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2012-06-09 01:25:23 PM  
So property values would go up then since there would be more beachfront property.
 
2012-06-09 01:31:19 PM  
castro? did castro make it? somebody please check for me!
 
2012-06-09 01:32:57 PM  
+1

Y'know... hypothetically.
 
2012-06-09 01:34:29 PM  
Do we really need another climate change thread? Its not like the climate change denial crowd have anything in the way of proof to back their assertion. At best we'll get the usual 'medical-doctor-looks-at-evidence-and-concludes-its-a-conspiracy' type of reasoning.
 
2012-06-09 01:36:13 PM  
It posits a 200' sea level rise, which doesn't seem too likely, at least during my lifetime. Oh, well.
 
2012-06-09 01:36:55 PM  
Now, I may only be a medical doctor, but I've reviewed the climate change "evidence" and I've got to say... it looks like a conspiracy to me.
 
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2012-06-09 01:46:34 PM  
I thought there wasn't enough ice in all the ice caps to melt and give us 200' of sea level change?
 
2012-06-09 01:46:43 PM  
Subby failed at math and economics.
 
2012-06-09 01:49:37 PM  
So this is showing a 200 foot or 61 meter sea level rise.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs2-00/

Most of the current global land ice mass is located in the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets (table 1). Complete melting of these ice sheets could lead to a sea-level rise of about 80 meters, whereas melting of all other glaciers could lead to a sea-level rise of only one-half meter.
 
2012-06-09 01:50:30 PM  
The gheys would just move to Atlanta
 
2012-06-09 01:54:32 PM  
"What San Francisco Would Look Like After Climate Change"

This bullshiat originated from here, where there are actually some fun graphics

BurritoJustice: san-francisco-archipelago/
 
2012-06-09 01:56:49 PM  

utah dude: castro? did castro make it? somebody please check for me!


1.bp.blogspot.com

RIP Fidel Castro
 
2012-06-09 01:59:18 PM  
It claims to be based on this, which is actually a somewhat interesting powerpoint

Back to the Future: The History of the San Francisco Bay -- UC Museum of Paleontology -- 2002 (WARNING PDF)
 
2012-06-09 02:02:18 PM  
What's interesting, especially to all those red-herring deniers out there, is that the text accompanying this graphic is not all about "we must go back to the LAND and let MOTHER NATURE take her course, MAN!" it's all about "And we got more supersonic planes coming into the new airport, there are tunnels being dug, and there's a space-launching railgun being proposed." What's up with those SF hippies not being consistent in their hatred for technology like they are in all those strawmen I've constructed?

I suspect that when the effects of AGW finally become annoying enough to not ignore, there will be a wholesale shift to geoengineering and mitigation in the nation's consciousness. Deniers will be laughed at as Luddites who thought that they could wish away the problem.
 
2012-06-09 02:09:21 PM  
That's just more beachfront property for Lance and Chester and their tiny little pomeranians
 
2012-06-09 02:12:11 PM  

theorellior: Deniers will be laughed at as Luddites who thought that they could wish away the problem.


"Will" be?
 
2012-06-09 02:12:43 PM  

theorellior: I suspect that when the effects of AGW finally become annoying enough to not ignore, there will be a wholesale shift to geoengineering and mitigation in the nation's consciousness. Deniers will be laughed at as Luddites who thought that they could wish away the problem.


but this is what humans have ALWAYS done. adapt.
so the water rises? meh.
20 years later, the results, suffer and deaths will be history.
countries will rise and fall. whatever.

but the end of the world? LOL
 
2012-06-09 02:35:46 PM  

Cyber_Junk: At best we'll get the usual 'medical-doctor-looks-at-evidence-and-concludes-its-a-conspiracy' type of reasoning.


I may not be a "climatologist" or a "scientist" or a "graduate of an accredited university" but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, and I'm pretty sure based on looking at the evidence that it's a conspiracy to get more money for climate scientists. Did you know 96% of them have refrigerators in their house. It's just obscene.
 
