– some places are experiencing droughts while sea levels rise. if sea levels rise how come certain areas suffer from droughts?


– some places are experiencing droughts while sea levels rise. if sea levels rise how come certain areas suffer from droughts?

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Sea level itself doesn’t have a lot to do with airborne water though it’s temperature affects wind patterns and alter weather.

Ground water often stored in aquifiers and refreshed with rain and snow. That rain and snow comes from weather patterns lifting water into the air (evaporation) and moving it (wind currents) to locations where it meets cooler air and precipitates down to the Earth.

If changes in wind currents no longer blow the evaporated water over certain areas then the aquifiers don’t get refreshed. Then a combination of evaporation and irrigation depletes the area. Dry ground loses plant life, becomes more arid heats up and the likelihood of rain coming to refresh the Earth lessens.

This process is always happening and creates the changes you see year over year, but climate change is increasing both the severity of droughts and of storms.

Polar ment will add more cold water to the oceans and change the currents which will also change how the evaporation over water occurs and change wind currents that carry that water.

I dont wanna get into a global warming debate with someone or anything so my text below is not arguign that or anything : moving on.

Climate Change : Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. ***These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle***. 1 solar cycle is approx 11 years, so go back 66 years ago and the climate has changed at least 6x via 11 year solar cycles.

We talk about water levels rising in A B C area, yet much lower waters levels in X Y X area. We talk about record heat waves in A B C country yet record cold temps in X Y Z country, etc. Climate never was supposed to stay exactly the same forever, hence the word “change”. We have just been monitoring it long enough to finally notice.

It happens on its own, however we are definately speeding it up.

We have only been measuring and logging weather since the late 1800’s, basically 1900. So for the entire existance of our planet, which is basically 5 billion years old, we have been logging weather history patters for only 122 years or so. We act as its a huge surprise that things are not staying exactly the same as they were 80 years ago, but thats the thing, its not supposed to stay the same. We just havent been around long enough to notice until now.

This is not counting acceleration by mankind / global warming, and its a super basic explanation, but it is what it is, the climate most likely has always done this and will continue to do this long after we are gone.