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2021-08-01 3:11:38 PM  
Maybe future generations of humans will grow gills.

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2021-08-01 3:51:56 PM  
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*twitch*
 
2021-08-01 6:25:21 PM  

Picklehead: Maybe future generations of humans will grow gills.

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I'm okay with that if it means more women will look like Jeanne Tripplehorn.
 
2021-08-01 7:46:36 PM  
"More than twice the normal average summer temperature...:

I am increasingly convinced that journalists know nothing at all. Nothing.
 
2021-08-01 8:09:08 PM  

Picklehead: Maybe future generations of humans will grow gills.

[letsplayadrinkinggame.com image 780x439]


Yeah, but in their necks or in their sides (ala The Deep from The Boys) -- you know, where the actual bronchial/tracheal passageways are.

What the fark are gills behind your ears supposed to do? There's nothing back there that connects the intake of oxygen to your lungs. It's just one in a whole bunch of ludicrously implausible things with this movie.

It is a nice movie though. It's not bad and it didn't bomb, it just went horrendously over budget and didn't have a hope in hell of recuperating its losses.
 
2021-08-01 9:14:41 PM  

southernmanblog: "More than twice the normal average summer temperature...:

I am increasingly convinced that journalists know nothing at all. Nothing.


Many if them don't... It doesn't help that journalism is treated as unnecessary and looked down on as a profession.

That said, Greenland is definitely melting and definitely this is a very bad thing. You can literally see a giant pool of cold water in the north Atlantic on average temperature charts, from Greenland melting.

And there is literally nothing they could say, no matter how correct or how alarming, that will wake up people are trying to sleep through the climate destabilization crisis. The very manifest reality of Greenland melting, which has been covered from many angles by many articles, is not in doubt.
 
2021-08-01 9:26:40 PM  
I'm thinking the best place to live these days and foreseeable future is a place with the following traits:

1: majority of people willing to do what it takes to combat covid
2: close the the ocean (to offset temperature rises)
3: high enough mountains so not getting submerged when sea levels rise
4: technical/western culture, so no descent into dark ages if cut off for awhile
5: enough open space to grow for a few centuries if totally isolated
6: preferably far from nuclear fallout from nuclear powers once war starts
7: isn't covered with deadly animals and insects

I'm feeling pretty good having married a kiwi and moving to nz.
 
2021-08-01 9:39:03 PM  

ISO15693: I'm thinking the best place to live these days and foreseeable future is a place with the following traits:

1: majority of people willing to do what it takes to combat covid
2: close the the ocean (to offset temperature rises)
3: high enough mountains so not getting submerged when sea levels rise
4: technical/western culture, so no descent into dark ages if cut off for awhile
5: enough open space to grow for a few centuries if totally isolated
6: preferably far from nuclear fallout from nuclear powers once war starts
7: isn't covered with deadly animals and insects

I'm feeling pretty good having married a kiwi and moving to nz.


You need abundant wild food sources, wild plants and animals have a wider tolerance range than domesticated varieties, and stable growing seasons will likely be just a memory soon.
 
2021-08-01 9:59:07 PM  

talkertopc: Jeanne Tripplehorn.


Yup, she's a natural beauty!
 
2021-08-01 9:59:14 PM  
Very last paragraph.

But with a relatively cool start to the Greenland summer, with snowfalls and rains, the retreat of the ice sheet so far for 2021 remains within the historical norm, according to Polar Portal.
 
2021-08-01 10:04:38 PM  

Ishkur: Picklehead: Maybe future generations of humans will grow gills.

[letsplayadrinkinggame.com image 780x439]

Yeah, but in their necks or in their sides (ala The Deep from The Boys) -- you know, where the actual bronchial/tracheal passageways are.

What the fark are gills behind your ears supposed to do? There's nothing back there that connects the intake of oxygen to your lungs. It's just one in a whole bunch of ludicrously implausible things with this movie.

It is a nice movie though. It's not bad and it didn't bomb, it just went horrendously over budget and didn't have a hope in hell of recuperating its losses.


I admit I enjoyed "Waterworld". I try to suspend reality when watching science fiction. Unless it's so obviously false then I yell at the screen.

/not in movie houses
//last movie I saw at a theater is "Avatar".
///I'm old
 
2021-08-01 10:07:43 PM  

ISO15693: I'm thinking the best place to live these days and foreseeable future is a place with the following traits:

1: majority of people willing to do what it takes to combat covid
2: close the the ocean (to offset temperature rises)
3: high enough mountains so not getting submerged when sea levels rise
4: technical/western culture, so no descent into dark ages if cut off for awhile
5: enough open space to grow for a few centuries if totally isolated
6: preferably far from nuclear fallout from nuclear powers once war starts
7: isn't covered with deadly animals and insects

I'm feeling pretty good having married a kiwi and moving to nz.


