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Old December 22nd, 2011, 11:10 PM   #21
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Does anyone think this carbon footprint mega-violator is a realistic and viable proposal?

How many gallons of fuel would be required to create this vain terraforming nightmare?
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 05:14 PM   #22
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A project like this would be pretty much useless. The Dutch can still go to Switzerland if they want to ski. I doubt we'll see anything like this before 2050.
I'd say we won't see anything like this before 2200
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 06:11 PM   #23
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I doubt we'll see anything like this before 2050.
you're very optimistic , as kanto already mentioned better say 2200+ or maybe never
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 07:56 PM   #24
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Another design. Here they build the mountain in a lake near Amsterdam.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:28 PM   #25
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If they build it somewhere in the middle of the Netherlands, you can see that mountain almost from across the whole country.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 02:33 PM   #26
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Utopian vision and just that. The sheer amount of raw materials required for something like this are immense.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #27
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is this actually a serious proposal? I don't think this is possible in the 21st century, maybe further on in the millennium yes.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #28
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no, it's just a vision
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Old December 25th, 2011, 12:06 PM   #29
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Another design. Here they build the mountain in a lake near Amsterdam.
In this image it's not located in a lake but in the North Sea.


I'm against it, simply because it goes against what the Netherlands is, a flat country. And because I love real mountains, it will never be the same as the alps. Even if it was financially and technically possible I would actually become a nimby and officially protest against this nonsense.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #30
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maybe, in the parallel universe
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Old December 26th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #31
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they could just as well drill through the earths crust and let nature do the job and build a nice volcano.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #32
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No way. It's still imposible. That's a 2000 m mountain seen from 30 km away:



Imposible!
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Old December 26th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #33
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Nothing is impossible.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 11:37 PM   #34
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this nonsense is.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 03:46 AM   #35
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this nonsense is.
its impractical, but not impossible. oh yeah and pretty pointless
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Old December 27th, 2011, 09:54 AM   #36
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I don't get this project. Extremely unuseful.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #37
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Old December 28th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #38
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Estimated costs are only 70 billion euro. Considering what the crisis is costing... It might actually be a more sensible way to spend our money
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #39
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The idea of man made mountains isn't constrained to these two visions. They've been around at least as long as the industrial coal mining operations have been building debris banks reaching hundreds of feet tall, and lately even as municipal waste dumps have been going pyramidal in form. Plenty of communities have looked at these and pondered ways to make them ecologically friendly if not also worthy parks, especially those with an otherwise limited amount of bold natural landscapes to aid local appeal.

The idea of using compacted waste piles as a base certainly lends potential to such proposals, because it not only provides a location for the waste but also limits the need for forged materials. Heaven knows I wish Atlanta had a few more striking natural elements to play with.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #40
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No way. It's still imposible. That's a 2000 m mountain seen from 30 km away:
Are you sure those are just 2,000 M? Is the plateau already at a high elevation, because it seems that would otherwise be awfully short for such a snow line?
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