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Can D.C. survive 'unstoppable' ice melt?
WTOP ^ | May 16. 2014 | Neal Augenstein

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalnonsense
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Shudder,.....
1 posted on 05/16/2014 9:27:05 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

30 freakin degrees this morning.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Roflol


3 posted on 05/16/2014 9:28:53 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: MeshugeMikey

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..


4 posted on 05/16/2014 9:29:15 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: cripplecreek

see see see that PROVES it....More ICE...to melt....


5 posted on 05/16/2014 9:29:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This reminds me of “Nuclear Attack Mars Metro Weekend”.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 9:29:36 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: MeshugeMikey

That’s easy - just erect a force-field around what you want to protect. Don’t these libtards have a clue?!

/s


7 posted on 05/16/2014 9:29:42 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Makes me want to go start my car or burn some coal or something.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 9:29:43 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: MeshugeMikey

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.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 9:30:11 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: GraceG

sadly.....the rising oceans wont rise far enough nor rapidly enough to catch the Regime Off Guard....


10 posted on 05/16/2014 9:30:39 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The rising seas will affect local treasures, including the Chesapeake Bay

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).

11 posted on 05/16/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: MeshugeMikey

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!


12 posted on 05/16/2014 9:31:13 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: MeshugeMikey

I think Washington DC should be renamed out of respect for George Washington.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 9:31:45 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: MeshugeMikey

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?


14 posted on 05/16/2014 9:31:47 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: headsonpikes
ahahahahaha Quick... Somebody Call:




15 posted on 05/16/2014 9:32:17 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: oldbill

I really hope you’re being sarcastic. LOL


16 posted on 05/16/2014 9:32:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: fuzzylogic

aw come on now...you’re not “playing fair”


17 posted on 05/16/2014 9:33:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Hope not


18 posted on 05/16/2014 9:33:21 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MeshugeMikey

What a blessing that would be.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 9:33:35 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Can D.C. survive 'unstoppable' ice melt?

Hope not.

That reminds me, I need to burn a few tires....

20 posted on 05/16/2014 9:34:04 AM PDT by wbill
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To: frogjerk

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?


21 posted on 05/16/2014 9:34:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: oldbill

The sad thing is that your theory is as scientifically valid as theirs.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 9:34:33 AM PDT by PTBAA
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To: oldbill

Moochelle jumping in a pool has more risk of a rising water or tsunami than the ice sheets.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 9:34:42 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: rockrr

please see post #15

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3156797/posts?page=15#15


24 posted on 05/16/2014 9:35:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s the end of the world as we know it... and I feel fine.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 9:35:16 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: MeshugeMikey

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.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 9:36:08 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: circlecity

Ive just turned on and connected all electrical apparati in the house......plugging in every last Wall Wart Available


27 posted on 05/16/2014 9:36:37 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Ohomo in water wings?


28 posted on 05/16/2014 9:37:37 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: oldbill

they seem to realize that the “average” American....doesnt want to have to deal with details...just emotions...


29 posted on 05/16/2014 9:37:55 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: fuzzylogic

This ice is *already* in the water. ....BECAUSE, you unscientific ignorameous. We say it will happen and it will, IF you believe us.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 9:39:07 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: All

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.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 9:41:03 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Me thinks something worse will hit DC before any ice gets close


32 posted on 05/16/2014 9:44:14 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: fuzzylogic

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.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 9:44:26 AM PDT by Go_Raiders (Freedom doesn't give you the right to take from others, no matter how innocent your program sounds.)
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To: rockrr

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.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 9:44:31 AM PDT by skams19
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To: DBrow
Obama is on the case.....




35 posted on 05/16/2014 9:44:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: goodnesswins

something already has.....

see above


36 posted on 05/16/2014 9:45:11 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Hope there are a bunch of sharks in the water when it rises in D.C.


37 posted on 05/16/2014 9:45:18 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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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.


38 posted on 05/16/2014 9:46:30 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MeshugeMikey
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?

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!

39 posted on 05/16/2014 9:49:12 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: oldbill; cripplecreek

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.


40 posted on 05/16/2014 9:49:24 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: MeshugeMikey

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.


41 posted on 05/16/2014 9:50:52 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Go_Raiders

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?


42 posted on 05/16/2014 9:51:22 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: fuzzylogic

I nominate you to call Algore to tell him to turn off the global warming. lol


43 posted on 05/16/2014 9:51:32 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Besides with the earth spinning all the water will flow to the equator. LOL


44 posted on 05/16/2014 9:53:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: fuzzylogic

Will the Polar Bears turn brown?


45 posted on 05/16/2014 9:54:10 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: MeshugeMikey

Let’s hope not...

;-)


46 posted on 05/16/2014 9:55:27 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Well, Obama already promised to heal the earth, so I don’t have anything to worry about ;)


47 posted on 05/16/2014 9:56:14 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: frogjerk
I think Washington DC should be renamed out of respect for George Washington.

How 'bout Stalingrad?

48 posted on 05/16/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: rockrr; MeshugeMikey

“That’s easy - just erect a force-field around what you want to protect. Don’t 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.


49 posted on 05/16/2014 9:57:33 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: GraceG

We should have time to move the important stuff from the Smithsonian to higher ground.


50 posted on 05/16/2014 9:57:44 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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