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Off-topic => The rest => Topic started by: ivica on April 01, 2013, 01:42:14 PM

Title: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 01, 2013, 01:42:14 PM
:) Welcome! :) Come in and make yourself comfortable,

Put a coin in jukebox (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqtPDEjVp1w&list=PLD248C5C4DF82C0A9&index=52)...
Give a link to something you find interesting...
Tell us something...

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-KuC2cIRnzbM%2FT3l_Q17S_RI%2FAAAAAAAAAns%2Fz58HAF1Hm_o%2Fs1600%2Fbeluga-whale.jpg&hash=69e04a27e9a524b67633241c3fe8e0b7)

http://savenaturesavehuman.blogspot.com/2012/04/beluga-whale.html (http://savenaturesavehuman.blogspot.com/2012/04/beluga-whale.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on April 01, 2013, 02:38:00 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2Fs6G8n_zpsfbacc2aa.jpg&hash=794e37d9a48f86892cbe9bb573964eac)

http://imgur.com/s6G8n#.UNZDapM4b_o.email (http://imgur.com/s6G8n#.UNZDapM4b_o.email)

Ivica,

Thanks for starting this thread.  While we all fear what the future will hold for us, due to the ravages of AGW/CC, it never hurts to lighten each day with some humor.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 01, 2013, 02:57:12 PM
 :)
...it never hurts to lighten each day with some humor.

Very true :-)

Traveling Wilburys End Of The Line (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_dQk9iaSY#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 02, 2013, 02:51:51 PM
A coin in jukebox for background (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqtPDEjVp1w&list=PLD248C5C4DF82C0A9&index=52).

Mixed emotions (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flivelistendream.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F02%2Fmixed_emotions_by_evil_innocence_16-d34ioq4.jpg&hash=54f98ef273443a7ad05a017e96c7702f)
 (http://livelistendream.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/mixed-emotions/)

and gut feeling, (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Frunningcarrot.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F01%2Fgut-bacteria-controlling-brain.png&hash=55e1fd56dc7101454476618b68136293)
 (http://therunningcarrot.com/2013/01/13/digestion/)

what those have in common? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJM6H4OP95Y&list=PL2D685A98470D37BC)

XIII Annual Conference: "The Human Metagenome" (part 4 of 4) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KSUjTab8rU&list=PLFC21BE588FE8DA6B)
Part 1/4 of above, at 6:12 we can read:
"In contact with ... the 2nd pool of neural cells of the body"
What does that mean?

Bacteria that live within us, a new organ? (http://presse.inra.fr/en/Resources/Press-releases/metahit-bacteria-new-organ)

3 enterotypes (http://presse.inra.fr/en/Resources/Press-releases/Intestinal-flora-can-differentiate-individuals)

Microbiome diversity matters! In the gut, low is less healthy than high! (https://plus.google.com/109824836199474405208/posts)

Everything you always wanted to know about the Gut microbiota... (http://www.gutmicrobiotawatch.org/gut-microbiota-info/)

MetaHIT project - January 1, 2008 ... June 30, 2012. (http://www.metahit.eu/)

The International Human Microbiome Consortium (http://www.human-microbiome.org/)

..The metagenome has 150 times more genes than the human genome itself...
Think (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKHmos-tsU0&list=AL94UKMTqg-9AQHw-H4wKwQuvHKZQH67tF), where is my coffee, waiter...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: wanderer on April 02, 2013, 04:28:42 PM
Who else is waiting excitedly for new PIOMAS data?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 02, 2013, 06:23:23 PM
Of course I am waiting for PIOMAS eagerly !
Something to wait, take your seat !
Woodkid - Iron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSkb0kDacjs#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 04, 2013, 09:46:19 AM
Background, Where Are We Now? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaAFnzHsrAM)

Let's Think (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKHmos-tsU0) more about Dr. Ehrlich's dream, Personalized Medicine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KSUjTab8rU&list=PLFC21BE588FE8DA6B), at 11:30...
New view on microbiota (http://www.gutmicrobiotawatch.org/glossary/) (an organ) should trigger (when?) a revolution in Pharmacology/Cosmetic/Food Industry.
Effects of their products on microbiota were never tested.

Reading about metagenome a year ago my 1st reflection was recalling an old joke from childhood:
"If an apple is not good for a worm why it should be good for me?"
Thinking now, even I am, on individual level, Kelele stuff EOL (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMp8zgA2Zp8)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 04, 2013, 04:24:32 PM
I love it !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=328WhjAXpcs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=328WhjAXpcs)
There was a documentary about rock recently on tv (arte) and they showed clear interest for the velvet underground mouvement... well for me, Pink Floyd is part of the rock even thought it is not registered as such !
If you know french or german :
http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/wild-thing-1-2--7410096.html (http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/wild-thing-1-2--7410096.html)
It does remains a few days online!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 05, 2013, 10:35:01 AM
Coffee time...

Trust: Wild Dolphin "Asks" Divers to Help Free Itself from Hook (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL9I4BxuryY)

Alliance: Cornacchie dispettose e battagli tra gatti (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9wfIs1v-fjQ)

Tolerance, attached:
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 06, 2013, 06:08:02 PM
Have you noticed that 2 links (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,146.msg2548.html#msg2548) to Imigrant song has been disabled recently ?
tUSH (https://youtu.be/KCLXy-vSu3o)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 07, 2013, 10:31:50 AM
Background, ZAZ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc3lywZN3Vs).

Bioinformatics ((Meta)Genomic) did tremendous exponential increase of sequencing power (at 10:32...) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acKE9E67XKE&list=PLFC21BE588FE8DA6B) in the last 2 decades:
Kb -> Mb -> Gb -> Tb
b = (gene's) base

Warped from Kb to Tb.
Climatology needs a 'warp' too.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on April 09, 2013, 12:41:46 AM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2Feric-lewis-i-m-afraid-you-have-humans-new-yorker-cartoon_zpsc6073e82.jpg&hash=e575da5ae27ba696c426dc683b1af3e0)

New Yorker Cartoon - Eric Lewis


"I hope that any humanoids on other planets were given better instructions!!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 09, 2013, 03:53:07 PM
Some interesting titles here, this week:

European Geosciences Union - General Assembly 2013 (http://www.egu2013.eu/webstreaming.html)

For example:
Impacts of climate change (Monday, stream available)
Can we undo climate warming? (Wednesday)
and more

Document section (http://media.egu.eu/documents/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 10, 2013, 01:26:51 PM
I heard ZAZ on the radio but never saw her. She tried to sing Edith Piaf
Edith
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btN78u9XX4s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btN78u9XX4s#)
ZAZ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOk5yYLAQvU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOk5yYLAQvU#)
Some prefer Edith Piaf other ZAZ, personally I think zaz lake a bit of emotion but i like it anyway !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Espen on April 10, 2013, 03:40:37 PM
Here some live pictures from the annual Crane Conference at Horborgasjøen Sweden:

Today's attendance 10.200 Cranes

Best watched between 9 am - 7 pm CEU time

http://www.webbkameror.se/djurkameror/hornborgasjon/hornborgasjon_2_640.php (http://www.webbkameror.se/djurkameror/hornborgasjon/hornborgasjon_2_640.php)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 11, 2013, 06:58:33 PM
Thin Ice - the film (http://www.realclimate.org/images//ThinIceNotes.pdf)
"After 6 years in the making, 'Thin Ice - The inside story of climate science', has now been completed, running at about 73 minutes. We are  planning for a global launch of the film on Earth Day, 22 April, 2013. The trailer and further background can be seen at www.thiniceclimate.org (http://www.thiniceclimate.org)."

More at http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2013/04/thin-ice-the-movie/ (http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2013/04/thin-ice-the-movie/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Artful Dodger on April 12, 2013, 08:19:53 AM
This short piano piece by our brilliant ASI contributor Andy Lee Robinson (http://neven1.typepad.com/blog/2013/04/a-new-round-of-vids.html?cid=6a0133f03a1e37970b017c388a4bc0970b#comment-6a0133f03a1e37970b017c388a4bc0970b) is like a salve for tired polar paws... Enjoy!

Andy Lee Robinson practicing Chopin Etude in F minor Op.25 No.2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZULdm4q21c#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 12, 2013, 10:37:49 AM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2hLeTuyW34c/UV-KmdDSutI/AAAAAAAAY-A/ijNKsD8HFtI/s770/1.+Christ+of+the+Abyss+at+San+Fruttuoso%2C+Liguria.jpg)

Credits: John Baez on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/photos/117663015413546257905/albums/5863557632276373729/5863557633097775826?authkey=CL2trbfrwLuD-QE)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 12, 2013, 11:18:03 AM
My mother prayed for me, my wife prays for me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtBbyglq37E&list=AL94UKMTqg-9AQHw-H4wKwQuvHKZQH67tF). They knew/know that I need that.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 14, 2013, 09:14:13 AM
Browsing photo albums given by Morgan Abbou (https://plus.google.com/photos/115434645860634578491/albums). Photos are music on their own...

Tippi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tippi_Degr%C3%A9) -  The Real Life Mowgli (https://plus.google.com/photos/115434645860634578491/albums/5834303687305525233)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VMAMZ5o9MoU/UPecShe1XgI/AAAAAAAALbw/3MIpWG-KoCk/s611/Tippi0.jpeg)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 14, 2013, 01:11:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sng_CdAAw8M# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sng_CdAAw8M#)
Like it !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 16, 2013, 09:48:00 AM
John Baez have incredible talent to present complex stuff in very accessible and readable way. That works even for me, I have many of his articles on my To Read list, not only from his famous This Week's Finds (http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=5510) seria, ..., Climate related stuff too (http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/category/climate/).

He will have a talk at the Cal State Northridge Climate Science Seminar (http://www.csun.edu/climate/Climate_Seminar.html), April 26, 2013:
Milankovitch Cycles and the Earth’s Climate (http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/glacial/).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 17, 2013, 10:16:27 AM
To delight and inspire anyone who would like to share something of the joys of scientific discovery:
Richard Feynman - The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgaw9qe7DEE)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 18, 2013, 09:09:54 AM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.energy-without-carbon.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fmethane%2520carbon_gas_elevator.jpg&hash=ef8f027444d2067996af2a48a18fd964)
Source (http://www.energy-without-carbon.org/CarbonPrice).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 19, 2013, 09:56:28 AM
Just noticed, one link (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg3269.html#msg3269) is back. hUSH (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhxfIr02yXE)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 20, 2013, 11:38:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YAYUGjDNGQ&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YAYUGjDNGQ&feature=player_embedded#)!
Russian's Tzigane
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 20, 2013, 01:09:30 PM
Pure emotion. 
Djelem, Djelem:  <1> (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hidS0ewTOC0), <2> (https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=HFqsG0uh8D0), <3> (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5V07-LHOAs)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 20, 2013, 01:24:37 PM
War - Groovin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XRx19ZjN8E#)
The group "war", I should have known that ! I have it in my head !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on April 20, 2013, 07:49:03 PM
A video sequence entitled "Our World", with music by my favourite composer, Anton Bruckner.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbZ6OEKmW7s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbZ6OEKmW7s)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLgGHQ52LgA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLgGHQ52LgA)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi9-Ko3YRRE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi9-Ko3YRRE)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvQzpNEd_2E
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvQzpNEd_2E)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 21, 2013, 01:49:19 PM
To what degree, we are victims of lexic & syntax, ignoring semantic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sAgg4zsDOo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sAgg4zsDOo)

Edit: 2015-05-01, that link is killed (https://youtu.be/mR7N18DIPq0), new one to "(1989) The Black Dog - Virtual":
http://youtu.be/rw5gRFWcAro?list=PLIY53gFblUDlHddZPXvd8LBazeoOmqqtu (http://youtu.be/rw5gRFWcAro?list=PLIY53gFblUDlHddZPXvd8LBazeoOmqqtu)

If they (the mindset that rules over us) are any good, why are we in trouble (https://youtu.be/VmiypJgKpHg?list=PL7FF059ED77E63120)?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 22, 2013, 01:29:36 PM
Thin Ice - the film, already mentioned twice on the Forum, here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,237.msg4275.html#msg4275) and here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg3696.html#msg3696).
It is *that* day today, watch it for free: http://thiniceclimate.org/watch-the-film (http://thiniceclimate.org/watch-the-film)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 24, 2013, 07:22:47 AM
What a mess:
Lodger, done (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,259.0.html).
Doctor Who Temporal Anomaly (https://youtu.be/VVIqq0-Zkh8) :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Artful Dodger on April 24, 2013, 08:40:26 AM
What a mess:
Hi ivica,

I can't believe we don't have a 'Polar Jet Stream' thread yet!  :o

May I suggest you create one, and post this image there?  8)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on April 24, 2013, 11:44:34 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2F42512CGlobal-Warming-610x432_zps5f7d8252.jpg&hash=94263f510503f41659022fc25243ea45)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on April 24, 2013, 11:49:14 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2F317316_10151897969999616_1764712000_n_zps49cfa18d.jpg&hash=72bb81bd16792830055879bcfe07f697)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on April 25, 2013, 12:39:07 PM
I don't think anyone's posted Andy Robinson's latest animation of Arctic Sea Ice minima (accompanied by his own composition)
http://youtu.be/YgiMBxaL19M (http://youtu.be/YgiMBxaL19M)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on April 25, 2013, 06:12:51 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalwarming-factorfiction.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F04%2Fnoahs-ark-climate-change.jpg&hash=8404fdc8d28c28ca758ee6be525b5413)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 27, 2013, 09:06:27 AM
Nice to see John Baez linking to (https://plus.google.com/s/%23silkroad) Neven's blog, Taklamakan that is.  :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on April 30, 2013, 12:27:18 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2FDodo2012_350_zps501081fa.jpg&hash=abed4b0d07a60a45b16ac2fc4f2f4a9e)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on May 01, 2013, 04:55:20 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.skepticalscience.com%2F%2Fpics%2FRoadToSixDegrees.jpg&hash=d2ec770b46bb343866b8f267ae17b1b5)

http://www.skepticalscience.com/ClimateForks.html (http://www.skepticalscience.com/ClimateForks.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 02, 2013, 01:18:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcfPbEF08bc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcfPbEF08bc#)
WOW., 'I'm talking to you, BP!'
Dig on it !
They not only sing !
http://www.good.is/posts/why-16-year-old-alec-loorz-is-suing-the-government/ (http://www.good.is/posts/why-16-year-old-alec-loorz-is-suing-the-government/)
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/why-im-suing-the-federal-government (http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/why-im-suing-the-federal-government)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 03, 2013, 06:49:38 AM
Quote by Richard Bach: (http://www.inle.org/quotes/bach.html)
There is no problem so big that it cannot be run away from. (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg4599.html#msg4599)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 05, 2013, 12:57:22 AM
Sorry a French video, that's a shame there is no translation...very funny !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSXXsSj7AE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSXXsSj7AE#)
That video was already posted somewhere but for the people who did not see it :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmfcJP_0eMc&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmfcJP_0eMc&feature=player_embedded#)
A french comic was saying "we can laugh of everything...but not with everyone" !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 05, 2013, 03:47:08 PM
The new website: ClimateState (http://galaxymachine.de/)

Where Are We Now? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaAFnzHsrAM)  :)  What follows? (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,242.0.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ggelsrinc on May 05, 2013, 04:07:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqeazmz3FRk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqeazmz3FRk#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on May 05, 2013, 05:22:40 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi320.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fnn327%2FBesomimucho%2F1850-1990-panty-trend.jpg&hash=e74510d3d8a85accaef6e79435f69c76)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 05, 2013, 05:30:32 PM
 :)

Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. The Highwaymen, Live 1990 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DKfZsLjpCQ#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 05, 2013, 09:48:53 PM
Even the monkeys know what unfairness means !

Capuchin monkey fairness experiment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KSryJXDpZo#ws)

Is that fair if I am reducing the amont of energy I am using and some continue like crasy, knowing we are in competition each other ?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 07, 2013, 07:55:46 AM
One more blog: Climate Consensus – The 97% (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent) by John Abraham and Dana Nuccitelli.

The Escalator (http://www.skepticalscience.com/climate-of-doubt-escalator-updates.html), by Dana Nuccitelli:
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.guim.co.uk%2Fsys-images%2FGuardian%2FPix%2Fpictures%2F2013%2F4%2F19%2F1366332805406%2FEscalator_450.gif&hash=999e405fab561f94f375428a6eae82c1)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 08, 2013, 06:55:51 AM
"The Highwaymen, Live 1990" (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg5182.html#msg5182) from above disabled, blazingly fast, eh. >:(

Willie Nelson - On the Road Again (https://youtu.be/1TD_pSeNelU)  :)

Other link to The Highwaymen,
Waylon Jennings,Willie Nelson,Johnny Cash,Kris Kristofferson... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfXTCmWeNYo)

2015-07-29: ..and above link failed misserably lately. 3rd link:
Highwayman - The Highwaymen (http://youtu.be/hi94mMed6EQ)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 08, 2013, 09:43:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njG7p6CSbCU&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njG7p6CSbCU&feature=player_embedded#)!
Work, work, work, there is plenty of work...if we share !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Artful Dodger on May 09, 2013, 09:20:11 AM
Recently, some of my American friends inquired: "What if Alastair Fothergill (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alastair_Fothergill) was a redneck?" I believe their burning question is answered by this video :D

True Facts About The Sea Pig (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y4DbZivHCY#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 10, 2013, 12:08:14 PM
Available in different languages !
http://act.350.org/event/do_the_math_film/search/?akid=3123.300521.ZgmtcF&rd=1&t=2 (http://act.350.org/event/do_the_math_film/search/?akid=3123.300521.ZgmtcF&rd=1&t=2)
300ppm would suit me more than 350ppm (i don't want to survive)!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 10, 2013, 07:51:46 PM
Sorry folks, it is local, Neven will understand:
Zoran Predin i Matija Dedic - Te noci kad umrem (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkHEUEOiksY)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on May 10, 2013, 08:23:44 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 10, 2013, 09:06:22 PM
Recovering now, semi-local mode:
Gibonni feat. Urban i Maya Azucena-Posoljeni zrak i razlivena tinta (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKIvi13R4o0)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on May 10, 2013, 09:11:30 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccecon.com%2Fhumor%2Ffrogs_in_pan.jpg&hash=6bf252730a6c40357df7ad8e382c9f11)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 10, 2013, 09:32:20 PM
Recovered: Cubismo feat. Gibonni - Tempera (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd80Mqj5qrM)  :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 10, 2013, 10:02:08 PM
Lyrics of 3 songs above:
Te noci kad umrem (http://lyricstranslate.com/hr/te-noci-kad-umrem-kad-odem-kad-me-ne-bude-night-when-i-die-when-i-leave-when-i-wont-be-there.html)
Posoljeni zrak i razlivena tinta (http://lyricstranslations.com/translated/gibonni-posoljeni-zrak-i-razlivena-tinta)
Tempera (http://lyricstranslations.com/translated/gibonni-tempera-ispod-moga-pramca)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 12, 2013, 07:42:16 PM
Wildfires in Siberia started already.
2013-05-10: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/fires/main/world/20130510-russia.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/fires/main/world/20130510-russia.html)
Monitoring, Russian site: http://fires.kosmosnimki.ru/ (http://fires.kosmosnimki.ru/)

Osibisa - Fire (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtMUyvwejNA&list=AL94UKMTqg-9ChtOkEO-yUvv24xeDuHXvi)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on May 12, 2013, 08:37:37 PM
"Mother's Day" Dinner for Two..Texas Style!!

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2FDSC_0002.jpg&hash=7d00fc2f1995a42ffb3ba7c5ff26943c)

On a day like Mother's Day, it's time to take a reprieve from concerns about the future and reflect on those we love and care about.  This is what my wife asked for today......and yes there were also a dozen roses!!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Bruce Steele on May 12, 2013, 09:47:34 PM
Ivica,On Google  I zoomed in on the area north northwest of Irkutsk. The area looks like some large scale agriculture mixed with timbered land. I was wondering if spring burning of slash and stumps may be intentional. On google it looked like a fairly heavily populated area of Siberia. It looked like a nice place to stop and look around if I ever make the trans Siberian rail trip.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 13, 2013, 11:10:19 AM
Bruce, a "bit" more to the west and you can visit Agafia (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,304.msg5555.html#msg5555).

Brave Festival 2009 - Irkutsk Ensemble Authentic Music (1) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LnBHzKmJHU)

Siberia intrigues me, what life in wilderness looks like there, people ... so the new topic (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,304.0.html).
Café is not good place for a longer discussion anyway, a weird geek/freak, who-knows-what could enter, attached ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on May 13, 2013, 06:45:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lc8BcBZ0tAI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lc8BcBZ0tAI)

Best new thing in the world.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 13, 2013, 07:13:31 PM
Chris Hadfield is like a real star, shines up there. 8)
Space Jam: 'I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvAnfi8WpVE)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 18, 2013, 03:43:23 PM
Amazing flow of ice !!! they say it is wind doing that ? On the video there is not so much wind and it moves !?
http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/05/13/tsr-dnt-sylvester-ice-surge.cnn.html (http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/05/13/tsr-dnt-sylvester-ice-surge.cnn.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 18, 2013, 04:09:38 PM
Stop Coca-Cola trashing Australia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Uxaw6YoRw#ws)
Nice, mmmhhh, euhh i mean the girl not the plastic !!!
(Channel nine the tv that was supposed to show it , did not in the end...Coca Cola deny any pressure )
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on May 18, 2013, 05:10:24 PM
Ivica, if you're interested in Siberian wildfires you may like to see Chris Hadfield's picture tweeted from the ISS on 29 April.
https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/status/328821294474862592 (https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/status/328821294474862592)

While I was looking to find that one again, I came across this Russian wildfire monitoring site. I have to rely on Google translate, but it seems to be updated daily.
http://fires.kosmosnimki.ru/ (http://fires.kosmosnimki.ru/)

and this
http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/GFMCnew/2013/04/29/20130429_ru.htm (http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/GFMCnew/2013/04/29/20130429_ru.htm)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 18, 2013, 05:34:09 PM
Anne, thanks, given information copied to the Siberia thread (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,304.msg5925.html#msg5925).

Turan Ensemble - Koroglu (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkBxq8GQ5KQ)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on May 21, 2013, 07:10:07 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-I6GGQmWK5Ek%2FT3c62DbvPtI%2FAAAAAAAADx0%2FFYkwhZ81CBE%2Fs640%2FzzzMikeLesterCattleLyticConverter.gif&hash=5a03da4732f4520b5efa57e04d85fb84)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 23, 2013, 05:03:44 PM
MAN by STEVE CUTTS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiQU1R0tJUE#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 23, 2013, 09:21:02 PM
Ivica I really like that last one ! Excellent !

Il est trop tard - Georges Moustaki - French and English subtitles.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-3so-oicJw#ws)
Georges Moustaki is dead, peace and love to your soul...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 24, 2013, 07:46:16 AM
Ivica I really like that last one ! Excellent !
Laurent, thanks! All credits to Steve Cutts (http://www.stevecutts.com/).

Yuliana - Uhuktuu (Tuva Türk - Tuvan Turks) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIgdYd2fX4Q#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 25, 2013, 07:05:44 AM
200,000+ people will march against Monsanto (http://www.monsantomarch.org/) today.

It is Towel Day (http://towelday.org/) too, so bring one with you :-)

Towel Day 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3ICFaSOI-E#ws)

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/42.html (http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/42.html)
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmath.ucr.edu%2Fhome%2Fbaez%2Fmathematical%2FKleinDual.png&hash=8de79b770586ccbcab6128ebf304d626)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on May 25, 2013, 07:32:21 PM
Some haunting photographs from Gideon Mendel's Drowning World

Quote
How do you produce art about climate change? Everyone from writers to painters to film-makers itch to grapple with this question – but often struggle, getting bogged down in the complicated science, or the worthiness of the subject. It's the same for photographers: "There's a real problem with the image of climate change; it's either evidence – 'the water was up to here, and now it's there' – or it's cute polar bears," says Gideon Mendel.

He has, however, been absorbed with an ongoing photographic project, zooming in on one aspect of climate change: flooding. Mendel's series, Drowning World, not only shows the effect of flooding on communities, but also encompasses traditional portraiture, and explores the often striking visuals such huge influxes of water produce.
Story in today's Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/after-the-flood-from-haiti-to-britain-one-man-has-captured-the-devastation-of-our-increasingly-deluged-lands-8627553.html)
This exhibition looks worth a visit if you are going to be in London.
Gideon Mendel's Drowning World is at Tiwani Contemporary, London W1, 7 June to 27 July; tiwani.co.uk
More pictures in The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/picture-preview-gideon-mendel--drowning-world-7711570.html) (there's a view gallery (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/picture-preview-gideon-mendel--drowning-world-7711570.html?action=gallery) button just before the main text)

Link to Gideon Mendel's own website
http://gideonmendel.com/drowningworld/ (http://gideonmendel.com/drowningworld/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 25, 2013, 09:03:16 PM
H2G2: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish - Jazz version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj_-qaqQQc8#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 27, 2013, 08:40:04 PM
http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/rtn/#unsinkable (http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/rtn/#unsinkable)
Some photos, food for thoughts !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 28, 2013, 10:38:41 PM
http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/046598-000/le-sable-enquete-sur-une-disparition (http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/046598-000/le-sable-enquete-sur-une-disparition)
A very good documentary about the sand !
Only available one week in French and German!
There is some talks in English in the background thought...sorry
I wonder if there is some sand in Arctic, certainly !?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: deep octopus on May 28, 2013, 11:51:19 PM
It's always a good time to romanticize the great oudoors, especially with the approach of summertime in the north. Nothing like the vibes of Creedence Clearwater to put you in a time when all you want to do is laze by a river all day, shoot the breeze with everyone you meet, go off the grid, and enjoy the sunlight. Songs like these are always a good reminder of what we're fighting for in the wake of climate change.

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JacHyPaEwDc#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anonymouse on May 29, 2013, 12:51:53 AM
The graph at the beginning of this article looks suspiciously like a hockey stick....COINCIDENCE???  I think not.  Proof of a rise in the temperature of the air!  ;)  (This may only be interesting to folks from the U.S.)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/post/the-history-of-the-filibuster-in-one-graph/2012/05/15/gIQAVHf0RU_blog.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/post/the-history-of-the-filibuster-in-one-graph/2012/05/15/gIQAVHf0RU_blog.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 30, 2013, 02:27:05 PM
http://stevemccurry.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/just-a-moment/ (http://stevemccurry.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/just-a-moment/)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 30, 2013, 11:04:40 PM
Wealth Inequality in America (Full - HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBF5-ktmx7M#ws)

We have the terrible habit in France to follow the americans with a 10 year lag...

That video is from http://ozziezehner.com/ (http://ozziezehner.com/)
Putting the green energy in perspective is very whealthy... euhhh i mean healthy, very healthy !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on May 31, 2013, 09:37:04 AM
I think this is the proper place for this in this forum: Univesity of Waterloo professor Lu uses statistics to prove Antarcic ozone hole is connected to the CFCs (normal) and what happens next might be a reason for a RealClimate post: http://phys.org/news/2013-05-global-chlorofluorocarbons-carbon-dioxide.html (http://phys.org/news/2013-05-global-chlorofluorocarbons-carbon-dioxide.html)

This is what may happen if one uses only statistics and conviniently forgets the 1910-1940s warming.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Artful Dodger on May 31, 2013, 05:02:59 PM
Lu uses statistics to prove Antarcic ozone hole is connected to the CFCs (normal) and ...[/url]
Yes, that's why the Earth is warming. There's a hole in the atmosphere, and that's what's letting all the space-warmth in.

Butter burnt sum carbonne ta plug it. :P
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on June 01, 2013, 04:26:17 AM
It looks like this has happened previously :-P I guess this one is a refined version of this: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2011/07/lu-from-interesting-but-incorrect-to-just-wrong/ (http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2011/07/lu-from-interesting-but-incorrect-to-just-wrong/) http://www.skepticalscience.com/CFCs-global-warming.htm (http://www.skepticalscience.com/CFCs-global-warming.htm)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 01, 2013, 12:05:07 PM
Interesting study on flight paths !
http://spatial.ly/2013/05/great-world-flight-paths-map/ (http://spatial.ly/2013/05/great-world-flight-paths-map/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 06, 2013, 11:37:40 AM
An Interesting movie based on humanity !
It is not really coherent. Jumping from one subject to an other is pretty tiring!
Baraka _HD 720p_Engsub (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6tJjZpwUZ8#ws)
But it may interest some of you.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 07, 2013, 02:43:26 PM
8 th June is the world oceans day, yeeessss, the Arctic also !

http://www.worldoceannetwork.org/EN/accueil.htm (http://www.worldoceannetwork.org/EN/accueil.htm)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 07, 2013, 09:53:14 PM
John Baez - The Mathematics of Planet Earth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4RpU1iLg34), October 30, 2012.

If you like that you could like this too: Network Theory (Part 28) (http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/network-theory-part-28/)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmath.ucr.edu%2Fhome%2Fbaez%2Fmathematical%2Fcoxeter.jpg&hash=f6727c4b2212ee084b8144e690183649)

Edit: corrected link to NT . (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkHEUEOiksY)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 08, 2013, 09:21:36 AM
Christopher Lee (https://plus.google.com/114744049040264263224/posts) works in bioinformatics, part of science where people 'drive fast' (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg3329.html#msg3329).
Flow of Information should follow. Money objects . (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sAgg4zsDOo)

Recent take on it by John Baez, The Selected Papers Network (Part 1) (http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/the-selected-papers-network-part-1/).

Not unrelated, Peter Woit's "Adventures in Peer Review", here (http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=4595).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 12, 2013, 10:51:56 PM
Quote from: http://www.gutmicrobiotawatch.org/immunology-in-the-gut-mucosa-a-video-animation-from-nature/
This video is another opportunity to understand the importance of gut microbiota for maintaining our health. In other words, it’s a great way to continue learning about our relationship with bacteria!
Immunology in the Gut Mucosa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnZEge78_78#ws)

The Human Genome Project:       1990 - 2004
Mapping Human Variation:           2002 - 2007
The Human Microbiome Project:   NOW

Meet your microbes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVvNTCJE5oI).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on June 13, 2013, 11:01:03 PM
Arresting artwork
Melting figures portray the dangers of climate change.
 
(And I have forgotten how to post pics.)
http://www.psfk.com/2013/06/ice-people-climate-change-nele-azevedo.html (http://www.psfk.com/2013/06/ice-people-climate-change-nele-azevedo.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 14, 2013, 01:33:29 PM
Willie Nelson - Gravedigger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzz8jG2SO1Y#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 15, 2013, 12:55:47 PM
Trees Linked With Human Health, Study Suggests
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/21/trees-linked-with-human-h_n_2505267.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/21/trees-linked-with-human-h_n_2505267.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 15, 2013, 04:31:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4rmJnzvC7E&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4rmJnzvC7E&feature=player_embedded#)!
Does anyone has any fresh news on the dolphin that was (is) in the dingle (ireland) bay !?
www.dingledolphin.com/ (http://www.dingledolphin.com/)
I used to hitchhike-walk there (some 20 years ago) and saw him in the bay but it was too cold for a dive !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 16, 2013, 07:13:37 PM
Dumb Ways to Die (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw#ws)
An other dumb thing to do is releasing CO2 in the atmosphere knowing it is a green house effect gaz.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 17, 2013, 09:00:53 PM
Operation iceberg
BBC Operation Iceberg 1of2 Birth of a Berg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS2yMD9MgYg#)
Scientist do take some risks...indeed !
Available in French :
http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/048204-001/operation-iceberg-1-2?autoplay=1 (http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/048204-001/operation-iceberg-1-2?autoplay=1)
In German :
http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/048204-001/operation-eisberg-1-2 (http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/048204-001/operation-eisberg-1-2)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 20, 2013, 09:46:30 PM
It may interest you to know that you certainly eat some secretions from the anal glands of beavers every day !? And much more !
You wont believe whats in your food? BEAVER ANUS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW_7AWhQfK8#ws)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castoreum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castoreum)
Though the quantities are said to be low, I can't believe how much stuff we can eat without knowing it !!!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 21, 2013, 12:14:58 PM
Can he miss the cliff:

Episode 102.avi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNCs7fe3-cE#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 24, 2013, 08:41:54 AM
Ah, my Kelele (https://youtu.be/MR8_U5632as) in sig has been disabled. Fixed:
http://youtu.be/wcup5JKTpOc (http://youtu.be/wcup5JKTpOc)
Title: "Pre" El Nino...
Post by: Buddy on June 24, 2013, 05:15:42 PM
When scientists make their "call" for an El Nino event......the oceans have already warmed in the central equatorial Pacific for MANY MONTHS a considerable amount.

In some ways....that isn't the most "enlightening" of information.  Somewhat like calling "the bottom" of the stock market 5 months AFTER it was already rising.

I believe we are LIKELY near a turning point in the sea surface temperatures of the central EQUATORIAL Pacific (if you were to draw a vertical line that starts at the center of the coast of Alaska and head south...........and intersects a horizontal line that you draw from the center of  coast of Ecuador towards the WEST.......where those two lines intersect is the area I am talking about).

The ocean waters have been "neutral to cool" in that area for the last several months......and indeed, the area just west of Ecuador has had a very cool anomaly over the past couple of months.   All the while.....many other parts of the Pacific have been very warm.

Over the last two weeks.....the "cool anomaly" off the coast of Ecuador has been moderating.....and a few small areas of the central Pacific (due south of Alaska and due west of Ecuador) have been warming (still SMALL areas right now......but everything starts small at the beginning).

I know that NOAA is calling for a likely "neutral" position on El Nino through the end of this year, and they have certain "requirements" (ie monthly average for 5 straight months must exceed a certain amount over the average...etc).  But what I am trying to say....is that we are likely NOW at the turning point, where over the next SEVERAL MONTHS....the central Pacific will be heating up......and perhaps towards the fall of this year....that NOAA will be looking towards forecasting an El Nino that will start by the 2nd quarter of 2014 (April or May of 2014).

So when I say "Pre El Nino".....I am talking about the "process" of the beginning of warming waters that MAY likely lead towards an "El Nino event" 8 months or so in the future.

