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Beijing is Sinking...Rapidly

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Well, this is a somewhat interesting development.

Study: Beijing sinking by up to 4 inches a year - CNN.com

An international study led by Beijing-based researchers has discovered that the city is dropping by as much as 11 centimeters (4 inches) in some districts per year.

The thirsty city has depleted its groundwater, which the study identified as the cause of the sinking.
 

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People talk about Sea Level rise, but subsidence is a much more this lifetime type of problem.
Some areas around Houston sank like 6 feet in under a decade.
Geologist: Parts of Houston are sinking - UPI.com

Sea level rise is much scarier.

Bedsides, local subsidence, requires only a local response from local government. But world wide rising water requires world wide government action and control.
 
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Sea level rise is much scarier.

Bedsides, local subsidence, requires only a local response from local government. But world wide rising water requires world wide government action and control.
There is an assumption in your statement that Sea level rise is within our control, it likely is not.
 

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Sea level rise is much scarier.

Bedsides, local subsidence, requires only a local response from local government. But world wide rising water requires world wide government action and control.

Nowhere will need to spend more on sea defences than they already spend on traffic lights to avert any trouble from the vastly over hyped and pushed up figures from global warming related sea level changes. 2 feet over a century is hardly rapid and this figure does not stand up to scutiny.
 

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*sigh* I always gotta come up with the solution myself

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