[Helobubbas] FW: Could Climate Change Force Naval Academy To Relocate?

Brian Miller brianjmiller1977 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 12:16:23 PDT 2019

This dumb shit right here is why I cancelled my USNI membership years ago.
All these folks screaming about being underwater in 12 years and none of
them are lifting a finger to move the government away from the coast or
abandon their beach front property before it becomes worthless.  If DoD
actually gave a shit about this they would have very publicly broken ground
on a new “climate resistant” Pentagon being built in a flyover state near

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 2:55 PM Bob Mannel <bobmannel at charter.net> wrote:

> No need to worry. We will be dead in 12 years, according to AOC.
> *From:* HELOBUBBAS [mailto:helobubbas-bounces at nhahistoricalsociety.org] *On
> Behalf Of *kblack1967 at gmail.com
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:10 PM
> *To:* retiredreunionmgr at navalhelicopterassn.org; 'HELOBUBBAS' <
> helobubbas at nhahistoricalsociety.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [Helobubbas] FW: Could Climate Change Force Naval Academy
> To Relocate?
> Nope.  Sea level rise has been far slower then they doom sellers have been
> predicting.  Just how accurate do they think sea level records were 100
> years ago?  I have some masters credits in Geoscience where we were
> studying coastal changes on the Oregon coast and most of stuff the media
> pushes is pure baloney on the subject.
> *From:* HELOBUBBAS <helobubbas-bounces at nhahistoricalsociety.org> *On
> Behalf Of *Michael G. Brattland
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:42 AM
> *To:* HELOBUBBAS <helobubbas at nhahistoricalsociety.org>
> *Subject:* [Helobubbas] FW: Could Climate Change Force Naval Academy To
> Relocate?
> *From:* Ford, Thomas R CIV USN CNATRA (USA) <tom.ford at navy.mil>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:44 AM
> *To:* Undisclosed recipients:
> *Subject:* Could Climate Change Force Naval Academy To Relocate?
> *In case you missed this….*
> *Could Climate Change Force Naval Academy To Relocate? Retired Navy
> Commander Reviews The Evidence *
> Recent climate change models and new evidence of accelerated warming may
> have fatal consequences for the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
> Scientists predict that rising sea levels and intense storms will inundate
> the land it has occupied since 1845. Lacking action now, climate change
> could force the Navy to relocate the Academy by 2100, according to a review
> of existing scientific and government reports by retired Navy Cmdr. Pat
> Patterson in the October edition of Proceedings, an Annapolis based
> magazine published by the U.S. Naval Institute.
> The article appeared just two weeks before floodwaters rose over streets
> in downtown Annapolis Saturday, prompting the early closing of the United
> States Sailboat show.
> A combination of seasonal high tides, a full moon and a tropical storm
> stalled off the eastern seaboard have caused flooding in downtown Annapolis
> Saturday, leading city officials to close Spa Creek Bridge and Compromise
> Street, among other streets, city officials said.
> By Sunday, flooding had eased on all except Dock Street and the show
> opened for normal hours. It continues through Saturday.
> In the Proceedings article, Patterson wrote that the academy is only one
> of scores of U.S. military bases that may be swallowed by rising seas. Even
> with growing recognition of the problem and a new sense of urgency among
> U.S. policymakers, there already are too many greenhouse gases in the
> atmosphere to reverse the gradual warming of the planet, he found.
> Patterson is a professor at the National Defense University in Washington,
> D.C., a 1989 graduate of the Naval Academy and a former instructor in the
> academy History Department.
> His heavily footnoted review, “Climate Change is Coming for Annapolis,” is
> listed as a “call for action.”
> “It could get worse,” he wrote. “The West Antarctic Ice Sheet will
> collapse into the ocean, raising sea levels by another 10 feet, unless
> action is taken soon. In the 2018 USGRP report, federal science agencies
> warned that if the Greenland Ice Sheet melts, it will create an additional
> 20 feet of sea rise.”
> Here’s a summary of his article, excerpted with permission from
> Proceedings. To read the full article, visit usni.org:
> The Earth already has warmed more than 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit since the
> Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century. According to the “Fourth
> National Climate Change” assessment produced by the U.S. government, if
> nations continue to burn fossil fuels at the current rate, the planet may
