Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt: Brian Fagan

by Gary Niederhoff on June 8, 2014

Apt To Adapt – Brian Fagan
Part 2 of Apt To Adapt, featuring Brian Fagan, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and author of The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels.
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avatar Richard June 22, 2014 at 11:30 pm

According to Molly reporting some sources the oceans “COULD” rise 4 ft (1.22m) in 200 years. 1.22 m in 200 years comes to about 6.1 mm/year which is about double that of the current rise of 3 mm/year.

According to Brian Fagan, 15,000 years ago the sea level was 300 feet lower than that today. According to him that gain was finished by about 7,000 years ago. Which gives a rise of about 7.6 mm/year.

People in the stone age could cope with a rise of 7.6 mm per year and in fact thrived with the blossoming agriculture and cities due to the warming climate but we in the 21st century with our technology cant? Doesn’t sound plausible.

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