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Rising sea levels? Think Vera Lynn singing White Cliffs of Dover!

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by voyager, May 18, 2018.

  1. voyager

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    Rep Mo Brooks thinks rising levels due to erosion. “Every single year that we’re on Earth, you have huge tons of silt deposited by the Mississippi River, by the Amazon River, by the Nile, by every major river system — and for that matter, creek, all the way down to the smallest systems. And every time you have that soil or rock whatever it is that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise. Because now you’ve got less space in those oceans because the bottom is moving up.”

    “What about the white cliffs of Dover?” Brooks continued. “California, where you have the waves crashing against the shorelines and time and time again you have the cliffs crash into the sea. All of that displaces the water which forces it to rise, does it not?”

    Analysis | Here’s how big a rock you’d have to drop into the ocean to see the rise in sea level happening now
     
  2. Uncle Paul

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    Hard to refute that the powerful ocean indeed does reclaim vast amounts of land every day. This would contribute to the ocean rising. In addition to the normal land erosion, the sea constantly is melting polar ice and bring that water also into the oceans.

    The Oceans rise and fall due to lots of things, including the position of our Moon.

    In addition to all this, If the temperatures at the poles rises, melt will speed up, also rising the oceans.

    If industrial pollution falls on the ice, it will darken the surface, and the Sun will also melt it faster.

    Lots of stuff going on.

    Time to play Pickleball : > )
     
  3. Sharkbait

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    I think this is the story Trump should run with....
     
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    Aww man, now I feel terrible about throwing those pebbles into the ocean as a kid.
     
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  5. voyager

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    Did the moron level rise in Washington when Mo Brooks became Representative, or did it actually fall in NY in January last year?
     
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    Remember, it only takes one flake to start an avalanche.
    Robin
     
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