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Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« Reply #1000 on: November 13, 2017, 04:36:09 PM »
The SkS Toon of the Week:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #1001 on: November 13, 2017, 10:12:30 PM »
Now for some historical perspective:
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« Reply #1002 on: November 14, 2017, 12:05:30 AM »
And now for something on tribalism and climate change:
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« Reply #1003 on: November 15, 2017, 10:10:05 PM »
Survivorship bias and gambling against climate change impacts:
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« Reply #1004 on: November 15, 2017, 11:21:02 PM »
Rinse and repeat:
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« Reply #1005 on: November 16, 2017, 10:14:45 PM »
Climate Change & "Catch 22":
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« Reply #1006 on: November 21, 2017, 10:33:24 PM »
Here is something on climate tipping points:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #1007 on: November 21, 2017, 10:51:57 PM »
Climate change is coming:
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« Reply #1008 on: November 21, 2017, 11:04:57 PM »
Climate controversies:
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« Reply #1009 on: December 02, 2017, 12:34:41 AM »
Variations on a theme:
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #1010 on: December 02, 2017, 04:45:31 PM »
Vulture capitalists gunning the BAU economy, to accelerate our trip to climate hell:
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« Reply #1011 on: December 14, 2017, 11:39:45 PM »
Climate Change Othering/Tribalism
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Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« Reply #1012 on: December 17, 2017, 10:19:33 PM »
Dumbo Jet in action:
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« Reply #1013 on: December 19, 2017, 10:09:39 AM »
If scientist's wrote a Christmas song


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« Reply #1014 on: December 19, 2017, 11:39:15 PM »
Hindsight is 2020:
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Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« Reply #1015 on: December 30, 2017, 02:04:09 PM »
Don't know if already posted, but that one made me laugh:



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« Reply #1016 on: December 30, 2017, 10:44:54 PM »
Don't know if already posted, but that one made me laugh:

yep, a great one, especially in reply to trump's tweet about the cold wave in north america while he wasn't able to look up the other side (siberia) and basically the rest of the northern hemisphere ;)

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« Reply #1017 on: December 31, 2017, 01:00:18 AM »
yep, a great one, especially in reply to trump's tweet about the cold wave in north america while he wasn't able to look up the other side (siberia) and basically the rest of the northern hemisphere ;)
Thank you. AFAIK, it clearly was crafted as a humorous reply to that exact megalo-Don Twitter jut.   

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« Reply #1018 on: January 03, 2018, 07:35:50 PM »
Massachusetts fire fighter at new years eve. And just admid it, he could use some of that good old climate change :)

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« Reply #1019 on: January 04, 2018, 09:02:47 PM »
Man-Made Mess:
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Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« Reply #1020 on: January 07, 2018, 02:59:23 PM »
Happy New Year! 

This should be Holocene and Anthropocene:
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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« Reply #1021 on: January 09, 2018, 11:44:03 AM »
In the anticipation of winter olympics... (Let's see if the photo's upright now) For ye southeners, this is a 'snow cannon', they had pulled these up the mound waiting for cold enough weather
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« Reply #1022 on: January 09, 2018, 12:01:02 PM »
LOL!

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« Reply #1023 on: January 25, 2018, 08:52:24 AM »
Be gentle to your ears

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« Reply #1024 on: January 25, 2018, 04:54:34 PM »
A guide to billionaire denial:
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« Reply #1025 on: February 08, 2018, 07:28:03 PM »
Resurrecting an old thread "Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor". Not a lot of good news this week and a lot of bad stuff.

By the way:- In a civilised country humor" is spelt "humour" .
Definition and Origin:
Humour (British English) or humor (American English; see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), controlled human health and emotion.
Trouble is - the Yank spelling matches the Latin origin

Here is the first posting from Trump's Science Bible

One Hundred Proofs That the Earth Is Not a Globe by William Carpenter published 1885

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Proof 33. If the Earth were a globe, people—except those on the top—would, certainly, have to be “fastened” to its surface by some means or other, whether by the “attraction” of astronomers or by some other undiscovered and undiscoverable process! But, as we know that we simply walk on its surface without any other aid than that which is necessary for locomotion on a plane, it follows that we have, herein, a conclusive proof that Earth is not a globe.

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Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« Reply #1026 on: February 15, 2018, 08:50:25 AM »
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« Reply #1027 on: February 15, 2018, 11:27:54 AM »
I can't see the climate for the politics !!! :)
2007 + 5 = 2012 + 4 = 2016 + 3 = 2019 + 2 = 2021 + 1 =  ' if only we could have seen it coming ' ...