The SECOND MAP from the top of the following link shows the area I am referring to:

http://climatechangegraphs.blogspot.com/2013/02/sea-surface-temperature-anomaly-weekly.html (http://climatechangegraphs.blogspot.com/2013/02/sea-surface-temperature-anomaly-weekly.html)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: BornFromTheVoid on June 24, 2013, 05:31:54 PM
The latest weekly El Nino forecast was released earlier today by the cpc. The strengthening of the sub surface positive temperature anomalies over the last few weeks is interesting.
Still though, little support for anything other than neutral in the next few months.
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/enso_evolution-status-fcsts-web.pdf (http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/enso_evolution-status-fcsts-web.pdf)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Buddy on June 24, 2013, 06:30:03 PM
<<Still though, little support for anything other than neutral in the next few months.>>

I ABSOLUTELY AGREE.  It is a "process"......and it would take several months of warming temps for NOAA to even change their outlook for early NEXT YEAR.  But big issues always start out as small issues......

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 24, 2013, 10:12:10 PM
Un other way of doing music ?
Daria van den Bercken: Handel At Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U03qRx1MVoY#ws)
Handel hits the road! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT3El0Jp5jY#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 26, 2013, 09:05:30 AM
President Obama speech at 1:55 ET 25 June 2013 (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,402.0.html)

Fly Me To The Moon
Final scene of Space Cowboys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ShO0vy9Few#)
It's my life
Bon Jovi - It's my life w/ lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SKFwtgUJHs#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on June 26, 2013, 10:36:39 PM
The long and complicated supply chain for Wimbledon tennis balls?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/jun/26/wimbledon-tennis-balls-miles-centre-court (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/jun/26/wimbledon-tennis-balls-miles-centre-court)

There are serious points here, about both the nature of the modern world and the scope for major disruption - but tennis balls struck me as a rather light hearted and even mildly amusing window onto the matter. What would we do without tennis balls, after all?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 29, 2013, 09:40:17 AM
Arctic Fox smileys on me, attached :-() (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGqMgHt-c2M)

EDIT: 2015-05-01: If they (the mindset that rules over us) are any good, why are we in trouble (https://youtu.be/VmiypJgKpHg?list=PL7FF059ED77E63120)?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 29, 2013, 02:18:20 PM
The earth is blue...Are you sure...some satellites see it green !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gUnXpBMfyI&feature=player_embedded#at=15 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gUnXpBMfyI&feature=player_embedded#at=15)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 30, 2013, 10:36:05 PM
Ever wondered about similarity of space (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lc8BcBZ0tAI) dynamics

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimgsrc.hubblesite.org%2Fhu%2Fdb%2Fimages%2Fhs-2000-15-a-wallpaper_preview.jpg&hash=4fe813ac3731ac395e368b89b99f2782)
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/ (http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/)

with local one, SW Davis Strait attached:

EDIT, not off-topic: Please notice how really good people makes value: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvAnfi8WpVE&list=RD02lc8BcBZ0tAI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvAnfi8WpVE&list=RD02lc8BcBZ0tAI)

EDIT #2: A while later (assuming you watched the video(s)), quite simple isn't it, as supposed, not brain washing :-)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 01, 2013, 12:51:29 AM
Here i am, taking a lighter note (http://climatestate.com/2013/06/26/trash-in-the-deep-sea-bringing-a-hidden-problem-to-light/)

La Linea 221 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_bf8OMiSK0#)


Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Shared Humanity on July 06, 2013, 10:35:50 PM
Sometimes, we need to look on the bright side.

George Carlin - Saving the Planet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W33HRc1A6c#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Artful Dodger on July 07, 2013, 10:27:08 AM
Sometimes, we need to look on the bright side.
Even though this comedy routine was recorded in 1992, it is now showing up again on denier sites like climatedepot .com

the Year in Climate Denial (https://www.google.com/search?q=George+Carlin+%22Saving+the+Planet%22&num=50&tbs=qdr:y)

This just proves that George Carlin was a out-of-touch old-white-male. I would like my 8 minutes back. Even better, bring back the 1992 climate George, you hack.  :P
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: wanderer on July 07, 2013, 12:36:24 PM
Have you listened to the rising temperatures?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t08CLczdK4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t08CLczdK4#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Shared Humanity on July 07, 2013, 12:41:50 PM
Sometimes, we need to look on the bright side.
Even though this comedy routine was recorded in 1992, it is now showing up again on denier sites like climatedepot .com

the Year in Climate Denial (https://www.google.com/search?q=George+Carlin+%22Saving+the+Planet%22&num=50&tbs=qdr:y)

This just proves that George Carlin was a out-of-touch old-white-male. I would like my 8 minutes back. Even better, bring back the 1992 climate George, you hack.  :P

I actually do not see this comedy routine as in support of Global Warming deniers. While Carlin did not mention AGW, his conclusion is that our impact on the environment will not, in the long term, kill the planet. We simply will kill ourselves.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on July 07, 2013, 01:05:01 PM
I actually do not see this comedy routine as in support of Global Warming deniers. While Carlin did not mention AGW, his conclusion is that our impact on the environment will not, in the long term, kill the planet. We simply will kill ourselves.

That's exactly right. Here's George Carlin on Marc Morano, his band of merry liars and their/our masters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 07, 2013, 08:49:38 PM
Rhetoric question, think - don't answer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCLXy-vSu3o): Do you have a feeling that Google & Youtube work in sync? in order to achieve ...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: icebgone on July 07, 2013, 11:27:08 PM
Ivica, Yes, they work cooperatively and competitively.  Interlocking Boards of Directors are the bane of Capitalism.  By having shared knowledge there is restricted competition and steady profit growth, both necessary for a successful business model.  So everyone in business is dependent on other businesses to survive and be successful.  Shared data mining, favorable political support (net positive tax cash flow), and Interlocking Boards of Directors are going to be with us for some time yet.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 07, 2013, 11:38:10 PM
Quote from: https://plus.google.com/117663015413546257905/posts
It seems that on July 11, Google Washington plans to host a fund-raiser for US Senator Jim Inhofe.

Hey Google! Don't Fund Evil! (http://act.forecastthefacts.org/act/google_stop_funding_inhofe)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on July 07, 2013, 11:46:25 PM
Ivica, Yes, they work cooperatively and competitively.  Interlocking Boards of Directors are the bane of Capitalism.  By having shared knowledge there is restricted competition and steady profit growth, both necessary for a successful business model.  So everyone in business is dependent on other businesses to survive and be successful.  Shared data mining, favorable political support (net positive tax cash flow), and Interlocking Boards of Directors are going to be with us for some time yet.
What we have to fear is not so much governments as multinationals beyond the reach of any government. Some of them have incomes in excess of many small countries (http://investor.google.com/earnings/2013/Q1_google_earnings.html).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 10, 2013, 06:59:33 AM
Existence depending on a mercy of weather is
2CELLOS - Fragile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49t85lWfimI#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 10, 2013, 12:27:37 PM
A bit like Baraka but for scenaries !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v2L2UGZJAM&feature=player_embedded#at=240 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v2L2UGZJAM&feature=player_embedded#at=240)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 10, 2013, 07:26:27 PM
Mediterranean calling (https://youtu.be/DiSQIbNxjcU):

http://youtu.be/eUKTeM09Ve4 (http://youtu.be/eUKTeM09Ve4)

Mediterranean: a judi driti ka kolone.
Neven, please, translate it.

EDIT: "a judi driti ka kolone" (http://cuspajz.com/tekstovi-pjesama/pjesma/ljubo-stipisic/dalmatino-poviscu-pritrujena.html) instead of "a judi driti ka colon".
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on July 10, 2013, 09:01:30 PM
And people straight like columns?  ;D

They are tall there, that's for sure.

The place where that video was shot, looks a lot like the part of Dalmatia where my father comes from, but I don't think that's it. Do you know where it was shot?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 10, 2013, 09:13:54 PM
I think that filming location is above Omiš, so, not far from your father's place.
BTW: Other version of song above (https://youtu.be/p0q-7nrQ3X8) for you (similar location I guess).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on July 10, 2013, 09:52:13 PM
Amazing, because that's where I thought it was.  :)

My father told me a story this summer about how, when he was small, 6 years old or so, he was told to accompany the neighbour who wanted to sell her horse on the market in Omiš. My father was pretty headstrong and refused, because it's quite a long walk. But then they told him that he would see the sea, and he agreed to go.

And so they went, the neighbour, my father and the horse. But a couple of miles before reaching the spot where that video was shot (and where the sea appears in view for the first time) the horse fell and broke its leg.

The neighbour told my father to stay and watch the horse, while she would go to the town and see if she could organize a lorry or something. And so my father sat there for half a day, with the horse neighing in pain, until the lorry finally came to take the horse away.

They then returned to the village. He didn't see the sea that day.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 10, 2013, 10:47:02 PM
That is amazing story.

One can see Italy from up there assuming proper weather conditions,
like on this photo (source (http://www.crometeo.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=3974***%201:%20Corno%20Grande%20-%202912m)) taken not far away, ~ 600 m above sea level,
line of sought passes (roughly) between Rome and Corsica:
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg81.imageshack.us%2Fimg81%2F2621%2Fimg9615bl4.jpg&hash=712380a6982edbe7b4d65e4e717d76b5)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 12, 2013, 04:31:46 PM
The birth of a panda in China.
http://videos.lexpress.fr/actualite/societe/video-un-bebe-panda-nait-sous-l-oeil-des-cameras_1264797.html (http://videos.lexpress.fr/actualite/societe/video-un-bebe-panda-nait-sous-l-oeil-des-cameras_1264797.html)

The birth of an Okapi in France the 27th of Juin.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Juan C. García on July 17, 2013, 09:31:42 PM
Some comments made by deniers:

Rolling Stone: The 10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Global Warming  :D

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-10-dumbest-things-ever-said-about-global-warming-20130619 (http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-10-dumbest-things-ever-said-about-global-warming-20130619)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 17, 2013, 09:44:11 PM
U.S. Military Prepares for Global Unrest Amid Climate Fears (Op-Ed)

Article by Marlene Cimons of Climate Nexus at LiveScience (http://www.livescience.com/38167-national-security-impact-of-warming-climate.html), July 12, 2013.
Quote
...The Pentagon has been concerned about the national security implications of climate change for quite some time, and military officials have continued to speak out about them...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on July 18, 2013, 07:02:19 AM
ivica

As a former member of the US Intelligence Community I can state that, at least at the analytic and planning levels, they are not in the denier camp. 

But one must keep in mind what their mission is and that will tell you a story.  Their sworn duty (in complete seriousness) is to protect and defend the United States (and a big percentage of them take it very seriously).  If by helping someone else we can make our own situation better so be it.  But, if, in doing our duty to take care of job #1, it lessens the prospects for some other entity, well, that is life as they say. 

American's as a people do not recognize a tribe bigger than the US that we have responsibility to take care of.  And we often struggle with anything bigger than a State or our local region.  I would not expect our track record of working with the global  "we" to be improved over the next couple of decades. 
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 18, 2013, 08:51:45 AM
Yes, JimD, classical human behavior/response is to expect, other sort of BAU.

"The singing arc" at g+ (https://plus.google.com/117663015413546257905/posts) reminded me on Nikola Tesla:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdrqdW4Miao# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdrqdW4Miao#)
Musical Tesla Coils Play Intro, 2001: A Space Odyssey... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVDmjnCQ1g4&list=PLDB764B919E8466D6)
Mortal Kombat Theme at Musical Tesla Coil (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkMFw7tqzvA)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on July 18, 2013, 04:43:35 PM
But one must keep in mind what their mission is and that will tell you a story.  Their sworn duty (in complete seriousness) is to protect and defend the United States (and a big percentage of them take it very seriously).  If by helping someone else we can make our own situation better so be it.  But, if, in doing our duty to take care of job #1, it lessens the prospects for some other entity, well, that is life as they say. 

The mitigating factor is that other major powers take exactly the same outlook. That gives a distinct possibility of another world war. Maybe I should revise my views of the odds of a significant number of atomic bombs being exchanged upwards?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on July 18, 2013, 10:34:13 PM
A comment on another part of the forum put me in mind of work that's been done recording under the ice in Antarctica.
This blog post (http://silentlistening.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/ice-recordings-updated/) by composer and sound artist Andreas Bick has links to the Alfred-Wegner-Institut Ocean Acoustics lab (but this may be a more useful link (http://www.awi.de/en/research/research_divisions/climate_science/observational_oceanography/oceans_acoustic_lab/palaoa/palaoa_livestream/) to their work) as well as lots of other less serious but nevertheless interesting ice recordings elsewhere.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 18, 2013, 11:42:04 PM
Ah, disabled link
Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. The Highwaymen, Live 1990 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DKfZsLjpCQ#) from the post #46 (see the post #49) is back (https://youtu.be/1TD_pSeNelU)  :)
Interesting, and less than a hour later that is disabled again  :o
However, I'll delete my last 3 posts after a 5 min. Countdown... My irrelevant posts removed.

BTW:
DiCaprio, Cameron, Branson: Protect Antarctic Ocean (http://www.livescience.com/38175-dicaprio-cameron-branson-protect-antarctic-ocean.html).
Russia blocks Antarctic sanctuary bid (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/russia-blocks-antarctic-sanctuary-bid/story-e6frg6so-1226680519896).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 20, 2013, 10:25:54 PM
How many politicians does it take to change a lightbulb?

Umm, No, much funnier stuff you will find here (http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1h1cyg/whats_the_most_intellectual_joke_you_know/).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 23, 2013, 01:00:22 PM
ClimateState put the link to GASLAND 2 (http://climatestate.com/2013/07/22/gasland-2/) film on July 22, 2013. Alas, non-avail already.
Quick fix:

A Partial Peek At Gasland Part II ( 1 ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncGw87eEZcc#)
The rest: (2) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkBy5tRcHgc) (3) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTM1hTR3nhE) (4) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjwbxj7mV3o) (5) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyPiiVJJWI8).

Homepage: http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/ (http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/)

Enjoy, while it lasts ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on July 23, 2013, 08:26:08 PM
Dolphins have names.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23410137 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23410137)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Artful Dodger on July 23, 2013, 11:42:49 PM
This is one use for a Navy sub when there's no sea ice:

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fjct1HZt.jpg&hash=97dc1490104f949621bdca8f976abe94)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: SteveMDFP on July 23, 2013, 11:46:50 PM

Homepage: http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/ (http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/)

Enjoy, while it lasts ;D

Ivica,

Thanks for that.  I watched.  After Gasland I, I thought all that was needed was tighter regulations.  Gasland II was much more depressing, it's an idictment of our governmental processes at all levels.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 24, 2013, 08:01:29 AM
SteveMDFP, thanks for thanks :)

Josh (https://twitter.com/gaslandmovie), thanks for making us aware of it (https://twitter.com/gaslandmovie/status/358053611349082113):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYniYtJEeeI&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYniYtJEeeI&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on July 25, 2013, 08:52:33 AM
Some light relief
27 Crazy Things That Can Only Happen In Alaska
Everybody should live here, but they would die. (http://www.buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson/27-crazy-tings-that-only-happen-in-alaska)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on July 28, 2013, 04:57:37 AM
Striking photographs from Greenland by Joe Raedle in The Vancouver Sun (http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Gallery+Greenland+vanishing+glaciers+change+life/8713225/story.html), documenting melting glaciers and their social effects
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 29, 2013, 12:46:02 PM
To exit, or not to exit, that is the question:

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fb.vimeocdn.com%2Fps%2F324%2F398%2F3243989_300.jpg&hash=1344c970cb27c425130ee0f167460b17)

"Don't FRACK Our Future" video mentioned in Café (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg10465.html#msg10465) recently is animated by Dermot O Connor (http://www.incubatepictures.com/).
Waiting for the next one, CONTINUUM, which "deals with infinity, perception, and the nature of reality".
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on July 30, 2013, 01:55:14 AM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F0.tqn.com%2Fd%2Fpoliticalhumor%2F1%2F0%2FL%2Fp%2F3%2FClimate-Change-Hysteria.jpg&hash=1651e365d9a85fd13cb889a73e517373)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on August 02, 2013, 05:06:19 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FPgrSCFq.jpg&hash=0fd5a3cbd8e53b4bc89e8271f91d9e72)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FF3y5aXj.jpg&hash=d3dd6a2a7c59b8a2f179be96826ef344)

My daughter is in Cambodia studying gibbons. Can you spot the baby? Hint: she does not have three knees.

V

 
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 03, 2013, 08:58:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yg7RXJusPk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yg7RXJusPk#)
Humans smartness is evolving but bears tend to follow us !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 05, 2013, 01:07:49 AM
A long forgotten song, Riders On The Storm (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS-af9Q-zvQ).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: forkyfork on August 05, 2013, 01:37:12 AM
Zoltán Kocsis' Recital at La Roque d'Anthéron (Part 3/7; Bartók) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTD3Khd3-lY#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 08, 2013, 10:30:54 PM
Central Asia, speechless (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=349196138430340&set=vb.227224007299584&type=3&theater)...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 09, 2013, 11:09:50 PM
"In the Year 2525 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Year_2525)" is a hit song in 1969, written and composed in 1964.
Zager and Evans - In the Year 2525 [Lyrics] HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N03Uoj6p9QA#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 10, 2013, 12:30:10 AM
Bioinformatics made a warp (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg3329.html#msg3329) recently, is quantum metrology next ?

Arxiv article "Quantum Optical Metrology -- The Lowdown on High-N00N States (http://arxiv.org/abs/0904.0163)" submitted in 2009 is a review of some recent theoretical and experimental advances in field of quantum optical metrology.
The last sentence: "Boy, has the fun just begun, or what!?"

Using squeezed light (http://www.squeezed-light.de/) to hunt for predicted 'squeezed' space effects (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_wave_detector), nice!
How close they can approach Heisenberg limit (10-30 m) ?  8)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 10, 2013, 09:59:43 AM
Hello Ivica,

Today I read the newspaper saying a vietnamese family found in the jungle living alone for 40 years, they do speak also as an example of the lykov family in Russia :

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/meet-the-last-lykov-000001-v20n4?Contentpage=1 (http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/meet-the-last-lykov-000001-v20n4?Contentpage=1)

They speak about Agafia wich you wrote about some time ago ! She looks like her !

http://english.sina.com/world/p/2013/0204/558005.html (http://english.sina.com/world/p/2013/0204/558005.html)
(May be I missed something if you were talking of that later on...sorry then)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 10, 2013, 12:54:57 PM
Laurent thanks, that reminds me to update Siberia thread (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,304.msg12058.html#new).

BTW: New game in town (Zagreb, CR): Hiding car below bridge (http://www.crometeo.hr/rijetko-videne-scene-masovno-skrivanje-automobila-pod-mostove-i-u-garaze-foto/) when a violent storm approaches:

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimageshack.us%2Fa%2Fimg24%2F161%2F4tub.jpg&hash=c283ffb9e60db7fc2921fff48c48e905)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: anonymous on August 10, 2013, 02:58:54 PM
Ivica, great finding, perhaps we need a image thread documenting how people silently adapt or get effected by climate change. Do you remember the closed gas stations after Sandy?

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSNdjSUmC_GqpfPAUpKLbQbDRXiUjPw7rXY_1YkceNbmbheu638)(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2uXtxAtxkY_H-6ivbksm_Ehufs6UFw3VjfKVlGpw8DSb4e_HM)(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSh2XmHuRzg2iIWuzpUtv6LIPbFaBz7IVD9qo87nIEDqJyaQnhgDw)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 11, 2013, 12:30:20 PM
Arcticio, yes, such image thread would be good to have.

Phenomenom showed above (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg12060.html#msg12060) is the result of a forecast of extreme weather event (i.e. something potentionaly/possibly dangerous).
People didn't ask for published and peer reviewed material first, they acted.
Acted because of their feeling of 'connection' (ownership-money, usability, pet, fetish...) with car and knowing that car can not protect itself.
In a short, they felt that was their problem which needs their action.

Discussion about reason(s) for lack of feeling of conectedness, belonginess, togetherness, societal and overall one, belongs to a heart of human problem and deserves own topic under Rest (my opinion).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 12, 2013, 10:30:10 PM
If you can't express your anger then try a little tenderness...
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness (Album Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXmLjbTBcdU#)

(If you can't see the video as I do just add a www. to the link below!)
youtube.com/watch?v=TXmLjbTBcdU


"Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you." Ralph Marston
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 13, 2013, 10:11:35 AM
Edit: Some deniers cracks faster than ice, ah :D. Meanwhile:

This story (The Guardian A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water) (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/11/texas-tragedy-ample-oil-no-water) spreads fast:
   Google (https://www.google.hr/search?q=Ample+Oil,+No+Water&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=np&source=hp&gws_rd=cr).
   Mertzon Newswire, Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Mertzon, TX (http://www.topix.com/wire/city/mertzon-tx).

Johnny Cash - Hurt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aF9AJm0RFc#)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on August 13, 2013, 11:45:42 PM
Time for a Quote

"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."
 -- Khalil Gibran
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 14, 2013, 12:06:19 PM
NYTimes article: "How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/magazine/laura-poitras-snowden.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp)"
Page 3/10: July 2006, when she flew out of Sarajevo and landed in Vienna, she was paged on the airport loudspeaker and ...
Quote
...He said: ‘You’re flagged. You have a threat score that is off the Richter scale. You are at 400 out of 400.’ I said, ‘Is this a scoring system that works throughout all of Europe, or is this an American scoring system?’ He said. ‘No, this is your government that has this and has told us to stop you.’ ...”

Snowden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden) at Google (https://www.google.com/search?q=Snowden&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb&gws_rd=cr#bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&channel=fflb&ei=pVILUo3hFaHh4QTUz4DYAg&fp=a8da5c201c642e87&q=Snowden&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=X&tbm=nws&ved=0CCsQqAI), quite a traffic.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 14, 2013, 01:35:59 PM
Amazing "Soul Train"
My Favorite Soul Train Line Dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEI85hYB_IE#)
Full of energy...great !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 14, 2013, 07:52:05 PM
I know since the army (a long time ago) that I can't hear high frequencies...want a try !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxcbppCX6Rk#at=29 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxcbppCX6Rk#at=29)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 14, 2013, 11:09:54 PM
Santana & Clapton - Jingo  http://youtu.be/pAf3gqdCrDs (http://youtu.be/pAf3gqdCrDs)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 16, 2013, 03:32:09 PM
Bollywood with a spanish theme !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GORCKlCwPI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GORCKlCwPI#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on August 16, 2013, 07:09:48 PM
"Globe for the Flat Earth Society"
Metal Work by: Douglas Garey, Hunt, TX
Painting by: Phyllis Garey, Hunt, TX

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2FFlatEarth1_zps11a5c13f.jpg&hash=2d67a046d01dca8b96465afd0ac5c330)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2FFlatEarthSociety2_zps804fa560.jpg&hash=36cba0b0c80ef5995efcf4868cf8c814)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2FFlatEarth3_zpsf40d5dc6.jpg&hash=b34c26abd1291792a9b05cc8bc596cbc)

I saw this piece at a local gallery opening last weekend.  The artists are friends of mine, so I went back yesterday to take these pics!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 20, 2013, 10:27:28 PM
"What if you could live in a place
inspired by the beauty and charm of an old world community
where your commute to work, to coffee, to errands, to everything
is a short walk down a cable stone path surrounded by picturesque sights..."

Adriatica Croatian Village Mckinney, TX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxlDoyh1aKg#ws)

Adriatica Village (http://www.adriaticavillage.com/Adriatica_Village/Adriatica_Village_-_Home.html) Mckinney, TX, home page says Welcome Home. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feFgEpKc9uc&list=AL94UKMTqg-9ChtOkEO-yUvv24xeDuHXvi)

Sounds wonderful, but fake - like many things 'modern' human does.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 21, 2013, 12:48:57 AM
"AGU’s New Climate Change Statement Emphasizes Human Role" (http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2013/08/agus-new-climate-change-statement-emphasizes-human-role/) by Bud Ward  —  August 20, 2013, the Yale Climate Media Forum.
"Thirteen approve, with one official and very vocal dissenter...", I enjoyed reading it. ;D

AGU (http://www.agu.org/sci_pol/positions/) revised climate change statement starts:
Quote
Human-induced climate change requires urgent action.
Humanity is the major influence on the global climate change observed over the past 50 years.
Rapid societal responses can significantly lessen negative outcomes.

“Human activities are changing Earth’s climate. ..."

Adopted by the American Geophysical Union December 2003; Revised and Reaffirmed December 2007, February 2012, August 2013
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on August 21, 2013, 06:51:22 AM
I know since the army (a long time ago) that I can't hear high frequencies...want a try !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxcbppCX6Rk#at=29 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxcbppCX6Rk#at=29)

I think my computer is hearing compaired.

V
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 21, 2013, 02:45:02 PM
For football (soccer) fans, Angutit Arsaq / Fodbold GM 2013:

Greenland football championship-2013. Day 1 - Goals and best moments
http://youtu.be/30sfZY54vW4 (http://youtu.be/30sfZY54vW4)
more on YouTube or check here (updated daily): http://www.gm.gl/ (http://www.gm.gl/)

Final match is today, Pingasunngorneq/Onsdag 21.08.2013:
    G-44, Qeqertarsuaq : B-67, Nuuk

Angutit arsaallutik Nunatsinni pissartanngorniunneranni ajugaaniutivinnerat, unammisoralugit G44 Qeqertarsuarmeersoq aamma B67 Nuummeersoq.

Last 3 years placements:
B-67 won 2010 and 2012, runner-up 2011.
G-44 won 2011, runner-up 2010, third 2012.

Avanti folks :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on August 21, 2013, 09:04:17 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FundgPAM.png&hash=6665d515d56facd4794b9eb47a93e808)

V ;-)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on August 22, 2013, 11:04:19 AM
this'le give you a lift, http://dotsub.com/view/6c5d7514-5656-476a-9504-07dd4e2f6509 (http://dotsub.com/view/6c5d7514-5656-476a-9504-07dd4e2f6509)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 24, 2013, 06:20:26 AM
Punjabi song: Bulla Ki Jaana (http://rabbism.blogspot.com/2005/07/bulla-ki-jaana-rabbi-shergill-lyrics.html)

Rabbi Shergill - Bulla Ki Jaana Maen Kaun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTxZy32Fv_0#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 24, 2013, 02:39:07 PM
Larry Summers
and the Secret "End-Game" Memo
http://www.gregpalast.com/larry-summers-and-the-secret-end-game-memo/ (http://www.gregpalast.com/larry-summers-and-the-secret-end-game-memo/)

Very interesting !
Seperating commercial banks and investment banks is absolutely needed !!!
Banks should not be private but a kind of public, mean like an association we should be able to control what percentage is needed for running the banks and no more ! (7% of the global benefits ? less ? more ?)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 25, 2013, 06:28:15 PM
"You can't get used to the cold, you can tolerate it and you can struggle with it..." at 10:10
"We walked all the way to the North Pole. It's 1000 km but because the ice in the Arctic is constantly moving that 1000 km ends up becoming 1500 km." at 14:14...
of video Surviving the cold (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAm3PA7x_ek).
Quote
Valery Malkov made the headlines when he fell out of a train in Siberia in -40 degrees Celsius wearing practically nothing, ran for 30 minutes to the next station and survived. We explore how human body reacts and adapts to cold and meet enthusiasts who subject themselves to extreme temperatures.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 26, 2013, 10:37:48 AM
"Vada a bordo, cazzo! (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,68.msg13525.html#msg13525)", another example (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivo_Sanader).

Mediterranean again, eh (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg9331.html#msg9331).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on August 27, 2013, 06:05:08 AM
Sometimes only the greatest internet classic will suffice.
http://xkcd.com/386/ (http://xkcd.com/386/)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 27, 2013, 06:21:21 AM
Yes, Anne, sometimes. Sometimes repetition (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,71.msg1093.html#msg1093) is the mother of learning

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71.0;attach=420;image)

but some people are so blissful.  (attached)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 27, 2013, 09:26:47 AM
I have increase the  contrast but I increased the fuzyness of the text !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 27, 2013, 02:05:23 PM
Steve Jobs commencement speech Stanford University, 2005
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFvasJzFR_k#t=67 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFvasJzFR_k#t=67)
Nothing about climate but still very inspiring !
I never had an apple stuff (too expensive) but I reckognise the quality of the stuff !
Though, openness is something that lack in there, so I say...viva Linux...viva openhardware...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on August 27, 2013, 04:24:03 PM
Just to make sure that I don't think any meaningful message is sinking into the  consumerat I just hear on the news that the size of the average new house being built in the US has hit a record high.  Over 2700 sq ft.  This is bigger than the previous record set just before the big housing/financial crash.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on August 27, 2013, 08:55:29 PM
Wow, we're building a 1600 square feet house here in Austria, and think that's huuuge. But it's also with the idea that another couple with kids might join us.

We met an American family that have a 4000 square foot house, that's not counting the 1000 square foot play room for the kids over the garage. That garage and play room is bigger than what we're building.

Insane...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on August 27, 2013, 10:30:40 PM
Just to make sure that I don't think any meaningful message is sinking into the  consumerat I just hear on the news that the size of the average new house being built in the US has hit a record high.  Over 2700 sq ft.  This is bigger than the previous record set just before the big housing/financial crash.  Sigh.

That wouldn't be so bad...

... if the houses were being built to near zero energy standards for heating/cooling, and were built to last centuries without needing to be replaced...

... and there was suitable infrastructural support to connect everything together without predicating mass transit upon fossil fuels.

I'm guessing they're none of the above though.
Title: Naming hurricanes
Post by: Anne on August 28, 2013, 04:31:42 PM
Did someone take a hint from ASIB?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efAUCG9oTb8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efAUCG9oTb8#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on August 29, 2013, 04:22:06 PM
Anne,

Thanks!

Here is the link to the petition.

http://climatenamechange.org/#/petition (http://climatenamechange.org/#/petition)

Vergent
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 30, 2013, 02:32:44 PM
By Ella Frances Sanders, Intern at Maptia

The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot even put words to, and that our languages cannot identify.

http://blog.maptia.com/posts/untranslatable-words-from-other-cultures (http://blog.maptia.com/posts/untranslatable-words-from-other-cultures)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on August 30, 2013, 10:09:14 PM
Wow, we're building a 1600 square feet house here in Austria, and think that's huuuge. But it's also with the idea that another couple with kids might join us.

We met an American family that have a 4000 square foot house, that's not counting the 1000 square foot play room for the kids over the garage. That garage and play room is bigger than what we're building.

Insane...

LOL you make me feel guilty!  I was proud of our downsizing moving from the farm with the 3500 sq ft house, 30 by 30 ft shop, 2 car garage, and 4 other farm buildings to our little house in AZ.  We now have 2200 sq ft, a 25 by 25 ft 2 car garage, another 1 car garage that we converted into my wife's weaving studio (this makes some money) and my new little shop of 25 by 10 ft (this makes some money too).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on August 30, 2013, 10:39:54 PM
Don't feel guilty. That's just the difference between Europe and the US, and you have to make do with the culture that's there. It's all relative.

But the US is a bit of an insane country, of course.  ;D  ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: SteveMDFP on August 31, 2013, 06:01:22 AM


But the US is a bit of an insane country, of course.  ;D  ;)

As an American, I take offense at this.  The US is NOT just a "bit" of an insane culture.  No, as with many other things, "we're number one !!!"

 ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 04, 2013, 09:39:58 AM
A bad boy...and a collapse !
Logorama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw3VGhUDrDA#)

Onions have layers !
(Made by some nice frenchies)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 05, 2013, 02:29:58 PM
Bulleh! to us, we are not known.

Bulleh Shah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulleh_Shah) (full name Abdullah Shah) lived 300 years ago, i.e. 1680–1757.

Parh Parh Ilm Hazaar Kitaaban,                      Yes, Yes, You Have Read Thousands Of Books,
Qaddi Apnay Aap Nou Parhiya Naee,               But You Have Never Tried To Read Your Own Self,

If you like it here is more (http://captureuniverse.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/few-words-of-bulleh-shah/).

One of his lyrics is in  the song above (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg13372.html#msg13372).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 06, 2013, 09:01:37 PM
Goool! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG8OsK2YGgA)  :)

Anne, Verge (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg13980.html#msg13980) et al,

#signatures exceeds #needed (http://climatenamechange.org/#/petition).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 07, 2013, 08:46:31 PM
"The 10 worst people on Forbes’ 2013 billionaire list (http://www.salon.com/2013/03/13/the_10_worst_people_on_forbes_2013_billionaire_list_partner/)" by Lynn Stuart Parramore at Salon.

Of course, my favorite there is Berlusconi, poor public servant, our Mediterranean (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg13674.html#msg13674)  friend (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,242.msg14363.html#msg14363).

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.slobodnadalmacija.hr%2FPortals%2F0%2Fimages%2F2009-03-05%2FSvijet%2FH130tt3172_thumb.jpg&hash=ded93a7bb5b0ce32ce91c71b43065f06)

Personal notes:
Simple Man [lyrics] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va0PAMNWSis).

Tedi Spalato - Sve cu prezivit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50SZp6XsWcY#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Vergent on September 09, 2013, 07:54:00 AM
Don't Think Twice It's Alright [Bob Dylan 1962] on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/39267368)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 09, 2013, 04:13:22 PM
World Without Oil - National Geographic Full Documentary  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKiI1Pu78HA)

"What would our world look like if we ran out of oil ?
The lifeblood of our high-tech, highly mobile world won't last forever.Watch one scenario of what happens when one day oil does run out. How might our world change and how would we adapt ?"
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on September 09, 2013, 05:11:14 PM
Striking photographs from Greenland by Joe Raedle in The Vancouver Sun (http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Gallery+Greenland+vanishing+glaciers+change+life/8713225/story.html), documenting melting glaciers and their social effects
More Greenland photographs from Joe Raedle (http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/08/3613780/climate-change-in-greenland.html) in The Miami Herald.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on September 09, 2013, 06:09:26 PM
World Without Oil - National Geographic Full Documentary  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKiI1Pu78HA)

"What would our world look like if we ran out of oil ?
The lifeblood of our high-tech, highly mobile world won't last forever. Watch one scenario of what happens when one day oil does run out. How might our world change and how would we adapt ?"
Good grief. That is 46 minutes of my life I won't get back. Let me get this right: they are saying that when we run out of oil we can use biofuels, because that's totes non-Saudi Arabian.  There'll be a nasty patch when there's not enough food to go around and we'll suffer cuts to electricity and GPS, but then everyone can start raising hens and growing veg on empty city centre lots, and they'll grow fuel from algae and planes and cars can start again (for rich people). It is as innumerate as it is alarmist. I didn't hear the word "carbon" once.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 09, 2013, 06:40:57 PM
Anne,  :) oh yes, that documentary - from 2010. I think - offers very 'optimistic' view but even that seems to be too much to grasp for society.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on September 09, 2013, 06:51:41 PM
You're right. Its consoling note was very jarring as it seemed to be suggesting: OK, oil's gone, so let's look at alternatives to oil so we can carry on the same way as before. There was nothing about ways people could cut consumption. Nothing that recognised - seriously - the real scale of our interconnectedness. It implied things could get up and running again after a few hiccups, although "societies will be fractured". Actually, if societies were fractured they wouldn't get up and running very quickly, but any society that manages to survive this sort of horror (and obvs it won't happen overnight like in this silly documentary) will have learned to co-operate and survive a whole lot of hardship. The focus on biofuels was creepy. I suppose this sort of disaster-porn documentary has a value in making people think imaginatively. I just don't think it makes people think imaginatively enough. And I'm an idiot, because I didn't notice the date. :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 09, 2013, 07:02:26 PM
I like it:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/q71/1170796_644005512276924_7368144_n.jpg)
Source: Album Timeline Photos (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=644005512276924&set=a.292782880732524.81777.292720280738784&type=1&relevant_count=1) at Facebook.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 12, 2013, 04:28:34 PM
Why anyone can not be a pilot? Silly question, life of passengers depends on that.
Why anyone can be a policy maker (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,242.msg14363.html#msg14363)?

