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(Twitter)   Collapsing Antarctic glaciers could raise global sea levels 2-10 feet any time in the next three years, leaving Lex Luthor Inc as owner of most of the world's new beachfront property   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-12-15 9:08:59 PM  
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2021-12-15 10:10:52 PM  
I think somebody's bad at math. The oceans are very, very large. It would take a huge amount of ice to raise them two inches, let alone two feet.
 
2021-12-15 10:37:45 PM  

bingethinker: I think somebody's bad at math. The oceans are very, very large. It would take a huge amount of ice to raise them two inches, let alone two feet.


The Thwaites Glacier has a volume of 483,000 km^3 which is indeed a huge amount of ice. A baker's shiatload of ice even. Enough to raise the sea level 2 feet. Can that much ice fall into the ocean in 3-5 years? Seems unlikely.
 
2021-12-15 11:36:05 PM  
Stop scaring me like that.
 
2021-12-15 11:38:48 PM  
  I want realistic scientific info not scare stories. They do no good.   Having said that, i keep reading that the models on the Colorado River have been way too conservative. And those are the worst case scenarios. So maybe?
 
2021-12-15 11:49:12 PM  

a far candle: The Thwaites Glacier has a volume of 483,000 km^3 which is indeed a huge amount of ice. A baker's shiatload of ice even. Enough to raise the sea level 2 feet. Can that much ice fall into the ocean in 3-5 years? Seems unlikely.


The tsunamis created by that much ice getting into the ocean in that amount of time would make the sea level rise look like a minor problem mostly because there wouldn't be anything left near the beach to worry about.
 
2021-12-16 6:55:53 AM  
TFA is high, and I'm movin on
 
2021-12-16 6:56:24 AM  
Welcome to the exponential change part of this lesson my dudes. Too bad your puny human brains can't comprehend it
 
2021-12-16 7:03:22 AM  
Ten feet of sea level rise doesn't scare me, Florida man's diaspora scares me.
 
2021-12-16 7:15:18 AM  
Buh bye, Florida.  Nothing of value will be lost.
 
2021-12-16 7:40:39 AM  
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2021-12-16 9:33:37 AM  
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2021-12-16 9:35:12 AM  

EvilEgg: Ten feet of sea level rise doesn't scare me, Florida man's diaspora scares me.


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2021-12-16 9:36:05 AM  
Climate change is real, and arctic thaw is happening. That said, I'd believe this report more if it was in the form of an actual peer-reviewed study, not an alarmist video made by an alarmist-video site.
 
2021-12-16 9:37:06 AM  
And people are freaking out about the weather we're getting now...
 
2021-12-16 9:37:08 AM  

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It's a tiny place.

/I'd move there.
 
2021-12-16 9:37:23 AM  
I'm going to call my state representative and demand they take action to keep Florida man from migrating north.
 
2021-12-16 9:37:41 AM  
You keep being you, 2021!
I heard your younger sister 2022 is going to try to top your sh*t.
 
2021-12-16 9:38:09 AM  
See, the denialists were right. It's too late to do anything.

/Future generations will not judge us kindly
//I mean, if there's still a civilization and records to show what we did, and didn't do.
 
2021-12-16 9:39:01 AM  

ifky: I'm going to call my state representative and demand they take action to keep Florida man from migrating north.


BUILD THAT WALL!
 
2021-12-16 9:39:07 AM  

a far candle: bingethinker: I think somebody's bad at math. The oceans are very, very large. It would take a huge amount of ice to raise them two inches, let alone two feet.

The Thwaites Glacier has a volume of 483,000 km^3 which is indeed a huge amount of ice. A baker's shiatload of ice even. Enough to raise the sea level 2 feet. Can that much ice fall into the ocean in 3-5 years? Seems unlikely.


My guess is the front lip is anchored on a shoal, & when it's knocked back off it's shoal, the bay portion breaks up immediately & the glacier will then spill freely into the bay at a rate of 2-3 inches per year.
 
2021-12-16 9:39:25 AM  

bingethinker: I think somebody's bad at math. The oceans are very, very large. It would take a huge amount of ice to raise them two inches, let alone two feet.


hmmm...let's see...Scientists say there's enough ice melting to cause problems.  Random internet farkwit has "done his research" on the internet and has different opinions....who to believe...who to believe...
 