2012-06-09 02:41:22 PM  
200 foot rise. Not that much fresh water on the planet left to melt.

/Science failure.
 
2012-06-09 03:08:10 PM  
So....


What you're saying is that I need to go start my car and let it idle all day long. Maybe just spray some aerosol cans in the air nonstop.


What else can I do to bring on this Utopia???
 
2012-06-09 03:17:46 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: 200 foot rise. Not that much fresh water on the planet left to melt.

/Science failure.


There probably is, but under that scenario the amount of heat would be completely unstoppable. We simply dont have the ability to control the planets heat gain and loss to the degree that would prevent a 200 foot rise in ocean temperatures.

Anyone who tells you that we do is trying to get you to vote for a tax that will make them rich.

It would honestly be less expensive just to move everyone 200 feet up. At least in america. Other nations whose populations make poor decisions will bear the brunt of those poor decisions in the same way that a car surfer bears the brunt of his own stupidity.
 
2012-06-09 03:19:14 PM  

Crude: So....

What you're saying is that I need to go start my car and let it idle all day long. Maybe just spray some aerosol cans in the air nonstop.

What else can I do to bring on this Utopia???


I drive fast, with the top down and the AC blasting ...
 
2012-06-09 03:19:47 PM  

Cyber_Junk: Do we really need another climate change thread? Its not like the climate change denial crowd have anything in the way of proof to back their assertion. At best we'll get the usual 'medical-doctor-looks-at-evidence-and-concludes-its-a-conspiracy' type of reasoning.


Skeptics aren't making assertions. They are resisting your assertion. Skeptics would be perfectly happy not to discuss it ever and not to do anything about it. As the person wanting massive changes to every global society that will bankrupt millions, starve billions, and waste trillions.....the burden of proof is on you.
 
2012-06-09 03:20:06 PM  

theorellior: I suspect that when the effects of AGW finally become annoying enough to not ignore, there will be a wholesale shift to geoengineering and mitigation in the nation's consciousness. Deniers will be laughed at as Luddites who thought that they could wish away the problem.


Utter nonsense.
Humans will adapt as they always have and always will.
Nobody panicked and ran for the hills while the Chesapeake Bay was being formed because it took 12,000 years to form.
 
2012-06-09 03:22:19 PM  
How will this affect Otisburg?
 
2012-06-09 03:25:30 PM  
Gonna be excellent fishing.
 
2012-06-09 03:33:31 PM  
Hey, San Francisco (don't you farking dare call it "Frisco") is a fantastic, beautiful city. If you have never seen it on a sunny day coming over the Golden Gate bridge from Marin, shining like a pile of diamonds in the sun, then shut the fark up.

/loves me some San Francisco
//and Japantown
 
2012-06-09 03:39:27 PM  

RoyBatty: (WARNING PDF)


Why do they call it a PDF? Doesn't that stand for "Portable Document Format"? I can't think of many things LESS portable (digitally) than a PDF file. I have seen a 1 page Word document weigh in at less than 100 bytes, yet when that same document was converted to a PDF, it was over 2 MB.

Also, PDF's on the internet are like nuns in a whorehouse. That's not what it was designed for, it's out of place, and no one wants to see them there.

/end rant
 
2012-06-09 03:40:40 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Gonna be excellent fishing.


Read that as excellent fisting and was confused.
 
2012-06-09 03:40:53 PM  
What's Jack Burton think about all this?
 
2012-06-09 03:41:34 PM  

namatad: I drive fast, with the top down and the AC blasting ...


I can confirm that though it feels glutinous, it's a great way to spend the afternoon.
 
2012-06-09 03:52:38 PM  
So everyone assumes that as long as there's global warming, the sea levels will just keep rising until all the land is covered?

The limiting factor is the amount of fresh water locked in ice at the poles and in the big mountains. But nobody alive today or for the next 500 years is going to have to worry about that.
 
2012-06-09 03:54:29 PM  

Anenu: So property values would go up then since there would be more beachfront property.


Isn't that the plot of the first Superman movie?
 
