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(Vox)   Or we could just evacuate the entire state permanently, which would solve a lot of other problems as well   (vox.com) divider line
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1174 clicks; posted to STEM » on 02 Oct 2022 at 9:45 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-02 11:51:02 AM  
6 votes:

ClavellBCMI: jerryskid: They would just go someplace else and vote for someone to destroy America from there. There is no value to anyone in floriduh. They are an absolute negative resource and drain on humanity.

Agreed. Keep them in Flooriduh, so they don't go poisoning the rest of the country any more than they already do.


I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume neither of you graduated middle school.
 
2022-10-02 10:10:50 AM  
3 votes:
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2022-10-02 9:56:38 AM  
2 votes:

WickerNipple: edmo: Ok. Who is adopting all these Problem people?

Everyone at the table turns and looks at Idaho.


Idaho?  No.  Youdaho!
 
2022-10-02 10:57:12 AM  
2 votes:
They would just go someplace else and vote for someone to destroy America from there. There is no value to anyone in floriduh. They are an absolute negative resource and drain on humanity.
 
2022-10-02 11:40:40 AM  
2 votes:
But "earth isn't overpopulated" 🙄
 
2022-10-02 6:58:34 AM  
1 vote:
anything to keep the oil burning
 
2022-10-02 7:17:45 AM  
1 vote:
reefs

Yeah those might be gone soon too. Reefs are essentially limestone, and limestone dissolves in acidic pH, and as the oceans absorb more of the CO2 we're pumping out (a huge amount goes there instead of the atmosphere, which is why we're not already baking), the oceans get more acidic, which means, physically, fewer and fewer reefs.  Even assuming we can replace them with heat-resistant corals and grow enough quickly.
 
2022-10-02 8:58:01 AM  
1 vote:

edmo: Ok. Who is adopting all these Problem people?


Everyone at the table turns and looks at Idaho.
 
2022-10-02 10:01:18 AM  
1 vote:
Or, we could try *more* thoughts and prayers...lets try that...it costs nothing, solves nothing, and requires no effort, but looks good on the cameras.

Thoughts and prayers, it's the American way!
 
2022-10-02 10:42:50 AM  
1 vote:
I was planning on moving out of Florida before Ian, but this cemented my decision.

My list of states to move to  is just crossing off the bright red ones and seeing what's left
 
2022-10-02 10:50:07 AM  
1 vote:
Climate change is helping cylons intensify faster, produc... Wait, what?

Stupid brain.
 
2022-10-02 11:18:24 AM  
1 vote:

AlphaG33k: Or, we could try *more* thoughts and prayers...lets try that...it costs nothing, solves nothing, and requires no effort, but looks good on the cameras.

Thoughts and prayers, it's the American way!


It was dumb the first time you posted it, you didn't need to double down.
 
2022-10-02 11:22:20 AM  
1 vote:

jerryskid: They would just go someplace else and vote for someone to destroy America from there. There is no value to anyone in floriduh. They are an absolute negative resource and drain on humanity.


Agreed. Keep them in Flooriduh, so they don't go poisoning the rest of the country any more than they already do.
 
2022-10-02 11:58:21 AM  
1 vote:
Coral reefs may be good for reducing wave action but they aren't gonna do shiat about storm surge or rainfall flooding.

The Gulf of Mexico is getting warmer and storms are going to get stronger.

/and Leon's getting larger
 
2022-10-02 12:29:01 PM  
1 vote:

thornhill: scanman61: Coral reefs may be good for reducing wave action but they aren't gonna do shiat about storm surge or rainfall flooding.

The Gulf of Mexico is getting warmer and storms are going to get stronger.

/and Leon's getting larger

Wave energy helps send ocean water further inland.


And the warming Gulf is going to cause storms of much higher intensity that are going to cause greater and greater problems.  The coastal areas along the Gulf are pretty much farked no matter what we do because the genie is already out of the bottle.

Don't get me wrong, saving & restoring the reefs is a good thing, but someone is trying to piggyback their cause onto the coverage after Ian.
 
2022-10-02 1:55:53 PM  
1 vote:

pearls before swine: jerryskid: They would just go someplace else and vote for someone to destroy America from there. There is no value to anyone in floriduh. They are an absolute negative resource and drain on humanity.


Biden got 5.3 million votes in Florida, more than any state but California.  But everyone in Florida is stupid, right?  Why, because they're bigots?  I guess it's OK when we do it.


The Florida electorate is unique with how disproportionately old and white is. In most states, the average age of the electorate is dropping each year, and it's becoming more racially diverse. Florida is perpetually stuck in 1980.
 
2022-10-02 4:12:52 PM  
1 vote:

thornhill: scanman61: thornhill: scanman61: Coral reefs may be good for reducing wave action but they aren't gonna do shiat about storm surge or rainfall flooding.

The Gulf of Mexico is getting warmer and storms are going to get stronger.

/and Leon's getting larger

Wave energy helps send ocean water further inland.

And the warming Gulf is going to cause storms of much higher intensity that are going to cause greater and greater problems.  The coastal areas along the Gulf are pretty much farked no matter what we do because the genie is already out of the bottle.

Don't get me wrong, saving & restoring the reefs is a good thing, but someone is trying to piggyback their cause onto the coverage after Ian.

So what are you arguing? That we throw up our hands and just do nothing?

Why not try everything: Rebuild reefs and barrier islands, stop building sea walls that contribute beach errosion, prohibit housing in the areas most prone to coastal flooding, etc.


By all means, rebuild the reefs and barrier islands.  I grew up near Lake Pontchartrain and now live near Galveston and I enjoy the coastal areas.

Just don't pretend that it's going to do much aside from protecting coastal estuaries from normal erosion.  I don't think even the "Ike dike" project they're planning for coastal Texas is going to be enough against the coming storms.

They're building the defenses needed for the last war, not the coming one.
 
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