Sea Level Declining In Florida For 15 Years

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University of Colorado satellite data shows that there has been little change in Florida sea level since 1997. The data above is the average of sea level at the five lat/lon pairs below.

(28.5, 281.5) (26.5, 281.5)  (24.5, 278.5)  (26.5, 276.5) (28.5, 277.5)

Experts say that Florida is being drowned by rising seas

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The subject of global warming has become so politically unpalatable over the last few years that neither party mentions it much anymore.  A conference on climate change sponsored by Florida Atlantic University made it clear that ignoring the threat has done nothing to slow it down — particularly in South Florida, which has more people and property at risk by rising sea levels than any place in the country.  The two-day summit in Boca Raton, which wrapped up Friday, painted a bleak and water-logged picture for much of coastal Florida.  Under current projections, the Atlantic Ocean would swallow much of the Florida Keys in 100 years.

Rising seas mean shrinking South Florida future, experts say – Environment –

At the current rate of sea level rise, Florida will drown in infinity years.

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8 Responses to Sea Level Declining In Florida For 15 Years

  1. miked1947 says:

    Ignoring the imaginary threat has done nothing to speed it up either. Ignoring the threat only gets the Chicken Little Brigade’s Panties all bunched up.

  2. gator69 says:

    Curtis Morgan, the author, should probably be required to wear a helmet while operating a keyboard.

    The quote should read, “…ignoring OUR threats has done nothing to slow US down…”

  3. chris y says:

    World-class, scientist-certified COOPS tide gauges give an average of +2.5 mm/year from 1997 – 2011.

    Apalachicola: +1.9
    Cedar Key: +4.7
    Fernandina Beach: -0.7
    Fort Myers: +3.3
    Key West: +2.9
    Naples: +2.4
    Panama City: +3.0
    Pensacola: +2.3
    St. Petersburg: +3.1

    Since both measurements make claims of great certainty, the simplest conclusion is that Florida’s coast is sinking at 2.5 mm/year.

  4. Billy Liar says:

    People like going to seances.

  5. chris y says:

    Steve, I entered the lat and long values for the satellite sea level data that correspond to the COOPS tide gauge locations I listed earlier, and came up with -0.1 mm/year from 1997 to 2012. This pretty much agrees with what you found using slightly different locations around Florida.

  6. Traitor In Chief says:

    I plan to buy 5 more homes in FL. When we descend into Grand Minima, prices should triple.

    I paid 78K for a nearly new 2000 sq ft, waterfront Block home in a gated community. It first sold for 300k in 2006. Build cost is over 200K.

    I bought inland of the Cat 4 surge line in Lee County. PITI is ~$500, Rented for $925. I can do that all day long….

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