[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Job: Volunteer Coordinator

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 03:26:36 UTC 2007

On 3/1/07, Anthony <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
> On 3/1/07, George Herbert <george.herbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I was going to suggest a more global-warming-proof location, given
> > both sea level rise and hurricane issues for St Petersberg
> I believe the sea level rise is scheduled to happen slowly enough that
> there will be plenty of time to move, so I assume that's more of a
> joke.

There's a schedule?  All the climatologists and oceanographers and
marine engineers I know want to see it, if you have a copy ;-)

There are some ranges estimated, but nobody knows for sure.
Catastrophic events such as relatively sudden loss of the Greenland
Ice Sheet, or West Antarctic Sheet, would cause a relatively swift

> But the hurricane issues for St. Petersburg are very serious.  From
> what I've read on the matter, St. Pete would be devastated by a direct
> hit from a big hurricane.  Low lying, relatively large population,
> connected to the rest of Florida mostly by bridges.  It'd be really
> bad.
> The good thing about hurricanes, as opposed to earthquakes, is that
> with proper planning and adequate insurance, losses can be kept to a
> minimum.  If the WMF doesn't already have a detailed plan in place,
> there are still a few months left to make one.  Anyone in Zephyrhills
> got a really big living room and a T1?  If you let me join the fun
> I'll bring the chips.

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