Stretch - Why Did you Do it ( 12 Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynC-tQuoZME#)
Stretch - Why Did you Do it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynC-tQuoZME)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 14, 2013, 09:30:42 PM
Lazy Indian Summer Night:
http://youtu.be/wWU1xMyxFIk (http://youtu.be/wWU1xMyxFIk)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 15, 2013, 01:18:12 AM
Grothendieck's case sends strong message to us "not everything is negotiable" ! (page 14.. at pdf here (http://www.math.jussieu.fr/~leila/grothendieckcircle/cartier.pdf))

How about Turing ? (at 1:55 of video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btqro3544p8))

Why they did that to them (https://youtu.be/ynC-tQuoZME) ? (at 49:25 of video here (https://youtu.be/hBQe-mQeto4))

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 16, 2013, 12:56:03 PM
Amazing Creation in front of our eyes:

Energy converts into subatomical particles which 'unites' creating light atoms.
Light atoms unites creating first stars which creates heavier atoms.
Atoms unites creating molecules.
Molecules unites creating life.
Life unites creating ?

'Fusion' everywhere, except in human society where - as it seems to me - destruction/divide&conquer/'fission' prevails.

Meanwhile: Universe expands, accelerating.

One.Two.. (https://youtu.be/ynC-tQuoZME)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 18, 2013, 01:53:36 AM
Interesting vues on economic !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE016seY_9A#t=1076 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE016seY_9A#t=1076)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 19, 2013, 10:46:05 AM
In order to solve a problem with many unknowns first what we do is collect them.

Bulleh! to you, you are not known (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg14524.html#msg14524).

Unknowns Unite!

U2 - One (https://youtu.be/BgZ4ammawyI):

http://youtu.be/BgZ4ammawyI (http://youtu.be/BgZ4ammawyI)

Edit: 2014-11-20: now malfunctioned link to 1 replaced
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 24, 2013, 07:46:52 AM
http://youtu.be/2rjbtsX7twc (http://youtu.be/2rjbtsX7twc)

Found in comment section here (http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=6260).  8)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 27, 2013, 09:08:11 PM
What do you do to maintain mental hygiene? I found useful changing focus to something far away, not directly related: work in byd, watch what other life forms do, or think about stuff like this:
Recent ArXiv article: "Whither All the Scope and Generality of Bell's Theorem? (http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.1653)"
Recent Usenet activity (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/sci.physics.research/1tZjpSlnQJk). Subject history goes for a 6+ years already, I think, ArXiv example (http://arxiv.org/find/all/1/all:+AND+Joy+Christian/0/1/0/all/0/1).

I don't see anyone really/successfully debunking his reasoning but I don't know enough about the subject to have my mind clear on that. I'm only a passenger (https://youtu.be/wWU1xMyxFIk), one time visitor (https://youtu.be/vx2u5uUu3DE), present in this particular range of space and time.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 27, 2013, 11:19:04 PM
Under Pressure (https://youtu.be/0VLS-P9m0BM) - Lyrics (http://www.lyrics.com/under-pressure-lyrics-david-bowie.html).

Attached:
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=179.0;attach=1547;image)

Yep,  When I took that photo, He looked me right into my eyes, male hawfinch, Like saying: "Thank you - my friend - for this meal."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Clare on September 28, 2013, 01:19:16 AM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=35d7d5d7526c9897dfb55501e320295a)
My friend sent me this from the Greenpeace demo in Stockholm, she is there with her climate scientist hubby for the IPCC report release:
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 28, 2013, 01:45:09 AM
Clare, forward her, Fantastic Baby (https://youtu.be/xmOMvs99jOU). my (our) kisses!
How many stars died for us to be here? We are aware (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,583.0.html) of that (BingBang...), and we are grateful (https://youtu.be/lny5TW6VlFo).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 02, 2013, 02:53:27 PM
Hello Ivica,

That may interest you (about nuclear fusion trial)
Fusioneer on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/17566836)

Laurent
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 03, 2013, 09:21:51 PM
I like that french accent, yes rilly (really) !  ;) :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33DwBp2QTgg#t=289 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33DwBp2QTgg#t=289)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ggelsrinc on October 04, 2013, 05:14:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nGKqH26xlg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nGKqH26xlg#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Clare on October 05, 2013, 10:44:32 PM
This just won a major art prize, US$75,000 I think:
http://www.artprize.org/anni-crouter/2013/polar-expressed (http://www.artprize.org/anni-crouter/2013/polar-expressed)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 09, 2013, 10:55:40 AM
Teamwork (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,163.msg15660.html#msg15660): Unification of Interactions, the history of the progress (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2013/advanced-physicsprize2013.pdf), 2013-10-08 . (http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=6341)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 12, 2013, 10:24:39 AM
“When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality.”
Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: idunno on October 17, 2013, 08:16:04 PM
Pardonnez moi, Laureant; Je peux tout resister, sauf la tentation, alors...

http://www.banksyny.com/2013/10/08/greenpoint (http://www.banksyny.com/2013/10/08/greenpoint)

Mais il y a aussi...

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/12/21/1261420209596/A-new-Banksy-piece-near-t-001.jpg (http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/12/21/1261420209596/A-new-Banksy-piece-near-t-001.jpg)

Et beaucoup plus ici...

https://www.google.fr/search?q=banksy&newwindow=1&client=firefox-a&hs=b0D&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=TiRgUoWJDY-00QW26oCwCw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=608 (https://www.google.fr/search?q=banksy&newwindow=1&client=firefox-a&hs=b0D&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=TiRgUoWJDY-00QW26oCwCw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=608)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 28, 2013, 08:13:50 PM
Very amazing !
Un étrange cercle de glace sur une rivière du Dakota official (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17pc2u)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 28, 2013, 10:49:33 PM
A map of decaying forest, may be useful !
http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/google.com/science-2013-global-forest (http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/google.com/science-2013-global-forest)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 29, 2013, 11:03:51 AM
A little memory Talking heads in concert !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wp2qhoop9U#t=2502 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wp2qhoop9U#t=2502)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 04, 2013, 08:52:00 PM
The Old Man and The Sea.
Pretty nice !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5ih1IRIRxI#t=1082 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5ih1IRIRxI#t=1082)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 14, 2013, 09:37:09 AM
Feel alone thinking there is something to do about climate change !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kwmFoltBeA#t=248 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kwmFoltBeA#t=248)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 20, 2013, 01:53:54 PM
Winter wildlife photography in Finland with Finnature
Winter wildlife photography in Finland with Finnature (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umgv-c9TkM8#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Shared Humanity on December 22, 2013, 06:17:45 PM
A triumph of the human spirit and collaboration with nature.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0bYpF_JqME# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0bYpF_JqME#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 23, 2013, 09:38:29 AM
A very nice song part of the french culture for ages (subtitled) !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdLUV0hhYZY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdLUV0hhYZY#)
A very tiny thing miss the climat is warming !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 24, 2013, 03:48:58 PM
The story of Nikolay Vavilov, a Russian scientist...very interesting piece of history, unknown for me until now.
Segment on Nikolay Vavilov from A Blooming History on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/26072111)
The Vavilov-Lysenko Contention (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDteTc9aEKQ#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 24, 2013, 06:52:27 PM
Other Ways / Invest In Humanity
Other Ways / Invest In Humanity on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/81231129)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Bruce Steele on December 25, 2013, 04:09:21 AM
December 1982 I went diving in twenty foot swell at twenty two second period . Even at 80 ft. deep it was seriously gnarly. We did make enough money for a ski trip the next day. We also have a saying
" storm follows the swell ". It snowed 5 feet overnight and took two days to dig out the ski lifts.

DESPERATION (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFx2hwcHz1w#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 25, 2013, 12:44:10 PM
Alan Turing, father of computers, pardoned by the Queen (at last)(pardoned only...)

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/Alan-Turing-father-of-computers-pardoned-by-the-Queen/articleshow/27856532.cms (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/Alan-Turing-father-of-computers-pardoned-by-the-Queen/articleshow/27856532.cms)

Breaking the code for those who do not know !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S23yie-779k# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S23yie-779k#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on December 25, 2013, 01:36:08 PM
Great news about Turing, but I suppose it is too much to expect all the other victims of that law to get the same pardon!

I recently read a biography of Turing (by Andrew Hodges). Apparently, despite his mathematical ability, when he was at Bletchley Park his chess-playing ability was a bit of a joke. The UK chess champion, Harry Golombek also worked there, and was able to give Turing Queen odds and still win. Once when Alan resigned, Golombek was able to turn the board around and win from a position that Turing had given up as hopeless!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 25, 2013, 10:57:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCZg0cTKWSA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCZg0cTKWSA#)

I do not share all of that vidéo, as a comment say we are animals not different...
A bit too much emotions but like the widget with nuclear bombs we need emotions to touch the heart of the people.
We are part of the problem and we must explain to others that the main solution is to go down to 300 ppm of CO2 (of course other green house gaz must follow) quickly and understand that we are part of the problem, even for those willing to change (like me).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on December 29, 2013, 11:12:08 AM
"Chatbot Wears Down Proponents of Anti-Science Nonsense"  :)

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/421519/chatbot-wears-down-proponents-of-anti-science-nonsense/ (http://www.technologyreview.com/view/421519/chatbot-wears-down-proponents-of-anti-science-nonsense/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 29, 2013, 04:55:55 PM
A musician with a strong voice...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEBhDVnzG_s#t=108 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEBhDVnzG_s#t=108)
Quote
http://kleebenally.com
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 30, 2013, 10:46:49 AM
We, humans, are on the same level of the trophic scale than the anchovy...not at the top !
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/27/1305827110 (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/27/1305827110)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Clare on December 31, 2013, 03:16:12 AM
Greetings to you all,
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=35d7d5d7526c9897dfb55501e320295a)
from Greenpeace's Save Santa's home campaign
https://www.savesantashome.org/ (https://www.savesantashome.org/)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on December 31, 2013, 06:06:41 PM
It is MUCH worse than you think.

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/12/bareback-internet-ride-nsa.html (http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/12/bareback-internet-ride-nsa.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 06, 2014, 10:16:18 PM
I want to share that with you, it does blow my mind !
It is possible to dream a lucid dream...yes...forget about Freund...
IN DREAMS AWAKE, Stephen LaBerge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo_cB21vnFk#)

Available in French and German :
http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/047342-000/le-mystere-des-reves-lucides?autoplay=1 (http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/047342-000/le-mystere-des-reves-lucides?autoplay=1)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: anonymous on January 07, 2014, 03:45:00 AM
It is possible to dream a lucid dream...

You may want to (re)read Peter Pan...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on January 07, 2014, 03:24:16 PM
Whilst still trying to u/stand the physics of water/ice in relation to my latest stupid question, I came across this about the fourth state of water. Edit deleted wrong link,   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqHWueBp23c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqHWueBp23c) -correct link, ice formation starts at 4:20
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 07, 2014, 09:44:01 PM
Arcticio,

I never read "Peter pan" but did see one of the movies !
The persons that do experience lucid dreaming can fly in their dreams...ouaou that must be an incredible experience !  Infortunately  I never remember my dreams...but I am sleeping very well... (despite AGW).

I can advise if you like fantasy to read "The name of the wind" From Patrick Rothfuss
http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/books.asp (http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/books.asp)

***********************************
Different subject but still very interesting this guy explaining why TED talks may not be a solution.
New perspectives - what's wrong with TED talks? Benjamin Bratton at TEDxSanDiego 2013 - Re:Think (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo5cKRmJaf0#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 07, 2014, 11:38:40 PM
A visit in the ISS !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrGQEgAmgWk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrGQEgAmgWk#)
Even in the space the toilets smell...I like my dry toilets...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: anonymous on January 08, 2014, 12:52:17 AM
ouaou that must be an incredible experience !  Infortunately  I never remember my dreams...

It is, but flying is not the point, it is consciously steering. I believe everybody is able to train/learn it, there are some tricks, you'll find them by googling, all you need is time, no stress, some will and no fear in whatever your dreams might bring up. (Probably a rare mixture during adult life...)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 08, 2014, 10:12:02 AM
Technology may help !
Very interesting story !
Not Impossible's Mick Ebeling Introduces the Eyewriter @TED (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7fidQ1UVYI#)
http://www.notimpossiblelabs.com/ (http://www.notimpossiblelabs.com/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 08, 2014, 08:35:35 PM
Education is very important ! Let this 13 years old kid teach us about it !

http://www.upworthy.com/this-really-happy-13-year-old-hacks-his-education-and-now-i-regret-i-didnt-do-the-same-with-mine?g=2&c=upw1 (http://www.upworthy.com/this-really-happy-13-year-old-hacks-his-education-and-now-i-regret-i-didnt-do-the-same-with-mine?g=2&c=upw1)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 10, 2014, 11:20:06 PM
Some more education, take a course in climate change with the university of exeter
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/climate-change-challenges-and-solutions (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/climate-change-challenges-and-solutions)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 11, 2014, 05:02:49 PM
Just a simple accident...to me it does look the same as our Anthropogenic Global Warming...sorry it is too late...damned I did just wake up a few years ago... too late !!!
Speed ad Mistakes : La pub choc de la sécurité routière Néo-Zélandaise ! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Y1AVjZEMA#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 16, 2014, 01:54:10 PM
Do you know your way around polar exploring in literature? - quiz
http://www.theguardian.com/books/quiz/2014/jan/16/polar-exploring-literature-ernest-shackleton-quiz (http://www.theguardian.com/books/quiz/2014/jan/16/polar-exploring-literature-ernest-shackleton-quiz)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 16, 2014, 01:59:16 PM
If Old Humans Grew Like Old Trees, Stand Back
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/if-old-humans-grew-like-old-trees-stand-back/?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/if-old-humans-grew-like-old-trees-stand-back/?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 17, 2014, 09:37:26 AM
I don't know where to put that...too much stuff in it !
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/climate-change-this-week_b_4614868.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/climate-change-this-week_b_4614868.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 17, 2014, 05:46:20 PM
Thank you guys for your courage !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af_gI_kzEqU#t=78 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af_gI_kzEqU#t=78)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 18, 2014, 01:53:50 PM
EU's first Sentinel to launch 'in April'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25770980 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25770980)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 18, 2014, 02:09:23 PM
Not much to see with climate but still very interesting !
Natural ball lightning probed for the first time
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24886-natural-ball-lightning-probed-for-the-first-time.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24886-natural-ball-lightning-probed-for-the-first-time.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.Utp8M6FKHUJ
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on January 28, 2014, 04:59:49 AM
With the release of Cowtan&Way dataset that takes the arctic and other areas, that have been excluded from HadCrut, in consideration it might be good to consider what might happen if the recent climate history would repeat itself. This thought experiment requires, though, one rather unscientific assumption, but it may still be somewhat useful, funny, whatever. (Groundhog century)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on February 16, 2014, 03:48:38 PM
Interesting map http://www.admixturemap.paintmychromosomes.com/ (http://www.admixturemap.paintmychromosomes.com/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on February 20, 2014, 05:16:49 PM
This explains a lot.  I thought they were bought or just a**holes.

Quote
Canadian researchers have confirmed what most people suspected all along: that internet trolls are archetypal Machiavellian sadists.
 
In a survey conducted by the group of psychologists, people who partake in so-called trolling online showed signs of sadism, psychopathy, and were Machiavellian in their manipulation of others and their disregard for morality.

The researchers defined online trolling as “the practice of behaving in a deceptive, destructive, or disruptive manner in a social setting on the Internet” for no purpose other than their pleasure

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/online-trolls-are-psychopaths-and-sadists-psychologists-claim-9134396.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/online-trolls-are-psychopaths-and-sadists-psychologists-claim-9134396.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on February 20, 2014, 06:29:28 PM
This explains a lot.  I thought they were bought or just a**holes.

And the internet makes it possible. In real life you'd just punch them in the face or shoot them once they got obnoxious enough. Hence the much greater proportion of trolls online vs reality, it's a cowards pastime.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: wili on February 20, 2014, 06:45:30 PM
This should probably be in the (really) stupid questions thread, or the arctic hallucinations thread, if we had one...but does anyone else see an angry elephant in this sea ice map?:

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/NEWIMAGES/arctic.seaice.color.000.png (http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/NEWIMAGES/arctic.seaice.color.000.png)

(The trunk is going out the Fram, the angry eyes on either side of the NP just toward the Pacific side, and the scary mouth being the new melt around Franz Josef Land.)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on February 20, 2014, 07:32:44 PM
Wili
Though I'm loath to challenge your interpretation, what you're seeing is obviously a female Columbia Woolly Mammoth, in pain while attempting successfully to void her last meal which probably consisted of some variety of Arctic Jalapeno.
The possibility of this being an Elephant is ruled out by the hanging hair & a Mastodon would sport much shorter tusks.[size=78%]
Terry

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on February 20, 2014, 09:02:53 PM
Drinking before lunch again?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: wili on February 21, 2014, 04:05:38 AM
Hey, we had the goat's head, why not elephants? As this one fades into pink, though, we may have problems!

Dumbo - Pink Elephants On Parade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoysQe-2HS4#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on February 24, 2014, 05:53:50 PM
In the realm of poorly spent resources.

Europe has 11 million empty houses.  Yikes!  By way of comparison the US at about the same size as Europe has about half as many.  Now we know where to send those Bangladeshi's when the sea level rise pushes them out  ;D

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/23/europe-11m-empty-properties-enough-house-homeless-continent-twice?CMP=twt_gu (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/23/europe-11m-empty-properties-enough-house-homeless-continent-twice?CMP=twt_gu)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on February 24, 2014, 06:41:27 PM
I'd rather send them enough "TeaBaggers" from the US!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on February 24, 2014, 07:52:34 PM
In the realm of poorly spent resources.

Europe has 11 million empty houses.  Yikes!  By way of comparison the US at about the same size as Europe has about half as many.  Now we know where to send those Bangladeshi's when the sea level rise pushes them out  ;D

But the market is operating efficiently. Part of the operation of a modern capitalist market is that you have wasted idle resources in achieving your optimum profitability. Empty houses? Unemployed workers? Homeless people? Food to burn in engines? Starving people?

They are simply spare capacity or "necessary" wastage in the system as the world works today.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on February 24, 2014, 07:53:04 PM
I'd rather send them enough "TeaBaggers" from the US!

What, then, could we ridicule the US about?

Oh...

No, I won't go any further on that thinking!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JackTaylor on February 24, 2014, 10:58:17 PM

What, then, could we ridicule the US about?

Oh...

No, I won't go any further on that thinking!

Aw, a little TinC won't hurt, make it entertaining.




TinC = Tongue in Check,
some prefer TiC

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on March 24, 2014, 03:43:28 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjcPjRlIMAAbQX_.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on March 24, 2014, 04:20:32 PM
ccg

Had me laughing.  Did you notice the stick of dynamite on the bookshelf?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on March 24, 2014, 05:18:50 PM
Had me laughing.  Did you notice the stick of dynamite on the bookshelf?

Must admit I hadn't...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on April 08, 2014, 08:18:09 AM
I see that in addition to the usual categories of World, UK, Business etc, Google News now has a new one - Global Warming!

https://news.google.co.uk/
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on April 08, 2014, 08:20:42 AM
I see that in addition to the usual categories of World, UK, Business etc, Google News now has a new one - Global Warming!

Under Science?

Strikes me as pretty... dated - that a supposedly up to date leading edge technology company such as Google should still use the term global warming...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on April 08, 2014, 08:42:18 AM

Under Science?

No, a new category on the left-hand side:-

World
U.K.
Business
Technology
Entertainment
Sports
Science
Health
Spotlight
Global warming
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on April 08, 2014, 08:59:22 AM

Under Science?

No, a new category on the left-hand side:-

World
U.K.
Business
Technology
Entertainment
Sports
Science
Health
Spotlight
Global warming

It must be location dependent then - as for me it's showing under science - even when I go to the UK link (I am not geographically located in the UK currently...).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on April 08, 2014, 09:06:57 AM
It must be location dependent then - as for me it's showing under science - even when I go to the UK link (I am not geographically located in the UK currently...).

I think I see what is happening. When I signed out the "global warming" category disappeared, so it   seems to be personalised for me. I guess that if you use a search term several times then it creates a new category for it!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: icefest on April 08, 2014, 09:46:39 AM
It must be location dependent then - as for me it's showing under science - even when I go to the UK link (I am not geographically located in the UK currently...).

I think I see what is happening. When I signed out the "global warming" category disappeared, so it   seems to be personalised for me. I guess that if you use a search term several times then it creates a new category for it!

That is correct. When I realised that it happens i made my own personalised google news - highly recommended as you can even remove the things that don't interest you.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on April 08, 2014, 05:29:54 PM
If you leave your camera on the screen uncovered some sites will track what you look at and customize your advertising for you as well.  Isn't that nice!  ;D

Mine is covered.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on April 08, 2014, 06:43:30 PM
If you leave your camera on the screen uncovered some sites will track what you look at and customize your advertising for you as well.  Isn't that nice!  ;D

Mine is covered.

Er, while the camera can be covered to stop quiet activation - I'm not sure how a website would use your camera to see what you are looking at...

They use cookies, generally, to tailor advertising to your browsing habits. I haven't looked into the details enough to know how they make them so heavily shared between web sites (I suspect it's common sourcing of the adverts, which are linked elsewhere), it always strikes me as rather incongruous sometimes to see some of the adverts I do in very out of context places (given the very wide diversity of sites I visit).

So you're on a website looking up an answer to a programming question, and you get an advert for, say, welding rods?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: icefest on April 09, 2014, 12:24:21 AM
Cookies and javascript are simple to use to track which pages to visit. Together with the two main advertising companies most ads you see will be somewhat tailored to you.

If you want to stop that then private browsing in combination with a javascript blocker will stop that - and it'll work much better than covering the camera with a bit of tape.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on April 09, 2014, 02:25:00 AM
ccg

I am not an expert in how it is done I just saw something that said it was being done.

(note a google search could not find it just now)

I expect tracking where your eyes are looking and knowing what is displayed where on your screen at that time is how you would do it.

But maybe that part is BS?  The hack the webcam to see what is going on within view thing is done in mass of course.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on April 09, 2014, 03:01:34 AM
I am not an expert in how it is done I just saw something that said it was being done.

A little bit about cookies for behaviour driven advertising:

http://www.mediumblue.com/newsletters/internet-advertising.html (http://www.mediumblue.com/newsletters/internet-advertising.html)

It's by far and away the simplest way to do it that I know of and for corporate purposes no real sense expending more time and effort than you need to. It's also a bit of a pain to switch off as many sites require cookie data to work properly.

Some companies of course - like google - can also drive the adverts using data from a much bigger chunk of your online activity as so many people use them as a portal (and indeed I think most of their income is from pay per click advertising - adwords is in a lot of places, although I think it may try to match content to the surrounding site rather than to the behaviour of the user).

I expect tracking where your eyes are looking and knowing what is displayed where on your screen at that time is how you would do it.

But maybe that part is BS?  The hack the webcam to see what is going on within view thing is done in mass of course.

Using the microphone and webcam on the computer to spy on the surroundings - sure.

Tracking the eyes to cross reference with the screen - maybe it's technically possible, but I'm leaning towards skepticism for it as a useful activity. You've got all you need in the data already for any purpose I can think of. If we're talking web stuff you don't even really need the screen - as the data used to render it will be transmitted.

Can't really say I know much about it either though,
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ritter on April 09, 2014, 06:27:07 PM
I expect tracking where your eyes are looking and knowing what is displayed where on your screen at that time is how you would do it.

But maybe that part is BS?  The hack the webcam to see what is going on within view thing is done in mass of course.

Using the microphone and webcam on the computer to spy on the surroundings - sure.

Tracking the eyes to cross reference with the screen - maybe it's technically possible, but I'm leaning towards skepticism for it as a useful activity. You've got all you need in the data already for any purpose I can think of. If we're talking web stuff you don't even really need the screen - as the data used to render it will be transmitted.

Can't really say I know much about it either though,

I believe the Samsung Galaxy 4 smart phone already has this eye tracking feature. I think it's more a software function than a hardware function, provided the webcam is of sufficient resolution. I've often thought of sticking a thumbtack through the one on my laptop...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on April 09, 2014, 10:57:52 PM
I believe the Samsung Galaxy 4 smart phone already has this eye tracking feature. I think it's more a software function than a hardware function, provided the webcam is of sufficient resolution. I've often thought of sticking a thumbtack through the one on my laptop...

Really? Used for what? I could see possible scope for gesture control using the eyes...

I guess if it's possible it'll happen though - and we're getting to a point where it's hard to say what is plausible or not - a lot of jobs previously seen as human ones are going bye bye in coming years (assuming no major external disruption).

Driving, for instance.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: sidd on April 10, 2014, 05:30:30 AM
About fifteen years ago, for my sins, i was around when some very large databases were being compiled, at that time it took about 10 clicks to positively tie a human to the datastream. Now, I understand, that you are positively identified as soon as you go online, that is, as soon as your computer wakes up and makes an internet connection. Just an IP address or a phone number is quite enough.

Use Tails and Tor, very carefully, for anything you don't want tracked.

I suppose the advice in the last sentence is useless for the vast majority, who have no idea what I am talking about, and would probably disclose too much even with tools like those.

sidd
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 19, 2014, 10:44:47 AM
A conference will be available soon about Thomas Piketty

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=24235 (http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=24235)

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The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) will present a lecture on his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. He calls for political action and policy intervention. Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), Paul Krugman (Princeton University), and Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin–Madison) will comment. The event will be introduced and moderated by Janet Gornick and Branko Milanovic (Graduate Center, Luxembourg Income Study Center). - See more at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=24235#sthash.f9VKh5K8.dpuf (http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=24235#sthash.f9VKh5K8.dpuf)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on April 19, 2014, 11:25:24 AM
That's interesting. A friend of mine sent me a link last week to a Guardian article discussing the new book by Piketty:

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Capitalism simply isn't working and here are the reasons why (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/12/capitalism-isnt-working-thomas-piketty)
 
Economist Thomas Piketty's message is bleak: the gap between rich and poor threatens to destroy us

Suddenly, there is a new economist making waves – and he is not on the right. At the conference of the Institute of New Economic Thinking in Toronto last week, Thomas Piketty's book Capital in the Twenty-First Century got at least one mention at every session I attended. You have to go back to the 1970s and Milton Friedman for a single economist to have had such an impact.

Like Friedman, Piketty is a man for the times. For 1970s anxieties about inflation substitute today's concerns about the emergence of the plutocratic rich and their impact on economy and society. Piketty is in no doubt, as he indicates in an interview in today's Observer New Review, that the current level of rising wealth inequality, set to grow still further, now imperils the very future of capitalism. He has proved it.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on April 20, 2014, 09:23:39 PM
Interesting blogpost and comments on Piketty over at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/04/paul-krugman-discusses-pikettys-capital-rise-inherited-wealth-bill-moyers.html (http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/04/paul-krugman-discusses-pikettys-capital-rise-inherited-wealth-bill-moyers.html)ftp://
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ritter on April 21, 2014, 06:51:52 PM
I believe the Samsung Galaxy 4 smart phone already has this eye tracking feature. I think it's more a software function than a hardware function, provided the webcam is of sufficient resolution. I've often thought of sticking a thumbtack through the one on my laptop...

Really? Used for what? I could see possible scope for gesture control using the eyes...

Good question! I don't use it! I do believe it is for gesture control, pauses movies if you look away (but I don't watch movies on the little thing) that sort of "useful" stuff.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 22, 2014, 02:25:52 PM
A book about the citizen's science of climate change and about flowers...
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229640.900-what-climate-change-has-done-to-waldens- (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229640.900-what-climate-change-has-done-to-waldens-)
woods.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.U1ZfaY9Jzld

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Frighteningly, temperatures have risen around 4° Fahrenheit since Thoreau's day, and many of the plants he saw have vanished. Analysis suggests plants that can change their flowering time survive, while less adaptable species don't. The harsh message of climate change is "adapt, move or die". For plants that can't adapt or move their range to cooler climes, local extinction is likely. It is a message that may also apply to humans, if we don't heed the advice Primack suggests we take from Thoreau: "live simply".
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 25, 2014, 09:42:41 AM
The video featuring Thomas Piketty is available.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heOVJM2JZxI#ws)

Terrible French accent...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 25, 2014, 10:05:52 AM
This Is How Empires Collapse
http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.fr/2014/04/this-is-how-empires-collapse.html (http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.fr/2014/04/this-is-how-empires-collapse.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 25, 2014, 08:37:21 PM
Some movies to see until the 30th of april.
http://www.greenupfilmfestival.com/en/les-films/ (http://www.greenupfilmfestival.com/en/les-films/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 28, 2014, 09:54:20 AM
Is the IPCC Government Approval Process Broken?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-stavins/is-the-ipcc-government-ap_b_5223421.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-stavins/is-the-ipcc-government-ap_b_5223421.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 28, 2014, 10:39:31 AM
Some videos on Piketty.
http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/thomas-piketty-capital-in-the-21st-century-/5345cc4902a7600458000626 (http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/thomas-piketty-capital-in-the-21st-century-/5345cc4902a7600458000626)
Thomas Piketty on Wealth, Income and Inequality (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zytqTSh3oGw#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 28, 2014, 08:18:35 PM
Fighting For Environment, Climate And Justice: the 2014 Goldman Prize Winners

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/fighting-for-environment_b_5226601.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/fighting-for-environment_b_5226601.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 29, 2014, 10:40:42 AM
Fresh-baked satellite will soon be our eye on Earth

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25473-freshbaked-satellite-will-soon-be-our-eye-on-earth.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25473-freshbaked-satellite-will-soon-be-our-eye-on-earth.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.U19kUI9Jzlc
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Buddy on May 02, 2014, 03:00:22 PM
"Fed Up"....the trailer about the documentary on our food companies.  I know.....such a surprise to see that our food companies could lie to us (after tobacco companies lied for decades....and fossil fuel companies are lying now:).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCUbvOwwfWM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCUbvOwwfWM)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 02, 2014, 06:23:55 PM
By the way, I am looking for a vegetable that I can grow in my garden to make sugar, a bit like beet. I tryed to replant one from the industry but it did rote... Do you know (all) something else, I should go to the garden thread but it is reaction about the last post.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 02, 2014, 10:39:49 PM
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A new movement is emerging from the ashes of the old environmental activism. Focusing on current facts rather than wishful thinking, it focuses on adaptation and resilience to changed conditions. Farmer Wendell Berry is right: Without commitment to the health of a particular local place, no place will remain livable for long, especially as out-of-control climate shifts spiral forward. Those who have a deep understanding of how nature works and a sustaining connection to it; who can grow some food, build shelter and save water; and who can be intelligently resilient, flexibly reactive, calm and nimble on their feet -- may have the best chance of survival.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-buzzell/passionate-green-its-not-_b_5242347.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-buzzell/passionate-green-its-not-_b_5242347.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on May 11, 2014, 02:09:12 PM
This is a very entertaining instructional tool (http://tylervigen.com/) illustrating that correlation does not equal causation. Illustrations include

(0.947091) Per capita consumption of cheese (US) with Number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets
 
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: crandles on May 11, 2014, 04:00:10 PM
This is a very entertaining instructional tool (http://tylervigen.com/) illustrating that correlation does not equal causation. Illustrations include

(0.947091) Per capita consumption of cheese (US) with Number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets

But cheese does does nightmares which do causes increase in cases of getting tangled in bedsheets  ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ccgwebmaster on May 12, 2014, 10:46:56 PM
(0.947091) Per capita consumption of cheese (US) with Number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets

It does make bedsheets seem remarkably dangerous though...  :P

Clearly regulation and/or prohibition is needed.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 13, 2014, 09:07:52 PM
The decline and fall of America's last great fishery

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2395191/the_decline_and_fall_of_americas_last_great_fishery.html (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2395191/the_decline_and_fall_of_americas_last_great_fishery.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 15, 2014, 11:27:44 PM
When Predators Vanish, So Does the Ecosystem
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/science/when-predators-vanish-so-does-the-ecosystem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/science/when-predators-vanish-so-does-the-ecosystem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on May 16, 2014, 05:55:45 PM
These people have spent too much time playing the on line computer game EVE.

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/neuroscientist-who-wants-upload-humanity-computer (http://www.popsci.com/article/science/neuroscientist-who-wants-upload-humanity-computer)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 16, 2014, 10:27:26 PM
I watched the first one and it is quite professionnal...oh there is nothing to avoid it is too late...but what they propose can be done, has to be done...and more...much more.

The World of 7 Billion contest is a project of the Population Education program, provider of K-12 classroom resources and professional development opportunities.
http://www.worldof7billion.org/student_video_contest/2013_2014_winners#prettyVideo/0/ (http://www.worldof7billion.org/student_video_contest/2013_2014_winners#prettyVideo/0/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 16, 2014, 10:44:36 PM
Inmarsat's new network delayed by Proton rocket failure
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27444664 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27444664)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 19, 2014, 10:46:15 PM
Very nice animation, very informative..memorize the colors before watching.
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Blue swirls show sea salt whipped off the ocean, red is dust, and white is pollution from volcanic eruptions and burning coal. The rod dots that cover the map represent forest fires burning from both natural and human causes.

Dust in the Wind Never Looked So Stunning
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/aeresols-climate-change-ted-talk-17453 (http://www.climatecentral.org/news/aeresols-climate-change-ted-talk-17453)

The TeD talk of Gavin Scmidt (at the end of the article) is something worth to see...

