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Sea Levels Rise as Ice Melting Due to 'Climate Change' and Polar Shift

Updated on June 29, 2013

Greenland Ice Melt

One of many stunning images of the severe ice melt in Greenland today.
One of many stunning images of the severe ice melt in Greenland today. | Source

Greenland's Ice Sheet

Imagine when all that fresh water melts into the Atlantic Ocean raising sea levels and changing the world's climate.
Imagine when all that fresh water melts into the Atlantic Ocean raising sea levels and changing the world's climate. | Source

Planetary Emergency issued by NASA

The information below is just a few excerpts from NASA's Global Warning report. I felt it needed to be quoted directly for the complete affect. No matter what one believes is the cause for these events, it has become clear that this is serious folks and can no longer be ignored and swept under the rug.

On the basis of this sudden major Greenland ice melt – and other evidence of abrupt climate change globally emerging daily, including America’s drought – Ecological Internet reiterates our declaration of a planetary ecological emergency. We call for all defensive ecological policy measures to be taken – by willing governments and through global people power – commensurate with the degree of threat posed to continued human well-being, and even our existence, by collapsing ecosystems.

“We ignore such evidence of potentially apocalyptic abrupt climate change and global ecological collapse at our peril. The Greenland ice sheet melting in a few days is shocking evidence of a global ecological emergency, and clearly highlights the urgency of immediately reducing greenhouse gas emissions, destruction of intact ecosystems, and growth in economies, consumption and population. The age of destroying ecosystems for resources must end, as we embrace ecological protection and restoration as society’s central organizing principles.” declares Dr. Barry.

The issue no longer is whether or not 'Global Warming' or the now new buzz phrase 'Climate Change' is caused by mankind, it is what to do about it. That many parts of the world are experience major drought and or flooding there is no question, the question is what the common man can do about it.

The common man must return to nature and become self reliant. This will mean hardships without a doubt, but until the true reasons for the changing environment can no longer be debated, arguing about it is counter-productive.

Greenland's Ice Sheet

The recent news that 97% of Greenland's Continental Ice Sheet, one of only two remaining in the World (the other is Antarctica) began melting at an incredible pace in July, 2012 have many scientist and citizens in the world concerned. The recent Global Warning by NASA that Ocean levels may rise by as much as 23 feet if the Greenland ice sheet continues to melt has many people worried and looking for answers.

“This was so extraordinary that at first I questioned the result: was this real or was it due to data error?,” said NASA’s Son Nghiem.

This melting event which occurred in just four days from July 8 to 12 and the recent calving of an iceberg twice the size of Manhattan breaking off the Greenland glacier just a week before has NASA scientist concerned.

Coupled with the long term drought in the MIdwest United States, parts of Brazil and Argentina and flooding from rising Ocean levels in rice producing countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh and the Philippines have many worried that the World could soon face a food shortage of epic proportions.

The fact that over 640 million people, roughly ten percent of the World's population lives at sea level on coastlines or in areas that are only 30 feet above sea level near the coast shows that any significant rise in sea levels could lead to a large loss in life or at the very least result in a massive amount of refugees.

Most of these people live in countries that are in the Ring of Fire an area of the world that is experiencing a huge increase in earthquakes 6.0 or higher on the richter scale and volcanic activity. Already these countries such as Bangladesh, China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines have experienced large coastal floods, earthquakes and tsunamis.

The United States also has many of its major cities on or around sea level, including the nations capitol Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Baltimore down the East coast to Florida, Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa. New Orleans has already proved susceptible to flooding as well as Louisiana and Mississippi and Houston, Texas. Both Los Angeles and San Diego, California are at sea level.

Many parts of Europe such as the Netherlands (Holland), the United Kingdom, the Middle East and parts of Africa are at Sea Level and have already experienced their share of flooding this century.

As sea levels continue to rise they will have devastating effects on coastal habitats of not only mankind but animals, fish and birds. They will cause erosion, flooding and contamination of aquifers (fresh water) and agricultural soil while destroying towns and homes. The influx of refugees world wide will become common place, putting strains on already fragile economies.

