Cities Doomed By CO2

http://www.fastcompany.com/17

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5 Responses to Cities Doomed By CO2

  1. Latitude says:

    How odd….
    He admits that these places are sinking faster than the sea is rising…
    …and still says we can fix it by stopping CO2

  2. chris y says:

    A slight factor-of-ten error in the article, making climate-driven sea level rise even more benign than we thought…

    “…put the range closer to two or three feet by century’s end. That averages out to about two or three inches per year.”

    Assuming 3 feet/century, that comes to 0.36 inches/year, a factor of 10 smaller than the 3 inches/year claimed, and a factor of 3 larger than what is currently observed (0.1 inches/year).

    Subsidence rates are a factor of 10 larger than this in some areas, yet societies adapt and thrive if they have sufficient wealth.

  3. Paul H says:

    Our distant descendants, if they think of us at all, might thank us as they twirl their pasta in the canal-side cafes of an even-more-ancient Venice or only-partially-waterlogged Manhattan in 5000 AD.

    Is this guy serious? 5000AD? Does it make any difference to us if sea levels have risen 30 feet since 1000BC and flooded out a few archeological remnants?

  4. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    Here’s a clue: don’t build pretty buildings where waters are known to rise.

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