Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Oceanus Non Carborundum

ZOMG! The little esquimaux are gonna drown causa teh Globull Warmenings!

Seriously USAToday?

Alaska town to vanish by 2017, report says
When it comes to the fate of the 350 residents of Newtok, Alaska, the Guardian pulls no punches: "Exile is inevitable," it writes. That's because their coastal village, located about 480 miles west of Anchorage, is in the process of being washed into the Bering Sea.
I don't know about you, but where I'm from we have this thing called "erosion".
That's where the land is washed away by the movement of water.
And last time I checked, "erosion" "rising sea level".

While you are checking out 'erosion', 'abrasion' and 'desedimentation', look up 'estuary'.
See if you can figure out why you shouldn't build a castle in a swamp.


Knock it the fuck off, you're scaring the low-info voters.



Angus McThag said...

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of Alaska.

doubletrouble said...

Dang, McThag beat me to it.

TOTWTYTR said...

Dang, Mc Thag and doubletrouble beat me to it!

I need new material.