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Sea or No Sea, That is the Question

Updated on June 21, 2011
Could Affect Millions
Could Affect Millions
Ice Caps Melting
Ice Caps Melting

Conflicting Stories

This week Cuban scientists have said that according to their models, the sea around their island will raise about 30 inches by the end of the century.

This, they say, is due to global warming. The melting of Glaciers and Polar ice caps will cause sea levels to rise around the world.

An international scientific study agrees. It predicts that by the end of the century, sea levels will rise from between 30 to 75 inches, depending on which part of the world you are in.

The Cuban report states that these predictions are dependent on us maintaining our mangroves and reefs. If we do not the rises could be higher.

At the same time, other scientists are telling us that the Sun has come to a period when the Sun’s activity should slow down for about 100 years. They say that this lack of solar activity should counter the global warming.

Do scientists talk to each other?

If they do, then did the Cuban and international researchers, take into account the lack of solar activity for the next ninety years?

The rise in sea levels by this much, they estimate 10.5 inches by 2050, is a serious business.

Who is correct and how sure are they?

Rises by these levels will have a serious affect on many people in many countries. It is time that the scientists put their differences aside and worked in unison to come up with an agreeable model. If they do not thousands, if not millions of people could suffer unnecessary hardships.

People are still buying or building houses by the sea. Whole island communities may have to leave their homes and businesses and yet we still hear conflicting reports.

For 20 or 30 years now, we have had to put up with the so called experts knocking their views backward and forward. It is time for the “Ping Pong” to stop.

Islands will suffer most

How Long do we Have?

Global warming is happening. It has already been proven not to be a myth. Glaciers are melting. Ice caps are melting. Sea levels must rise. The only question is by how much and how soon.

We do not want to hear from scientists who are being financed by a consortium of realty agents owning condominiums by the sea or scientists funded by radical “tree huggers”.

We deserve to hear the truth from a scientific group that have no pre conceived ideas or motives and we need to know now, not 20 or 30 years from now.


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    • PETER LUMETTA profile image

      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      For some this is a good time to consider building an Ark.

      No kidding.