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I would prefer putting mouthpieces of corporationism to one building whose ventilation system would took air from car exhausts and factory pipes and water woulde be taken from sewers of factories.
Originally posted by Whiskey Jack
Try an experiment. Run down to Petco, or your local equivalent. Purchase a bag full of saltwater fish...
Originally posted by Dr Love
So if something caused the ice to melt very quickly, and the isostatic rebound didn't happen at the same rate as the ice melting,
It would also disrupt the various currents that transport heat to Europe,
The major rivers in India have salt water sharks swimming in them, so do river systems connected to the ocean in America. There have been documented cases of Great whites swimming in lakes connected to the ocean by rivers
Originally posted by BattleofBatoche
Wellllll...... Actually if the sea level rises then areas like the black sea and low lying salt flats near coastal areas will release their salt content into the ocean and this will compensate for the freshwater from the ice burgs.
The world ocean contains about 97 percent of all the water on the earth. Most of the remaining water is frozen in glaciers and icecaps. The rest is in lakes and rivers, underground, and in the air (Eliav.)
Every natural element can be found in the waters of the ocean. But the ocean is especially known for its salts. Seawater contains, on the average, about 31/2 percent salts. Six elements account for 99 percent of the ocean's salinity. They are chloride, sodium, sulfur, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Most of the salty material in the sea consists of the compound sodium chloride, which is commonly known as table salt (Eliav, Weiss.)
I've talked to people who have tried to keep salt water fish alive at home. it doesn't even have to be pure fresh water, if what they say is right. All that is needed is a little change in the ph level for them to die...
The waterline raised from 1/2 up to X when you put in the ice cube clump, therefore when the ice melts there will be no change in the new waterline as the increase in volume was already accounted for by the displacement of the total ice cube clump. Not to mention that it is also possibly that the waterline would drop after the heat exchange and melting by the sun causes a small portion of the water to turn to vapor and evaporate.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Only if the icebergs were floating. If say a landlocked iceshelf were to melt and drain into the ocean it would decrease salinity and add volume.
This pretty much hits upon the crux of the issue...
Also, say you have a huge piece of ice floating in the water. (thus displacing a certain amount of water). Now, a large piece from the top breaks off and then melts into the sea. The iceberg is still displacing about the same amount of water, but the part that broke off is now adding to the water level. Sure, if ALL the floating ice melted, it wouldn't be an issue, but it's the ice shelves breaking off that are the real issue....