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NASA's Interactive Flood Maps 90

First time accepted submitter jackandtoby writes "Whether you buy into global warming or not, you can have a go at being Charlton Heston and raise sea levels on a biblical scale thanks to NASA's online flood maps. Click away and cause your own Sim Flooding."
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NASA's Interactive Flood Maps

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  • by girlintraining (1395911) on Sunday April 29, 2012 @12:10PM (#39838237)

    In Superman 1. I need to buy up all the real estate 20 miles inland and wait for Global warming to make me rich! Maybe I should set off some nukes at the north and south poles to help speed things up...

    Forget that noise;
    1. Buy large oil company.
    2. Begin drilling wells off the coast of large city... at a 45 degree angle.
    3. Frack baby, frack!
    4. giant sinkhole swallows 20 miles of coastline.
    5. PROFIT!

  • by ATestR (1060586) on Sunday April 29, 2012 @12:10PM (#39838243) Homepage
    This darn thing only allows for a 60M rise. I want to try out 1000M and set sail in a Trimaran.
  • by Immerman (2627577) on Sunday April 29, 2012 @10:21PM (#39841651)
    Right, the only reason not to factor in complex human factors into what is otherwise a simple elevation based color-by-number script is to generate ad revenue. And obviously the fact that there's a few spots where humans have built massive infrastructure to hold back the sea means that a map showing what would naturally be underwater with various changes in sea level is completely pointless. Good thing you're here to call them on it.

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.