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Melting the polar ice...

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posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:10 PM
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What if a terrorist group would want to "make allah happy" by sabotaging this world in the broadest way possible; melting the polar ice.

How would they be able to do it?

Would a nuke suffice?

Or maybe this device:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Would there be anything for us to do against it, besides building our houses on higher places?




posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:14 PM
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Uh, no.

The polar ice caps are huge! Certainly bigger then the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany combined. It would take a lot of nukes or lasers to melt it.





posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:15 PM
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No, a single nuke or a laser isn't enough to release enough energy for such melt.

On the other hand, the terrorists can conspire to support the Bush adminitration that doesn't do jack about the global warming, and W will do that for them, given enough time.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by Aelita
On the other hand, the terrorists can conspire to support the Bush adminitration that doesn't do jack about the global warming, and W will do that for them, given enough time.


Hah good point.
Hey are you a satanist?
Your pentagram seems to be upside down, correct me if I'm wrong. (don't know a whole lot about the subject, just a christian ;+)



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:17 PM
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It's not like terrorist used high-tech means to achieve goals, and somehow melting the icecaps would be FAR FAR beyond their abilities and probably even scope. It's really just not feasable...



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:17 PM
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Considering they would do alot of damage to the faithfull as well. No if they have a nuke they are going to use it on a city etc.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by Jakko
Hey are you a satanist?


No I'm a Buddhist.

On the question of melting ice, they can always dust the surface with some black powder, anything would do really. You can get some volcanic ashes real cheap. Then hire a fleet of dusters and get busy.


[edit on 4-11-2004 by Aelita]



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:19 PM
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Frankly I would be more concerned about the exploding of a nuke at sea several miles off the coast. The enormous wave created would cause severe damage to the coastal areas for miles, and at the same time would also damage the fishing industry, by killing off countless marine animals.....



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by superdude
Frankly I would be more concerned about the exploding of a nuke at sea several miles off the coast. The enormous wave created would cause severe damage to the coastal areas for miles, and at the same time would also damage the fishing industry, by killing off countless marine animals.....


There is little to no fish left in the coastal areas. Also, the contaminants would just sink, mitigating the effect.

The optimal blast would be on top of a skyscraper, high enough for the fireball to radiate light (and start fires), and low enough for it to touch the ground and cause a huge radiological problem.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:23 PM
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What about chemical constructions using Kalium?
I am sure loads of Kalium could melt "some" water over there...



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by Jakko
What about chemical constructions using Kalium?
I am sure loads of Kalium could melt "some" water over there...


You meant potassium.

No, there wouldn't be enough.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:30 PM
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Here is some info on the volumes if ice inthe caps.

hypertextbook.com...


That is a lot of ice to melt.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:36 PM
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Originally posted by Aelita
You meant potassium.

No, there wouldn't be enough.



Yeah that's what I ment, and potassium seems to be one of the elements we have load of on earth.

www.newton.dep.anl.gov...



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:43 PM
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This sounds more suitable for the plot of a bad 007 movie.

Just how are these terrorists suposted to apply this material?

why don't you take those ice volumes and do some math. figure out how much potassium you will need, then figure out how many plane loads you would have to apply.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by HowardRoark
This sounds more suitable for the plot of a bad 007 movie.


There is no such thing as a bad 007 movie



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 03:47 PM
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Melting the polar ice?

We already have the worlds greatest terrorist waging war on our enviroment it'll only be a matter of time.

Bow to Dubya! "Oooaam Oooaam"



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