The Global Warming Thread

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by NickyViola, Nov 30, 2009.

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  1. I very much understand the time frames involved.
    We developed theories based on data that actually are minutes of movements taking place and extrapolate them into the future or projecting them back into the past.
    All continents are dotted/have volcanic scars.
    We can't tell if such events stay away long after the radioactivity of the waste is down to less dangerous levels or that these erupt sooner.

    So we actually have no clue about what really is going to happen, including how things speed up or slow down.
     
  2. You don't know that for sure.
    The eart crust is still rising in the northern parts of Europe and sinking in the southern in response to the vanished Ice age glaciers.
    We don't know what in the end the crust will do.

    Afaik nobody is drilling holes for nuclear waste. Ones we made for mining, salt or cole etc., are being used or considered.
    Over here for instance we know certain castles existed, but where exactly is lost in time. We're here talking about a few centuries.
    Good luck keeping registered those waste dumps over tens of millennia.
    Once people discover traces of mines, they're going to dig to find out what's down there.
     
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  4. Paul Berry

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    Let's put them on a Space X
    rocket and hope it doesn't crash.
     
  5. rslfanboy

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  6. superdave

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    You haven’t really thought this through.

    A society sophisticated enough to dig really deep holes for no real reason is also a society that would be aware of radioactivity.
     
  7. superdave

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    No, you do not.

    What is the speed of tectonic shift?
     
  8. ElNaranja

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    This also assumes the people doing the digging are testing for that. Throughout our civilization we haven't done a great job of protecting the diggers. What happens when they come across that massive clay door? From what I understand, you can't really detect elevated radioactive levels at that point. Open the door though....
     
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    Dude, it's got red paint on it. What more do you need?
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    Seriously, that's an elevator shaft. They're burying it.

    And it's going to be in use for the next 120 years by which time a meteorite, or Elon Musk, will have wiped us out.

    Onkalo, like the rest of Finland, is very stable geologically and the risk of earthquakes is low. "The rock in Onkalo is migmatite-gneiss: a mixture of two different rock types in one rock," explains Antti Joutsen, principal geologist with Posiva. "It's almost two billion years old and it's very hard."
     
  10. You're talking about observations of a limited time frame. We don't know if it's a stable movement, we don't know what changing of the magnetic field does to it. We atm are simply extrapolating the limited data we have into the future.
     
  11. To replace fossile fuel by nuclear energy the Netherlands only already need at least 4 plants to be built. So Europe will have to be densily dotted with plants. So will the waste dumps. I'm pretty sure no country is going to accept other countries waste, so local dump sites have to be created and most of them will be in unstable settings.
    Many veins of cole or gold etc containing layers have veins continuing on another level, because of shifts that occurred after these were deposited/formed.
    Nobody can claim these donot occur again, nor when.
     
  12. Paul Berry

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    Britain has been burying other countries waste since 2004. It's also been exporting nuclear waste to the US, notably 700kg of highly enriched uranium in 2016.
     
  13. And I was thinking British people glow in the dark because they're so bloody white.
     
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  14. roadkit

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    In the distant future, our sun is going to expand into a red giant, and the earth and everything on it will be destroyed.

    With that as context, I'm perfectly happy letting whatever humanoids may or may not inhabit earth in a few millions years digging up our buried nuclear waste if it means we can actually keep the earth habitable until then.

    Who knows, in 50,000 years humanity might figure out a way to neutralize nuclear waste.
     
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    Remember to dial 811 before planting those tomatoes. :cautious:
     
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    If nothing else it sounds like you’ve found the start of a great screenplay.
     
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    Amazon already beat me to it. Something called Fallout?
     
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    That’s like the inverse, people coming out of holes in the ground to a nuclear wasteland.
     
  20. ElNaranja

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    Creative licence of the facts.
     
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    Just put up a flag.
     
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