Screw that, I'm moving to Antarctica.
 
2021-08-01 11:35:24 PM  
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2021-08-01 11:38:20 PM  

Ishkur: Picklehead: Maybe future generations of humans will grow gills.

[letsplayadrinkinggame.com image 780x439]

Yeah, but in their necks or in their sides (ala The Deep from The Boys) -- you know, where the actual bronchial/tracheal passageways are.

What the fark are gills behind your ears supposed to do? There's nothing back there that connects the intake of oxygen to your lungs. It's just one in a whole bunch of ludicrously implausible things with this movie.

It is a nice movie though. It's not bad and it didn't bomb, it just went horrendously over budget and didn't have a hope in hell of recuperating its losses.


One of the many things The Boys got right:
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2021-08-01 11:57:28 PM  

Quigley_Wyatt: Ishkur: Picklehead: Maybe future generations of humans will grow gills.

[letsplayadrinkinggame.com image 780x439]

Yeah, but in their necks or in their sides (ala The Deep from The Boys) -- you know, where the actual bronchial/tracheal passageways are.

What the fark are gills behind your ears supposed to do? There's nothing back there that connects the intake of oxygen to your lungs. It's just one in a whole bunch of ludicrously implausible things with this movie.

It is a nice movie though. It's not bad and it didn't bomb, it just went horrendously over budget and didn't have a hope in hell of recuperating its losses.

One of the many things The Boys got right:
[Fark user image image 425x287]


You two know nothing about Eustachian tubes.
 
2021-08-01 11:59:51 PM  

Jeff5: ISO15693: I'm thinking the best place to live these days and foreseeable future is a place with the following traits:

1: majority of people willing to do what it takes to combat covid
2: close the the ocean (to offset temperature rises)
3: high enough mountains so not getting submerged when sea levels rise
4: technical/western culture, so no descent into dark ages if cut off for awhile
5: enough open space to grow for a few centuries if totally isolated
6: preferably far from nuclear fallout from nuclear powers once war starts
7: isn't covered with deadly animals and insects

I'm feeling pretty good having married a kiwi and moving to nz.

You need abundant wild food sources, wild plants and animals have a wider tolerance range than domesticated varieties, and stable growing seasons will likely be just a memory soon.


Pukekos and sheep should last awhile if fish and paua disappear. My wife is half Maori so in theory if cannibalism becomes necessary, she'll have connections and I'll have immunity.

All according to my plan...

(wrings hands sinisterly)
 
2021-08-02 12:29:41 AM  
8 billion tons a day.  That is about 4x the Mississippi river has at its peak from snow melts and rain in the late spring. The Mississippi river catchment is about 1/2 the size of Greenland.
 
2021-08-02 12:38:59 AM  

Ishkur: Picklehead: Maybe future generations of humans will grow gills.

[letsplayadrinkinggame.com image 780x439]

Yeah, but in their necks or in their sides (ala The Deep from The Boys) -- you know, where the actual bronchial/tracheal passageways are.

What the fark are gills behind your ears supposed to do? There's nothing back there that connects the intake of oxygen to your lungs. It's just one in a whole bunch of ludicrously implausible things with this movie.

It is a nice movie though. It's not bad and it didn't bomb, it just went horrendously over budget and didn't have a hope in hell of recuperating its losses.


Why would you want them to connect to your lungs?  They connect to your bloodstream, which makes the carotids a reasonable place to go.  Gills provide the surface area necessary to extract oxygen directly from the water, they effectively are bronchioles/alveoli.  Your lungs don't have nearly enough surface area to do so.

That's what you should have a problem with: gills on the neck wouldn't be anywhere near large enough to provide enough oxygen for something our size.  And they'd also have the same problem that keeps fish from breathing in air, namely that they're so fine and delicate that they collapse in on themselves and can be damaged without water to support them.
 
2021-08-02 12:53:44 AM  
What are you subby, some kind of anti-water shill?
 
2021-08-02 1:10:05 AM  
'The Danish Meteorological Institute reported temperatures of more than 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit), more than twice the normal average summer temperature, in northern Greenland.'

I'm assuming they mean twice the normal in C. Because 10C is not equal to 34F.
 
2021-08-02 1:20:17 AM  
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2021-08-02 1:32:18 AM  

LrdPhoenix: Why would you want them to connect to your lungs? They connect to your bloodstream, which makes the carotids a reasonable place to go. Gills provide the surface area necessary to extract oxygen directly from the water, they effectively are bronchioles/alveoli. Your lungs don't have nearly enough surface area to do so.


