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https://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/1b-for-floods-how-vancouver-is-preparing-for-rising-sea-levels-1.4029674

 

9 of the 10 largest cities in Canada are not at major risk from rising sea levels as they are not in the coast lines...

 

The 1 major city that has some risk is Vancouver which is on the West coast and has some areas close to sea level

 

The city is going under the assumption that sea levels will rise 1 metre by end of this century (3 feet) and is making plans now to deal with the reality

 

One of the plans is $1 Billion in infrastructure modernization to handle flooding after storms better with less backed up surges

 

The second part of the plan is a ban on any new construction in the zones that are are closest to sea level so that they will not be submerged when levels rise

 

The red zones indicate the most vulnerable areas of the city should sea levels rise by 3 feet

 

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This shows the sections that would be gone in relation to now during high tides after the rise in sea levels

 

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ImTired

The US is so screwed. I'm sure any sort of common sense DISCUSSION even like this has been banned. :bradley:

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Just now, ImTired said:

The US is so screwed. I'm sure any sort of common sense DISCUSSION even like this has been banned. :bradley:

I'm sure more forward thinking States like NY and California can discuss these things without denying it

 

But it's good that the only major Canadian city with major threat from rising oceans is taking it seriously

 

It means Canada as a whole won't have much damage from at least this 1 aspect of global warming

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ImTired

Miami Beach is already raising their infrastructure like this. I'm sure it'll be every city for themselves though.  Florida is run by backwater,  bible-beating **** heads, sitting around just waiting for Jebus to return. :bradley:

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Nightwing

A lot of the towns and cities off the coast are going to be underwater here in the US, eventually.

You'd think they'd take stuff like this seriously. Louisiana's coastlines, in particular, are rapidly receding.

New Orleans will eventually be under water.

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Postboy
7 minutes ago, Maryjanesdope said:

gLoBaL wArMiNg IsNt ReAlreally GIF

“Dumb libtards think we gonna die in 12 years”

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Lilmonzter

Woah! 

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The only sure preventative measure is to develop gills! :duck:

Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi

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GypsyBabe

Meanwhile in Manhattan they just keep building up the lower part around the seaport and financial district. They keep adding skyscrapers even though the area has had massive flooding during hurricanes (especially Sandy) :selena:

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Flopplause
On 8/19/2019 at 4:28 AM, Maryjanesdope said:

gLoBaL wArMiNg IsNt ReAlreally GIF

sure, jan :sure: try saying that again when people can only live at the polar regions because the tropics are 60-70 degrees

 

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44 minutes ago, Flopplause said:

sure, jan :sure: try saying that again when people can only live at the polar regions because the tropics are 60-70 degrees

 

Lmao earth would be uninhabitable long before it got to that point

 

The damage we've done so far to earth is from a warming of less than 1.5C since the warming began in mid 1800s (keeping in mind that's a global average. Areas like the North Pole for example have warmed up by more hence rapid ice melt)

 

The tropics getting that hot would imply a 10C to 20C increase...

 

Estimates range (depending on the scientist and researchers) from 4C to 6C of warming maximum that earth can take before and complete ecological collapse that would leave most of the world a desert

 

Only the most resilient plants and bugs that can survive with very volatile temperatures and volatile amounts of precipitation and that don't rely too much on interactioj with other species that might go extinct would survive any warming beyond that

 

Earth would be left with just some grass, weeds, some types of more resilient trees, some fungi and again a few of the more resilient bugs maybe

 

That's it :emma:

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Maryjanesdope
1 hour ago, Flopplause said:

sure, jan :sure: try saying that again when people can only live at the polar regions because the tropics are 60-70 degrees

 

Didn't Catch the sarcasm?

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Flopplause
2 hours ago, Maryjanesdope said:

Didn't Catch the sarcasm?

I did, still felt the need to say it

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On 8/18/2019 at 11:28 PM, GypsyBabe said:

Meanwhile in Manhattan they just keep building up the lower part around the seaport and financial district. They keep adding skyscrapers even though the area has had massive flooding during hurricanes (especially Sandy) :selena:

Honestly I feel like in a city as important as NYC they'll probably build barriers and levies rather than let parts of NY flood

 

It may be cheaper to relocate portions of other cities but a city as dense and as important as NYC I'm sure they will try and protect it

 

Will cost a lot tho

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