Skip to comments.Report: Calif. to get seas rising 6 inches by 2030
Posted on 06/22/2012 2:32:34 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
The West Coast will see an ocean several inches higher in coming decades, with most of California expected to get sea levels a half foot higher by 2030, according a report released Friday.
The study by the National Research Council gives planners their best look yet at how melting ice sheets and warming oceans associated with climate change will raise sea levels along the country's Pacific coast. It is generally consistent with earlier global projections, but takes a closer look at California, Oregon and Washington.
Although the 6 inches expected for California by 2030 seem minor, the report estimated that sea levels there will be an average of 3 feet higher by 2100. About 72 percent of the state's coast is covered by sandy cliffs, and the rest include beaches, sand dunes, bays and estuaries.
Seaside cliffs will be cut back about 30 yards over the next 100 years, and sand dunes will be driven back even more, said Robert A. Dalrymple, a professor of civil engineering at Johns Hopkins University and chairman of the group that wrote the report. Coastal wetlands will be able to keep pace for about 50 years, but will eventually be overwhelmed without new sources of sand, and room to move inland.
The report noted that dams hold back about a third of that sand, which once washed into the sea from the Klamath River in Northern California.
Northern California, Oregon and Washington can expect a less dramatic increase - about 4 inches by 2030 and 2 feet by 2100 - because seismic activity is causing land to rise north of the San Andreas Fault, offsetting increasing sea levels, and drop south of it. The fault runs out to sea at Cape Mendocino.
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Doesn't a liquid(water) seek it's own level?
Wouldn't the sea level raise all over the planet?
If it rises 6 inches in California, it will rise 6 inches everywhere. LOL these clowns destroy their own credibility.
well, “you can’t out-stupid a progressive or AP writer”!
Wait, wait! Didn't nobama give an explicit promise this wouldn't happen? Dang! Another busted promise. No way I'm voting for him in November. Who else is running?
Unpossible. I have it on good authority that a couple years back was the moment the seas stopped rising. I remember a big deal was made of the announcement on TV.
This is global warming water. It acts totally different.
GOOD! I hope all the LIB Rats out there drown!!!!
Too bad it is scam and the sea level won’t rise....
So, although the data that has come forth in the last 10 years shows the ice melt to be nonexistent or merely shifted from one region to another, this 6 inches is extrapolated by what computer model?
It is generally consistent with earlier global projections, but takes a closer look at California, Oregon and Washington.
By earlier models, these conclusions are based on the discredited and falsified Mann data? If the MSM wasn't so deeply entrenched with these yahoos, this alarmist crap would have merely been dumped into the circular file.
With 70% of the worlds surface water, when the temperature goes up evaporation will go up. There is a lot more surface affected by evaporation than that affected by melting.
Warm air will hold more water vapor than cold air.
Now is there a brain here that can tell me the net effect between melting ice and evaporated water in relation to increases in temperature?
That is half a Foot!
Thank you for posting this in chat. Exactly where it belongs.
Maybe we could ask Jim Rob to open a “fantasy” forum. That’s where this really belongs.
according to here, the oceans were supposed to rise 40% unless if government action were taken:
The 3’ rise by the year 2100 is in line with other projections. Yeh, the projections from FRAUDULENT IPCC SCAM ARTISTS.
Though I'm sorry to see so many Americans reading less, when I see this crap, I'm sort of glad they are.
The way I see it this just means six fewer inches between the hot asphalt and sand to toe dipping in the cool pacific. Works for me..
It is not the Sea that rises or falls.
It is the land moving up and down that causes ‘coastal’ changes. They even admit that in the article.
Yes, It is REVERSELY proportional.
The more heat the more ice melts, and if you keep up the heat or increase it, the melting ice turns into water vapor.
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