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(National Geographic)   What would happen if all the ice melted? If you answered, "My drink would get warm," you should check this out   (ngm.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 85
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2013-09-12 03:51:56 PM  
So... we would be rid of Florida and Washington DC?   And this is a problem how?
 
2013-09-12 03:56:41 PM  
So pretty much anywhere worth living would be underwater.
 
2013-09-12 03:57:11 PM  

RightWingWacko: So... we would be rid of Florida and Washington DC?   And this is a problem how?


It wouldn't happen fast enough; they'd just migrate.
 
2013-09-12 04:02:55 PM  

phlegmmo: RightWingWacko: So... we would be rid of Florida and Washington DC?   And this is a problem how?

It wouldn't happen fast enough; they'd just migrate.


And second choice for retired Floridiots is Arizona. *shudder*
 
2013-09-12 04:04:06 PM  
And I'd still be about 150 miles or so from the ocean.  Not my problem.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-12 04:04:08 PM  
Coastlines would be much more interesting until the new inlets filled with mud.
 
2013-09-12 04:11:45 PM  
These maps never look real or have any impact to me because they still have the original coast lines on, presumably for comparison for people who don't know what the world looks like. Get rid of it, just show us how the world will look without relation to modern coastlines.
 
2013-09-12 04:11:56 PM  
IIRC, I read in some reputable publication that rising oceans would quench volcanic areas, thereby creating immense quantities of ash and steam, which would block out sunlight, causing an ice age.

(All of us are doomed, as individuals as well as a species.)
 
2013-09-12 04:28:51 PM  
we'll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the current 58.

Oh no please no that would be an awful thing say it isn't so what can I do to help if you need be I'll be idling my car in the driveway and stabbing seals in the face.
 
2013-09-12 04:59:11 PM  
More Algore oooga booga is same old Algore ooogabooga
 
2013-09-12 05:00:41 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-12 05:01:38 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: More Algore oooga booga is same old Algore ooogabooga


Drink!!!
 
2013-09-12 05:16:10 PM  
So, in the grand scheme of things, a minor inconvenience. Good to know.
 
2013-09-12 05:20:28 PM  

mediablitz: Lt. Cheese Weasel: More Algore oooga booga is same old Algore ooogabooga

Drink!!!


You have to say it in a nice beat to be effective -- an Algore rhythm, if you will.
 
2013-09-12 05:21:51 PM  

Donnchadha: mediablitz: Lt. Cheese Weasel: More Algore oooga booga is same old Algore ooogabooga

Drink!!!

You have to say it in a nice beat to be effective -- an Algore rhythm, if you will.


*groan*
 
2013-09-12 05:27:44 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: So, in the grand scheme of things, a minor inconvenience. Good to know.


Sure. The valley that grows more food than any other place on earth is now a bay. Just a minor inconvience.
 
2013-09-12 05:28:21 PM  

Donnchadha: mediablitz: Lt. Cheese Weasel: More Algore oooga booga is same old Algore ooogabooga

Drink!!!

You have to say it in a nice beat to be effective -- an Algore rhythm, if you will.


gee. I'm a tree!
 
2013-09-12 05:35:51 PM  
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Because water is wet.
 
2013-09-12 05:40:57 PM  
I'd have shorefront property, so I'm ok with this
 
2013-09-12 05:58:12 PM  
I love how they show so many major American cities...and Pine Bluff Arkansas.
 
2013-09-12 06:02:00 PM  
My Scotch would be warm and that would be bad.
 
2013-09-12 06:11:07 PM  

mediablitz: Contrabulous Flabtraption: So, in the grand scheme of things, a minor inconvenience. Good to know.

Sure. The valley that grows more food than any other place on earth is now a bay. Just a minor inconvience.


Seaweed is good for you.
 
2013-09-12 06:12:58 PM  

mediablitz: Just a minor inconvience.


True.
 
2013-09-12 06:14:58 PM  

Slaxl: These maps never look real or have any impact to me because they still have the original coast lines on, presumably for comparison for people who don't know what the world looks like. Get rid of it, just show us how the world will look without relation to modern coastlines.


The differences in a lot of cases are quite minor - the comparative coastlines are useful to determine these differences.  Plus, it's easier to see approximate altitude changes in terrain.  Is your imagination so bad that you can't look at a thin strip in the comparative region and imagine that there is actually more than a few millimetres of land missing?
 
2013-09-12 06:18:00 PM  
Canada looks remarkably unaffected. In fact would gain a huge area now under ice. So there's that.
 
2013-09-12 06:38:56 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Canada looks remarkably unaffected. In fact would gain a huge area now under ice. So there's that.


Yes, but all those Ice Road Truckers would be out of business.

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2013-09-12 06:49:20 PM  
 
2013-09-12 06:58:57 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x815]

Because water is wet.

mbtimetraveler.files.wordpress.com

annesastronomynews.com

(Also why the whole "V" Aliens-stealing-our-water storyline was silly)
 
2013-09-12 06:59:57 PM  
Never going to happen.  Relax.
 
2013-09-12 07:01:18 PM  

Barfmaker: we'll very likely create an ice-free planet, with an average temperature of perhaps 80 degrees Fahrenheit instead of the current 58.

Oh no please no that would be an awful thing say it isn't so what can I do to help if you need be I'll be idling my car in the driveway and stabbing seals in the face.