"Think food prices are high now, wait until the population in your town doubles or triples in the next couple of years."

Most studies show that this is just the beginning of what will be a long term trend and that living within 100 miles of any coastline throughout the world will be considered a danger zone in the near future.

The fact that even those that study these affects really don't know the prognosis is evident when researching this topic, as quote after quote can be found by dumb founded scientist and researchers. Remember that often those screaming the loudest are the ones that are more scared than the rest of us, cause they know what is coming.

Eric Rignot, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who has measured a doubling in ice loss from Greenland over the past decade, says: “We see things today that five years ago would have seemed completely impossible, extravagant, exaggerated.”

Food Rationing Now

Learn to ration food now and find ways to grow your own even if you live in an apartment.
Learn to ration food now and find ways to grow your own even if you live in an apartment. | Source

Food Shortages

The quote below was a comment I left on another hub writers article that offers interesting information on grains or (alternative protein sources) called A Brief History of Grains, which could help others looking for alternatives to rising food prices.

"What I find interesting is that several of the grains you mentioned could be substituted for protein when chicken, beef and fish become in short supply from the food shortage the world is facing due to extended drought in many parts of the world (US Midwest and South America) and the flooding in other parts of the world from rising Ocean levels (Ice melt).

I believe in Synchronicity, currently I am writing my 100th hub article on that very subject and would like to link this article to it (w/your permission of course). Had you not followed me today, I doubt I would have found this article.

My Mom (74) and I were talking about how both the drought and flooding will affect the rising food prices globally due in my opinion to the ongoing Polar Shift creating Climate Change, which many are in denial of, from lack of imagination, critical thinking and flat out conditioning from allowing others to think for them.

Is it a coincidence that the Mayans cultivated Amaranth having survived their own Polar Shift, doubtful. Sure there is little evidence of a geographical Pole Shift, but it doesn't take a Rocket Surgeon to add two and two together.

"They warned us, left us clues to follow and we still are blinded by our ignorance and conditioning for proof, truly pathetic!"

Awesome article and just what I was looking for . . . regardless of your beliefs this would be of great help as I always try to offer solutions too the speculation of doom and gloom I share with my readers."

The human race will be up Shit Creek very soon and every little bit helps!

"Welcome to the Epicenter of Global Warming"

Volcanic Activity on the Ocean Floors

Difficult to photograph and easy to dismiss from the public mind is the effect volcanism has on Ocean warming world wide.
Difficult to photograph and easy to dismiss from the public mind is the effect volcanism has on Ocean warming world wide. | Source

You make the call . . .

Will 'Climate Change' continue or have we seen the worst of it already?

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Thermal Expansion or Volcanic Activity or Both

The Powers That Be through the media have introduced to the public and unimaginative public officials the term 'thermal expansion' as one of the main reasons for trapped carbon emissions in the world's Oceans. Once again mankind gets the blame for this because of industrial pollution, car exhaust and energy use. However what is left out of the equation is the far greater impact 'volcanic activity' on the Ocean floor's has had on warming Oceans and trapped carbon emissions.

Because volcanic activity isn't seen and is difficult to photograph it is also easy to keep out of the media and hence the public mind.

This is done to prevent the common man from making the connection between seismic activity on the Ocean floors and geographical Pole Shift which is what the elite fear.

Because once the public makes the connection between the ongoing geographical Polar Shift and 'Climate Change' they will begin to see the direct affect it will have on their lives, especially those living on or near coastal areas throughout the world.

In order for the infrastructure of any country to remain intact transportation involving shipping must continue. The importation and exportation of resources is essential to the economy of any country in the world. If people start leaving jobs and cities on the coast due to the fear of rising water and flooding it will become problematic to continue this essential part of any society.

To paraphrase Sgt. Barnes in Platoon, pay attention this is for those of you that have a need to be told what to think . . .

