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« Reply #150 on: May 18, 2017, 11:24:49 AM »
Russia expanding their nuclear arsenal:

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/content/satellite-images-show-expansion-nuclear-weapons-sites-kola


It's amazing how those sneaky Ruskies keep getting their missiles closer and closer to NATO bases without even moving them!!
How can we hope to compete.
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« Reply #151 on: May 18, 2017, 12:32:39 PM »
Russia expanding their nuclear arsenal:

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/content/satellite-images-show-expansion-nuclear-weapons-sites-kola


It's amazing how those sneaky Ruskies keep getting their missiles closer and closer to NATO bases without even moving them!!
How can we hope to compete.
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Yes, arogance of Ruskies amazes, positionioing their country so close to NATO/US military bases
is clear sign of provocation.  ::)


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« Reply #152 on: May 18, 2017, 01:33:42 PM »
Russia expanding their nuclear arsenal:

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/content/satellite-images-show-expansion-nuclear-weapons-sites-kola


It's amazing how those sneaky Ruskies keep getting their missiles closer and closer to NATO bases without even moving them!!
How can we hope to compete.
 ::)

Yes, arogance of Ruskies amazes, positionioing their country so close to NATO/US military bases
is clear sign of provocation.  ::)


Keep up the good fight.
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« Reply #153 on: May 19, 2017, 10:54:23 PM »
Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change

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« Reply #154 on: May 19, 2017, 11:04:14 PM »
Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change
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« Reply #155 on: May 19, 2017, 11:31:33 PM »
Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change

Thanks for this, TT. I'll re-post this on the blog this weekend.
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« Reply #156 on: May 20, 2017, 12:53:18 AM »
https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/a-new-academic-hoax-a-bogus-paper-on-the-conceptual-penis-gets-published-in-a-high-quality-peer-reviewed-social-science-journal/

"Nowhere are the consequences of hypermasculine machismo braggadocio isomorphic identification with the conceptual penis more problematic than concerning the issue of climate change. Climate change is driven by nothing more than it is by certain damaging themes in hypermasculinity that can be best understood via the dominant rapacious approach to climate ecology identifiable with the conceptual penis."

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« Reply #157 on: May 20, 2017, 02:45:04 AM »
Flooding persists globally.

Caribbean – Homes and Infrastructure Damaged After Floods in Jamaica, Haiti and Dominican Republic

Deadly Flash Floods Set to Worsen Poverty and Hunger in Kenya, Experts Say

Indonesia – Homes Destroyed, 7 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Sulawesi, Borneo and Sumatra

China – Floods Affect 6 Provinces Leaving 4 Dead and 1,600 Displaced

Thailand – Evacuations After Floods in Northern Provinces

http://floodlist.com

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« Reply #158 on: May 20, 2017, 03:13:03 AM »
Flooding persists globally.

Caribbean – Homes and Infrastructure Damaged After Floods in Jamaica, Haiti and Dominican Republic

Deadly Flash Floods Set to Worsen Poverty and Hunger in Kenya, Experts Say

Indonesia – Homes Destroyed, 7 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Sulawesi, Borneo and Sumatra

China – Floods Affect 6 Provinces Leaving 4 Dead and 1,600 Displaced

Thailand – Evacuations After Floods in Northern Provinces

http://floodlist.com



Asked my Chinese friend if her city had been affected by the storms a few weeks ago. They weren't, but she recalled one from a few years back when water was up to her waist and hundreds were killed. Tornadoes and earthquakes make headlines, but droughts and floods kill people.


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« Reply #159 on: May 20, 2017, 11:24:07 PM »
A garden bridge that works: how Seoul succeeded where London failed
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/may/19/seoul-skygarden-south-korea-london-garden-bridge

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« Reply #161 on: May 27, 2017, 12:27:09 AM »
Sri Lanka floods: Scores die as monsoon triggers mudslides

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40063400


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« Reply #162 on: May 29, 2017, 09:55:32 PM »
Moscow storm: 11 killed as high winds strike Russian capital

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40086616

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« Reply #165 on: June 18, 2017, 05:07:22 AM »
Forest fires kill 24 in central Portugal

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40316934


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« Reply #166 on: June 18, 2017, 10:22:49 AM »
Media is reporting of a tsunami affecting Uummannaq, Nuugaatsiaq, Illorsuit and Upernavik. following a earthquake 40 km north of Uummannaq.
There are yet unconfirmed reports of fatalities, and evacuations are taking place because of the risk of aftershocks.

http://knr.gl/da/nyheder/det-ved-vi
http://knr.gl/da/nyheder/upernavik-og-bygder-uden-yderligere-fare-0
http://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/stor-redningsaksjon-etter-rapporter-om-flodbolger-pa-gronland/67693720

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« Reply #167 on: June 18, 2017, 11:34:36 AM »
@doogi         Good post.
This map might help us all understand where these places are.

