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(Daily Mail)   Here's what America would look like if melting polar ice raised sea levels by just 12 feet. Hope tens of millions of you own a good pair of water wings   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 222
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2014-05-15 08:38:22 AM  
The apocalyptic loons have been saying this for years. They didn't call it global warming or polar ice caps melting, but damn if they don't already have maps:

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2014-05-15 08:47:56 AM  
What will people ever be able to do?
 
2014-05-15 08:48:56 AM  
img.fark.net
/stupid unfetchable url
 
2014-05-15 08:52:19 AM  
You mean I'm getting beachfront property without blowing anything up? Huh.

www.nerdcoremovement.com
 
2014-05-15 09:07:07 AM  
How does this affect Mexico?
 
2014-05-15 09:08:13 AM  
Just 12 feet? That's it? Just 12. Not like it's 100 or anything. A measly 12 feet.
 
2014-05-15 09:10:26 AM  
Good thing he edited out the marina in the San Francisco photo, we all know they do so poorly in water.
 
2014-05-15 09:10:42 AM  
"Just" 12 feet?  I've seen a bunch of different numbers tossed around, but I don't think a complete melt raises sea level more than that.
 
2014-05-15 09:11:42 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Just 12 feet? That's it? Just 12. Not like it's 100 or anything. A measly 12 feet.


This is surely a call to action.
 
2014-05-15 09:12:07 AM  
I love doom forecasting, it is a lot like the plot line in a B slasher flick.
 
2014-05-15 09:12:08 AM  
Because those things will still be there in a few hundred years, right?
 
2014-05-15 09:12:17 AM  
Here's what my uncle would look like if he was my aunt:

(imagine a guy with no penis)
 
2014-05-15 09:12:32 AM  
[I'm_ok_with_this.jpg]
 
2014-05-15 09:13:06 AM  

Langston: The apocalyptic loons have been saying this for years. They didn't call it global warming or polar ice caps melting, but damn if they don't already have maps:

[img.fark.net image 300x174]

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[img.fark.net image 300x233]

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Quick question, no snark- how can the subsumation of the entire Olympic peninsula be justified when Lake Washington sits 16 feet above sea level, and much of the land around the lake sharply elevates away from it? My grandparents have a house out there and its foundation sits easily 50 vertical feet above the water. Same question goes for the hillier slightly inland areas of California.
 
2014-05-15 09:13:10 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Just 12 feet? That's it? Just 12. Not like it's 100 or anything. A measly 12 feet.


That's what I was wondering.  What is the max increase from all ice melting.  I was thinking it was 4-8" but don't really know.
 
2014-05-15 09:13:22 AM  
I don't think those tress will stay green for long.
 
2014-05-15 09:13:49 AM  
So it would look like Cologne which has a "hundred" years flood every few years?

https://www.google.de/search?q=köln+flut

^just click on images.

What can we do against the flood? Well, we can build removable walls. Let's build them exactly to the height of the last flood. Brilliant idea until the next one comes along and goes a few centimeters higher (which is what happened)
 
2014-05-15 09:14:35 AM  

TheGogmagog: I was thinking it was 4-8" but don't really know.


Much like the EXTENT of the impact of global warming/cimate change fostered by man (which undeniably is occurring), I'm not sure anyone does, exactly.
 
2014-05-15 09:15:07 AM  
I think I'm far enough inland, but not sure.  I'm about 10 miles west of the new Capital Mall Waterpark.  I'll start looking for cheap property further inland just in case.  I've always wanted more land.  Raise a few animals, get a couple more dogs, fruit trees...
 
2014-05-15 09:15:46 AM  
The Dutch have already given us a solution... Problem solved...
 
2014-05-15 09:16:29 AM  
They'll spend billions building dykes. Giant megalithic structures that when observed in the future, they'll say how the hell did they build those things.
 
2014-05-15 09:16:41 AM  

TheGogmagog: Nadie_AZ: Just 12 feet? That's it? Just 12. Not like it's 100 or anything. A measly 12 feet.