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« Reply #1028 on: February 15, 2018, 03:54:49 PM »

Adding the Swedish version of Donald Duck, Arne Anka.

I don't have problems with alcohol, I've got problems with reality!

Or, as we say on this side of the pond,
"Reality is for people who can't face drugs
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« Reply #1030 on: February 21, 2018, 12:32:18 AM »
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« Reply #1031 on: February 24, 2018, 04:27:38 PM »

Adding the Swedish version of Donald Duck, Arne Anka.

I don't have problems with alcohol, I've got problems with reality!

Or, as we say on this side of the pond,
"Reality is for people who can't face drugs
-Tom Waits

In my crowd, it was, “Reality is a crutch for people who can’t handle science fiction.”
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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« Reply #1032 on: February 28, 2018, 09:13:08 PM »
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you probably mean that if it were not so sad it would be funny ?

partly kidding since we're in the humor thread, of course i got you right and it can't be pointed out too much and no place is "not right" for doing so.

sooner or later we need "gesammelte werke" of that kind, perhaps the amount of such stuff would wake up a few more.

keep goin'

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« Reply #1033 on: March 02, 2018, 05:19:45 AM »
Russian propaganda ! Be very afraid !

The images are from the senate staff report linked in

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1974.msg144168.html#msg144168

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« Reply #1034 on: March 02, 2018, 01:56:20 PM »
"2 feet of snow in Newcastle"


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Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« Reply #1035 on: March 06, 2018, 04:24:16 PM »
Employing the hashtag #LoseYourJobIn5Words,  the U.S. National Weather Service tweeted:

"Hey, let's switch to Celsius!"


https://twitter.com/nws/status/970782295207669762
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« Reply #1036 on: March 09, 2018, 01:14:06 PM »
I am an energy reservoir seemingly intent on lowering entropy for self preservation.

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« Reply #1037 on: March 13, 2018, 05:27:54 AM »
"Arctic Sea Ice Forum contains discussions of science, climate change, what to do about it, with a special emphasis on Arctic and other icy areas of the world."
* Umm, let's see, ok...:

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« Reply #1038 on: March 13, 2018, 07:06:17 AM »
The only problem is that this is not funny. The political threads are a sure way to destroy this forum. Posters who used to argue science and make great contributions, well beyond my pay grade, are now reduced to mud-slinging, since in all things political there no such thing as a decisive argument, and science cannot be used as a final judge. Everyone has an opinion, and nobody is listening to anybody and anything on these threads. After enough back and forth, alienation and loss of respect set in between posters, which inevitably lead back to the science parts. New threads continue to pop up, my "unread posts" list is constantly cluttered with all these threads. And when the forum's chief is an active and willing participant, there is no one to appeal to.

What goes in "The Rest" doesn't stay in "The Rest". It's the same usernames. Major mistake. Should have been set up as a different forum altogether, requiring a separate account with a different alias.
Or using Buddy terminology: I really HATE the turn the FORUM has TAKEN.
Sad.

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« Reply #1039 on: March 13, 2018, 07:36:53 AM »
It really makes it look like the only thing to do about climate change is (Russiagate). "I find this most appealing", to quote. ;D.

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« Reply #1040 on: March 13, 2018, 10:27:24 AM »
And when the forum's chief is an active and willing participant, there is no one to appeal to.

Yes, sorry about that.  ;D

My problem is that I'm very interested in this stuff, and as I don't have much time to venture outside the ASIF a lot, it's convenient for me to have these discussions on my own forum. My wife also says I shouldn't waste my energy, but apparently there's some perverse side in me that keeps looking for that distraction.

On the other hand, it is related to AGW, in the sense that we need to make systemic changes if we want to prevent the worst possible outcomes. I'm on the outlook for movements or forces that at least offer the possibility of making these systemic changes, because it's not going to come from the dominant forces in our society, economics and politics.

I admit that it is somewhat disappointing when a bunch of people with whom you get along greatly when it comes to talking about Arctic sea ice and AGW, disagree with you so much when it comes to the underlying processes and root causes of the problem. But it's good in the sense that it helps me understand my audience better. I think that the battle with climate denial has been won, but there's still a lot of work to be done to push back against conditioned beliefs and trust in the system.

I've been thinking for some time now that maybe I should make politics off-topic on this forum for the reasons Oren states. But discussing politics is an integral part of finding solutions to AGW...

