Climate changers go full retard
So much extra water is being added to the world’s oceans from melting glaciers that the ocean floor is sinking underneath the increasing weight. This ocean floor deformation also means we have miscalculated just how much ocean levels are rising, and the problem could be far worse than previously believed.
Over the past 20 years, ocean basins have sunk an average of 0.004 inches per year. This means that the ocean is 0.08 inches deeper than it was two decades ago. While this small fragment of an inch may not seem much, oceans cover 70 percent of our planet, making the problem bigger than it seems at first glance
Let’s pause here. If we do the math, this means the ocean floor is sinking, on average, 1 cm every 100 years. One centimeter. Every century. And this is apparently a problem because the ocean is big. Also note that you will not see an explanation anywhere in this article as to how sinking ocean floors is actually bad. In fact, it should be a good thing for people concerned about rising oceans.
The results show that the ocean is changing in ways we didn’t realize and is sinking further into the earth’s crust. As a result, scientists have underestimated how much sea levels are rising by as much as 8 percent. The study concludes by emphasizing that future sea level measurement should take ocean floor deformation into account in order to more accurately understand how our oceans are evolving.
Pausing again, if we do the math, if a change of 0.004 inches throws off ocean depth estimates by almost 10%, it’s not mathematically logical to argue the ocean will rise 32 inches in the next century (which they will at the end of the article), given how admittedly slow the rise is.
All the water on the planet today is all the water that has ever existed on the planet, but not all water is in its liquid form. Recently, rising temperatures have caused much of the frozen water on the planet’s glaciers to melt and join the ocean as liquid. This mass melting of ice has raised sea levels, a problem whose consequences we’re already starting to see citation needed. The first people to notice the repercussions of rising sea levels are those who live in coastal areas. Rising waters mean less land to live on. In addition, more water in the ocean means that ocean storms, such as hurricanes, have the potential kike key word to be stronger and more devastating, National Geographic reported.
Let’s pause again. More water in the ocean is bad because it means there’s more water to be potentially tossed around during storms? I’ve heard a lot of bizarre fear porn scenarios tossed around about climate change but this might be the most absurd.
Small coastal areas won’t be the only ones to disappear due to rising waters, and if current estimates are correct they aren’t, by 2100 the ocean will rise between 11 and 38 inches, a number that could mean that much of the U.S. east coast will be covered in water, National Geographic reported.
Let’s review. The ocean is supposed to rise 12-38 inches over the next 100 years :^), even though it hasn’t risen much more than an inch or two over the previous 100 years. Now we’re supposed to be scared that the ocean floor is sinking, even though this clearly would be a good thing for rising sea levels. I think we’re close to hitting peak retardation in the climate change community.