That's what I was wondering.  What is the max increase from all ice melting.  I was thinking it was 4-8" but don't really know.


I think the latest prediction is 13" by 2050.
 
2014-05-15 09:17:10 AM  

grinding_journalist: Quick question, no snark- how can the subsumation of the entire Olympic peninsula be justified when Lake Washington sits 16 feet above sea level, and much of the land around the lake sharply elevates away from it? My grandparents have a house out there and its foundation sits easily 50 vertical feet above the water. Same question goes for the hillier slightly inland areas of California.


Because DOOM!  and also GLOOM!
 
2014-05-15 09:17:15 AM  
From TFA:

'Although such extreme sea level rise is only likely to occur after several centuries of global warming, these startling images should help U.S politicians and the public to understand the scale of the risks created by climate change.'

So it isn't going to happen, but we are going to try to scare you with it.
 
2014-05-15 09:17:23 AM  

Andy Andy: "Just" 12 feet?  I've seen a bunch of different numbers tossed around, but I don't think a complete melt raises sea level more than that.


THIS.

Honestly, this kind of alarmist bullshiat does way more to hurt the cause of fighting global warming than it does to help.  Here's a handy chart estimating water change from the IPCC:

www.ipcc.ch

You'll notice at the high end, the IPCC estimates an increase of a half a meter by 2100.  That's about a food and a half, or roughly 1/10th of the "just 12 feet".

The thing that really pisses me off about this is that you come out with this idiotic, chicken little "The Sky is Falling" bullshiat and you ruin credibility.  Look, climate change is a real thing with real costs and real problems.  Drastically overstating them just makes people think that it's all bullshiat.
 
2014-05-15 09:17:31 AM  
Break out the gondolas.

/I think I'll stay where I'm at.
 
2014-05-15 09:17:37 AM  
Did they actually use a program that predicted coastal erosion or did they just pick some arbitrary point and slant the landscapes?
 
2014-05-15 09:17:57 AM  

Ecobuckeye: TheGogmagog: Nadie_AZ: Just 12 feet? That's it? Just 12. Not like it's 100 or anything. A measly 12 feet.

That's what I was wondering.  What is the max increase from all ice melting.  I was thinking it was 4-8" but don't really know.

I think the latest prediction is 13" by 2050.


Oh, and 13' by 2200. So you got some time.
 
2014-05-15 09:17:58 AM  
So some dude with some photoshop skills makes some pics about "flooding" and the daily fail touts it as a global warming piece?

And i've been to venice beach before... 12 feet would put the water line above those storefronts...

Which when i was there, each "block" of stores had at least 1 tattoo parlor, 1 food joint, 1 "foreign culture" shop, 1 head shop, and 1 kush doctor.

12 feet of water would be a good first step in cleaning up the patchouli drenched hippies and stoners with signs pretending to be homeless people...
 
2014-05-15 09:18:06 AM  
Also, now I'll have beach access!  Yay!
 
2014-05-15 09:18:14 AM  
Those buildings look really good for being several hundred years old.
 
2014-05-15 09:18:41 AM  
God : Noah?
Noah: What?
God: How long can you tread water, ha ha ha ha ha ha


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bputeFGXEjA
 
2014-05-15 09:19:00 AM  

Deep Contact: They'll spend billions building dykes. Giant megalithic structures that when observed in the future, they'll say how the hell did they build those things.


San Francisco should be fine. We have thousands of them.
 
2014-05-15 09:19:50 AM  

CeroX: 12 feet of water would be a good first step in cleaning up the patchouli drenched hippies and stoners with signs pretending to be homeless people...


*snert*

/and also THIS
 
2014-05-15 09:19:50 AM  
Coastal People Problems
 
2014-05-15 09:20:34 AM  

CeroX: 12 feet of water would be a good first step in cleaning up the patchouli drenched hippies and stoners with signs pretending to be homeless people...


Oh, you've been to church street in Vermont?
 
