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    Is it realistic to think that places such as Canada, Greenland and Russia may become closer to tropical areas with the climate change, and could the ice melting even uncover vast amounts of unclaimed land in a place like Antarctica? Unclaimed land usually spells out war for our species.


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    In regards to Russia and Canada/Alaska Think more along the lines of vast bogs/fens/marshes rather then Tropical beaches or even Rolling farmlands. Antarctica will actually be inundated with ocean in many areas as the entire continent is depressed below sea level in many places by the weight of the ice.


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    Yes there will be new lands, but it won't be all that useful for agricultural except for a small number of crops--for example Greenland grows potatoes and grasses to feed sheep etc.

    A lot of land will dissapear as sea levels rise. The Pentagon has done several studies that suggest human displacement from densely populated coastal areas might be one of our nations greatest political challenges in the future.

    Also of concern is the worst case scenarios suggest huge areas of the planet will become uninhabitable due to excessive wet-bulb temperatures. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...ise-population
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    Quote Originally Posted by schiz0yd
    Is it realistic to think that places such as Canada, Greenland and Russia may become closer to tropical areas with the climate change, and could the ice melting even uncover vast amounts of unclaimed land in a place like Antarctica? Unclaimed land usually spells out war for our species.
    *until the coming ice age, that is.
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    I think most of Antarctica has been claimed already anyway
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territo...itorial_claims
    just wondering
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    Quote Originally Posted by schiz0yd
    Is it realistic to think that places such as Canada, Greenland and Russia may become closer to tropical areas with the climate change, and could the ice melting even uncover vast amounts of unclaimed land in a place like Antarctica? Unclaimed land usually spells out war for our species.
    All are great place for agricultural. which you specied that. All are nice place. But I thought that The level of the level was decrease in level of the sea. It was harm the agricultural of the city and also on population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schiz0yd
    Is it realistic to think that places such as Canada, Greenland and Russia may become closer to tropical areas with the climate change, and could the ice melting even uncover vast amounts of unclaimed land in a place like Antarctica? Unclaimed land usually spells out war for our species.
    No.

    The seasonal sunlight will have a large factor in that. Simply not enough daylight in the winter. It can get warmer, but the vegetation would never develop the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Cobra
    Quote Originally Posted by schiz0yd
    Is it realistic to think that places such as Canada, Greenland and Russia may become closer to tropical areas with the climate change, and could the ice melting even uncover vast amounts of unclaimed land in a place like Antarctica? Unclaimed land usually spells out war for our species.
    No.

    The seasonal sunlight will have a large factor in that. Simply not enough daylight in the winter. It can get warmer, but the vegetation would never develop the same.
    Google "Alaska", and "Matanuska valley". Stuff grow's super huge in summer there.
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    Even if things got much warmer in high latitudes, there's not much top soil, as much of it was scrapped clean during the last ice age. The other problem is there's large year to year variability at high latitudes, much more than temperate regions--the huge range of wheat harvest from year to year in Russia is one example of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantEvil
    Google "Alaska", and "Matanuska valley". Stuff grow's super huge in summer there.
    You're right about that. You should see their cabbages. The topsoil is rich from glacial deposits. Perhaps melting glaciers will release more material producing good topsoil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantEvil
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    Quote Originally Posted by schiz0yd
    Is it realistic to think that places such as Canada, Greenland and Russia may become closer to tropical areas with the climate change, and could the ice melting even uncover vast amounts of unclaimed land in a place like Antarctica? Unclaimed land usually spells out war for our species.
    No.

    The seasonal sunlight will have a large factor in that. Simply not enough daylight in the winter. It can get warmer, but the vegetation would never develop the same.
    Google "Alaska", and "Matanuska valley". Stuff grow's super huge in summer there.
    I was responding to "may become closer to tropical areas." Why wasn't that obvious?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    A lot of land will dissapear as sea levels rise.
    Additionally, well-water (e.g. at diked farmlands) will be infiltrated by seawater, so the increased cost of irrigation may render coastal farms unprofitable.
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    There is still a short growing season in the polar regions even if it gets warmer because of the short daylight in the winter.
    The long daylight of the summer will also affect crops. I think they may grow faster if the other conditions are not considered, but the quality may not be as well as it can be.
    All the millennia of frozen animal dropping will make good fertilizers. I think these places can become good pastures.
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    i too strongly feel that the climate change will take away the lands rather than uncovering some , approximately 3% of the land will disappear as the water level in sea rises (approx 3 cms)
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    Unfortunately, I perfer to agree with that global warming will refresh our world rather than take away our life or submerge our land.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lkobescak
    i too strongly feel that the climate change will take away the lands rather than uncovering some , approximately 3% of the land will disappear as the water level in sea rises (approx 3 cms)
    That is as credible as assuming that Atlantis existed during the peak of our last glacier period. It still can be natural rather than AGW.
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    Yes there will be new lands, but it won't be all that useful for agricultural except for a small number of crops--for example Greenland grows potatoes and grasses to feed sheep etc.
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    A lot of land will dissapear as sea levels rise. The Pentagon has done several studies that suggest human displacement from densely populated coastal areas might be one of our nations greatest political challenges in the future. "i think so...
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