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 20, 2014, 12:21:48 PM
If you want to listen David Susuki...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-moyers/watch-time-to-get-real-on_b_5353876.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-moyers/watch-time-to-get-real-on_b_5353876.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 22, 2014, 09:13:54 AM
(Interesting map of temperature in Australia during 2013)
Bees Dying Quickly From Neonics and Climate Disruption
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/bees-dying-quickly-from-n_b_5362425.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/bees-dying-quickly-from-n_b_5362425.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 22, 2014, 09:20:40 AM
(That is an article for Ivica (if he is still there ?))
The Stomach Bacteria That Could Prolong Your Life
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/microbes-children-health_n_5366066.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/microbes-children-health_n_5366066.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 23, 2014, 03:46:37 PM
Greenpeace USA's new leader: 'You don't have to chain yourself to something'

From the Story of Stuff to heading Greenpeace USA, Annie Leonard, talks about the challenges of building the environment movement in America

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/23/-sp-greenpeace-usa-leader-annie-leonard (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/23/-sp-greenpeace-usa-leader-annie-leonard)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: skanky on May 23, 2014, 06:42:34 PM
I've no idea what the novel is like, but as it's based in Nunavik, I thought some might find this interesting:

http://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-a-book (http://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-a-book)

Best to just go and read, really. I can't add anything useful.  :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on May 24, 2014, 01:49:01 PM
some art for Arctic Café (produced from CT SIA series)

(Modified 20161103: I no longer have a clue what this was about, I though remember I was searching for fastest melt days or slowest growth days or some such obscure measure and this was an initial graph on that, I don't remember if I finished with it.)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Shared Humanity on May 24, 2014, 04:29:53 PM
Awesome sculpture by Cordal in Berlin called "Politicians discussing global warming."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Clare on May 25, 2014, 11:43:56 PM
Great sculpture, S H!

I would have liked to see this:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/10082971/Gate-crashing-polar-bear-locked-out-of-conference (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/10082971/Gate-crashing-polar-bear-locked-out-of-conference)

Our current National (right leaning) government is ignoring all the science, elections later this year but I fear they may not get bumped out.
:-(
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 29, 2014, 09:22:59 AM
Japanese Oil Tanker Explodes Near Himeji Port
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/japanese-oil-tanker-explodes_n_5408255.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/japanese-oil-tanker-explodes_n_5408255.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 29, 2014, 05:27:32 PM
The Power of Poop: Using Humor to Inspire Kids About Climate Change
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/denis-thomopoulos/kids-climate-change-and-t_b_5406666.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/denis-thomopoulos/kids-climate-change-and-t_b_5406666.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)

The power of poop poop poop...nive video I like it.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 30, 2014, 09:19:56 AM
Tiny, Risky, Unlabeled and You're Eating it
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erich-pica/tiny-risky-unlabeled-and-_b_5379589.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erich-pica/tiny-risky-unlabeled-and-_b_5379589.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 30, 2014, 09:29:26 AM
Climate Change This Week: Religion Gets Climate Change, Undrillable Reserves, and More!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/climate-change-this-week_b_5415270.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/climate-change-this-week_b_5415270.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)

One main religion start to "advertise"...well seems a good thing...All the bible religions should change their minds very quickly with the population growth thought...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 30, 2014, 11:17:55 PM
Plastic rubbish takes egg's place in albatross nest
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25656-plastic-rubbish-takes-eggs-place-in-albatross-nest.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25656-plastic-rubbish-takes-eggs-place-in-albatross-nest.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.U4j1N4ZJzld
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: RunningChristo on May 31, 2014, 12:07:09 AM
Horrible Destiny to those birds, eating all that plastic! Those pics ought to be flagged worldwide to show People what happens in the long run....
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 31, 2014, 09:54:16 AM
Why These Goalies Are Worried About Unknown Toxins In Artificial Turf
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/artificial-turf-cancer-rubber-tires_n_5412140.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/artificial-turf-cancer-rubber-tires_n_5412140.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 06, 2014, 12:01:36 PM
I don't know if it is good or not...seems promising

http://www.urthecast.com/features#intro (http://www.urthecast.com/features#intro)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 06, 2014, 12:54:05 PM
Some datas about the climate around the world :
http://en.climate-data.org/location/3575/ (http://en.climate-data.org/location/3575/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 07, 2014, 05:32:16 PM
International team maps nearly 200,000 global glaciers in quest for sea rise answers
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140506120246.htm (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140506120246.htm)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 08, 2014, 11:31:35 PM
Orbital Climate Cycles in the Fossil Record: From Semidiurnal to Million-Year Biotic Responses
http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-earth-120412-145922?journalCode=earth (http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-earth-120412-145922?journalCode=earth)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: icefest on June 09, 2014, 08:14:31 AM
Great new xkcd about ice ages (and the lack thereof):
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpuu.sh%2F9ltho%2Fdc353ca485.png&hash=f57aa0c3316030bd87425e522e1abeb5)

Alt text:
The good news is that according to the latest IPCC report, if we enact aggressive emissions limits now, we could hold the warming to 2°C. That's only HALF an ice age unit, which is probably no big deal.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: skanky on June 10, 2014, 10:17:33 AM
Alaskan landslides: http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2014/06/10/ferebee-glacier-1/ (http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2014/06/10/ferebee-glacier-1/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 11, 2014, 05:07:43 PM
FDA Bans Wood Aging Boards for Cheese
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/culture-magazine/fda-bans-wood-aging-board_b_5481885.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/culture-magazine/fda-bans-wood-aging-board_b_5481885.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
I guess the idea is mainly to forbid the french cheeses...rhhaa some "comte" or beaufort...so good...you don't know what you will miss... ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 11, 2014, 10:32:44 PM
For those who want to locate the boats when (if) the routes are opened...
https://www.marinetraffic.com (https://www.marinetraffic.com)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: SteveMDFP on June 11, 2014, 11:37:05 PM
FDA Bans Wood Aging Boards for Cheese
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/culture-magazine/fda-bans-wood-aging-board_b_5481885.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/culture-magazine/fda-bans-wood-aging-board_b_5481885.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
I guess the idea is mainly to forbid the french cheeses...rhhaa some "conte" or beaufort...so good...you don't know what you will miss... ;)

The FDA can be quite annoying at times.  Wood is almost certainly a superior surface for aging cheese, compared to impermeable synthetic surfaces.  Put a round of cheese on an impermeable surface that can't "breathe" and you'll surely foster (and fester) bacteria on the bottom of the cheese.  Sheesh.  Didn't they learn anything from the household cutting board research?  Wood is anti-bacterial.  See:
http://faculty.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/faculty/docliver/Research/cuttingboard.htm (http://faculty.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/faculty/docliver/Research/cuttingboard.htm)

We return you now to your usual cheese-free arctic topics, already in progress.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 15, 2014, 09:47:04 AM
Climate Change This Week: Really Hot Summers, New Global Warming Gases and More!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/climate-change-this-week_b_5495541.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/climate-change-this-week_b_5495541.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 17, 2014, 01:03:48 AM
Can I trust ?
Ecover pioneers 'synthetic biology' in consumer products
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2439594/ecover_pioneers_synthetic_biology_in_consumer_products.html (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2439594/ecover_pioneers_synthetic_biology_in_consumer_products.html)

Greenpeace loses £3m in currency speculation
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/16/greenpeace-loses-3m-pounds-currency-speculation (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/16/greenpeace-loses-3m-pounds-currency-speculation)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 17, 2014, 01:09:20 AM
Want a drink ?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25737-the-most-polluted-rivers-and-streams-in-europe.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25737-the-most-polluted-rivers-and-streams-in-europe.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.U594MVFJzlc
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 17, 2014, 02:25:57 PM
Atkins Ciwem environmental photographer of the year 2014 shortlist – in pictures
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/17/-sp-atkins-ciwem-environmental-photographer-of-the-year-2014 (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/17/-sp-atkins-ciwem-environmental-photographer-of-the-year-2014)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 19, 2014, 05:39:11 PM
When Will Polar Ice Melt Be a Burning Issue?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-getty/when-will-polar-ice-melt-_b_5510218.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-getty/when-will-polar-ice-melt-_b_5510218.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 20, 2014, 02:17:31 PM
Last news of the magnetic field of the earth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUIBaDdAbGlFDeS33shmlD0A&feature=player_embedded&v=uLXQp3evFds# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUIBaDdAbGlFDeS33shmlD0A&feature=player_embedded&v=uLXQp3evFds#)

3 recent solar flares (one more since)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRpxs39zn20# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRpxs39zn20#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 24, 2014, 12:42:16 PM
Parts Of America Will Be 'Unsuited For Outdoor Activity' Thanks To Climate Change, Report Finds
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/24/with-heat-and-humidity-a_n_5524219.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/24/with-heat-and-humidity-a_n_5524219.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 24, 2014, 05:02:46 PM
Study attacking genetically modified food republished
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25777-study-attacking-genetically-modified-food-republished.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25777-study-attacking-genetically-modified-food-republished.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.U6mRPFFJzlc
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: icefest on June 25, 2014, 01:59:06 AM
It seems that New Scientist thinks very little of the science presented in that GM-study.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 25, 2014, 11:13:38 AM
indeed, there is a lot to argue in favor of the Seralini study. When they say there is not enough data to prove something...All the studies that have allowed GMO in Europe were based on the same statistal flow...the main reason is it is very expensive to have enough rats...Seralini admit that there is a problem with these statistics, he is saying that we should invest more in studies...do you see anything coming ???? Seralini did not get the money from the government but from a supermarket chain if I remember well...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 25, 2014, 12:42:40 PM
An other point of view...
Seralini republished: Roundup-ready GMO maize causes serious health damage
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2451921/seralini_republished_roundupready_gmo_maize_causes_serious_health_damage.html (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2451921/seralini_republished_roundupready_gmo_maize_causes_serious_health_damage.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 25, 2014, 12:44:51 PM
To target Greenpeace's flying director is to miss the point
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/25/greenpeace-flying-director-green-charity (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/25/greenpeace-flying-director-green-charity)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: icefest on June 26, 2014, 07:06:23 AM
Another take on the Seralini study:
http://theconversation.com/an-anti-gmo-article-rises-from-the-grave-28421 (http://theconversation.com/an-anti-gmo-article-rises-from-the-grave-28421)

"High levels of GMO corn and high levels of roundup both reduced spontaneous mortality and pushed back the onset of death in male rats."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 26, 2014, 01:19:08 PM
Ice sheets may have already passed point of no return
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229752.600-ice-sheets-may-have-already-passed-point-of-no-return.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229752.600-ice-sheets-may-have-already-passed-point-of-no-return.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.U6v_kFFJzlc
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 26, 2014, 09:34:57 PM
That's not usual to see climate scientist in the street...

Australian scientists take to the streets to protest job cuts
http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/06/australian-scientists-take-streets-protest-job-cuts (http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/06/australian-scientists-take-streets-protest-job-cuts)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 27, 2014, 10:56:02 AM
An answer from Seralini himself...

Biosafety and the 'Seralini affair' - scientific and regulatory reform are essential
http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2452325/biosafety_and_the_seralini_affair_scientific_and_regulatory_reform_are_essential.html (http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2452325/biosafety_and_the_seralini_affair_scientific_and_regulatory_reform_are_essential.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 27, 2014, 11:01:37 PM
Don't know what it is worth but it seems interesting
http://www.ecolise.eu/ (http://www.ecolise.eu/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on June 28, 2014, 02:49:56 AM
Some impressive pictures of life in eastern Greenland.
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“The people of Ittoqqortoormiit truly live a life on the edge. The town is at the edge of the settled area of the thinly populated eastern Greenland. The closest inhabited area is 800km to the south. To the north of Ittoqqortoormiit lies the world’s largest national park. But residents of the isolated Ittoqqortoormiit are also living at the edge of what is humanly possible. Shipments of outside goods are few and far between, and traditional hunting plays a larger role in people’s lives than it does elsewhere in Greenland.”
http://arcticjournal.com/culture/729/where-words-are-inadequate (http://arcticjournal.com/culture/729/where-words-are-inadequate)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 30, 2014, 04:24:44 PM
NASA Launching Satellite to Track Carbon
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/science/nasa-launching-satellite-to-track-carbon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/science/nasa-launching-satellite-to-track-carbon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 02, 2014, 07:16:50 PM
A Cuisine for the Age of Us – the Anthropocene
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/02/a-cuisine-for-the-age-of-us-the-anthropocene/?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/02/a-cuisine-for-the-age-of-us-the-anthropocene/?partner=rss&emc=rss)

Outstanding in the Field is Truly Outstanding in their Field
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nile-cappello/outstanding-in-the-field-_b_5549786.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nile-cappello/outstanding-in-the-field-_b_5549786.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 02, 2014, 07:27:26 PM
Tuberculosis threat requires mass cull of cattle, not badgers, study reveals
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/02/tuberculosis-tb-threat-mass-cull-cattle-not-badgers-study (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/02/tuberculosis-tb-threat-mass-cull-cattle-not-badgers-study)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Lynn Shwadchuck on July 02, 2014, 11:00:29 PM
Beautiful photos of Greenland, Anne. Have you seen the film, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1683876/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1683876/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on July 02, 2014, 11:19:03 PM
Thanks, Lynn. I would love to see that film and will order it. I have never yet seen a Herzog film that I didn't want to watch again immediately.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 03, 2014, 09:09:34 PM
Scientists write: EPA, ban 'agent orange' herbicide mix and GMO crops!
http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2462976/scientists_write_epa_ban_agent_orange_herbicide_mix_and_gmo_crops.html (http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2462976/scientists_write_epa_ban_agent_orange_herbicide_mix_and_gmo_crops.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 04, 2014, 08:52:51 AM
America The Beautiful, In 14 Hypnotic Time Lapse GIFs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/03/america-time-lapse-gifs_n_5546108.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/03/america-time-lapse-gifs_n_5546108.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on July 13, 2014, 08:09:28 AM
Point Barrow, Alaska 1915.

Point Barrow, Alaska 1915 on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/71860165)

HT The Mudflats.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 14, 2014, 06:31:03 PM
Viva la revoluzione.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-its-basti_b_5525717.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-its-basti_b_5525717.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)

Well, I am afraid they are a bit opmistic with the French being so good...The sugar industry is everywhere nearly like in US. Few have some consciousness of what is going on...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 16, 2014, 09:16:30 AM
It's time we gave our children permission to get outside and get dirty
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/16/its-time-we-gave-our-children-permission-to-get-outside-and-get-dirty (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/16/its-time-we-gave-our-children-permission-to-get-outside-and-get-dirty)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 16, 2014, 05:29:09 PM
Church takes 'important' long-term view on fossil fuel
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25903-church-takes-important-longterm-view-on-fossil-fuel.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25903-church-takes-important-longterm-view-on-fossil-fuel.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.U8aZmlFJzlc
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 17, 2014, 08:57:37 AM
Over 60% of breads sold in the UK contain pesticide residues, tests show
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/17/pesticide-residue-breads-uk-crops (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/17/pesticide-residue-breads-uk-crops)

There is no wonder why we find these sh*ts in our breads...farmers are allowed to spread them while growing but also again after harvesting they can put pesticide and fungicide on the grains and the miller add his own stuff...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Clare on July 17, 2014, 09:49:08 AM
Cinema on Ice- I thought this looks pretty nice! Article here:
http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/03/ciril-jazbecs-cinema-on-ice/ (http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/03/ciril-jazbecs-cinema-on-ice/)
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=35d7d5d7526c9897dfb55501e320295a)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 18, 2014, 09:34:23 AM
Satellite Eye on Earth: June 2014 - in pictures
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/18/-sp-satellite-eye-on-earth-june-2014 (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/18/-sp-satellite-eye-on-earth-june-2014)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on July 23, 2014, 03:42:06 PM
Surfing the Arctic

Chris Burkhard photographs surfers at Unstad Beach in Arctic Norway. Astonishing stamina and dedication:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBJyo0tgLnw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBJyo0tgLnw)

Interview with Burkard in the Smithsonian magazine here:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/meet-insane-surfers-who-travel-arctic-ocean-catch-wave-180952113/ (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/meet-insane-surfers-who-travel-arctic-ocean-catch-wave-180952113/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: solartim27 on July 28, 2014, 06:39:14 AM
I had heard about Roger Ebert's petrified fascination with climate change, but had not read his post until today.  I find it surprisingly accurate:  Blizzard, Flood, Heat and Fire.
http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/new-seasons-with-new-names (http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/new-seasons-with-new-names)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on August 06, 2014, 11:43:17 AM
The Cook Inlet Tribal Council of Alaska has funded the first video game made by native Alaskans.

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Money's not the only thing that the Alaskan native society—made up of eight tribal communities—is investing into Never Alone. The upcoming video game will also hold their culture, artwork and folktales in a vessel designed to carry a sense of the Inuit spirit far away from their southcentral Alaskan homeland. But, yes, the game's origins initially came from a more pragmatic concern. "We wanted to find a way to chart our own destiny financially," tribal council CEO Gloria O'Neill told me recently. O'Neill, who came to New York City recently with E-Line Media development partner Alan Gershenfeld to show Never Alone to press, explained that the Cook Inlet community remains reliant on government funding to help maintain services.
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So, why a video game? "I just had a sense that we as a people have so much to offer the world," O'Neill told me. "We want to take back our culture out of the museum. I wanted to make an investment where we could share who we are with the world, we could have a part in creating it and it wasn't somebody creating it for us." Gershenfeld said Artists, tribal elders and storytellers from southcentral Alaska are lending their talents to the game.

The game's main character is a young Iñupiaq girl named Nuna who's trying to rescue her homeland from an endless blizzard. She meets a mystical arctic fox that help her and their bond isn't just cute. It also reflects the importance of interdependency, one of the core Alaskan Native values that O'Neill says the community wants to transmit through Never Alone. "We have stories that have kept us alive [as a community] for 10,000 years," O'Neill said. One such story casts the Northern Lights as the glowing spirits of children who died in the cold. In the folktale, those lost spirits want to snatch up the heads of still-living kids and use them to play with, like soccer balls. To prevent that, kids need to make sure that their hoods are pulled tight on their heads. The purpose of the story is to drive home the importance of bundling up, by invoking the fearsome power of the arctic cold.
Not sure there is going to be much in there about AGW. More here, including trailers: Link (http://kotaku.com/the-first-big-video-game-made-by-native-alaskans-1614648571)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 12, 2014, 12:06:55 AM
Rapid rise in Arctic temperatures to blame for world’s extreme weather
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/rapid-rise-in-arctic-temperatures-to-blame-for-worlds-extreme-weather-9662364.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/rapid-rise-in-arctic-temperatures-to-blame-for-worlds-extreme-weather-9662364.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 12, 2014, 09:28:19 AM
Invader Batters Rural America, Shrugging Off Herbicides
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/us/invader-storms-rural-america-shrugging-off-herbicides.html?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/us/invader-storms-rural-america-shrugging-off-herbicides.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 12, 2014, 09:34:21 AM
In the Ocean, Clues to Change
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/science/in-the-ocean-clues-to-change.html?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/science/in-the-ocean-clues-to-change.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on August 12, 2014, 12:05:14 PM
The bay is full of ice today.
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hotel-arctic.gl%2Ffiles%2Fwebcam%2Fwebcamshot.jpg&hash=218dcb41a4590f4d23a6a8dd4830acce)

Hotel Arctic (http://www.hotel-arctic.gl/om_hotel_arctic/webcam/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 13, 2014, 09:39:23 PM
DigitalGlobe launches super-sharp WorldView-3 Earth imager
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28772742 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28772742)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 14, 2014, 09:44:06 PM
Whant to see the glaciers on the Everest Mount ?
http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-everest-journey.html (http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-everest-journey.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 16, 2014, 09:21:16 AM
http://www.masterpiecesoftheearth.com/ (http://www.masterpiecesoftheearth.com/)

Quite an impressive collection.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 16, 2014, 11:22:30 PM
'No Blue, No Green' -- New Sylvia Earle Film Shows Power of Protecting Our Oceans
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frances-beinecke/no-blue-no-green---new-sylvia-earle-ocecans_b_5684147.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frances-beinecke/no-blue-no-green---new-sylvia-earle-ocecans_b_5684147.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 16, 2014, 11:32:25 PM
What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/travis-nichols/what-can-a-19th-century-a_b_5679342.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/travis-nichols/what-can-a-19th-century-a_b_5679342.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 19, 2014, 01:44:58 PM
On Books Since 1988, Ohio River Dam Project Keeps Rolling Along
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/us/19dam.html?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/us/19dam.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 20, 2014, 08:16:45 PM
Is Bike Sharing Really Climate Friendly? It's Complicated.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/bike-sharing-climate_n_5695401.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/bike-sharing-climate_n_5695401.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on August 20, 2014, 09:42:37 PM
Hi guys!

I brought the latest edition of TATW — The Arctic This Week (http://www.thearcticinstitute.org/2014/08/082014-TATW26.html) — which is actively publishing again after its summer hiatus.

Always some interesting reads, and I'm personally especially heartened by the news of a joint Swedish — Russian — US polar expedition to scientifically study the mysterious 'Dragon Breath' CH₄ emissions from the submerged Russian tundra. So all in all — Oden the Icebreaker breaks the ice and leads the way.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 21, 2014, 01:09:58 PM
Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows
http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/august/ozone-depleting-compound-persists-nasa-research-shows/index.html#.U_XIssV_tBk (http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/august/ozone-depleting-compound-persists-nasa-research-shows/index.html#.U_XIssV_tBk)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on August 22, 2014, 10:16:13 AM
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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 22, 2014, 10:28:35 AM
Be careful with Avaaz and the like, if the cause is most of the time real and urgent, they are seeking donation more than anything. The recent case of Avaaz saying they were involved with vandana shiva and some others organization to fight against Monsato ...none of them were contacted or involved with Avazz...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 22, 2014, 10:56:35 AM
The secret of marketing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwMVVaygH7U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwMVVaygH7U)

The power of willfull ignorance...Remind me something about AGW.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 25, 2014, 06:22:43 PM
A bit of Emotion from scientifics...quite scary...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/25/nick-bowers_n_5701202.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/25/nick-bowers_n_5701202.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)

I am adding Mme Shakova listening mister Semiletov...I know it is not fair...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on August 27, 2014, 12:53:56 PM
Do dams destroy rivers?
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/live/2014/aug/27/do-dams-destroy-rivers (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/live/2014/aug/27/do-dams-destroy-rivers)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on August 27, 2014, 05:14:31 PM
The Arctic This Week August 19 - 25, 2014
 (http://www.thearcticinstitute.org/2014/08/082714-TATW27.html)

Statoil moves forward with Rosneft cooperation in Barents Sea 
 
Statoil and Rosneft began exploratory drilling in the Barents Sea this week in spite of extensive western sanctions against Russia’s oil and gas industry (BO). The sanctions only apply to future contracts and projects and as such this current cooperation is technically licit within the current regime (FT). Statoil isn’t the only one getting in on the action, either. The Norwegian company North Atlantic Drilling concluded a far reaching deal with Rosneft this week that will give the Russian company access to Norwegian offshore technology and expertise (BO). While Norwegian companies continue to work with their Russian counterparts on both sides of the border, a lobbying group for the Norwegian oil and gas industry expressed its worry that the sanctions against Russia will eventually slow oil and gas exploration activity in Norway’s Arctic (Reuters).

SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE
 
Climate
New publication: Climate change and primary industries (AJ).
Sunlight, not microbes, key to CO2 in Arctic (Phys.org).
Ice-Blog: Polar melt confirmed from space (EOTA).
NASA scientists watching, studying Arctic changes this summer (NASA).
An extended Arctic proxy temperature database for the past 2,000 years (Nature).
Here’s How Arctic Sea Ice Could Shrink Even More (CC).
Sunlight controls the fate of carbon released from thawing Arctic permafrost (R&D Mag).
Solving the polar climate conundrum (MIT).
 
Wildlife
Orphaned Yukon black bear cubs off to Calgary Zoo (CBC).
Life Found 800 Meters Down in Antarctic Subglacial Lake (Scientific American).
 
Expeditions, initiatives and blogs
Field Notes from Greenland: A Glacier Calves (Cryopolitics).
Narwhal Tagging 2014 – Polar Bear Watch (Vancouver Sun).
Rancho Palos Verdes teen returns from once-in-a-lifetime Arctic research expedition (Daily Breeze).
Russian Hydrographic Survey Vessel Leaves for Arctic (RIA).
Harper joins Arctic search for lost ships of Franklin expedition (CTV).
 
Technology
News: Coast Guard Research and Development Center deploys Unmanned Surface Vehicle during Arctic exercise (DVIDS).
News: Coast Guard Arctic Craft Project looks to older technologies to tackle new challenges in Arctic (DVIDS).
 
Miscellaneous
Heacox's compelling narrative tells how Alaska's glaciers moved John Muir (AD).
PM announces launch of the National Research Council Arctic Program (AJ).
Dancing in the Arctic (New Yorker).
PM launches construction of the new Canadian High Arctic Research Station (Prime Minister of Canada).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 01, 2014, 11:48:08 PM
Footage of powerful solar flares released by Nasa
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29008576 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29008576)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 03, 2014, 01:53:41 PM
Economic success 'drives language extinction'
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29037168 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29037168)

New plants will no longer have Latin descriptions
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29041225 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29041225)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 03, 2014, 09:35:09 PM
Great video on the position of our star in the known universe.
http://bcove.me/1mzgnsnl (http://bcove.me/1mzgnsnl)
The Laniakea supercluster of galaxies
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7516/full/nature13674.html (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7516/full/nature13674.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 04, 2014, 10:12:22 PM
Global support for a sanctuary to protect the Arctic
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2542995/global_support_for_a_sanctuary_to_protect_the_arctic.html (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2542995/global_support_for_a_sanctuary_to_protect_the_arctic.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 06, 2014, 06:11:12 PM
Rethinking Emissions Reduction
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-hone/rethinking-emissions-redu_b_5720400.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-hone/rethinking-emissions-redu_b_5720400.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)

Quote
In this context, what really matters is the cumulative amount of carbon dioxide being released over time -- a fact that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recognized in its recently released Fifth Assessment Report.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 06, 2014, 06:16:28 PM
In the Years of Living Dangerously, Part 1
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/sep/06/in-the-years-of-living-dangerously-part-1 (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/sep/06/in-the-years-of-living-dangerously-part-1)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on September 07, 2014, 12:21:00 AM
Thanks, Laurent! :)

In other news, the old army base in the New Siberian Islands (1933–1993) will have fresh and renewed activity, basically defence and scientific research. Maybe to do with the methane situation in the Laptev Sea around the islands? And no, Harper, the Russians are not invading Canada this time either. Talk to your doctor about medicines for your extreme paranoia.

RT (http://rt.com/news/185620-russian-military-base-arctic/).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 09, 2014, 09:13:53 AM
Charges Dropped Against Climate Activists
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/09/us/charges-dropped-against-climate-activists.html?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/09/us/charges-dropped-against-climate-activists.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)

Greenpeace slams prosecution 'scare tactics' after activist's felony guilty plea
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/08/greenpeace-activist-guilty-felony-count-procter-gamble (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/08/greenpeace-activist-guilty-felony-count-procter-gamble)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on September 09, 2014, 05:11:02 PM
"One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic more than 160 years ago has been found"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29131757 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29131757)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on September 09, 2014, 08:55:32 PM
Avaaz this morning:

Avaaz again today:

Quote
Dear friends,

I can sincerely say this is the most important petition we've ever done.

Sorry for the language, but one top scientist just warned that we are all "f*cked" if global warming releases gigantic amounts of methane gas from the arctic tundra. The UN knows this is one of several catastrophic climate threats we're facing, and is bringing world leaders to New York for a major summit on this global emergency.

Hundreds of thousands of us will take to the streets for the People’s Climate March just before the summit. Let’s make sure that on that day we deliver the largest Avaaz petition ever, for the only solution: mobilize the world to shift to 100% clean energy. Click to sign the petition below with one click and tell everyone:

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Here's the petition:

To national, local, and international leaders:
Scientists warn us that climate change could accelerate beyond our control, threatening our survival and everything we love. We call on you to keep global temperature rise under the unacceptably dangerous level of 2 degrees C, by phasing out carbon pollution to zero. To achieve this, you must urgently forge realistic global, national and local agreements, to rapidly shift our societies and economies to 100% clean energy by 2050. Do this fairly, with support to the most vulnerable among us. Our world is worth saving and now is our moment to act. But to change everything, we need everyone. Join us.

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MORE INFORMATION:

Climate scientist drops the F-bomb (Salon)
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/06/climate_scientist_drops_the_f_bomb_after_startling_arctic_discovery/ (http://www.salon.com/2014/08/06/climate_scientist_drops_the_f_bomb_after_startling_arctic_discovery/)

EU to beat 2020 climate targets, split over 2030 ones (Reuters)
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/eu-carbon-idUKL6N0O06BG20140514 (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/eu-carbon-idUKL6N0O06BG20140514)

The most influential climate change paper today remains unknown to most people (Inside Climate News)
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140213/climate-change-science-carbon-budget-nature-global-warming-2-degrees-bill-mckibben-fossil-fuels-keystone-xl-oil?page=show (http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140213/climate-change-science-carbon-budget-nature-global-warming-2-degrees-bill-mckibben-fossil-fuels-keystone-xl-oil?page=show)

Floods, storms and searing heat for 2050 as TV forecasters imagine climate change (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-climatechange-idUSKBN0GW2OT20140901 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-climatechange-idUSKBN0GW2OT20140901)

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/13/averting-climate-change-catastrophe-is-affordable-says-ipcc-report-un (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/13/averting-climate-change-catastrophe-is-affordable-says-ipcc-report-un)

Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/28/renewable-energy-capacity-grows-fastest-ever-pace (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/28/renewable-energy-capacity-grows-fastest-ever-pace)

Solar price parity arrives early (MSN)
http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=0040731b-4941-432a-b1bd-3b0a04149068 (http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=0040731b-4941-432a-b1bd-3b0a04149068)

«In days, when the UN holds an emergency summit on climate change, we need to deliver the largest petition ever for a world powered by 100% clean energy. The petition number will be read out to every world leader at the summit! Sign the petition AT LEFT with one click!»
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 10, 2014, 09:12:09 AM
Volcano Eruption in Papua New Guinea Mont Tavurvur the 29th of August.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUREX8aFbMs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUREX8aFbMs)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 10, 2014, 01:48:12 PM
Interesting video, what does that mean a world without ice cap ?
Peter Ward Our Future In a World Without Ice Caps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_1621454731&feature=iv&src_vid=r4jKo2-dS4M&v=HtHlsUDVVy0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_1621454731&feature=iv&src_vid=r4jKo2-dS4M&v=HtHlsUDVVy0)

That one I like it also :
Climate Change – With Head and Heart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8c2KAi3H_kc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8c2KAi3H_kc)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on September 10, 2014, 04:52:57 PM
The Arctic This Week (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8s1Oe7aC7JxZTZTNlpPalFIaDg/edit?usp=sharing):

Iceland’s volcanoes have a long history of being an international nuisance
Irritating the world since 937 (at least). What could be a great marketing slogan attracting tourists to Iceland is actually an examination of the country’s volcanoes and their power to wreak global havoc over the last centuries. Among others, their eruptions have been blamed for the French Revolution (AJ).

Russian Forces Headed to Permanent Military Base on New Siberian Islands
Six ships from Russia’s Northern Fleet–accompanied by nuclear-powered ice- breakers–are en route to a newly reopened military base on the New Siberian Islands. According to Northern Fleet commander Admiral Vladimir Korolyov, “The main task of the latest expedition by a number of Northern Fleet ships to the Arctic is to deliver staff, equipment and supplies to the taskforce that from this year will serve on the New Siberian Islands on a permanent basis” (Telegraph, RIAN, Daily Mail, RBTH). The base–which originally became operational in 1933 but was abandoned some 60 years later following the collapse of the USSR–is part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing strategy to reinvest in Arctic platforms and increase Russia’s presence in the region (newser). According to Russia Today, while “Moscow sent a first batch of equipment and supplies to the New Siberian Islands last year...This time, the staff and taskforce will be staying on to serve...” Meanwhile, pilots attached to the Northern Fleet have begun training at the Nitka training range attached to the Novofedorivka air base in Crimea for the first time in four years (BO).

Statoil forced to halt Arctic drilling after environmental challenge
Statoil has stopped drilling on its Arctic Pingvin prospect this week due to a court challenge to its environmental permit (Reuters). The ruling will now go before the Norwegian Environmental Agency, where environmental groups are ready to ask for Statoil to permanently halt exploration on the prospect, its most northern in the Norwegian Barents (BO).

