Skip to comments.Can D.C. survive 'unstoppable' ice melt?
Posted on 05/16/2014 9:27:05 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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.
30 freakin degrees this morning.
All of DC could slide into the ocean, and I could give a ratas behind...
I would fee sad about the loss of the smithsonian and the library of congress and some of the monuments and cemetaries...
But that is about it..
see see see that PROVES it....More ICE...to melt....
This reminds me of “Nuclear Attack Mars Metro Weekend”.
That’s easy - just erect a force-field around what you want to protect. Don’t these libtards have a clue?!
Makes me want to go start my car or burn some coal or something.
The studies say if it happens it’s going to be over 300 years.
Pretty sure if they discover that the sea is rising 5 inches a year they can erect some dikes to save us all.
Chicken Little called. She said never mind.
sadly.....the rising oceans wont rise far enough nor rapidly enough to catch the Regime Off Guard....
The irony being that the Chesapeake Bay was formed by the last great ice melt. And, of course, there probably won't be a Washington Monument in the thousand years it will take for this to happen (assuming it is happening).
That is so stupid.
The water from the melting Antarctic ice sheets is down at the bottom of the world. There is no way it can come uphill so far as to be a threat to Washington DC.
The only way that water could flood DC is if someone turned the world upside down and it all flowed down to Washington.
Some people have no scientific knowledge at all. What idiots!
I think Washington DC should be renamed out of respect for George Washington.
Maybe some Freepers can clarify something for me.
This ice is *already* in the water. Ice is less dense than water so it has a higher volume. So, per Archimedes principle of displacement - when it melts wouldn’t the sea level *lower*???
How is it different than filling a glass to the top with ice, then fill with water to the top...and when the ice melts the water mark falls?
I really hope you’re being sarcastic. LOL
aw come on now...you’re not “playing fair”
What a blessing that would be.
That reminds me, I need to burn a few tires....
were a renaming process followed...the regime would be running it and we’d end up with an Obama D.C....
how great would that be?
The sad thing is that your theory is as scientifically valid as theirs.
Moochelle jumping in a pool has more risk of a rising water or tsunami than the ice sheets.
please see post #15
It’s the end of the world as we know it... and I feel fine.
They could relocate everything given a hundred years. If this were real they’d start planning. If this is Global Climate Change I expect it can be stopped through taxation.
Ive just turned on and connected all electrical apparati in the house......plugging in every last Wall Wart Available
Ohomo in water wings?
they seem to realize that the “average” American....doesnt want to have to deal with details...just emotions...
This ice is *already* in the water. ....BECAUSE, you unscientific ignorameous. We say it will happen and it will, IF you believe us.
These people are as sharp as tacks, I tell ya.
And this is amazing, because the ICE AGE they predicted in 1970...must have really thawed out an an amazing rate.
This people are LITERALLY insane.
Me thinks something worse will hit DC before any ice gets close
There are two types of ice in Antarctica. There are glaciers which are on land, and pack ice floating on the water. Some of the glaciers are resting on what would normally sea floor, so it gets a little confusing.
Suffice it to say the concern is with glacial melt, not with pack ice. There is some really good info on the wattsupwiththat web site, but in any case the process is very slow and a lot can happen in the next few centuries so it’s useless to get worked up like the media seems to think necessary.
No, no, no,....a fence doesn’t solve the problem. What about the melted ice that is already on our shores. We need a comprehensive plan and not just a force field.
something already has.....
Hope there are a bunch of sharks in the water when it rises in D.C.
don’t laugh about renaming Washington DC.
With political correctness so strong these days, it could happen.
In New Orleans, they deleted the name of George Washington school, because Washington owned slaves. The predominantly black school board didn’t want to honor a slaveholder.
So, they renamed the school after an African king, so as to bolster the self esteem of the black students.
how great would that be?
Probably named either Obamagrad (as in Stalingrad or Leningrad) or Obama City (as in Ho Chi Min City). The commies have it all figured out!
Post of the day for this thread! Sometimes sarcasm is so good that it does not require a tag!
Unfortunately the GloBull Goreist’s don’t use the /sarc tag on their voodoo science and they need to be tagged where it hurts, with something like OO.
What ice melt?
Ice melts and refreezes all the time.
It’s called “physics”. Highly temperature-dependent.
Water is a most peculiar substance. Scientists have devoted lifetimes and whole careers to its study, and water still remains unique among all compounds.
Look it up sometime.
ok, understood, thx - but aren’t they mainly talking about ice sheets right now? also, isn’t it normal for glaciers to constantly move, eventually into the ocean? wouldn’t the only issue be if the back-end is not getting built up?
I nominate you to call Algore to tell him to turn off the global warming. lol
Besides with the earth spinning all the water will flow to the equator. LOL
Will the Polar Bears turn brown?
Let’s hope not...
Well, Obama already promised to heal the earth, so I don’t have anything to worry about ;)
How 'bout Stalingrad?
“Thats easy - just erect a force-field around what you want to protect. Dont these libtards have a clue?!”
Right on...we need a force-field around DC...to keep all the libtards in! Then letting the rising waters in to drown ‘em all.
We should have time to move the important stuff from the Smithsonian to higher ground.