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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 09:12 AM
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Melting ice could cause gravity shift
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change...

Northern hemisphere sea levels 'will rise the most' if Antarctic sheet disintegrates

By Steve Connor, Science Editor

Friday, 15 May 2009

The melting of one of the world's largest ice sheets would alter the Earth's field of gravity and even its rotation in space so much that it would cause sea levels along some coasts to rise faster than the global average, scientists said yesterday.

The rise in sea levels would be highest on the west and east coasts of North America where increases of 25 per cent more than the global average would cause catastrophic flooding in cities such as New York, Washington DC and San Francisco.
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 09:14 AM
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1. Guess Mother Nature would take care of Wallstreet and Washington for us.
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tj2001 Donating Member (685 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 09:16 AM
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2. Time to buy property in the Poconos
Everybody will be moving that way. Or the hills of Tennessee.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 09:24 AM
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3. I'd rather drown nt
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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 10:06 AM
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5. Only one of the many reasons we moved from near
the beach in SoFla to the hills of North Carolina's Piedmont!
Crime such as drive by shootings, drug dealers, getting mugged in front of the house, being downsized and outsourced, shallow 'friends' crumby greedy landlords, hurricanes(lived through H Andrew) were among other reasons.
I did not realize just how much the peace and quiet would calm my nerves though.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 09:30 AM
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4. I see a new disaster movie scenario.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 11:04 AM
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6. So THAT's why I kept falling down last night!
Or maybe I was drunk - hard call.

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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 11:09 AM
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7. That's not good. n/t
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