The US Military on the Front Lines of Rising Seas (2016)

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    This isn't even really new. (except to numb nuts deniers)
    The Navy and other branches are already aware of Rising Sea Levels, and it has already caused problems.
    This from the Union of Concerned Scientists, not just a climate group, but dealing in issuing reports on all disciplines of science.

    The US Military on the Front Lines of Rising Seas (2016)
    Rising seas will increasingly flood many of our coastal military bases.
    The US Military on the Front Lines of Rising Seas (2016)
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    We must prepare for the growing exposure of our military bases to sea level rise.
    Naval Station Norfolk—the largest naval installation in the world—is projected to face 4.5 feet to nearly 7 feet of sea level rise this century.

    Military bases at risk
    18 military installations are included in this analysis. Each location's changing exposure to flooding is projected through the end of the century:
    Key findings
    The military is at risk of losing land where vital infrastructure, training and testing grounds, and housing for thousands of its personnel currently exist.
    [.....]
    • By 2050, Most of the installations in this analysis will see more than 10 Times the number of floods they experience today.
    • By 2070, Half of the sites could experience 520 or more flood events annually- the equivalent of more than one flood daily.
    • [*]By 2100, eight bases are at risk of losing 25% to 50% or more of their land to rising seas.
    • Four installations—Naval Air Station Key West, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Dam Neck Annex, and Parris Island—are at risk of losing between 75% and 95% of their land by the end of this century.
    • Flooding won’t be confined to the bases. Many surrounding communities will also face growing exposure to rising seas......
     
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    Naval Station Norfolk—the largest naval installation in the world—is projected to face 4.5 feet to nearly 7 feet of sea level rise this century.

    Sounds serious!!!!
    If we buy $2 trillion worth of windmills, how much will the sea level rise?
     
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    How many trolling posts with NO INFORMATION, but only nonsense/irrelevent questions have you made?
    Be precise to the nearest thousand.
    LOL.

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    norfolk sea level rise - Google Search

    Rising Seas Are Flooding Virginia's Naval Base, and There's No Plan ...
    https://insideclimatenews.org/.../military-norfolk-naval-base-flooding-climate-change-...
    Oct 25, 2017 - "It is an impediment to the base accomplishing its mission," Bouchard said. Joe Bouchard, a retired captain and former base commander, has become a proponent for helping Norfolk adapt to sea level rise. Credit: Weather Channel. Once or twice a month, seawater subsumes steam lines that run along the ...
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    Norfolk Prepares For Battle With Rising Sea Level | WUNC
    wunc.org/post/norfolk-prepares-battle-rising-sea-level
    Mar 20, 2017 - When President Donald Trump visited a shipyard at Newport News, Va. this month, he told an audience of sailors and shipbuilders that the United States would defeat any danger and handle any threat. But one of the biggest threats to the military is one that Trump didn't mention: sea level rise.

    Hampton Roads sea level rise is Accelerating, report says ...
    pilotonline.com › News › Local News › Environment
    Mar 12, 2018 - In its breakdown for contributors to the Norfolk region's sea level rise, the report's team cited that sinking of land as a key factor, but also pointed to effects from the planet's overall warming. It predicted that changes in what it called “ocean dynamics,” including disruptions in currents like the Gulf Stream, ...

    U.S. Military Prepares for Sea-Level Rise and Other Climate Change ...
    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/.../pentagon-fights-climate-change-sea-level-rise-...
    Feb 7, 2017 - Norfolk station is headquarters of the Atlantic fleet, and flooding already disrupts military readiness there and at other bases clustered around the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, officials say. Flooding will only worsen as the seas rise and the planet warms. Sea level at Norfolk has risen 14.5 inches in the ...

    Rising Seas Threaten Coastal Military Bases : NPR
    Rising Seas Threaten Coastal Military Bases
    Mar 31, 2017 - Reporter Jay Price of member station WUNC visited a spot in Norfolk, Va., where sea level rise is measured. JAY PRICE, BYLINE: We're on a pier at the world's largest Navy base. Navy destroyers behind us, and in front, a white cabinet not much bigger than a refrigerator. DEAN VANDERLEY: It's called the ...
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    Will Norfolk (and the Rest of Hampton Roads) Drown? - Virginia Places
    www.virginiaplaces.org/climate/norfolkdrown.html
    In 2012, an international insurance executive spoke at a forum on how climate change affects flooding risk, as part of the Old Dominion University Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative. After a tour ofNorfolk, she questioned why local governments are increasing risk by ignoring predictions of higher floodzones, ...

    When Rising Seas Transform Risk Into Certainty - The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/.../when-rising-seas-transform-risk-into-certainty.html
    Apr 18, 2017 - Melting ice and warming water are raising sea levels everywhere. But because the land in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia (which includes Norfolk) is also sinking, relative sea levels there arerising faster than anywhere on the Atlantic coast. Water levels are already as much as 18 inches higher than ...
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    30 years of parroting the same bullshit.

    Venice is still there.


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    How many US military bases are currently underwater due to climate change? How many more are expected to be flooded out this year?

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    He's asking what you expect us to do about it.
     
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    They will adjust with time as they have done for centuries. It's not like they are all going to be washed out to sea next week. So silly. Global change alarmists cannot see that their ridiculous "the sky is falling!" antics are as ridiculous, in their own way, as they claim the "denier" camp to be. Calm the fuck down. People can only get so hopped up for so long.
     
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    Well gee whiz.....guess we all better get to work on our emergency ark's!! Maybe Abu will build a prototype, take it on the test run and report back on how it went.:113:

    But who knows? Maybe the level will rise by 10 meters!!

    Hey maybe in 50 years everyone will own their own personal submarine. Sure would be good for the economy.... a rebirth in manufacturing in America. Winning!!
     
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    Yep.... what you find in this forum and others is that some people just tend to the hysterical. You see it all the time out there if you really pay attention. Like the people who hear there's a 6 inch snow storm coming and they can be found in the grocery store loading up three baskets full of food.
     
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