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The sky is falling, er, DC under water, not if but when.
www.wtop.com ^ | 5/16/14 | Neal Augenstein

Posted on 05/16/2014 11:26:43 AM PDT by armydawg505

WASHINGTON -- What will become of the nation's capital?

The huge West Antarctic ice sheet is slowly collapsing, and two groups of scientists say the melting is now an unstoppable event.

Melting ice will cause sea levels to rise higher than initially projected, which is cause for concern for D.C.-area scientists and local urban planners.

The rising seas will affect local treasures, including the Chesapeake Bay and the country's iconic monuments along the National Mall.

(Excerpt) Read more at wtop.com ...


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WTOP news: The sky fell 6 inches today, slowly falling on top of us, film at 11.
1 posted on 05/16/2014 11:26:43 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

Would that be 17+ trillion worth ?


2 posted on 05/16/2014 11:29:18 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: armydawg505

We must raise taxes to build dikes and put in prison all those who are skeptics!


3 posted on 05/16/2014 11:30:04 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: armydawg505

I wish they wouldnt get our hopes up like this.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 11:30:10 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Dallas59

We could wish that DC would “dry up” (all its inane yacking). But if by flood, then by flood. It would be biblically apropos in a way. The whole earth won’t be flooded. That was a promise.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 11:31:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: lowbridge

LOL!


6 posted on 05/16/2014 11:31:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: armydawg505
DC under water

I can hardly wait!

7 posted on 05/16/2014 11:31:55 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Dallas59

“We must raise taxes to build dikes and put in prison all those who are skeptics!”

Or build skeptics and put in prison all those dikes. Just kidding, folks.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 11:31:56 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: armydawg505

When ice melts, the water level drops. The only exception is when inland ice melts.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 11:32:17 AM PDT by DTA
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To: armydawg505

Every day that Washington DC is incapacitated by the weather is a good day for America.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 11:32:30 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: armydawg505

The huge West Antarctic ice sheet is slowly collapsing, and two groups of scientists say the melting is now an unstoppable event.

has anyone noticed ANY water rising ?


11 posted on 05/16/2014 11:32:49 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: lowbridge

The disturbing thing is that there doesn’t seem to be a way to speed this up.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 11:33:26 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Wasn’t DC naturally a swamp??


13 posted on 05/16/2014 11:33:42 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: armydawg505

Promises, promises...


14 posted on 05/16/2014 11:34:41 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: armydawg505

Install a sump pump in the White House basement and install marine navigational lights on the tops of all the monuments. Problem solved.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 11:34:47 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: GeronL
Wasn’t DC naturally a swamp??

More now than ever.

16 posted on 05/16/2014 11:35:23 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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17 posted on 05/16/2014 11:36:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: armydawg505

I guess pretty soon we’ll need a Mary Jo Kopechne Ave in DC.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 11:36:26 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: armydawg505

no,no, no. the french guy said we have 500 days to stop it. /s


19 posted on 05/16/2014 11:36:35 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: molson209
Has anyone noticed ANY water rising ?

Only when I get in the hot tub...

20 posted on 05/16/2014 11:37:35 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: armydawg505

Not terribly upsetting.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 11:37:40 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: armydawg505

The coastal people refer to us as flyover country. I’m in flat Kansas and 1000’ above sea level. I think I will start referring to the East and West coast as boat over country.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 11:37:57 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: armydawg505
. . . is now an unstoppable event.

Great, so we don't have to do anything.

23 posted on 05/16/2014 11:39:41 AM PDT by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: armydawg505
doomed photo: Doomed doomed3.gif
24 posted on 05/16/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: armydawg505

25 posted on 05/16/2014 11:42:12 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: armydawg505

At least 100 years to prepare...if it causes any problems at all.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT by sigzero
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To: grobdriver

Half of DC will be under water, the other half will be under indictment.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 11:44:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DTA

The classic experiment with ice cubes and water in a measuring cup, observing the liquid level and then letting it melt and observing it again, shows that floating ice is a net nothing to water level.

True, melted inland ice can add to ocean and waterway levels. There’s a lot of inland ice in such places as Antarctica and northern Canada. But it would take a LOT of warming to get the ice of regions that are well below the freezing point, to release itself.

In the meantime, if the AIR warms, it will pick up and hold more net water vapor. Some marginal desert areas may become arable that way.

