The Maldives is building a floating city to cope with rising sea levels

Endymio

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"But over the past century, the average height of the sea has risen more consistently—less than a centimeter every year, but those small additions add up.
Here's an easy lesson on spotting propaganda -- statements made without data. "More consistently" than when? There isn't a single period in the last 18,000 years that sea level hasn't consistently risen faster than it has now -- as that graph above makes abundantly clear.

But the geologic record makes clear another point that environmental activists intentionally ignore. When ice ages end, the ice does too. With or without "climate change", sea level will continue to rise. Luckily, it's not nearly the problem it's portrayed to be. The Netherlands managed to handle areas 5+ meters below sea level with 18th-century technology. With today's tech, we can easily handle 100 times or more the anticipated level of rise.
 

scavengerspc

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Here's an easy lesson on spotting propaganda -- statements made without data. "More consistently" than when? There isn't a single period in the last 18,000 years that sea level hasn't consistently risen faster than it has now -- as that graph above makes abundantly clear.

But the geologic record makes clear another point that environmental activists intentionally ignore. When ice ages end, the ice does too. With or without "climate change", sea level will continue to rise. Luckily, it's not nearly the problem it's portrayed to be. The Netherlands managed to handle areas 5+ meters below sea level with 18th-century technology. With today's tech, we can easily handle 100 times or more the anticipated level of rise.
Claiming propaganda, and let's not forget the "activists" key word.
That article is full of citations and links. But I'm going to enjoy that you called the Smithsonian propaganda.

The good old propaganda card. Wow!

A lot of folks are going to read that, and I suggest you do too before continuing your smoke screen.
 

Endymio

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Claiming propaganda...
If it quacks like a duck, it's a duck. None of the "links and citations" in that article counter the actual data on sea level rise. 120 meters in 18,000 years, rising consistently every century at a rate significantly faster than today.
 

scavengerspc

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If it quacks like a duck, it's a duck. None of the "links and citations" in that article counter the actual data on sea level rise. 120 meters in 18,000 years, rising consistently every century at a rate significantly faster than today.
Well. You sure are quacking. That article is there for all to read, and the links and citations are too. Take it up with them. I'm quoting facts, and anyone that doubts that can read it. And as always, if I missed something I would like to hear it. It's that simple.
 
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wiyosaya

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This is an example of why our friends on the right don't post links with their "alternate facts". No reality needed! :joy:

I have a theory about why at least one of our friends on the right does not post links - they are afraid we will find the BS in the link and call them out on it. :D
 

wiyosaya

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Much higher than that, in fact. During the early Carboniferous Period, CO2 levels may have been as high as 9,000 ppm -- or more than 20 times higher than today.

Interestingly enough, that period saw one of the greatest increased in biodiversity in the earth's history.
To me, what is also interesting about that period is something which you fail to mention; according to sources, the oxygen level was 35% compared to today's level of 21%.
 

wiyosaya

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Here's an easy lesson on spotting propaganda -- statements made without data. "More consistently" than when? There isn't a single period in the last 18,000 years that sea level hasn't consistently risen faster than it has now -- as that graph above makes abundantly clear.

But the geologic record makes clear another point that environmental activists intentionally ignore. When ice ages end, the ice does too. With or without "climate change", sea level will continue to rise. Luckily, it's not nearly the problem it's portrayed to be. The Netherlands managed to handle areas 5+ meters below sea level with 18th-century technology. With today's tech, we can easily handle 100 times or more the anticipated level of rise.
500m. Interesting. Who or what country has actually done it and thus proven it can be done? And at what cost?
 

Uncle Al

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Just let them try to get Huricane Insurance ...... it will be about 2x what they paid for the facility and will raise by 25% per year, after that .....