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« Reply #168 on: June 18, 2017, 03:04:44 PM »
Followup on TigerTown's post on Portugal:



A forest fire in Portugal, exacerbated by extreme heat, has claimed the lives of at least 57 people, many who died in their cars as they tried to escape.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/18/portugal-more-than-20-people-killed-in-forest-fires
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« Reply #169 on: June 24, 2017, 06:12:24 AM »
China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40390642


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« Reply #170 on: July 03, 2017, 07:28:02 AM »
More from China.
South China floods kill 15, thousands evacuated
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-flood-idUSKBN19O07X


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« Reply #171 on: July 03, 2017, 07:35:15 AM »
Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewables in first half
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-energy-renewables-idUSKBN19N0GQ

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« Reply #172 on: July 06, 2017, 06:27:54 AM »
Heavy rain in Japan forces almost 400,000 from their homes

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-japan-idUSKBN19Q1IK

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« Reply #173 on: July 14, 2017, 05:42:33 AM »
Southern Europe swelters as heatwave sparks wildfires and closes tourist sites
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/southern-europe-swelters-heatwave-sparks-wildfires-spain-greece-italy

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« Reply #174 on: July 14, 2017, 04:37:14 PM »
Southern Europe swelters as heatwave sparks wildfires and closes tourist sites
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/southern-europe-swelters-heatwave-sparks-wildfires-spain-greece-italy


sounds more like Sicily than souther europe, no such thing here in andalucia, we had fog for the second day and cool night temps on costa del sol. i know you see things right but newspaper headlines rarely serve to draw the right picture of events which is why they're headlines, made to catch peoples eyes for spontaneously purchasing the paper :-) or read online with adds.

until now this is a very pleasant summer with zero days beyond 36C at the coast east of tarifa while this does not apply to costa del la luz, seville and cadiiz as well as parts portugal. those had their heat events this year, interstingly on the atlantic side (which is normally way cooler than the mediterranean side in mid/late meteorological summer )

EDIT: furthermore it's much more humid than normally. we had rain in july, very rare as well as folg and high relative humidity while the norm would be dry air between 28 and 50% rel. hum. depending on the time of the day.
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« Reply #175 on: July 18, 2017, 10:23:56 PM »
Swiss glacier reveals couple lost in 1942

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40645745


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« Reply #177 on: August 04, 2017, 06:10:40 PM »
Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40825668

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« Reply #178 on: August 05, 2017, 12:53:11 AM »
Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40825668



coolest summer since 11 years in southern spain, hence take news with a prise of salt. what's Europe, sweden, spain, italy greece, each with their own peak years and cool years. it's like saying americans are like ......... where in california or new york? huge difference. european summer hat peak temps in june in some places and temps on the cool side in others and again i did not have to sleep one single night on the sofa in the airconditioned living room as compared to the last 11+ years in southern spain.

you know by now how much i appreciate your spot on contributions but this is just not a statement that is true under the "europe" label. we each day at breakfast discuss and enjoy the ectraordinary cool nights for july and early august and we know the difference whether we can open our windows at 10 pm or 03 am ;)

i'm always fuming when i hear news weather telling that it's cold in spain = madrid at minus 1C while at the costa del sol it's 15-20C, same applies to summer heat where sevilla hits 40C+ each year in june and rarely gets below 30C till mid/end september while temps at the coast can be very pleasant. that's only spain weather and calling "europe" hot that includes scandinavia, british islands as well as greece, poland, spain, portugal and the likes is simply to simplistic and mostly outright wrong.

there are hotspots indeed but they are not european but local and most of europe is currently on the cooler side. watch this image of europe:

36 in madrid for example is not hot, it could be much hotter, way beyond the 40ies.

same applies to portugal, 31C in lisbon is no heatwave at all, it's quite pleasant for the time of the year.

in my place we call it hot beyond 36C and night temps hardly below 30C or even above 35C that's what we call a heatwave and currently we are permanently 10C below that for almost 1.5 months and enjoy a historically "cool" summer.

that's nothing personal but headlines are not helpful to narrow things down since too many people know they are disconnected, sorry the word, "fake news" an in the aftermath shed a bad light on the facts that really matter.