2012-06-09 04:11:59 PM  

archichris: Cyber_Junk: Do we really need another climate change thread? Its not like the climate change denial crowd have anything in the way of proof to back their assertion. At best we'll get the usual 'medical-doctor-looks-at-evidence-and-concludes-its-a-conspiracy' type of reasoning.

Skeptics aren't making assertions. They are resisting your assertion. Skeptics would be perfectly happy not to discuss it ever and not to do anything about it. As the person wanting massive changes to every global society that will bankrupt millions, starve billions, and waste trillions.....the burden of proof is on you.




No, the burden of proof isn't on me. I'm not a climate change scientist. I don't pretend to have spent years studying climatology. So I trust a strong consensus of climate change scientists who tell me that the earth is (overall) warming.

What I don't do (and don't ever want to find myself doing) is to keep believing a 'nice' truth, regardless of the evidence to the contrary.

Calling yourself a skeptic merely says that you want to believe the 'nice' truth...

/btw, feel free to save these words and throw them back in my face if you catch me asserting something that has been proven to be false. I don't like being an idiot but I mind the idea of remaining an idiot even more.
 
2012-06-09 04:17:55 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Utter nonsense.
Humans will adapt as they always have and always will.
Nobody panicked and ran for the hills while the Chesapeake Bay was being formed because it took 12,000 years to form.


*Sigh.* For a guy with a geological-sounding handle, you're such an utter retard when it comes to any of this.
 
2012-06-09 04:21:23 PM  

Crude: Maybe just spray some aerosol cans in the air nonstop.


Why do dumbass retards always bring up aerosol cans in these threads? Why?

Here's a hint, chucklefarks: every time you bring up aerosol cans in a AGW thread, it makes it that much harder to take either you or your risable arguments seriously.
 
2012-06-09 04:22:52 PM  
No, the burden of proof isn't on me. I'm not a climate change scientist. I don't pretend to have spent years studying climatology. So I trust a strong consensus of climate change scientists who tell me that the earth is (overall) warming.

There isn't a "consensus" of scientists screaming that the sky is falling/global warming/climate change is coming. What has happened, as with most movements, is that you had some very vocal folks making a lot of noise, while the rest sat back in silence going about their daily lives. So that silence was taken to be a sign of agreement.

And then the idiots making the most noise started saying that any other scientists denying their set of "facts" should have their credentials revoked or event put in jail. But now there are plenty of scientists who are saying, "Nope, sorry, but your computer models are using such made-up data that we're not going along."

Oh, and it seems to me that most of the global warming/climate change activists are using a helluva lot of carbon to get out their message of fear. But then again, I guess they're allowed. As George Orwell wrote, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
 
2012-06-09 04:29:29 PM  

namatad: but this is what humans have ALWAYS done. adapt.
so the water rises? meh.
20 years later, the results, suffer and deaths will be history.
countries will rise and fall. whatever.

but the end of the world? LOL


Okay, you're not being too annoying, so I'll address your points. YES, people will adapt. YES, nations will rise and fall. NO, it won't be the end of the world, or even of the human species. HOWEVER, because the present industrial/informational economy rests on a huge density of population that is entirely hinged on the agriculture and freshwater domains that are changing and will continue to change from their historical baselines, WHICH INCLUDES the present state of affairs where you and I can discuss this topic hundreds of miles apart on electrical gizmos in a nation-state that's actually far less nasty and brutal than most in the history of the world, then PERHAPS I would prefer that we don't accidentally kick the climatic linchpin out from the wheels that keep me or you from performing back-breaking subsistence farming on a daily basis.
 
2012-06-09 04:35:12 PM  
Oh, look, another dumbass retard. It seems to me, Catsaregreen, you should stop playing in to our nefarious clutches by posting on the Internet when you could be out driving your coal-burning Mack Truck. I mean, just sitting here using your computer you're not putting enough carbon back into the air. Our grand conspiracy has worked!
 
