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    3 15.00%
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Thread: Global warming in 2100

  1. #121
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    Quote Originally Posted by profloater View Post
    You have not mentioned the East side of Antarctica, glaciers moving faster, or did you? Maybe i missed it. It’s summer there now of course.
    Augh, yes, you are right. Saw it, read it, forgot about it. Will post if I get original article or someone beat me to it.
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
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    You might be asked about this in a discussion of rising sea levels. Never thought about this issue.


    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...1219133236.htm

    Why is sea level rising faster in some places along the US East Coast than others?

    Date: December 19, 2018
    Source: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Sea levels are rising globally from ocean warming and melting of land ice, but the seas aren't rising at the same rate everywhere. Sea levels have risen significantly faster in some US East Coast regions compared to others. A new study reveals why.

    The reason is a phenomenon called "post-glacial rebound," explains Chris Piecuch, lead author of a study published on Dec. 20, 2018, in the journal Nature. Essentially, land areas in the Northern Hemisphere that once were covered by mammoth ice sheets during the last Ice Age -- such as Canada and parts of the Northeast U.S. -- were weighed down like a trampoline with a boulder on it. At the same time, land around the periphery of the ice sheets -- along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, for example -- rose up. As the ice sheets melted from their peak at the Last Glacial Maximum 26,500 years ago, the weighed-down areas gradually rebounded, while the peripheral lands started sinking, creating sort of a see-saw effect. Even though the ice sheets had disappeared by 7,000 years ago, the see-sawing of post-glacial rebound continues to this day.
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
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    The same is happening along the English south coast and possibly all uk as the rebound continues, yet the Thames barrier may get breached sooner than it was designed for.
    https://21stcenturychallenges.org/the-thames-barrier/
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by profloater View Post
    The same is happening along the English south coast and possibly all uk as the rebound continues, yet the Thames barrier may get breached sooner than it was designed for.
    https://21stcenturychallenges.org/the-thames-barrier/
    Correction, it’s Scotland rising while southern England is sinking. Like a seesaw. So sea levels at the estuary are rising in a combined attack of land sinking and seas rising.
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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    Not going to offer too much in the way of quotes, as the content of this article could be disturbing, but the concept would explain a lot. Kind of like a fire sale: Everything must go!


    https://phys.org/news/2019-01-climat...y-species.html

    Climate change: Effect on sperm could hold key to species extinction
    January 8, 2019 by Kris Sales, The Conversation

    QUOTES: Currently, we have a disturbingly limited knowledge of which biological traits are sensitive to climate change and therefore responsible for local extinctions. However, a potential candidate is male reproduction, because a range of medical and agricultural studies in warm blooded animals have shown that male infertility happens during heat stress.

    [[Article goes on to prove its point.]]

    LATE ADD: Occurs to me that this would almost completely explain insect extinctions, as the focus of the article is on the same.
    Last edited by Roger E. Moore; 2019-Jan-08 at 02:45 PM. Reason: add
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Not going to offer too much in the way of quotes, as the content of this article could be disturbing, but the concept would explain a lot. Kind of like a fire sale: Everything must go!


    https://phys.org/news/2019-01-climat...y-species.html

    Climate change: Effect on sperm could hold key to species extinction
    January 8, 2019 by Kris Sales, The Conversation

    QUOTES: Currently, we have a disturbingly limited knowledge of which biological traits are sensitive to climate change and therefore responsible for local extinctions. However, a potential candidate is male reproduction, because a range of medical and agricultural studies in warm blooded animals have shown that male infertility happens during heat stress.

    [[Article goes on to prove its point.]]

    LATE ADD: Occurs to me that this would almost completely explain insect extinctions, as the focus of the article is on the same.
    Not sure about insects, but many fish are sex-determination-sensitive to temperature, including some we like to eat.
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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