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avatar Sea Levels to Continue to Rise for 500 Years?
October 17, 2011 10:35AM
ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2011) — Rising sea levels in the coming centuries is perhaps one of the most catastrophic consequences of rising temperatures. Massive economic costs, social consequences and forced migrations could result from global warming. But how frightening of times are we facing? Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute are part of a team that has calculated the long-term outlook for rising sea levels in relation to the emission of greenhouse gases and pollution of the atmosphere using climate models.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111017102601.htm
Re: Sea Levels to Continue to Rise for 500 Years?
October 19, 2011 12:56PM
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ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2011) — Rising sea levels in the coming centuries is perhaps one of the most catastrophic consequences of rising temperatures. Massive economic costs, social consequences and forced migrations could result from global warming. But how frightening of times are we facing? Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute are part of a team that has calculated the long-term outlook for rising sea levels in relation to the emission of greenhouse gases and pollution of the atmosphere using climate models.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111017102601.htm

so, some areas will become inhabitable because rising sea levels, but large tracts of land in Greenland, Siberia, upper parts of Canada, Antarctica etc. will become habitable and productive farmland. Of course, this assumes that it will continue to get hotter. Of course, the one constant in this is that scientists will need massive amounts of spending to look into it. That part of the economy will surely continue to prosper.
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October 19, 2011 01:09PM
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telfair ave
Of course, this assumes that it will continue to get hotter. Of course, the one constant in this is that scientists will need massive amounts of spending to look into it. That part of the economy will surely continue to prosper.

So you'd rather the money go to the parasites on Wall Street instead?
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October 19, 2011 02:33PM
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telfair ave
Of course, this assumes that it will continue to get hotter. Of course, the one constant in this is that scientists will need massive amounts of spending to look into it. That part of the economy will surely continue to prosper.

So you'd rather the money go to the parasites on Wall Street instead?

To paraphrase a famous quote of Samuel Johnson:
'Ignorance is the last refuge of an idiot.'



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/2011 02:55PM by szalkowski.
Re: Sea Levels to Continue to Rise for 500 Years?
October 21, 2011 03:50PM
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szalkowski
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telfair ave
Of course, this assumes that it will continue to get hotter. Of course, the one constant in this is that scientists will need massive amounts of spending to look into it. That part of the economy will surely continue to prosper.

So you'd rather the money go to the parasites on Wall Street instead?

To paraphrase a famous quote of Samuel Johnson:
'Ignorance is the last refuge of an idiot.'

that almost makes sense... well not really. How about people keep their own money.
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October 21, 2011 06:53PM
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telfair ave
How about people keep their own money.

How about you not using that computer? It's based on science and much of that science was support with taxes. And please stay off the public roads, they were paid for with taxes too. Need I go on?
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October 21, 2011 07:32PM
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telfair ave
How about people keep their own money.

How about you not using that computer? It's based on science and much of that science was support with taxes. And please stay off the public roads, they were paid for with taxes too. Need I go on?


[Reprise previously paraphrased quote here.]



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October 20, 2011 01:34AM
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telfair ave
Of course, this assumes that it will continue to get hotter. Of course, the one constant in this is that scientists will need massive amounts of spending to look into it. That part of the economy will surely continue to prosper.

So you'd rather the money go to the parasites on Wall Street instead?

It's not an either or proposition...
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October 20, 2011 06:47PM
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telfair ave
so, some areas will become inhabitable because rising sea levels, but large tracts of land in Greenland, Siberia, upper parts of Canada, Antarctica etc. will become habitable and productive farmland. Of course, this assumes that it will continue to get hotter.
That is a misconception many like to believe, but of course it's no where near reality. Sure, you'll be able to grow corn in Siberia, but Iowa will become a desert. With the sea level rising there will be LESS arable land and far more uninhabitable land.

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Of course, the one constant in this is that scientists will need massive amounts of spending to look into it.

Not really. They've already looked into it and found the problems. The money should be spent on educating the ignorant on what is going to happen. The willfully ignorant are hopeless, so just write them off as a loss.

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That part of the economy will surely continue to prosper.
Sadly, it won't. The Conservatives will see to that.
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October 21, 2011 03:53PM
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telfair ave
so, some areas will become inhabitable because rising sea levels, but large tracts of land in Greenland, Siberia, upper parts of Canada, Antarctica etc. will become habitable and productive farmland. Of course, this assumes that it will continue to get hotter.
That is a misconception many like to believe, but of course it's no where near reality. Sure, you'll be able to grow corn in Siberia, but Iowa will become a desert. With the sea level rising there will be LESS arable land and far more uninhabitable land.

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Of course, the one constant in this is that scientists will need massive amounts of spending to look into it.

Not really. They've already looked into it and found the problems. The money should be spent on educating the ignorant on what is going to happen. The willfully ignorant are hopeless, so just write them off as a loss.

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That part of the economy will surely continue to prosper.
Sadly, it won't. The Conservatives will see to that.

Why would Iowa become a desert? What if higher sea levels brings more rain to that area? What if higher ocean levels bring more rain and then more rain brings cooler weather? What if temps don't keep going up?
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October 21, 2011 07:18PM
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telfair ave
Why would Iowa become a desert?
Much of the middle latitudes would.

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What if higher sea levels brings more rain to that area?
If that was all that was involved, but it isn't.

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What if higher ocean levels bring more rain and then more rain brings cooler weather? What if temps don't keep going up?
I suggest a basic science course at your local junior college.
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October 22, 2011 05:52PM
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telfair ave
Why would Iowa become a desert?
Much of the middle latitudes would.

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What if higher sea levels brings more rain to that area?
If that was all that was involved, but it isn't.

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What if higher ocean levels bring more rain and then more rain brings cooler weather? What if temps don't keep going up?
I suggest a basic science course at your local junior college.

DITTO! My God, did I really say that. Rush probably heard me. Shame on me.
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October 22, 2011 06:13PM
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telfair ave
Why would Iowa become a desert?
Much of the middle latitudes would.

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What if higher sea levels brings more rain to that area?
If that was all that was involved, but it isn't.

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What if higher ocean levels bring more rain and then more rain brings cooler weather? What if temps don't keep going up?
I suggest a basic science course at your local junior college.

DITTO! My God, did I really say that. Rush probably heard me. Shame on me.


I wouldn't worry. The fruitcake is too busy defending the Lord's Resistance Army to be concerned about you:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/291299/the-colbert-report-rush-limbaughs-christian-killing-accusations



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/23/2011 07:33AM by szalkowski.
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