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Darkoz
16-08-2012, 01:44 PM
Quite sobering when you look at it this way.......


http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/9369/ats52865globalwaterairs.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/39/ats52865globalwaterairs.jpg/)

More info here.......Global Water and Air Volume Compared to Earth - Picture- , page 1 (http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread341549/pg1)

Bella
16-08-2012, 01:52 PM
Jesus. Thats a bit scary!

Time to catch rainwater! How do we conserve air? We can't plant more trees & have that counterbalance the damage thats already been done with any sort of immediacy?

Bloody terrifying really.

I should neg you for putting me in an even more depressive shitty state of mind lol

Stewstews
16-08-2012, 01:56 PM
How do we conserve air?

Quick, everyone hold your breath, you're stealing my air! Try that for a couple a minutes a day, if everyone does that... :p

Bella
16-08-2012, 02:02 PM
Quick, everyone hold your breath, you're stealing my air! Try that for a couple a minutes a day, if everyone does that... :p

Mwahaha somehow I don't think that will work Stews lol

Darkoz
16-08-2012, 02:06 PM
Jesus. Thats a bit scary!

Time to catch rainwater! How do we conserve air? We can't plant more trees & have that counterbalance the damage thats already been done with any sort of immediacy?

Bloody terrifying really.

I should neg you for putting me in an even more depressive shitty state of mind lol
Planting a lot more trees would certainly help

Sorry to ruin your day :)

Darkoz
16-08-2012, 02:07 PM
Everyone needs to stop farting

Stewstews
16-08-2012, 02:29 PM
Mwahaha somehow I don't think that will work Stews lol

Well have you tried ??? lol

Bella
16-08-2012, 03:14 PM
Planting a lot more trees would certainly help

Sorry to ruin your day :)

Agreed!


Everyone needs to stop farting

Impossibru! People need to fart! lol

Stews, I know lots of people who could be culled so they stop stealing our oxygen? lol

Perhaps thats where we need to start...

Darkoz
16-08-2012, 03:30 PM
Also puts into perspective how big our planet actually is

bull
16-08-2012, 05:20 PM
2/3 of the surface of the Earth is covered in water. I'm calling bullshit on this wherever it came from.

Goosey
16-08-2012, 05:22 PM
Ffuuuaaarrrk

Darkoz
16-08-2012, 05:26 PM
:D

callan
16-08-2012, 05:28 PM
yep, i too call bullshit

Darkoz
16-08-2012, 05:38 PM
2/3 of the surface of the Earth is covered in water. I'm calling bullshit on this wherever it came from.
bull, yes that may be so however, the Earth's radius is over 6000km while the oceans are only 7km at their deepest spot, not very deep at all in comparison.
If you were to immerse a bowling ball (representing the Earth) in a bucket of water and then take it out, the film of water left on the surface of the bowling ball would be the depth of the oceans on the Earth, not much at all.
So that that simulation is very believable.

Goosey
16-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Maybe mike menzter was right about drinking ones urine

Stewstews
16-08-2012, 05:47 PM
I reckon the "air" bit is BS too. Perhaps it is trying to show Oxygen only (say 20% of "air"), AND at what level of pressure ? Air can get real small when you compress it, so really you could make that "ball of air" any size you want !

Still it shows a point.

Darkoz
16-08-2012, 05:52 PM
I reckon the "air" bit is BS too. Perhaps it is trying to show Oxygen only (say 20% of "air"), AND at what level of pressure ? Air can get real small when you compress it, so really you could make that "ball of air" any size you want !

Still it shows a point.
You guys, really.
Compress air enough and you'll have a liquid, the simulation is not talking about liquid oxygen.

You under estimate the size and volume of the Earth here.

chocchillimango
16-08-2012, 06:28 PM
2/3 of the surface of the Earth is covered in water. I'm calling bullshit on this wherever it came from.

the earth's surface is actually closer to 70% water. Pretty much the same ratio as the human body in fact.

not BS.

bull
16-08-2012, 06:35 PM
Ok I just did the calculations based on some pretty rough measurements off my screen. The volume of the Earth is about 1000 times the volume of the water going from that picture. That doesn't seem so unreasonable. I think, as you said that it indicates how big the planet is rather than how scarce the water is. Looks like my bullshit call was perhaps a little bit not quite correct. ;) Couldn't think of anymore weasel words or I would have put them in.

Less than 3% of the Earth's water is fresh at any point in time and most of that is ice so we really haven't scratched the surface of the available water. We are currently getting along ok with access to only 0.00009 of that little bubble in your picture.

thePoo2012
16-08-2012, 07:00 PM
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

Darkoz
16-08-2012, 07:04 PM
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9369/c5br.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/26/c5br.jpg/)



:D:D

thePoo2012
16-08-2012, 07:09 PM
http://garnett21k.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/rebuttal.jpg?w=450

Darkoz
16-08-2012, 07:10 PM
You win

:eek:

Stewstews
16-08-2012, 07:12 PM
You guys, really.
Compress air enough and you'll have a liquid, the simulation is not talking about liquid oxygen.

You under estimate the size and volume of the Earth here.

Of course can't compress it beyond a point... just questioning how they worked it out for air given it gets less dense when further out.

So yeah probably underestimating the size - visually tried to "spread" that air bubble over the globe and thought not enough. I think the simple % figures hit home better for me.

This helped: The Earth's Atmosphere (http://www.kowoma.de/en/gps/additional/atmosphere.htm)

Bella
16-08-2012, 07:14 PM
Also puts into perspective how big our planet actually is

It's HOOGE and yet.....

4897



:D:D:D:D:D:D

Darkoz
16-08-2012, 07:20 PM
You are indeed unlucky Bella
If it was raining cocks and balls you'd probably get hit with a lesbian :D

Bella
16-08-2012, 07:28 PM
You are indeed unlucky Bella
If it was raining cocks and balls you'd probably get hit with a lesbian :D

Quoted for fucking truth right thar :mad::D

lex
16-08-2012, 07:34 PM
you'se all oxygen theives! :mad:

thePoo2012
16-08-2012, 07:43 PM
you'se all oxygen theives! :mad:


what Darkoz said #21! :p