"Now, I got no fight with any man who does what he's told, but when he don't, the machine breaks down. And when the machine breaks down, we break down."

This is why The Powers That Be lie to the public through the media to keep the machine from breaking down and allowing the rich elite to continue living in their preferred lifestyle right up to the very end. Your government doesn't give a rat's ass whether you live or die, they just want to make sure the machine continues to operate at maximum efficiency.

The contention that Sea Levels Rise as Ice Melts is a fact, the common misconception that the displaced water equals out, is just that a fallacy! Furthermore most of the remaining glacial ice that is melting is on land and no longer in the sea to displace.


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    • somethgblue profile image

      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Oh you knew it was coming though and think about how The Powers That Be are licking their chops at all the new land to be exploited!

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 5 years ago from Earth

      It's not just flooding and weather-related calamities that are taking place due to global warming, as I was not amused when I recently read this:

      "As the ice melts, Shell is pursuing Arctic drilling plans, to the ire of activists. Paul McCartney blogged on HuffPost, "As the ice retreats, the oil giants are moving in. Instead of seeing the melting as a grave warning to humanity, they're eyeing the previously inaccessible oil beneath the seabed at the top of the world. They're exploiting the disappearance of the ice to drill for the very same fuel that caused the melting in the first place."

      That's truly sad...

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Die-off not die of, if you have read any of my articles I refer to myself as a 'nutard', it is combination of conspiracy nut and of course retard, so don't be offended it is a compliment that I even responded to your pathetic comment.

      See when I read the quote and saw right on time and did the math I realized that she was wrong, so adding 'about' doesn't make her close or right, just an idiot. If she was off 27 years and talking about say 5,000 or 10,000 that would be acceptable but she was you off by 1/5 and that is huge.

      Here is the thing if you want to be taken seriously Zacktard don't start your comments off with insults, which you did. Right away you are attacking and making it personal. When I come back with some far more clever insults don't go running and hiding behind the kids and wife and crying like a six year old.

      Take the heat like a man or go back to You Tube where being a whining cry-baby is acceptable behavior, this is the grown up table.

      My point . . . either make intelligent comments, sans the attempts of clever wit and personal attacks or shut up.

      You don't get it both ways here.

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      joer4x4 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      All the flooding we have lived through has been fast and furious. Ice melt will (and to this point has taken) take years. More than enough time to react.

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      Zack Abdel 5 years ago from Nampa, ID

      Key Word... About...

      There have been global weather catastrophes since the dawn of time... and yet life goes on...

      I find the name calling lacking in maturity... But, that's just the "tard" in me ;)

      When someone writes an article based on researched information it is called a "report", written by a "reporter", who is "reporting" their findings... But, I am a "tard" so just ignore that misguided line of reasoning...

      Point being... Solutions, will include migration, food storage, and preparation... Cities, governments, and nations rise and fall.... always have, always will....

      Drouts come and go.... Mass die-of of species... It's called the the historical fosil record...

      Greenland Melts... It freezes... One day, it may never freeze again... Life goes on until a solar flare or meteor wipes us out... in any case it wouldn't matter...

      Just commenting, because I can... not cause I need attention... Got a wife and kids for that...

      It's an opinion, not meant to be offensive... just my PERSONAL observation is all...

      But, I need to take my "tarded" self to sleep... got work to do in the mornin...

      Night all...

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Let's see now 2012 minus 1889 equals 123 so your only off by 27 years . . . yeah buddy right on time if your are a retard . . . are you?

      Well in her defense she is a glaciologist which probable doesn't require a lot of math or maybe she had a brain freeze . . . get it?

      And get this I read every other article on the subject including drought predictions, sea level predictions, volcanic activity on the Ocean floor which conveniently no one is discussing . . .

      Zack-tard simply right a hub in response to it or shut up, cause it occurs to me that the wannabe scientist hey look at me I need attention too crowd just knows how to make stupid comments and couldn't put two coherent thoughts together in one sentence if you paid them.

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      Insane Mundane 5 years ago from Earth

      THE report? LOL!

