Saving Florida

Sea level rise rates peaked in Florida around 1935, with CO2 below 310 PPM.  Apparently the only way to save Florida is to make sure CO2 levels never get that low again.

Sea Level Trends – Variation of 50-year Mean Sea Level Trends

Fear of sea level rise is already affecting Florida’s economy.  You can now pick up an apartment in Miami for only $65 million.

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8 Responses to Saving Florida

  1. frederik wisse says:

    What a shame ! Is this a fire-sale ?

  2. Latitude says:

    Too funny….I was just having this same conversation with a loon in Florida on Citydata….I’ll post this link
    John and Linda Landau…Titanic, Avatar, etc….just bought a house right on the ocean not too far from us… don’t get no more global warming liberal than John

  3. gator69 says:

    My mother’s local paper, the Gainesville Sun, just ran another Chicken (of the seas) Little feature article about sea level rise…

    Federal scientists say seas in parts of Florida have risen at a rate of about a third of an inch a year over the past decade. Mid-range forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicate seas could rise anywhere from 13 to 39 inches in Florida by 2070 and as much as 72 inches by 2100.

    Floridians are bombarded with this crap nonstop.

  4. Andy DC says:

    You would think that if there serious sea level rise along the Florida coast that long term residents would have noticed it and would have left by now.

  5. Jeffk says:

    Further south a few miles in Mayport, the sea level is higher because it sits at the end of the St. John’s River — the final stop of enormous paved metro sprawl
    areas of the Orlando-to-Jacksonville stormwater runoffs.
    Fernandina doesn’t get that runoff. It sits downstream from the Okefenokee Swamp and St. Mary’s River. There’s no urban sprawl upstream from there.

  6. Kris Johanson says:

    These expensive houses were issued building permits by these cities, insurance companies happily insured them, and lenders tripped over themselves to hand out 30-year money – so don’t sue the oil companies for ‘concealing’ something decades ago

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      True, but some insurance companies may just as happily join the lawsuits.

      “Swiss Re’s climate experts remain in close contact with the climate research community. Recent initiatives have looked at the effects of climate change on coastal flood damage and storm damage in Europe as well as the economics of climate adaptation…around the world, including Florida.”

      — Swiss Re AG

      On the other hand, the climate experts of other insurers determined their portfolios are not exposed to the coming collapse of Arctic agriculture or the depopulation of Thule, Barrow and Murmansk due to catastrophic global warming.

      “With respect to longer term potential effects of climate change, such as health and food supply issues or potential depopulation of certain vulnerable areas, we have no exposure to vulnerable areas such as the Arctic or sub-Saharan Africa.”

      — Assured Guaranty, bond insurance

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