Climate & Cryology:

Update on Sea Ice and the Northwest Passage (Accuweather).
Northern Profiles - Giving a little help from above (AJ).
Uncovering the mysteries of Sweden’s mountains (EOTA).
Some important context on Arctic sea ice melt (Carbon Brief).
Polar Vortex Escape: Arctic Ice Melt Lets Cold Air Flow South: Study (NBC). Arctic sea ice coverage similar to conditions this time last year (AD). Investigating underwater sound: seismic testing in Nunavut (NN).
No, You Can’t Claim Arctic Ice Is “Recovering” (Slate).
Polar vortex chills linked to melting sea ice (CBC).
Snow has thinned on Arctic Sea Ice (Reporting Climate Science).
Sea ice wears white after Labor Day (NSIDC).
Adapting to Arctic change (phys.org).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 11, 2014, 07:06:35 PM
A Gathering of the Tribes, Unity in the Black Hills
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-devaney/a-gathering-of-the-tribes_b_5801880.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-devaney/a-gathering-of-the-tribes_b_5801880.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
It is a pitty we don't have Indians here.  ;) (There use to be people speaking the language of Oc, there was a lot before1900, they were connected to the land not only because it was before industrialisation but also because of the language)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 13, 2014, 09:28:08 AM
A major advance of tropical Andean glaciers during the Antarctic cold reversal
http://www2.cnrs.fr/sites/en/fichier/pr_cold_snap_in_the_tropics_en.pdf (http://www2.cnrs.fr/sites/en/fichier/pr_cold_snap_in_the_tropics_en.pdf)
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7517/full/nature13546.html (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7517/full/nature13546.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 16, 2014, 10:27:51 PM
The SOLARKIOSK creates a local marketplace.
http://www.solarkiosk.eu/?page_id=6 (http://www.solarkiosk.eu/?page_id=6)

That seems to be a good initiative bit like any industry it must quantify the amount of Green house gazes that are emitted along all the industrial processes, the well being of people is important but the well being of our climate is even more important. Contrary to what it is said around we don't have a carbon budget but a carbon debt, to stay under 300 ppm we should have acted 100 years ago, when you are at the limit, it is to late. But never to late to do well...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on September 17, 2014, 08:51:08 PM
NASA: Four decades of sea ice from space: The decline (http://climate.nasa.gov/news/1154/)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fclimate.nasa.gov%2Fsystem%2Fimage_uploads%2Fmain%2Fseaicemin2012.jpg&hash=5f3cca604c62693968c99c3c4b49f7c1)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on September 18, 2014, 12:15:36 AM
EcoShock Radio is a must on Wednesdays, I think. This week's episode:

«Human extinction? Not so much.» (http://www.ecoshock.info/2014/09/human-extinction-not-so-much.html) (download mp3)

The case against going extinct soon due to extreme climate change & human impacts. Science journalist Scott K. Johnson and counter-culture podcaster KMO. Radio Ecoshock 140917
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 18, 2014, 07:42:20 PM
Deciding who should pay to publish peer-reviewed scientific research
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/sep/18/who-should-pay-to-publish-scientific-research (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/sep/18/who-should-pay-to-publish-scientific-research)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on September 19, 2014, 10:35:31 AM
The 2014 IgNobel prizes have just been announced, and the Arctic Science prize goes to Eigil Reimers and Sindre Eftestøl, for testing how reindeer react to seeing humans who are disguised as polar bears. I know how I would react if a man approached me in a polar bear suit!

http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/ (http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/)

Congratulations to all the winners!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Clare on September 20, 2014, 12:25:07 AM
"No 8 Wire

Kiwis are famous for their ingenuity and self-sufficiency. It is said that Kiwis can create amazing things — all they need is ‘a piece of Number 8 wire’. No 8 wire is a certain gauge of wire that was incredibly popular for use as fencing wire around New Zealand’s many farms. Ironically, until 1963, it was imported from other countries. Because No. 8 wire was widely available, it was used for a variety of tasks, and it has become a symbol of kiwi adaptability."
 So how about this for a great example, this guy has made his own an electric car:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/lifestyle-vehicles/10504126/Inventor-joins-climate-change-drive (http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/lifestyle-vehicles/10504126/Inventor-joins-climate-change-drive)
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=35d7d5d7526c9897dfb55501e320295a)

Not much room left to carry stuff tho'!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 23, 2014, 09:03:34 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at UN climate change summit - video
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2014/sep/23/leonardo-dicaprio-un-climate-change-summit-speech-video (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2014/sep/23/leonardo-dicaprio-un-climate-change-summit-speech-video)

Quote
Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio addresses the UN summit meeting on climate change on Tuesday. DiCaprio was recently named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. 'This disaster has grown beyond the choices that individuals make. This is now about our industries, and governments...' he tells the summit
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on September 25, 2014, 02:10:09 AM
Peter Wadhams is featured in the Sunday Times, summing up the melt season:

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesundaytimes.co.uk%2Fsto%2Fmultimedia%2Fdynamic%2F01096%2F21_NWS_20_POLAR_1096592k.jpg&hash=ee1f223f0fa9df3cb4b324bba00f928d)

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Arctic ice cap in ‘death spiral’

THE Arctic ice cap has melted so much that open water is now just 350 miles from the North Pole, the shortest distance recorded, scientists say.

Satellite observations, from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC)
last week, coincide with a prediction from a leading British polar
researcher that the summer ice cap is now so thin it is likely to disappear
within five years, possibly as early as 2015.

Source (http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/article1461908.ece) (paywall).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 26, 2014, 11:41:42 AM
Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change?
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/sep/23/carbon-map-which-countries-are-responsible-for-climate-change (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/sep/23/carbon-map-which-countries-are-responsible-for-climate-change)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on September 28, 2014, 03:28:59 AM
2014 saw more Arctic wildfires than any year since the Ice Age.

Source (http://www.pnas.org/content/110/32/13055.abstract).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: crandles on September 28, 2014, 05:10:28 PM
2014 saw more Arctic wildfires than any year since the Ice Age.

Source (http://www.pnas.org/content/110/32/13055.abstract).

2014 ????

accepted by the Editorial Board June 19, 2013 (received for review March 15, 2013)

Seems like it is talking about "recent decades" prior to 2013 and comparing to periods 500 and more years long.

If you are going to post a link, please try to characterise it reasonably.

Quote
During the Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA; ∼1,000–500 cal B.P.), the period most similar to recent decades, warm and dry climatic conditions resulted in peak biomass burning, but severe fires favored less-flammable deciduous vegetation, such that fire frequency remained relatively stationary. These results suggest that boreal forests can sustain high-severity fire regimes for centuries under warm and dry conditions, with vegetation feedbacks modulating climate–fire linkages. The apparent limit to MCA burning has been surpassed by the regional fire regime of recent decades, which is characterized by exceptionally high fire frequency and biomass burning. This extreme combination suggests a transition to a unique regime of unprecedented fire activity. However, vegetation dynamics similar to feedbacks that occurred during the MCA may stabilize the fire regime, despite additional warming.

seems to be saying we are getting more biomass burning but may well get stabilization of high fire frequency as vegetation responds.

Every occurrence of 'decade' seems to be part of recent decades or several decades or similar. The shortest period referred to seems to be
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The subsequent sharp rise in CHAR to values similar to the MCA peak corresponds to marked warming and increased forest burning in Alaska during the past few decades (32).

Even 'past few decades' seems rather longer than one year.

(Sorry if I am overdoing the rant a little.)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 28, 2014, 05:58:34 PM
A Rare Arctic Land Sale Stirs Concerns in Norway
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/world/europe/a-rare-arctic-land-sale-stirs-concerns-in-norway.html?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/world/europe/a-rare-arctic-land-sale-stirs-concerns-in-norway.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on September 28, 2014, 06:08:39 PM
2014 ???? [...] If you are going to post a link, please try to characterise it reasonably. [...] (Sorry if I am overdoing the rant a little.)
No hard feelings, crandles, and thank you for correcting me! :)

I was reading this off of a Sep 27, 2014 Norwegian msm story. According to this story, 2014 had a record amount/extent of wildfires, but the correct source for this was (according to TV2.no) Slate, although they link this source (http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/why-greenlands-dark-snow-should-worry-you/story-e6frfqc9-1227063846222).

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fresources0.news.com.au%2Fimages%2F2014%2F09%2F19%2F1227063%2F846084-d0e54836-3f96-11e4-b1b2-871c50b86f82.jpg&hash=a351ab43a1e9f2d44452d9d8d7a04492)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: crandles on September 28, 2014, 07:10:52 PM
Ahh, thank you. I did wonder if there was another story and the sources got muddled.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on September 28, 2014, 08:50:05 PM
So what do you think is the status based on those two sources? 2014 had most wildfires?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 30, 2014, 09:04:00 PM
Tectonic-driven climate change and the diversification of angiosperms
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/39/14066.short (http://www.pnas.org/content/111/39/14066.short)

http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2014/09/14/1324002111.DCSupplemental/pnas.201324002SI.pdf (http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2014/09/14/1324002111.DCSupplemental/pnas.201324002SI.pdf)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on September 30, 2014, 09:11:58 PM
A movie featuring some artists on a trip to Arctic. (Voices in English)
http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/052363-000/even-that-void?autoplay=1 (http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/052363-000/even-that-void?autoplay=1)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: crandles on October 01, 2014, 02:19:54 AM
So what do you think is the status based on those two sources? 2014 had most wildfires?

From Why Greenland’s ‘dark snow’ should worry you article:
I would expect more than any year since 2000 as that article suggested comprehensive satellite measurements began in 2000 and 2014 had most wildfires. Area burned may be a more important measure.

Longer term I expect not:

From PNAS article
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pnas.org%2Fcontent%2F110%2F32%2F13055%2FF2.large.jpg&hash=578eee78ac13a57d007d5af2ed2c9a97)
Looks like some years near 1990 were worse? (Certainly if the level of 3 is on a log scale meaning ten times more than a level of 2.)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pnas.org%2Fcontent%2F110%2F32%2F13055%2FF3.large.jpg&hash=9a2575631088b8aa9b32ff74149a48c8)

Medieval Climate Anomaly seems to have a peak at about 2 on that CHAR scale and recent decades exceed that, but 2014 probably doesn't exceed most of the period 1983-1995. There may well be quite a lot of noise during Medieval Climate Anomaly which has been smoothed out. Therefore some individual years during that time may well be worse than even the period around 1990.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 01, 2014, 10:03:08 AM
Grouse shooting 'is warming planet' as peatlands burned to improve conditions for birds
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/grouse-shooting-is-warming-planet-as-peatlands-burned-to-improve-conditions-for-birds-9765659.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/grouse-shooting-is-warming-planet-as-peatlands-burned-to-improve-conditions-for-birds-9765659.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 02, 2014, 06:25:55 PM
Top climate news of the day is that Obama is seeking to Orwellize the PIOMAS ice volume data series, that had been running from January 1979 through August 2014, as the ice data made his policies look bad.

There probably will be no October 2014 ice volume data release from PIOMAS.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 02, 2014, 06:42:24 PM
Same thing happened right here in Hardanger in July, when the Ulvik met station measured 37.8°C and set the new maximum temperature record for Norway. The central met office in capital Oslo simply deleted the entire week in Ulvik from its records. The Ulvik observation station had been running since 1965 before all of a sudden being dismissed as 'unreliable' and 'badly located' (at an apple plantation).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 02, 2014, 07:19:01 PM
In other news, our King Harald opened parliament today, focusing on climate policy. Norway will work towards a global climate agreement in the "important year for the climate, 2015".
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on October 02, 2014, 10:24:38 PM
What if climate change were the work of terrorists?   Cartoon.

http://scienceblogs.com/stoat/2014/10/02/what-if-climate-change-were-the-work-of-terrorists/#.VC0c4CPNmmE.twitter (http://scienceblogs.com/stoat/2014/10/02/what-if-climate-change-were-the-work-of-terrorists/#.VC0c4CPNmmE.twitter)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 03, 2014, 01:51:01 AM
The United States of America is down. Do the Japanese, Russians or maybe some Europeans release Arctic sea ice volume data?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 03, 2014, 04:18:07 AM
Found a tweet exchange (https://twitter.com/eowyn_b/status/517071945192337408) on the PIOMAS situation. Everyone just going #wtf and #notmytabledude.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 03, 2014, 10:04:46 AM
Satellites detect 'thousands' of new ocean-bottom mountains
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29465446 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29465446)

Largest ever robot fleet will map the UK's oceans
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29466628 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29466628)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 03, 2014, 04:52:31 PM
Another tweet exchange (https://twitter.com/mattlanza/status/517684919645265920) on the NCEP meltdown.

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@mattlanza: Again, @NOAA, what is the issue here? Someone needs to get their act together. This is unacceptable IMO.

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@mattlanza: @wxmidwest @NOAA  Extremely frustrating. A simple ETA would satisfy me.

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@wxmidwest: @antmasiello @mattlanza @NOAA The "Most Wonderful time Of The Year!", give it a month, if it's not fixed by November, that's gonna suck..
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 03, 2014, 08:35:03 PM
Job opening (https://twitter.com/bjsmith/status/513735499941294081) @ Boulder.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 04, 2014, 01:59:12 AM
CO2 & climate change topping Project Censored's Top 25 Censored Stories (http://www.projectcensored.org/category/top-25-censored-stories-of-2014/) list for 2014.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 04, 2014, 06:09:15 PM
Another slightly more negative analysis of the NY climate summit and the UN process: http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/09/15/Another-Corporate-Climate-Summit/ (http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/09/15/Another-Corporate-Climate-Summit/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 06, 2014, 10:29:59 AM
Twitter’s science stars, the sequel
http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2014/10/twitter-s-science-stars-sequel (http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2014/10/twitter-s-science-stars-sequel)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 06, 2014, 04:52:48 PM
Meatless Monday: Love by the Ladleful With "Love Soup" Author Anna Thomas
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-love-by-t_b_5906096.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-love-by-t_b_5906096.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 07, 2014, 07:31:29 PM
Garlic injection could tackle tree diseases
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29522647 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29522647)

Ash dieback: How to fight diseases in trees
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29523609 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29523609)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 10, 2014, 06:22:28 PM
Detection of solar dimming and brightening effects on Northern Hemisphere river flow
http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2263.html (http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2263.html)

Quote
Anthropogenic aerosols in the atmosphere have the potential to affect regional-scale land hydrology through solar dimming1, 2. Increased aerosol loading may have reduced historical surface evaporation over some locations3, but the magnitude and extent of this effect is uncertain. Any reduction in evaporation due to historical solar dimming may have resulted in an increase in river flow. Here we formally detect and quantify the historical effect of changing aerosol concentrations, via solar radiation, on observed river flow over the heavily industrialized, northern extra-tropics

China has got some interest to diminish his pollution...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 10, 2014, 08:54:49 PM
Look into the eye of typhoon Vongfong as it nears land
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26367-look-into-the-eye-of-typhoon-vongfong-as-it-nears-land.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26367-look-into-the-eye-of-typhoon-vongfong-as-it-nears-land.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.VDgnUlFJzlc
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on October 10, 2014, 09:50:22 PM
Fear of wind turbines -- or not.
http://xkcd.com/556/ (http://xkcd.com/556/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on October 12, 2014, 03:55:46 PM
NASA satellite imagery reveals the Arctic at night
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adn.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fstyles%2Fad_slideshow_940%2Fpublic%2Farcticnightlights.jpg%3Fitok%3D0IS64D3W&hash=35ef046db41e86d7c077cb30e3fe6778)
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Suomi NPP’s Day/Night Band can clearly detect manmade and natural developments, like shipping, oil and gas development and sea ice break-up at night, with or without lunar illumination. Its resolution is a little bit coarse -- 750 meters (2,460 feet) -- but its sensitivity is impressive, allowing it to detect light from a source as small as a street lamp. You may have seen some images from the satellite already, such as of the Nile Delta aglow or of the Korean Peninsula, where the contrast in artificial lighting between the two countries is as stark as day and night.

More here:
http://www.adn.com/article/20141011/nasa-satellite-imagery-reveals-arctic-night (http://www.adn.com/article/20141011/nasa-satellite-imagery-reveals-arctic-night)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 14, 2014, 10:21:29 AM
Big Biotech's African seed takeover
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2592946/big_biotechs_african_seed_takeover.html (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2592946/big_biotechs_african_seed_takeover.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 14, 2014, 11:23:50 AM
Very interesting stuff available in French and Spanish concerning a guy in Spain that do try an autonomy with a forest garden. It could be available in English if they had a little help...http://side-ways.net/en (http://side-ways.net/en)

http://side-ways.net/fr/ (http://side-ways.net/fr/)
http://side-ways.net/es/ (http://side-ways.net/es/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 14, 2014, 11:19:17 PM
Pentagon warns the US military of climate change
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26379-pentagon-warns-the-us-military-of-climate-change.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26379-pentagon-warns-the-us-military-of-climate-change.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.VD2RKlFJzlc
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 17, 2014, 06:41:22 PM
South Pacific climate activists blockade Australia port

Hundreds of climate change protestors have attempted to disrupt shipments of coal from a port north of Sydney using their canoes, kayaks and surfboards to form a blockade.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29663267 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29663267)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 18, 2014, 10:00:16 AM
Look Up. Help NASA Do #SkyScience
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-faye-tenenbaum/look-up-help-nasa-do-skys_b_5998384.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-faye-tenenbaum/look-up-help-nasa-do-skys_b_5998384.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 19, 2014, 09:45:56 AM
“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy quotes
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 19, 2014, 07:27:15 PM
Less freedom in Westminster's Parliament Square than in Hong Kong!!
http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2600887/less_freedom_in_westminsters_parliament_square_than_in_hong_kong.html (http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2600887/less_freedom_in_westminsters_parliament_square_than_in_hong_kong.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 20, 2014, 09:41:11 AM
Coalition of the Willing: Cleaning up a Dam[n] Mess
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/belinda-waymouth/cleaning-up-a-damn-mess_b_5979352.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/belinda-waymouth/cleaning-up-a-damn-mess_b_5979352.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 21, 2014, 01:56:21 PM
Graffiti Artist Banksy Arrested In London; Identity Revealed In A Reddit AMA - See more at: http://nationalreport.net/banksy-arrested-identity-revealed/#sthash.sNmBMsR2.dpuf (http://nationalreport.net/banksy-arrested-identity-revealed/#sthash.sNmBMsR2.dpuf)
http://nationalreport.net/banksy-arrested-identity-revealed/ (http://nationalreport.net/banksy-arrested-identity-revealed/)

Hey, wait...it is me Banksy...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on October 21, 2014, 03:33:33 PM
Graffiti Artist Banksy Arrested In London; Identity Revealed In A Reddit AMA - See more at: http://nationalreport.net/banksy-arrested-identity-revealed/#sthash.sNmBMsR2.dpuf (http://nationalreport.net/banksy-arrested-identity-revealed/#sthash.sNmBMsR2.dpuf)
http://nationalreport.net/banksy-arrested-identity-revealed/ (http://nationalreport.net/banksy-arrested-identity-revealed/)

Hey, wait...it is me Banksy...

It is a hoax.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11174625/Banksy-arrest-hoax-US-website-claims-street-artist-caught-in-London.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11174625/Banksy-arrest-hoax-US-website-claims-street-artist-caught-in-London.html)


Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 21, 2014, 06:22:04 PM
oups, Sorry !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 22, 2014, 10:19:59 AM
Marie Monique Robin is a French journalist, she is making some documentaries, her next will be available in French and German the 4th of november at 20h50 on http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/20141104 (http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/20141104)
It is called "Holy growth".

An interview (in French) here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rj-B2YZiCU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rj-B2YZiCU)


An old one is available on youtube in English:
The World According to Monsanto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK7gAZS0lbY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK7gAZS0lbY)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: mark on October 22, 2014, 01:19:18 PM
Today my father has come up with the reason that the Arctic ice cap is disappearing so quickly. He recently joined a cruise that visited Svalbard and noticed the crew hacking large amounts of ice off a berg and taking it back to the ship - apparently the ice put into drinks fizzes as it melts! Now - considering the proliferation of cruise ships visiting the area this accounts for the reduction in the ice cap.

So all you people out there with your fancy ideas graphs and predictions - I'm sorry - the problems been solved. Neven you can close the site down now!!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 22, 2014, 05:56:54 PM
Damn! I thought it was the polar bears themselves and their outrageous drinking habits!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 22, 2014, 09:00:50 PM
Radio Ecoshock on economic contraction as solution to the Climate Crisis. Oct22 (http://www.ecoshock.net/downloads/ES_141022_LoFi.mp3) broadcast (mp3).

Wit's End (http://witsendnj.blogspot.no/) blog (Gail Zawacki) featured in today's Ecoshock!

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F1.bp.blogspot.com%2F_cB49k5WaiT8%2FS4g7--hjACI%2FAAAAAAAAFFY%2Fqnj_CHTH34k%2FS1600-R%2FCheshire.png&hash=b365e2e33bd8d8e93dae3b1751c0755f)

Download Gail's free 2012 e–book (https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwlxyy18ctwtg9u/Pillage%2C%20Plunder%20%26%20Pollute%2C%20LLC.pdf) Pillage, Plunder & Pollute (pdf).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 27, 2014, 10:27:36 AM
I found that the Nasa did try to use past datas to assess climate change :
http://isccp.giss.nasa.gov/ (http://isccp.giss.nasa.gov/)

If that can help.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 28, 2014, 11:44:17 AM
Information.DK today:

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.information.dk%2Fsites%2Finformation.dk%2Ffiles%2Fstyles%2Farticle_full__normal%2Fpublic%2Fmedia%2F2014%2F10%2F27%2Fnoplanet_f.jpg%3Fitok%3D9nxAJjcR&hash=4a7dc6b0a379a0c93908b70b359e1a3a)

The planetless generation
http://www.information.dk/513887 (http://www.information.dk/513887)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 28, 2014, 05:37:39 PM
Harding Icefield loses mass; Exit Glacier shows big one-year retreat
http://www.adn.com/article/20141027/harding-icefield-loses-mass-exit-glacier-shows-big-one-year-retreat (http://www.adn.com/article/20141027/harding-icefield-loses-mass-exit-glacier-shows-big-one-year-retreat)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 29, 2014, 08:39:10 AM
Undercover Video Shows 'Horrific' Conditions At California Duck Farm: Mercy For Animals
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/28/mercy-for-animals-ducks_n_6065450.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/28/mercy-for-animals-ducks_n_6065450.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 29, 2014, 05:19:27 PM
Artist Melts 100 Tons Of Ice As Physical Reminder Of Climate Change
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/29/artist-melts-100-tons-of-_n_6063550.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/29/artist-melts-100-tons-of-_n_6063550.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 31, 2014, 09:51:31 AM
GPS back-up: World War Two technology employed
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29758872 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29758872)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on October 31, 2014, 10:35:56 PM
Northern Sea Route 2013 stats by date.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 01, 2014, 09:00:31 AM
Ozone hole remains size of North America, Nasa data shows
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/31/ozone-hole-layer-remains-size-of-north-america-nasa-data-shows (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/31/ozone-hole-layer-remains-size-of-north-america-nasa-data-shows)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on November 03, 2014, 10:15:56 PM
Anyone think the PIOMAS November release could happen tonight/Tuesday? Someone said it could be much slower than the extent refreeze. I'm curious to see the extent/volume development, as it has been very strange this year compared to all 21st century years.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on November 07, 2014, 12:57:29 AM
Mostly hilarious definitions of capitalism.
http://m.tickld.com/x/capitalism-explained-this-is-so-accurate-it-hurts (http://m.tickld.com/x/capitalism-explained-this-is-so-accurate-it-hurts)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on November 07, 2014, 01:54:36 AM
Not hilarious:  a thought experiment.

http://grist.org/climate-energy/how-climate-change-is-like-street-harassment/ (http://grist.org/climate-energy/how-climate-change-is-like-street-harassment/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on November 08, 2014, 01:08:24 PM
How scientists feel about climate change.

http://isthishowyoufeel.weebly.com/this-is-how-scientists-feel.html#pramod (http://isthishowyoufeel.weebly.com/this-is-how-scientists-feel.html#pramod)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Clare on November 13, 2014, 01:54:04 AM

Just wanting the spread the work about this climate related fund-raising project.
The doco 'Thin Ice' has already been very well received and beyond New Zealand's shores.
The movie's website has all sorts of clips & the trailer if you want more info:

http://thiniceclimate.org/ (http://thiniceclimate.org/)

Some of you out in Neven-land may, like me, be interested in donating something to such a project? (I think this type of fundraising is a great way to support international projects and this way you can donate as little as NZ$10 or as much as you want.)

CLIMATE DOCUMENTARY THIN ICE RAISING MONEY FOR US BROADCAST
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thinicefilm/editing-thin-ice-climate-science-documentary-for-b (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thinicefilm/editing-thin-ice-climate-science-documentary-for-b)

Thin Ice, the superb documentary about climate science and scientists filmed and produced by New Zealand and British climate scientists, has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to finance a new edit of the film so that it can be shown on public TV in the US. From the Kickstarter page:

"Why do we need help? The global screening on Earth Day, 2013, reached over 200 locations worldwide, and many others have seen it since. Now we have a chance to re-edit the film for screening on American Public Television – if we can raise the NZ$27,500 (US$22,000) in 30 days needed for the re-edit and promotion.

We want the film to be seen by as many people as possible on TV in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. We already have subtitles in 8 languages, so with the shortened film Thin Ice will be that much more accessible to schools and communities worldwide."

They are about 1/2 way to their target and have just 10 more days to go.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 15, 2014, 10:44:11 AM
William Rees, Carbon foot print.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kQgb1w792M#t=169 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kQgb1w792M#t=169)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 15, 2014, 11:16:24 AM
Do the Math
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/do-the-math/ (http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/do-the-math/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 17, 2014, 10:32:19 AM
Robert Jensen on "Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48qZGQfOv3c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48qZGQfOv3c)

As Baldwin put it so poignantly in that same 1962 essay, “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

It’s time to get apocalyptic, or get out of the way.
http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/09/28/think-apocalyptic-turn-despair-action/ (http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/09/28/think-apocalyptic-turn-despair-action/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 18, 2014, 07:32:27 PM
NASA | Vital Signs: Taking the Pulse of Our Planet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrnBdcdM4UM#t=1401 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrnBdcdM4UM#t=1401)

Very nice video with wonderful animations, not much you won't learn much if you are watching the forum closely but great if your coming from time to time.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: BFraser on November 21, 2014, 06:06:15 AM
And "Thin Ice" is funded, with room to spare!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Lynn Shwadchuck on November 21, 2014, 07:54:57 PM

Just wanting the spread the work about this climate related fund-raising project.
The doco 'Thin Ice' has already been very well received and beyond New Zealand's shores.
The movie's website has all sorts of clips & the trailer if you want more info:

http://thiniceclimate.org/ (http://thiniceclimate.org/)


Thanks for spreading the word about this Clare. Looking forward to getting my MP4.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 25, 2014, 08:08:19 PM
Warming world could make it harder for planes to take off
http://news.sciencemag.org/climate/2014/11/warming-world-could-make-it-harder-planes-take (http://news.sciencemag.org/climate/2014/11/warming-world-could-make-it-harder-planes-take)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on November 26, 2014, 02:32:14 PM
Warming world could make it harder for planes to take off
http://news.sciencemag.org/climate/2014/11/warming-world-could-make-it-harder-planes-take (http://news.sciencemag.org/climate/2014/11/warming-world-could-make-it-harder-planes-take)
Alhough it seems counter-intuitive, humid air is also less dense than dry air, which only adds to the problem in our warming world.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on November 27, 2014, 05:32:13 AM
I think this fits here better than elsewhere on the forum : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CXRaTnKDXA&app=desktop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CXRaTnKDXA&app=desktop)

What I do not know whether this is a start on some fictional drama tv-series on climate change or something else.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 27, 2014, 01:23:41 PM
I am afraid this video is underpaying the reality...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=wNvG68-3HMg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=wNvG68-3HMg)
With 4.5°c in average, we are on our way to melt completely the Antartic and everything else...not 70 meters of SLR but more...much more...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on November 27, 2014, 03:21:01 PM
I think this fits here better than elsewhere on the forum : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CXRaTnKDXA&app=desktop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CXRaTnKDXA&app=desktop)

What I do not know whether this is a start on some fictional drama tv-series on climate change or something else.

"The Newsroom" is a series on HBO, written by Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the excellent "The West Wing" series about the goings-on inside the White House, among other series and movies.  Mother Jones fact-checked the info presented in this episode:
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I watch too much TV drama, so I can say this with a degree of certainty: It's rare that climate change comes up. (Television news programs also contain "tepid" coverage, in general, according to watchdog group Media Matters). That's why it was so weird/exciting for this climate reporter when global warming received its very own subplot on Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama The Newsroom over the last two episodes.
http://m.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/11/climate-desk-fact-checks-aaron-sorkins-climate-science-newsroom (http://m.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/11/climate-desk-fact-checks-aaron-sorkins-climate-science-newsroom)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 27, 2014, 05:13:44 PM
These Celebrity Vegetarians Won't Be Eating Turkey This Thanksgiving
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/26/celebrity-vegetarians_n_6222170.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/26/celebrity-vegetarians_n_6222170.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)

I am not a celebrity but I won't eat that poor turkey and other meats.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 28, 2014, 10:42:20 AM
Twitter watch: Who to follow at the UN climate talks in Lima -
http://www.livescience.com/48936-women-driving-climate-change-legacy.html (http://www.livescience.com/48936-women-driving-climate-change-legacy.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 29, 2014, 01:19:53 PM
Not enough land in sight!
http://www.mpg.de/8771191/climate-protection-bioenergy (http://www.mpg.de/8771191/climate-protection-bioenergy)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on November 29, 2014, 04:59:56 PM
Austrian Alps Are Dismantling Ski Lifts And Moving Villages To Adapt To Climate Change

http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-dismantling-ski-lifts-and-moving-villages-alps-adapt-to-climate-change-2014-11 (http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-dismantling-ski-lifts-and-moving-villages-alps-adapt-to-climate-change-2014-11)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on December 01, 2014, 01:12:15 AM
@skepticscience: Clever & entertaining video by @ClimateAdam on Sea Levels & Gin & Tonics http://t.co/f4Mg6tFH2y (http://t.co/f4Mg6tFH2y)

His latest video is here: http://t.co/JeVTTOzy34 (http://t.co/JeVTTOzy34)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 01, 2014, 06:06:35 PM
Podcast: An Arctic ice-pocalypse, stellar explosions that snuff out life, and more
http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2014/12/podcast-arctic-ice-pocalypse-stellar-explosions-snuff-out-life-and-more (http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2014/12/podcast-arctic-ice-pocalypse-stellar-explosions-snuff-out-life-and-more)

Speach on the arctic after 3min 38s.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on December 02, 2014, 07:06:15 AM
Thanks for the link, Laurent!

PS: I couldn't play the whole thing on the webplayer, so I looked at the source and found the mp3 link (http://news.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/Audio/SciencePodcast_141128.mp3) (8.7 MB).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 02, 2014, 12:22:58 PM
Six Myths About Climate Change that Liberals Rarely Question
http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-11-26/six-myths-about-climate-change-that-liberals-rarely-question (http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-11-26/six-myths-about-climate-change-that-liberals-rarely-question)

‘A Quarter Of The Energy We Use Is Just In Our Crap’: Black Friday And The Destruction Of Planet Earth
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/11/28/3597347/black-friday-climate-hypermaterialism/ (http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/11/28/3597347/black-friday-climate-hypermaterialism/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 03, 2014, 10:49:56 AM
A site that you may want to check :
http://www.woodfortrees.org/ (http://www.woodfortrees.org/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 04, 2014, 09:48:35 AM
How Your Death Affects Climate Change
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katrina-spade/how-your-death-affects-cl_b_6263152.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katrina-spade/how-your-death-affects-cl_b_6263152.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 04, 2014, 12:10:21 PM
Interactive: Carbon Emissions Past, Present and Future
http://www.wri.org/resources/data-visualizations/carbon-emissions-past-present-and-future-interactive (http://www.wri.org/resources/data-visualizations/carbon-emissions-past-present-and-future-interactive)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 08, 2014, 05:57:38 PM
The Freedom Tower Was Supposed To Be the Greenest Building in America. So What Went Wrong?
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/12/freedom-tower-world-trade-center-green-sustainable-plan-sandy (http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/12/freedom-tower-world-trade-center-green-sustainable-plan-sandy)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 09, 2014, 10:40:52 AM
How we can avert the coming mass extinction
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429980.800-how-we-can-avert-the-coming-mass-extinction.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429980.800-how-we-can-avert-the-coming-mass-extinction.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.VIa_2Pl3_tQ
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 09, 2014, 10:53:03 AM
The Hidden Hand Behind 'Natural' Disasters
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-bosshard/the-hidden-hand-behind-na_b_6290840.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-bosshard/the-hidden-hand-behind-na_b_6290840.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 10, 2014, 06:34:31 PM
Global group of Catholic bishops call for end to fossil fuels
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30408022 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30408022)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 11, 2014, 05:29:59 PM
The Climate Talks Find an Enemy at COP20: The Fossil Fuel Industry
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-henn/the-climate-talks-find-an_b_6308094.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-henn/the-climate-talks-find-an_b_6308094.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 11, 2014, 05:37:39 PM
Aluna, There is no life without thought.
http://www.alunathemovie.com/ (http://www.alunathemovie.com/)

Indigenous Kogi on Global Webcast: Restore Balance or Perish
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-devaney/indigenous-kogi-on-global_b_6303392.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-devaney/indigenous-kogi-on-global_b_6303392.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 15, 2014, 10:25:18 AM
World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/15/worlds-beaches-being-washed-away-coastal-development (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/15/worlds-beaches-being-washed-away-coastal-development)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 15, 2014, 08:35:39 PM
Is a Two-Degree Limit on Global Warming Off Target?
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/science/earth/is-a-two-degree-limit-on-global-warming-off-target.html?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/science/earth/is-a-two-degree-limit-on-global-warming-off-target.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 17, 2014, 05:00:08 PM
Christmas Lights Can Be Seen From Space By NASA Satellites
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/17/christmas-lights-seen-from-space_n_6338578.html?utm_hp_ref=green&amp;ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/17/christmas-lights-seen-from-space_n_6338578.html?utm_hp_ref=green&amp;ir=Green)

Quote
"More than 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from urban areas," Roman was quoted as saying. "If we're going to reduce these emissions, then we'll have to do more than just use energy-efficient cars and appliances. We also need to understand how dominant social phenomena, the changing demographics of urban centers, and socio-cultural settings affect energy-use decisions."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 17, 2014, 09:51:27 PM
EarthTouch: Saving Our Planet by Green Smart Shopping Made Easy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/woodrow-clark/earthtouch_7_b_6329102.html?utm_hp_ref=green&amp;ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/woodrow-clark/earthtouch_7_b_6329102.html?utm_hp_ref=green&amp;ir=Green)

Quote
He bemoaned our failure to measure scientifically or in many cases even recognize the impact of our industrial activities because these events often occur outside the narrow range of the electromagnetic spectrum our senses can perceive.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 19, 2014, 07:52:04 PM
Want to check what the multinationals are doing...it is here :
http://multinationales.org/?lang=en (http://multinationales.org/?lang=en)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 20, 2014, 10:50:29 AM
Super Typhoon Shoved Car-Size Boulders Onto Philippine Beaches
http://www.livescience.com/49201-haiyan-waves-moved-giant-boulders.html (http://www.livescience.com/49201-haiyan-waves-moved-giant-boulders.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 20, 2014, 10:51:21 AM
Peruvian Navy orders new polar oceanographic research vessel
http://www.janes.com/article/47178/peruvian-navy-orders-new-polar-oceanographic-research-vessel (http://www.janes.com/article/47178/peruvian-navy-orders-new-polar-oceanographic-research-vessel)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 23, 2014, 09:30:16 PM
Go with the flow: See all 250,000 rivers in the US
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22430000.100-go-with-the-flow-see-all-250000-rivers-in-the-us.html?cmpid=RSS (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22430000.100-go-with-the-flow-see-all-250000-rivers-in-the-us.html?cmpid=RSS)|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|environment#.VJnHYWAI
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 23, 2014, 10:20:26 PM
What We Learned About Climate Change In 2014, In 6 Scary Charts
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/12/12/3602293/climate-charts-of-the-year/ (http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/12/12/3602293/climate-charts-of-the-year/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on December 25, 2014, 01:22:17 AM
A normally snowy Minnesota wonders about the Last White Christmas.

http://thetangential.com/2014/12/17/global-warming-which-will-be-the-last-white-christmas/ (http://thetangential.com/2014/12/17/global-warming-which-will-be-the-last-white-christmas/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on December 25, 2014, 06:53:14 PM
On Christmas Day in 1914, WW1 soldiers spontaneously put down their weapons, celebrated together, and shared rations.
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Although some men held back, the Christmas Truce still delivered an unambiguous message to the world that the ideal of a universal humanity, along with basic values like human kindness, had not yet fallen victim to the war. The war would continue, but that declaration would not be effaced, lasting until the present day.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/60869/wwi-centennial-christmas-truce-1914 (http://mentalfloss.com/article/60869/wwi-centennial-christmas-truce-1914)


May you have a joyous holiday season, Gentle Readers.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on December 25, 2014, 08:48:58 PM
25 inspirational texts about climate change.

http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2014/12/25-inspirational-texts-about-climate-change-christmas-2014/ (http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2014/12/25-inspirational-texts-about-climate-change-christmas-2014/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 28, 2014, 08:43:36 PM
Interesting talk about :
AGU FM11 - Paleoclimate record points toward potential rapid climate changes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTTlAAiwgwM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTTlAAiwgwM)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 28, 2014, 10:09:48 PM
David Archer about climate change.
It is a scientist that I am not use to hear but I learnt some things in that video. If you want a look :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-QLBjLHnxg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-QLBjLHnxg)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 01, 2015, 05:15:29 PM
A Yiddish guide to fighting climate change and man-made global warming (AGW)... ::)

Expressive!
Part 1:
http://pcillu101.blogspot.tw/2014/12/a-yiddish-guide-to-fighting-climate.html (http://pcillu101.blogspot.tw/2014/12/a-yiddish-guide-to-fighting-climate.html)

Part 2:
http://pcillu101.blogspot.tw/2014/12/is-flying-kind-of-modern-day-lottery.html (http://pcillu101.blogspot.tw/2014/12/is-flying-kind-of-modern-day-lottery.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 01, 2015, 10:59:03 PM
Article profiling Prof. Michael Mann, co-discoverer of the original "hockey stick" graph.  Well written.
http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/Misc/MannProfile_PennStater_Jan15.pdf (http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/Misc/MannProfile_PennStater_Jan15.pdf)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 02, 2015, 11:05:26 AM
India’s major science funders join open-access push
http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/12/india-s-major-science-funders-join-open-access-push (http://news.sciencemag.org/asiapacific/2014/12/india-s-major-science-funders-join-open-access-push)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 02, 2015, 04:00:50 PM
Quote
@marsroverdriver: I'm sorry for being so danged optimistic right now. I blame @cmdr_hadfield. This video is wonderful. http://t.co/RtBmkfZhbx (http://t.co/RtBmkfZhbx)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 05, 2015, 10:25:00 AM
How do we treat animals...standard practices...
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152745397689475 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152745397689475)

Oxford Real Farming Conference: power, lies, and agrarian resistance
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2699361/oxford_real_farming_conference_power_lies_and_agrarian_resistance.html (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2699361/oxford_real_farming_conference_power_lies_and_agrarian_resistance.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 06, 2015, 10:49:24 AM
Satellite eye on Earth: December 2014 – in pictures
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/06/satellite-eye-on-earth-december-2014-in-pictures (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/06/satellite-eye-on-earth-december-2014-in-pictures)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 07, 2015, 10:52:01 AM
FBI harassing fossil fuel activists in the Pacific northwest
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2701200/fbi_harassing_fossil_fuel_activists_in_the_pacific_northwest.html (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2701200/fbi_harassing_fossil_fuel_activists_in_the_pacific_northwest.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 09, 2015, 06:47:08 PM
What Playful Animals Can Teach Us About The Biology Of Fun
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/09/the-biology-of-why-play_n_6424248.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/09/the-biology-of-why-play_n_6424248.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 09, 2015, 07:01:39 PM
Charlie Hebdo
http://www.theecologist.org/magazine/resurgence-ecologist/2705132/charlie_hebdo.html (http://www.theecologist.org/magazine/resurgence-ecologist/2705132/charlie_hebdo.html)

(It is hard to be loved by some stupids (Mahomet))
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 09, 2015, 07:17:34 PM
A documentary in French/German on the arctic

French :
http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/049481-000/arctique-la-conquete-glaciale?autoplay=1 (http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/049481-000/arctique-la-conquete-glaciale?autoplay=1)

German :
http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/049481-000/das-letzte-eldorado (http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/049481-000/das-letzte-eldorado)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 11, 2015, 02:21:49 PM
The Onion reports on the state of climate change denial.  (Satire.)