2012-06-09 04:42:26 PM  
During WW-2, many millions died, and the infrastructure of entire nations was laid waste. It was a gigantic waste of men and material. Sure, life went on (except for those who died). Wouldn't it have been nice if there had been a group of experts warning that it was coming? And even better if they had found a way to convince nations to take the necessary steps to avoid it?

The potential costs of climate change could dwarf those of WW-2; there is no way of knowing beforehand. I always quote Asimov on this - "The purpose of crying doom is to avoid it."
 
2012-06-09 04:44:45 PM  

theorellior: What's interesting, especially to all those red-herring deniers out there, is that the text accompanying this graphic is not all about "we must go back to the LAND and let MOTHER NATURE take her course, MAN!" it's all about "And we got more supersonic planes coming into the new airport, there are tunnels being dug, and there's a space-launching railgun being proposed." What's up with those SF hippies not being consistent in their hatred for technology like they are in all those strawmen I've constructed?

I suspect that when the effects of AGW finally become annoying enough to not ignore, there will be a wholesale shift to geoengineering and mitigation in the nation's consciousness. Deniers will be laughed at as Luddites who thought that they could wish away the problem.


Okay, so the 2007 IPCC scenario was of a less than 2 foot rise by 2100. In 2010, Stefan Rahmstorf doubled that to about 4 feet. In May 2012, the worst case estimate by 2100 seems to be six feet. http://www.climatecentral.org/blogs/long-range-ice-forecast-things-cou ld-get-very-grim/

The scenario here is of a 200 foot rise by 2072, two orders of magnitude greater, in less time.

A rise that is almost physically impossible as it would require the majority of the world's ice to melt, and certainly impossible by 2072.

Regardless, your takeaway from this link's warmist bullshiat is that this proves global warming skeptics are wrong to be skeptical of alarmist positions and create silly strawmen.

Your takeaway is not that warmists have any issues at all, it's that deniers are luddites.

And from there you go on to rant more about deniers.

Anything I miss?
 
2012-06-09 04:47:15 PM  

Catsaregreen: No, the burden of proof isn't on me. I'm not a climate change scientist. I don't pretend to have spent years studying climatology. So I trust a strong consensus of climate change scientists who tell me that the earth is (overall) warming.

There isn't a "consensus" of scientists screaming that the sky is falling/global warming/climate change is coming. What has happened, as with most movements, is that you had some very vocal folks making a lot of noise, while the rest sat back in silence going about their daily lives. So that silence was taken to be a sign of agreement.

And then the idiots making the most noise started saying that any other scientists denying their set of "facts" should have their credentials revoked or event put in jail. But now there are plenty of scientists who are saying, "Nope, sorry, but your computer models are using such made-up data that we're not going along."

Oh, and it seems to me that most of the global warming/climate change activists are using a helluva lot of carbon to get out their message of fear. But then again, I guess they're allowed. As George Orwell wrote, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."


Interesting way of putting "climatologists", or "virtually everyone that knows enough about the topic to have a right to an opinion". You can probably find .5% of medical professionals who still think HIV doesn't cause AIDS, too. Does that mean that there's not actually a consensus about that?
 
2012-06-09 04:51:45 PM  

RoyBatty: Regardless, your takeaway from this link's warmist bullshiat is that this proves global warming skeptics are wrong to be skeptical of alarmist positions and create silly strawmen.


No, my takeaway is that this was a silly link with some SF warmists not acting like the Luddite "everyone must live in caves!" strawmen deniers like to make them out to be. And I'm not making any alarmist predictions, I'm just saying that when something happens that makes it obvious that the climate has changed and we might not like the results if it changes further, there will be a large shift in public perception. If the shift in perception involves active geoengineering and mitigation technologies, then sure, deniers will be seen as the Luddites who didn't want to innovate out of the mess we created, sticking their fingers in their ears instead of coming up with new strategies.

I don't think that San Francisco will be underwater in 30 year time, though. That's just dumb.
 
2012-06-09 04:57:45 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: You can probably find .5% of medical professionals who still think HIV doesn't cause AIDS, too. Does that mean that there's not actually a consensus about that?


