Rising Seas Will Displace 150 Million By 2100 Or Something

Today’s latest scary prognostication

Rising seas will displace 150 million people by 2100, says climate report

Lands inhabited by more than 150 million people could be submerged in water by the end of this century. That’s according to the latest projections from a group of US researchers.

A new study published in the journal Earth’s Future used the latest information from the Antarctic ice sheet and combined it with existing models on the expected rise in sea levels.

The academics behind the report found that if levels of greenhouse gas emission remain high, the median global average sea-level rise could be 4ft 9ins (1.5 meters) by 2100. Astonishingly, this is double the estimate of 2ft 5ins (736cm) projected by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2014.

Astonishingly, this is over seven times the actual recorded sea rise that was measured using actual measuring instruments, vs computer models.

One has to wonder, if we’re all so doomed, why do all the elites have homes at the sea shore, and keep acquiring more.

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8 Responses to “Rising Seas Will Displace 150 Million By 2100 Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    if we’re all so doomed,

    Just another straw man. Only the Con Men/Science Deniers say we are “doomed”. The climate science cognoscenti say that human societies will suffer from the effects of global warming.

    why do all the elites have homes at the sea shore

    Some if not many of wealthy elites are Con Men/Science Deniers (Limbaugh, Trump etc), so why wouldn’t they live on the coasts? They’re rich enough to move to a safer area or to build seawalls. Are you trying to imply in your typical allusive way that most climate scientists or people knowledgeable about global warming own one or more houses in coastal cities? That seems unlikely, doesn’t it? Anyway, most of the people living in coastal cities are not wealthy elites and may not be able to easily move whether they are knowledgeable or science deniers.

  2. Bob M says:

    Lets see now….

    How many people were displaced by the three gorges dam?

    People displaced (more than 1.2 million), number of cities and towns flooded (13 cities, 140 towns, 1,350 villages. Those are for real numbers, not pie-in-the-sky wild-ass guesses.

    No problem tho… not climate change.

  3. gitarcarver says:

    Just another straw man.

    Good to know that Jeffery considers the New York Times and Stephen Hawking as “straw men”.

    NYT:

    The Earth has experienced five mass extinctions before the one we are living through now, each so complete a slate-wiping of the evolutionary record it functioned as a resetting of the planetary clock, and many climate scientists will tell you they are the best analog for the ecological future we are diving headlong into.

    Hawking:

    “With climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious.”

    • Jeffery says:

      The Semantic Man is hoist with his own petard.

      Where in the NYT and Hawking quotes do you see the words “doom” or “doomed”?

  4. gitarcarver says:

    Gee Jeffery…. excuse the rest of the world for knowing that “slate wiping mass distinction” would include “doomed.”

    As for Hawking’s comments, you must have missed this:

    Previously, Hawking theorized that humanity probably has around 1,000 years left before it becomes extinct. His timeline appears now to have shortened. The famous physicist has issued a number of warnings about the future over the past few years.

    Is it you contention that “extinct” doesn’t mean “doomed?”

    Once again, in your zeal to protect whatever point you have put out that has been shown to be false, you lie and then demonstrate great ignorance.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Semantic Man,

    So you’re adding new quotes to defend TEACH’s demagoguery?

    When I use a word,‘ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.

    Now you’re reduced to arguing that the NYT and Dr. Hawking were right all along about the effects of global warming on mankind, just so you feel you won an argument, and a minor one at that.

    ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’

    Do you agree with the NYT and Dr. Hawking that global warming is a serious threat to humankind?

    By the way, “Doomed” means the outcome in inescapable. We can avoid the worst effects of global warming by taking action. Even the NYT and Dr. Hawking understand that. Does TEACH?

    Why use emotional terms when accurate terms will do? That’s rhetorical.

  6. Jeffery says:

    In a Gallup poll 58% of self-identified Republicans believe the Earth is 10,000 years old or less. (That said, 44% of all Americans polled believe this falsehood).

    What do you bet that more than 58% of Roy Moore supporters believe this?

    How can a party that doesn’t believe in the science understand global warming?

  7. Jl says:

    To go along with the “50 million climate refugees” from a few yrs ago that…..never happened. And when rising seas due to ice melt don’t displace anybody by 2100, the date will be moved to 2150. History usually cures hysteria

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