Report: Climate Change Skeptics Could Reach Catastrophic Levels By 2020
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WASHINGTON—In a worrying development that could have dire implications for the health of the planet, a report published Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency suggests that the number of climate change skeptics could reach catastrophic levels by the year 2020.

According to the agency’s findings, the rising quantity and concentration of individuals who willfully deny or downplay the ruinous impact of the ongoing climate crisis will no longer be manageable by the end of the decade, leading to disastrous consequences for global ecosystems that may well prove irreversible.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-climate-change-skeptics-could-reach-catastr,36521/ (http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-climate-change-skeptics-could-reach-catastr,36521/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 11, 2015, 03:52:29 PM
January: Soils Sustain Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vDL6F6GkAzI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vDL6F6GkAzI)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 11, 2015, 05:10:07 PM
@therealbanksy:  "accurate"
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 13, 2015, 09:36:09 AM
Too Soon Gone: Alberto Behar, Who Used Robots and Rubber Ducks to Probe Icy Secrets
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/12/too-soon-gone-alberto-behar-who-used-robots-and-rubber-ducks-to-probe-icy-secrets/?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/12/too-soon-gone-alberto-behar-who-used-robots-and-rubber-ducks-to-probe-icy-secrets/?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 15, 2015, 02:55:09 AM
LOL.  Once again, The Onion tells it like it is.  ;-)

New Climate Change Study Just 400 Pages Of Scientists Telling Americans To Read Previous Climate Change Studies
http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-climate-change-study-just-400-pages-of-scienti,37761/ (http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-climate-change-study-just-400-pages-of-scienti,37761/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 16, 2015, 08:54:47 PM
What's "In" and what's "Out" in (U.S.) weather now that it's 2015.   ;)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/01/15/weather-ins-and-outs-for-2015/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/01/15/weather-ins-and-outs-for-2015/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 17, 2015, 02:46:32 PM
Teens Take Politicians To Court Over Climate Change
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/17/climate-change-lawsuit-teens-oregon_n_6490036.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/17/climate-change-lawsuit-teens-oregon_n_6490036.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 18, 2015, 09:00:06 PM
Naomi Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate," discusses what's in The New York Times.
http://www.nytimes.com/times-insider/2015/01/16/reading-the-times-with-naomi-klein/ (http://www.nytimes.com/times-insider/2015/01/16/reading-the-times-with-naomi-klein/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 19, 2015, 10:38:36 PM
How Plate Tectonics Work, In Two-And-A-Half Minutes. You're Welcome.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/19/plate-tectonics-explained-video_n_6487420.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/19/plate-tectonics-explained-video_n_6487420.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 20, 2015, 11:11:15 AM
That must be a huge release of CO2...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derweze (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derweze)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 21, 2015, 04:57:39 PM
"In that moment, all your dreams and all your fears become real."
Cdr. Chris Hadfield on dealing with fear and danger.
http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_hadfield_what_i_learned_from_going_blind_in_space?language=en (http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_hadfield_what_i_learned_from_going_blind_in_space?language=en)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 21, 2015, 05:29:10 PM
Pharrell And Al Gore Announce New Live Earth Concert For Climate Change Action
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/21/pharrell-al-gore-live-earth_n_6514890.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/21/pharrell-al-gore-live-earth_n_6514890.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 21, 2015, 08:32:19 PM
Why it's good to laugh at climate change.
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While climate change itself is never going to be a barrel of laughs, we seem to be suffering from a collective lack of imagination in teasing out the tragi-comic narratives that climate change surely provides.

Thinking harder about how to plug climate change into our cultural circuits – not as ‘edutainment’ but simply as a target of satire in its own right – will be crucial in overcoming the social silence around the issue. The science-communicators don’t seem to be making much progress with the public: maybe its time to let the comedians have their turn.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/20/why-its-good-to-laugh-at-climate-change (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/20/why-its-good-to-laugh-at-climate-change)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 22, 2015, 10:40:58 AM
Our Polar Regions Are Simply 'Melting Away,' And It's A Beautiful Disaster
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/21/camille-seaman-melting-away_n_6429662.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/21/camille-seaman-melting-away_n_6429662.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 22, 2015, 06:38:59 PM
1700 private jets expected to Davos in Switzerland to discuss climate change at World Economic Forum
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/557563754557480960
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 23, 2015, 09:35:03 AM
Sand Wars : San Francisco Bay beaches, shoreline, and ocean floor at risk
http://www.examiner.com/review/sand-wars-san-francisco-bay-beaches-shoreline-and-ocean-floor-at-risk (http://www.examiner.com/review/sand-wars-san-francisco-bay-beaches-shoreline-and-ocean-floor-at-risk)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 24, 2015, 01:47:05 AM
Elon Musk guest stars on The Simpsons this Sunday.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-23/elon-musk-guest-stars-on-the-simpsons (http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-23/elon-musk-guest-stars-on-the-simpsons)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 24, 2015, 06:38:36 PM
Hong Kong religious leaders voice climate change alarm
http://www.ucanews.com/news/hong-kong-religious-leaders-voice-climate-change-alarm/72850 (http://www.ucanews.com/news/hong-kong-religious-leaders-voice-climate-change-alarm/72850)

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In a statement on Thursday, the Colloquium of Six Religious Leaders of Hong Kong — including Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism — warned that increasingly erratic weather causes storms and disease, leaving the world’s poor worst affected.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 27, 2015, 11:39:35 PM
NASA's new soil moisture satellite could improve forecasts
http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2015/01/nasas-new-soil-moisture-satellite-could-improve-forecasts (http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2015/01/nasas-new-soil-moisture-satellite-could-improve-forecasts)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 28, 2015, 12:21:42 AM
Some photos from above :
http://instagram.com/dailyoverview (http://instagram.com/dailyoverview)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 29, 2015, 03:32:16 PM
Prince Charles: business must stop blocking action on climate change
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/28/prince-charles-climate-change-denial-responsible-business (http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/28/prince-charles-climate-change-denial-responsible-business)

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“We need to start integrating the business public self with the private family self,” he told a meeting of the Corporate Leaders Group. “So that when you go home in the evenings, perhaps you think a little bit about what you are doing and whether it is the right way to go.”
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 29, 2015, 07:51:05 PM
"Off the charts" is mild compared to this Phoenix, Arizona weather report's temperatures.   ;)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iXuc7SAyk2s
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on January 30, 2015, 12:29:17 AM
Executive Order (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/21/executive-order-enhancing-coordination-national-efforts-arctic) to "streamline" U.S. Arctic research:
 
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President Barack Obama issued an executive order aimed at “Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic.” Significantly, the order “establishes an ‘Arctic Executive Steering Committee’ to guide federal policy and coordinate with state, local, Native governments, research and academic institutions and nonprofit organizations” (AD).

More quotes:

The Arctic has critical long-term strategic, ecological, cultural, and economic value, and it is imperative that we continue to protect our national interests in the region, which include: national defense; sovereign rights and responsibilities; maritime safety; energy and economic benefits; environmental stewardship; promotion of science and research; and preservation of the rights, freedoms, and uses of the sea as reflected in international law.

There is established an Arctic Executive Steering Committee (Steering Committee), which shall provide guidance to executive departments and agencies (agencies) and enhance coordination of Federal Arctic policies across agencies and offices, and, where applicable, with State, local, and Alaska Native tribal governments and similar Alaska Native organizations, academic and research institutions, and the private and nonprofit sectors.

The Steering Committee shall consist of:
...
(iii) the Deputy Secretary or equivalent officer from the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Energy, and Homeland Security; the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; the Environmental Protection Agency; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the National Science Foundation; the Arctic Research Commission; and the Office of Management and Budget; the Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, or his or her designee; and other agencies or offices as determined appropriate by the Chair.

(d) invite members of State, local, and Alaska Native tribal governments and similar Alaska Native organizations, and academic and research institutions to consult on issues or participate in discussions, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 21, 2015.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on January 30, 2015, 01:53:49 AM
“Arctic oil is incommensurate with 2ºC target" (http://barentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2015/01/arctic-oil-incommensurate-2oc-target-22-01)

Of course it is. Everyone understands that, but nobody cares.

During crisis hearings (government climate policy lies) in parliament in 2013, a former minister of the Norwegian government revealed the 2ºC target was already forsaken. The statement was never ever repeated or commented upon by anyone, of course, as this was a slip of the tongue as well as unpleasant information, causing "dark thoughts", as the Labour PM candidate recently put it.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 01, 2015, 08:19:47 PM
http://natures-keepers.org/ (http://natures-keepers.org/)
Interesting photos and stories.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 01, 2015, 08:34:58 PM
The money chase, 2016: Be ready for budget Monday with this 6-chart primer on U.S. science spending
http://news.sciencemag.org/funding/2015/02/money-chase-2016-be-ready-budget-monday-6-chart-primer-u-s-science-spending (http://news.sciencemag.org/funding/2015/02/money-chase-2016-be-ready-budget-monday-6-chart-primer-u-s-science-spending)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on February 02, 2015, 03:00:21 PM
Feb 2.  It's Groundhog Day!  The famous Pennsylvania prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, has seen his shadow and declares six more weeks of winter weather.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/02/02/groundhog-day-2015-punxsutawney-phil-sees-shadow-predicts-six-more-weeks-of-winter/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/02/02/groundhog-day-2015-punxsutawney-phil-sees-shadow-predicts-six-more-weeks-of-winter/)

And a real meterologist claims much the same, at least for the short term in the mid and eastern U.S.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/02/01/february_snow_storm_the_first_of_many_hits_chicago_moves_on_to_the_east.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/02/01/february_snow_storm_the_first_of_many_hits_chicago_moves_on_to_the_east.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 03, 2015, 04:10:33 PM
http://www.globalcalculator.org/ (http://www.globalcalculator.org/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 04, 2015, 09:57:23 AM
Rhino skull fossil found on Norfolk beach
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-31123871 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-31123871)

Rhinos were living in England between 0,5 - 2 millions years ago.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 04, 2015, 08:35:20 PM
Some Farms Tried To Keep Their Abuse Secret. Then The Drones Arrived.
http://www.upworthy.com/some-farms-tried-to-keep-their-abuse-secret-then-the-drones-arrived?c=huf1 (http://www.upworthy.com/some-farms-tried-to-keep-their-abuse-secret-then-the-drones-arrived?c=huf1)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 06, 2015, 09:57:22 AM
Celebrities and their conservation campaigns
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/06/celebrities-conservation-campaigns#img-1 (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/06/celebrities-conservation-campaigns#img-1)

Strange they did not think of drawing a big bubble called climate our environment...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sonia on February 08, 2015, 11:42:25 PM
Barrow web cam is showing a sunny spring day with blue sky.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: crandles on February 09, 2015, 12:23:30 AM
Barrow web cam is showing a sunny spring day with blue sky.

A lovely sunny -28C  8)  ;)  :-\
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 09, 2015, 12:30:48 AM
Yey!

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fanders.zakrisson.se%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F01%2FIMG_3683.jpg&hash=c5db0f23754a68754e8b7fa3d684e842)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 10, 2015, 01:30:52 AM
Green BAU MBA Facebook ad.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 12, 2015, 10:02:34 AM
Show the love: Stephen Fry and Meera Syal join stars highlighting climate change challenges
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/climatechange/11404074/Show-the-love-Stephen-Fry-and-Meera-Syal-join-stars-highlighting-climate-change-challenges.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/climatechange/11404074/Show-the-love-Stephen-Fry-and-Meera-Syal-join-stars-highlighting-climate-change-challenges.html)

(I do not understand a word of that shakespeare stuff...but I suppose you can  ;))
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on February 13, 2015, 12:59:33 AM
@Jackstilgoe: Have we started using the word "Anthropocalypse" yet?
We should start saying "Anthropocalypse", I feel.

@GMMace: @Jackstilgoe: ... Maybe, but despite trying hard, I'm afraid I can't pronounce it...

@Jackstilgoe: @GMMace It takes a long run-up, then a strongly emphasised "POC" and then you're on the home straight.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 14, 2015, 10:50:02 AM
Brazil Amazon: Drone to scan for ancient Amazonia
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31467619 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31467619)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 16, 2015, 06:54:16 PM
From our 'Paris 2015' collection: The Arctic Bra.

Quote from: Bob Wallace
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi619.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ftt275%2FBob_Wall%2FPano.jpg&hash=5cd75ff1abb254babe6018b2e0b3bf9f)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 17, 2015, 10:33:24 AM
Climate Change This Week: Norway Divests, Siberia Melts, and More!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/climate-change-this-week_b_6692740.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/climate-change-this-week_b_6692740.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 17, 2015, 08:47:24 PM
N.Y. Sea (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/climate-change-this-week_b_6692740.html) (huff post)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.huffingtonpost.com%2F2015-02-16-NewYorkcitymapw100ftseariseJeffreyLinnccr264-thumb.jpg&hash=2392233f719229d3d378175e3f629ae9)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 18, 2015, 04:49:17 PM
This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory.
Video by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck on Publish Date February 17, 2015.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/opinion/animated-life-pangaea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/opinion/animated-life-pangaea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on February 20, 2015, 06:56:33 PM
Google Streetview comest to Greenland. Stunning.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31534159 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31534159)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 23, 2015, 01:14:15 AM
February–to–date anomaly for Oslo tonight: +4.2ºC and raining.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 23, 2015, 06:07:05 PM
IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri to miss key climate meeting over sexual harassment allegations
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/23/ipcc-chair-rajendra-pachauri-to-miss-key-climate-meeting-over-sexual-harassment-allegations (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/23/ipcc-chair-rajendra-pachauri-to-miss-key-climate-meeting-over-sexual-harassment-allegations)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 23, 2015, 06:11:43 PM
Climate change deniers may want to check out this Instagram account
http://fusion.net/story/52282/this-instagram-account-shows-how-climate-change-is-already-affecting-us/ (http://fusion.net/story/52282/this-instagram-account-shows-how-climate-change-is-already-affecting-us/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 24, 2015, 01:00:05 AM
IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri to miss key climate meeting over sexual harassment allegations
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/23/ipcc-chair-rajendra-pachauri-to-miss-key-climate-meeting-over-sexual-harassment-allegations (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/23/ipcc-chair-rajendra-pachauri-to-miss-key-climate-meeting-over-sexual-harassment-allegations)
LOL! Did you or did you not send that naughty SMS, Mr so–called Climate Panel Leader? The future of Civilization may depend on your answer to this young woman!

The drama.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 24, 2015, 06:28:11 AM
You have daily anomaly maps?! My country's met office doesn't do those, probably out of courtesy (to the huge oil sector). In fact, we have to calculate those anomalies by hand, or at least on our own. Sort of a private issue for special interests. Norway, you gotta love it or leave it!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 24, 2015, 07:24:22 AM
Our former prime minister left his very short lasting (and completely undeserved) position as UN Climate Envoy to head the struggle to start a war against Russia in NATO. He did find time first to launch a so–called 'climate report' calling for increased and persistent growth as some sort of solution to the 'climate challenges'. People all over the world must have insanely increased living standards before we can start cutting our emissions. A death sentence for our planet in all but name.

Let's hope he is as bad at making world wars as he was solving the 'climate challenges'.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 24, 2015, 07:41:31 AM
You can sort of generate your own anomaly maps (if you insist, you anomalous type, you) over at senorge.no, but these have no static URL that you can share or display:

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fd22d7v2y1t140g.cloudfront.net%2Fm_13633770_sYZGXKSGEZqf.png&hash=249a7472f3648997759df53df60f9383)

Those maps are however based on the North American self–styled normal period (1971–2000), and not the international WMO standard period used by SMHI (1961–1990). Of course making it more difficult to compare, which I suppose is why Norway has left the WMO standard, to go freestylin'.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: crandles on February 24, 2015, 12:49:14 PM
IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri to miss key climate meeting over sexual harassment allegations
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/23/ipcc-chair-rajendra-pachauri-to-miss-key-climate-meeting-over-sexual-harassment-allegations (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/23/ipcc-chair-rajendra-pachauri-to-miss-key-climate-meeting-over-sexual-harassment-allegations)

Now resigned
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-31601122 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-31601122)

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Lawyers for the woman say the harassment included unwanted emails as well as text and phone messages.

Phone messages would presumably be harder to fake as coming from him making it less likely to be a hacker?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 24, 2015, 01:18:30 PM
I'm keen to see what candidate ExxonMobil has found this time. I'm sure he'll be good for business.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on February 24, 2015, 03:01:18 PM
Grexit http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/martyn-turner-1.2111456 (http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/martyn-turner-1.2111456)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 25, 2015, 12:36:20 PM
Sentinel-2: Europe's 'Landsat' ready to picture Planet Earth
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31602534 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31602534)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 27, 2015, 01:44:07 AM
February–to–date anomaly for Oslo tonight: +4.4ºC and raining even more.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 27, 2015, 07:38:26 AM
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven supported Vattenfall and their dirty coal operations in Germany a couple of days ago and said (freely translated), why would we want to harm Germany if they can continue operation.  :o

My view as a citizen of planet Earth, that is totally and absolutely not acceptable.

Background from Greenpeace (use giggle translate).
http://www.greenpeace.org/sweden/se/vad-vi-jobbar-for/klimat/Stall-om-Vattenfall/#tab=0 (http://www.greenpeace.org/sweden/se/vad-vi-jobbar-for/klimat/Stall-om-Vattenfall/#tab=0)

That comment from him, is even redder than the image of Sweden's temperature anomalies above in my comment #564.
http://youtu.be/wVOa3xhl0bg (http://youtu.be/wVOa3xhl0bg)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: folke_kelm on February 27, 2015, 09:32:07 AM
Sleepy,

This is only remote arctic, but you menton a very important point, may be worth its own thread here.
The reason, why Vattenfall is using german coal is, that this fossil fuel is highly subsidized by the german government and the taxpayers. If you read about german "Energiewende" the switch from nuclear and fossil to renewables, you will often read, that it is expensive due to high subsidizing costs and that energy costs have been rising for the consuments (not for companys, but this you won´t read in the press). You will never read or hear about how much fossil fuels are subsidized in Germany. You have to dive really deep into the internet to dig out the numbers.
Not only does Vattenfall (and others) get 100 Euro/ton coal only for burning this stuff (they do not need to produce electricity!), but they do not pay employer fees / social fees for the people working in the plants, they do not pay for restoring the landscape and so on and so on......
In reality subsidies for renewables are dwarfed by subsidies for fossil fuel, and this only because people are lazy and not willing to leave deep rooted traditions. The argument used by the government is employment in these areas where the coal plants are located, it is never mentioned that renewables would create many more employments than the few 1000 in german coal industry.
When you listen to your (mine) Prime minister Stefan Löfven you will realize that he is rather naive, not to say uncapable to think more complex.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 27, 2015, 09:44:59 AM
Already very hyped (as in NYT hyped), but here you go: My Saga (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/magazine/karl-ove-knausgaard-travels-through-america.html?ref=magazine) by Knausgård.

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fgfx.nrk.no%2F%2FQNkz9wvVethQ3_PmWfLBagitOpcClt9_Q2I1NtpHVx6g&hash=03a0cdc804e14868fe6a3ca8e754dd96)

In part on Greenland and the original European discovery of America.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 27, 2015, 09:09:02 PM
On International Polar Bear Day, Hope for an Iconic Species
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoff-york/on-international-polar-be_b_6770010.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoff-york/on-international-polar-be_b_6770010.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 28, 2015, 08:53:55 AM
Folke, thank you for your German insights. I totally agree.

This is the year Vattenfall's fairy tales and story telling should end. 2015 have been their target for fifteen years and they have failed miserably. They should be stopped dead right now and even prohibited to sell. Furter use should be banned. Stefan Löfven and his German counterparts should be the ones that makes this happen. And they don't. So they have failed miserably as well.

Everything is connected, in one way or another. Either they are ignorant fools or liars.
Maybe someone can put at non lying spell on them? Jim Carrey again, sorry. :)
http://youtu.be/9foyAkg8W7E (http://youtu.be/9foyAkg8W7E)

As for viddaloo's comment, he, you, me and Knausgård have all worked in Sweden. All, but viddaloo, live in southern Sweden and none of us are genuine Swedes... I've been called asocial by some beacuse I'm not much for small talk, but I still have my "sisu" left and that's confusing for real Swedes. So, when I browsed through viddaloo's link I smiled when I saw this.

"Then I realized he must have taken my silence personally. He must have thought I didn’t find it worth my time talking to him.

I wrote back and asked him if he’d seen any Bergman movies? No one talks there either. And Finland was even worse; there, no one ever said anything to each other. I wrote that I’m always like this, that I never say anything to people I don’t know, even when they’re having dinner at our house. He never answered."

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on February 28, 2015, 09:35:45 AM
Hey, call me if you're ever in Oslo, and we can have a very expensive beer.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 28, 2015, 04:46:04 PM
You did read that part about Finnish people and talking? Other than that, my Finnish genes makes me intolerant to milk, not beer! So i might just do that. ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 01, 2015, 10:11:34 AM
I don't have too much to contribute regarding the future of the ice, but it's always nice with some music?

quote author=Sleepy link=topic=1149.msg46351#msg46351 date=1425189872
Frida - I Know There's Something Going On (Video official restored) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiXo_LXknYg#)

What do you mean? What do you know?!  ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on March 01, 2015, 10:56:47 AM
I try not to contribute to the future demise of the ice. But I'm too old to know anything. :)

But I might as well spell it out if someone else wonders, the secret message is in the lyrics.
I know there's something going on
I know it won't be long
Won't be long before you're gone

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 01, 2015, 01:01:21 PM
Typically enigmatic Finnish way of 'revealing' the real message: Baked into an ABBA tune which, when played backwards, will presumably also reveal the minimum September sea ice extent?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on March 01, 2015, 01:54:36 PM
No, that's the knowing part about the future, but I can guess of course. Within the next three years I wouldn't be surprised to see a new record low, and I would bet on 16 or 17 right now.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 02, 2015, 04:41:27 PM
Inhofism of the day: Man can't have too much facial hair.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on March 02, 2015, 06:59:51 PM
Last year I guessed 4,2 for minimum which I thought was rubbish and that's why I didn't reply to your question about this years September. And for the facial hair, I actually shaved off my gray ugly beard this morning. ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 02, 2015, 07:17:21 PM
My grand plan is to do the same, if I can wrestle my attention out of the icy grip of the Arctic.

Edit: OK, beard's gone, and face got its first 2015 insolation. Very dense clouds visible around Oslo today, probably snow, but could be morning fog. What I like about not being in a big city is that you can see more of the weather, scenery etc. Plus I want some of that 'thundersnow' the Americans are getting!

Inhofism of the day: Man cannot destroy an entire tropical ecosystem.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 04, 2015, 07:45:02 AM
Inhofism of the day: Man can never change the ice cover in the Arctic.

Bruce Springsteen - I'm Going Down (Pro-Shot - Hard Rock Calling 2013) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO5kEqJdRxA#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on March 04, 2015, 11:23:10 AM
It's very comfy to live in Sweden, you don't have to read too much about bad things since the news heads at SVT got new instructions last fall. When it comes to editorial reviews they shall "seek good examples in Sweden and abroad". In other words, bad things should not be in focus, but good examples and nice things. We live in Happy land!

Or maybe Norway is too far away?
http://www.nrk.no/troms/intern-rapport-avslorer_--gresk-oljetanker-naer-grunnstoting-i-nasjonal-laksefjord-1.12220710 (http://www.nrk.no/troms/intern-rapport-avslorer_--gresk-oljetanker-naer-grunnstoting-i-nasjonal-laksefjord-1.12220710)
Zero reports in Swedish media. The same thing with the ice edge discussion, only greepeace has written about it here.
http://m.greenpeace.org/sweden/se/mid/nyheter/blogg/hur-mnga-norrmn/blog/51953/ (http://m.greenpeace.org/sweden/se/mid/nyheter/blogg/hur-mnga-norrmn/blog/51953/)
They shouldn't be drilling or shipping oil there at all, period.


Great scientists and great artists are defined by history. Bruce looks better without his beard, even 40 years later, I which I could do the same...  :'(
And he has always been better live.
http://youtu.be/XyB-L4Jb0m4 (http://youtu.be/XyB-L4Jb0m4)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 04, 2015, 11:34:30 AM
Spurred by the recent Keystone XL veto, I'd like to submit this Bruce video, where the writing on the wall «South Philly: Don't believe the pipe!» appears.

Bruce Springsteen - Streets Of Philadelphia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z2DtNW79sQ#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 06, 2015, 03:33:43 PM
Man–made glaciers!

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“Glacier Man,” a 74-year old former engineer named Chewang Norphel in Ladkah, India at 10,000 feet elevation imparts real time hard-core evidence that Earth’s climate is not stable. In fact, because of climatic instability, he built ten (10) artificial human-made glaciers to provide water for 10,000 villagers in the Himalayas.

Reflecting back on his retirement in 1995, Norphel says: “Every village I visited it would be the same thing: water scarcity. Glaciers were vanishing and streams were disappearing. People would ask me to bring them water. The government was starting to bring in grain rations. Water is the most precious commodity here,” Gaia Vince (former editor of the journal Nature Climate Change, news editor of Nature), Adventures in the Anthropocene,” Milkweed Editions, 2014, pgs. 56-57.

Climate Genocide (http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/06/climate-genocide/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on March 06, 2015, 07:31:17 PM
I wrote a comment on a blog last April about Chewang Norphel together with a video. And I found it again, what would one be without memory aid by the internet...  :(
Here it is. Beyond Prayer.
https://vimeo.com/21149907 (https://vimeo.com/21149907)

And then a check over at Peter Sinclair that outdid himself with these two newsvideos from the 80:s. Instant death for deniers.

http://youtu.be/2iKF-hWUOHk (http://youtu.be/2iKF-hWUOHk)

http://youtu.be/hh4LquFS3rU (http://youtu.be/hh4LquFS3rU)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on March 07, 2015, 04:22:10 PM
Video proves cats are solar powered.   :D
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1009031409125436 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1009031409125436)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: crandles on March 07, 2015, 05:22:03 PM
Video proves cats are solar powered.   :D
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1009031409125436 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1009031409125436)

They also seem to prefer to be near the window where they don't have to move so often :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on March 07, 2015, 05:31:41 PM
@casparhenderson: New nature words
http://t.co/2dj4boPjPd (http://t.co/2dj4boPjPd)

Also:
@thelandreader: @casparhenderson 'Feedinhaze': the vapour that rises from domestic solar panels on cold mornings.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 07, 2015, 07:54:22 PM
Testing image width resize limit.

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fd22d7v2y1t140g.cloudfront.net%2Fm_13658544_MHns0UDr6YBA.png&hash=4158acf663f307eb90f7915785074326)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on March 07, 2015, 08:09:57 PM
Will someone please open a Kickstarter campaign for this?  ;)

@GarySzatkowski: Why do people say technology is making our life more complicated?     http://t.co/X6OA69CiYc (http://t.co/X6OA69CiYc)
http://t.co/W2288nwEoX (http://t.co/W2288nwEoX)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on March 08, 2015, 01:23:26 PM
Video proves cats are solar powered.   :D
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1009031409125436 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1009031409125436)

They also seem to prefer to be near the window where they don't have to move so often :)
High-efficiency solar cats!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 08, 2015, 04:03:55 PM
It is our great collective misfortune that the scientific community made its decisive diagnosis of the climate threat at the precise moment when an elite minority was enjoying more unfettered political, cultural, and intellectual power than at any point since the 1920s

Naomi Klein

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/08/how-will-everything-change-under-climate-change (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/08/how-will-everything-change-under-climate-change)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Shared Humanity on March 08, 2015, 05:33:50 PM
Thought  I'd  post this bit of stupidity here.

http://fcir.org/2015/03/08/in-florida-officials-ban-term-climate-change/ (http://fcir.org/2015/03/08/in-florida-officials-ban-term-climate-change/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on March 09, 2015, 04:05:37 PM
18,7°C yesterday in Oskarshamn, Sweden. Highest ever.
http://www.smhi.se/bloggar/vaderleken/2015/03/09/de-hogsta-uppmatta-temperaturerna-sa-tidigt-pa-sasongen/ (http://www.smhi.se/bloggar/vaderleken/2015/03/09/de-hogsta-uppmatta-temperaturerna-sa-tidigt-pa-sasongen/)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smhi.se%2Fsgn0102%2Fmaps%2Fttdk_150308.gif&hash=b80c25d96766127c7ab8f58263ddadd9)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on March 10, 2015, 04:33:11 PM
Into the wild: the rebels living off-grid all over Europe – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/mar/09/into-the-wild-the-rebels-living-off-grid-all-over-europe-in-pictures?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2 (http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/mar/09/into-the-wild-the-rebels-living-off-grid-all-over-europe-in-pictures?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 11, 2015, 01:38:46 PM
World's Oldest Mummies Are Turning Into 'Black Ooze.' Is Climate Change To Blame?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/11/mummies-black-ooze-worlds-oldest-climate-change_n_6844916.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/11/mummies-black-ooze-worlds-oldest-climate-change_n_6844916.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 11, 2015, 10:12:26 PM
Math Puzzle:

— If we reach 0 km2 ice extent this autumn and PIOMAS still reports 1000 km3 for the minimum when numbers are released in mid–October, and they base that on only one tiny ice–flake of 10 m diameter: A) How tall would that flake have to be? B) Would it affect the moon or other space bodies? C) Assuming the 10 m flake was in the deepest spot of the Arctic Ocean, what percentage would be under water, and what out in space?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 15, 2015, 10:40:32 AM
Derrick Jensen great talk.
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1675349405938763 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1675349405938763)
I did share that on my timeline, most of what I post comes from here, so thanks everyone.
https://www.facebook.com/laurent.rouchairoles (https://www.facebook.com/laurent.rouchairoles)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 15, 2015, 11:22:13 AM
I stumbled on an other video on climate change :
What a Way to Go
https://vimeo.com/121425906

That's a very amazing video...so dark...and at the same time such a beauty...essential, wonderful !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on March 19, 2015, 11:10:50 PM
The Best Sarcastic Ways To Protest   ;D

http://m.viralands.com/sarcastic-protest (http://m.viralands.com/sarcastic-protest)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: DavidR on March 20, 2015, 05:58:53 AM
Math Puzzle:

— If we reach 0 km2 ice extent this autumn and PIOMAS still reports 1000 km3 for the minimum when numbers are released in mid–October, and they base that on only one tiny ice–flake of 10 m diameter: A) How tall would that flake have to be? B) Would it affect the moon or other space bodies? C) Assuming the 10 m flake was in the deepest spot of the Arctic Ocean, what percentage would be under water, and what out in space?
1. Flake would be 12,500,000 km tall.
2. It wouldn't effect the moon because the moon doesn't orbit around the poles and the mas is negligible. It  wouldn't last long enough to bother anything else in space  because the first thing to  hit it would cause it to disintegrate.
3.  0.000% would be in the Arctic Ocean and 100.000% would be in space.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 20, 2015, 07:27:24 AM
Thanks, DavidR! That's good to know  ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 23, 2015, 04:40:49 AM
The real deception — or 'conspiracy', if you will — isn't that US generals decided in secret to deploy climate change to regime–change Beijing, which would be the silliest thing to do on a planet of abundant silliness, but that Obama and his chums — the so–called 'leaders' — care one iota about climate change and will honestly try to limit it at the Paris symposium or at any other so–called COP meeting. This new eco–mindedness is a show that the old one–percenters have decided to put on — for public consumption — to stop us from revolting in time against their (accidental) total destruction of the planet.

