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the ross ice shelf is huge , awesome, and mostly floating.
i propose that people aren't really worried enough about
global warming. there is not enough outright panic out
about the end of the world coming. furthermore, there
isn't enough warming and signs of impending warming
i propose that the accelerated breakup of the ross ice shelf
would help spread panic inducing rage that would very
seriously support attempts at full globalization of
and the bringing in of a new world government that could
force countries to respect mother earth, by force if
therefor , i believe it would be wise to set about
the destruction of the ross ice shelf.
after careful considering i believe there is one obvious way
do this. furthermore the technology mostly already exists
can be improved greatly by supercomputer simulations.
1) Swords for plowshares or , nuclear weapons for peaceful
uses, have been HEAVILY researched by the u.s. military and
the soviets. while existing research pertains ONLY to
subTERRAenean explosions of Small kiloton and subkiloton
nukes ( as well as much bigger ) ----its' easy to extrapolate
much of the lessons to using nuclear weapons for explosions
beneath about 250 meters of ice. supercomputers can
the data , give a few projections, and then the first few
can be used to confirm or reject the projects, tweak the
models, and then adjust for the final products used in the
series of charges detonated for the breakup project
2) digging, this is ice and it is FLOATING. this presents a
opportunity to prototype many of the proposed europA ( ice
moon of jupiter with a subsurface ocean) ice
tunneling robots. our nuclear excavation charges must
through the ice. HOWEVER for maximum effect the charges
should be located precisely at the BOTTOM of the ice sheet
wherever the sheet may be, whether than is floating above
meters of water, or directly on the seabed. to achieve this,
prototype must be able to melt through the ice, float ontop
water , and anchor itself to the bottom of the ice once it's
tunneled to the water ( or to hit the seabed) .
the blasts' energy will be direct primarily into the ice, and
what is deflected downwaard towards the seabed will
water travelling shockwaves (like a water/steam hammer)
LIFTS and hammers the rest of the ice shelf from
the ice. that is why TIMING is so crucial, to create the
furthermore the nuclear materials left over (which won't
actually be that much ----less than a few megatons worth ---
-just a few hundred pounds of radio isotopes) should help
accelerate the melting process
3) supercomputer simulations......just like a planned
demolition of a high rise, the timing of multiple demolition
charges is CRUCIAL to effectively breaking up the ice shelf.
CRUCIAL. unlike a high rise however, the dynamics of many
many forces, including gravity , the tides, ice/water/seabed
interactions, polar subglacial ice rivers, polar oceanic
currnents and thermo-haline current differentials, seasonal
pack ice , and other dynamics will effect how the ross ice
reacts to the demolition charges in both the instantaneous,
short, medium, and seasonal long term .
that said, a series of a few hundred to a thousand dog sized
kiloton range nukes floating and anchored on the underside
the ice shelf should do the trick and we will see at least half
the entire ross iceshelf breakup in just a few short months
less, possibly the entire western antarctic slope will begin
deteriorate in a manner of years. these small demolition
charges are numerous but could easily be deployed
practically by a few dozens runs of a large military cargo
transport plane with no humans on the ground.
with this new harbinger of things to come, the u.n. and
globosocialist entities can help us better undertand why and
how we can save our planet from global warming.
also, there is a lot of scientific research to be done on such
project. the outcome will be very enlightening.
[teslaberry, Jul 28 2016]
[FlyingToaster, Jul 28 2016]
Equally ahem,The Kraken Wakes [not_morrison_rm, Jul 28 2016]
||//rage that would very seriously support attempts at full
globalization of government and the bringing in of a new
world government that could force countries to respect
mother earth, by force if necessary.//
||Starting with executing everybody involved in breaking up
the Ross ice shelf presumably?
||//i propose that people aren't really worried
enough about global warming...furthermore, there
really isn't enough warming and signs of impending
||And I propose that people aren't really worried
enough about the coming Fungal Apocalypse.
Furthermore, there isn't enough fungal
encroachment and signs of impending fungal
||"Global warming" is the answer you get when you
ask a bunch of meek, middle-aged, widely-ignored
weather forecasters the question "What do you
think will be the next global catastrophe which can
only be averted by intense funding?". If,
instead, they had asked the same question of a
bunch of meek, middle-aged, widely-ignored
mycologists, then we would all be working hard to
mitigate the impending fungopalypse.
||Anyway, [-] for absence of capital letters.
||Minding punctuation and capitalization in writing is like
wearing pants during a speech. Without these you may be
making a valid point but it's distracting.
||You wouldn't want to nuke it at all. You'd want to mine the
water. Which would easily let you counteract any
desertification, and increase the speed with which the
continent can be exploited
||max---fungopalyse is real. don't denigrate it with global
warming comparisons. fungopalpse has happened before and
will happen again.
||also, there are a few people who posit that global warming
is not really dangerous so long as it doesn't wake the real
dragon-----which is the supposed cause for many of earth's
major extinctions-------hydrogen sulfide explosions, which
completely poison aerobic ocean life.
||somehow it is posited these explosive releases are related
to atmospheric warming, but i don't buy that for a second. i
think sulfur is in the ocean bottoms, waiting to be stirred up
by volcanoes and meteorites, but not global warming........
||Strangely, "fungopalypse" has zero hits on the
Internet. This, shirley, can only reflect a conspiracy
operating at the highest levels. Where's [2fries]
when you need him?
||What is that flashing light?
||Oh, that's my author identification system - it auto engaged somewhere around the second paragraph.
||Destruction is cheap and easy to plan - are you able to balance that with something for creation?
||Has the new world government, perchance, put their minds
to the fact that New Zealand would consider this an act of
war? Perhaps a preemptive strike against Wellington would
be in order.
||I think a pre-emptive strike against Wellington is
always in order.
||You mean as an appetizer or a main course ?
||I mean immediately before the empt.
||And what's a "high rise however"?
||How would you keep this plan secret? I imagine it
would not have the desired effect if it was known how
the Ross ice shelf really broke up.
||do it in winter of course. and the staggered small explosions
will just look like some small tremoring earthquakers at most
on a sizemohgraf
||Fungoprolapse has me pretty worried, and ready with some funding. Fungalypso has me doing catchy limbo. But plain old Fungolpolis is not scary at all, and worth a visit for the cheese.
||I was just thinking of the xfiles where the Chupacabra was some guy who set off infectious fungus storms. They did some great special effects in that episode.
||// Destruction is cheap //
||Not that cheap - but we can do it for you wholesale...