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Weather satelittes high above Europa took these infrared images of our region. After applying several filters, the were able to discover a new threat. The area's in RED are threatened by floods if the melting of polar caps keeps continuing. Something needs to be done! tongue.gif

 

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Bloody hell thats my whole nations particly. But this would be a hard RP to go by. I'm not sure if it's something good to RP since the RL world still have not thought of a way to combat this.

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Actually, I'd be interested in doing a rp about this perhaps in the future/past sub-forum.

 

The whole thing reminds me of the Greenhouse Cliff that Ben Bova uses to provide a reason for humanity to expand into space in his Grand Tour series. Colossal hurricanes, tsunamis, massive flooding and a massive environment change that destroys the region's power grid and sends most of the industrial centers underwater forever.

 

This would cause humanity to look towards developing better technology for surviving in space for long periods of time, and using the natural resources of the solar system to rebuild the region. Powersats for collecting solar energy, mass drivers for launching fusion cell mined from the lunar regolith from the surface of the moon, moonbases, massive elevators that connect to satallites in orbit for cheap importing of materials, asteroid mining and alot of other things I'm forgetting at the moment.

 

Another thing would be the government changes that would have to try to adapt to the floods and natural disasters. Riots would most likely cripple any infastructure the affected nations would have left and democratic governments would be forced to become authoritarian. Not to mention terrorist groups and any other organizations that would try to seize power.

 

All in all, the idea holds alot of promise.

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I like this RP, but what would be our solution to the flooding? Something sci-fi? Or is there none and we just RP what would happen?

 

Maybe Emperor Justinus of Damak Var goes crazy and nukes the polar ice caps just to be a punk and makes the situation even worse!!! just kidding

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Well, hydralic sea walls and massive pumping stations would be used to trying to hault the flooding and trying to reclaim the flooded ares through the use of massive pumping stations, like how they got rid of the water in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.

 

As for trying to stop the global flooding, there's no answer without getting crazily sci-fi. The nations would have to adapt to the new climates and waterways in whatever why they could, be it through technology or government changes.

 

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