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Old Posted Jun 28, 2007, 10:53 AM
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Dubai.... stand back and gasp



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Old Posted Jun 28, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Let's zoom in

Why not look closer?

Why indeed not.

The Palm Jumeirah



This one is even better...

The World Islands



I like the insane ruler of Dubai.

I like the way he is insane.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2007, 11:06 AM
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2007, 11:08 AM
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Wow! All that undersea dredging must be catastrophic to the natural environment.
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Every time I see those islands I cant help but wonder what will happen if we get any substantial sea level rise from global warming.
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2007, 9:18 PM
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Every time I see those islands I cant help but wonder what will happen if we get any substantial sea level rise from global warming.
New York and Los Angeles will be under water.
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New York and Los Angeles will be under water.
Do you remember in elementary school when you melted ice cubes in a cup of water? The water level didn't rise.
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2007, 4:27 AM
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Do you remember in elementary school when you melted ice cubes in a cup of water? The water level didn't rise.
Silly boy, visible ice shelves are above water.

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Do you remember in elementary school when you melted ice cubes in a cup of water? The water level didn't rise.
This is probably the dumbest post I have ever read on here, wow!
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New York and Los Angeles will be under water.
If at all it won't be until I am like 80 and I am 27 right now. I think we would figure something out by then. You may not be able to stop mother nature but you can surely stall her and mess around a little bit.
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If at all it won't be until I am like 80 and I am 27 right now. I think we would figure something out by then. You may not be able to stop mother nature but you can surely stall her and mess around a little bit.
You have been watching the "Day After Tommorrow" too much. NYC and LA are not New Orleans. They will not be "under water"..........
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2007, 9:20 PM
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Wow! All that undersea dredging must be catastrophic to the natural environment.
Not more the dredging in The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan AND CERTANLY NOT MORE then the urban sprawl in North America.
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2007, 2:57 AM
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New York and Los Angeles will be under water.
Wrong. By the time those Islands are washed away, Water in New York City and LA would only be like a foot deep, Cities like NYC are raised above water, they dont build an entire city the same height as the water.

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Not more the dredging in The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan AND CERTANLY NOT MORE then the urban sprawl in North America.
Um. Wrong, Again. Diggin land for a single skyscraper or a planned neighborhood is much more enviromentally friendly than dumping dirt into the ocean. The left over dirt would probably be used to cover landfills, and build massive parks over them.

Of couse, Dubai is wasteing millions of gallons of water to keep their plants green, theres another disaster right there.
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Um. Wrong, Again. Diggin land for a single skyscraper or a planned neighborhood is much more enviromentally friendly than dumping dirt into the ocean. The left over dirt would probably be used to cover landfills, and build massive parks over them.
I believe AltinD mentioned urban sprawl, which is a far greater evil against the environment committed by North Americans than anything the UAE could ever hope to accomplish.

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Of couse, Dubai is wasteing millions of gallons of water to keep their plants green, theres another disaster right there.
As opposed to Phoenix?
If you're gonna bash something, that's fine. But at least don't sound like a hypocrite in the process.
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I believe AltinD mentioned urban sprawl, which is a far greater evil against the environment committed by North Americans than anything the UAE could ever hope to accomplish.
In other words, We win?
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2007, 8:51 AM
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As opposed to Phoenix?
If you're gonna bash something, that's fine. But at least don't sound like a hypocrite in the process.
No I'm totaly against Phoenix's waste of water. People here use huge laws and its just wrong. Vegas, while the hotels use a lot, most of the city's homes dont have lawns.

Although, just look at Dubai. All the projects are cool and all, but dosnt the city get all its money from Oil? Obviously Oil will run out soon, would the city just become completly abandoned?
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Wrong. By the time those Islands are washed away, Water in New York City and LA would only be like a foot deep, Cities like NYC are raised above water, they dont build an entire city the same height as the water.



Um. Wrong, Again. Diggin land for a single skyscraper or a planned neighborhood is much more enviromentally friendly than dumping dirt into the ocean. The left over dirt would probably be used to cover landfills, and build massive parks over them.

Of couse, Dubai is wasteing millions of gallons of water to keep their plants green, theres another disaster right there.
1. he is talking about the fact that the netherlands, singapore, new york, singapore all have significant amounts of reclaimed land. Over half of the the netherlands is man made. On this scale, dubai isn't really doing much.

about water only being a foot deep. Do you think that would be alright? 1 foot deep is entirely 1 foot too much. Do you realize how much of NYC is underground? the city would have to be abandoned.

Why do some of you think these islands will dissappear? These are being engineered and designed by experts in land reclamation. Reclaimed land is not a new concept. As i mentioned before, large parts of boston, nyc, hong kong, the netherlands, kansai airport, are all reclaimed land, as are large parts of tokyo. I don't think these will just disappear in a few years. Theres a show on discovery that gets repeated every so often all about building these developments, and there are lots of things that have gone into designing these communities.

as for who lives in dubai, it has a amount of expats. people from all over the world are living there, including americans.
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