There is a lot of hype around man causing climate change. Man has so polluted the Earth that we caused the planet to heat up. The heating has led to rising tides, which will sink coastal cities in the near future, if man does not stop. There are several misconceptions and outright lies about what is happening. The only thing environmentalists who want a solar powered world, which ignores the pollution created when panels are made, is waters are rising.
About 27,000 years ago, little more than a blip of time for a planet that has been around for billions of years, the Last Glacial Maximum, also known as the most recent Ice Age, reached the maximum amount of ice. According to AntarcticGlaciers.org, “There was a massive ice sheet in North America (the Laurentide Ice Sheet), a large Eurasian Ice Sheet covering Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia as well as northern Europe], an ice sheet in Antarctica, the Himalaya and Patagonia.”
So much water had been turned to ice that land bridges were created. The land bridges are believed to have allowed early humans to cross continents. The game moved to warmer climates and humans followed the game. AntarcticGlaciers.org states, “global sea levels reached as much as 125 m below present.” 125 meters is a little over 410 feet.
The water was low enough for the 8th continent, Zealandia, to be above sea level. Today, “small bits — including New Zealand, New Caledonia and a few other specks of land in the vast Pacific Ocean — are above sea level. The rest of this continent lies beneath the waves…”
The maxim remained a constant for about 7000 years. As with all previous Ice Ages, it came to an end. Approximately 20,000 years ago, the ice started to melt, which has been causing water levels to rise ever since.
Settlements that were once along the coastlines began to be lost to the rising waters. We know these ancient settlements existed, since they have been found and studied. Off the southern coast of Sweden lies Hano Bay, where a 9000-year-old settlement has been discovered. It is 20 meters, of 65 feet below sea level.
Off the southern coast of Greece lies a 5000-year-old port city called Pavlopetri. Dr. Jon Henderson from the Department of Archaeology at Nottingham gave an interview to Science Daily, which was published in October, 2011, to which Dr. Henderson is quoted as saying, “There is much about Pavlopetri that can be paralleled in our own towns and cities, our own suburban way of life — people living side by side along planned out streets. This was not a village of farmers but a stratified society where people had profession…”
Israel has proven to be more of a treasure trove of archaeological site than what lies only beneath the soil, but beneath the waves. Shelby White and Leon Levy’s Program for Archaeology Publications at Harvard University stated, “Six decades of research has revealed 17 submerged prehistoric sites, containing substantial and well-preserved finds that enlighten the culture and subsistence of the prehistoric coastal populations of the region.”
Among those 17 submerged settlements is Atlit Yam, the 9000-year-old village found off the coast of Haifa. The Pre-Pottery Neolithic site is 10.5 meters, or 35 feet beneath what is today sea level. When the village was inhabited, it was along the coastline that existed.
In 2008, Science Daily sourced an article from University College London. “The bones, thought to be of a mother and baby, were excavated from Alit-Yam… noticed the characteristic bone lesions that are signs of TB in skeletons from the settlement, one of the earliest with evidence of domesticated cattle.” The discovery put tuberculous 3000 years earlier than previous believed.
The melting that started about 21,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age continues to this day. Water levels rise and fall based on Ice Ages coming and going. Humans can do nothing to stop what is a natural occurrence throughout much of the history of Earth. Water levels will stop rising when the melting ends.
The rising water is not a quick progression, but a slow-moving behemoth that takes millennia to sink cities and villages. There has been no increase in melting ice over the course of the last century, then there has over the course of the last millennia. Rising water has remained consistent based on the settlements that have been discovered that were once coastal, but now lie submerged to be studied.