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As many as 13 million people who live on the US coast could become homeless by the end of the century.

New research by the University of Georgia has indicated that, in a worst-case scenario, so many people will need to move inland to avoid rising sea levels by the year 2100 that the population upheaval will be comparable to that of the 20th century's Great Migration.

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Yup, people will come crawling to my state after bashing it for years...

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It is already happening. Severe drought in the Near East has prompted farmers to leave their land and move to the cities in search of food. There they expect their governments to take care of them, but there are so many, the governments are completely overmatched. That prompts discontent and revolution, whether Islamic or some other kind. So they take it out on the US.

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Well we should start building skyscraper condos and increase the real estate prices to get ready. With all the melting ice, there may be some prime real estate on Antartica.

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Well we should start building skyscraper condos and increase the real estate prices to get ready. With all the melting ice, there may be some prime real estate on Antartica.

Actually places are doing that...They are jacking up prices so high that only rich people can afford them and then the buildings sit nearly empty because they only stay there on business or vacation.

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Head for tha hills, tha ocean. She be a coming to get us.

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By that time Iraq and Syria will be asked to except U.S. Refugees ! :yes:

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This isn't anything new really. The changing climate has caused mass migrations all throughout history.

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This isn't anything new really. The changing climate has caused mass migrations all throughout history.

Sure, let's all act like pea-brained dinosaurs and do nothing.

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This isn't anything new really. The changing climate has caused mass migrations all throughout history.

Or we could trap rainwater in time of floods and use it in times of drought...duh.

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I intend to aggressively protect my beloved traditional southern culture of Mississippi from any liberal Yankee scum who might invade. Also, no Californians whatsoever; they will never assimilate and will try to force their flaky socialistic ideas on my fellow conservative rednecks.

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I live 2000 feet above sea level, so I don't need to move.

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If it does get bad in my life time, which it won't, I'll just move onto a boat. Problem solved.

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I live 2000 feet above sea level, so I don't need to move.

No worries at my house either. The last place we would go to is the city.

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So much ignorance here. As if coastlines aren't part of the system you belong in...

Okay, the ocean moves in a mile, in the worse case scenario. Tell us what we have to look forward to...

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I intend to aggressively protect my beloved traditional southern culture of Mississippi from any liberal Yankee scum who might invade. Also, no Californians whatsoever; they will never assimilate and will try to force their flaky socialistic ideas on my fellow conservative rednecks.

And what makes you think your portion of Mississippi won't be under water. The area around my company's plant in SC is quite sandy. It was beach front property in the far past and will be so again. People keep forgetting how hot the Earth was prior to what took out the dinos and created the ice age. It is just taking a long time for the Earth to thaw completely. We may be able to slow it, but short of creating a small nuclear winter we aren't going to stop it.
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True. California is for the main part quite far above sea level. Mississipi, not so much.

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I intend to aggressively protect my beloved traditional southern culture of Mississippi from any liberal Yankee scum who might invade. Also, no Californians whatsoever; they will never assimilate and will try to force their flaky socialistic ideas on my fellow conservative rednecks.

He says as his house disappears below the waves.

Doug

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I live on an intercoastal river at sea level, a mile or so from an ocean inlet. I have been hearing this nonsense for decades. My backyard is not being flooded, in fact it is accreting land, I've gained some 30 feet of land in the last few decades. So forgive me if I take all this with a large grain of salt. And anyway, that was the "worst case scenario," it could be that the oceans will only rise a few inches if at all.

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If it does get bad in my life time, which it won't, I'll just move onto a boat. Problem solved.

Yes, this could be the final reason I need to move onto a houseboat. No property taxes. Sail away if you don't like the neighbors. But your home may sink if you don't know what you are doing.

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Okay, the ocean moves in a mile, in the worse case scenario. Tell us what we have to look forward to...

Everything depends on the slope of the ground. Maine has little to fear as much of its coast is nearly vertical. But Mississippi could disappear with just a modest rise in sea level.

Along the Suez Canal, the highest point is 62 feet above sea level. But by way of Wadi Tumilat, the highest point between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean is 32 feet above sea level. We are likely going to see the two oceans merge. There is already a northbound current running through the canal. There is going to be a significant effect on ocean circulation with even a few feet of rise.

Doug

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I live on an intercoastal river at sea level, a mile or so from an ocean inlet. I have been hearing this nonsense for decades. My backyard is not being flooded, in fact it is accreting land, I've gained some 30 feet of land in the last few decades. So forgive me if I take all this with a large grain of salt. And anyway, that was the "worst case scenario," it could be that the oceans will only rise a few inches if at all.

Sea level is currently rising at about 0.14 inches per year - one foot in 85 years. Do the math. How long will that take to reach your house?

Doug

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Sea level is currently rising at about 0.14 inches per year - one foot in 85 years. Do the math. How long will that take to reach your house?

Doug

Are the oceans rising or are the land masses shrinking due to the earth's core cooling slightly?
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