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What will we do when the ice caps melt?

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
We all know it's going to happen one day, so what will the world do to survive? I have a few theories:

1. Build a huge wall around the poles trapping in a large amount of water. This would mean that most of the water was stored at the poles and would mean that the world would not get flooded. Obviously building a huge wall wouldn't be easy but I guess it's possible.

2. Build several smaller walls around the world keeping water in certain places. Effectively creating more places for there to be a high tide therefore stopping the high tides reaching a high enough level to flood places. Imagine a wall in the middle of the English channel parallel with the coast, this would mean that at high tide half the water would be trapped on the other side stopping the high tide being as high here therefore stopping us flooding and vice versa.

3. Bring the world temperature down. The problem is that the world temperature is rising. So to stop this cover a large proportion of the deserts in white/silver.

Any other ideas?
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I say we bring all the water to all the deserts and have new seas.
#2
that hurt my head to read
#3
http://www.cherryflava.com/cherryflava/images/2007/08/28/billboardhouse.jpg
Billboard house.

"The Single Hauz, from Poland, offers cantilevered space for one atop a cement pole, allowing it to be installed anywhere from a mountainside or the top of an existing building, to a lake.

So the bonus is that you don't need a large amount of open land to put the thing on.
In fact, as shown here, it can easily be erected in a lake...or a small track of land anywhere.
It's a double story structure, that although looks a bit thin, can easily accommodate a slender, single occupant.

As some reports suggest - the roof can be packed with solar panels, or a wind turbine generator and slap an OUTsurance ad on the one side of it to make some cash - you've got a fully self sustaining unit.

You want to move house? Just uproot the pole and head on. What a pleasure."
#4
:roll:SWIM
banned#5
sexyslippers
:roll:SWIM


Just what I was thinking!
#6
Surely building a large wall to retain the polar ice caps will be catastrphic. As you say anything is possible and i admit im no scientist but im guessing the sheer size and volume of "wall" needed to contain billions and billions of water would in its self displace so much water that the sea level would rise and we would all b pretty much screwed anyway.
#7
build big refrigerators at the poles problem solved
#8
Hi
Is that house real? Who makes them? I want one! Have they got a website or is it just an artist's impression?
banned#9
I lold at these ideas
#10
Maybe if everyone drank an extra litre of water a day, it would keep the sea level down? :thinking: :oops:
#11
Drop a giant ice cube into the ocean every now and then.
#12
we might evolve into merpeople
#13
bellabonkers
we might evolve into merpeople


Or fish! :thumbsup:
#14
What will we do when the ice caps melt?


drink warm gin?
#15
Exavier
Surely building a large wall to retain the polar ice caps will be catastrphic. As you say anything is possible and i admit im no scientist but im guessing the sheer size and volume of "wall" needed to contain billions and billions of water would in its self displace so much water that the sea level would rise and we would all b pretty much screwed anyway.


Depends on the height of the wall but I guess you're right, it would need to be thicker to contain more water therefore displacing more water!

It also could change the rotation of the earth etc, could change length of days etc.
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rehydrated
Hi
Is that house real? Who makes them? I want one! Have they got a website or is it just an artist's impression?


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1023/1224392081_a90692df0b_o.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1436/1224392095_141ca9c193_o.jpg

This is the SINGLE HAUZ by FRONT ARCHITECTS. website
#17
nightswimmer
Maybe if everyone drank an extra litre of water a day, it would keep the sea level down? :thinking: :oops:


I like your idea!:) However, given some thought, what about all the additional toilet flushing?:whistling:
#18
http://www.answersingenesis.org/assets/images/articles/am/v2/n2/great-wall.jpg
#19
Thanks Kippy. I love it! I am looking at buying some land in Bulgaria and these would be great! I had looked at possibly log cabins,but I don't imagine that these will cost much...I'm going to email them and ask :thumbsup:
#20
If we all talk as much as we type all the mositure would turn into hot air lol
#21
Sash6304
I like your idea!:) However, given some thought, what about all the additional toilet flushing?:whistling:


Well in theory, the amount of water going out would equal the amount of water coming back in (in terms of water used for flushing). So that shouldn't be a problem. In fact, the more toilets we build, the lower the sealevel as the water wiill be stored in the cisterns. ;-)
#22
what if we sorted out a large water network that just went round and round the earth ... like a huge drain system.
#23
kippy
what if we sorted out a large water network that just went round and round the earth ... like a huge drain system.