2014-05-15 09:21:00 AM  
On the good side, Miami would be underwater. Hopefully the inhabitants of that area will go up the east coast and not into the FL Heartland, which, as we all know, is totally vicious redneck territory and very inhospitable to starving refugees.

youhavebeenwarned.jpg
 
2014-05-15 09:21:07 AM  

Deep Contact: They'll spend billions building dykes. Giant megalithic structures that when observed in the future, they'll say how the hell did they build those things.


And, like the pyramids, they will just assume we used slave labor.
 
2014-05-15 09:22:36 AM  
I wouldn't mind seeing Washington DC under water.
 
2014-05-15 09:23:13 AM  

cgraves67: Deep Contact: They'll spend billions building dykes. Giant megalithic structures that when observed in the future, they'll say how the hell did they build those things.

And, like the pyramids, they will just assume we used slave labor.


As long as they use 100% organic free trade slave labor, then it's all good.
 
2014-05-15 09:23:43 AM  
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - H.L. Mencken

Terrorists!
Global Climate Warming Change Disruption!
War on Drugs!
Frankenfoods!
Health Care!
School Shootings!
Missing Airliners!
Budget Deficits!

Stay afraid, citizens. Don't burden yourself by thinking. Mommy and Daddy government will protect you. We've taken care of everything.
 
2014-05-15 09:24:18 AM  

cgraves67: Deep Contact: They'll spend billions building dykes. Giant megalithic structures that when observed in the future, they'll say how the hell did they build those things.

And, like the pyramids, they will just assume we used slave labor.


Fun fact: the first guy to come up with the "they must have used slave labor" thing wrote about 2,500 years ago.
 
2014-05-15 09:25:14 AM  

Langston: The apocalyptic loons have been saying this for years. They didn't call it global warming or polar ice caps melting, but damn if they don't already have maps:

[img.fark.net image 300x174]

[img.fark.net image 300x184]

[img.fark.net image 300x233]

[img.fark.net image 300x215]


No one is saying the end of humanity is imminent. What they are saying though is that the earth will notably change in a relatively short amount of time. That's not loony, or unsubstantiated.
 
2014-05-15 09:25:59 AM  

Braggi: I wouldn't mind seeing Washington DC under water.


Yeah.  DC?  LA? Miami?

Is there a downside to this?
 
2014-05-15 09:26:04 AM  
 Global Warming/Climate Change/Melting Ice Caps can only be a good thing if it gets rid of New Jersey
 
2014-05-15 09:26:44 AM  

grinding_journalist: Quick question, no snark- how can the subsumation of the entire Olympic peninsula be justified when Lake Washington sits 16 feet above sea level, and much of the land around the lake sharply elevates away from it? My grandparents have a house out there and its foundation sits easily 50 vertical feet above the water. Same question goes for the hillier slightly inland areas of California.


Honest answer--beats me. I just remember seeing maps like these flying around in the late 1990s and I was actually mildly interested that a lot of them seemed to correlate. I pulled these from a Google image search, but to the best of my memory some of the people who made the maps said they got them in visions and whatnot. Apocalyptic visions in general are pretty interesting to me, this is one of the few where there were graphics.
 
2014-05-15 09:27:14 AM  
Why would it rise 12 feet? Where's all that extra mass coming from?

When I leave a glass full of ice out all day, it doesn't melt and spill all over the counter.
 
2014-05-15 09:27:31 AM  

Langston: The apocalyptic loons have been saying this for years. They didn't call it global warming or polar ice caps melting, but damn if they don't already have maps:

[img.fark.net image 300x174]

[img.fark.net image 300x184]

[img.fark.net image 300x233]

[img.fark.net image 300x215]


No big deal as I don't live in any of those places and to be honest the loss of place like Harvard and Louisiana would not really be any loss at all.

If Yellowstone is submerged does that mean we can quit worrying about the super volcano?
 
2014-05-15 09:27:52 AM  

Arcturus72: The Dutch have already given us a solution... Problem solved...


Windmills?  Windmills don't work that way.
 
2014-05-15 09:28:19 AM  
this is flawed without taking into account the depression of the ocean floor by the increase in weight of the oceans
 
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