I just read an article in the current Scientific American that we are facing a sea level rise of 213 ft when not if the Greenland and Antarctic ice shelfs melt. Albeit the fate of the parks will be the least of our worries when this happens. However as an ardent Disneyland fan it gave me pause to think that at 147 ft elevation at Disneyland the ultimate future of the parks may be numbered. Like all of human civilization most of the parks are at or just above sea level with the only exception of Disneyland Paris which is around 400 ft and fairly far from the oceans. Disneyland CA comes in next but at only 147 ft.
You may say that this is a concern to be left to our children or grandchildren (as if that was any consolation) however that may not be the case.
As has not been widely reported (they are too busy with more pressing and relevant news like brits breakdown) 50% of all Arctic ice melted in the summer of 2007, this took everyone by surprise and not even the earliest predictions for such an event were less than 30 yrs away yet it happened 6 months ago and the ice that didnt melt was very thin and or slushy. This has opened up the seas up there so much that the arctic countries are positioning for a fight over the you guessed it oil driling rights and oil tanker route rights, shame on us. Keep in mind that aside from Greenland Northern artic ice is sea based and like ice cubes melting wont raise the sea level but the land based ice shelf's in question will just like dropping ice cubes into a full glass of water.
This article also pointed out and rightly so that the ice shelves in question are being undermined by melting ice and the loss of sea ice shelves like the one that broke off a few years ago that was bigger than Rhode Island and that they can now without warning slide into the sea at any moment now not only causing this cataclysmic disaster of sea level increase but tsunamis as well.
This might seem like an odd time to bring this up what with freezing weather here and in china but its not the unusual cooling at winter time is most likely caused by the sub surface currents changing their paths bringing less warm water up from the equator due to the melting ice flowing fresh water into the ocean reducing salinity.
This article also addresses this however the warming effect is overpowering the cooling effect so that we have a sum total warming.
Lets keep in mind that even if every human on earth stopped pumping out co2 tomorrow the current levels wont be absorbed for generations and the current warming will continue unabated for many years or decades to come. Meaning that the fate of the parks is already sealed it is just a question of when not if at this point. This is not a concern for 100 or 50 years away but an immediate one.
Well getting back to my point it would seem that only Paris Disneyland would be safe and the original in ca may not survive.