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Humans Causing California's Mountains To Grow 36

New submitter Megan Sever writes: "This is a cool story about anthropogenic effects of water withdrawal moving mountains — literally. According to new research published today (abstract) and reported in EARTH Magazine, humans have been causing the Sierra Nevada mountains to rise. By withdrawing water for irrigation and other purposes, we have inadvertently removed water from the mountains, allowing them to uplift. The research shows a seasonal and annual cycle."
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Humans Causing California's Mountains To Grow

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  • Re:Tectonics? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 14, 2014 @05:54PM (#47003951)

    I'm certain that plate tectonics have absolutely nothing to do with the rise in the mountains.

    Are you trying to dispute an article you clearly haven't read?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 14, 2014 @08:48PM (#47005289)

    So did you even try to read the article or are you a moron? You've been posting for a while here, and it's easy to draw the conclusion that you decided what you want to be true before you read it. You even state that you have seen they take into account the natural effects. Sounds like you're a moron to me, and haven't bothered to RTFA. The other thing is that you are talking about something about which you know nothing. You claim to understand yet call thing "unpublished" despite it appearing in Nature. This is another example of an armchair fuckwit jumping to conclusions rather than actually paying attention to what is being said. Your post does say the word "controversial" but what it obvious is that you're just plain stupid.

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