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Old 08-02-2019, 05:17 AM
 
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Nobody can live on Greenland after all the ice melts. It won't be there anymore. And neither will a lot of other places.

The massive weight of all the ice (10,500 feet thick at its highest point) in the inland parts of Greenland caused the land under the ice to depress and sink down below sea level very long ago. All the ice is sitting on an underwater depression in the rock. Once all the ice is gone and is no longer being replaced due to warming and the sea level has risen because of the melt, then the entire island will be below sea level. There might be a few rocks sticking up out of the water here and there but for the most part it will all be gone.

Just like those other places near coastlines like New York City, Florida, Delaware, and California's central valley and many, many more places around the world that are much more highly populated than any of those locations that you just named. Not just coastlines but all the huge agricultural river deltas like the Mississippi, the Nile, the Amazon and others like them, as well as other presently inhabited islands, and irrigated flatlands that are presently hosting agriculture, even those that are far inland from coastlines - all going to be underwater because of flooding and tidal backwash. Less food for people and no place to go. No fresh water to drink.

It's not something for people to be blasé about and be thinking it isn't going to displace or destroy a few billion people on earth, including millions of people in North America. You can't just say "Oh it's okay, people can go live in Greenland when the ice is gone." Sure you can if you have gills and can breath under water and can survive on nothing but diluted sea water that no longer has any marine life in it.

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I really can't tell if this is tongue in cheek humor, or whether the author actually believes this.

If the latter, our nation's educational system is in deeper trouble than I thought.

The average elevation of Greenland is 5,300 ft (that is nearly a mile) with a peak over 12,000 feet. Of course, the entire world would be under water if Greenland was under water, with only a few mountain peaks protruding from the Kevin Costner "water world". I am beginning to understand now why many people believe in AGW!
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:20 AM
 
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Save what? More people can live there after the ice melts. Other places like New York City, Florida, Delaware, and California's central valley will be flooded.
Nobody cares about Delaware.
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Pretty much as predicted the poles will be impacted more by warming. Record temps in Europe, Alaska and thousands of acres of forests burning in Russia. We are headed for the warmest year on record yet again, I think I see a pattern.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:02 AM
 
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How about admitting there is a problem with progressive Democrat run, infested, big city decay first


Solve that problem then we'll talk





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Old 08-02-2019, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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How about admitting there is a problem with progressive Democrat run, infested, big city decay first


Solve that problem then we'll talk





I think there might be a thread on that, use your search tool.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:09 AM
 
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Look over there, the earth magnetic poles are making a huge shift.
But I'm sure climate scientists agree it has nothing to do with AGW.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:36 AM
Status: "OMG Trump doesnt have a dog!" (set 6 hours ago)
 
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Look over there, the earth magnetic poles are making a huge shift.
But I'm sure climate scientists agree it has nothing to do with AGW.
They'll get around to it.
Of course we will be at fault because there are too many cars on this side of the planet
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:43 AM
Status: "Team Red = Team Blue" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: SM
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Ok, how about this for an incentive.......what if we try to leave this little planet of ours in a little better shape than we found it, for the sake of our kids and their kids ?
That's pretty vague. What do you want me to do, specifically? And keep the gun in your holster when you answer.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:49 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Truth is hopelessly lost to politics.

Simple question.

Greenland Ice cover percent on Aug 2 1980
vs
Greenland Ice cover precent on Aug 2 2019?

Anyone know the real answer?
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:50 AM
Status: "Team Red = Team Blue" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: SM
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We humans can do alot of damage. The climate is just an algorithm, and when nunbers are added to an algorithm, it is altered. Nothing mystical about it. Billions of us. In the same way a bacterium can alter the health of a giant animal, so could we, alter our environment.
The climate is an algorithm?

4.5 billion years of earth.

5 billion species of life have existed.

Over, well over, 99% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct.

I'm a lowly government-educated fool but by my calculations this deal doesn't appear as if it will end well.
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