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To: thackney

Blow it up
Dig a big ditch
Bury the pipeline and put the road underground


2 posted on 12/03/2012 9:38:44 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana
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Hate to break it to you but, this is nothing special. The "frozen debris lobes" have a scientific name, Gelifluction Lobes. These form in areas of both stable an unstable permafrost. The only real reason for acceleration might be because its moving down a steep part of the slope. The chances of this taking out the road are very slim since it requires a slope of at least 15-20 degrees to move. The flat sides of the road will eventually stop it. No need for a bridge or wasting millions of dollars to fix something that will not be an issue. Once the lobe reaches the flat part it will spread out into a piedmont type lobe. Any new material coming down the slope will just overlap the first and so on. This is a natural process and trying to stop it is as stupid as referring to climate change as "global warming".

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Yep. This is nothing new. Also called 'slumping'. (BTW, the headline in the paper was "Mysterious Moving Blob Threatens Dalton Highway" - really ADN? Could you possibly be any more sensational?)


11 posted on 12/03/2012 9:50:17 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: thackney
A mysterious blob of frozen soil, rocks and trees

Uh, sounds more like your garden variety moraine than a "mystery".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moraine

19 posted on 12/03/2012 10:37:06 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: 2banana

Could the “frozen blob” be a new glacier forming that the DBM doesn’t want to admit still exist!??

Global warming, ya know!


20 posted on 12/03/2012 10:47:50 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: 2banana

My God, this climate change triggered blob is going to kill all the polar bears in Alaska? So the polar bears will all be stuck on little pieces of ice and helplessly float away from land and starve or be crushed by this landslide in their sleep.

Oh the horror!!


22 posted on 12/03/2012 10:55:33 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: 2banana

“As permafrost shrinks and summers grow longer in the southcentral Brooks Range, researchers wonder: How do you stop an accelerating, landslide-like ocean of mud and splintered tree”

Idiot reporter. I don’t live in Alaska, but I do know that Dalton is nowhere near the Brooks mountain range.


29 posted on 12/03/2012 11:56:43 AM PST by Rebelbase
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British Columbia has had landslide problems this year. The difference between Canadian news and US news is that they expect this kind of thing to happen.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=johnsons+corner+landslide++bc&oq=johnsons+corner+landslide++bc&gs_l=hp.3...7429.7653.3.7980.2.2.0.0.0.0.318.318.3-1.1.0.les%3Bcpsugrpq2..0.0...1.1.1d92-vwIWRU&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=54ddd4d3a7c90dfa&bpcl=39314241&biw=1920&bih=868


30 posted on 12/03/2012 11:58:54 AM PST by Rebelbase
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