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US may lose docks to repair aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines

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Rising sea levels pose a serious threat to the American naval base in Norfolk (Virginia), where aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines are being repaired, the broadcasting company reports on its website NBC.




According to the author, the naval shipyard in Norfolk is "older than the nation itself." The first warship built there in 1799 year. Over the past century, 3 has burned to the ground several times, but the builders stubbornly rebuilt them in the same place again and again. Now they are restoring national submarines and aircraft carriers that "allow the Pentagon to respond quickly to military and humanitarian crises around the world."

At present, the level of the World Ocean is rising, and the 5 dry docks were the most vulnerable, one of which is intended for the repair of aircraft carriers, and the rest for submarines. They were projected, naturally, without taking into account possible global climate change.

Meanwhile, over the past decades, the water level in the Norfolk area has risen by 1,5 feet (more than 45 cm). By 2045, the ocean level can rise more than one meter (compared to 1960 year).

US may lose docks to repair aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines


As stated in the US Navy, the flooding of dry docks will have disastrous consequences for warships. This year, the military sent to Congress projects for the modernization of facilities that require tens of millions of dollars, but have not yet received a response.

One project involves the construction of a dam worth $ 30 million, which for 20 years will protect the naval shipyard in Norfolk. According to the television company, this project is part of a larger multi-billion dollar plan to rescue American shipyards, also located in the states of Maine, Washington and Hawaii.
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  1. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 20 November 2018 15: 35
    +2
    By the way, EVERYTHING will have to build dams. The ocean will slowly rise everywhere.
    1. Sars
      Sars 20 November 2018 15: 38
      +9
      Will aircraft carriers enter the dock through dams?
      1. NF68
        NF68 20 November 2018 15: 45
        +1
        Quote: SarS
        Will aircraft carriers enter the dock through dams?


        They will crawl into the docks. This is the "most convenient" way.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 20 November 2018 21: 25
          +4
          Bosh what.
          He himself said that the shipyard was rebuilt regularly.
          It will be required - the walls and locks of the dry dock will simply increase. That's all.

          Here the Netherlands is really the time to shout. They had the whole country just above sea level. And a huge shallow shelf. And for the past 200 years, they have been working to grow their territory, laying dikes along the shelf, and then putting pumps driven by windmills. And thus drained the ocean, piece by piece. And now they have more than doubled (that is, more than half of the country below sea level now)
          And now they, ON THE BORDER OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY, need to build dams after rising the ocean.
          1. Machito
            Machito 20 November 2018 22: 29
            -2
            In the good of Holland, it is necessary to fill in the soil between the dams with soil so that they do not flood.
            Russia can haul land and sell the Netherlands with dirt carriers.
            Pipeline Dutch Stream.
            Dutch cook guilders.
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 20 November 2018 22: 32
              +1
              Quote: Bearded

              Russia can haul land and sell the Netherlands with dirt carriers.

      2. NKT
        NKT 20 November 2018 15: 47
        +3
        This meant a complex of structures like Amsterdam and St. Petersburg
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 20 November 2018 16: 13
          +1
          That's right. There are technical solutions, but it requires financial costs and years to implement.
      3. ProkletyiPirat
        ProkletyiPirat 20 November 2018 21: 30
        +1
        Quote: SarS
        Will aircraft carriers enter the dock through dams?

        you did not understand the essence of the problem, the problem is not the increase in the water level, but the increase in the volume of this water, because of which, in bad weather, the wave height increases and begins to interfere.
    2. faiver
      faiver 20 November 2018 15: 40
      +11
      By the way, EVERYTHING will have to build dams
      Well, let's not all - Belarus, for example, is not necessary laughing
      1. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 20 November 2018 17: 52
        +4
        Well, let's not all - Belarus, for example, is not necessary
        Nepal, too, will not very soon fall into the flood risk zone.
        1. Sands Careers General
          Sands Careers General 21 November 2018 00: 00
          0
          It may well happen.
          1. abrakadabre
            abrakadabre 21 November 2018 07: 43
            +2
            It may well happen.
            In order for the tsunami to reach Nepal through the entire Hindustan subcontinent and at the same time save enough energy and volume of water to flood it, the wave source should be much larger than the Chiksulutsky meteorite (asteroid). In the event of such a cataclysm, everyone on the planet will no longer have any shipyards at all.
            1. ProkletyiPirat
              ProkletyiPirat 21 November 2018 13: 08
              0
              Not only a falling meteorite, but also other objects / phenomena can affect the height of the waves, the two most powerful of them are a large celestial body near its orbit (for example, the moon) and the displacement of plates in the planet’s crust. By the way, in the 2012 film from the above video, the wave height is precisely explained by the displacement of the plates of the planet’s crust.
              1. abrakadabre
                abrakadabre 23 November 2018 06: 10
                0
                The two most powerful of them are a large celestial body near orbit (for example, the moon) and the displacement of plates in the crust of the planet.
                Consider both of these hypotheses:

                1. Such a large celestial body near the Earth’s orbit will be noticed much in advance. And it will be approaching with some finite and very small by cosmic standards speed. Accordingly, tidal phenomena will increase gradually. In addition, if tidal phenomena will raise an ocean wave comparable to the height of the Himalayas, then the corresponding tidal wave will be in the earth's crust itself.
                For example, the lunar tide in the earth's crust reaches an amplitude of 36 cm. The solar tide (yes, and from the Sun too) is ~ 16 cm.
                With such a large tidal wave in the earth's crust, the total volcanic activity on the entire, I repeat - the entire surface of the Earth will increase so much that the eruption of Siberian traps, which led to the largest extinction in the history of the Earth's biosphere, will seem like a child's firecracker in comparison with "Kuzka's mother".
                And we have not yet considered the options for the direction of the approach of the hypothetical space body. Influence of the Earth's rotation. The influence of the gravity of an approaching body on the gravitational equilibrium of the orbits of planets in the Solar System, which is extremely important for the degree of "suddenness" of the catastrophe. Or are you suggesting that such a large body would suddenly materialize near the Earth after exiting an interdimensional portal?

                2. The variant with such a large displacement of the plates is also extremely hypothetical. But even if so (as shown in the film you referred to), the seismic wave from such a cataclysm spreads, I quote: “in the upper part of the earth's crust it is 2-8 km / s, and when it sinks to the level of the mantle - 13 km / s. " This is no less than an order of magnitude greater than the speed of the considered tsunami, capable of flooding Nepal. The magnitude of such an earthquake will be so high that no one will notice the arrival of a tsunami. There will be simply no one. I suspect that the mountains will float like a pseudo-liquid.
                Again, the mechanism for the occurrence of such a phenomenon is completely unimaginable. Without catastrophic interference from outside (see paragraph 1).
      2. Rurikovich
        Rurikovich 20 November 2018 18: 07
        +1
        Quote: faiver
        Well, let's not all - Belarus, for example, is not necessary

        You can still smoke up to 100 meters, and if it’s higher, then you already have to snuff out wassat yes
    3. Fedorov
      Fedorov 20 November 2018 15: 43
      0
      St. Petersburg will have to be evacuated, well, somewhere in the Lena, Yenisei. And it’s better to go to Lake Baikal right away. wink
    4. venik
      venik 20 November 2018 18: 02
      +2
      Quote: voyaka uh
      By the way, EVERYTHING will have to build dams. The ocean will slowly rise everywhere.

      ========
      Well, yes, yes !!! The hardest thing is that Israel will still have to !!! (Considering the height above "sea level") ..... Oops! "Oh zohen wei" !!!! hi
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 20 November 2018 18: 06
        +4
        We will also have to build dams, you are right, but technically it will be much easier for us.
        The Mediterranean Sea at our coast is rather shallow and there are no strong storms.
        The hardest will be the construction of dams off the Atlantic coast. There are great storms.
        1. Mr Credo
          Mr Credo 20 November 2018 21: 56
          0
          Why is it not considered the issue of pumping water instead of pumped oil or transportation to arid places? After all, there are dry places below sea level. It is possible in the desert sand. What is not an alternative to dams? After all, the question of cooling the surface water deep was considered.
        2. Mih1974
          Mih1974 21 November 2018 00: 29
          +1
          Well, let’s put it just the easiest way for us in the Baltic - we explode 100 megaton bombs for Norway and Denmark and debris completely fill the strait in the Baltic - we get the Lake repeat good What about the Danes and Norwegians - how many of these Danes are there "compared to the world revolution"))
  2. Curious
    Curious 20 November 2018 15: 38
    +7
    "the water level in the Norfolk area has risen 1,5 feet (over 450 cm)"
    One and a half feet is 45 cm.
    1. Curious
      Curious 20 November 2018 15: 49
      +4
      "The United States may lose docks for the repair of aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines"
      VO style headline. All will not lose.
  3. VVK
    VVK 20 November 2018 15: 39
    +7
    1,5 feet is not 450 cm, but 45 cm.
  4. Fedorov
    Fedorov 20 November 2018 15: 40
    -1
    Let me go to the Himalayas, there’s definitely not a single surf
  5. Е2 - Е4
    Е2 - Е4 20 November 2018 15: 41
    +7
    10 million dollars !!! This is generally a penny for the United States. But we have drowned one single floating dock, but this is not a problem !!! Already go about their business, where the United States and where Russia is generally different galaxies
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 20 November 2018 15: 48
      +4
      Yeah .... And they drowned an indefatigable and without any global warming ....
      1. kepmor
        kepmor 20 November 2018 16: 26
        +2
        yeah ... where do global cataclysms go to our "greatest managers" of state corporations ...
    2. Kerensky
      Kerensky 20 November 2018 16: 32
      0
      But we drowned one only floating dock

      Exactly the only one?
  6. NKT
    NKT 20 November 2018 15: 44
    0
    Meanwhile, in recent decades, the water level in the Norfolk area has risen by 1,5 feet (more than 450 cm).

