Published on September 5, 2013
*Raises sea level 7m by 2100 *100s Millions of people displaced *Even if we reduce CO2 emissions Greenland Ice Sheet
Submerged areas at 7 meters *Haneda Airport, Disneyland all submerged *Affects 5 million people
Submerged areas at 7 meters
Submerged areas at 7 meters *20 million people affected in Netherlands and UK alone
Jakobshavn Outlet Humboldt Outlet Petermann Outlet 79N Outlet
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Normally: *Built at the site *Poured concrete
*Greenland’s sub-zero conditions *Greenland’s permafrost soil *Pieces manufactured elsewhere *Further Research needed Holland's 9 km long Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier Tibet/Qinghai Railway: 1956km, built on permafrost soil
China Three Gorges Dam 2.3km $26B Petermann 17km $192B Jakobshavn 6km $68B 79N 54km $588B ($271B +$317B) Humboldt 100km$1,130B Total $1,978B
60 17 14 2.4 1.3 2 0 20 40 60 80 Cost of Arctic Melting US National Debt Japan National Debt Iraq War, US Costs 2011 US Federal Deficit Greenland Dams (est.) $ Trillions sources: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/24/world/climate-arctic-methane Congressional Budget Office http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/10/24/us-iraq-usa-funding- idUSN2450753720071024 "Summary Tables". 2013 Budget of the U.S. Government. United States Office of Management and Budget. February 13, 2012. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
*Other outlets *Land stability *Shape and composition of land *Specific dimensions of land surrounding outlet Proposed Dam Area for further study
*3 mm per year *Many major cities will disappear under the sea soon *Goal: 18 years *18 years = 5.4 cm In a few decades, Shanghai, New York, Los Angeles, and Florida could all look like this picture of Venice
1. Lobby politicians, scientists, environmentalists 2. Spread the word: use social media! 3. Participate in Science experiments *Building a dam in the freezer *Various Dam building materials *Detailed geographical studies with Google Earth
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