Discussion in 'Environment' started by ErikViking, Jun 1, 2010.
I have never seen anything like this...
It's because I took the SUV to my sister in laws house and poured all that deadly CO2 into the fragile atmosphere.
Should I have posted this in another section to avoid climate debate?
But seriously, have you seen anything like that? I wonder what the people inside experienced...? Shrug.
Sinkholes are common in karst topography. They are very common in Florida and they have an organization to study them.
FGS, Sinkholes in Florida
The assertion that TS Agatha helped form the sinkhole is ludicrous......the thing has been forming for decades if not hundreds of years. It is just another attempt to frighten the natives with more global warming BS.
Here are a few more including one big one in Florida...you guys should read more, these are common.
Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new... those things can reach over 100 meters down...
I don't know if could stand living in an area where those things are prone to happen. Swallowed by the earth... no way.
I have the same reaction to sink holes as I do to the Obama and Democratic Party control of the country. Of course.. they are far more frequent with Obama and the Dems. .. almost daily
The City of Pittsburgh KS is built on top of deep underground coal mines that kriss kross the city. Sometimes you can hear thunder rumbling through those underground, mostly water filled tunnels long before a cloud is visible on the horizon. I often wondered how long it would be before that all collapsed swallowing up most of the city? Nobody seemed very worried about that though.
I read a book some years ago called Dallas Down. A pretty good yarn. The plot was that we have been pumping so much water out of the aquifers that geological tests showed that a vast cavern had developed below the surface and it was a relatively short period of time before that cavern would cave in creating a sink hole that would swallow up most of the City of Dallas. They solved the problem by re-routing the Rio Grande and running the water into the cavern and filling it back up.
I asked a geologist friend how plausible the scenario was. He said enormous sink holes were quite plausible and not all that uncommon. So sure one could develop within a large city. He didn't think rerouting the Rio Grande to fill up an aquifer was too plausible though.
Here is a neat sinkhole, if you are ever in the area it is worth visiting.
Welcome to Florida State Parks
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