When I say 'accidental', it is because these forces, these very few people, relatively speaking, on top of the corporations that own the so–called 'leaders', are not intentionally planning for or wanting civilisational collapse. Rather, they are naive, stubborn old fools who think they can go on with their crazy fossil ways without anything cataclysmic ever happening to the earth or the biosphere. Or put in another way: They do not care. And it is most likely exactly their carelessness that is bringing down this planet.

Basically they think what evil capitalists have always thought: That the ocean is endless and air is free to pollute. The show they are putting on in Paris, though, is a well thought–out ploy to get us to think that they *do* care. You know: 'How could we not care when we explicitly say that we do care?'. Well, follow the money: It is *extremely* profitable at this stage for the one–percenters to put on a show where their puppets pretend to care. And therefore they do it. To make some more money.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 24, 2015, 01:37:58 AM
The real deception — or 'conspiracy', if you will — isn't that US generals decided in secret to deploy climate change to regime–change Beijing, which would be the silliest thing to do on a planet of abundant silliness, but that Obama and his chums — the so–called 'leaders' — care one iota about climate change and will honestly try to limit it at the Paris symposium or at any other so–called COP meeting. This new eco–mindedness is a show that the old one–percenters have decided to put on — for public consumption — to stop us from revolting in time against their (accidental) total destruction of the planet.

I may modify this after having read JimD's excellent piece in the Silly Conspiracy Thread (to which I will provide no link). The change is this: Leaders *will* try to _limit_ climate change in Paris, but these limitations will be somewhere between the Black BAU and Green BAU persuasions.

I.e. way, way too slow. Not only too slow for *me* as an impatient individual, but also too slow for safeguarding humanity. Yes, as a species. Following the BAU lemming race path is like the Dodo birds deciding in a referendum to be hacked to death by sailors.

So in order to squeeze in a deception here, now that their "we will try to limit carbon emissions" is more truthful, albeit so slow as to essentially not really matter, we will have to include the setup of the IPCC, which is still the name of the UN climate panel. It can be argued that the IPCC and its findings were deceptively set up to provide a scientific basis for a Green BAU path that would better suit governments but be essentially inadequate as a solution to the problem.

There are many ways in which major powers have done this: Suffice to say, they control who sits in the panel, who edits reports, and what parts of those reports should see the light of day. It is a governmental, political body (so for once, I agree with the climate change deniers about something) that has nothing or very little to do with science (the way it was meant to be).

Having corrupted the IPCC to deliver more "pleasant" recommendations than a truly scientific body would do, polluticians can now honestly say they are doing their utmost to try to limit emissions in line with panel recommendations.

If you want an analogy for this tactic: Instead of just doing what his parents tell him to do, the teenager holds a gun to their head and asks them again:

— Mom, dad, what should I do today?
— Eat pizza and play more video game.
— All right!

This isn't doing what your folks told you to do, and polluticians are not doing what scientists tell them we need to do. They are doing what their own corrupted IPCC creation or Frankenstein monster tells them to do. They control both sides of the bargaining table, and are essentially telling themselves what to do, or like the teenager: Doing whatever they themselves wanted to do anyway (pizza & video games).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on March 25, 2015, 03:52:49 PM
This was news to me.  One knows there are certain kinds of slavery going on out there, but I had never heard of this before.

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BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home.

Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States.

Here, in the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from slaves..

The men The Associated Press spoke to on Benjina were mostly from Myanmar, also known as Burma, one of the poorest countries in the world. They were brought to Indonesia through Thailand and forced to fish. Their catch was shipped back to Thailand, and then entered the global commerce stream.

Tainted fish can wind up in the supply chains of some of America's major grocery stores, such as Kroger, Albertsons and Safeway; the nation's largest retailer, Wal-Mart; and the biggest food distributor, Sysco. It can find its way into the supply chains of some of the most popular brands of canned pet food, including Fancy Feast, Meow Mix and Iams. It can turn up as calamari at fine dining restaurants, as imitation crab in a California sushi roll or as packages of frozen snapper relabeled with store brands that land on our dinner tables.

In a year-long investigation, the AP interviewed more than 40 current and former slaves in Benjina....

http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/f73b30aacb8f4659ac337da17941a226/ap-investigation-slavery-taints-global-supply-seafood (http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/f73b30aacb8f4659ac337da17941a226/ap-investigation-slavery-taints-global-supply-seafood)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Ymir on March 26, 2015, 01:18:39 PM
Hello all, discovered the forum a few days ago and have been lurking, decided to join in. There doesn't seem to be an introductions thread? I though this looked like the closest thing.

I'm male, 37, living in London, not a scientist, my BA was in English and Drama, background in education. Have been reading a lot about climate change/ocean acidification/mass species die off in the last year or so, this place looked like the discussions were reasonable and realistic, though I inevitably have limitied understanding of the science behind issues like ice melt and so on.

Do I have to type a screen capture and answer questions every time I post, or is it because I'm new? Do all posts have to be OKed by a mod before they go up, or again is it because I'm new?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on March 26, 2015, 03:38:26 PM
Environmental sound recordist Chris Watson captures fantastic noises of Antarctica:
Quote
What strikes most people when they first arrive in Antarctica is the quiet . "It's so quiet; its the only place in the world that you can actually hear Geology happening; all these processes that you're schooled to think take thousands and thousands of years, the movement of glaciers and the shifting of rocks ... And that's an amazing experience that process of the landscape changing" says Jeff Wilson, a Director on the BBC series Frozen Planet. And the sounds of 'geology happening' are captured in the first of a new series of NATURE by wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson. The sounds of the ice are astonishing; from the huge, powerful grinding and creaking sounds as glaciers calve or ice sheets buckle under pressure, to the delicate sounds of water lapping under thin sheets of sea ice or the tinkling sounds produced when fine needle-like ice crystals move in a breeze of volcanic gases inside an ice cave at the base of Erebus, Antarctica's most active volcano.

With contributions from some the team who worked on the BBC series, Frozen Planet, NATURE presents a journey in sound across this frozen landscape. Whilst above the ice, the landscape is quiet, below the ice the underwater world is full of sound; for example, Orcas (killer whales) use pulses of sound to navigate rather like bats and produce and squeaks and whistles to communicate with one another over vast distances, whilst Weddell seals produce the most hauntingly beautiful ascending and descending tones. Antarctica - frozen landscape, and surprising, mesmerizing, powerful and haunting soundscape.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018wy4g (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018wy4g)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on March 26, 2015, 11:34:43 PM
Do I have to type a screen capture and answer questions every time I post, or is it because I'm new? Do all posts have to be OKed by a mod before they go up, or again is it because I'm new?

Hi Ymir, and welcome. You have to jump through hoops on your first three comments (anti-spam measure), unless I release your profile before that, which I'm going to do straight away.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: viddaloo on March 31, 2015, 09:43:34 AM
In Norwegian the word 'isfront' (icefront) is used about very cold relations between people. Just FYI.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Ymir on March 31, 2015, 09:30:12 PM
Do I have to type a screen capture and answer questions every time I post, or is it because I'm new? Do all posts have to be OKed by a mod before they go up, or again is it because I'm new?

Hi Ymir, and welcome. You have to jump through hoops on your first three comments (anti-spam measure), unless I release your profile before that, which I'm going to do straight away.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 31, 2015, 10:39:10 PM
Revolution
https://vimeo.com/119626181 (https://vimeo.com/119626181)

French subtilte here :
http://partage-le.com/2015/02/revolution-rob-stewart-2013/ (http://partage-le.com/2015/02/revolution-rob-stewart-2013/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 04, 2015, 09:31:12 AM
Occupy the Land
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/evaggelos-vallianatos/occupy-the-land_b_6997952.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/evaggelos-vallianatos/occupy-the-land_b_6997952.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 07, 2015, 07:59:58 PM
Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXfYNdapq3Q#t=747 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXfYNdapq3Q#t=747)
from
http://magazine.ouishare.net/2015/04/ouishare-fest-15-speakers-corner-pia-mancini/ (http://magazine.ouishare.net/2015/04/ouishare-fest-15-speakers-corner-pia-mancini/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 10, 2015, 10:17:40 AM
8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

Read more: 8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

http://inhabitat.com/8-ways-that-you-can-help-save-monarch-butterflies/ (http://inhabitat.com/8-ways-that-you-can-help-save-monarch-butterflies/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on April 14, 2015, 01:36:45 PM
If you think artificial food can't be made appealing, check out these plates!   ;D

This Guy is Plating Junk Food Like High End Cuisine and It’s Awesome
http://twistedsifter.com/2015/04/instagram-chef-plates-junk-food-like-high-end-cuisine/ (http://twistedsifter.com/2015/04/instagram-chef-plates-junk-food-like-high-end-cuisine/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 15, 2015, 08:19:32 PM
Leo DiCaprio: 'Unlocking Nature's Secrets Will Help Us Solve The Climate Crisis'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/15/leo-dicaprio-climate_n_7056540.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/15/leo-dicaprio-climate_n_7056540.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 17, 2015, 12:49:12 PM
How Tech Companies Avoid Taxes Explained with Magic | Data Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu19u8aOoq8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu19u8aOoq8)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on April 20, 2015, 07:36:16 PM
Not relevant to anything we talk about here, but a great story!

http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/2015/04/15/a-china-woodworking-story-that-is-barely-believable/ (http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/2015/04/15/a-china-woodworking-story-that-is-barely-believable/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 25, 2015, 10:01:46 PM
Symphony of the Soil
https://vimeo.com/124586525
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 02, 2015, 11:55:56 AM
Some infos on how to build in earthquake prone regions :
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnf4Z6Yq17hTmIceYdr7wijCRRnj906nv (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnf4Z6Yq17hTmIceYdr7wijCRRnj906nv)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 04, 2015, 11:04:41 AM
Occupy Gandhi - 4th May 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKgnVr8qzK4#t=45 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKgnVr8qzK4#t=45)

from : http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2854216/occupy_gandhi_a_tarpaulin_meditation_on_urgent_climate_action.html (http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2854216/occupy_gandhi_a_tarpaulin_meditation_on_urgent_climate_action.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 08, 2015, 09:06:33 PM
How beautiful and how small, our planet earth is...

5 human activities you can see from space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNQ9z_Eb-Jc&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNQ9z_Eb-Jc&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 11, 2015, 03:31:02 PM
A Minnesota Quartet, Tuned to Temperatures from the Equator to the Arctic, Performs Global Warming
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/a-minnesota-quartet-tuned-to-temperatures-from-the-equator-to-the-arctic-performs-global-warming/?partner=rss&emc=rss (http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/a-minnesota-quartet-tuned-to-temperatures-from-the-equator-to-the-arctic-performs-global-warming/?partner=rss&emc=rss)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 15, 2015, 01:59:30 PM
'The climate change movement must overcome political tribalism'
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/15/the-climate-change-movement-must-overcome-political-tribalism (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/15/the-climate-change-movement-must-overcome-political-tribalism)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on May 19, 2015, 02:01:05 PM
Fun interview with John Cook vs Dana Nuccitelli.  Included:  Scooters, cyborgs, and climastrology.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JXEj6Q1zbv4
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on May 27, 2015, 10:55:06 AM
Plans to send ice to Antarctica:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32802588 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32802588)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on May 27, 2015, 10:33:03 PM
Alpine ice cores from melting glaziers will be stored in Antarctica for safe keeping, rather than in a cold store in Peterborough.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32802588 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32802588)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 28, 2015, 05:31:19 PM
Want to express yourself about climate change.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/28/has-your-job-been-affected-by-climate-change (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/28/has-your-job-been-affected-by-climate-change)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 06, 2015, 03:11:57 PM
Interesting article about the different compounds of fluorine
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33021668 (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33021668)

For more gazes : http://www.epa.gov/ozone/geninfo/gwps.html (http://www.epa.gov/ozone/geninfo/gwps.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: lisa on June 14, 2015, 04:07:52 PM
Is anyone having trouble signing in to the blog for comments?  I get a page that says the site is not secure and it directs me back to the blog.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on June 14, 2015, 07:11:01 PM
Hi Lisa,

Others have had some trouble as well, as did I (I just made an exception). I asked Typepad about it and receved the following reply today:

Quote
We're actually working on correcting the TypeKey certificate issue
currently, and should have that sorted early this coming week. You can
hold off on adjusting your templates - once our fix is in place, it
should be fine.

In the meantime, you and your readers should be able to proceed by
accepting the certificate and add the exception. That will allow you to
view and make comments.

Problem will be fixed in a few days.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 16, 2015, 11:15:02 PM
Alphabet usually learn in elementary school, useful in communicating with other people.
Pope Francis encyclical June 18 2015 11:00, will talk about the alphabet useful in communicating with nature.

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-KuC2cIRnzbM%2FT3l_Q17S_RI%2FAAAAAAAAAns%2Fz58HAF1Hm_o%2Fs1600%2Fbeluga-whale.jpg&hash=69e04a27e9a524b67633241c3fe8e0b7)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on June 16, 2015, 11:53:32 PM
Di si, stari!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 17, 2015, 01:07:37 AM
Nigdje daleko  8)/ 8) uvijek blizo .. (https://youtu.be/rw5gRFWcAro)   2 (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg15038.html#msg15038)   . (https://youtu.be/tnZwkDXLG2o)   1 (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg15220.html#msg15220)  ?  (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,163.msg15660.html#msg15660)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 18, 2015, 12:14:30 PM
 8)

ENCYCLICAL LETTER
LAUDATO SI’
OF THE HOLY FATHER
FRANCIS
ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.[1]

2. This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22). We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (cf. Gen 2:7); our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters.

Nothing in this world is indifferent to us

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html (http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on June 21, 2015, 10:12:13 PM
Included: video of sunrise at Stonehenge.

First official day of summer: Questions and answers about the year’s longest day.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/06/20/summer-solstice-2015-five-questions-and-answers-about-the-longest-day-of-the-year/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/06/20/summer-solstice-2015-five-questions-and-answers-about-the-longest-day-of-the-year/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on June 23, 2015, 12:17:41 AM
Speaks for itself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymZEOihlIdU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymZEOihlIdU)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Clare on June 29, 2015, 02:47:45 AM
Wonderful photos by Chris McCaw:
http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/18/when-the-sun-burns-a-hole-in-your-photo/ (http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/18/when-the-sun-burns-a-hole-in-your-photo/)

eg.
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=35d7d5d7526c9897dfb55501e320295a)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Clare on July 03, 2015, 09:05:10 AM
A Doctor 'story', I thought this quite cleverly written. (Well I do work for a doctor!)

"Planet Earth sits in the doctor's office nursing a high temperature. "You're very sick," says the doctor.
"I feel fine," says Planet Earth. A hacking cough follows. "Okay, I admit I'm a bit under the weather. I'm working on it. Changing light bulbs and stuff. It will sort itself out."
The doctor studies her notes on the computer screen. "No, it won't sort itself out. The tests are all saying the same thing. You have the worst carbon problem I have seen."

"Don't panic, Doc. I'm definitely aiming for a low carbon future. I just need to make sure it's a smooth transition...............

.....The doctor says: "A political scientist called Charli Carpenter once suggested that Game of Thrones can be seen as an allegory for climate change. In Game of Thrones, there's that army of zombies, the White Walkers, gathering strength in the north. They represent the impending climate disaster that no one takes seriously because everyone else is too busy with their politics."

Excerpt from:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11475345 (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11475345)

NZ may have a 'green reputation' but our Pollies are dragging the chain badly on CC.
:-(
Clare
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 09, 2015, 06:56:13 PM
A video where Peter Wadhams explain what is the state of the Arctic.
May 12, 2015 - FEEM Lecture: "Arctic Amplification, Climate Change, Global Warming"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p-qdbICw2f8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p-qdbICw2f8)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 10, 2015, 07:28:26 PM
Don't know if I already posted that ! Sorry an other depressing video, I would like to post positive stories but I don't find any, most of it is Green washing story.

What a Way to Go
https://vimeo.com/121425906
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on July 14, 2015, 09:36:32 PM
Satire from The Onion:

I Will Drink Every Last Drop Of Water On Earth
http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/i-will-drink-every-last-drop-water-earth-50836 (http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/i-will-drink-every-last-drop-water-earth-50836)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on July 15, 2015, 11:55:00 PM
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@GeorgeTakei: After a punishing winter, Boston's giant snow pile finally has melted. Bostonians are congregating to search for lost car keys or 'khakis'*.

[*Boston accent for "car keys."]  ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on July 20, 2015, 06:57:53 PM
Per NASA, soon we'll have pictures like this on a daily basis.

Quote
@NASASCaN: NASA camera on #DSCOVR [satellite] captures Earth from 1 million miles. DSN, NEN, SN provide comm/tracking
http://t.co/KPgJgHHrNE (http://t.co/KPgJgHHrNE) http://t.co/d0fzxyIigK (http://t.co/d0fzxyIigK)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on July 20, 2015, 07:32:51 PM
NOAA's "State of the Climate" report for 2014 came out a little while ago.  Here's an article and a link to the report itself:

Article:
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The state of the world’s climate is complex enough that it takes 413 scientists from 58 countries half a year to completely summarize a year’s worth of data.

And 2014 was a doozy.

According to the American Meteorological Society and NOAA’s “State of the Climate in 2014″ report, several markers measuring the earth’s climatic trends set historical records. This is the 25th year that scientists have provided this report, and it was full of hundreds of pages of detailed atmospheric and oceanic summaries of what’s happening to our air, land, and water.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/07/20/3682284/broken-climate-records-2014/ (http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/07/20/3682284/broken-climate-records-2014/)


Report (pdf):  http://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/state-of-climate-in-2014/ (http://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/state-of-climate-in-2014/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 21, 2015, 10:09:58 PM
NH summertime, 30+ C for days already and days to come,  heat (http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-07-21/after-the-encyclical-lessons-for-climate-activism), my location.
Something relaxing, a song (https://youtu.be/xJ131NfPVtY) . (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_dQk9iaSY#ws)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on July 21, 2015, 10:13:28 PM
My grandfather, near your location, says he can't breathe from the heat and humidity. He's 99 years old. I fear he's not going to make it through the summer.  :(
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 21, 2015, 10:37:28 PM
99, wow! good luck to him. The oldest person I know is neighbour - a woman 95+ y old, still lively.
What keeps me is a family afternoon time spent on the river..., water temp 28+ C.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 23, 2015, 08:38:29 PM
If you know French or German you can watch a documentary about the Arctic with your family.
fr  http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/047276-004/au-coeur-du-monde-arctique?autoplay=1 (http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/047276-004/au-coeur-du-monde-arctique?autoplay=1)
de http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/047276-004/wilde-arktis (http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/047276-004/wilde-arktis)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on July 24, 2015, 08:51:43 AM
May be that can be useful for arctic science ?

MIT releases open-source software that reveals invisible motion and detail in video
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/149623-mit-releases-open-source-software-that-reveals-invisible-motion-and-detail-in-video (http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/149623-mit-releases-open-source-software-that-reveals-invisible-motion-and-detail-in-video)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 26, 2015, 11:09:05 AM
This ASIF topic (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1333.msg58139/topicseen.html#msg58139) reminds me of a cat playing with a mouse. YT example here (https://youtu.be/-I5UBUBrCJ8) and here (https://youtu.be/CVqJroKxubg).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on July 31, 2015, 03:48:16 AM
If we are addicted to electronic devices, do we lose touch with nature?

Video says kids should put down the devices and appreciate nature's beauty
http://www.today.com/money/nature-valley-proves-kids-today-need-reconnect-nature-t32806 (http://www.today.com/money/nature-valley-proves-kids-today-need-reconnect-nature-t32806)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on August 01, 2015, 01:28:57 AM
Obama wants the U.S. to build the world's first exascale computer
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The White House quietly issued the executive order on supercomputing Wednesday, creating a government-wide program that would seek to better align various government agencies toward achieving key benchmarks in computing power.

A petaflop is a computer with the ability to perform one quadrillion arithmetic operations per second, while an exascale computing system would have the capability to operate at 1,000 petaflops.

High performance computing is increasingly integral to the U.S. economy High performance computing is increasingly integral to the U.S. economy, be it forecasting the weather, simulating global warming, conducting war games or designing and testing nuclear weapons.

In recent years, the U.S. has fallen behind far other nations when it comes to its computing power used for weather forecasting, a fact that was highlighted by the superior performance of the main European weather model in forecasting Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
http://mashable.com/2015/07/30/obama-exascale-supercomputer/ (http://mashable.com/2015/07/30/obama-exascale-supercomputer/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on August 02, 2015, 11:42:29 AM
At the other end of the scale from ASIF's main topics is hair ice:
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.livescience.com%2Fimages%2Fi%2F000%2F077%2F418%2Foriginal%2Fhair-ice-growing-on-a-branch-gisela-breub.jpg%3F1437595230&hash=db55e0f310d78ce94cc839d3d1d4ef36)
The presence of fungus on rotting wood, which contains a recrystallisation inhibitor, enables it to develop into thin hairs with diameters of just 0.01 millimeters (0.0004 inches), and helps to keep the strands in this shape over several hours at temperatures close to 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). More fascinating pictures and links to more about the story at Live Science:
http://www.livescience.com/51633-fungus-driving-hair-ice.html (http://www.livescience.com/51633-fungus-driving-hair-ice.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 08, 2015, 12:30:13 PM
Interesting read: Famous Fluid Equations Are Incomplete (https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150721-famous-fluid-equations-are-incomplete/) at Quanta Magazine by Natalie Wolchover, July 21, 2015.
Keynames: Navier-Stokes, Boltzmann, Maxwell, Hilbert, Korteweg

"In 1879, another titan of science, the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, pointed out that the Navier-Stokes equations fail to explain a near-vacuum experiment called the Crookes radiometer..."

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2F2%2F28%2FRadiometer_9965_Nevit.gif&hash=063a70aae11d221afc096a9d704e15b4)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on August 09, 2015, 12:08:10 AM
Al Jazeera video:  Barbados Goes Green. 
Hydroponics help supply food to an island that imports 3/4 of its food.  Solar hot water heaters.  Green turtles are becoming obese and diseased due to fast food fed to them by tourists.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CGsUBKoPDJk
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on August 09, 2015, 04:43:27 PM
Caution:  Language.  Et cetera.   ;)

Jon Stewart gets in one last great dig at climate deniers
http://grist.org/list/jon-stewart-gets-in-one-last-great-dig-at-climate-deniers/ (http://grist.org/list/jon-stewart-gets-in-one-last-great-dig-at-climate-deniers/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on August 10, 2015, 08:41:04 PM
Nothing to do with climate or anything important, but ...wow!

Super Girl!

Quote
In other words, it’s not just that she can play with the boys. If you took Katie Ledecky in a (backward) time machine to some point before August 1961, she would quite likely be the fastest human being in water in the history of the Earth — over any distance.

Yup the fastest human in the history of the Earth.  My wife (4 miles a day!) and I being swimmers we can appreciate this demonstration of evolution.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/somebody-get-katie-ledecky-a-time-machine/ (http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/somebody-get-katie-ledecky-a-time-machine/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 10, 2015, 09:32:29 PM
I like (https://youtu.be/pJV2pWFyfn4) this place. Deal with it (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,617.msg60215.html#msg60215) . (https://youtu.be/rf_dQk9iaSY)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on August 12, 2015, 02:19:25 AM
Need I say more??

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2F2015%2520climate%2520cartoon_zpsmuuiqii7.jpg&hash=ea7aedcbc117ee3793df8ac122d7952d)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 12, 2015, 02:43:26 AM
Need I say more??

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2F2015%2520climate%2520cartoon_zpsmuuiqii7.jpg&hash=ea7aedcbc117ee3793df8ac122d7952d)
1. He said "The pace of climate action is glacial!"
2. He saw/heard "CRAAAAAAACK!!"
3. He saw/heard "SPLOOOOSH!"
4. He realised and kept for himself "Although glaciers move faster than they used to..."

Ooops, it's not fox forum, sorry, sorry ...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 13, 2015, 10:36:27 PM
Baduism (https://youtu.be/y7mwZULsVcQ), what is that?
Edit: (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/erykahbadu/tyrone.html) what was forecast for temporal anomalies for today? it looks like some influence on me :P
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on August 14, 2015, 12:05:27 AM
I think you better call Tyrone.  ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Oufler on August 14, 2015, 12:19:10 PM
Arctic will be ours
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FFqPWn5C.jpg&hash=cc4c107fbe0ebfafcdc9406ff5aebc7d)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 14, 2015, 10:16:11 PM
What are the limits of society/human society/parasitic society ? (https://youtu.be/6aWDxuhD0FI?list=PL47154CBFA6AA5E32)
Edit: keep listening 1.2..3...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 15, 2015, 12:23:01 AM
Linear, exponential, what follows ? (https://youtu.be/fBoYZqmcZuc)
Tetrad-ial? can cetaceans (http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2526670/the_cetacean_brain_and_hominid_perceptions_of_cetacean_intelligence.html) help us on it ? (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,434.msg59267.html#msg59267)
Edit: wait for the cetacean link (if slow) to establsih itself, i promise - its worth of your time.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 19, 2015, 05:39:09 PM
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This year, 2015, is a watershed year for the climate movement. In December governments will converge in Paris where they are expected to forge a new, international climate agreement that is robust, ambitious and comensurate with the scientific imperatives outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. We believe that their ambition has to be driven by a bigger, broader and stronger citizens’ movement.

Faith communities increasingly recognise that the climate crisis is also a moral crisis.
Taken from the homepage of IICCS (http://islamicclimatedeclaration.org/#home), already mentioned under topic Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1174.0.html) . (https://youtu.be/tnZwkDXLG2o)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 21, 2015, 11:54:58 PM
Captain Paul Watson (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,434.msg59267.html#msg59267), 2015-08-21 (https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson):

Quote
...Where children are encouraged to poke out the eyeballs of Pilot whales and play with dolphin fetuses...Where the people take pride in bathing in blood...

(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11891048_10153438602345932_9068810970749888479_n.jpg?oh=0d501a32aa5bf5263ef45466a88fc537&oe=5678B50C)
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/s600x600/11903790_10153438601545932_3661979902269983707_n.jpg?oh=280231d2a9badd368a8e1a4fab766204&oe=5676D7B1)
(https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11024711_10153438601785932_3911905552050570517_n.jpg?oh=64add034bc01879274af4c31f8c08a86&oe=56362428)

Where do you think this is happening? How far are those people from canibalism?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on August 22, 2015, 12:07:13 AM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2Foilwater600_zpshobiqeyt.png&hash=53919751c3842a83da2c1cae04e6675b)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 22, 2015, 12:18:46 AM
Disgusting ... very gently told... (https://youtu.be/Cnfj6QCGLyA)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 22, 2015, 10:36:59 PM
Posted by Neapolitan at WU Dr. Ricky Rood blog (http://www.wunderground.com/blog/RickyRood/comment.html?entrynum=342#commenttop), today, comment #85:

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FPGoEW73.png&hash=79fb28a0846b48fa6b63fbc03e96be7c)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 25, 2015, 12:26:26 AM
I wonder what could be a brief description of our current 'moral verticals' of political society, Comfortably Numb (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/numb) perhaps ? (https://youtu.be/hUYzQaCCt2o)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 29, 2015, 10:32:43 PM
What do you do to maintain mental hygiene (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg15503.html#msg15503) ? (https://youtu.be/pJV2pWFyfn4)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 02, 2015, 10:19:57 AM
I see it as offtopic for recently opened ccg's thread (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1382.0.html) (thank you) but not for Café.
The most valuable part of the article (link given by ccg - again, thank you) for me are the comments made by corrigible (https://disqus.com/by/lernen/) 8) . (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg15220.html#msg15220)


Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 02, 2015, 08:49:57 PM
Quote
In a blockbuster study released Wednesday in Nature, a team of 38 scientists finds that the planet is home to 3.04 trillion trees, blowing away the previously estimate of 400 billion. That means, the researchers say, that there are 422 trees for every person on Earth.

However, in no way do the researchers consider this good news. The study also finds that there are 46 percent fewer trees on Earth than there were before humans started the lengthy, but recently accelerating, process of deforestation.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/09/02/scientists-discover-that-the-world-contains-dramatically-more-trees-than-previously-thought/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/09/02/scientists-discover-that-the-world-contains-dramatically-more-trees-than-previously-thought/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OldLeatherneck on September 03, 2015, 01:25:13 AM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1269.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj597%2FOldLeatherNeck%2F2015Toon35_zps6rvmhglh.png&hash=7680b61ce1959d51783d69b0be41b8c9)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 04, 2015, 09:11:46 PM
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If anyone tells you that humans are the most intelligent species on the planet, please ask them what they mean. I’m sure they’ll boastfully remind you of our technology and landing on the moon, and you remind them that the only really intelligent agent on the planet is molecular RNA by using information and building tools successfully for billions of years without destroying their environment.
Ah, that is from here (http://megacancer.com/2015/09/03/catch-a-cancer-by-the-toe/) . (https://youtu.be/QtxlCsVKkvY)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 13, 2015, 08:59:40 PM
At Guardian: Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn elected with huge mandate  (http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/sep/12/jeremy-corbyn-wins-labour-party-leadership-election)

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Election of backbench MP and anti-war campaigner means party now has one of the most leftwing, anti-establishment leaders in its history
Jeremy Corbyn's 'Protecting the Planet' manifesto (http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2978777/jeremy_corbyn_the_green_britain_i_want_to_build.html), published 7th August 2015 at Ecologist.

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We need a renewable energy revolution, an end to fracking, no new nuclear power, efficient homes, and the break up of our energy cartels, writes Jeremy Corbyn, All that, and strong protection for wildlife and oceans, no TTIP trade deal with the US, clean air to breathe, and massive investment in public transport. Is there anything not to like?
:)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 15, 2015, 08:10:19 PM
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/a1f4eb71e406d3423d8acdc25fa23d9a085a5918/0_0_1200_2220/1081.jpg?w=620&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=2a2aeb06c0cd3fccc1d5b0788b3115e7)
Source (http://climatecrocks.com/2015/09/15/does-australias-coup-mean-climate-denial-is-on-the-wane/)  :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 17, 2015, 10:33:50 PM
This links to the post above.
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... If I insinuated that Tony Abbott is dumb, it’s because he is in fact dumb. His own statements on many subjects is testimony to that alone. But any world leader that denies climate change is a dumb and dangerous leader and not just to their own country, but to the world.

Tony Abbott is also a war-monger and just last week was advocating further bombing of Syria. He’s against refugees landing on Australian shores but seems to have no problem driving refugees onto the boats and into Europe. And when one of his countrymen was slain on the battle field, his response was “shit happens.” ...
Read it all, it's from Captain Paul Watson: here (https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson/posts/10153500139420932) . (https://youtu.be/K096sx5whTE)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 19, 2015, 09:42:25 AM
"Catholics from the Global South, from the poorest countries which are suffering the worst impacts of climate change, have prepared this video (https://youtu.be/cHtGUy4nw1Q) for U.S. Catholics". - See more here (http://catholicclimatemovement.global/dear-us-catholics/#sthash.MunaeoF0.dpuf).
Please watch it, share it and answer it.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 19, 2015, 04:33:34 PM
8 Out of 10 Cats Wrong, Says Professor Richard Tol
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Professor Richard Tol, the seventeenth sexiest professor of economics in the United Kingdom (and second in beard of the year to Jeremy Corbyn), has just finished his latest consensus study.  He claims to have demonstrated that eight out of ten cats do not prefer Whiskas.
http://ingeniouspursuits.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/8-out-of-10-cats-wrong-says-professor.html (http://ingeniouspursuits.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/8-out-of-10-cats-wrong-says-professor.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Theta on September 20, 2015, 12:41:56 AM
Not sure whether to post this to here or the Climate Fiction thread, but here is a trailer for Guy McPherson's children's book which is a love story based in his NTE scenario.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLfPeHMR4Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLfPeHMR4Y)

I too like to remind my children that they are going to die, while tucking them into bed.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 20, 2015, 04:39:28 PM
Click on the link to see the GIF.  A metaphor for climate change inaction.

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@_youhadonejob: A metaphor for life. http://t.co/x9SBClc4jV (http://t.co/x9SBClc4jV)

https://twitter.com/_youhadonejob/status/645549821013716992 (https://twitter.com/_youhadonejob/status/645549821013716992)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 21, 2015, 09:31:17 PM
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Soil is the the most complex living system in the known universe, it deserves our appreciation and respect ...

