Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet

Jeff Shultz jeffshultz at sctcweb.com
Thu Jul 26 20:51:05 UTC 2018

It might be worth noting that with Plate Tectonics, the shoreline
itself is not exactly locked in place either. Particularly on the West
Coast in ring of fire territory. Come the predicted Cascadia Fault
earthquake, the landing stations are going to first be shaken by the
EQ, then swamped by a major tsunami, and after everything settles
down, potentially find the ocean lapping at their doorsteps, not
because the water level has risen, but because the land level has
dropped perhaps 1 meter as the North American Plate "unlocked" and
extended over the Juan de Fuca plate during the EQ. Bandon, Nedonna
Beach, Pacific City, Rockaway Beach and Warrenton, Oregon take note...
Not saying the oceans aren't rising - but there are other factors that
may be potentially in play as well.

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 1:44 PM Naslund, Steve <SNaslund at medline.com> wrote:
> Here is a simple question to answer while you are at it.  Once the arctic ice and glaciers melt, what will cause the ocean levels to continue to rise at this incredible rate?  The total estimate for sea level rise would be 70 meters if absolutely all ice on the face of the Earth melted.  A radical change no doubt but it will not continue forever.
> The Earth right now is about as warm as it was during the previous interglacial period which was about 125,000 years ago.  At that time sea level was actually 4 METERS HIGHER THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW.  So we know that before humans were widespread on Earth, sea level was 4 METERS higher than it is right now.  I guess this goes against the "worse than it has ever been" kind of arguments".
> Steven Naslund
> Chicago IL
> >Pretty hard to accept 198 inches since NASA's own data shows no more than 250mm or 9.4 inches since 1888.  You would have to assume there are no balancing factors.  If the earth gets warmer then there >is also more evaporation of the oceans which causes more rainfall which helps moderate temperature and moves oceanic water inland.  I agree the climate is getting warmer but doubt that trend continues >forever.  History says it won't.  Common sense says that in any closed system, things do not change exponentially forever.  I really do need an answer to the question of why in certain years ocean >levels were actually lower than the year before like 2010.  I honestly want to know why that happens.
> >
> >Steven Naslund
> >Chicago IL

Jeff Shultz

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