The Internet May Be Underwater in 15 Years


20 bookmarks. First posted by spectrevision july 2018.


The physical infrastructure of the internet is particularly vulnerable to climate change
from twitter
6 days ago by stevesong
The physical infrastructure of the internet is particularly vulnerable to climate change
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6 days ago by dietrich
via Pocket - The Internet Is Drowning - Added July 09, 2019 at 05:46AM When the internet goes down, life as the modern American knows it grinds to a halt. Gone are the cute kitten photos and the Facebook status updates—but also gone are the signals telling stoplights to change from green to red, and doctors’ access to online patient records.
IFTTT  Pocket 
9 days ago by peteyreplies
The Internet Is Drowning

When the internet goes down, life as the modern American knows it grinds to a halt. Gone are the cute kitten photos and the Facebook status updates—but also…
Instapaper 
10 days ago by poploser
When the internet goes down, life as the modern American knows it grinds to a halt. Gone are the cute kitten photos and the Facebook status updates—but also…
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10 days ago by fabianmu
Rising seas imperil the delicate web of cables and power stations that control the internet.
climatechange 
11 days ago by verwinv
By Alejandra Borunda Six Mile Bridge, which leads from Marathon Key toward Key West, is what the South Florida coastline might look like in a hundred years if…
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11 days ago by marcinignac
When the internet goes down, life as the modern American knows it grinds to a halt. Gone are the cute kitten photos and the Facebook status updates—but also…
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12 days ago by divigation
Been trying to tell ppl this for months but everyone just looks at me like I'm a crazy nerd:
'Within 15 years, thousands of miles of fiber optic cable—and…
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12 days ago by mathewi
By Alejandra Borunda Six Mile Bridge, which leads from Marathon Key toward Key West, is what the South Florida coastline might look like in a hundred years if…
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12 days ago by spinnerin
When the internet goes down, life as the modern American knows it grinds to a halt. Gone are the cute kitten photos and the Facebook status updates—but also gone are the signals telling stoplights to change from green to red, and doctors’ access to online patient records. via Pocket
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13 days ago by Pheelmore
Cities like New York, Miami, and Seattle are likely to see up to 12 inches of extra water by 2030—well inside the time range of a mortgage on a house, or the planning horizon for big public infrastructure projects. A foot of extra water wending through some of those cities, the researchers say, would put about 20 percent of the nation’s key internet infrastructure underwater.

“The 15-year predictions are really kind of locked in,” Carol Barford says. There’s so much inertia in the climate system that there’s nothing humans can to do stop the seas from rising within that time frame.
infrastructure  climate-change  internet  climate_diaspora 
13 days ago by perich
When the internet goes down, life as the modern American knows it grinds to a halt. Gone are the cute kitten photos and the Facebook status updates—but also…
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13 days ago by mikerugnetta
Rising seas imperil the delicate web of cables and power stations that control the internet.
internet 
august 2018 by per
Scientists mapped out the threads and knots of internet infrastructure in the U.S. and layered that on top of maps showing future sea level rise. What they found was ominous: Within 15 years, thousands of miles of fiber optic cable—and hundreds of pieces of other key infrastructure—are likely to be swamped by the encroaching ocean. And while some of that infrastructure may be water resistant, little of it was designed to live fully underwater.
july 2018 by spectrevision