Prophecy and Inconvenient Truths

Those of you who saw An Inconvenient Truth may remember the bit where Al Gore was showing simulations of sea level rise, and he showed us this:

Well, the sea level hasn’t risen enough the put those areas permanently under water, but here’s what the 9/11 memorial looked like last night thanks to a few millimeters of sea level rise, and a couple degrees of warming.

Credit to the NJ Weather Authority

This was the first time. It won’t be the last. Soem folks have called this the “storm of the century”, and maybe they’re right, if they’re talking about the LAST hundred years, but if they’re talking about the century from 2000 to 2100, we’re going to look back and see this as the first, and by no means the worst, of many.

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