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      Zack Abdel 5 years ago from Nampa, ID

      It Just Simply Occurs To Me That No One Reads... And That Rationalism Is Missing Among The "End Of Days Crowd"...

      "Ice cores from Summit show that MELTING EVENTS OF THIS TYPE OCCUR ABOUT ONCE EVERY 150 years on average. With the LAST ONE HAPPENING IN 1889, this event is right on time," says Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data. "But if we continue to observe melting events like this in upcoming years, it will be worrisome."

      I mean... Did anyone actually read the report?

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      Insane Mundane 5 years ago from Earth

      It is probably a time delay, as far as your traffic stats go... As for the opposite of censorship, well ................................................

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      How is it possible that seven comments have been put on this article and yet Hub Pages credits only three people having viewed it, let's see me, Insane and Joer4x4.

      What is the opposite of censorship . . . Insane?

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Slow or fast it doesn't matter what isn't being recognized is as sea water contaminates fresh water, farmland, cities and harbors it creates non livable areas inhabited by humans, farmland becomes flooded, drinking water unusable and refugees on the move.

      6,000,000 (that's million) people in India are homeless from one flooding event. 1,000,000 people in the Philippines from one flooding event. 500,000 in Brazil and the list goes on and on and on these people are now refugees. This creates unsanitary living conditions, spreads disease . . . Haiti hasn't truly recovered yet.

      Insane is right do you prefer slow starvation, disease invested type death or quick cataclysmic upheaval.

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      Insane Mundane 5 years ago from Earth

      I understand what you are saying, but how does a slow, eminent death seem better than a quick debacle, when looking at the overall picture?

      Basically, devastation can happen in a whim from these gradual changes...

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      joer4x4 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Some earth changes are catastrophic other are not. It all depends on how fast the occur. Anything slow will save lives, who care about property.

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      Insane Mundane 5 years ago from Earth

      @Joer4x4: I suppose that depends on your definition of 'catastrophic' as mother nature seems to be currently poised for the cataclysmic taking; ha-ha! Oh, wait a minute, that wasn't funny... :/

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      joer4x4 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      I guess we go back when Greenland was a green lush forest. It is too bad man wasn't around then to clean things up. I'm not into the guilt trips government and scientist try to lay on the public.

      There is going to be some collateral damage but I don't think anyone really knows the degree. We have not experienced this before.

      One problem I see in Antarctica is the one side is thinning out while the other is getting thicker. I don't think it will be catastrophic unless all the ice melts in a very short period of time. Otherwise it will be slow. It takes a lot of ice cubes to make a glass of water so I will guess a max of 1 to 3 feet.

      I think many things are over exaggerated for the sake of money, control, and power. No doubt we have been lied to about many things.

      They don't even care about the rat! They killed the rat in some insane experiment where observation should have bee sufficient.

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      As a recovered alcoholic and drug addict I understand denial well however the truth is so incredible fantastic that most people simply cannot wrap their minds around it or for that matter get any where close to it before denial kicks in.

      It is called Cognitive Dissonance and prevents many from recognizing the truth even though it is starring them in the face.

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      Insane Mundane 5 years ago from Earth

      This has been going on for quite a while, and is slowly getting worse. I've tried telling certain idiots this before, but for some reason, most people think that everything is constantly stable and how everything is always okay! It used to really get on my nerves when we would have an extra cold winter and a few local morons would chant, "whatever happened to global warming; ha, ha!"

      Yep, things will only get worse unless we act fast, and the sad part is, even if we clean everything up and go absolutely green RIGHT NOW, we would still have several more years featuring the effects of our prior mistakes; call it the "wave effect," if ya will...

      It reminds me of what I told an ex-girlfriend a few months ago that moved to Florida, after she asked me and/or told me how I should move down there with her, as I simply said that this is the worst time to be living on a shoreline or right beside the ocean and that there is no way in hell I'd be moving in that direction. Of course, I get the "uh, uh, say whaaa?" response, as most people seem to be oblivious to such things...