Do you have renter's insurance? Homeowner's? Good. What about flood insurance? Hurricane Sandy may be gone, but many are learning in her wake that their renter's insurance won't cover damage from flooding:
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- And buy some desert acreage some distance away from current coastal areas. It'll be prime beachfront property in a few years.
The same idea that Lex Luthor had in the first Superman movie only without the nuclear warheads.Nov 20, 2012
- A little late on the draw there, Lifehacker.Nov 20, 2012
I still don't think I understand what people talk about when they say the world will start to flood. From what I've seen, if all of the polar ice caps melted at once we'd see the sea level rise maybe two feet.
Now, I don't know about the rest of the world, but in Florida pretty much everything is higher than that. You go to a beach and you walk maybe 4-6 feet downhill to get to the water. An increase in the sea level of two feet would make for smaller beaches, but I fail to see how it would sink half of North America. Even if it could, it would be very, very shallow.Nov 20, 2012
- You got me on that one. Seems to have a lot of people spooked though.Nov 20, 2012
- I've read that if the Greenland ice alone were to melt, the sea level could rise over 20 feet. Antarctica, would be another 200 feet, but without some cataclysmic switch in the earths weather, that seems unlikely, due to the insanely cold temps, year around. But, the couple feet you mention... I'm pretty sure man could achieve that on his own. Unless you believe that modern society has had nothing to do with the warming of the earth.Nov 20, 2012
I find those number dubious. Considering the dimensions of the ice caps, compared to the area of the world's oceans. A little research shows that the polar ice caps account for less than 2% of Earth's water supply.
I doubt we'll be seeing Waterworld anytime soon.Nov 20, 2012