Rising Seas Threaten 30 Year Mortgage for Coastal Residents

Don M.

Well-known Member
Location
central Missouri
Yes it can but it averages out between melting and freezing. All you can go by is the average rising sea level. 3.2 mm per year so far.
Yes, 3.2 mm isn't much....only about 1/8th of an inch. However, over an extended period of time, that builds up. Here's a chart showing the rise over the past century, and if that trend continues, another century will see some marked effects on many coastal regions. If more Melts than Freezes...which appears to be the case...a lot of coastal cities will face some serious problems.

https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/climate-change-indicators-sea-level

Here's another chart showing the increase in Coastal Flooding over the past 50 years, vs. the 1950's....

https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/climate-change-indicators-coastal-flooding
 

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Camper6

Well-known Member
Yes, 3.2 mm isn't much....only about 1/8th of an inch. However, over an extended period of time, that builds up. Here's a chart showing the rise over the past century, and if that trend continues, another century will see some marked effects on many coastal regions. If more Melts than Freezes...which appears to be the case...a lot of coastal cities will face some serious problems.

https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/climate-change-indicators-sea-level

Here's another chart showing the increase in Coastal Flooding over the past 50 years, vs. the 1950's....

https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/climate-change-indicators-coastal-flooding
Your predictions and assertions are safe and so are mine.

At least for me. I'm close to 90. So I won't be around to see it.

I can show you all kinds of websites countering the ones you are posting but as I said. I don't believe in trading websites.
 

Knight

Senior Member
Your predictions and assertions are safe and so are mine.

At least for me. I'm close to 90. So I won't be around to see it.

I can show you all kinds of websites countering the ones you are posting but as I said. I don't believe in trading websites.
I'm guessing millions maybe billions won't be around if the time frame is close to reality. 200 or more years from now. For me it's a toss up. Will the earth run out of resources to sustain life for the estimated rise in population to over 8 billion or water rising to drive millions inland to live where?
 

Camper6

Well-known Member
I'm guessing millions maybe billions won't be around if the time frame is close to reality. 200 or more years from now. For me it's a toss up. Will the earth run out of resources to sustain life for the estimated rise in population to over 8 billion or water rising to drive millions inland to live where?
Mother Nature takes care of overpopulation in all species. There are all kinds of people who live right on the water.
 

Knight

Senior Member
Mother Nature takes care of overpopulation in all species. There are all kinds of people who live right on the water.
I guess your right. Ever since God stopped killing people somehow the population has to be reduced. Or maybe flooding the earth is going to happen again. Sure hope there is a good man named Noah with a family not opposed to incest in the future.
 

OneEyedDiva

Senior Member
Location
Nrw Jersey
Original Poster
Our neighbor on the acreage next door owned a "second line" beach house in Galveston. After hurricane Ike came through in 2008, his beach house became "first line - right on the beach", but the state declared it unlivable as it would be taken in the next hurricane probably, so they bought it from him and tore it down. Hurricanes and storms are what is changing the coastline around the Galveston area. Wouldn't buy anything on the beach in Galveston unless it was behind the seawall with sufficient storm sure protection.

Of course, like our business contractor used to say "I can always build a house on the sand...there's always someone that wants to buy it." They have no idea.
I'm sure people will still buy. I stream these oceanfront home buying shows and some are years old. I often wonder if any of those featured who were so excited and happy about their purchases wound up with damaged homes or lost them to major storms. Too bad about your friend's house. My former supervisor lived in Ortley Beach part of Toms River, N.J. He was on vacation in Mexico when Sandy hit. He got a call from neighbors but was not concerned. When he and his wife finally got home after a layover in Texas due to the storm, his house was completely obliterated. Don't know if he got anything from insurance (I doubt it), but they were well off enough that they just went and bought another house. I believe that one is several miles from the beach.
 

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