Miami 5 Ft. Underwater By 2100 [VIDEO] – Science Vibe
Miami Was 30 Ft. Underwater Only 120,000 Year Ago. “If one wants to see evidence if a higher sea, downtown Miami is a good place,” says Daniel Muhs, a United States Geological geologist. He has studied rocks from the Eemian Interglacial Period which began 130,000 years ago and ended a mere 15,000 years ago. Rocks that he found 25 feet above sea level in downtown Miami. The seas were 20-30 ft higher and the global temperature was believed to be about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer. The seas were fed by ice melt from Greenland and Antartica, and scientists are concerned it is going to happen again. “Welcome to rising sea levels,” says Hal Wanless, the chairman of the University of Miami’s geological-sciences department.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, sea levels could rise by more than three feet by 2100; and the United States Army Corps of Engineers says that the seas could rise by as much as five feet; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts up to six and a half feet. According to Wanless, all these projections are probably low. In his office, Wanless keeps a jar of meltwater he collected from the Greenland ice sheet. He likes to point out that there is plenty more where that came from
Miami is one of the first US cities to experience the effects of climate change. But they’re not the only one. Several locations around the world face a grim future if climate change remains unabated.