The costly effects of climate change on Chicago



ABC News’ Alex Perez reports on how climate change is taking a toll on the Windy City, and what steps Chicago is taking to protect against it’s most damaging effects.

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  1. It never really was a good idea to build as close to the lake as that beautiful old high rise is. Sadly, the Lake Front Protection Ordinance didn't come soon enough to prevent the construction of billions of $$ (at today's prices) worth of buildings from being built so close to the lake that they're practically in it. I fear that many of those buildings will have to be sacrificed in coming decades.

  2. 220 FEET OF SEA LEVEL RISE BY THE END OF 2024 ?

    GREAT LAKE LAKE LEVELS RISING BECAUSE OF RECORD RAIN

    RECORD GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA COLLAPSE BY 2024 ?

    RECORD HEAT: A CARBON MOLECULE HAS A 30 -50 YEAR LAG TIME BEFORE MOLECULE REACHES ITS FULL POTENTIAL IN HOLDING HEAT MASS

    METHANE NATURAL GAS A 10 YEAR LAG TIME

    NUCLEAR FOSSIL FUEL BITCH SLAPPING EARTH IN WARRING SLAVE MINERL OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION TERRITORIES

    Three years after the end of World War II, diplomat George Kennan outlined the challenges the country faced this way:

    “We have about 50% of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3% of its population. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security."Aviva Chomsky

    NUCLEAR FOSSIL FUEL MASONIC VATICAN BITCH SLAPPING

    EARTH IN WARRING SLAVE MINERAL OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION

    TERRITORIES CAUSING LYING AND DENYING DEADLY GLOBAL WARMING

    GLOBALIZATION

    CALIFORNIA' ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER $10.20 A TON FOR CARBONS CAP AND TRADE SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN

    CALIFORNIA NOW SELLING CARBON AT $17.80 PER TON

    OR VOLVOS $116.30 PRICE ON CARBON PER TON IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO MITIGATE DEADLY GLOBAL WARMING

    BUSH CHENEY METHANE NATURAL GAS BRIDGE TO SUSTAINABILITY IS
    DEADLY FIRESTORM HELL
    DEADLY RECORD FLOODING
    DEADLY RECORD DROUGHTS
    DEADLY RECORD TORNADOES
    DEADLY RECORD HURRICANES
    DEADLY EARTHQUAKES
    DEADLY VOLCANOES

    METHANE NATURAL GAS LOBES FORMING DEADLY HEAT DOMES

    OVER 3 MILLION YEARS OF GLACIATION GONE

    220 FEET OF SEA LEVEL RISE BY 2023 – 2024 ?

    SELLING CARBON IS KILLING FOR PROFIT

    CARBON CREDITS CAP AND TRADE SELLING CARBON IS KILLING FOR FOSSIL FUEL PROFIT

    IN 80 COUNTRIES US FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NUCLEAR FOSSIL FUEL HAS OVER 750 BASES

    EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES
    SAM CARANAS ISOSTATIC REBOUNDING
    All That Heavy Ice And Snow Coming Off Of Greenlands North American Plate And Antarctic Plate Causes The Plate To Bounce Up Off Of The Mantle Sucking Up Magma Lava And Moving The Plates Earthquakes And Volcanoes

    All That Ice an Snow Is Heavy Water Coming Off Of Greenland and Antarctica Sinking The Ocean Floors Putting Pressure on the Thermal Convection Belt Between The Crust and Mantle

    This Stress is Relieved By Lava Magma Eruptions and Plate Tectonic Movements

    Earthquakes and Volcanoes

    There is Still Over 220 Feet of Sea Level Rise to Sink the Ocean Floors

    AND

    THE INTERNAL MECHANISMS "Over the years, better maps kept showing the same bloblike features. One huddles under Africa; the other is beneath the Pacific.

    They lurk where the planet’s molten iron core meets its rocky mantle, floating like mega-continents in the underworld.

    Their highest points may measure more than 100 times the height of Everest.

    And if you somehow brought them to the surface, , they contain enough material to cover the entire globe in a lava lake roughly 100 kilometers deep.""If that correlation isn’t a coincidence, Lekić speculates that these events could even be the result of blobettes detaching from the main structures.

    If buoyed to the surface, they would be rock-meltingly hot enough to cause those gigantic, sustained eruptions.

    In turn, that volcanism could have changed the climate and even led to mass extinctions.