The gills are for pushing out water, not taking in. The water is already in the body.

There needs to be a propulsion mechanism for pushing the water through the gills. So you need something connected to your bronchial system to filter the water out that you breathe in through your mouth/nose.

Despite the limitations the best system for our better type would have to be in your neck. In Babylon 5 there is a character who gets surgically augmented with gills in their neck so they could breathe a monoxide atmosphere.

Of course this is all fantasy -- none of these solutions would be adequate for any mammal and we need to suspend disbelief. But a gill system behind the ears would be functionally useless. It wouldn't filter any water at all, much less extract any oxygen.
 
2021-08-02 2:36:58 AM  

ISO15693: I'm thinking the best place to live these days and foreseeable future is a place with the following traits:

1: majority of people willing to do what it takes to combat covid
2: close the the ocean (to offset temperature rises)
3: high enough mountains so not getting submerged when sea levels rise
4: technical/western culture, so no descent into dark ages if cut off for awhile
5: enough open space to grow for a few centuries if totally isolated
6: preferably far from nuclear fallout from nuclear powers once war starts
7: isn't covered with deadly animals and insects

I'm feeling pretty good having married a kiwi and moving to nz.


Enjoy that when the Maori stage their comeback.
 
2021-08-02 3:50:16 AM  
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2021-08-02 4:05:18 AM  
handsome boy modeling school - waterworld
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7zRH​u​Nm738
 
2021-08-02 4:09:13 AM  
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2021-08-02 4:26:07 AM  
And Nerlerit Inaat airport in the northeast of the territory recorded 23.4 degrees on Thursday, the highest recorded there since records began.

It annoys the f*ck out of me when they can't say Celsius or Fahrenheit. For measurements that don't have two possible standards of measurement, I don't get to forego the units, like I don't get to say I have 120 in my home. I still have to say I have 120 Volts. So I wish the arrogant lazy sh*theads would indicate Celsius or Fahrenheit.

/biatching about the thing I can possibly change even though it's trivial in comparison
//we're f*cked when it comes to global warming
///even third slashies won't save us
 
2021-08-02 8:16:34 AM  

wademh: [Fark user image 761x110]
*twitch*


Twice the average temperature? In F, C, or K? They are all different scales with different zero points, twice temperature means nothing unless you are talking in K, which I doubt they are.
 
2021-08-02 12:09:48 PM  
With Canada feeding North and South America, and Russia feeding Asia, Europe will need Greenland's newly opened up land for agriculture. So while it sucks, we need it.
 
2021-08-02 12:45:34 PM  

KungFuJunkie: Very last paragraph.

But with a relatively cool start to the Greenland summer, with snowfalls and rains, the retreat of the ice sheet so far for 2021 remains within the historical norm, according to Polar Portal.


Well that won't get any clicks.
 
2021-08-02 12:48:34 PM  

KB202: With Canada feeding North and South America, and Russia feeding Asia, Europe will need Greenland's newly opened up land for agriculture. So while it sucks, we need it.


feeding them with what? you cant eat trees
 
2021-08-02 4:23:16 PM  

LewDux: [Fark user image image 608x435]


Why is Greenland reversed in that image?
 
2021-08-02 4:24:26 PM  
Well the dates and order of dates I should say.
 
2021-08-02 4:37:15 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: LewDux: [Fark user image image 608x435]

Why is Greenland reversed in that image?


No it isn't
 
2021-08-02 5:09:30 PM  

LewDux: Shakin_Haitian: LewDux: [Fark user image image 608x435]

Why is Greenland reversed in that image?

No it isn't


See the second comment.
 
2021-08-02 5:36:17 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: Well the dates and order of dates I should say.


No they are not. prove me wrong
 
2021-08-02 5:43:43 PM  

LewDux: Shakin_Haitian: Well the dates and order of dates I should say.

No they are not. prove me wrong


Okay. I'm not saying the data is wrong, just that this is weird.

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2021-08-02 6:51:34 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: LewDux: Shakin_Haitian: Well the dates and order of dates I should say.

No they are not. prove me wrong

Okay. I'm not saying the data is wrong, just that this is weird.

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Didn't notice the phantom error bar tops too?
 
2021-08-03 3:07:19 AM  

LrdPhoenix: Shakin_Haitian: LewDux: Shakin_Haitian: Well the dates and order of dates I should say.

No they are not. prove me wrong

Okay. I'm not saying the data is wrong, just that this is weird.

[Fark user image 850x633]

Didn't notice the phantom error bar tops too?


it's just commiefascistliberal propaganda clouding your vision. Wake up sheeple
 
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