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Tidal Affairs

Tidal Affairs

Melt-Down and Uprising

Higher Tides Are Coming

When I think of "melt-down, I usually think someone is losing their temper or a Three-Mile-Island-like nuclear reactor disaster is upon us.  When I think of an "uprising", images of civil unrest or revolution come to mind.  However these words are now associated with more natural phenomenon which have a human causal component impacting on nature.  

"Meltdown" and "Uprising" now describe the status of water on our planet.  No one debates that as the earth warms, the polar caps melt and the seas rise.  But when denials or ignorance delay and distract discussions away from devising solutions, valuable time and tides are aren't waiting.  This meltdown and uprising could easily create one the hugest survival challenges humans have ever faced in the next few decades.  Less than an average human lifetime away it will be much too late to stem the tide.

Locally, sea level can rise because the land is sinking.  Globally, it rises because the total volume of seawater is increasing.  Global warming drives that in two basic ways: by warming the ocean and by melting ice on land, which adds more water.  Since 1900 global sea level has risen about eight inches.  It’s now rising at about an eighth of an inch a year—and accelerating.
— National Geographic
Projecting Manhattan Island under water in 2090.

Amazing Interactive Maps Reveal Earth After The Ice Melts and Sea Level Rises

Sea levels over the past two decades have risen faster than previously thought, suggests a new study that reassesses the accuracy of satellite data. The blame game focus distracts those who want attention on plans, actions and solutions.

A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future ~ Jon Hamilton
NPR - September 18, 2014 With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.

Sea Level Rise - Ocean Levels are Getting Higher ~ Can we do anything about it?
NG - Scientific research indicates sea levels worldwide have been rising at a rate of 0.14 inches (3.5 millimeters) per year since the early 1990s. The trend, linked to global warming, puts thousands of coastal cities, like Venice, Italy, (seen here during a historic flood in 2008), and even whole islands at risk of being claimed by the ocean.

Rising Seas ~ Tim Folger
As the planet warms, the sea rises. Coastlines flood. What will we protect? What will we abandon? How will we face the danger of rising seas?

Preparing for Global Warming's Rising Tides ~ Union of Concerned Scientists
How climate change research on sea level rise helps communities.

Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land. 

Waterworld ~ (1995) (135 mins.)
Director:  Kevin Reynolds
Stars: Kevin CostnerJeanne TripplehornDennis HopperTina Majorino

 

Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

Mixing Art with Alcohol

Mixing Art with Alcohol