I don't know what to do about it. Sorry.
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Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« Reply #1041 on: March 13, 2018, 10:39:47 AM »
me to newsagent ..'I've come for my papers .. '    As she picks up a bundle , me again .. 'no,no .. two packets of green rizlas .. there's a blizzard coming ..

ps with regard to political threads could we reduce them all to one and call it 'the shit bucket' ? b.c.

pps .. ie. a place to put all the crap .. :)
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2007 + 5 = 2012 + 4 = 2016 + 3 = 2019 + 2 = 2021 + 1 =  ' if only we could have seen it coming ' ...

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« Reply #1042 on: March 13, 2018, 11:17:51 AM »
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pps .. ie. a place to put all the crap .. :)
Has to be quite large to fit President Pruitt & al.

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« Reply #1043 on: March 13, 2018, 02:04:39 PM »
We're part of Socialist Onion? Ha-ha.

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« Reply #1044 on: March 13, 2018, 03:19:19 PM »


While I share some of the complaints, this is a highly selective image of what's going on in the Forum. Would be good to have "Recent Posts" listed/filtered according to categories.

If you look at the timestamps, this was a quick and intense exchange: It happened because it happened that several folks where checking the same stuff at the same time. So I think this was mostly a highlight of the Forum -- caveat below *)

Like Neven I think these things are related to the AGW problem (we are a significant process in today's workings of the biogeosphere), and that's why I'm actually following and checking stuff in detail. (At a normal point in the history of Life I would have stayed in my mathematical ivory tower and percieved all this physics and biology stuff as just another interesting field for play with maths. The times forced me to care more about general natural philosophy and watching human psychology/psychopathy, incl. my self...)

I actually despise polit blah ever since the cold war, and some commenters here confirm this.

But also, the polit threads here are a rare gem of social media, because here we mostly have highly educated science minded folks discussing stuff - incl. some very exceptional people that would get drowned/flooded/thinned out in other places on the Internet.

Back to thread topic (humor)... Next to occasional fits of disgust, I somethimes find the polit threads funny, or at least philosophically humorous -- when the highfalutin science guy turns into common Homo "Sapiens" with all their delusion and wishful thinking...

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Someone had swallowed Russian Ukraine-propaganda hook line and sinker, to the point of making up new stuff on the fly, actively ignoring what we had sorted out on the Ukraine threads ad nauseam.


Suggestion to help reduce the noise level:
Any assertion/comment that is not backed with a link or a google-able name/term should be ignored and not engaged with.
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« Reply #1045 on: March 13, 2018, 08:46:43 PM »
I've been thinking for some time now that maybe I should make politics off-topic on this forum for the reasons Oren states. But discussing politics is an integral part of finding solutions to AGW...
Discussing politics on an Internet forum (and almost anywhere else) gets you nowhere in this day and age. It's not the same as fixing politics or solving the world's problems. Sadly, science-oriented people are not better than the average at listening when it comes to politics. It's a sewer, and everyone's shouting down a pipe to nowhere.

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I don't know what to do about it. Sorry.
If not a new forum, then at least provide the ability to put a thread (actually a whole bunch of them) on ignore, so it doesn't clutter people's screens in the recent posts and recent threads lists.

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« Reply #1046 on: March 13, 2018, 09:47:10 PM »
Time for a new political box.

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« Reply #1047 on: March 14, 2018, 03:35:26 AM »
I've been thinking for some time now that maybe I should make politics off-topic on this forum for the reasons Oren states. But discussing politics is an integral part of finding solutions to AGW...

I don't know what to do about it. Sorry.

Since the main complaint was that all these posts show up in the "Show unread posts since last visit." button, I'd like to second Martin's suggestion above to "to have "Recent Posts" listed/filtered according to categories.". Oren made a similar suggestion.

To start, maybe have at least TWO buttons :

One "Show unread posts since last visit WITHOUT the 'rest'"
and One "Show unread posts since last visit WITH the 'rest'"

[edit] The rush of comments on RussiaGate thread yesterday was because there was one commenter making up 'facts' on the fly, and refusing to provide references. As a suggestion, you could put such commenters on notice.
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« Reply #1048 on: March 14, 2018, 08:52:33 AM »
Insert old joke:
Q: How do you know if a finn is happy of your question?
A: He looks at you with a grim face, and answers in dialectal finnish you don't get.

The difference to a Dane is of course the face is bland on a Dane. This is why finns and danes get along so well, I'm told.

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« Reply #1049 on: March 14, 2018, 09:45:38 AM »
Icelanders are likely to depart the Paris accord on the grounds of bad wording on the agreement. "It's global milding, not warming", says the negotiator for the country. Siberian delegates applause.