    Such a sequence, if verified, would be the ultimate antediluvian time bomb—apocalyptic extinctions triggered by subterranean structures buried since the birth of the world." By Joshua Sokol and Quanta Magazine

    AND

    Geologists Have Closely Analyzed Two Bizarre 'Blobs' Detected Deep Inside Earth
    CARLY CASSELLA11 MARCH 2022

    Earth's interior is not a uniform stack of layers. Deep in its thick middle layer lie two colossal blobs of thermo-chemical material.

    To this day, scientists still don't know where both of these colossal structures came from or why they have such different heights, but a new set of geodynamic models has landed on a possible answer to the latter mystery.

    These hidden reservoirs are located on opposite sides of the world, and judging from the deep propagation of seismic waves, the blob under the African continent is more than twice as high as the one under the Pacific ocean.

    After running hundreds of simulations, the authors of the new study think the blob under the African continent is less dense and less stable than its Pacific counterpart, and that's why it's so much taller.

    "Our calculations found that the initial volume of the blobs does not affect their height," explains geologist Qian Yuan from Arizona State University.

    "The height of the blobs is mostly controlled by how dense they are and the viscosity of the surrounding mantle.

    220 FEET OF SEA LEVEL RISE THAT IS GOING TO BE MOVING A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF MASS THAT WILL TRIGGER THOSE MECHANISMS

    THESE BLOBS ARE DISLODGED BY THE PRESSURE APPLIED TO THE MANTLE FROM THE CRUST THROUGH THE THERMAL CONVECTION BELT ISOSTATIC REBOUNDING

    PERMAFROST
    METHANE HYDRATES
    PINGOES
    MANTLE METHANE FROM ISOSTATIC REBOUNDING ALL SEEPING SPEWING VENTING METHANE NATURAL GAS SINCE 2005 A GLOBAL WARMING FEEDBACK LOOP GETTING READY TO EXPLODE

    IN THE ARCTIC METHANE NATURAL GAS EXTINCTION EVENT RELEASING OVER 50 BILLION TOXIC DEADLY TONS INTO OUR ATMOSPHERE ( MALCOLM LIGHT)

    THE ARCTIC METHANE NATURAL GAS EXTINCTION EVENT IS SUPPOSED TO EXPLODE BEFORE GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA COLLAPSE

    Methane have increased from approximately 700 parts per billion by volume in 1750 ..

    2021 OCT 14, METHANE NATURAL GAS IS AT AROUND 1929PPB – 2649PPB IN THE ARCTIC

    METHANE NATURAL GAS MOLECULE HOLDS MORE HEAT MASS THAN A CARBON MOLECULE. 130 TIMES MORE HEAT MASS THAN A CARBON MOLECULE FOR THE FIRST TEN YEARS

    CARBON HAS 30-50 YEAR LAG TIME BEFORE MOLECULE REACHES ITS FULL POTENTIAL IN HOLDING HEAT MASS

    METHANE NATURAL GAS HAS 10 YEAR LAG TIME AND IS 130 TIMES HOTTER THAN A CARBON MOLECULE

    LAST TIME PARTS PER MILLION OF CARBON WAS 410PPM
    SEA LEVEL WAS 130 FEET HIGHER THAN RIGHT NOW
    CARBON IS AT 420PPM

    ANTARCTICA HAS MELTED MORE IN THE PAST 4 YEARS THAN WHAT THE ARCTIC MELTED IN THE PAST 34 YEARS DATA FROM 2019

    STRATOSPHERE IS 65C HOTTER THAN 4 YEARS AGO AND GETTING HOTTER DATA FROM 2019

    GREENHOUSE GASES ASSAULTING EARTH'S AIR CONDITIONING GREENLANDS AND ANTARCTICA'S ICE AND SNOW

    IT RAINED ON GREENLANDS SUMMIT RECORD MELT AUG. 2021

    THE PAST 3 WINTERS IT RAINED ON GREENLAND BUT NEVER ON THE SUMMIT

    ADD 2. DEGREES CELSIUS METHANE NATURAL GAS
    ADD 2. DEGREES CELSIUS NITROUS OXIDE
    ADD 2. DEGREES CELSIUS WATER VAPOUR
    ADD 2. DEGREES CELSIUS CARBON
    = 8 DEGREE CELSIUS GLOBAL TEMPERATURES RISE since the 1700S

    By Freda Kreier NOVEMBER 5, 2021 AT 3:33 PM Global temperatures are rising and so, it seems, is part of the sky

