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global flood & ... (wasRe: g0miileg0, v3rzjen 1.2...)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, February 14, 2003, 9:54
en mem0 2003:02:12 11.46.08 g0zen, Andreas kwo aen graffii:

>> Warmer temperatures * will cause the upper layers of the oceans to >>expand: sea levels would probably rise .5 -1.5 meters due to this factor >>alone. > >That's not really very significant added on top of of a 65 meter rise, is >it?
I guess not if you look at it purely from the metrics and "Big Picture" of Numbers. On the "ground-level nitty-gritty", giant wouldn't think it much - other than a reallly baaad inconvenience, but anyone shorter than a meter would disagree heartily ;)
>> * because of projected warmer temperatures of Global Warming (an >>estimated 3-5 degrees C/ 5.4-9 degrees F globally... temperate zones 5-7 >>C/9-12.6 F... the poles a drastic 6-12 C/10.8-21.6 F... by the late 21st >>century) >> Coastal cities like London, Rotterdam, Venice Italy, New York, Miami, >>Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Calcutta, >>Sydney, etc. would start to be completely or partially flooded. Entire
>>and regions would be submerged, drowned. > >Of course. I didn't dispute that
:) <SNiP>
>Anyways, a 65 meter rise would certainly be apolcalyptic enough - the >majority of the planet's major cities placed underwater and thousands of >millions of people displaced, and that before changed local climates at >higher attitudes are figured in.
Okay, thanx so much, Andreas!!... I think I must have jumbled my numbers between metric and imperial - metres and feet & didn't double check them (65 metres/195 feet) or something... To be on the safe, plausible side of scientific accuracy in speculative science-fiction, I will make this little correction in the g0miileg0 conculture :) Hanuman Zhang €º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€ø,¸¸,ø€º°`°º€€º°`°º€ø,¸~-> "If you're going to explore uncharted territory, it's okay to carry a compass, but not a map." - Derek Bailey "...improvisation is about change, about flux rather than stasis. ... you have to be aware of the fact that improvisation is about a constant change." - Steve Beresford "Who is the individual today? We are always in motion, in flux, in a torrent of self-transformation. So much falls on the borderline of chaotic experience." - Brian Ferneyhough "There is no total revolution, there is only _perpetual_ Revolution, real life, like love, dazzling at every moment." - Paul Eluard "Ride music beam back to base." - William S. Burroughs improvvisazione liquida, sospesa temporalmente e profondamente "aliena"