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(Guardian)   The Guardian begins to shape the narrative in a lead up to war with our greatest enemy: the oceans. I mean, come on -- THEY'VE GOT US SURROUNDED   (theguardian.com) divider line 27
    More: Unlikely, coastal flooding, radiation damages, thai people, oceans, floods  
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2013-09-09 09:27:59 AM
Caligula approves.
 
2013-09-09 09:41:12 AM
Atlantis didn't think they were a threat either.
 
2013-09-09 09:45:45 AM
King Canute does not approve.
 
2013-09-09 11:00:22 AM
We should deploy chemical weapons and nets of mass destruction!
 
2013-09-09 11:00:46 AM
And they're coming right at us!
 
2013-09-09 11:01:32 AM
Tides of War
 
2013-09-09 11:06:56 AM
In my 7th grade Science class the teacher asked, "What percentage of the world is covered in water?"

She called on Derrick. "Derrick, what percentage of the Earth do you think is covered in water?"

"100%", he replied.

Its funny what you remember some 25 years later ...
 
2013-09-09 11:07:11 AM
It's not just rising sea levels that are a concern.

Disruption of natural ocean chemical cycles. Link

Increased ocean acidification. Link
 
2013-09-09 11:07:47 AM
I just grabbed the cordless drill and went to town drilling 3/8" drainage holes in the ground all around my property when I first bought it.

If everyone else were as prepared as I am, this wouldn't be an issue.
 
2013-09-09 11:08:08 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: It's not just rising sea levels that are a concern.

Disruption of natural ocean chemical cycles. Link

Increased ocean acidification. Link


Increased acidification? That's good for the Phish, right?
 
2013-09-09 11:10:36 AM
'Nature Climate Change' probably doesn't have a vested interest in climate change.
 
2013-09-09 11:14:52 AM
Why don't we have massive desalination plants? With enough of them; we'd never have to worry about rising water.

/ And we could launch the excess salt into the sun.
 
2013-09-09 11:17:13 AM

iheartscotch: Why don't we have massive desalination plants? With enough of them; we'd never have to worry about rising water.

/ And we could launch the excess salt into the sun.


Two words: energy cost

All known ways of massive desalination consume vast amount of energy. People would rather use that energy for other things so long as water still flows from their taps.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-09 11:21:09 AM
It's very ironic that we put the worst things into the very thing that is impossible to live without.
Our race of man cannot survive without a productive and liveable oceanic system.
We would all be deader than Paris Hiltons' virginity.
 
2013-09-09 11:21:54 AM
Lets all hope that the possibility of 2050 being the year is wrong, lets all hope that it is MUCH MUCH SOONER!
 
2013-09-09 11:22:30 AM
This thread again.jpg
 
2013-09-09 11:23:49 AM
There's a complicated and very expensive way to fight back: land reclamation, aka how Hong Kong finds land to build upon.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-09 11:25:19 AM
TFA says part of the problem is "population growth".  No, that part of the problem is due to population growth on beaches and lowlands.  Why do people still move/build in those places despite near constant warnings from climate activists (not to mention 20 thousand year history of sea level rise)?  Well, stupid is one reason, but government subsidized flood insurance gives it a boost.
 
2013-09-09 11:37:48 AM

Prophet of Loss: In my 7th grade Science class the teacher asked, "What percentage of the world is covered in water?"

She called on Derrick. "Derrick, what percentage of the Earth do you think is covered in water?"

"100%", he replied.

Its funny what you remember some 25 years later ...


He's right, but it's a very thick layer of varying but extremely low density.
 
2013-09-09 11:41:01 AM

MikeBoomshadow: Prophet of Loss: In my 7th grade Science class the teacher asked, "What percentage of the world is covered in water?"

She called on Derrick. "Derrick, what percentage of the Earth do you think is covered in water?"

"100%", he replied.

Its funny what you remember some 25 years later ...

He's right, but it's a very thick layer of varying but extremely low density.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-09 11:59:04 AM

Gleeman: This thread again.jpg


Expect more of the same leading up to the release of AR5.
 
2013-09-09 11:59:18 AM

RedPhoenix122: Atlantis didn't think they were a threat either.


Being an intergalactic spacecraft helps a lot with flooding.
 
2013-09-09 12:27:10 PM
Interesting abbreviation, this:
$1tn
 
2013-09-09 12:28:47 PM
Wanted for Questioning:

fandomania.com
 
2013-09-09 12:55:24 PM

hoyt clagwell: Interesting abbreviation, this:
$1tn


Yea, would it kill them to put the "i" in tin? One tin piece.
 
2013-09-09 01:03:03 PM

neversubmit: hoyt clagwell: Interesting abbreviation, this:
$1tn

Yea, would it kill them to put the "i" in tin? One tin piece.


Symbol for tin is "Sn".  "tn" must be the symbol for the undiscovered element "tennesseeium".  They cain't afford no capitol letterz in tennessee.
 
2013-09-09 09:53:10 PM
Someone was dying to use ONE TRILLION DOLLARS in a headline somewhere.

Maybe we can fast forward another 1000 years and how much will damages be estimated at then?
 
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