2021-12-16 9:40:21 AM  

Grumpy Cat: Stop scaring me like that.



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/seems obvious
 
2021-12-16 9:40:40 AM  
2 to 10 feet, that's a large range. are we talking Bay of Fundy tides?
 
2021-12-16 9:40:51 AM  
So my Canadian fish wife can move closer. Sweet.
 
2021-12-16 9:40:55 AM  
When no one was looking, Lex Luthor made the sea level rise twenty fourinches.
He raised it 24 inches. That's as many as 2 feet.
And that's terrible.
 
2021-12-16 9:42:34 AM  
Some people say they'll never need math after school. Then they prove it by writing articles for the internets.
 
2021-12-16 9:42:38 AM  
Climate change is real, we are actively killing the planet, and we are proving it every year with more and more unpredictable weather.

This however seems a little fanfiction to me. I'm skeptical at best the end result would be 10' of ocean rise.
 
2021-12-16 9:42:43 AM  
"Climate change is real and pollution levels keep rising. How can we get everyone on board with new green initiatives to help save the planet?"

"What if we pumped out a bunch of alarmist videos telling everyone it's already too late and there's no point in trying anymore?"

"Sounds totally counterproductive to our goals, but I do like being an alarmist! Let's go for it!"
 
2021-12-16 9:43:42 AM  

Corn_Fed: Climate change is real, and arctic thaw is happening. That said, I'd believe this report more if it was in the form of an actual peer-reviewed study, not an alarmist video made by an alarmist-video site.


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https://cires.colorado.edu/news/threat-thwaites-retreat-antarctica%E2%80%99s-riskiest-glacier

You mean like this?
 
2021-12-16 9:44:09 AM  

hissatsu: See, the denialists were right. It's too late to do anything.

/Future generations will not judge us kindly
//I mean, if there's still a civilization and records to show what we did, and didn't do.


Humanity will survive. Society won't.
 
2021-12-16 9:45:00 AM  
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Everything is bad and will only get worse.
 
2021-12-16 9:45:58 AM  

thealgorerhythm: Corn_Fed: Climate change is real, and arctic thaw is happening. That said, I'd believe this report more if it was in the form of an actual peer-reviewed study, not an alarmist video made by an alarmist-video site.

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https://cires.colorado.edu/news/threat-thwaites-retreat-antarctica%E2%80%99s-riskiest-glacier

You mean like this?


Oh, come on, you can use facts to prove anything!
 
2021-12-16 9:47:39 AM  

hissatsu: See, the denialists were right. It's too late to do anything.

/Future generations will not judge us kindly
//I mean, if there's still a civilization and records to show what we did, and didn't do.


A huge portion of earth was covered in ice where did it go? The planet heats and cools we're speeding up the heating but it isn't like the planet was going to ever be stuck in some climate stasis forever. Humans will adapt like we've always adapted it isn't going to be the end of the species.
 
2021-12-16 9:48:47 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: hissatsu: See, the denialists were right. It's too late to do anything.

/Future generations will not judge us kindly
//I mean, if there's still a civilization and records to show what we did, and didn't do.

Humanity will survive. Society won't.


Humans are social animals. If we survive, so will society. It just won't be the same society we're currently used to.

It'll be more Waterworldly, with lots of jetskiing and plentiful cigarettes.
 
2021-12-16 9:49:33 AM  

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Otisburg?!
 
2021-12-16 9:51:34 AM  

thealgorerhythm: Corn_Fed: Climate change is real, and arctic thaw is happening. That said, I'd believe this report more if it was in the form of an actual peer-reviewed study, not an alarmist video made by an alarmist-video site.

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https://cires.colorado.edu/news/threat-thwaites-retreat-antarctica%E2%80%99s-riskiest-glacier

You mean like this?


The better question is, why wasn't that used as the original link, instead of an alarmist video?
 
2021-12-16 9:52:13 AM  

Corn_Fed: Climate change is real, and arctic thaw is happening. That said, I'd believe this report more if it was in the form of an actual peer-reviewed study, not an alarmist video made by an alarmist-video site.