Damn skippy. Everyone else is on the payroll of Big AIDS, because that's where the big bucks are, and if you speak out against "virusists" then you're gonna be shut down. Treating AIDS like a virus means billions of dollars of wasted, useless drug therapies and condoms used for no reason, when in reality you just need to have sex standing up. That costs nothing and is much easier to do. Standers have to be extra-vigilant to make sure that virusists don't railroad the public discourse and pull the wool over everyone's eyes. And it seems to me that all those virusists are having a helluva lot of sex even though they believe that the "AIDS virus" could be lying in wait anywhere. But then again, I guess they're allowed. As George Orwell wrote, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
 
2012-06-09 05:09:05 PM  

theorellior: RoyBatty: Regardless, your takeaway from this link's warmist bullshiat is that this proves global warming skeptics are wrong to be skeptical of alarmist positions and create silly strawmen.

No, my takeaway is that this was a silly link with some SF warmists not acting like the Luddite "everyone must live in caves!" strawmen deniers like to make them out to be. And I'm not making any alarmist predictions, I'm just saying that when something happens that makes it obvious that the climate has changed and we might not like the results if it changes further, there will be a large shift in public perception. If the shift in perception involves active geoengineering and mitigation technologies, then sure, deniers will be seen as the Luddites who didn't want to innovate out of the mess we created, sticking their fingers in their ears instead of coming up with new strategies.

I don't think that San Francisco will be underwater in 30 year time, though. That's just dumb.


Okay, well then I do apologize for misreading your comment.

I personally think it's a dumb link if it blames any of this on global warming and occuring by 2072. I also think the site it links to has some pretty awesome graphics of Waterworld II: San Francisco regardless of how impractical it is.
 
2012-06-09 05:42:08 PM  

theorellior: forgotmydamnusername: You can probably find .5% of medical professionals who still think HIV doesn't cause AIDS, too. Does that mean that there's not actually a consensus about that?

Damn skippy. Everyone else is on the payroll of Big AIDS, because that's where the big bucks are, and if you speak out against "virusists" then you're gonna be shut down. Treating AIDS like a virus means billions of dollars of wasted, useless drug therapies and condoms used for no reason, when in reality you just need to have sex standing up. That costs nothing and is much easier to do. Standers have to be extra-vigilant to make sure that virusists don't railroad the public discourse and pull the wool over everyone's eyes. And it seems to me that all those virusists are having a helluva lot of sex even though they believe that the "AIDS virus" could be lying in wait anywhere. But then again, I guess they're allowed. As George Orwell wrote, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."


Actually the best cure for AIDS is to have sex with virgins. My friend from Nigeria told me that that's what people in Africa do and it has like a 90% cure rate. That's why Catholics are so anti-condom there - AIDS wouldn't be cured if people used condoms; they somehow block the virgin healing power.
 
2012-06-09 07:40:36 PM  
I don't understand deniers, why can't the just nut up and say the don't give a fark that world is warming instead of trying to refute the claims.


/doesn't give a fark
 
2012-06-09 07:54:19 PM  

Repo Man: The potential costs of climate change could dwarf those of WW-2; there is no way of knowing beforehand. I always quote Asimov on this - "The purpose of crying doom is to avoid it."


But you must also understand that many thousands of people have been crying doom ever since there have been people. Really, since the beginning of time, people have been crying about the sky falling.

LINK.
 
2012-06-09 07:55:40 PM  

theorellior: HotIgneous Intruder: Utter nonsense.
Humans will adapt as they always have and always will.
Nobody panicked and ran for the hills while the Chesapeake Bay was being formed because it took 12,000 years to form.

*Sigh.* For a guy with a geological-sounding handle, you're such an utter retard when it comes to any of this.


So I'm wrong about the Chesapeake Bay having formed?
Do tell. I'll wait.
 
2012-06-09 08:02:27 PM  
Check it out yourself: Formation of the Chesapeake Bay.
 
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