21 Mar '12, 2am

HEADS IN THE SAND AS OCEANS RISE. - Green Energy News

But 1 - 2 meters is nothing compared to a prediction in another study. Even at current, elevated levels of CO2 oceans should be up to 70 feet deeper. That scenario has Greenland and West Antarctica melting completely while parts of East Antarctica go as well. Fortunately, glacial ice is slow to melt and it could take hundreds of years for entire land masses, complete with buildings, roadways and bridges, to disappear beneath ocean waves. At seventy feet most of the world’s port cities will abandoned by then. But some sturdier buildings might survive with sea water coming in 7th story windows. It won’t be a pretty sight. The U.S. Capital Building is at elevation 82 feet, so it will be good for fishing from and still dry. It seems likely that Congress won’t be meeting there in a few hundred years. The White House, on much lower land will be long gone.

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2012/20120031.html

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