I think we should take all the nappies that are in landfill sites and dump them in the sea. That should soak up a good amount of water, and solve the landfill problem at the same time!
#24
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj41/TATTYPIE/ger.jpg
#25
http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/jfa1104l.jpg
#26
quick slush puppies for everyone before its all gone AAAARRRGGGHHHHHH !
#27
try to activate the isolated volcanos as the ash thrown up from an eruption repairs the ozone layer while also replanting the plankton and stop farming salt from the sea
banned#28
Put all the huge cruise ships, ocean liners and carriers on top of mountains. The water displaced by them alone would allow water levels to drop 5 meters?
banned#29
lumoruk
Put all the huge cruise ships, ocean liners and carriers on top of mountains. The water displaced by them alone would allow water levels to drop 5 meters?


no it wouldn't I remember reading about this in focus magazine the difference it would make would be negligible
#30
We need to make a giant hose from use to the moon, then get a vacuum cleaner and syphon water from us to the moon.
Fool proof
banned#31
Titchimp
We need to make a giant hose from us to the moon, then get a vacuum cleaner and syphon water to the moon.
Fool proof


This could cause an imbalance in the gravity fields causing the moon to crash into the earth or the earth to spin out of the solar system killing us all! :?
#32
lumoruk
This could cause an imbalance in the gravity fields causing the moon to crash into the earth or the earth to spin out of the solar system killing us all! :?


well...we started with a big bang so might as well end with one!:roll:
banned#33
Hi Benji, I saw on the BBC news the other day that global temperatures have not risen since 1997!

In fact January this year was 2.4 degrees colder than the year before across the globe. One month is nothing to go on though but some scientitsts are now starting to say temperatures are starting to fall across the globe.

Remember the 70's and we were all heading for an ice age?

I still sit on the 'wait and see' fence, rather than the G.Browns of this world who are rubbing their hands in glee at all the exciting opportunites for punitive stealth taxation. I wouldn't feel so cynical if world leaders / climate experts weren't flying around the world to Bali etc and stuck to video conferencing like the reast of us ;)
banned#34
bellabonkers;1943316
well...we started with a big bang so might as well end with one!:roll:

On the subject of big bang, does anyone know if the swiss scientists managed to re-create a minature big bang in those tunnels under the swiss alps?

I believe they were attempting it in november last year but didn't see anything in the news about it.
#35
Great info csiman,

I think whatever happens there is more co2 released than needs to be and one day we're going to need to stop it and be able to control the world temperature.
#36
csiman
Hi Benji, I saw on the BBC news the other day that global temperatures have not risen since 1997!

In fact January this year was 2.4 degrees colder than the year before across the globe. One month is nothing to go on though but some scientitsts are now starting to say temperatures are starting to fall across the globe.

Remember the 70's and we were all heading for an ice age?

I still sit on the 'wait and see' fence, rather than the G.Browns of this world who are rubbing their hands in glee at all the exciting opportunites for punitive stealth taxation. I wouldn't feel so cynical if world leaders / climate experts weren't flying around the world to Bali etc and stuck to video conferencing like the reast of us ;)


I'm with you on this , a bit cynical .
BTW Ice floes melting do not raise the sea level. Basic science.
banned#37
I think the real problem facing civilization is the fact we have now passed the peak oil stage. If you think oil is expensive now, then you aint seen nothin yet. Time to invest in oil perhaps :)

Some interesting stuff here:-

http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_oil
#38
PaulPoole
I'm with you on this , a bit cynical .
BTW Ice floes melting do not raise the sea level. Basic science.



How's that?

Seeing as most of the water is stored above sea level?
#39
What will we do when the ice caps melt?

I duon't know about you guys, but I'll be busy making boats and loads of money :thumbsup:
banned#40
Benjimoron;1943458
How's that?

Seeing as most of the water is stored above sea level?

I think he is referring to the arctic where there is no land. Icebergs displace the same amount of water as their volume in weight, hence when they melt it doesnt affect water levels.

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