Global warming has been an international problem for quite some time now, and despite the multitude of work hours and resources that have been expended in order to combat this threat, we have still been unable to find a viable answer to combat this problem.
Though many countries have already been taking steps in order to try to create a decarbonized zone, all-in-all the efforts of the countries to combat global warming have produced lack-luster fruit. That’s not to say that we haven’t had any success at all. Costa Rica has recently become the world’s first decarbonized society, and the UK’s largest operator of premium bars has also banned the usage of plastic straws all over their venues.
There are also multiple governing bodies all over the world who regularly meet up to discuss this issue. Recently in a meeting held by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology it has been suggested that rising water levels may also be because of large quantities of rocks falling into oceans all over the world.
Though a rolling stone does not gather any moss, you can definitely expect the seas to rise if it falls into the ocean. Or at least this is what Rep. Mo Brooks has put forward as his theory during the hearing held by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Rep. Brooks suggested that erosion might be a factor in rising sea levels while questioning President of Wood Hole Research Unit, Philip Duffy about what was driving the sea levels to rise, aside from climate change.
Brooks said that every year that we are here, we have multiple tons worth of silt deposited by the Mississippi River, by the Nile, by the Amazon River, and also by every single major river and creek system all the way down to even the smallest systems.
He continued that every time that soil or rock or whatever it is be deposited into the waters of the world’s oceans, it actually forces the sea levels to rise. He attributes this to the fact that the oceans rise up because the bottom of the ocean goes up due to the silt that goes into the water.
Brooks continued by pointing out to California as well as the White Cliffs of Dover. In those places, the waves always crash into the shorelines and the cliffs also crash into the sea, according to him. Rep. Brooks then addressed Duffy by asking that all of that displaces the water, which then will inevitably force the sea to rise.- Advertisement -
Should’ve done more research
Duffy then replied that on a human time scale, the falling rocks displacing the water are causing minimal effects, to the point that they are hardly doing anything at all. A study done by The Washington Post shows that in order to see the oceans rise at the current rate of 3.3 milimeters a year, the top five inches of land on the entire surface area of the United States needs to somehow fall into the ocean. And this has to be going on annually, as the 3.3 millimeters are rising every year, and only that would explain the veracity of Rep. Brooks’ theory
Reckon, which is an online blog that is maintained by AL.com’s John Archibald, was not merciful about the Representative’s mishap. He compared Brooks’ statement of rocks falling into the ocean displacing the water to having our tea be displaced inside our cups as we put too much inside it.
The final nail on Rep. Brooks’ coffin was when Archibald continued to say that it would have been funny if it were said by a middle school student during a science fair. But considering that the statement was made by a man who sits in a body who makes decisions for the most powerful country in the world regarding the future of the planet, he is more concerned than amused.
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