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  1. 13 May '14 08:02
    http://phys.org/news/2014-05-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-collapse.html

    -oh crap!
  2. 13 May '14 08:19
    Originally posted by humy
    http://phys.org/news/2014-05-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-collapse.html

    -oh crap!
    Will the ice age of Antarctica be over?
  3. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    13 May '14 08:32
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Will the ice age of Antarctica be over?
    No, but it is coincidental that scientists have a major meltdown predicted in 200-300 years. That is approx. the time when the magnetic poles will flip.
  4. 13 May '14 08:35
    Originally posted by caissad4
    No, but it is coincidental that scientists have a major meltdown predicted in 200-300 years. That is approx. the time when the magnetic poles will flip.
    We cannot do anything about the polar flip. And do we really have a prediction of when it will be? But this is off-topic...

    But we can do something about the climate change. We do have time. But do we want to? Seems that the answer is no. So just let our grand grand grand children suffer.
  5. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    13 May '14 08:54
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Will the ice age of Antarctica be over?
    If so, we might have more good land to produce food for the hungry people of the world.
  6. 13 May '14 08:57
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    If so, we might have more good land to produce food for the hungry people of the world.
    Yeah, that's how new land would be used. Absolutely.
  7. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    13 May '14 09:01
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    If so, we might have more good land to produce food for the hungry people of the world.
    Where there is no light for half the year? What kind of crops will tolerate those conditions?
  8. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    13 May '14 09:27
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Where there is no light for half the year? What kind of crops will tolerate those conditions?
    I am sure science can figure it all out.
  9. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    13 May '14 10:54
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I am sure science can figure it all out.
    Not really, crops depend on energy in the form of sunlight. Photosynthesis is already pretty much as efficient as it can be. There just isn't enough sunlight at extreme latitudes to make Antarctica a viable place for mass food production - the same basic problem applies to the Siberian Tundra if it melts.
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    13 May '14 10:56
    Originally posted by caissad4
    No, but it is coincidental that scientists have a major meltdown predicted in 200-300 years. That is approx. the time when the magnetic poles will flip.
    I thought that the poles flipping was a random event?
    Is it even vaguely predictable?
  11. 13 May '14 11:12
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I thought that the poles flipping was a random event?
    Is it even vaguely predictable?
    Statistically it is predictable. And it is due to be one, any thousand of years.
    But in reality, no. There is no way to make a forecast.
    But we know that the magnetic poles are moving, but that it has been doing as long we've been observing it.

    We are talking about the magnetic poles here, not the geographical ones. We all know that, don't we?
  12. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 May '14 11:48
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    If so, we might have more good land to produce food for the hungry people of the world.
    You are perhaps forgetting the part where all that ice melts and raises the world's ocean level several feet more than it already has, thus destroying land near coasts all around the world. Again you show your true idiocy.
  13. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    13 May '14 14:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by humy
    http://phys.org/news/2014-05-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-collapse.html

    -oh crap!
    Think of this as a marketing opportunity. Someone needs to figure out how to sell ice to them.
  14. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 May '14 16:54
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Think of this as a marketing opportunity. Someone needs to figure out how to sell ice to them.
    Hey, how was your wake?
  15. 13 May '14 17:17
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    If so, we might have more good land to produce food for the hungry people of the world.
    Land - even good land, is not in short supply. Here in Africa we have plenty of good land.
    But what you are missing, is that if Antarctica melts, then Florida will be flooded. the difference is that land in Florida is worth significantly more than land in Antarctica. Net result? Major economic loss for the US.

    I am sure science can figure it all out.
    Science has already proposed solutions, however, politicians need to actually implement them through appropriate policy and that is being held back by people like you who who vote for politicians who are in the pockets of big oil.