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follow HEYYOU 2018 Jul 7, 9:19am
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Not so fond of Florida anyway. Wouldn't miss it.
So globally we are up to about 4.6 millimeters rise per year, a rate of 1.5 feet (46 centimeters) per century. The problem is that this rate is now doubling every seven to eight years, and that will get our coasts in trouble very quickly. South Florida’s rate of sea-level rise has been a bit faster than the global mean in the past. We have had a 12 inch (29.7 cm) rise since 1930 versus 8 inches (20.5 cm) globally, and our rise is predicted to become significantly faster than the global mean in the future.Current federal government projections for GMSL rise, those that include accelerating ice melt In Greenland and Antarctica, see a further 5 to 8.2 feet (1. 5 to 2.5 meters) of global sea-level rise by 2100. Because of the many accelerating ice-melt feedbacks that are observed but not in the models for these projections, it is prudent to use the higher number for planning. So, 8.2 feet (2.5 meters) of further sea-level rise this century could mean a 2 foot (0.6 meters) rise by as early as 2046 and 4.2 feet (1.3 meters) by 2068.