Fuel up that old Concorde
Food for thought: Refugees from the Italian mainland founded Venice on low islands in the Adriatic Sea circa 450 AD after the Roman Empire lost control of its borders. Fast forward 700 years. Venice, now a prosperous trading city-state, was a favorite stop for Crusaders on their way to Jerusalem. At the same time Norse settlers were pasturing flocks and herds on Greenland. So presumably a lot of the Greenland ice cap had melted. (Grass doesn’t grow well on ice.) Question: Why didn’t the melting ice inundate Venice in 1150 when scientists assure us it will inundate New York, New Orleans, London, etc., etc, etc. in 2150?
Forty-some years ago we were warned that injecting greenhouse gas into the atmosphere would freeze the earth. The SST (supersonic transport) program was canceled to save us from that fate. Now we are warned (by many of the same people) that injecting greenhouse gas into the atmosphere will bake the earth. Obviously we need to revive the SST program to save New York, New Orleans, London, etc., etc., etc. from flooding.
I give up. Some questions are just too hard for this po’ country boy. Leon Billig Burnet, Texas