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Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by Xmo1, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    We already have that ethical dilemma in the example of floods. The poor neighbourhoods are sacrificed to protect the rich. Imagine if we had the power to divert a hurricane. Where would we send it?
     
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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I can hook my PC up to a large screen TV and a pretty good sound system. Which gives the luxury of watching/listening to stupid things on youtube while leisurely doing chores.

    And today's stupid was:

    Half an hour but, Michio Kaku, is right at the beginning, and which I found offbeat.

    Later, I checked the HAARP wiki page, skimmed the the conspiracies, and thought this was not a weapon, per se, but some super device that could be used to terraform a planet.

    (may half to rewind to beginning)
     
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  5. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Better still don't put in the great ragged lumps of plastic garbage in the water in the first instance

    But I suspect you know that

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  7. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    30 years too late. Most people have no idea how much oil is in sea-water, either; how many spills there have been from tankers and deep drilling rigs.
    Yes, I knew that back in 1976, when bottled water became fashionable
    Puerto Rico.
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  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I think Michael was making a a jab at Xmo1's idea of capturing tornadoes in giant garbage bags.

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  9. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    if you wanted to spend money i guess with an Operation Chrome Dome type cycle of 747,s all customised to drop some type of moisture grabbing granules or electrical compounds it might be possible.
    though a diving aging 747 that is doing a dive bomb on a forming tornado close to a city is probably going to raise some other concerns.
    would probably block peoples drains and then cause flooding.
     
  10. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I was going to say that but I figured you guys would put two and two together.

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  11. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, it did seem kind of facile, but not everybody's on that page yet.
     
  12. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    This may be of interest;
    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-07-ocean-acidification-million-years.html#jCp
     
  13. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    That's about the third last thing I want to read about. The second is permafrost. Guess what's top.
     
  14. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    If the frequency of 50C heat spikes this year - in the worry zones (around the Gulf of Oman, the low regions of Pakistan and India, the Yangtze River valley and Seven Ovens of China) - are taken as establishing the new Bell Curve rather than outlying an older one, we are now entering the time of statistical likelihood (>50%) for a normatively lethal heat spike event in one of those regions within a human lifetime.

    So we can modify the weather, and use it to kill people. We just can't aim it.
     

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