Re: global warming and sea level rise

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 20:38:42 MDT

> Spike Jones wrote,
> > I suspect that this issue is even more mired in politics than is
> > the rising sea level notion. ...
> Harvey Newstrom wrote: Spike,
> I can't believe you say this. Here in Florida we sometimes have pollution
> problems where we have to shut down the beaches. We have tar balls wash up
> on shore. We have bacteria blooms. We have fish kills. It is the ocean
> equivalent of bad air days....

Oh. OK I stand corrected. {8-]

I dont think tar balls belongs on this list, however. Tar is a natural
I have seen those, but I dont think they are related to drilling. Are they?

Speaking of political influence, I cut out an ad in the local paper begging
people to check and possibly replace the flapper valve in their toilets, for
if they leak, then all that fresh water will be dumped into the sewer system
and that will be dumped into the San Francisco Bay, which reduces the
salinity of the delicate salt water marsh ecosystem, endangering some
wading bird or other somehow. Im not making this up.

I guess the folks that wrote that ad wont like my idea for soaking up
some of that baaaad CO2: by rerouting water from the Columbia out
to the grassy western U.S. plains to grow vast forests out there. Seems
like all we really need is water in the west to do that. Currently
we are throwing all that good fresh water into the sea. Wouldnt that
work, assuming there really is too much CO2? In fact, it seems if we
put our minds to it, we could figure out a way to store enough water
inland to lower sea levels enough to simultaneously take the pressure
off the Holland, Venice and the island nations that built on low land
to start with, and raise the global temperature at the same time, to
salvage some of that good Siberian land the commies are wasting
currently. spike

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