    Atmosphere readings collected by weather balloons in the Northern Hemisphere over the last 40 years reveal that climate change is pushing the upper boundary of the troposphere — the slice of sky closest to the ground — steadily upward at a rate of 50 to 60 meters per decade

    AND

    "A team led by physical oceanographers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego shows in a new study how plumes of warm water are flowing into the Arctic Ocean from the Pacific Ocean and accelerating sea ice melt from below,” said Jennifer MacKinnon, a physical oceanographer at Scripps, chief scientist of the expedition, and lead author of the paper

    FUKUSHIMATIZING THE EARTH BY 2023 -2024 ?
    444 Nuclear Reactors
    450 Nuclear Facilities
    Over 1,300 Nuclear Fuel Rod Pools
    Over 2,000 Nuclear Detonations
    Over 14,000 Nuclear Weapons
    Over 250,000 Toxic Tons Of Radiated Nuclear Waste Globally

    ALLOW RESIDENCE TO SELL THEIR SOLAR BATTERIES AND ELECTRICAL VEHICLE POWER TO THE UTILITY aka FEED IN TARIFF https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/let-california-home-owners

    SOLAR + ELECTRIC VEHICLE + AC UNIT = SAVED LIFE WHEN GRID IS DOWN

    BAN FRACKING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9GRkZMTqCs

  3. Spraying Mercury, Aluminum and Dry Ice in the air is called CHEMICAL ENGINEERED WARFARE.

    IT IS TRULY INTERESTING TO SEE HOW ALL THESE SAME PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT THERE ARE NO FUNDS TO FEED AND HOUSE THE HOMELESS YET THESE SAME PEOPLE HAVE AND ARE SPENDING ALL THESE TRILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS ON WARFARE?

    WHO IS EDWARD JOHN NOBLE. WHAT IS HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH, UNDER THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE & FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONS? 

    Can you tell us all the names that are associated with these positions? 

    WHY ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE SUCH AS  THE STATES GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, WHO, CDC, JETBLUE, SCIENTIST, DOCTORS, NATO OTAN AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO IS INVOLVED; PARTICIPATING IN CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY?

    CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY refers to a category of crimes against international law which includes the most egregious violations of human dignity, especially those directed toward civilian populations. The modern understanding of crimes against humanity is codified in the founding statutes of the international criminal tribunals, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavie (ICTY) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). As codified in Article 7 of the ICC Statute, the following acts are punishable as crimes against humanity when perpetrated by a state actor as part of a systematic or widespread attack against a civilian population:

    murder;

    extermination;

    deportation or forcible transfer;

    false imprisonment;

    torture;

    rape, sexual slavery, or enforced sterilization;

    ethnic persecution;

    disappearance;

    apartheid;

    "Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health."

    The intent requirement for liability is "knowledge of the attack."

    CIVICS

    international law

    THE LEGAL PROCESS

    criminal law

    criminal procedure

    Keywords

    international criminal law

  4. My grandpa from the CIA with a high clearance on his death bed told us that we don't need to worry about climate change because a progenitor race of aliens from Venus are taking care of it by strengthening the Ozone layer and that theirs nothing we could do anyways.

  5. I traveled up and down Lake Michigan from Chicago to Door County in my boat over seventeen years. The water level of the lake changes quicker than you expect. It can change from week to week. Back in 2012 was very low, certain harbors lost shipping business because freighters could not make it in due to low water. There's inadequate funding for dredging low volume harbors. Sailboats too weren't able to navigate to certain harbors for the same reason. The water shed feeding into the system of the Great Lakes is huge. Snow melt and rain all drain into the lakes. Draught years limit water into the system, heavy snow or rain brings the levels back, but I got news for you…the last few years the level has been high…but not close to the record high levels. If you get record snow in U.P. that affects water into the lake that then affects Chicago too. Record draught at the southern end of the lake affects the harbors in the U.P. as well. The winds blow like nothing else and with a NE wind blowing over a large fetch wave action is considerable. You can get +20 foot waves on this lake and the Chicago is downwind of that NE fetch. If you combine periodic high water levels with an adverse NE wind with high waves you get a lot of action on the coastline. Difference between 2020 and say 1920 is that you didn't have so many people living and building right on the coast line so the impact and real and damage expense. I take exception to the overly dramatic music, voice over and leading questions in this piece.

  6. Hahahahahahaha
    Chicago will be under water!!!!!!!
    So let's not build the Obama Monument Building next to the Lake and build it in Roseland where it will be safe from climate change.

