New Study Reaffirms Virginia Flooding Predictions as Sea Levels Rise

July 14, 2017

  • July 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    What if everyone who lives on the coasts of all the lands, walks to the sea or ocean or bay and fills a cup with water and puts it in their freezer. That should lower the levels.

    • July 14, 2017 at 1:23 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      Don’t even know where to start with that. SMH. Hopeless to try if this is your actual sentiment.

      • July 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm
        Natasha and Bearis says:
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        Yeah; everyone knows salt water doesn’t freeze.

    • July 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm
      Glenn N says:
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      40% of the world’s population is coastal. 7.5B x 0.4 = 3.0B. [3.0B cups] / [16 cups in a gallon] = 187.5M gallons stored in freezers. That’s enough to displace 285 Olympic swimming pools at 660,400 gallons/pool. Pretty impressive. On the other hand, that’s the same amount of water that the old Bar Harbor – Yarmouth ferry displaced every 9 minutes as it traversed the Bay of Fundy (0.5 pools/second), so maybe not so impressive, after all. But then, who needs math and science when we’ve got opinions and feelings to bring to the debate??? I’m sure it didn’t take an expert to land a man on the moon, and the agency responsible for bringing us that unremarkable sidenote of history (NASA) is just a bunch of quacks bought and paid for by___. And as for the 3.0B coastal dwellers, well they’ll just have to move inland, at a total cost of [who cares, look at Exxon’s 2017 bottom line!!!].

      • July 18, 2017 at 9:58 am
        UW says:
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        If everybody had just taken their ladders and taped them together we could have had astronauts walk to the moon much cheaper!

        • July 18, 2017 at 10:38 am
          Rosenblatt says:
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          Thought you were going to end with “build a ladder to heaven”, but your comment still made me laugh. Thanks for the levity!

        • July 20, 2017 at 7:31 pm
          Natasha and Bearis says:
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          Much more feasible than the ACA surviving the current death spiral.

    • July 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm
      Agent says:
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      Got a better plan Jack. How about building Desalination Plants on all our coasts that draw water from the ocean and turn it into potable water just like the Saudi’s do. Should be able to provide a lot of water in case of drought and lower the water level as well. Makes a whole lot more sense than paying carbon credits so Al Gore can get richer.

      • July 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm
        Bill says:
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        I am going to take that as a joke…that would have no better results than Jack’s suggestion.

        • July 14, 2017 at 5:26 pm
          Natasha and Bearis says:
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          I like part of his idea. I’d use some desalinated water to make vodka. Nas Zdrowie!

      • July 18, 2017 at 10:00 am
        UW says:
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        Conservatives have fought infrastructure plans like this for decades, they would now too.

    • July 18, 2017 at 2:47 am
      Doug Fisher says:
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      Lol.

      I remember on especially hot days as a kid why all the car owners in the city didn’t just open their windows and let the air conditioning do its trick. Lol, ahh kids and their crazy ideas. :P

  • July 15, 2017 at 1:35 pm
    Milner says:
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    One thing this article skips is the contribution of land levels sinking in VA Beach. Double-barreled trouble for the area, but rising sea levels are assigned all the trouble in this article.

  • July 16, 2017 at 5:55 pm
    Al says:
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    Non Liberal. Digs hole in beach say in OC NJ just below say high water mark at high tide. Places head in hole and back fills after low tide. Will he or she drown at the next high tide? No cheating. Liberals know there is a tide. Non liberals, not so much.

  • July 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm
    Natasha and Bearis says:
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    Al Gore and Chris Christie visit the beach in different places on July 4, to celebrate Independence Day, unbeknownst to each other.

    As Al Gore looks out over the ocean in front of his villa, Gov. Christie goes into the ocean in NJ. Al Gore sees the sea level visibly rise abruptly, and he quickly pulls out his journal and writes “Trump pulling out of Paris Accord has drastically accelerated the rise in worldwide ocean levels today, July 4, 2017”.

    A few minutes later, Al Gore decides to wade into the ocean. Coincidentally, at exactly the same time, Gov. Christie leaves the water to towel off and relax on the NJ beach which is closed to the NJ public. The ocean levels remain the same height when Al Gore is fully immersed and Christie leaves. Al Gore writes in his journal, which he took with him, hoping to observe a rise in ocean water temperatures “water temperature isn’t discernibly different from when I last waded here, after dark.” Puzzled, Gore leaves the water and sees the level drop significantly to the level he observed before Gov. Christie entered the ocean thousands of miles away in NJ. Gore rips the pages he just recorded his observations on, tears them up, and tosses them into the ocean.



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