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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post




    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.3bc28892013f

    *Facepalm,*

    This is why we can't have nice things. Those Americans now most directly impacted by climate change are complicit in the attempt to deny it is happening. There is some very odd psychology at work here.

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    Ms. Madeline,

    If you choose to live that close to the sea, expect to get washed away.

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    Concerned about immigration? Look at this projected change in the topography of Latin America between the present and 2050:



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    Scientists say this year’s summer “dead zone” in the Chesapeake Bay will be larger than average.

    “Dead zone” refers areas of low or no oxygen that can kill fish and aquatic life.

    Scientists with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey gave a forecast on the dead zone on Wednesday.

    They say this year’s dead zone could be about 1.89 cubic miles, or nearly the volume of 3.2 million Olympic-size swimming pools.

    According to measurements dating to 1950, the 30-year mean maximum dead zone volume is 1.74 cubic miles.

    Officials say spring rainfall plays an important role in determining the size of the low-oxygen and no-oxygen zone. That rainfall in New York and Pennsylvania has led to higher streamflow in the Susquehanna River, delivering more nitrogen runoff.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.351d6d1153d6

    How can anyone think this is going to be okay?

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    Did anyone ever think that building your homes on a small island in Chesapeake Bay has a downside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.351d6d1153d6

    How can anyone think this is going to be okay?
    Ms. Madeline,

    How is natural processes either o.k., or not o.k.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I think I read something about surrounding the island with a jetty to break up the currents that are wearing down the land.
    So the primary problem is erosion, not the 4 inch rise in sea level we have seen over the last 120 years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    So the primary problem is erosion, not the 4 inch rise in sea level we have seen over the last 120 years?
    Is erosion also causing the increasingly large dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay, or the Great Lakes?

    If these fisheries become too polluted to yield fish, is that likely to adversely affect human health?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Did anyone ever think that building your homes on a small island in Chesapeake Bay has a downside?
    This is a microcosm of the impact of climate change on every foot of coastline in the US, ocean and fresh water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post

    This is why we can't have nice things. Those Americans now most directly impacted by climate change are complicit in the attempt to deny it is happening. There is some very odd psychology at work here.

    Your thoughts?
    What's your idea to "fix it"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    This is a microcosm of the impact of climate change on every foot of coastline in the US, ocean and fresh water.
    It's erosion. That is caused by water beating against the shoreline. It's been happening for decades.

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