Just what can we do about rising sea levels?

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    Bjorn Lomborg - Cost-effective ways to address climate change
     
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    Drink more water.
     
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    Caulking guns.

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    There is nothing to be done until it occurs. The nations of the world will not change until they have dramatic proof. We can only hope that when that proof arrives it is not too late. If it takes 15 feet water in New York or Tokyo, so be it. People live for today, not a hundred years from today. Environmentalist are deluding themselves to believe that scientific evidence will change policy and the way billions of people lead their lives.
     
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    Did you even read the article? Tokyo alone has sunk 15 feet since 1930, and it has not been inundated. Holland has vast stretches that are below sea level, and they are still around. Even if the fear mongering predictions of Gore were close to accurate it would not be a major problem even with today's tech level, never mind what we will be able to do in 100 years.
     
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    We will have no money to fight natures changes if we keep spending it on killing each other.
    Humans tend to be led into fighting the wrong wars.
     
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    Can we do anything? Nope. Because we have nothing to do with it.

    Adapt and thrive. Stagnate and die.
     
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    You mean like the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WW's I & II? ...Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars were not declared wars and haven't been fought as such. I think they were fought for the right reasons, but have floundered in the execution because of that. Outside of the US, I can't speak to reasoning of a different country and culture and the reasons they fight wars because I don't have the same life experience. What is important to them may not be important to me.
     
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    Speaking to Quantum's point, the first story of a large portion of Seattle had to be abandoned, long before such a thing as global warming and rising sea levels. Do you know that the sea level rises and falls several feet every day? Millions aren't dying and being left homeless because of that...You global warming, chicken littles, are a hoot...lolol
     
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    No, you got me. I didn't read the article, just the first part of the post. I agree a lot can be done to adapt to global climate change. Hopefully, it won't be needed. However, I seriously doubt that the kind response environmentalist want will be forthcoming until there is either indisputable proof or other reasons for going green such as China faces now.
     

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