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Vanishing ocean floor in the Florida Keys
worsens risks from sea rise, study finds

Miami Herald [FL], by Jenny Staletovich

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Posted By:Ribicon, 4/20/2017 10:36:57 PM

If sea rise weren’t scary enough, scientists have now found another phenomenon threatening the Florida Keys and other coasts protected by reefs: a vanishing ocean floor. In a study published Thursday in the journal Biogeosciences, a team from the U.S. Geological Survey documented a dramatic erosion of the sea floor around coral reefs, ranging from a few inches to nearly three feet since the 1930s. Combined with sea rise, the disappearing bottom means the hazards facing coasts — storm surge from hurricanes and even erosion from everyday waves — will likely be worse than now projected, especially for the low-lying Keys.

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Ocean floors lowering? That means there´s room for more water, mitigating the bogus threat from "our rising seas"... but if you have Global Warming to sell, a few twists and turns in logic means we´re in more danger than ever before, and one day we´ll all perish.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/20/2017 10:50:22 PM     (No. 11228596)

If you´re worried about the sea level rising then go live on Mt. Everest and eat dirt, Fools.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimBob, 4/20/2017 10:50:49 PM     (No. 11228597)

The Sky is Falling!
The Ocean Floor is Disappearing!
Bend way down and Kiss your (backside) Goodbye!
we´re All Gonna DIE!
(That is, unless we ALL do JUST as Al-Gore Says!) /s

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 4/20/2017 11:00:25 PM     (No. 11228607)

Sea rise is about 2 millimeters a year at the worst, hardly a threat to anyone.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 4/20/2017 11:27:18 PM     (No. 11228630)

I guess the government should dole out billions in grants to further study this latest crisis. Glug glug

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snakeoil, 4/20/2017 11:29:05 PM     (No. 11228633)

I´ll wait to get the insights of my Congressman Hank Johnson who will provide the scientific explanation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 4/20/2017 11:30:57 PM     (No. 11228638)

Sort of like the "sink holes" that pop up all around Florida?? That whole area is built on limestone, which "disappears" over time. These so-called scientists are such bed-wetters.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Axeman, 4/21/2017 12:13:46 AM     (No. 11228670)

Women and minorities hit hardest.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Soldiers Father, 4/21/2017 12:35:26 AM     (No. 11228678)

Have none of these "scientist" ever heard of "plate tectonics"? The earth´s crust is floating on a sea of magma (molten rock). That is why we have earthquakes and fault zones. There are sedimentary rocks at the tops of mountains. The planet Earth is not a static "rock" in space. The topography of the Earth today is not what it was thousands of years ago, and not what it will be thousands of years from now. Global warming is not science, it is idol worship.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 4/21/2017 2:07:12 AM     (No. 11228712)

Women and minorities most affected.

Yawn. Things change. Always. Almost never caused by man.

Grow up.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GO3, 4/21/2017 2:50:50 AM     (No. 11228731)

Reminds me of that old Firesign Theater bit.

Guy: Hey! The sun is setting.
Other Guy: No, no, you´re all wrong! The horizon is moving up.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 4/21/2017 7:37:30 AM     (No. 11228816)

OMG.

Either the people saying these things are so lacking in geological/geographical understanding that they are unwilling and incapable of ever viewing this world as anything but their little push broom - I mean, there´s something witch like about their thinking isnt there? "It happens because I say its going to happen, and when it happens, it happens because Ive said it so."

OR, its because they DO know something about geology/geography, and they KNOW they know more than the general population (which frankly, could use several kicks in the pants when it comes to geography and geology), and use that ignorance against them, again, because they see the world as their little push broom, and whatever they will to power, they will say whatever outlandish thing they can.

And whats worse is Im getting the sense that those who ARE educated well in geography have been infected by these ridiculous witches as well...it was happening when I was getting my minor in geography at the best school in the US for that subject (and before you snicker into your sleeve about how i minored in underwater basketweaving, you remember that when you turn on your car and consult your NavSystem for directions or call your local emergency service for help - geographers made those possible for you).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 4/21/2017 8:30:40 AM     (No. 11228859)

Instead of seeing sea rise as scary, if these "scientists" were really smart, they would buy up land a few miles from the ocean and wait 30,000 years or so until it became beachfront property. Voila! Instant profits.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 4/21/2017 10:41:19 AM     (No. 11228991)

The water level in the Gulf of Mexico is higher than the Atlantic Ocean due to the trade winds blowing from the SE. The water thus flows out between the northern islands the the Florida Keys as the Gulf current. The ocean bottom is probably just getting dug deeper by the current just like a river bed does.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/21/2017 6:38:20 PM     (No. 11229536)

Good grief, if the ocean floor disappears could people fall through to China?


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