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Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« Reply #650 on: August 22, 2020, 04:56:44 PM »
Nice one glennbuck

But the song title is an example of shifting baseline sydrome.

Throughout civilisations' history, many people, tribes, cultures (earlier 'we's) have seen their world end by being conquered by civilisation. The first people, all people before colonialism, all of them were 'we' at some point. And they have seen their world end.

Having ended a multitude of other worlds, it is finally the world of civilisation itself that's ending.
The total destruction will finally stop, when almost nothing's left.


edit: and, in my view, a not-so-nice (understatement) future for all children to grow old in and have a chance of a safe life without deprivation and violence. I feel strongly for them and am extremely tolerant of their behaviour.
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"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly" - Bertrand Russell
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glennbuck

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Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« Reply #651 on: August 23, 2020, 10:10:33 AM »
 ;D

nanning

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Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« Reply #652 on: August 23, 2020, 10:38:53 AM »
:)
That's a nice, shiny and effective mask. Too bad it makes breathing so hard.
Is the helmet against the rain? Must be difficult to luke with.

We could do with a lot less dark forcings btw; 3W/m² is much too much.
"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly" - Bertrand Russell
"It is preoccupation with what other people from your groups think of you, that prevents you from living freely and nobly" - Nanning
Why do you keep accumulating stuff?

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Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« Reply #653 on: August 23, 2020, 06:27:41 PM »
;D


Just remember what's under the hood and we can see that it does not matter [JK]

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Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« Reply #654 on: August 24, 2020, 09:05:41 AM »
Totally agree, pretty sure this year’s theme song for the ice is

pls!

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Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« Reply #655 on: August 24, 2020, 10:04:29 AM »
It's odd that 2012 is such an outlier that nothing has got close to it, but looks like 2020 is at least going into that empty gap between 2012 and everything else thus far.

Also already wondering about implications for 2021. 2020 is serving as a nice build-up a bit like 2011 was for 2012. Also we are now in an era, when beating 2012 could/should happen basically in any given year. So yeah there is a lot of action to look forward to.

Some people have mentioned in the other thread that the Arctic is fundamentally entering a new phase. Feels like so. I personally wouldn't expect years above 4M km2 to happen any more. It's going to be an attack to go low.

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Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« Reply #656 on: August 28, 2020, 03:57:26 PM »
Looking at the wavy jet stream, reminds me of the Scream Painting.

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Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« Reply #657 on: August 28, 2020, 05:32:55 PM »
Not sure what thread to put this on, its a pretty interesting lecture on the thermodynamics of sea ice:



One of the silver linings of the pandemic is a huge surge in online scientific conferences.

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Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« Reply #658 on: August 28, 2020, 05:54:41 PM »
Thanks mhampton, I'll cross-post it to the new "Arctic Newsfeed" thread as well.