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    From the Arctic Ice to the mountain glaciers, the effects of the present global warming have exceeded even the projections of the people labeled as 'Alarmists'. Now we see the projections concerning sea level rise were also on the low side. And even the present projections, if you read the following excerpt, are based on a linear projection, while in reality, the real curve may be exponential.

    Climate experts have updated their predictions saying that sea levels will rise an average of 3.2 millimeters (0.125 inches) per year.

    That is up from the 2007 estimate of 2mm (0.078 inches) per year.

    The new estimate would mean a sea level rise of about one meter by the end of the century, said Science Daily.

    Study co-author Grant Foster of Tempo Analytics said that the new estimate was likely far more accurate and much worse for those living near coastlines.

    "I would say that a meter of sea level rise by the end of the century is probably close to what you would find if you polled the people who know best," Foster told AFP.

    "In low-lying areas where you have massive numbers of people living within a meter of sea level, like Bangladesh, it means that the land that sustains their lives disappears, and you have hundreds of millions of climate refugees."

    The re-assessment was carried out by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Tempo Analytics and Laboratoire d'Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales

    More from GlobalPost: Sea level rise fastest on US east coast

    Sea levels are rising 60% faster than predicted, says IPCC
     
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    CrotchetyGeezer I have a red pencil box.

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    So in other words the predictors were wrong? Why should I take them seriously?
     
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    Oh, rats! And here I and some other investor friends were going to open a really classy vacation spa and surround it with a few world-class golf courses, 4-5 star hotels, condos, upper crust retail outlets, fine restaurants, etc. in Bangladesh.
     
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    The most important question. Will I drown before the end of my life?
     
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    Gotta get the mortgage fully paid off. In 50 years the grandkids will have Florida beachfront property just by waiting.

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    Sea levels are rising. That can be easily measured. Whether or not they will CONTINUE to rise at the same rate is a matter of speculation. There are too many variables to be sure.

    However, I think it ought to behoove us to at least begin planning what we might do with millions of refugees driven from the shore line by rising waters. Even if nothing happens, making preliminary plans would just be prudent, I think.

    Pretending it won't happen because of political ideology is foolish.
     
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    Thats how Cali will break off!
     
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    We need to turn up our air conditioners

    It's the only solution
     
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    Oh and the oceans are turning to acid too, so the rising, acidic oceans will surely eat our land!
     
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    Cool. Beach front prop prices will dive, then. :thup:
     

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