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Old 16 March 2017, 23:57
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Thumbs up interesting report from the Washington Post.

All you climate deniers take particular note!

The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some
places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report
to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulate, at Bergen, Norway
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical
change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the
Arctic zone.
Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far
north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.
Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very
warm.
Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones,
the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely
disappeared.
Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while
vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far
north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.
Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will
rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.
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I must apologize.
I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as
reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post - 93 years ago
This must have been caused by the Model T Ford's emissions.
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Old 17 March 2017, 03:29
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This must have been caused by the Model T Ford's emissions
My granddad used to burn all kinds of things in his furnace. If only he knew what ecological disaster he participated in.

There's a well known mechanism that could be named "artifical trouble for real needs". It's simple, really. If you want to achieve specific goals, be it power or money, and that darn world around you is not cooperating, you have to create a fictional or semi-fictional issue and then use it as a shield for your crusade towards doing what you wanted to do. If that issue has a grain or more grains of truth in it it's all the better because you don't have to fake ALL the scientific information to back this story up, you can use reputable sources as well only slightly twisting their meaning or placing them in a context that fits your needs.

I remember Waterworld with Kevin Costner. Wherever I hear about global warming I think about that movie. If global warming is about to give us hardcore weaponized trimarans, gill men, hot atoll chicks ready to be taken, insane preachers on Exxon Valdez husks and of course extracting water from your piss, then count me in. Seriously.
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Old 17 March 2017, 07:44
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At least Venice will get the power-washing it's been needing for so many years now.

The 2,500' countour line goes through my front and side yard. I'm good.
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Old 17 March 2017, 08:05
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Old 17 March 2017, 08:21
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Waterworld, while being a nice flick to watch, was utterly retarded with it's "science" backing. It implied that the only exposed land would be the tip of Mt. Everest.

Meanwhile, back here in reality............if ALL the ice on Earth melted we would get the following coastlines:



If you look at the other pictures, it's not that big of a friggin deal. And considering that it would take THOUSANDS of years for all the ice to melt from Antarctica anyway, this is much ado about nothing. Which is why the freedom-hating leftists have rebranded "global warming" to "climate change" ---- so that they can have the latitude to conjure up more frightful bullshit to scare the lemmings into rushing headlong to the polls to vote away their freedoms.
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Old 17 March 2017, 08:50
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So I wonder what the coastlines would resemble should the tables be turned, and we were to slip into another ice age... which I suppose would be just as possible as a complete meltdown

I suppose that finding the Atocha would have been a bit easier for Mel Fisher to have accomplished, and quicker, too!

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Old 17 March 2017, 09:04
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Meanwhile, back here in reality............if ALL the ice on Earth melted we would get the following coastlines:


Where can I sign up to help melt more ice? That map shows a lot of political problems being solved. Just have to figure out how to drown Chicago, too.
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I would have some great beach front property!
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Ft Worth will be closer to the Gulf...HOO-RAYY! I wonder if I should mention Greenland being a fertile farmland 1000 years ago without the help of industry? Naaaaaaaa!
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So all we lose is Florida? Sounds like a net gain to me. Besides, all the people in FL can just put the wheels back on their homes and drag them to higher elevation.
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Old 17 March 2017, 09:45
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Here's a link to the TOO BIG TO POST graphic of ice-age coastlines

We gain quite a bit in the SE and NE. The left coast pretty much stays as-is. Europe and Asia see dramatic changes, as does the sub-continent.
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Old 17 March 2017, 10:09
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I dunno if I believe those graphics for accuracy. NYC, and NE in general, is littered with glacial boulders and other rock units that have been scientifically identified to be stripped off of upstate formations and left in place upon glacial retreat once warmer temps arrived. IIRC, the entire Midwest USA is full of topsoil ripped off the Canadian shield and, like in NYC, left in place when the glaciers retreated --- hence our wonderful American breadbasket. I've also seen graphics in text that places the Neolithic ice sheet extending MUCH further into Europe (covering almost all of France) and ending near the alps. Granted, a lot of this was in flux, but at it's full extent the Ice Age was pretty damn brutal as far as what it did to habitable land areas for humankind.

IMO, we should we wishing for a global temp rises --- as, on the whole, it leads to a net benefit for human societies given the increase in growing seasons and arable land. Of course, one could also counter that with the r/K theory and what inevitably happens to human mentality once things become 'too nice'. "What can defeat the Spartans?? 'Luxury' - replied the oracle."
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Old 17 March 2017, 10:12
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Where can I sign up to help melt more ice? That map shows a lot of political problems being solved. Just have to figure out how to drown Chicago, too.
Please no. That is all Indiana needs....more Chicago refugees.
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Old 17 March 2017, 10:23
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So all we lose is Florida? Sounds like a net gain to me. Besides, all the people in FL can just put the wheels back on their homes and drag them to higher elevation.
Ahem, what?
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Old 17 March 2017, 13:02
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Meanwhile, back here in reality............if ALL the ice on Earth melted we would get the following coastlines:
I can't tell if DC gets flushed clean or not. We're south of there, at 150 feet; looks like I might end up with a private island listening to the screams of my drowning neighbors.
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So all we lose is Florida? Sounds like a net gain to me. Besides, all the people in FL can just put the wheels back on their homes and drag them to higher elevation.
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Please no. That is all Indiana needs....more Chicago refugees.
No one needs them, anymore than anyone needs California refugees.
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Old 17 March 2017, 13:10
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looks like I might end up with a private island listening to the screams of my drowning neighbors.
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Old 17 March 2017, 13:44
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The 2,500' countour line goes through my front and side yard. I'm good.
We're at almost 7000 feet. I'll just watch the rest of y'all float by below.
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