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Old 09-24-2019, 02:28 AM   #6990 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by litesong View Post
First, mostly it struck me that "it" thot "it" represented 97% of the people. Second, 400 cubic kilometers of melted ice, rising to 1000 cubic kilometers & maybe to 10,000 cubic kilometers per year, didn't phase "4 oil pans".... nary at all.
10,000 cubic kilometers represent an ice cube melt, 70,000 feet long, by 70,000 feet wide, by 70,000 feet high. THAT occurrence is what we must avoid.
There's already commonly improperly used English pronouns that denote an unsure or irrelevant gender. They, them, their, etc. Why use an awkward new one that practically nobody else uses? I probably read 5 of your posts before I figured out what it was you were doing.

Anyhow, we're terrible at evaluating extremely big and extremely tiny things. 10,000 kilometers sounds like a lot to me. Then there's 1,332,000,000 cubic kilometers of water on earth. 10k^3 represents 0.0000075 of the water. So, in one regard it sounds like a whole lot, and in another it seems like practically nothing. Without context it's meaningless. And all that was your worst case scenario. You're (it?) saying current melt rates are 0.0000003 per year total water volume right now. All that assumes we're (its?) both right on our facts.
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