  7. At minimum, we’ve been warned since the 60s.
    This is a perfect example of the impact of unsustainable capitalism. Short term profits and “progress” aka ignorance and greed is why we are where we are…at the beginning.

  8. Historic hottest and coldest days by state. For the most part what I'm seeing is more record low temperatures than highs in recent history.
    The hottest day in Alabama was  112°f in 1925  the coldest, -27°f  in 1966.
    The hottest day in Arizona was     128°f in 1994 the coldest, -40°f  in 1971.
    The hottest day in Arkansas was  120°f in 1936 the coldest, -29°f  in 1904.
    The hottest day in California was  134°f in 1913 the coldest, -45°f  in 1937.
    The hottest day in Colorado was   115°f in 2019 the coldest, -61°f  in 1985.
    The hottest day in Connecticut was 106°f in 1995 the coldest, -37°f  in 1943. 
    The hottest day in Delaware was 110°f in 1930 the coldest, -17°f  in 1893.
    The hottest day in DC was 106°f in 1930 the coldest, -15°f  in 1899.
    The hottest day in Florida was 109°f in 1931 the coldest, -2°f  in 1899.
    The hottest day in Georgia was 112°f in 1921  the coldest, -17°f  in 1940.
    The hottest day in Hawaii was 98°f in 1951 the coldest, 15°f  in 1975.
    The hottest day in Idaho was 118°f in 1934 the coldest, -60°f  in 1943.
    The hottest day in Illinois was 117°f in 1954 the coldest, -38°f  in 2019.
    The hottest day in Indiana was 116°f in 1936 the coldest, -36°f  in 1994.
    The hottest day in Iowa was 118°f in 1934 the coldest, -47°f  in 1996.
    The hottest day in Kansas was 121°f in 1936 the coldest, -30°f in 1905.
    The hottest day in Kentucky was 114°f in 1930 the coldest, -37°f  in 1994.
    The hottest day in Louisiana was 114°f in 1936 the coldest, -6°f  in 1899.
    The hottest day in Maine was 105°f in 1911 the coldest, -50°f  in 2009.
    The hottest day in Maryland was 109°f  in 1936 the coldest, -40°f in 1912.
    The hottest day in Massachusetts was 107°f  in 1975 the coldest, -40°f in 1984.
    The hottest day in Michigan was 112°f  in 1936 the coldest, -51°f  in1934.
    The hottest day in Minnesota was 115°f in1917 the coldest, -60°f  in 1996.
    The hottest day in Mississippi was 115°f in 1930 the coldest, -19°f  1966.
    The hottest day in Missouri was 118°f in 1954 the coldest, -40°f in 1905.
    The hottest day in Montana was 117°f in 1937 the coldest, -70°f in 1954.
    The hottest day in Nebraska was 118°f in 1936 the coldest, -47°f in 1899.
    The hottest day in Nevada was 125°f in 1994 the coldest, -50°f in 1937.
    The hottest day in New Hampshire was 106°f in 1911 the coldest, -50°f in 1885.
    The hottest day in New Jersey was 110°f in 1936 the coldest, -34°f in 1904.
    The hottest day in New Mexico was 122°f in 1994 the coldest, -50°f in 1951.
    The hottest day in New York was 108°f in 1926 the coldest, -52°f in 1934.
    The hottest day in North Carolina was 110°f in 1983 the coldest, -35°f in 1985.
    The hottest day in North Dakota  was 121°f in 1936 the coldest, -60°f in 1936.
    The hottest day in Ohio was 113°f in 1934 the coldest, -39°f in 1899.
    The hottest day in Oklahoma was 120°f in 1936 the coldest, -31°f in 2011.
    The hottest day in Oregon was 119°f in 1899 the coldest, -54°f in 1933.
    The hottest day in Pennsylvania was 111°f in 1936 the coldest, -42°f in 1904.
    The hottest day in Rhode Island was 104°f in 1975 the coldest, -28°f in 1942.
    The hottest day in South Carolina was 113°f in 2012 the coldest, -58°f in 1936.
    The hottest day in South Dakota was 120°f in 1936 the coldest, -40°f in 1905.
    The hottest day in Tennessee was 113°f in 1930 the coldest, -32°f in 1917.
    The hottest day in Texas was 120°f in 1936 the coldest, -23°f in 1933.
    The hottest day in Utah was 117°f in 1985 the coldest, -69°f in 1985.
    The hottest day in Vermont was 105°f in 1911 the coldest, -50°f in 1933.
    The hottest day in Virginia was 110°f in 1954 the coldest, -30°f in 1985.
    The hottest day in Washington  was 118°f in 1961 the coldest, -48°f in 1968.
    The hottest day in Wisconsin was 114°f in 1936 the coldest, -55°f in 1996.
    The hottest day in Wyoming okay was 115°f in 1983 the coldest, -63°f in 1933.

