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Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
reply to post by boncho
This is just an estimate.....You can't physically weigh the earth, or the water for that matter.....You would need to know the approximate depth of the water and how much ground the water covered to come up with the exact number....
Your "estimate" is based on what they say the earth weighs and the water! Did they throw the earth on a scale and subtract the water to find the weight?? Come on!!
To find out a better estimate you would need the approximate depth of the water worldwide and how many miles of water is at this depth to calculate the total.....These numbers are bogus, plain and simple!
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Originally posted by tjack
I saw this pic (or similar) a couple years ago, it also had a sphere representing all the air on earth (adjusted to sea level density) next to the ball of water. It inspired me to calculate how big the ball of meat comprised of all the humans on the earth would be.
I used the density of ground beef and an average human weight of around 125 lbs (children really pull it down) and came up with a sphere right around a kilometer in diameter (if I recollect correctly).
It was a surprisingly small ball of meat.edit on 8-5-2012 by tjack because: (no reason given)
Now you just have to find a ball of Season-All about 20 meters in diameter. And an onion about 100 meters in diameter...
Originally posted by bigshow
You all realize the only way we would run out of water is if the population gets far too great right? Water is a form of energy... law of thermodynamics, energy can be changed but neither created nor destroyed.
We are not running short on water. You drink it, you perspire and urinate... it goes back into the ground or into the air. That's what makes clouds... and then it rains.
I love people saying we are running out of water.
I really had to do the math myself to actually believe such a claim.
Originally posted by jazz10
Originally posted by Outofcontrol
I'm sorry... I can't believe that.
I dont think thats accurate. I really had to do the math myself to actually believe such a claim.
Thats what i was thinking. I believe this signals a deception into leading the masses that water shortages are . a global thing. But i actually believe it is a case of making profit from water due to the soon to be loss in revenue from oil. Oil is yesterday, technology has moved us on. Watch this space regarding a water conspiracy and remember this thread.
I was right about Egypt
Originally posted by LDragonFire
The article claims this is the volume of surface water so I assume it doesn't include aquifers and other underground water?
I think someones math has to be wrong...
....the Pacific alone would be more than this.
To scale size, the earths crust would be about the thickness of 3 ordinary sheets of paper on a basketball. The thickness of a chicken eggshell would be 16 pieces of paper on a basketball, so the earths crust is 5 times thinner than a typical egg shell. And the crust is only as thick as the egg shell at its maximum thickness underneath Nepal.