posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:12 AM
I have a headache from looking at the math. You've got some real problems here. For example, you say, "0.0000001 km2= 1 metre" Whoa!!! Way too
many zeroes there! Like 4 too many. A meter is 1/1000th of a km. So it's .001. And then you inexplicable sidestep from metric to imperial by using
tonnes instead of kilograms With ships, displacement in kg is vastly different than tonnage, which refers to volume or capacity. A cubic meter of
saltwater at some salinity and temperature weighs 1025 kg. So already we have an understatement by a factor of ten thousand or so.
And you say the "average cruise ship weighs 100,000 tons. Only the absolute largest ships in the world, the Oasis class ships, approach that
figure. See, If Royal Caribbean builds it, 6,400 could come, Boston Globe (February 7, 2006). The Titanic was about half that amount. So figure an
average displacement of 60,000 tons. So now you don't need 250 cruise ships as you said. You need about 6 million cruise ships.
And even at that, it's not that simple. As the water rises, the surface area of the ocean gets larger. Of course the depth of this new surface
area is not more than 1 meter, but it is still a substantial increase in volume, given the long shorelines of all the world's oceans.