Your home and sea level rises

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, May 15, 2013.

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I had a thread on this more than 3 years ago but I assume that some of you have either moved since then or else never took part in that thread.

    If you go to this site you can see how your home will fare with different rises in sea level (from 1 meter to 60).

    At 9 meters my house is safe at 13 meters I am about 100 meters from the beach and at 20 meters I am flooded.

    Here is a map of my suburb (circled in red) at 9 meters.

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  2. Candlelight

    Candlelight Admiral Admiral

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    I am 162m above sea level. Better be damn safe at that height.
     
  3. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    COME AT ME SEA, MY HOUSE VALUE IS ONLY GOING UP!
     
  4. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    If the sea level rises 60 meters (196.85 feet), I'm safe -- just barely. Everything two blocks south of me will be under water.

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  5. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

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    I'll have a great harbor view so long as we don't top 20m or so.
     
  6. Intelligence

    Intelligence Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Cool map, was looking for something like that a long time. So ... after just 1m rise I will have a beautifull lake view ... after 3m the house is flooded and becomes the Bremen beach of the North Sea. At +9m Bremen is almost entirely gone. For the record, Bremen is Germany's 10th biggest city. South of Hamburg seems to be gone with +2m ... Germany's third biggest city.

    http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=53.3477,8.8782&zoom=8&m=9
     
  7. Finngle Bells

    Finngle Bells Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My town would be well above the water at a 60m rise. According to the map, it also shows the building where I work right on the shore of an island :lol: That means my room will be dry at low tide :lol:
     
  8. Jim Gamma

    Jim Gamma This space left blank intentionally. Premium Member

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    My part of London would just about be safe at +60m (albeit I'd have a nice sea view), though most of the rest of London would be flooded.
     
  9. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

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    At 60m only the bottom end of my street would be under water...unfortunately that's where my house is!
     
  10. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    I would have beautiful waterfront property at 13 m:

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  11. teya

    teya Vice Admiral Admiral

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    This is cool.

    My house actually makes it to 9m--but by then we are an island where a good winter storm would swamp us completely. My brother's house near the shore on the Hudson makes it to 20m.

    Where I'm looking for land, it's 660m, so I think we're safe...
     
  12. Pingfah

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    Nobody show this site to Lex Luther.
     
  13. Marten

    Marten Captain Captain

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    Up to thirty meters are no problem for me. Towards 40 I might get wet.
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This is awesome - at 60 m I'm a mile from the beach!

    When do we start?
     
  15. farmkid

    farmkid Commodore Commodore

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    No problem here. I'm at nearly 1400 m, so the world will be well and truly screwed and civilization will have been long gone by the time rising sea levels will get to my home.
     
  16. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Aren't the very worst estimates for sea level rises in the next 100 years only about 60cm?
     
  17. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    If the sea rises 9 meters, I'll be about a 30 minute drive from the shore, instead of over an hour.
     
  18. Shaytan

    Shaytan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    At 30 m, I live in a swamp, at 40 m it becomes a river.

    This is my town in 1910, when the Seine was 8 m above the normal level :

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    The site is here, it has a lot of pictures of Paris during this flooding.
     
  19. ITElf

    ITElf Vice Admiral Admiral

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    With a 5 meter rise I'd be OK, flooded at 6. And even at 5, some of the town would be underwater. Serves me right for living on the edge of the Fens.
     
  20. mari

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    At +13m it laps about a quarter mile away from me, at +20 we're sunk. But my office is okay until +30, so at least I'll still have a job!