I don't think you understand how averages work. With the current global average of 58F, there are places that still reach 140+. Bump the average up to 80, and there are going to be a hell of a lot more places that reach 140+.
 
2013-09-12 07:01:32 PM  

StopLurkListen: Because People in power are Stupid: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x815]

Because water is wet.
[mbtimetraveler.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]

[annesastronomynews.com image 850x637]

(Also why the whole "V" Aliens-stealing-our-water storyline was silly)


If you're jonesing for water, why even bother fetching it out of a gravity well?  Just waddle on over to the Oort cloud and just pluck it from the trees.
 
2013-09-12 07:04:19 PM  
Not sure why fear mongering like this has to happen year after year.  Especially when this was such a cold summer that Arctic ice is in much greater abundance than usual (and Antarctic ice has been growing for years).
 
2013-09-12 07:11:22 PM  

Slaxl: These maps never look real or have any impact to me because they still have the original coast lines on, presumably for comparison for people who don't know what the world looks like. Get rid of it, just show us how the world will look without relation to modern coastlines.


http://flood.firetree.net/ - this one does a little better because the overlay of water is so dark. Also, zoomable and interactive.

Not perfect (it just does it based off elevation data, not connection to a water source. So, for example, Death Valley NP is underwater at 1m.
 
2013-09-12 07:14:01 PM  
Welcome to the desert of the  REEF

i651.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-12 07:15:13 PM  
almost no change whatsoever for our coastline.
 
2013-09-12 07:16:10 PM  

06Wahoo: Not sure why fear mongering like this has to happen year after year.  Especially when this was such a cold summer that Arctic ice is in much greater abundance than usual (and Antarctic ice has been growing for years).


Nope.  Try again
 
2013-09-12 07:17:10 PM  
Map is awful.. No change on the West Coast...
 
2013-09-12 07:17:30 PM  

06Wahoo: Not sure why fear mongering like this has to happen year after year.  Especially when this was such a cold summer that Arctic ice is in much greater abundance than usual


Nope. The arctic ice extent is larger than it was last year, but it's still well below the 30-year average.The site's down today but normally there are lots of pretty charts at http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
 
2013-09-12 07:21:44 PM  
Those pinko-commie bastards at Forbes disagree with you too 06Wahoo.  Now kindly adapt your view, or fark off.
 
2013-09-12 07:24:41 PM  
Gonna be some great new scuba diving sites.
 
2013-09-12 07:26:18 PM  

Jragghen: http://flood.firetree.net/ - this one does a little better because the overlay of water is so dark. Also, zoomable and interactive.

Not perfect (it just does it based off elevation data, not connection to a water source. So, for example, Death Valley NP is underwater at 1m.


in that map the mamiximum sea rise is 60m (196.85 feet). NatGeo says if all the ice melts the rise will be 216 feet (65.8m). Where does NatGeo get their figures from?
 
2013-09-12 07:28:18 PM  

doyner: I love how they show so many major American cities...and Pine Bluff Arkansas.


We-ell, Pine Bluff might become the primary port on the Mississippi/new Gulf of Mexico.
 
2013-09-12 07:32:28 PM  
Will this stop my boss from holding conference calls on her speakerphone with her office door open, in a voice eerily similar to my mother's? Because if it will, then I'm all for it.
 
2013-09-12 07:36:22 PM  
Arguing with climate change zealots is impossible. Hotter than normal? Global warming! Colder than normal? Global warming! Glaciers getting bigger? Global warming! Ozone hole goes away? Global warming! Falsified Data? Global warming! OK can you explain how_______ is a symptom of global warming? *crickets* WellI heard on NPR... blah farkity blah... evil corporations... petroleum... Gaia... Earth Mother kumba-farking-ya.
 
2013-09-12 07:46:57 PM  

LesserEvil: Flint Ironstag: Canada looks remarkably unaffected. In fact would gain a huge area now under ice. So there's that.

Yes, but all those Ice Road Truckers would be out of business.

[img2u.info image 450x300]


No, they'd just be truckers.
 
2013-09-12 07:49:03 PM  
Jindal's sand bars will save us here in Louisiana.
 
2013-09-12 07:49:39 PM  

headakl: Gonna be some great new scuba diving sites.




Doubtful, unless you like swimming in mangroves and marshes.
Alot of that ice is already floating in water or depressing land features. Once the weight is off we're looking at inches rather than feet.

/I wonder how much of that water will turn into vapor with the increased temperatures.
/if Gaia theory is anywhere near accurate, the increase in green space should absorb alot of carbon and water in itself.
 
2013-09-12 08:01:17 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'd have shorefront property, so I'm ok with this


Came here to say the same thing...
 
2013-09-12 08:01:38 PM  
This is unpossible!   My Sunday Schoolteacher said that water once covered all the land for like a long time. There must be more water somewhere!
 
2013-09-12 08:17:55 PM  

redsquid: Arguing with climate change zealots is impossible. Hotter than normal? Global warming! Colder than normal? Global warming! Glaciers getting bigger? Global warming! Ozone hole goes away? Global warming! Falsified Data? Global warming! OK can you explain how_______ is a symptom of global warming? *crickets* WellI heard on NPR... blah farkity blah... evil corporations... petroleum... Gaia... Earth Mother kumba-farking-ya.


The health services Obamacare will get you should fix that stroke right up.
 
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