This news comes from the International Twaites Glacier Collaboration which is an international team of scientists funded by the US and UK governments. The report that came out isn't alarmist, it's factual research. 100's of media sites have been covering this since the report came out, but for some reason Fark decided to link to the shadiest, worst, fear-mongering, site they could find. Here's a much better one...

https://cires.colorado.edu/news/threat-thwaites-retreat-antarctica%E2%80%99s-riskiest-glacier
 
2021-12-16 9:54:56 AM  

RTOGUY: hissatsu: See, the denialists were right. It's too late to do anything.

/Future generations will not judge us kindly
//I mean, if there's still a civilization and records to show what we did, and didn't do.

A huge portion of earth was covered in ice where did it go? The planet heats and cools we're speeding up the heating but it isn't like the planet was going to ever be stuck in some climate stasis forever. Humans will adapt like we've always adapted it isn't going to be the end of the species.


Except ice age transitions in the past took thousands of years. We accomplished a new environmental epoch and may melt all polar ice within the span of a single human lifetime.

The living may envy the dead.
 
2021-12-16 9:54:58 AM  

DON.MAC: The tsunamis created by that much ice getting into the ocean in that amount of time would make the sea level rise look like a minor problem mostly because there wouldn't be anything left near the beach to worry about.


You're not going to get a tsunami from a multi-year melting event.
 
2021-12-16 9:55:06 AM  
A lot of beach homes and condos are going to be involuntarily turned into artificial reefs. My only hope is that the pig farkers running this train off the cliff get soaked hard enough to have to eat ramen for awhile.
 
2021-12-16 9:55:43 AM  

Corn_Fed: thealgorerhythm: Corn_Fed: Climate change is real, and arctic thaw is happening. That said, I'd believe this report more if it was in the form of an actual peer-reviewed study, not an alarmist video made by an alarmist-video site.

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https://cires.colorado.edu/news/threat-thwaites-retreat-antarctica%E2%80%99s-riskiest-glacier

You mean like this?

The better question is, why wasn't that used as the original link, instead of an alarmist video?


Because I submitted it and you didn't. 😭😭😭
 
2021-12-16 9:56:38 AM  
The sea level rise isn't the problem, it's the billion people heading inland. Remember when just a million people fled to Europe to escape the Syrian civil war? Multiply that times F**ked.
 
2021-12-16 10:02:45 AM  
Let me know when the guy who owns this pulls up stakes......then I'll become concerned......maybe.

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2021-12-16 10:02:48 AM  

HypnozombieX: A lot of beach homes and condos are going to be involuntarily turned into artificial reefs. My only hope is that the pig farkers running this train off the cliff get soaked hard enough to have to eat ramen for awhile.


Rich people will simply move. It's the poor who will truly be farked.
 
2021-12-16 10:03:08 AM  

HypnozombieX: A lot of beach homes and condos are going to be involuntarily turned into artificial reefs. My only hope is that the pig farkers running this train off the cliff get soaked hard enough to have to eat ramen for awhile.


Nah. Ben Shapiro already said if the sea levels rise they can just sell off the property. Think of all that newly created weath from the beachfront property bringing the riches of the merpeople.
 
2021-12-16 10:03:37 AM  
I'm currently about 15 miles inland.  I wonder if that means my house is about to have ocean views in a good way or a bad way?
 
2021-12-16 10:04:12 AM  
I'd like a place in Tessmacher Peaks.
 
2021-12-16 10:04:31 AM  

thealgorerhythm: RTOGUY: hissatsu: See, the denialists were right. It's too late to do anything.

/Future generations will not judge us kindly
//I mean, if there's still a civilization and records to show what we did, and didn't do.

A huge portion of earth was covered in ice where did it go? The planet heats and cools we're speeding up the heating but it isn't like the planet was going to ever be stuck in some climate stasis forever. Humans will adapt like we've always adapted it isn't going to be the end of the species.

Except ice age transitions in the past took thousands of years. We accomplished a new environmental epoch and may melt all polar ice within the span of a single human lifetime.

The living may envy the dead.


We can work on mitigation measures right now if anybody had the will to do it. That's how I know that nobody is taking this seriously. You'll get vague promises to cut emissions back to 1990 levels but few governments are spending the money on seawalls.
 
2021-12-16 10:05:05 AM  

LL316: I'm currently about 15 miles inland.  I wonder if that means my house is about to have ocean views in a good way or a bad way?


What's your elevation AMSL? California miles are preferable to Florida miles.
 
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