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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:47 pm 
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as the topic says:
http://news.discovery.com/earth/greenla ... 20725.html
if this continues we're looking at a 27 foot rise in sea level.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:27 pm 
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Well shit. What pisses me off is that I'm sure even as Florida and the coastal states' coastline recedes conservatives in this country will still insist this is a naturally occurring phenomenon and refuse to do anything about it. :coookieesssss:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:17 am 
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Fuck, Florida is basically nothing but coastline. I hope they're overestimating that number.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:27 am 
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What I love, is this seems like pretty important news, but I hear about it first on a forum for a video game cover band.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:28 am 
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Fuck, Florida is basically nothing but coastline. I hope they're overestimating that number.

it's likely an underestimate. 27 feet is off of greenland alone. that doesn't even count the arctic.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:36 am 
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Well. I have an apartment in Central Illinois. If all your homes get destroyed, crash on my floor for a while.

But, more seriously, it is incredibly fucked that there's not more reporting on this.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:12 am 
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Well. I have an apartment in Central Illinois. If all your homes get destroyed, crash on my floor for a while.

But, more seriously, it is incredibly fucked that there's not more reporting on this.


A significant portion of the population is duped into thinking that this just a cycle and that everything will be COOOOOLLLLDDD (brrr!) in 10 or 20 years. Climate change, for whatever reason, is a political issue. I don't understand why people wont acknowledge this. I don't get why the big corps wont - it directly effects their bottom line in the long run. Then again, the American economy is about "now" and not the future. The future be damned, apparently.

Ya'll can move to Missouri with me. It'll be a goddamn desert by the time all this happens, but eh. Or maybe we can invade Blackheart's home. :P

Edit: Check this map out. Here is St. Augustine. (I believe at least.) As the sea rises... Well, you will see. Go north just a bit for Jacksonville.

Some places where I know some Neskimites live:

Seattle.

New York and New Jersey.

SanFran.

Its pretty amazing what will happen even with just 10ft.

Oh, and just because... I found the city of Atlantis.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:27 am 
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Kinda glad I moved to Chicago from St. Augustine. Of course I do live like three blocks from the Chicago river. Shit...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:00 pm 
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Meh, I'm not too worried about it. I'm at least 30 ft above sea level here, which means I'll get a lot more warning than most.

On the other hand, my mom might have to sleep on my couch...

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Nearby river looks like it'll flood most of the next town over. Plus side? NO MORE JERSEY SHORE DOUCHENOZZLES.

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I'm concerned about global warming, and I think we should all do more to try and reduce carbon emissions.

But this article (on its own) doesn't really frighten me.

I'm, I'm not sure where this 27 foot figure came from, but anyways, whenever I see any statistic in a headline, I try to read more into it.

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"The melting spread quickly. Melt maps derived from the three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40 percent of the ice sheet's surface had melted. By July 12, 97 percent had melted," reported NASA in a press statement.


The surface of the ice melted. In July. I imagine this ice is pretty thick, so, it's probably not the entirety of the ice melting, but just the surface.

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"Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time," said Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist.


A person that studies glaciers says this is probably normal.

At the beginning, they do announce that it's a record-breaking July. And at the end, yeah, they say if this keeps happening, it's something to be worried about. But it seems like to me, this article is more about weather than it is climate change.

Is it indicitive of climate change? Maybe/probably. But like I said, on its own, this article isn't particularly scary.

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illblamesum1else wrote:
Nearby river looks like it'll flood most of the next town over. Plus side? NO MORE JERSEY SHORE DOUCHENOZZLES.


but then YOUR TOWN WILL BECOME THE NEW JERSEY SHORE BUM BUM BUM!

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Bogey wrote:
illblamesum1else wrote:
Nearby river looks like it'll flood most of the next town over. Plus side? NO MORE JERSEY SHORE DOUCHENOZZLES.


but then YOUR TOWN WILL BECOME THE NEW JERSEY SHORE BUM BUM BUM!

Well then i SHORE better leave this area!!!

:yeeeeahhhhh:


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