Millions of people in the United States could be forced to abandon their homes if planet-warming emissions continue unabated through 2100, pushing global sea levels up by more than 14 feet, researchers said.
In the United States, between 20 million and 31 million people are living on land that would be submerged by rising oceans without aggressive cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
That scenario could occur if global average temperatures rise by 5.9 degrees Fahrenheit from pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, said the study’s lead author, Benjamin Strauss.
Scientists fear ice sheets in Antarctica and other regions will melt as global temperatures increase, leading to major rises in sea levels.
“I would avoid buying property in south Florida in particular,” Strauss said.
Coastal California, as well as New York and other cities on the East Coast would also be hit hard by rising seas if carbon emissions are not cut drastically, he said.
NOAA says sea level is rising 1.8 mm/year. It will take almost 3,000 years to reach 14 feet of sea level rise.
absolute global sea level rise is believed to be 1.7-1.8 millimeters/year
Forty years ago, the same National Academy of Sciences wanted to evacuate six million people to save them from global cooling.
People in South Florida are so worried about sea level rise, you can buy a condo in Miami for less than $28 million dollars.
Sea level in coastal California isn’t rising at all. They are under no threat from sea level rise.
Sea level rise rates in New York haven’t changed since Lincoln was president. There is zero evidence that atmospheric CO2 has any influence on sea level rise rates, or that reducing CO2 would make any difference.
Atmospheric temperatures have fallen this century. The author talking about six degrees of rise this century is not based on any science.
This article from the National Academy of Sciences is 100% fraud, from start to finish. It is typical of peer-reviewed climate literature.