Predictions from the 2014 National Climate Assessment coming true

PracticalMac

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Predictions from the 2014 National Climate Assessment coming true.

In short, it predicted more flooding events, and made prediction it would keep getting worse.
Call nuisance flooding, a combination of factors will probably make many coastal communities uninhabitable in as little as 20 years.

In 10 of the 27 coastal communities that NOAA examined, scientists predict the number of nuisance flood days to increase 33 to 125 percent with the current large El Nino. And it's likely to be the worst in the Mid-Atlantic region where nuisance floods could happen about once a week from New Jersey to North Carolina. The nuisance flood season runs mostly from fall to early spring.
That was stated 3 years ago, and it has increased about 65%

The cycles will vary, but in a few decades coastal areas will become swamps.
Newsweek article

Fourth National Climate Assessment[URL='https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=11&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiBo4q_wPDeAhVM74MKHSlADYsQFjAKegQICRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fnca2018.globalchange.gov%2F&usg=AOvVaw16TD0mijCPrbBth2jQYyUj'] 2018 here[/URL]
 
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statik13

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Polar icecaps we’re supposed to be gone by 2013


I’ll be happy to trade places with anyone in the CA coast
No need to split hairs. Polar ice caps were never supposed to be gone by any year. The argument about what year it will happen is moot. It is our actions that are causing them to disappear.
 

PracticalMac

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No. Climate changes. Always has and always will. Do we contribute? Yes we do.
75% chance of a peak summer month with no ice at the North Pole (not south) within 5~7 years.

Guess that prof calculations are a bit off, but for sure the north ice has receded enough the Northen Passage is clear to navigate.
Perhaps in 10 years can navigate all year? :(
 

statik13

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No. Climate changes. Always has and always will. Do we contribute? Yes we do.
The "It's all natural" argument has been debunked over and over again.

NASA pulled together all the data. Here's a debunk video to help explain. It displays natural factors including volcanos, earth orbit changes, sun changes as well as man made changes such as deforestation, ozone pollution, aerosol pollution and greenhouse gasses.

They found that volcanos, earth orbit changes, sun changes and even deforestation, ozone pollution and aerosol pollution are minor factors.

The cause for the rise in temperature is greenhouse gasses. Anybody trying to tell you different is trying to sell something or get reelected.

 
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NT1440

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Polar icecaps we’re supposed to be gone by 2013


I’ll be happy to trade places with anyone in the CA coast
You know the rules, source it.

Ah, you did then purposely dumbed down the quote to the point of meaninglessness. Never change JK.

Hope the pups are doing well
 

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No need to split hairs. Polar ice caps were never supposed to be gone by any year. The argument about what year it will happen is moot. It is our actions that are causing them to disappear.
What actions are those exactly? What do you want me to do about it? Curious.
 

statik13

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What actions are those exactly? What do you want me to do about it? Curious.
Our = human kind. Actions = creating vast amounts of greenhouse gasses.

As for what can we do as individuals? Admittedly, not much, which is why it is important to pressure governments and corporations to make changes.

If you want the personal approach, start by giving up on k-cups and skip eating beef once a week. After that, vote with your wallet.
 

NT1440

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Our = human kind. Actions = creating vast amounts of greenhouse gasses.

As for what can we do as individuals? Admittedly, not much, which is why it is important to pressure governments and corporations to make changes.

If you want the personal approach, start by giving up on k-cups and skip eating beef once a week. After that, vote with your wallet.
What would be useful in all this would be the acknowledgement that only 100 companies are responsible for the vast majority of emissions. So we can dispel the nonsense talking point that it’s up to us individuals downstream of process that have to make the changes. We need to regulate these companies for once. Not “incentivize” them to consider changing, we have to demand they actually change.

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change