Friday, 6 January 2017

Venice Minus Water

quote [ For the second year in a row, low tides in Venice have sunk to such record levels that it has left the city almost entirely without water. Visitors who came to the city expecting to ride gondolas through the city’s famous blue-green canals have found their plans foiled, as without water many of the city’s primary transport have been left grounded on the canals’ muddy beds. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+7 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:46amGMT]

Comments

zarathustra said @ 2:54am GMT on 6th Jan [Score:2 Informative]
That place smells like an open sewer when the water is normal. I can't imagine it now.
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 5:37am GMT on 6th Jan
My first thought was, "Ooh, I wonder what treasures can be found." My second though was, "Eh, never mind - I bet it smells horrid and there's probably a ton of human waste all through there."
Kat said @ 6:20am GMT on 6th Jan
Huh. I guess "Venice is gradually sinking" has been replaced by "holy Jesus, wtf is that smell? !".
R1Xhard said @ 7:25am GMT on 6th Jan
So tides are effected by gravitational forces usually...

"The sun's gravitational force on the earth is only 46 percent that of the moon. Making the moon the single most important factor for the creation of tides." http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moontides/

But with Global Warming and increased sea levels as is said to be happening, shouldn't it be record high tides?

Unless water level (tide lines) have to be considered with the gravitational effects it has on the water mass as a whole so hey does this show that one of the bodies that effect our tides has fluctuated from it's mean value?

Or hey maybe there's another gravitational source not considered now effecting our water levels. Which could be causing different water levels in areas of our globe.

MEh or I'm just over thinking things.

wild one johnny o'keefe

papango said @ 7:45am GMT on 6th Jan
It's the lack of rain in Italy that's the actual anomaly, I think. The tides vary, but the variance is usually obscured by water coming into the lagoon.
cb361 said @ 9:19am GMT on 6th Jan
And so-called scientists tell us sea levels are rising. Vote Trump!
HoZay said @ 9:47am GMT on 6th Jan
The tides are rigged.
cb361 said @ 10:35am GMT on 6th Jan
Trump will Make Venice Great Again by melting the polar ice caps. With coal.

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