> warm as much as nine degrees Fahrenheit by 2100.
> Rising temperatures mean polar ice caps, glaciers, and ice fields in
> Greenland and Antarctica will continue to melt. This, in turn, will raise
> sea levels to dangerous levels.
> In addition, the pace of climate change is accelerating. In 2007, for
> example, scientists predicted the Arctic would be free of summer sea ice by
> 2100. In 2009, they moved it up to 2040. As of December, scientists believe
> the Arctic will be free of summer ice by 2030.
> In 2017, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
> warned that the chances of sea-level rise from 6 to 9 feet “may be more
> likely than previously thought” and recommended revising the worst-case
> scenario to more than eight feet by 2100.
> The National Climate Assessment report mirrors evidence by a global
> alliance of scientists who have combined forces to address the problem. The
> Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — an intergovernmental body of
> the United Nations dedicated to providing an objective, scientific view of
> climate change — reported in October 2018 that the world is racing toward a
> temperature rise of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit much faster than previously
> predicted.
> Flooding along City Dock on Saturday caused several street closures. City
> officials said a myriad of factors, including a stalled coastal storm and
> high tides, led to flooding. (Courtesy of Elly Tierney, Annapolis Ward 1
> Alderwoman)
> On Nov. 23, the U.S. Global Research Program — a federal program mandated
> by Congress to facilitate federal agency coordination on issues such as
> climate change — published the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which
> warns of a large-scale, worldwide environmental disaster.
> Agencies involved in the program, led by NOAA, reported rapidly
> deteriorating environmental conditions related to climate change: massive,
> uncontrollable forest fires; hyper-powerful hurricanes; devastating
> droughts; and suffocating heat waves. The long-term consequences could be
> catastrophic.
> Surrounded by water on three sides, the Naval Academy is especially
> vulnerable to sea rise. The Severn River runs along the east, Spa Creek
> extends to the south, and College Creek runs along the north. Parts of the
> Academy adjacent to the water stand just over 3 feet above the waterline.
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> Sea levels around Annapolis have risen about 1 foot over the past 100
> years, according to information published by the state of Maryland.
> While sea rise in the next few decades depends on a number of factors —
> mankind’s ability to reduce greenhouse gases, advances in renewable energy
> technology, the rate of ice melt in Antarctica — it could rise as much as 8
> feet by 2100.6
> The academy and Annapolis already are experiencing the effects of climate
> change. Annapolis has seen the highest increased rate of coastal flooding
> in the United States.
> In 2018, the downtown area flooded about once a week from high tides,
> threatening businesses along the City Dock and Market Street. Next door,
> the academy also sees evidence of rising water. Low-lying areas adjacent to
> College Creek frequently are closed by high water.
> According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a group that has warned of
> the effects of global warming for years, these areas will flood daily
> rather than weekly by 2050.8
> In response, the Navy and academy staff have gone on the offensive. In
> 2015, they formed the Sea Level Rise Advisory Council to create an
> adaptation plan and make decisions about flood-related matters. Currently,
> academy staff are installing door dams and flood barriers on doorways,
> repairing seawalls, and installing back-flow preventers in storm drain
> systems to reduce flooding. Newly constructed buildings, such as Hopper
> Hall, will have elevated entrances and limited first-floor openings to keep
> out rising water.
> The biggest preventive measure the academy will take is improving the
> seawall that extends around three-quarters of the yard’s perimeter. Academy
> leaders plan to strengthen existing portions and construct a two- to
> four-foot extension on top of the existing seawall that can be raised as
> conditions worsen. Construction will begin in fiscal 2020.
> As seawater also can creep up through saturated soil, the wall will be
> buried below the surface. To permit access to sailing vessels and crew
> rowing shells, personnel and vehicle entrances will be built into certain
> areas along the lower yard perimeter wall.
> https://www.capitalgazette.com/environment/ac-cn-proceedings-except-20191013-43rodczawne7ziviweim72cvmq-story.html
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