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« Reply #179 on: August 05, 2017, 01:57:51 AM »
 magnamentis,
I don't see any of the places in this article that you have mentioned specifically that have wrong information. If there was a train wreck in my hometown, a headline may read," American Train Wreck Kills Two" and mainly on the world news, but that does not mean that it happened everywhere in America or the U.S. This article gives specific times and dates of events including fires. Which of these do you dispute? Also,
At least two people have died - one in Romania and one in Poland - and dozens more have been taken to hospital suffering from conditions related to the extreme weather, Reuters news agency reports.
Is the World's most known news source lying?  And,
On Thursday, temperatures hit 43C near Rome while Sicily recorded 42C as a blanket of hot air from Africa swept through the Mediterranean.
Which of these are not true?

People who argue against global warming use a similar argument to say that it is not warm everywhere. It is an average of temperatures from all over the area, and there is always some places that are going to be pleasant nearby.

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« Reply #180 on: August 06, 2017, 01:46:18 AM »
magnamentis,
I don't see any of the places in this article that you have mentioned specifically that have wrong information. If there was a train wreck in my hometown, a headline may read," American Train Wreck Kills Two" and mainly on the world news, but that does not mean that it happened everywhere in America or the U.S. This article gives specific times and dates of events including fires. Which of these do you dispute? Also,
At least two people have died - one in Romania and one in Poland - and dozens more have been taken to hospital suffering from conditions related to the extreme weather, Reuters news agency reports.
Is the World's most known news source lying?  And,
On Thursday, temperatures hit 43C near Rome while Sicily recorded 42C as a blanket of hot air from Africa swept through the Mediterranean.
Which of these are not true?

People who argue against global warming use a similar argument to say that it is not warm everywhere. It is an average of temperatures from all over the area, and there is always some places that are going to be pleasant nearby.
it's ok, it was the "europe" term while it's local but you are right, it's common to word things like you did, wasn't necessary to be so d ;)etailistic
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« Reply #181 on: August 06, 2017, 03:10:09 AM »
magnamentis,
I probably would have worded it different myself, had I written it, but what can you do. Like you said, they write the headline to get attention. That is most likely why Neven is so ticky about how we word our posts. It detracts from it later, if something is over-stated.

P.S. Sorry if I over defended. It is an old habit, you know. Take care.

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« Reply #183 on: August 06, 2017, 12:14:50 PM »
magnamentis,
I probably would have worded it different myself, had I written it, but what can you do. Like you said, they write the headline to get attention. That is most likely why Neven is so ticky about how we word our posts. It detracts from it later, if something is over-stated.

P.S. Sorry if I over defended. It is an old habit, you know. Take care.

ohhh... no, i'm glad you did reply, this way i learn to do things better, i need this kind of feedback, less about what but about how to word/post things as you say. constructive feedback makes that much easier and i'm grateful for that.

wish you a nice sunday  8)
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« Reply #184 on: August 10, 2017, 02:28:39 AM »
Video report.
Heatwave in Italy closes summer ski resort
www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40882897/heatwave-in-italy-closes-summer-ski-resort


The hot weather conditions in southern Europe aren't just affecting low lying areas. Italy's famous Stelvio Pass has had to shut its slopes.


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« Reply #185 on: August 13, 2017, 05:03:49 AM »
More than 100 million trees destroyed in California forests

Scientists in California say a plague of beetles is a worrying new factor that's killing trees on a scale never seen before.
www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/08/100-million-trees-destroyed-california-forests-170812110628258.html

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« Reply #186 on: August 14, 2017, 06:00:25 AM »
I wasn't sure where to put this since it might have fitted in Antarctica or Science or some of the other sections. Perhaps we need a thread on history of science.  Anyway, nosing about the byrd site i found this charming remembrance of John Mercer from two years ago

https://vimeo.com/112982968

If you want to know more about Mercer, his obituary in the journal of glaciology (open access) is

http://www.igsoc.org/journal/34/116/igs_journal_vol34_issue116_pg136-138.pdf

Many good ice researchers live at byrd. Many videos.

https://bpcrc.osu.edu/

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« Reply #187 on: August 16, 2017, 08:49:47 PM »
"Scientists announced today that a core drilled in Antarctica has yielded 2.7-million-year-old ice, an astonishing find 1.7 million years older than the previous record-holder. Bubbles in the ice contain greenhouse gases from Earth’s atmosphere at a time when the planet’s cycles of glacial advance and retreat were just beginning, potentially offering clues to what triggered the ice ages. "

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/record-shattering-27-million-year-old-ice-core-reveals-start-ice-ages?utm_campaign=news_daily_2017-08-15&et_rid=41019276&et_cid=1493712

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« Reply #188 on: August 18, 2017, 04:58:57 AM »
Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40959863

Make sure to look at the video footage.