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In: Environment/weather

29 Mar 2012

Climate Central lets you zoom in on a map and visualize how much of our coast will be underwater if sea levels rise. You can adjust how much increase there is using the slider. Some experts say we should expect 2-7 feet higher by end of century. (via)

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Scott

March 30th, 2012 at 12:18 am

Despite what “some experts say,” the IPCC (you know, the actual scientists) says sea level rise in the worst case scenario will be 10-23 inches. In other words, according to real scientists, two feet is more like the maximum, not the minimum, amount of sea level rise we can expect by 2100.

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Steven Zalesch

March 30th, 2012 at 11:39 am

I think they are misleading us a bit. I just checked out my home area: New Haven, CT. They seem to be assuming that non-estuarial streams, rivers, and stream-fed lakes all rise, too. I suspect that they are not connected to ocean levels.

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