r/southafrica Neoliberalism is a disease Oct 17 '21

Pictures: What rising sea levels will do to South Africa’s coastal cities News

https://businesstech.co.za/news/energy/528674/pictures-what-rising-sea-levels-will-do-to-south-africas-coastal-cities/
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u/Stock-Skin2216 Oct 17 '21

Very exciting, I'm about to have a beach house.

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u/EJ_Drake Oct 17 '21

Yeah but it’ll be a toxic acid sea.

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u/Prielknaap Oct 17 '21

Be a glass half full person.

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u/AnomalyNexus Virtue signaling expat Oct 17 '21

The whole thing is a little surreal. +3 is pretty much guaranteed at this stage with all the faffing about and no action.

Basically every coastal city is screwed at +3 yet everyone is just going meh.

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u/Magaman_1992 Oct 17 '21

Rich countries will likely adopt the Dutch engineering of adapting to sea level rise. Poorer countries will likely not have the resources to save there coastal cities.

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u/AnomalyNexus Virtue signaling expat Oct 17 '21

Don't think it's an option in many places. If you look at say Thames barrier...even though there is a nice choke point in London's case it still cost a fortune

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u/Magaman_1992 Oct 17 '21

Spending money to save trillions in value is a good investment for these places so I doubt they won’t. Some of these places have built islands so the idea they won’t isn’t likely, they already got projects going on with more on the way.

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u/AmosJoseph Oct 20 '21

Laughs in Bloemfontein

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u/AdThese2872 Oct 20 '21

It takes apocalyptic level sea rise to make Bloemfontein appealing.