Global warming question

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  1. Skiddywinks

    Skiddywinks Ancient Guru

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    Apparently, that specific property of ice (expands as it freezes), means that the oceans of the world will NEVER be all ice, no matter how cold it gets. The pressure at the bottom of the oceans would mean that there was always some ice that could not freeze, as that would require expanding, which would be impossible at those pressures.

    Well, that's what I leant in AS Level Chemistry at least >_>
     
  2. mcBu113t

    mcBu113t Master Guru

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    ice is less dense than water and actually contracts when it changes phase into water. also water does not expand significantly when heated until it evaporates

    and regardless of whether you beleive in global warming or not, the steps taken to avert it are good for the earth and everyone regardless
     
  3. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    But you are a relatively small country and affluent! Low lying third world countries may be totally devastated! They don't have the money, resources, know-how or infrastructure to cope and their low lying areas are simply massive!

    I wonder how much us western countries will help, not enough I think!
     
  4. clintonius

    clintonius Master Guru

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    Excellent point, Hall. The annual flooding deaths in southeast Asia are a decent indicator of what could happen if the seas rise any significant amount.
     

  5. JohnMaclane

    JohnMaclane Ancient Guru

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    The west shouldn't help, weve got our own poor and sick to take care of which we graciously ignore.
     
  6. scipio

    scipio Ancient Guru

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    Ice melting will not raise sea level? The ice on antarctica and greenland isn't floating...
     
  7. skypapa

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  8. DaddyD302

    DaddyD302 Ancient Guru

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    Well let me ask you this, was there cars, planes, and so many other man made objects around a few million years ago when this happen? No other animal can change the earth as fast as humans can in a few hundred years. We humans have a huge impact on how the planet is changing. For better or worse, we are a huge part of it, wither we all agree on global warming or not, you or anyone else cannot deny we humans are playing a huge part in it changing. How good or bad that change is, we won't know for a while, maybe in a few hundred years, or even thousands from now?
     
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  9. Nemes1s

    Nemes1s Master Guru

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    Apparently Africa will be the last continent left on earth if there were to be a massive world flood. . .
     
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  10. Xendance

    Xendance Ancient Guru

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    If I recall correctly, that only applies if the ice chunk would be fully submerged.
     

  11. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    No there were not :)

    I don't disagree with the fact that we are making an impact just not to the scale many people suggest, as stated, unless there is sufficient evidence to the contrary I do not intend to change my views.
     
  12. Ghz

    Ghz Maha Guru

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    blue5 Banned

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    Reading and research might help.
     
  14. Spiel

    Spiel Banned

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    I think about this everyday at some point.

    1st Time in my lifetime....

    It's ALMOST JUNE IN CHICAGO we are way below average temps! It's JUNE almost and its in low 40's/50's

    We had an Earthquakes in IL this year.

    China had massive earthquake

    We have floods killing people all over the world.

    The death toll this year due to EARTH changing events is ridiculous. I fear not in my LIFETIME....maybe my kids or my kids--->kids The earth will go in state of chaos due to unforeseen events.
     
  15. clintonius

    clintonius Master Guru

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    Luckily I'll be carried away through the clouds in arms of JEEEZUS while everyone else deals with the anemic frog plague, or whatever the hell it is.
     

  16. Spiel

    Spiel Banned

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    lol---:banana:

     
  17. Merton

    Merton Maha Guru

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    I would just like to add that 60 minutes (I think it was 60 minutes?) did a story interviewing some people from NASA that quit because the government would not let them post facts regarding the melting polar ice caps.

    This one scientist from NASA stated that every time a report was written, it had to be reviewed by a government offical before it could be published. She said she wrote an article describing how fast the ice caps were melting, and the government offical handed it back to her and said, "This is not news", refusing to publish it.

    There were several other head officals in NASA who stated that the government edited documents before they were released to the public.

    I don't care if you believe in global warming or not, but I don't know how people disagree with the claim that the global ice caps are melting when scientists are doing research on them and are observing them melting. Whether the melting is caused by global warming or not, it is still a huge problem!
     
  18. Spiel

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    agreedd!
     

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