0 the oceans had already warmed too much to stop rising sea levels The earth would continue to warm and the oceans to rise for perhaps 200 years, but both would gradually return to "normal." That is current thought. There may be some reason for optimism, though. A couple of recent studies suggest that if CO2 production went to zero, the climate might stabilize rather quickly. Also, we could remove some of that CO2 ourselves by doing things like harvesting biomass and burying it in dry landfills. Improved tillage could als... [More]
Comment icon #70 Posted by DieChecker on 2 September, 2013, 3:18
If things keep getting warmer, at least than there may be more humidity and then frogs can make a comeback!!
Comment icon #71 Posted by questionmark on 2 September, 2013, 13:42
If things keep getting warmer, at least than there may be more humidity and then frogs can make a comeback!! Not if they keep on spaying certain pesticides at the rate they are and keep on dumping PVC softeners in the water.


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