Maybe God knew what He was doing after all when He invented water and all the rest of it. Because things are imperfect in this mortal coil doesn’t necessarily mean everything’s doomed to go to hell ahead of schedule.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 11:48:06 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: molson209
The sea level is rising, but very slowly. Its has been doing so since the end of the last ice age. This is the reason for ancient cities being under water. Check out the articles about the old skeleton in méxico.

But the actual increase is much lower than climate hysterics would have people believe. We have been measuring its since the 1800s and the rates of change has not increased in modern times.

29 posted on 05/16/2014 11:48:07 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Those cities or the place they stand were once under huge glaciers


30 posted on 05/16/2014 11:48:54 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Snickering Hound

LOL on the cat!


31 posted on 05/16/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Snickering Hound

32 posted on 05/16/2014 11:49:57 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: GeronL

As was some of the Chicago area (the Chicago near north suburb called Skokie, which doesn’t border the lake though being close, is named, IIRC, from an American Indian word meaning swamp).

Liberal cities will be all wet.

Hey aren’t they all wet already? This will just confirm it.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

lol


34 posted on 05/16/2014 11:54:27 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: armydawg505; All
after looking @ the pic., should be much much deeper..w/the Congress,
White Hut and Federal Bureaucrats/its Lackeys..(intact :)

35 posted on 05/16/2014 11:59:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: armydawg505

Temperature of ice sheet = -50F

Raise in temp since 1958 (according to cooked books) = 5F

So its gone from -55 to -50 within 55 years, if you believe their BS.

Time it would take for the ice sheet to get to 0F using their numbers = 500 years.

Their conclusion = OMG!!!!!!! We are all going to drown.

My conclusion = Idiots.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 12:29:45 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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I think this is a terrific thing. Imagine touring DC in gondolas (like Venice). They’d drop you off at the Smithsonian or Lincoln Memorial.
Would really add to the tourist experience.


37 posted on 05/16/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Jewbacca

The assclowns have spoken!


38 posted on 05/16/2014 12:39:38 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: armydawg505

Let’s start Operation Rubber Ducky.

Start calling up all the hotels and restaurants in Wash DC and ask them if they are closed. When they say they are open, tell them you don’t really believe that because you saw many pictures and news reports with pictures of the city underwater.


39 posted on 05/16/2014 12:42:16 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: GeronL

“wasn’t”

Now, my English is second language, but isn’t the proper verb tense present?


40 posted on 05/16/2014 12:45:56 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca

Wasn’t = Was not

I guess it should have been.. Is not DC a swamp already?


41 posted on 05/16/2014 12:48:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: molson209

Well WTF then. If it’s unstoppable why spend any more time and money trying to keep it from happening.

F*cking idiots.


42 posted on 05/16/2014 12:49:59 PM PDT by technically right
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Boston’s Back Bay is all filled in land.

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43 posted on 05/16/2014 12:50:11 PM PDT by Mears
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To: GeronL

“Is not DC a swamp already?”

LOL. I think you have it.


44 posted on 05/16/2014 12:50:54 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Mears

“Boston’s Back Bay is all filled in land.”

Yes, but it contains Fenway Park, which is far more precious than anything in DC, except maybe a few things in the Smithsonian and the Constitution, BOR, and other things that are easily transported.

I’d love to do a dive and see Abe Memorial.


45 posted on 05/16/2014 12:53:20 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: dfwgator
Half of DC will be under water, the other half will be under indictment.

Excellent!

46 posted on 05/16/2014 1:04:07 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: DTA

A basic law of nature that these scientist cannot get their heads around. Sure must be some smart SOBs.


47 posted on 05/16/2014 1:31:06 PM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall end.")
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To: armydawg505

WAIT! Wasn’t Obama going to rise the Ocean level? Well looks like that is one promise he kept.


48 posted on 05/16/2014 2:08:49 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: armydawg505

Did anyone happen to notice that recently Obama said he was going to push more on this topic and then reports started to hit the media is mass from all directions.

If that does not tell you that this is all coordinated and driven by politics then nothing will. It has nothing to do with science and everything to do with a power grabbing agenda.


49 posted on 05/16/2014 2:10:15 PM PDT by Revel
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To: armydawg505

This thread is useless without pictures —


50 posted on 05/16/2014 2:19:40 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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