|Fig. 1 When Even A Disaster Is A Cover-up|
I. As I Said
In the previous post of this series I indicated that "In the next post of this series I will show graphs of the sections of Antarctica in terms of how much grounding line (where tidewater glaciers leave the land and begin to float) each one has" (Antarctica 2.0 - 9).
Today's graphs are the fulfillment of that promise, which is important, but more than that they are provided because Antarctica is so important to consider (sea level rise impact on the coasts of all nations, not just the United States, Fig. 1).
II. Even Forbes Is Scary
Additionally, I want to explain why I labeled the graphic "When Even A Disaster Is A Cover-up" even though the story it links to is "These Are The Cities Most People Will Move To From Sea-Level Rise" (Fig. 1).
The reason is threefold: 1) it is nationalistic in the sense that it leaves out the rest of the world, 2) it is incompetent in the sense that it leaves out the fact that U.S. Seaports will be destroyed, and 3) it does not consider that the disaster is incremental and won't all happen at the end of the time span they consider because it is already happening, and not limited to ~80 years from now (2100).
The U.S. seaports in the coastal areas portrayed by Forbes include:
Los Angeles, San Diego, Richmond (CA), Oakland, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Anacortes, Port Everglades, Tampa, Miami, Manatee, Port Arthur, Freeport, Houston, Texas City, Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Savannah, Pascagoula, Jacksonville, Mobile,South Louisiana US LUA, Huntington - Tri-State (WV), Beaumont, Baton Rouge, Plaquemines (Louisiana), Lake Charles, Memphis, Richmond, Wilmington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Wilmington, Portland (Maine), Pittsburgh, New York/New Jersey, Boston, etc.(Appendix U-Z ... an appendix to Seaports With Sea Level Change - 2). The president of the U.S. does not seem to care about seaport infrastructure (US port-related funding slashed).
This is why seaports are so important:
"By volume, more than 95 percent of U.S. international trade moves through the nation's ports and harbors, with about 50 percent of these goods being hazardous materials."(NOAA PORTS, emphasis added). The Forbes idea that it only involves moving to another city is ludicrous (Why Sea Level Rise May Be The Greatest Threat To Civilization).
In case that is not clear, add this to it:
"The international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90% of world trade.(International Chamber of Shipping, emphasis added). The greatest economic disaster of all history is in the gun-sights of global warming induced climate change induced sea level change (engineered by Humble Oil-Qaeda).
Shipping is the life blood of the global economy. Without shipping, intercontinental trade, the bulk transport of raw materials, and the import/export of affordable food and manufactured goods would simply not be possible."
["About 90% of world trade is carried by the international shipping industry. Without shipping, the import/export of affordable food and goods would not be possible - half the world would starve and the other half would freeze!" - Shipping Facts, emphasis added]
III. The Graphs
The graphs (Fig. 2 - Fig. 7) focus on areas around Antarctica, the source for most of the sea level change in the United States that is a clear and present danger:
"But the main threat to the Antarctic ice sheet doesn’t come from above. What threatens to truly transform this vast icy continent lies beneath, where warming ocean waters (and the vast heat carrying capacity of seawater) have the potential to melt ice at an unprecedented rate."(Antarctica Is An Environmental Disaster Just Waiting To Happen) Regular readers know that Dredd Blog has been graphing that reality out for years (NASA Busts The Ghost; The Ghost Plumes, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; The Ghost Photons, 2, 3).
One sea level change result is shown by the Forbes graphic (Fig. 1), but the source which is causing that result is the subject of today's graphs.
|Fig. 8 Antarctica Areas|
Additionally, there is a list of grounding line lengths for each zone, with a total for that area of Antarctica at the bottom of the list.
The Conservative Temperature lines above the Ice-melt Temperature lines at the bottom of the graph area indicate Pelagic depths with the same color scheme as the previous post's graphs at Fig. 7 in that post.
The bottom line is that these graphs show clearly that the seawater around Antarctica is above the temperature required to melt tidewater glaciers all around the continent's grounding lines.
That grounding line distance is 53,239 km (33,081 mi), which is the distance traveled by driving from the US east coast to the US west coast (2,092 mi) 16 times (Fig. 1).
Imagine looking up to a 2.16 km deep ice cover beside the highway over that distance, as you travel it 16 times (with seawater up against it's face 24/7, 365 days a year) and you get the picture.
The deniers in the despotic minority of the voting public can vote into office all the global warming induced climate change deniers that they want to, but they cannot keep burning fossil fuels and avoid the suicide of civilization (How To Identify The Despotic Minority - 14).
The previous post in this series is here.