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Topic Title: Longer-term, sea level is a much worse problem than hurricanes
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Created On: 05/17/2024 10:50 AM
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 05/17/2024 10:50 AM
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ww

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This is probably also relevant to beach nourishment. If sea level rose about 6 inches 2010 to 2023, it's going to take huge amounts of sand to keep beaches more or less intact. Local governments probably can't afford to buy all those expensive beach houses, so perhaps the only remedy is to let their beach-destroying sea walls fail and buy the lots once the houses have collapsed and what's left can't be built on. BTW, the Post has a competent Weather Gang and this is from a very good reporting team. Washington Post story

Edited: 05/19/2024 at 04:54 PM by ww
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ww,

NO!!!!!!!!!!! That's Communism!!!! LOL!

The Bankers, Insurance, Realtors and the Those Who Know types have their fingers on the 'pulse'. They've got it figured out to a 1/4 inch of the point where they "Pull the Plug".

Your house in Cocoa Beach may be all-fine-and-dandy but, all of a sudden you can't sell your home because Nobody will finance a buyer because your property has 'no economic future' to support a 30 year mortgage.

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 05/18/2024 01:54 PM
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ww

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Even long ago, there were calculations of how much beaches would retreat if sea level rises by a given amount. The 6" or so now on record for a 13 year period is enough to significantly affect our shorelines.
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tom

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ww - Where did you het that 6" since 2010 figure? I have not seen that.

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 05/19/2024 04:58 PM
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ww

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I replaced the Washington Post link, should be open access. No idea what happened to the earlier link, which worked when posted. The story focuses on the Gulf coast, but the Florida Atlantic coast, which isn't sinking, unlike farther north, is nevertheless having substantial sea level rise, possibly due to Gulf Stream effects (local currents will affect sea level).
 05/20/2024 03:13 AM
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Thank you! Wish there was a bit more detail. Looking at the east coast map, i see what appears to be the Port Canaveral gauge showing a higher rate than the cluster of gauges at the Norfolk VA region, a region with serious subsidence. Curious.

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 05/20/2024 05:40 AM
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Oh Jeebus, here goes the Libtard global warming thing again. Dang libs want us to think about the health of the planet, think about the people living on the planet, think about the flora and fauna and all the other silly things that keep this rock in space habitable.

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Edited: 05/22/2024 at 09:14 AM by Cole
 05/20/2024 01:04 PM
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ww

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    Yes, the sea level assessment vs subsidence makes Florida's rapid sea level rise weird. Some of the peninsula is, if anything, rising just a tad. Perhaps isostatic rebound from dissolved carbonate and phosphate coming out of the springs?
    Windy day in Feb. (I can't edit the size for this one. Can do that with YouTube posts. Even downsizing the image by 60% doesn't help much. Flickr.)
    South Beach Park, Vero. This cove section has been slowly expanding seaward since the last big wave erosion events in 2004. Retreat from hurricanes since then has always recovered rapidly.


Edited: 05/20/2024 at 05:01 PM by ww
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dude you gotta resize your enormous pictures..

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