|What happens if, of maybe better when, when the snow packs disappear from the mountains that feed the rivers? This is the same possibility that the residents of the Canadian provinces east of the Rockies are refusing to even consider.|
The figure you cite for sea level rise is the global figure; local conditions normally make the effective rise at least double that. And of course water expands at it warms, exacerbating the problem. Throw in ever more powerful hurricanes and the situation becomes dire for the areas I mentioned. Once the salt water gets in...
Yes, I was speculating, given that I am talking about the future. People has been criticizing me for my pessimistic outlook on the environment for decades, but in almost every case it has unfortunately turned out that I wasn't pessimistic enough.