Thursday, March 31, 2016

NYTimes.com: Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly

Personally, I find this interesting. We've known for years that coastal communities were vulnerable and would eventually be underwater. Therefore most people should already have relocated inland.
Now, as the time frame is being readjusted, and it's becoming more obvious that scientists are unable to accurately predict when this sea level rise will occur, coastal areas need to be carefully managed. The possibility that all residents should relocate inland needs to be considered.
Maybe areas potentially affected by this drastic sea level rise could become recreational areas only. Allow permanent residency of only park employees and keep close track of visitors so emergency evacuation can be done quickly and accurately.
Just a thought . .
Or do we just allow these areas to remain overpopulated risking the lives of millions?
What do you think?

From The New York Times:

Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly

The computer program, which accurately modeled past sea levels for the first time, predicts up to three feet of sea level rise from Antarctica by 2100.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/31/science/global-warming-antarctica-ice-sheet-sea-level-rise.html?mwrsm=Email


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