    Still 45cm, not 4.5 meters
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 20 November 2018 15: 44
    +9
    We are in a consolation article or what?
    By the way, through any dam you can make a gateway.
    Costs, difficulties but not a problem. Here the rise of the level is okayed by many meters, it will be a flood.
  8. akudr48
    akudr48 20 November 2018 15: 45
    +5
    The adversary will soon be flooded, and this is good news.
    And by this time we will raise our flooded dock, if the liberals do not interfere.
    1. Archivist Vasya
      Archivist Vasya 20 November 2018 15: 54
      +3
      Wow, that’s true! Given how slowly the water level rises in the oceans (a few millimeters per year, it’s kind of like) then by that time we will definitely raise the dock lol
  9. forcecom
    forcecom 20 November 2018 16: 07
    +4
    Well, so far we decided
  10. Kerensky
    Kerensky 20 November 2018 16: 23
    0
    And what does it threaten with such? The ship enters - the gate closes - the water is pumped out. Is the pressure on the gate increasing? Weld the rails extra ...
    1. Vinnibuh
      Vinnibuh 20 November 2018 16: 28
      +1
      Just a little cheat asked for $ dam laughing
  11. san4es
    san4es 20 November 2018 16: 38
    +2
    According to the author, the naval shipyard in Norfolk is "older than the nation itself."
    Flying over a naval base in Norfolk, Virginia. Coastline, golf course, Admiral's accommodation. Docking area with warehouses and supply warehouses. Ships at the pier. Location: Norfolk Virginia. Date: September 2, 1954.
    Oct 2017
  12. lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 20 November 2018 16: 58
    +6
    Again a garbage article .... Miserable hype and idleness. And the fact that the Americans, if desired, can simply repeat these shipyards in another place, but already at the rate of raising the level of the ocean) Let's see for ourselves when raising the level!
  13. Kaw
    Kaw 20 November 2018 17: 25
    0
    We will take them away. We ourselves need it now. smile
  14. spektr9
    spektr9 20 November 2018 19: 02
    +3
    They can be solved only in one case if we, as special agents, send them all who were involved in the organization of work on the PD-50
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 20 November 2018 19: 17
      +3
      Quote: spektr9
      They can be solved only in one case if we, as special agents, send them all who were involved in the organization of work on the PD-50

      It will be more terrible than the ensign. smile
    2. Cetron
      Cetron 20 November 2018 20: 56
      0
      So maybe they will return home from a business trip ...
  15. Berkut24
    Berkut24 20 November 2018 19: 28
    0
    According to the author, the naval shipyard in Norfolk is “older than the nation itself”

    It sounds like "first they invented bacon, and then the Ukrainians." This, by the way, is quite true.
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 20 November 2018 19: 54
      0
      Quote: Berkut24
      It sounds like "first they invented bacon, and then the Ukrainians." This, by the way, is quite true.

      Get out! This cannot be, by definition!
  16. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 20 November 2018 19: 52
    +2
    "They are now rebuilding national nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, which" enable the Pentagon to respond quickly to military and humanitarian crises around the world. "
    Well, it would have been if they had been buzzing themselves all over.
  17. notingem
    notingem 20 November 2018 21: 51
    +2
    The Americans will be fine with the docks. And we have the only dock near the shore drowned
  18. Komynist
    Komynist 21 November 2018 06: 28
    +2
    For them, this is not a big loss, We have managed to sink a floating dock and this is a tragedy. They with their economies can afford to build everything they need. And while they steal from us
    .
    1. Vlad5307
      Vlad5307 22 November 2018 11: 41
      0
      They also steal from them, but by law: bribes to Congress - lobbying, overpricing of work and materials. The world of capitalism is one and governed by laws alone.
  19. Tashkent citizen
    Tashkent citizen 21 November 2018 07: 13
    +1
    The key word is "may".
    But do not lose.
  20. amr
    amr 22 November 2018 09: 44
    0
    Quote: Bearded

    In the good of Holland, it is necessary to fill in the soil between the dams with soil so that they do not flood.
    Russia can haul land and sell the Netherlands with dirt carriers.
    Pipeline Dutch Stream.

    I applaud while standing !!! Earth pipe .... it is possible in Russia to interfere with the soil with water to make liquid clay chacha and pipe it ... you can pump through Ukraine!
  21. NordUral
    NordUral 22 November 2018 11: 23
    0
    allow the Pentagon to respond quickly to military and humanitarian crises around the world
    How cute it sounds.
  22. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 22 November 2018 11: 38
    0
    Quote: Vinnibuh
    Just a little cheat asked for $ dam laughing

    This is so that the congressmen do not refuse, and after the start of the construction, you can still ask for $. Well, do not leave the construction site in the middle of the construction site!