  9. Sadly chicago is in trouble they know that the gangs are the worst an are getting WORST AN WORST ,SO WHEN IT COMES TO TARGETING CHICAGO WITH WEATHER WARFARE, I BELIEVE THAT THEY WANT TO GET RID OF THEM ALL

  10. First of all the videos you see of runners and bikers and other being caught off guard by the waves in Chicsgo dont feel sorry for them . The city and beaches give out warnings that you cant be on the lakefront but those individuals ignore the warnings.

  11. I wish people would stop calling these things once in a hundred years events. These are the new normal. Thus if the GOP want to continue to deny climate change and infrastructure weaknesses, then force the entire city of Waverly, TN and Humphreys county to learn how to swim. I don’t want to hear any more flooding complaints next summer in the Midwest!!!

  12. As the bible reads, Gods word, says man has dominated himself to his own ruins and Men is not able to guide there own steps. (rule themselves) independent from God, God will put to ruins, those ruining the earth, God don't lie

  13. My great-grandpa tells me that the sun was different back in the day— that you could actually be around outside working without sweating your balls off here in Texas. (Hes 90y/o right now)

  14. Democrats & Regressive Marxist Progressives are horrible leaders with America last domestic & foreign policies. Horrible leaders, public servants & stewards of taxpayer $$ just look at how we lost our Energy Independence via Biden's policies. Look at our open Southern Border. Americans & allies left behind in Afghanistan while they took out thousands of unvetted refugees. Look at the districts they run. Inflation. Supply Chain. Covid responses & mandates. CRT.
    Maher speaks of Jan 6 incident which was no insurrection. He fails to acknowledge that Obama Admin, Biden, HRC & their DNC donor/voter Media hacks set up & spied on an opposition President candidate & campaign then set up & obstructed a duly elected President, his family & Admin with bs Russia Narratives & investigations costing taxpayers well over 40 million dollars for well over 2 years. The Obama Admin minions, DNC, DNC media agents & liberals were the epitome of corruption & sore losers for Presidents Trump entire 4 years in office. The true sedition & treason. They definitely stole 2020. Now we have a fraud Admin & Senate/Congress majorities completely destroying America. Stop voting in Authoritarian Imperialist NWO Resets for Agenda21 rebranded Agenda 2030 Covid/Climate Cultists of Democrats & Leftists. Globalists.

  15. Science-denying American Republicans are so certain they're right and the science world is wrong that they're even fighting to deregulate everything to further accelerate our rate of burning fossil fuels and the pillaging of the planet for their own personal greed (fear).

    They're willing to bet the world and all of its inhabitants on their certainty (limitless greed). #FearAndGreedRule #EmpathyFreeGOP

    Every single American Republican policy puts fear and greed (fear) before people and planet. Fear (and the empathy and critical thought it kills) is what separates the right from the left. The fear at the root of ”Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” — Albert Einstein

    Liberals hate American Republicans because all of their policies put fear and greed (fear) before people and planet (including equality and empathy).

    American Republicans hate liberals for the exact same reasons, because they’re afraid we’ll get in the way of their fear and greed.

    #SwitchToSolar #SwitchToElectric #EndFossilFuels #OneEarth

    #GreenNewDeal #ScienceDeniers #GOP #GreedOverPeople/Planet #RepublicansAreNazis

    #DEMEXIT #StillSandersPlatform

  16. Let's put solar panels on every home, business and covered parking rooftop and switch to electric vehicles making nearly everything we do solar powered while completely decentralizing our power supply and empowering everyone as power generation owners.

    Solar power is CHEAPER and electric vehicles are soon to be CHEAPER to make and already are considerably CHEAPER to maintain and operate, especially if charged from your own solar power.

    A 3-5 year ROI (return on investment) for a solar array that will generate power for decades is a no-brainer and the panels can even be made locally too.

    #EndFossilFuels #SwitchToSolar #SwitchToElectric #GreenNewDeal #EmpowerEveryone #DEMEXIT #StillSandersPlatform

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