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Water volume is the smallest by a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius, higher temperatures expands the size of each water molecule. When ocean temperatures rise, therefore ocean volume rise. Almost 80% of all global cities are harbor area location born are by that build on low lands. So sea level rise is not just a problem of low land nations like Bangladesh, Belgium or Holland. It's a problem for currently 50% or the global population who lives in these sea border cities. We know the volume expansion of salt water per 1 degree temperature rise. We don't know the depth impact and gradually downgrading factor of the warmth, so any calculation has 1 fact and two wild cards, making any calculation complete a virtual guess. But it's a fact that sea levels have been risen and fallen. But we don't know if this was an influence of the drifting continents development, of sun level activities, passing by gravity in space or CO2 levels. The CO2 based Climate Change theory has some severe/strange wildcards who could blow up the whole theory, we must not forget that. And: PeakOil is not a theory: it's a mathematical and historical fact. We must also certainly realize that the earth is not as stable as we think/wish: we know too less of geophysics and therefore totally ignore all geophysical facets in sea level rise discussions.

Author: Gijs Graafland

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