Friday, August 22, 2008

Sea level to rise by 4 metres this century!

OMFG, this is really, really serious stuff.

Peer-reviewed scientists have made a presentation at the Coast to Coast Collaboration Conference in sunny Darwin, Northern Territory. Renowned scientists such as Barbara Norman from RMIT University's Global Cities Research Institute have warned the Australian Government that: (money quote)

"Ms Norman says it is not logical for local governments across the country to develop their own coastal planning policies and a national approach is needed.

Scientists are predicting more that half-a-million residences could be washed away as sea levels may rise by up to four metres by the end of the century.

Ms Norman is calling on the Federal Government to implement a buffer zone along the Australian coastline."


At last - an empirical projection that can be easily measured and monitored!

Four metres this century of sea-level rise..... that's four metres for the 92 years remaining in this century.

Four metres in 92 years is, ummm... ummm... 2 metres in 46 years, ummm... 1 metre every 23 years, ummm..... 100mm every 2.3 years, ummm.... that's 43.5 mm per year! Holy Starving Polar Bears, Batman!

Now we can finally gauge the impact of global warming! We can measure it, and peer reviewed scientists like Barbara Morgan will be vindicated in only a matter of a couple of years.

No need to wait around for fifty or a hundred years to see if there is any global warming effect - no, now we can measure it in as little as a year or two!

Once those in Government see the sea levels rising inexorably by 50 mm every one year and two months, they will have to do something - no-one could possibly deny the effects of global warming then!

Kaboom sez: Here is the proof we have been praying for!!!!1!1!!


Minicapt said...

It's called an Armoured Vehicle General Purpose; this variant is the Wheeled Fire Support Vehicle, armed with a 76mm L23 main gun and a Co-ax MG. It is also amphibious and thus quite useful in situations of excess water; I once went river-running in mine (inadvertently).

I seldom use ";=)' because it spoils the effect for me.


Kaboom said...

Hmmmm..... it still looks like an OFFENSIVE WEAPON that could be used by the Great Satan against poor goat-herders in the various 'stans around the world.

And to be frank, you shouldn't gloat about 76mm - that's not really that long, you know, and won't impress the womenfolk at all......

Minicapt said...

But the Regt now has the L55 ...