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Source found for missing water in sea-level rise
Nature News ^ | 20 May 2012 | Amanda Mascarelli

Posted on 05/22/2012 9:38:49 PM PDT by neverdem

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To: PeterPrinciple
It is possible if you make enough assumptions in your model. Remember the model airplanes as a kid, they weren't REAL.

So basically, "No". Or at least "Not with sufficient confidence to base policy on the results."

51 posted on 05/23/2012 7:23:04 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: wbill
I think we can adapt.

Adapt? Hell, we might not even NOTICE.

52 posted on 05/23/2012 7:29:29 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Graybeard58

The Way I understand it ALL the water on this planet came from somewhere else.


53 posted on 05/23/2012 7:33:12 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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54 posted on 05/23/2012 8:36:19 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Still Thinking
It is possible if you make enough assumptions in your model. Remember the model airplanes as a kid, they weren't REAL.
So basically, “No”. Or at least “Not with sufficient confidence to base policy on the results.”


We pretended (at least I did) that the model airplane was real and could fly until it crashed and broke when we threw in it the air.
55 posted on 05/23/2012 8:36:36 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Are we getting new water from outside our atmosphere?

NASA says about 100 tons of material hits the earth every day. Good thing the earth is so big.

Some of that will be water, probably not a lot.

I don’t have a number for how much material is stripped off the atmosphere by the solar wind, but I’m sure someone will ‘splain it to this cook.

/johnny

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Is there that much blue “ice” falling from the jets?

dihydrogenperoxide — caution, it may be the last thing you ever drink.


56 posted on 05/23/2012 10:32:04 AM PDT by my job (Proverbs 18:2 PLEASE, tell us what you REALLY think.)
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To: my job
Actually, NASA's numbers were from extra-terrestrial material hitting the earth. Every day. ;)

/johnny

57 posted on 05/23/2012 10:38:09 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: my job
dihydrogenperoxide — caution, it may be the last thing you ever drink.

Interesting. Reminds me of the insidious substance -- "bread":

1. More than 98 percent of convicted felons are serial (cereal?) bread users.

2. Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests.

3. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, and influenza ravaged whole nations.

4. More than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 hours of eating bread.

5. Bread is made from a substance called "dough." It has been proven that as little as one pound of dough can be used to suffocate a mouse. The average American eats more bread than that in one month!

6. Primitive tribal societies that have no bread exhibit a low incidence of cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, and osteoporosis.

7. Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects deprived of bread and given only water to eat begged for bread after as little as two days.

8. Bread is often a "gateway" food item, leading the user to "harder" items such as butter, jelly, peanut butter, and even cold cuts.

9. Bread has been proven to absorb water. Since the human body is more than 90 percent water, it follows that eating bread could lead to your body being taken over by this absorptive food product, turning you into a soggy, gooey bread-pudding person.

10. Newborn babies can choke on bread.

11. Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit! That kind of heat can kill an adult in less than one minute.

12. Most American bread eaters are utterly unable to distinguish between significant scientific fact and meaningless statistical babbling.

In light of these frightening statistics, it has been proposed that the following bread restrictions be made:

1. No sale of bread to minors.

2. A nationwide "Just Say No To Toast" campaign, complete celebrity TV spots and bumper stickers.

3. A 300 percent federal tax on all bread to pay for all the societal ills we might associate with bread.

4. No animal or human images, nor any primary colors (which may appeal to children) may be used to promote bread usage.

5. The establishment of "Bread-free" zones around schools.

58 posted on 05/23/2012 10:41:44 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Myrddin

>> “There are huge balls of water ice hitting the planet all the time.” <<

.
Small Comets: http://smallcomets.physics.uiowa.edu/blackspot.html


59 posted on 05/23/2012 4:37:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: al_c

Sounds like your one of those who want to ban dihydrogen monoxide. http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html


60 posted on 05/23/2012 5:49:07 PM PDT by xp38
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To: xp38

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!


61 posted on 05/23/2012 5:59:58 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: editor-surveyor

That’s the info I recalled from the last. Thanks for posting the link. The assumption that the water volume of earth is constant is just plain wrong. It’s not unreasonable to believe the volume is increasing over time from an external source.


62 posted on 05/23/2012 9:23:31 PM PDT by Myrddin
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