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ivica

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The purpose of the Forum
« on: August 24, 2013, 11:57:11 AM »
What is the purpose of this Forum, to parrot official view ?

I'm sure it is not, that would be very boring, purpose is mentioned somewhere here earlier but let's make it clear.

BTW: Isn't a risk of bad things to happen leaving CC/AGW stuff only to people payed to do that too high?

"What If ?" is the question which members puts often and that is what keeps me here.

Some members give us privilege to peek into their projects and preliminary results (forecasts included), even in Trial&Error phase. That is not only interesting, that is exciting too. Add to that 'brainstorming' present in various threads...
Interesting & exciting, indeed.

« Last Edit: August 24, 2013, 12:26:15 PM by ivica »

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Re: The purpose of the Forum
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 04:02:49 PM »
Let's take a peek to some other sites:

The Azimuth Project: http://www.azimuthproject.org/azimuth/show/HomePage
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The Azimuth Project is an international collaboration to create a focal point for scientists and engineers interested in saving the planet. Our goal is to make clearly presented, accurate information on the relevant issues easy to find, and to help people work together on our common problems.

Saving the planet

“Saving the planet” may sound pompous. But the very health of the planet is in peril because of the actions of humankind. Whether it is global warming, mass extinction, peak oil, or other problems, we need to be prepared on many fronts for an uncertain future.

Our goal is not to replace or compete with existing sources of information, but to provide a bird’s-eye view of the information that already exists. We want to make it easy for any scientist or engineer to understand the whole problem and understand specialist literature in many subjects outside their particular domain of expertise.

SkepticalScience: http://www.skepticalscience.com/
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Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation

Scientific skepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. Yet this isn't what happens with climate change denial. Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet embrace any argument, op-ed, blog or study that purports to refute global warming. This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?

RealClimate: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/about/
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RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science. All posts are signed by the author(s), except ‘group’ posts which are collective efforts from the whole team. This is a moderated forum.

ClimateState: http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/aboutus/
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Mission statement
ClimateState gathers knowledge about the broad spectrum of climate change and tries to help increase understanding and awareness about the threat of dangerous (unchecked) climate change. The scope is to encourage the fast paced deployment of  solutions, i.e. carbon sequestration with Biochar and taxing Co2.

The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media: http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/aboutus/
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“Improve public understanding of climate change.”

The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media provides original reporting, commentary, and analysis on climate change — one of the most important and challenging issues of our time.

Edited by veteran environmental journalist and journalism educator Bud Ward, our online publication engages a dynamic global community of journalists, scientists, educators, and communicators. We strive to improve understanding of, and nurture better communication on, climate change … for the benefit of the public in arriving at sound individual and public policy actions.

We invite comments from those who educate on causes, consequences, challenges, and approaches on climate change. Share your ideas, experiences, successes, and challenges. Constructively engage with our community to foster better understanding of the climate challenges facing society.

This Forum 'as is' is unique, as it should be - don't you think so?
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Re: The purpose of the Forum
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 04:54:39 PM »
Good thread, Ivica. I value this forum for the knowledge and skills of the other members and the way people bat around ideas and disagree in a civil manner. I have learned a lot from them. As it says on the tin: "Interesting discussions".

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Re: The purpose of the Forum
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 08:44:08 PM »
The Forum is an addition to the Blog, to create space for people wanting to discuss everything that follows from Arctic sea ice loss, and other stuff as well. The blog was getting too crowded, leading to much off-topic in comment threads.

The Blog, of course, is about Arctic sea ice loss.  :)
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