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Consequences / Re: The Climatic Effects of a Blue Ocean Event
« on: March 18, 2021, 02:45:15 PM »
Are not the circumstances different today than in the Eemian and Holocene?

We have taken GHG levels back millions of years. Far beyond the Eemian and Holocene. What we will see will likely be much different than in those eras.

The politics / Re: Elections 2020 USA
« on: November 06, 2020, 01:59:54 PM »
Trump is and always has been a clown and an embarrassment to America. That was the case before he was elected President and remains the case now. With climate destabilization well under way our ability to grow enough food to feed 7+ billion people is becoming compromised. I'd say that bringing extra lives into this world is immoral and criminal based on that. If one truly cares about life then don't bring another human life into this world. Wanting to shove more people on to the planet is an indication that you clearly don't value life at all.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: July 31, 2020, 06:39:21 PM »
To be honest, 74 is pretty old. But no doubt Cain got the virus at the Trump rally, is this some sort of belated revenge against him for running against el presidente?

Nope, unfortunately it's just some wicked form of karma for downplaying the danger of the virus (or playing with fire).

If there is any form of karmic justice Trump will get it eventually.

High confidence 2020 ends up well below 2019. Medium confidence it will surpass 2012. There is a long way to go yet. That said, I voted for second.

Arctic sea ice / Re: September predictions challenge 2020
« on: July 21, 2020, 09:44:05 PM »
July -- JAXA: 3-3.5, H
July -- PIOMAS: 3.75-4.25, L
July -- NSIDC: 3.25-3.75, M

Arctic sea ice / Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« on: July 20, 2020, 10:36:26 PM »
I can't really figure out why the water is such a different color here, but this hue of blue is absolutely gorgeous!
Algae bloom

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: July 17, 2020, 06:55:06 PM »
It might be that Fauci had good intentions and was trapped in a difficult situation, but even if that is true, his good intentions meant jack shit when he let trump sabotage the response.

He lied about masks becasue Trump didn't want masking to interrupt the economy. At every single and crucial step of the way, he has been there kow towing to the tyrant, covering for him, being an accomplice to Trump by silence and action. The result, at least 140k American deaths and climbing fast.

He can get redemption, but good lord he better come clean, because he has a heckuva lot of people in his list and the admin plan is to keep adding to that list as if life was disposable.
This fiasco is 100% on Trump, not Fauci. Fauci is one of the few people associated with Trump's administration possessing any integrity whatsoever.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: July 14, 2020, 06:28:20 PM »
Interesting aspect about the US south, and Texas is that population density is not particularly high compared to other regions.   

The obvious unwillingness of US citizens to practice basic social distancing and face mask wearing is clearly a direct cause of this spike in cases.

My previous post still rings through - our way of life is over.  Without face masks, the virus spreads even in relatively sparse population density regions. 

We'll just always wear masks for the rest of our existence?  Sounds like a bleak and dystopian future.
Unless you're among the privileged the present is dystopian enough (with or without Covid-19).

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2020 Sea ice area and extent data
« on: July 14, 2020, 05:54:38 AM »
July 13th, 2020

7,303,539 km2

A loss of -144,613 km2

The lowest on record for the date, per JAXA.

Consequences / Re: Global Surface Air Temperatures
« on: June 06, 2020, 09:27:28 PM »
Also I prefer the Copernicus as it uses a more recent climate norm  1981 to 2010.

GISS is still stuck with 1971 to 2000. Will it ever move on from this 30 year period ?

Of course neither reflects the pre-industrial "normal".
Right, there is a modicum of dishonesty there.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: June 01, 2020, 09:36:49 PM »
We (the U.S.) have a great propaganda machine that sometimes is not good enough to hide the fact that this country is a complete mess. The streets are not paved with gold. Unfortunately there are enough folks here who do believe how great we tell ourselves we are. We're a joke.

It appears that as long as there is ice on Greenland there will be cold and coolness in the Northeast portion of the U.S. (or rather that portion of North America in general). I live in Northern California and from afar, having never been there, the northeast looks like the spot. Of course, that area will have it's own pitfalls, but extended periods of drought may be least among them. I expect the West to continue to dry out and become ever more a tenderbox.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 21, 2020, 09:41:24 PM »
How many people don't have health insurance in the U.S.? Or have insurance that makes it so ridiculously expensive to see a doctor that they avoid making appointments altogether?  Probably far more than is acknowledged. So that in itself would seemingly cause under reporting to some extent. People may not even know they have or had been infected with Covid-19 and thought they just had the flu. I felt terrible about two weeks ago, assumed I had the flu and got better. It may indeed have just been the flu, but I don't know.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 13, 2020, 01:42:39 AM »
Though I did not vote for any of these clowns (mostly Trump and his ilk, but basically all of our politicians), on behalf of the US I apologize for the circus / clown show our leadership is and has been for the past few decades. So embarrassing and terrifying that they are leading everyone to very dark places. We are collectively such a blind and stupid people (not all of us, but apparently most of us). It's not totally different elsewhere, but we seem to take it to the nth degree.

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2019 sea ice area and extent data
« on: December 01, 2019, 11:00:16 AM »
On  Reply #2959 on: November 30, 2019, 09:51:58 AM
You say:
- 2019 area 3rd lowest in the satellite record.

Yet the chart accompanying this seems to show us at 2nd place (behind 2016).
That's because the chart does not show 2006.

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2019 sea ice area and extent data
« on: September 03, 2019, 05:28:00 AM »

September 2nd, 2019:

4,214,615 km2   A drop of 33,859 km2 from yesterday.

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2019 sea ice area and extent data
« on: September 01, 2019, 06:04:52 AM »

August 31st, 2019

4,259,262 km2    A drop of 42,825 km2 from yesterday.

Arctic sea ice / Re: Are you hoping to witness a BOE?
« on: August 23, 2019, 01:57:20 AM »
For the event it would be I want to see it, but for the tragedy it will be I am hoping a BOE won't happen. Things are clearly trending towards one in the next few years, so I expect to witness a BOE in my lifetime.

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019 melting season
« on: June 07, 2019, 08:48:43 PM »
<snip; N.> Let's stay on topic, please. Or at least have a salient point.

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019 melting season
« on: April 06, 2019, 06:19:43 PM »
November 2016 and Now being primary examples of complete and total breakdown of the polar cell.

Where do we see a " complete and total breakdown" of the polar cell?
Good question. Based purely on observation I'd say the breakdown has been in progress for some time, but is not yet complete and total. The polar cell is severely weakened and on its way out in the coming years, but still alive for now.

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