UN urges Caribbean to wake up to sea level rise

| 12/11/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): A new campaign has been launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to create a climate change survival blueprint for the Caribbean. The effort is being led by Inga Rhonda King, president of the council who is from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the council is set to hold a meeting Tuesday at the UN HQ in New York to to take stock of progress on actions taken in the region. It will focus on commitments made and results achieved to date on small islands and shocks associated with natural hazards, exploring new and innovative approaches to financing climate resilience.

In a video about the meeting King points out that last year, climate-related worldwide disasters caused $320 billion in damage, wiping out decades of development gains in some places. She has also said that the Caribbean’s very existence is at stake.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Article points out a wider range of variance in modeling the actual heat increases above IPCC estimates, but does not at all refute that it’s happening.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Modern people do not realize how we have abruptly added massive manmade EMF’s to our environment.

    CNS: This comment is simply a cut and paste section from this article rather than your own opinion.

    Here’s the counter argument: Nonsense about the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation

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  2. Anonymous says:

    white people problems. keep it to unna self please.
    hopefully the plans to colonise the moon work out – because the rest of us are tired of hearing the crap.
    happy rocketing.
    fools.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Actually, you’ll find the majority of white people will be fine. It’s mostly people of color that live in areas that will be harmed by climate change. I’m talking about sea levels and the heat index rising. But don’t mind me, I’m just a white person concerned for all humans no matter their skin color or how much they have in the bank.

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      • Anonymous says:

        You people are allergic to the sun. The sun is the source of life. Make that make sense.
        Swear unna know everything.
        We’ll be just fine. Climate change is a hoax – with a never ending price tag.
        Wake up.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Caribbean? With all those religious freaks? They would think it is God’s will. God’s has form on such things. Ask the 900 year-old alcoholic, Noah.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    The easiest thing will be to move. No one is going to pay to save you.

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  5. JMM says:

    Here’s a science experiment for you all. Fill a cup with water and add ice until the water level is flush with the brim. You will notice that some of the ice is above the water level.

    Let stand.

    Even though the ice melted, the cup did not overflow. This is due to ice having a lower molecular density (takes up more space) than water and that the ice submerged in the water was already taking up space.

    Science is great. Fearmongering pseudoscienctists with agendas are not. If it can’t be tested, it ain’t science…

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    • Anonymous says:

      Okay smarty… you do know that ice caps aren’t IN water? They melt and run INTO the ocean. That has nothing to do the ice melting in the water already. Glaciers melt and run into the ocean too. Here’s an experiment. Fill up a cup to the brim, then put a cup of ice balanced above in a way that when the ice melts the water will flow into the other cup. There is what is happening.

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    • Anonymous says:

      And people who dismiss science because they don’t understand it are even more dangerous.

      Your analogy is semi-relevant, but doesn’t account for the tons of ice stored on land that can melt and flow down through rivers. Also, glaciers can stick hundreds of feet out of the water.

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    • Al Catraz says:

      Glaciers around the world, the Greenland ice cover, and the Antarctic ice cover are all receding at an unprecedented pace and are NOT in water, Bobo.

      They are on land, and the effects thus far are measurable in terms of sea level rise and decreasing salinity, which affects thermohaline circulation. You, literally, have no idea what you are talking about.

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    • Anonymous says:

      So you dispute historical sea level changes as evidenced in our coastal geology both submerged and visible at the shore. The anomalies in question are commonly known as wave cuts. There are several of these visible but not are beyond scuba depths. These wave cuts show historical sea levels when previous ice ages were in effect.

      After that lesson you’ll probably want to re plant your head back in the sand again.

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    • Slacker says:

      Well, you have proven that you are smart enough to be a US Senator, like the one who pulled off the same idiotic stunt. Please stay away from science, it is not your forte.

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    • Anonymous says:

      JMM trying reading! It helps every time.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Thermal expansion and continental rebound are other principles you should Google.

      There have been at least 5-6 major glaciations and interglacial periods in the last 3-4 Billion years, and four smaller ones, just in last 100,000 years. The Holocene interglacial period, which began 11,650 years ago (after most recent ice age), is accelerating into a new phase, the proposed “Anthropocene Interglaciation” (from 1950 forward). It will create significant changes and severe challenges for a human population on course for 15 Bln, this time measured in just a couple human lifetimes rather than epochs.

      Regardless of what this stage will later be called, by those that survive it, there is NO doubt that climate change is never-ending and happening now with a pace unseen in the past geological record (our only basis for comparison). Humans cannot stop what’s unfolding.

      During the Eemian Period, which was only 1-2 degrees Celsius warmer than the Holocene average (ie. pretty much where we are now), and just 125,000 years ago, the sea level was 6-9 meters higher than it is now. This is an indelible geological historical fact. The ice melts, the sea levels inexorably rise.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eemian

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    • Anonymous says:

      What a numbnut you appear to be JMM.

      But no single person can be that stupid, barring Donald T Rump.

      You are simply being sarcastic to make your point!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know how much the sea level in Cayman has risen in recent years

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    • Anonymous says:

      Shush, it’s a secret. Please stop this nonsense you’re scarring away prospective real estate investment!

      I’m being sarcastic of course.

      We don’t have the right type of equipment installed here to make an accurate estimate. We have ignored the opportunity to collect and trend years of historical sea level and the powers that be seen to like it that way.

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      • Anonymous says:

        The right type of equipment is a tide gauge. Very high tech. No you don’t have one.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Thankfully SLR isn’t local tide data…the Caribbean Sea is connected to all the global oceans and there are exhaustive measurements taken all over the place by people with budgets, and competence to do so.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The cayman sea level rises and falls with the seasons. No climate changes. I thought we were suppose to be underwater 15 years ago..

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    • Anon says:

      The same as it has everywhere else in the world. The sea level has risen by about 6 inches in the past 100 years but it’s predicted to rise by another 10 – 12 in the next 50.
      Cayman will have problems.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Concurrent to climate change deafness, all of our major global fisheries are forecast to collapse within the next 20 years, including extinction of staple fish sustaining Billions now, while global human population simultaneously blooms to 9 Bln by 2040. All the powerful climate change deniers of our day will be dead. Sea levels will be a foot higher and nobody will be disputing dire climate realities, like the desertification of what are now lush tropical zones. I really worry about the selfish legacy we leave to our future generations.

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    • Anonymous says:

      SLR was 1.8±0.5mm/year over the period 1961–1993, by 3.1±0.7mm/year from 1993-2003, and pace has now reached 3.4±0.7mm, or about 80% faster than IPCC model projection of 1.9mm/year. So since 1993, that’s a global ocean rise of about 8.3cm, or 3.25 inches. Co2 is at 409ppm, almost double pre-1950 Holocene average of around 220ppm. Average sea and air temperatures are rising, which creates an irreversible feedback loop accelerating the melt. The fastest pace of sea level rise was 2m/century about 200,000 years ago, when sea levels rose to about 9m above where they are now.

      https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Now that is Bull Durham. If these people would only think how much pseudo science is creating this bull. Al Gore has created more crazies than we could count.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, majority of sicentists went to the university of Al Gore. Please do us all a favor and stop using the internet since you hate AG so much, he did help get that into your hands after all.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    It would be fun when the Dump’s contents start float around.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Well, there you go. Taking gondola to get around is in your future. Start planning life on water.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    “She has also said that the Caribbean’s very existence is at stake”

    And here we have our pathetic wash up of a government sepnding hundreds of millions on a stupid good for nothing dock that only the rich will benefit from. We need better leaders and we need it now.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    meanwhile caymanians continue to stick there heads in the sand….

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