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Old 13th January 2017, 02:15 PM
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"I reckon we just put a pipe up into space so the end of it is far enough out that it acts as a siphon due to the earths rotation and pump us out a nice ice ring. Then if we get short of water later we can just go up and push some back down! "

Not a bad idea but it would be easier to just find the plug hole that god must have installed to drain the water after the great flood.
Can't do that, according to a preacher I saw the other day hell is in the centre of the earth and the water would put the fires it making it a pleasant sauna for the damned, sort of like a Scandanavian limbo.
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Old 13th January 2017, 11:38 PM
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... the volume available there would be in the region 18,200 km3


sea levels are expected to rise by 2.5 feet ... on 361 million square kilometers....
2.5' is approaching 1m, about 0.85m. So roughly 300,000 cubic kilometers.
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