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Rising seas threaten to engulf 1.7m homes, Met Office warns

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Rising seas threaten to engulf 1.7m homes, Met Office warns

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rising-seas-threaten-to-engulf-1-7m-homes-met-office-warns-sn5nbhmzg

"The Met Office warns tomorrow that climate change and rising sea levels will threaten more than 1.5m homes, turn farmland into marsh and wash away beaches by the end of the century.

Its UK Climate Projections report forecasts that the seas around Britain are likely to increase by 3-4ft by 2100, inundating low-lying land, putting 1.7m homes at risk and destroying many holiday beaches.

Some coastal towns may have to be abandoned because the huge cost of sea defences will make them “unviable”. Many stretches of prime, low-lying farmland could also be lost, with the lowest, such as Romney Marsh in Kent, the Somerset Levels and parts of Essex facing near-permanent inundation. "

Reminds me of an old hpc thread ...

Flooded Again - Time To Build Thousands Of Floating Houses

https://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/207551-flooded-again-time-to-build-thousands-of-floating-houses

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We are heading into a Grand Solar Minimum. We need to increase CO2 emissions. Unless you want to go skating on the Thames in April of course. 

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"The Modern Warm Period is now in the rear vision mirror though and we have returned to 19th century levels of activity. Warmth and pleasantness are boring; the climate is going to get a lot more interesting. Thus the record cold currently in the northeastern US may become more common."

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/11/24/solar-cycle-update-for-november-2018-warmth-sticking-around-or-cooling-ahead/

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4 hours ago, Giraffe said:

We are heading into a Grand Solar Minimum. We need to increase CO2 emissions. Unless you want to go skating on the Thames in April of course. 

I bought me a sledge! Did you know the Romans used to grow grapes up north.

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On 25/11/2018 at 13:13, Giraffe said:

We are heading into a Grand Solar Minimum. We need to increase CO2 emissions. Unless you want to go skating on the Thames in April of course. 

Sounds fantastic tbh, I have really missed the winters of my [relatively recent] youth.

On 25/11/2018 at 12:23, Saving For a Space Ship said:

Some coastal towns may have to be abandoned because the huge cost of sea defences will make them “unviable”. Many stretches of prime, low-lying farmland could also be lost, with the lowest, such as Romney Marsh in Kent, the Somerset Levels and parts of Essex facing near-permanent inundation. "

And yet Dutchmen with nothing more than windmills and backbone found it worth their while to drag an entire country from the sea.

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There's a coastal village called fairbourne in Gwynedd where the Welsh gov and NRW have been talking for years about a ''managed retreat''... in other words not continuing to maintain the coastal defences and allow the area to be reclaimed by the sea over the course of the next 10-30 years.

 

You would think this would have resulted in houses there becoming virtually worthless, but it appears to have had very little impact on property prices as far as I can see.

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On 25/11/2018 at 13:13, Giraffe said:

We are heading into a Grand Solar Minimum. We need to increase CO2 emissions. Unless you want to go skating on the Thames in April of course. 

This is true. And the bigger picture is that we are living in an Ice Age for last few million years - the glaciers on the Somerset Levels were overdue already.

I'm more concerned about the toxic shock pollution levels and destruction of wilderness - the jungles, rain forests etc.

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Black Friday report shows climate change already very expensive in U.S

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1120091_black-friday-report-shows-climate-change-already-very-expensive-in-u-s

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A long-awaited climate report that the Trump administration released on Black Friday reportedly in an attempt to bury the news, shows that climate change is already having a dramatic effect on life in the U.S., and that among the things it will damage is the American economy.

The report anticipates that if significant steps aren't taken to reduce global warming, it could cut 10 percent off American gross domestic product by 10 percent by 2100.

Thirteen federal agencies including the National Academy of Sciences, the Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources, and the National Science and Technology Council, along with university and commercial scientists were required by Congress to release the report, called the Fourth National Climate Assessment. Lacking the legal authority to quash the report, the Trump administration released it on what is notoriously one of the slowest news days of the year, when Americans are out shopping.

CHECK OUT: Catastrophic climate effects could hit by 2040, UN report says

The report links heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, droughts, crop failures, and damage to infrastructure that has already affected U.S. communities to climate change, and says that "to avoid substantial damages to the U.S. economy, environment, and human health and well-being over the coming decades," people must take aggressive steps to mitigate climate effects and adapt to those that are already inevitable.

A chapter focusing on the transportation sector noted that in 2016 it became the top contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

Crop yields from the U.S. Midwest, known as the "breadbasket of the world," could fall to 1980 levels by 2050, the report estimates, and that the southeastern U.S. could develop its own fire season. It enumerates the infrastructure damage that has already occurred due to flooding in the southeast and East Coast, and wildfires in the West, for example. ...

 

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