Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara

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Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara
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By Bruce

2100 looks a lot like 2007. In 2007, local environmental artists proposed to draw a "light blue line" showing the future (date unknown) impacts of climate change (map on the right).

Their story was based on the amount of sea level rise captured in the Greenland ice sheet. The City's report figure 12, for 2100 (on the left), looks rather similar. 

We've learned a lot in 10 years. Unfortunately, we haven't learned how to effectively reduce our global carbon footprint (although the City of Santa Barbara and the State of California are working hard at this) to prevent sea level rise. Kids born today in Santa Barbara will see their beaches disappear over the decades.

 

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a-1566568902 Nov 29, 2018 12:49 PM
Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara

Look Horsegirl, we could do this all day but I'm busy. I'll leave with one perspective: A carbon tax has the potential to be the largest transfer of wealth in the world's history. And it won't be corporations or politicians left with the tab. It will be little folks like you and me.

horsegirl Nov 29, 2018 12:40 PM
Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara

also, there is not significant profit in reducing the amount of carbon being pumped into the atmosphere. by your own logic, follow the money. look at the billions and billions of dollars that are made each year on oil. There is a lot less money to be made on alternative energy because the time and resources that need to be devoted to developing and making them efficient enough to use instead of oil are a very effective barrier to entry.

horsegirl Nov 29, 2018 12:36 PM
Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara

you addressed nothing of what i said. there is not one good reason to not work on being better stewards of this planet. also, that is complete propaganda. there are very few extremely high paid scientists. the VAST majority who are actually doing the experiments and research on the ground are not

horsegirl Nov 29, 2018 11:57 AM
Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara

it may not be a "list" but i can assure you that scientists communicate with each other. they publish their findings, they repeat experiments to test for validity (that's literally what has to be done for findings to be considered valid), they travel all over the world to increase their knowledge. It is incomprehensible to believe that millions of highly educated people are all working in unison to do what, ruin our lives by making us stop ruining the earth? Hah

horsegirl Nov 29, 2018 11:54 AM
Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara

what about the many scientists that are not sponsored by the government? What if we stop dumping pollutants into the air like its not an issue? with the carbon that gets dumped into the air with cars and factories also comes nitrogen dioxides and sulphur dioxides which we KNOW are unhealthy. why not clean those up? why not reduce our consumption of finite resources? we know oil is limited and destructive to harvest, why not invest in alternative sources of energy? why not minimize our waste and trash? why not stop our overconsumption of goods that are meant to just be thrown away? why not stop polluting the water? why not stop killing off the bees with endless pesticides? why not stop overfishing? why not stop poaching? why not stop paving over every square inch of the earth. even if this is all a bog government hoax, what good reason is there to continue on as we are now when there are so many other aspects to climate change than just spewing carbon into the atmosphere? what if we create a better earth for all the inhabitants? is that really for nothing? is that some government hoax?

Factotum Nov 29, 2018 11:48 AM
Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara

There is no list of "scientists around the world" so your first statement is demonstrably false. You know science: hypothesis-testing-proof- replication. Stern taskmaster.

a-1566568902 Nov 29, 2018 11:41 AM
Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara

Our governments have lied to us since the beginnings of government. Why would they stop now? Call me a cynic, but those scientists are generally funded by government grants. And if I follow the money there appears to be significant profit in "reducing the carbon footprint". Do I deny that the climate is changing? No, climate has always has been changing and always will. But man's impact on the climate versus other variables in in doubt.

horsegirl Nov 29, 2018 11:30 AM
Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara

junk science as opposed to your superior knowledge that outweighs 97% of highly educated scientists around the globe? ok

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