Friday, April 17, 2009

Cuba: coasts and cays would be sunk into the sea route to the 2050 Cuban scientist says.

)SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH on the gradual collapse of the Cuban coast in the Sea presented at the Convention "Geosciences 2009" recently.(Click here for reference about "Geosciences Conventions" in Havana:

REFERENCE:Tercera Convención Cubana de Ciencias de la Tierra. GEOCIENCIAS 2009
Name: Tercera Convención Cubana de Ciencias de la Tierra. GEOCIENCIAS 2009Description: Tercera Convención Cubana de Ciencias de la Tierra. GEOCIENCIAS 2009From Mar 16, 2009 To Mar 20, 2009 Theme: Science and Technology Venue: Palacio de Convenciones de La Habana.

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Sr. Manuel Iturralde Vinent Tel:(537)830-5199

2)Havana, March 19, PL, for RIA Novosti. Six percent of Cuban territory would be flooded by the sea in 2050 by the rising sea levels, according to the engineer Miguel Cabrera, the Institute of Geology and Paleontology of Cuba. This potential impact on the country, based on estimates, including the keys and the lower parts of the main island, the specialist said to Prensa Latina at the III Cuban Convention on Earth Sciences, Geosciences 2009.
Contribucion a la geologia de Cuba / [Yuri M. Puscharovskiy et al.]

Bib ID
La Habana : Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Instituto de Geologia y Paleontologia, 1974.
183 p., [2] fold. leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.
Publicacion especial; no. 2.
Summaries in English. Includes bibliographies.
Geology - Cuba. Mines and mineral resources - Cuba.
Other Authors
Pushcharovskii, IUrii Mikhailovich Instituto de Geologia y Paleontologia (Academia de Ciencias de Cuba)
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©2007 Instituto de Geología y Paleontología de Cuba
Ultima actualización: miercoles 14 de enero del 2009 [11:07am]

Scientific research related:
A)NASA Looks At Sea Level Rise, Hurricane Risks To New York City, web ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2006) — New York City has been an area of concern... site:

B)Tufts Civil Engineer Predicts Boston’s Rising Sea Levels Could Cause Billions Of Dollars In Damage, web ScienceDaily (Feb. 18, 2003) — DENVER -– A team of civil engineers and geographers today presented their research on the impact of rising sea levels due to climate change on the Boston metro area – and it's a serious threat to Bostonians

C)Global Warming Will Have Significant Economic Impacts On Florida Coasts, Reports State, web ScienceDaily (Oct. 1, 2008) — Leading Florida-based scientific researchers released two new studies today, including a Florida State University report finding that climate change will cause significant impacts on Florida's coastlines and economy due to increased sea level rise.
D)Rising Sea Levels Set To Have Major Impacts Around The World, web ScienceDaily (Mar. 11, 2009) — Research presented March 10 at the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in Copenhagen shows that the upper range of sea level rise by 2100 could be in the range of about one meter, or possibly more. In the lower end of the spectrum it looks increasingly unlikely that sea level rise will be much less than 50 cm by 2100.

E)Sea Level Rise Alters Chesapeake Bay's Salinity, web
(...).Researchers from Penn State and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are studying the Chesapeake Bay to see how changes in sea level may have affected the salinity of various parts of the estuary.(..)
"Salt content affects jelly fish, oysters, sea grasses and many other forms of aquatic life," says Hilton. "The Chesapeake Bay is a beautiful place, used for recreation and for people's livelihoods. It is a real jewel on the East Coast and changes in salinity can alter its uses. Our research improves our understanding of the influence of climate change on the Bay and can therefore be used to improve costly restoration strategies."
The National Science Foundation supported this work.
Sea Levels Are Rising: It's Time to Decide Which Coastal Cities Are Worth Saving
By Scott Thill, AlterNet. Posted April 17, 2009.
Since April Fool's Day expired, there has been nothing but bad news about Earth's various ice shelves circulating through the news. Antarctica's Wordie and Larsen ice shelves? The first is simply gone, and the second is disappearing fast. How about the Connecticut-sized Wilkins shelf? It has fragmented into polar pieces after the ice tether holding it to the Antarctic peninsula snapped this week, signaling that the Earth is undergoing some profound changes.
So what do melting ice shelves a world away have to do with the rest of us? That is where the fools come in.
"This continued and often-significant glacier retreat is a wakeup call that change is happening," USGS glaciologist Jane Ferrigno explained in a joint United States Geological Survey and British Antarctic Survey on the melt. "Antarctica is of special interest, because it holds an estimated 91 percent of the Earth's glacier volume, and change anywhere in the ice sheet poses significant hazards to society."
In other words, giant ice cubes the size of American states melting into the ocean should worry everyone on Earth living in a territory with a coast, and even those without. That includes California, which went under the climatalogical microscope in a recent Pacific Institute analysis on sea-rise bankrolled by the California Energy Commission, California Department of Transportation and the Ocean Protection Council.

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