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Old August 21st, 2005, 12:18 AM   #121
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^ wow really nice, thanks for the update. I wonder how many cranes there are on the entire island... hmm.
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Old August 21st, 2005, 12:21 AM   #122
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wow!
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Old August 21st, 2005, 11:19 PM   #123
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WOW!
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 12:15 AM   #124
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Amazing!! - Where are they getting the money from, to tranform the landscape like this??
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 12:33 AM   #125
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landscape is not transformed, these islands are man made with rocks and sand using ships and trucks.
money? like every company, investors , and selling the villas/ apts/ plots on the project.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 01:46 AM   #126
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OMG. I guess Dubai coast is not in a tsunami risk zone, isn't it?
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 01:55 AM   #127
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No because the persian gulf is an enclosed area, like the mediteranian so no major tsunami disaster would occur.

Anyways the outer edge of the crescent has protection against large waves. Not against 20m ones but still good enough for 6 or 7m ones I think.

Aswell, people shouldn't stop building near the sea because of a tsunami disaster same way as people shouldn't stop building supertall skyscrapers because of 9/11
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:02 AM   #128
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:09 AM   #129
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:05 PM   #130
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old on, look at the nakheel palm sign on the left.
but thanks anyway.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 06:47 PM   #131
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it's nice to see how much cranes there standing. btw, do you know how much 1 large crane cost? so, do you know how much it cost to build such a project with such a large scale!
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 06:55 PM   #132
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like cranes? visit dubai.....
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Old August 25th, 2005, 03:02 AM   #133
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I am worried about rising sea levels.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 08:01 PM   #134
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it is not like the houses are half a metre above sealevel...
and btw rising sea level would not only cause problems to the palm so...
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Old August 25th, 2005, 09:58 PM   #135
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Rising sea levels would be a problem for most of the heavily populated areas of the UAE. It'll be one of the countries in most trouble. But I think they will find a way to deal with it, just as most other wealthy countries will (Holland being the best example). I'm more concerned about developing countries who cannot pay for elaborate and expensive flood defenses. Bangladesh springs to mind.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 10:03 PM   #136
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exactly. from what i know this would as well be a problem for northern germany, hamburg etc.
nothing special abt the palms there.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 10:42 PM   #137
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Rising sea levels would be a problem everywhere in the world.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #138
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I doubt there'll be a problem in Nepal . But you are right, it'll be a problem for alot of places. Dubai will be nothing special really.
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Old August 26th, 2005, 03:11 PM   #139
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yesterday i've seen a very interestin docu made by bbc

there are 2 factors which have a major effect on the climate
the first one is of course the greenhouse effect, but in the nights of sep 11 to 13 2001 something really threatening has been discovered

within these 3 days no aircrafts were allowed to fly in the whole usa
now it comes, the air pollution has incredibly sunk and with it the darkening of earth

the result was, due to less air pollution (which obviously was good) and less darkening of earth (which also should be good) the complete opposite happened.
the nights were cooler and the days were hotter. to be exact, a difference to 1C compared to the day before sep 11 and sep 14. within 3 days the temperature has risen 1C!!!!

these are two powers are effective in opposite directions

scientists have claculated that until 2100 the temp could rise about 10C more than today's average

this means every ice in the world will melt, flood catastrophes everywhere, sea level will rise 9m, which means more than 1bn people's living space is affected

but there is even something extremely more dangerous and worse
the frozen methan on the ground of the sea, which are 10000bn tonnes, yes ten thousand billion tons! these would rise from the ground opf the sea into the air, making the whole world a hot desert

methan is dozens of times more dangerous than CO2!!!
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Old August 26th, 2005, 03:24 PM   #140
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Quote:
...sea level will rise 9m...
holy f*ck, this is the end of the Country of the Netherlands, the end of the tourism in dubai, the end of the palm islands, you know......
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