Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet

Rod Beck rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com
Thu Jul 26 17:06:01 UTC 2018

I don't have a strong feeling on this matter, but it is not the average increase that matters. Every small increase in average has a multiplier effect on storm surge.


Nonetheless, my guess is that the real threat is to general property close to the shore, not the terrestrial cables even though they are not waterproof (only submarine cable can handle long term immersion).



From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Naslund, Steve <SNaslund at medline.com>
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Subject: RE: Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet

Since we have been able to cope with train derailments, backhoes, forest fires, traffic accidents, etc, I am pretty confident that the networks will keep up with the lightning fast 1/8" per year rise in sea level.

Steven Naslund
Chicago IL

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