Think inside the box more often.
Make the case, for your claim, within your post.
Binned and milestone thinking don’t work with continuous phenomenona.
Magical thinking in personal undeveloped, unsupportable, and unpublishable theories is a better fit at relief-valve forums.
How many people here believe that the symptoms of atheriosclorosis BEGIN with a heart attack or stroke?
That’s quite wrong — the symptoms manifest themselves long before 100% blockage is achieved: fatigue in the evening, shortness of breath climbing stairs, poor night’s sleep, lack of energy, indigestion, heartburn, occasional light-headedness or dizziness, anxiety, feelings of chest constriction or discomfort, swelling in the ankles, feet or neck, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, lung crackles, heart murmur, or diminishing math skills and reading comprehension.
You, dear sedentary internet surfer, already have coronary heart disease — some degree of blockage of the arteries that bring oxygen to the heart muscle. Your carotid artery, supplying the brain, may be even worse off. Plaque buildup began in your childhood; indeed your food, weight, exercise regime and stress level have been sub-optimal for decades.
Gradual hardening of the arteries can escalate to stable angina, unstable angina, silent ischemia, arterial spasms, full-blown occlusion, coronary thrombosis, plaque rupture, myocardial infarction, myocardial necrosis, micro-strokes, and sudden cardiac arrest. Too bad you didn’t have a stent put in back at 50% blockage of the left main; two more at 70% occlusion of the proximal circumflex and left anterior descending, followed by a quintuple bypass at 80%. Now you’re looking at a ‘widowmaker’ and need to start interventional surgery within the next three minutes.
How many people here believe that the knock-on effects of Arctic sea ice loss BEGIN with the first ice-free season?
That’s quite wrong — the symptoms of the Arctic heat pump sending excess solar heat back to space manifest themselves long before the first 100% seasonal ice-free state is achieved: drought in the mid-latitudes, shortness of winter season, poor growing season, lack of energy dissipation in storms, indigestion of carbon dioxide by oceans, the heartburn of acidification, swelling of mean sea level, occasional dizziness in weather forecasts, feelings of heat index discomfort, temperature palpitations, increased atmospheric crackles, hearts of ice sheets melting, and diminishing food security and risk comprehension.
Too bad we all didn’t start riding bicycles back at 5% loss of the left main Beaufort, stop eating beef at 10% occlusion of the proximal circumflex West Spitzbergen Current, followed by living simply at 15% ice loss in the Laptev, and drastically reduce gratuitous personal consumption at 20% seasonal open water of the Chukchi. Now we’re looking at a ‘planetary widowmaker’ and need to adopt serious interventional risk management within the next three minutes.
The images below compare actual instances of coronary artery blockage to actual microwave pictures of Arctic Ocean sea ice loss.
Anonymized open source angiograms kindly provided by cardiac surgeon Mustafa Ahmed, MD; public domain AMSR2 sea ice concentrations microwave images generously updated daily by U Hamburg.