New Category suggestion. Climate change.

Historical cooling may have been accomplished in the 16th century it seems.

"Colonisation of the Americas at the end of the 15th Century killed so many people, it disturbed Earth's climate.

That's the conclusion of scientists from University College London, UK.

The team says the disruption that followed European settlement led to a huge swathe of abandoned agricultural land being reclaimed by fast-growing trees and other vegetation."
Honestly I think its a great idea...

I mean you have farming to consider.;

Psychology involved, facts, assumptions, truth, intent, hype, talking vs. walking, cost benefit analysis, and more maybe.

Making those their own subcategorys the would be nice.

Certainly beats having it on the fringe, or immediately putting it in alternative theories. Do the main ones alphabetically backwards... Just to screw with somebody
And for a peek at the cosmos;
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
This may be of use on occasion.....
You sure about that number/percentage?
the % is a rough statistical average of coastal citys, capital citys, global population spread and average level of citys above sea level with stormy weather on high tides.

you want the retail fast-food plastic wrap non recyclable version of links to data ?

i have googled several different types of questions to get an idea of what available links there are.

what type of accreditation reference are you asking for ?
wiki ?
govt ?
conservation ?
travel ?
marine ?
climate science ?

etc etc ...

this type of thing is not package wrapped for average consumers because the implications and facts are very alarming to the average ignorant citizen.
it also has massive investment and insurance implications so companys and businesses are not wanting the information to be made easily digestible for TV viewers.

think of all the capital citys you know
think of the spring tide

think of a very stormy weather blowing the tide in.

now add 3 meters
In the United States, counties directly on the shoreline constitute less than 10 percent of the total land area (not including Alaska), but account for 39 percent of the total population. From 1970 to 2010, the population of these counties increased by almost 40% and are projected to increase by an additional 10 million people or 8% by 2020. Coastal areas are substantially more crowded than the U.S. as a whole, and population density in coastal areas will continue to increase in the future. In fact, the population density of coastal shoreline counties is over six times greater than the corresponding inland counties.

In 2010, 123.3 million people, or 39 percent of the nation's population lived in counties directly on the shoreline. This population is expected to increase by 8% from 2010 to 2020.
keeping in mind...
the inland places where rivers flow from the sea. towns are typically placed beside rivers as much as possible.
combined heavy rain and high tide levels...
additionally, compounding the issue is that there is no increase in storm water capacity of these areas.
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Worldwide, more than 600 million people (roughly 10 percent of the global population) lived within 10 meters of sea level in 2000, according to one widely cited estimate.
8 of the 10 largest cities are along the coasts

When sea level rises
,and if the lessons of previous interglacials are any indication of the future---and I think they are
Then without our exacerbating the normal situation we should expect sea level rise of about 6 meters.(more if we are indeed within a superinterglacial like mis 11)----but that will, most likely, take thousands of years.

The thing is that when looking at the past, we can easily estimate the late eemian sea level high stand
however, the causal factors remain elusive.
(my 'best guess" is that there were massive and continuous rainstorms, some of which dropped rain on the ice sheets making their conversion to water much faster than with heat alone)

again from NOAA
NOAA scientists conducted a review of the research on global sea level rise projections, and concluded that there is very high confidence (greater than 90% chance) that global mean sea level will rise at least 8 inches (0.2 meter) but no more than 6.6 feet (2.0 meters) by 2100.

wow---1:10---------quite the range
(thanx for nailing it down guys)
bad --------} very bad -------} really awful -----} run for your life ------} too late
Therefore, what??????? Ignore the problem in the hope it will magically disappear?

Have you not read the scientific concensus that we are already in the sixth extinction event?
It's got a name, that's pretty definitive, IMO.

Are you suggesting that science is not qualified to make such an "observation"?