In an ironic bit of keyword targeted advertising, an ad promoting a luxury waterfront condominium popped up in the middle of 24/7 Wall Street’s article on sea level rise: Miami Beach May Be Completely Flooded
Reporter, Douglas A. McIntyre, talks about global temperatures hitting record highs for the 11th consecutive month, and how that fact will almost certainly speed up sea level rise. What the NOAA scientist he quoted actually said was,
For March, the average temperature for the globe was 2.20 degrees F above the 20th century average. This was not only the highest for the month of March in the 1880-2016 record, but also the highest monthly temperature departure among all months on record, surpassing the previous all-time record set last month by 0.02 degrees F. March also marked the 11th consecutive month a monthly global temperature record has been broken, and is the longest such streak in NOAA’s 137-year climate record.
McIntyre continues with
If the sea level rises 5 feet, New Orleans would be 88% underwater. The forecast is for 100 year out base on information from the U.S. Geological Survey. Once again, as global warming picks up, the date moves closer to the present one, so the time frame may be much shorter.
Under the same circumstance, Miami Beach would be 94% flooded. Atlantic City would be 62% flooded, and St. Petersburg 32%
For the full article, please pop over to 24/7 Wallstreet. In the meantime, I have some future waterfront property to check out… at NW 137 Avenue.