A return to observing and learning from nature is non-negotiable ...
If you like it try the rest (http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-09-15/food-fairness-and-permaculture-design).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 22, 2015, 07:39:30 PM
Who said that ? (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1174.msg63779.html#msg63779)
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54.
...To sustain a lifestyle which excludes others, or to sustain enthusiasm for that selfish ideal, a globalization of indifference has developed...
58.
...Money must serve, not rule!...
60.
...All this becomes even more exasperating for the marginalized in the light of the widespread and deeply rooted corruption found in many countries – in their governments, businesses and institutions – whatever the political ideology of their leaders...
Wider context:
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AMID THE CRISIS
OF COMMUNAL COMMITMENT [50-51]
I. Some challenges of today’s world [52-75]

    No to an economy of exclusion [53-54]
    No to the new idolatry of money [55-56]
    No to a financial system which rules rather than serves [57-58]
    No to the inequality which spawns violence [59-60]
Full. (http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html#SOME_CHALLENGES_OF_TODAY%E2%80%99S_WORLD)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 25, 2015, 01:27:28 PM
The full text of Pope Francis’ address to the Joint Session of the United States Congress, here (http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-francis-makes-historic-address-to-us-congress). Video here (https://youtu.be/oBM7DIeMsP0).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 25, 2015, 07:55:42 PM
Pope Francis addresses the UN General Assembly:

Video: Pope Francis in the USA - Visit to the United Nations (https://youtu.be/LRxFzoC0aeQ)

The English translation of Pope Francis' address to the United Nations Organization, UN Headquarters, New York: find here, at Vatican Radio (http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/09/25/pope_francis_addresses_the_un_general_assembly/1174588).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on October 01, 2015, 01:35:18 PM
Planting Longleaf Pine Following Hurricane Disturbances
http://www.fs.fed.us/blogs/planting-longleaf-pine-following-hurricane-disturbances (http://www.fs.fed.us/blogs/planting-longleaf-pine-following-hurricane-disturbances)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 08, 2015, 03:08:26 PM
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Perimeter Institute brings great thinkers from around the world to Canada (* harper fails miserably :) my note*) to share their ideas on a wide variety of interesting and topical subjects. Each event is tailored for the general public and everyone is welcome to attend. No mathematical or scientific knowledge is necessary or assumed.
Here (http://perimeterinstitute.ca/outreach/general-public/public-lecture-series) . (https://youtu.be/2rjbtsX7twc)
Just watching The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything (http://perimeterinstitute.ca/now-streaming).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 10, 2015, 11:47:08 AM
Attempts to degrade human species to bacterial level never stops.
Never give up of neocortex. Stop the growth of megacancer (http://megacancer.com/). Please (https://secure.avaaz.org/en/tpp_2015_loc/?bibhrjb&v=66292) . (https://youtu.be/rf_dQk9iaSY)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on October 12, 2015, 11:12:48 AM
Scientists In The Antarctic Are Drinking Way Too Much Booze
http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-antarctic-are-drinking-way-too-much-booze (http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-antarctic-are-drinking-way-too-much-booze)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 14, 2015, 01:28:03 PM
Captain Paul Watson (https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson):
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Interpol Has Acknowledged the Work of Sea Shepherd in Apprehending the Toothfish poaching vessel THUNDER.

Last night I briefed the highest ranking members of the French Navy and Army at the Senate of France on the case of the THUNDER and on Climate Change.
They did it. (https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson/posts/10153549641395932)

INTERPOL-supported illegal fishing investigations lead to prosecution (http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2015/N2015-160)
"...INTERPOL Purple Notices have also been issued for four other illegal fishing vessels – the Kunlun, Snake, Songhua and Yongding – believed to be operated by the same Spanish-based network..."

EDIT: 2016-03-26
OPERATION ICEFISH - CASE CLOSED (https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson/posts/10153853411325932):

The entire fleet of the "Bandit Six" have been shut down, and the six members of the Galician crime family Vidal convicted.

BRAVO!

Operation Driftnet is underway ... (https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson/posts/10153867075905932)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwpmu.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F02%2Fsmiley-small.jpg&hash=1726b6e4b1798f6fb9440d1c3fdba3c4)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 23, 2015, 12:17:00 PM
   Someone said recently something like "Don't breed like rabbits". Who was that? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmujpVZo9Yw)
   Let me add: use Fibonacii (http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibnat.html) to design society - not to destroy it.
   'Golden age', eh (http://www.cognitivepolicyworks.com/blog/2012/07/24/how-will-the-99-deal-with-70-million-psychopaths/) . (https://youtu.be/ls4rYfW_MkQ)
From my byd : (https://youtu.be/pl2IJql7-CU)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 31, 2015, 12:17:08 PM
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Our common home is being pillaged, laid waste and harmed with impunity. Cowardice in defending it is a grave sin ...
I ask you, in the name of God, to defend Mother Earth."
Video here (https://youtu.be/nuSp-APSl8E). More. (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1174.50.html#msg65434)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on November 04, 2015, 11:07:08 PM
Nothing else matter we have to come back to around 320ppm of CO2e as fast as possible...we need an ice cap !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gomb1_E3Fgw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gomb1_E3Fgw)

lyrics here : http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/metallica/nothingelsematters.html (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/metallica/nothingelsematters.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 09, 2015, 10:35:17 AM
Politicians don’t lead movements — people do. 350.org (http://350.org/paris/?akid=8542.1040695.uqqMyN&rd=1&t=1&utm_medium=email) needs you.
Thank you all who defend our common home (http://350.org/sign-the-nokxl-thank-you-card/?akid=8542.1040695.uqqMyN&rd=1&t=2&utm_medium=email) . (https://youtu.be/rf_dQk9iaSY)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 20, 2015, 09:40:10 AM
What they do is devolution. Evolution is this : (https://youtu.be/iqtPDEjVp1w?list=PLD248C5C4DF82C0A9)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.savethewhales.org%2Fimages-new%2FUkoGorterPoster_lg.jpg&hash=150d6528b49a80fe41f508e6dec6ae2f)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on November 25, 2015, 02:29:40 AM
Glacier GIF:

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@MichaelEMann: My contribution to the #OursToLose campaign (courtesy of the good folks at @Google/@Youtube): https://t.co/cxoxzJPZ9N

https://twitter.com/michaelemann/status/669228914586308608
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 26, 2015, 01:55:58 PM
Cetaceans (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,434.msg59267.html#msg59267), the most evolved species . (https://youtu.be/2QdwYY9rZL4)
The most evolved parasites ? (https://youtu.be/cYndqo_AJQQ)   
Hopefully some of them will think about it after their thanksgiving dinner . (https://youtu.be/e2zyjbH9zzA)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 28, 2015, 01:26:44 AM
If we want to be politicaly correct then limbic system (http://megacancer.com/2015/10/28/lifes-compass/) is all what counts.
homo sapiens Limbos rules.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 28, 2015, 01:11:59 PM
Can liars exist in a cetacean community?
They see the inside of the other.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 29, 2015, 10:06:37 AM
In society controlled by money democracy morphs to moneycracy. i.e. replaces/exchanges people with money.
WHOA, how disgusting subject to start the day. Lets turn it into:

Wandering about what could we do together (longterm) - we thumbs having species and they, brain having species (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,434.msg59267.html#msg59267) - raises
every hair on my body . (https://youtu.be/r84k2WjNQ6Y)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 29, 2015, 03:59:26 PM
When french LamarS's tried to impose their rule on Grothendieck (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg15006.html#msg15006), he refused . (https://youtu.be/iVUn08dwyaw)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 29, 2015, 05:12:32 PM
Let's play (https://youtu.be/YLwPWYjuM0Q).

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 29, 2015, 06:20:46 PM
What could go wrong if we send GOP pres/s candidates (and current english one - as support), body suits only -no arms, no air/marine forces, no nukes- to negotiate with Cetaceans, preferably Orcas ;) ?
Y knw, Orca see the inside of the other . (https://youtu.be/rLx4xJdCcZ4)   

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 29, 2015, 08:00:35 PM
WMD (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weapon_of_mass_destruction)'s deployed every second (http://4hiroshimas.com/) and most humans know nothing about ! (https://youtu.be/o42zmYN2_-k)
Exxon knew (http://insideclimatenews.org/news/25112015/exxon-deep-cuts-climate-change-research-budget-1980s-global-warming) . (https://youtu.be/Es3Vsfzdr14)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 29, 2015, 09:20:45 PM
What kind of solution we can expect, by the logic, from the same mindset which made the problem ? (https://youtu.be/oqEcFUW9Ai4)
Hope is ethernal . (https://youtu.be/d6szT5NnwTY)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 29, 2015, 10:22:32 PM
Carlo Roveli (https://edge.org/conversation/carlo_rovelli-science-is-not-about-certainty-a-philosophy-of-physics):

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Science is not about certainty. Science is about finding the most reliable way of thinking, at the present level of knowledge. Science is extremely reliable; it's not certain.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 30, 2015, 09:25:12 AM
Sience and religion together : (https://youtu.be/wVOHS1_z9HA)
   C. Rovelli (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php?topic=179.msg66556;topicseen#msg66556):   "...Science is about finding the most reliable way of thinking, at the present level of knowledge..."
   Pope Francis (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1174.msg63952.html#msg63952): "...was not telling the members of his audience what to think: he was showing them how, and he was inviting them to think with him..."

Limbos (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66502.html#msg66502) opposes, denying not only science and religion, denying nature also.

EDIT: 2016-01-29
So, primitive imbecilic parasites, so pathetic that even vogons make jokes on them, attacked again suppresing YT link ""ZZ Top Live - La Grange ; T..." The YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement. ----- Sorry about that." Here follows the same one: ZZ Top Closing Crossroads Guitar Festival (https://youtu.be/PzE-6BxHKgI) and bonus here (https://youtu.be/ai-aLzd5imI). The bonus song also uses the word 'mercy' so future of it is bleak bcse Limbos destroy what they do not understand.

You must not lose the internet (https://youtu.be/c4EEa0HAqzQ) . (https://youtu.be/jX67u0U1fGc)

Corps getting new toy (https://search.wikileaks.org/?s=1&q=ttip%2C+tpp%2C+tisa&sort=0), so that they stop crying bcse of lost of oil & coal,
the whole countries . (https://youtu.be/MUak72GJ4E4)
--
Tech is a tool and so is money. No matter how much sea level will rise - Limbos world remain shallow . (https://youtu.be/c4EEa0HAqzQ)

EDIT: 2016-02-06
Enemies of life, the Universe and everything what matters, the worst terorists this planet will ever see, did that again: "This video has been removed by the user. --- Sorry about that." Here we go again : (https://youtu.be/0kK56ECKj-g) ZZ Top/Crossroads Guitar Festival :) (https://youtu.be/G5MteZqXl20) And something more for them to destruct: 1 (https://youtu.be/3VLWybq0oxc), 2 (https://youtu.be/sdaIMXiZxi4).

RIP Aaron (https://youtu.be/gpvcc9C8SbM), we'll never forget you . (https://twitter.com/wikileaks)

Anonymous - DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? (https://youtu.be/yaemIRc3jok)

Pope Francis (http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/12/25/pope-on-christmasurgesreturntoessentialvalues.html) : (https://youtu.be/akK7diU4Kgc) "In a society so often intoxicated by consumerism and hedonism, wealth and extravagance, appearances and narcissism, this Child calls us to act soberly, in other words, in a way that is simple, balanced, consistent, capable of seeing and doing what is essential,"

PONEROLOGY: THE STUDY OF EVIL (http://ponerology.com/): Evil is a disease.
Ppl should talk more often about it (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-15/ascendance-sociopaths-us-governance). How to recognize them, how not to allow them to take on any position of authority/power...

A message from George (T)Orwell (https://youtu.be/c4EEa0HAqzQ) . (https://twitter.com/Snowden)
--
Primitive Thinking (http://bayes.wustl.edu/etj/articles/cmystery.pdf): "He who confuses reality with his knowledge of reality generates needless artificial mysteries."

Thank you all who defend our common home.

EDIT: 2016-02-12
Lawrence M. Krauss 2015-09-25:  (https://twitter.com/lkrauss1/status/647510799678750720?lang=en) "Rumor of a gravitational wave detection at LIGO detector. Amazing if true. Will post details if it survives." John Baez 2016-02-11 (https://golem.ph.utexas.edu/category/2016/01/integral_octonions_part_12.html#c050254) gives further links.
Thinking about it, instead of a stuff a human child easily understand but unreachable to limbos, is so refreshing, I'm going off for a while.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/86/Einstein_tongue.jpg)  ;D (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Einstein_tongue.jpg)

--

“Let us get it into our heads: with the devil there is no dialogue,” Pope Francis (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/14/pope-francis-warns-mexico-city-crowd-against-dialogue-with-the-devil?CMP=twt_gu).
Let us replace 'the devil' with 'climate change deniers' and think about it & political ponerology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_ponerology) . (http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/02/14/pope_francis_you_dont_dialogue_with_the_devil/1208631)

Notes: "A form of government interesting to ponerologists is one they have called pathocracy, in which individuals with personality disorders (especially psychopathy) occupy positions of power and influence." Interdisciplinary it is: "As a discipline it makes use of data from psychology, sociology, philosophy, and history..."

From the Book, pg. 199 of 1998 edition: "The following question thus suggests itself: what happens if the network of understandings among psychopaths achieves power in leadership positions with international exposure? This can happen, especially during the later phases of the phenomenon. Goaded by their character, such people thirst for just that even though it would conflict with their own life interest. They do not understand that a catastrophe would ensue. Germs are not aware that they will be burned alive or buried deep in the ground along with the human body whose death they are causing."

--
Imagine that a persons blind to the colors judge about the art of, say, Van Gogh...
Imagine that a persons mentally blind judge about the art of nature...

EDIT: 2016-03-24
Anonymous - Message to Barack Obama (https://youtu.be/MUak72GJ4E4): Do you see what we see?  FISA Leaks (https://search.wikileaks.org/?s=1&q=fisa&sort=0).
Snowden (https://twitter.com/Snowden): ‘We sued to find out who was behind the secret plan to kill transparency reform. We won.’ More (https://news.vice.com/article/it-took-a-foia-lawsuit-to-uncover-how-the-obama-administration-killed-foia-reform) . (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-trump-and-clinton-have-in-common-a-resistance-to-transparency/2016/02/26/c72f8634-dcb7-11e5-891a-4ed04f4213e8_story.html) A message from George Orwell to everyone on the Internet (https://youtu.be/c4EEa0HAqzQ).

Bernie Sanders (https://twitter.com/BernieSanders): "I have a message for Secretary Clinton: We don't need to tinker with the TPP trade agreement. We need to defeat it." TPP, TTIP, TISA Leaks (https://search.wikileaks.org/?s=1&q=ttip%2C+tpp%2C+tisa&sort=0).

Michael E. Mann (https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann) has a message also: ‘Yes, Feb 2016 saw 2C warmer-than-preindustrial "dangerous" warming’ . (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66935.html#msg66935)

John Oliver has a message (http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/john-oliver-blows-up-the-myth-of-hack-proof-iphones-with-hilarious-ad-mocking-apple/) for Iteligence of a type Can_walk_Open_Close_door_Go_out_Bring_back_a_snowball which demands backdoor to encryption systems, for them . (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsjZ2r9Ygzw) Imagine how dangerous thoughts for them some people could have, what requests backdoor to ... :shock:

-- (https://youtu.be/_MpQ4XOO99E)   

Among all of US pres candidates I see only one (https://twitter.com/BernieSanders) worth of consideration,
others appears to me as a conjugates of the same base, the base which is parasitism (http://cluborlov.blogspot.co.at/2016/03/the-color-counterrevolution-cometh.html). Fact Deniers . (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_ponerology)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 01, 2015, 01:08:15 PM
What is supposed to keep limbic system under control ? (https://youtu.be/Us-TVg40ExM)
I'll cite james (http://megacancer.com/2015/11/21/permaculture-paradise-not/) w/o check: "Humans evolved a portion of the cortex to partially control the limbic system to allow social, cooperative behaviors. It’s a limbic suppressor and usually I’ll place it in the medial prefrontal cortex."

Make no mistake: Limbos are nothing new, evolutionary stuck (if not going backward) embracing the most any sort of force (direct destruction, thuging, bribing, deception, misinformation...) with which they acquire what they want.
Compare that awkwardness with elegance of minimal force aproach, for example Albatross (https://youtu.be/2KLvy9__xMg) . (https://youtu.be/M_gSydN_BYM)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 01, 2015, 03:47:04 PM
Some humans gather and share knowledge hoping understanding nature of what they are part . (http://htwins.net/scale2/)
Limbos gather shiny marbles demanding others to bow. Anyone can have shiny marbles, stealing from others if nothing else helps. These (http://astro.vm.rub.de/) can never be taken from us.
"Understanding" is not what someone can buy, or steal . (https://youtu.be/J-t2ouOLYYw)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 01, 2015, 04:17:24 PM
You can have a free planetarium in your computer http://www.stellarium.org/ (http://www.stellarium.org/) available strait on all debian/ubuntu systems. http://www.stellarium.org/ (http://www.stellarium.org/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 02, 2015, 11:11:32 AM
Thanks, Laurent.

Limbos, my friends cetaceans might say, are smaller on the inside.
As they infiltrated-into/grabbed-over the most of everything of importance to society (institutions, business, communications) - they are in crescendo of their anti-evolution revolution.
They inverts meaning of so many terms, example: spying, stealing, thugging, torturing, killing, destroying, crime, war criminal, crime against life (any lifeform including their own) is not that - when *they* do that.
Even what reality means. But nature says NO.
Fasten your belts my friends and say NO to them, there is nothing more real then nature.

Music is everywhere if one care to listen.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 02, 2015, 07:44:19 PM
To people with dignity: Playing For Change - United (https://youtu.be/WCoL87qingU)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on December 04, 2015, 01:43:34 PM
In Sweden we've seen wood anemones, cowslips and wild strawberries recently. Today I read about someone who had fresh/new potatoes. That's normally a tradition to eat here around the summer solstice. Maybe they will save some for Christmas and start a new tradition?

The forecasts now says it will be up towards +12°C on Sunday, in large parts of southern Sweden. Heck, that's even warmer than we had in June.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 05, 2015, 12:34:33 PM
The most pathetic species, H2G2 newly added entry reads : (https://youtu.be/ojydNb3Lrrs)
"Limbos: Descendants of monkeys who fell from a tree and due to extensive brain damage were not able to climb back.
Leaders are chosen by capability to invert meaning of their actions.
Main entertainment: Sawing the branch on which they sit, with explanation to those who might wonder: 'It's not what it looks like'. When inevitable happens the tree is declared a terrorist and burnt in mass orgy."

They are subject of recent stand-up's across the Universe. Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged asked about his role in this digress: "I did nothing to them".
Even vogons humphs and propose new bypass to be built there. "Look - if we all have to sacrifice something in the name of common good, we are ready" says Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 07, 2015, 10:14:49 AM
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz speaking to the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council about neccessity of announcement of the proposal of building plan to the Sol system: "Why bother. They do not care about neighbours. They do not care what's happens around, how pathetically blind is that, hmph-ff-pffffart..." Babel fish broke down in this part of speech.
--
Tell 'em, José . (https://youtu.be/VfVDAFLoSUU)
Everyone matters, some will understand . (https://youtu.be/CGrR-7_OBpA)

EDIT: 2016-01-19
Supressed by mighty powers of filth, "One" - performed by Johnny Cash,
"Unfortunately, this video is not available in your country because it could contain music from UMG, for which we could not agree on conditions of use with GEMA.
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Sorry about that."
I'm sure they would be 'sorry' if they could understand meaning of that word . (https://youtu.be/c4EEa0HAqzQ)
Let me replace it by: Simple Man (https://youtu.be/sHQ_aTjXObs).

Think! Think more about what TPP, TPIP and 'cousins' of it means. Think, harder then any time before . (https://youtu.be/drsMyeXzLSo)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 07, 2015, 10:52:28 PM
Tribute to Katharine Gilles climate scientist who died while bicycling in London in 2013.
http://www.konbini.com/en/lifestyle/cyclists-killed-traffic-pollution/ (http://www.konbini.com/en/lifestyle/cyclists-killed-traffic-pollution/)
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/apr/10/british-scientist-katharine-giles-killed-cycling-accident (http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/apr/10/british-scientist-katharine-giles-killed-cycling-accident)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 09, 2015, 03:10:13 PM
Allow the children of tomorrow to have dignity.
What's Going On | Playing For Change | Song Around The World (https://youtu.be/JEp7QrOBxyQ)

Tell (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php?topic=179.msg66548#msg66548) them, Exxon Knew (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php?topic=861.msg66895#msg66895).
For A Few Dollars More (https://youtu.be/-xPxMAhMRfk), eh.
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According to h2g2 the art of flying is to miss the ground. Freedom for limbos means denying laws of nature at will.
However, they (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66765.html#msg66765) never miss the ground.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 10, 2015, 09:00:22 AM
How one can care about something of which is not aware?
Tell them, help them to become aware, that is what society should do . (https://youtu.be/dXO_0BJdU84)

Limbos want to keep people in dark, humans do not agree.
Vatican walls lit up to support climate change awareness:

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/704704ccb1f10ac69c0fa60a3d1cb2cc2de6887f/0_35_3048_1914/master/3048.jpg?w=700&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=f5e0105df780e280b3d304194e22e66d)

Photo gallery (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/dec/09/vatican-walls-lit-up-to-support-climate-change-awareness-in-pictures) at Guardian. One hour video of the three-hour event, here (https://youtu.be/Wrkkyw1D7KA). More at Vatican Radio (http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/12/09/fiat_lux_lights_up_st_peters_basilica_for_the_environment/1192968).

Guantanamera | Playing For Change | Song Around The World (https://youtu.be/blUSVALW_Z4)
La Bamba | Playing For Change | Song Around The World (https://youtu.be/k5dkwQY-_tk)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on December 16, 2015, 11:47:50 PM
Protest artist Molly Crabapple interview on Al Jazeera America, Monday December 21, 6pm Eastern US Time.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly_Crabapple
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on December 22, 2015, 03:53:30 PM
A short history of CO2 emissions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lJ2uZSRfHI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lJ2uZSRfHI)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 10, 2016, 02:52:31 PM
The "hazards" -- that no one talks about -- of raising chickens in your back yard.   ;)  ;D

https://www.facebook.com/JustEatingRealFood/videos/690196941107743/ (https://www.facebook.com/JustEatingRealFood/videos/690196941107743/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on January 11, 2016, 10:01:48 AM
I usually hesitate to link to the Daily Mail, but this is a stunning set of photographs from melting Greenland and the accompanying text is not the first from Alexandra Klausner to indicate that the DM is taking climate change more seriously. (I daren't go BTL to read the comments!)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3391373/Pictures-Greenland-s-disintegrating-icecap-beautiful-terrifying.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3391373/Pictures-Greenland-s-disintegrating-icecap-beautiful-terrifying.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 16, 2016, 03:19:29 PM
Attack of the Killer Tomato!
Satire from The Onion.

Monsanto Lab On Lockdown After Scientists Find Shattered Tomato Containment Unit
http://www.theonion.com/article/monsanto-lab-lockdown-after-scientists-find-shatte-52171 (http://www.theonion.com/article/monsanto-lab-lockdown-after-scientists-find-shatte-52171)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: mati on January 17, 2016, 04:26:45 AM
Nanoo ooK of the North
Nanuuq my namesake
claimed as one of the first documentaries on film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoUafjAH0cg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoUafjAH0cg)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanook_of_the_North (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanook_of_the_North)

every canadian saw this film growing up in the 50s and 60s

this is what is was like back then...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 17, 2016, 01:56:26 PM
I saw that tweet https://twitter.com/JPvanYpersele/status/688506931632324608 (https://twitter.com/JPvanYpersele/status/688506931632324608)
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"I am a #climate scientist who has just been told I have Stage 4 pancreatic cancer", Piers Sellers (@NASA). Moving http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/opinion/sunday/cancer-and-climate-change.html (http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/opinion/sunday/cancer-and-climate-change.html) …?
I didn't know who is is, so I searched for a video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSEr6uYs-t8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSEr6uYs-t8)

I like that one too : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EqJ_WLKIQ8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EqJ_WLKIQ8)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on January 28, 2016, 08:22:13 PM
Thought it may seem anecdotal the bed bugs are becoming a  huge problem and with it, I will had the scabies. With global heating, you are sure to see more and more of this beasts up north.
Bed bugs develop resistance to widely used insecticides
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35421742 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35421742)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on February 15, 2016, 09:46:35 AM
I prefer with colors :
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 21, 2016, 04:03:46 AM
Documenting a vanishing culture, Part 1.

Attempting to post a photo of lake ice, let's see if this computes.  Apparently not. I'll have to upload that first somewhere else. No problem. There's nothing special here. This lake has only a very shallow outlet so here the ice melts almost undisturbed (Lake Littoinen public beach http://www.visitkaarina.fi/littoinen-beach, (http://www.visitkaarina.fi/littoinen-beach) 2016.02.19). I'm guessing the cleared path for long distance ice-skaters (taken 2016.01.23) is likely to have the strongest ice. Still, I wouldn't cross the lake anymore.

The third image is of the community sauna for ice swimmers, 2016.01.23 (the nearest place I could do this). What they've done here they've installed two water pumps constantly circulating the water from the bottom to the surface, though only one is working in the image, this keeps the ice from covering the swimming spot. Additional benefit from this is the eutrophicated lake keeps its oxygen balance way better. No ice swimmers though, the sauna in question gets warmed up four times per week on evenings http://villajarvela.blogspot.fi/p/saunat.html (http://villajarvela.blogspot.fi/p/saunat.html)

4th img: changed my avatar to a photo a friend took of the short rest stop at the pier of Kuoviluoto (Curlew Islet) https://www.facebook.com/Kuoviluoto-151886198213030/ (https://www.facebook.com/Kuoviluoto-151886198213030/) , another large sauna for rent for possible festive activities. They're obviously more of a summer location, and I guess the reservations for an evening in either of these should be made c. half a year in advance. 

The sign on the pier is the new personal message, word by word, to emphasize the difference between english and finnish. I've been to this pier twice in my life before, and can confirm the waters just 1,5m deep here.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 21, 2016, 05:52:57 AM
summary:

"A lucky shot.

During his evening walk the photographer got within 10 meters of a lynx. The Lynx filmed in Nurmijärvi (ab.18 miles from the centre of Helsinki) was actually protecting her cub hiding near the photographer, by attracting the humans attention.  The deep purrs of the mother lynx were responded by the cub by squeaking noises resembling the noises of puppies missing their mother, said the photographer who accidentally got in between these. "

Normally lynxes do not move much in the early evening dusk, it's possible the mother was relocating with her cub to a better hunting location.

http://yle.fi/uutiset/luontokuvaajan_taysosuma_ilves_kollotteli_nenan_edessa__video/8684581 (http://yle.fi/uutiset/luontokuvaajan_taysosuma_ilves_kollotteli_nenan_edessa__video/8684581)

Funnily, the most viewed image in the previous is the avatar image.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on February 23, 2016, 02:29:29 PM
This explains why a lot of people I know are still alive.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/22/coffee-liver-damage-alcohol/80766718/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/22/coffee-liver-damage-alcohol/80766718/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 01, 2016, 04:59:55 PM
'Mad Max' Is A Lot Scarier When You Realize That's Where We Could Be Headed
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mad-max-fury-road-climate-change_us_56d4669de4b0871f60ec0926?ir=Green&section=us_green&utm_hp_ref=green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mad-max-fury-road-climate-change_us_56d4669de4b0871f60ec0926?ir=Green&section=us_green&utm_hp_ref=green)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on March 04, 2016, 06:55:08 AM
Documenting a vanishing culture part 2.

Happened on a gym class of old style, while visiting the beach yesterday. There's been almost normal temperatures here two past weeks so the soft parts of the lake ice have frozen solid again. The photo of great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) drumming on a dead tree wasn't sharp enough so here some other photos.

1. Kids learning to ski on lake ice, this could be the last year some of them can do this here in the southern Finland. In the late 1970s and early 1980s I hated this stuff.
2. A path cross the ice towards the sauna and the winter-swimming spot. This photo could be from anywhere in Finland from 1700s to 2016, as the people in the country side didn't warm up their saunas on same days, so friendly neigborghs could share the load of keeping clean and warming up the sauna. That this is a modern picture can only be revealed by the fact that here someone has tested free-style skiing on shallow snow.
3. This could be from 1979 when I was on exactly the same spot, jumping on ice testing how strong it really is. The ditch isn't too deep and the parking spot is near so no real risk of death here.
4. Elderly man takes his dog to the forest for a morning walk, possibly thinking the gravel on sidewalks will hurt the feet of his companion.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 04, 2016, 11:26:52 AM
A Dangerous Game (film profile)
http://www.environmentandsociety.org/mml/dangerous-game (http://www.environmentandsociety.org/mml/dangerous-game)
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A Dangerous Game is the explosive documentary from filmmaker and investigative journalist Anthony Baxter (You've Been Trumped), which examines the eco-impact of luxury golf resorts around the world. Featuring exclusive interviews with Alec Baldwin, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Donald Trump, the film takes viewers on a globe-spanning journey to a World Heritage site in Croatia; the extravagant desert city of Dubai, the explosion of new but supposedly illegal courses in China and back to the filmmaker's native Scotland, where Donald Trump continues his controversial building. (Source: Official Website)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on March 04, 2016, 08:28:28 PM
From Arctic Newswire (http://www.adn.com/article/20160226/week-arctic-northern-navigation-and-military-exercises)
- A pair of French divers conducted freedives -- that is, without any artificial breathing equipment -- beneath the Arctic sea ice near Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut. CBC News has the hauntingly beautiful video (http://www.cbc.ca/i/caffeine/syndicate/?mediaId=2684251972)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on March 10, 2016, 01:52:11 AM
OMG!  ;D

Watch An Astronomer Totally Freak Out at 35,000 Feet During Tuesday’s Solar Eclipse
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/03/09/alaska_airlines_flight_through_a_total_solar_eclipse.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/03/09/alaska_airlines_flight_through_a_total_solar_eclipse.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 13, 2016, 01:21:37 PM
I did not see that arctic death spiral before... so here it is :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUO23Y179pU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUO23Y179pU)

From Guy Mac Pherson web site : http://guymcpherson.com/climate-chaos/see-how-far-weve-come/ (http://guymcpherson.com/climate-chaos/see-how-far-weve-come/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 14, 2016, 09:44:41 PM
If Dublin is going Vegan then yes there is something going on...
Meatless Monday: St. Patrick's Day Dublin-Style -- Dedicated, Passionate Vegan Community - 1, Corned Beef and Cabbage - 0
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-st-patric_b_9418098.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-kanner/meatless-monday-st-patric_b_9418098.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 17, 2016, 12:55:27 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35825264 (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35825264)

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The public are being asked to name the UK's new polar research ship.

The £200m, 15,000-tonne, 128m-long vessel is being built at Cammell Laird on Merseyside, and is due to become operational in 2019.

Anyone can propose a suitable name on a special website which will accept ideas up until 16 April.

The new ship will replace the existing polar fleet - the RRS James Clark Ross and RRS Ernest Shackleton - and work in both the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Names that have featured on previous UK research vessels will not be used again. But beyond that restriction, the possibilities are wide.

The Natural Environment Research Council (Nerc), which manages British polar science, says it is looking for something inspirational - something that will exemplify the ship's work.

The chosen name doesn't have to be that of a famous polar scientist; it could just as easily be the name of a place or phenomenon.

For example, the German polar research vessel is called Polarstern, or Pole Star; and the ship used regularly by Australian Antarctic scientists is called Aurora Australis - another name for the Southern Lights.

"Nerc's new ship will help put the UK at the cutting edge of polar research," said council chief executive, Prof Duncan Wingham.

"Built in the North West of England, she will help bring an economic boost to the region and to the UK shipbuilding industry.

"Today we are launching our campaign to bring our ship to the UK people, asking for their help to find her a name that encapsulates her role at the forefront of UK science.

"We are excited to hear what the public have to suggest and we really are open to ideas."
Image copyright NERC
Image caption The ship contract will secure 400-500 jobs at Cammell Laird

The funding of a new British RRS to work in icy seas was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in April 2014, with a contract to build the ship being given to Cammell Laird last year.

Since then, the Merseyside shipbuilder has been going through a detailed design exercise and expects eventually to be employing 400-500 people on the vessel's construction.

The ship will feature a helipad, cranes, onboard labs, and have the ability to deploy subs and other ocean survey and sampling gear.

Some of this equipment will go through an enclosed "moon pool", or "wet porch", inside the vessel.

Dr Robert Larter, a geophysicist working with the British Antarctic Survey, says the ship will have greatly increased scientific capabilities, especially in relation to the importance of the Southern Ocean and the role it plays in Earth's climate system.

"This is an area that has the most powerful ocean currents in the world - the Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the link between all the world's oceans; and the seas around Antarctica are the 'factories' of most of the world's bottom water which drives the over-turn of the oceans. So, there's a lot to learn and this new ship will help us do that," he told BBC News.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 20, 2016, 01:24:43 PM
Disruption... A little problem now and ahead !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktgEzXZDtmc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktgEzXZDtmc)

Want more ? : Earth Enters New Era of Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming (1/2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKrh7tQhEm0&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKrh7tQhEm0&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Clare on March 21, 2016, 03:27:30 AM
I saw this NZ doco yesterday and thought some of you might enjoy seeing it too, the photography is exceptional:
 "Speechless. The Polar Realm", filmed in various polar regions over a number of years:
http://www.richardsidey.com/speechless/ (http://www.richardsidey.com/speechless/)
Very moving, no talking, just a sensitive musical soundtrack. Gave me a real sense of the overwhelming richness & sheer abundance of the wildlife inhabiting the regions. (And yes a deep sadness as to what we can lose)

I find you can download it from Vimeo online there, seems v reasonably priced?
& from a review-
"Perhaps better described as a lush visual poem than a documentary, this meditative exploration of the world's polar regions and their adorable inhabitants features no talking heads and no voiceover, and is all the more dreamlike for it.
Offering up one stunning sight after another (the giant walrus sleepily rolling into the water is a particular highlight), the film is almost unbearably cute at times, but in a good way. As it nears the end of its 45 minute running time, an always-there undercurrent bubbles to the surface, and it climaxes with an SOS call for its melting subject."
Clare
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pikaia on March 21, 2016, 09:01:20 AM
An online poll to name Britain's latest polar research ship has produced a ridiculous name as the favourite: "Boaty McBoatface".  :o

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12199659/200m-ship-possibly-to-be-named-Boaty-McBoatface-thanks-to-an-online-poll.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12199659/200m-ship-possibly-to-be-named-Boaty-McBoatface-thanks-to-an-online-poll.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on March 22, 2016, 11:51:57 AM
Shocking reality of climate change kicks in - but who's listening?
http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2987422/shocking_reality_of_climate_change_kicks_in_but_whos_listening.html (http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2987422/shocking_reality_of_climate_change_kicks_in_but_whos_listening.html)

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Last month must go down as one of the worst ever in the annals of climate change, writes James Dyke, with parts of the Arctic 16C hotter than usual and the 'safe' warming level of 2C breached across the Northern hemisphere. But even worse is the near-total lack of reaction from business, politicians and media.

Conclusion :
Quote
We seem unable to understand that we are driving such changes: record breaking changes that will ultimately break our civilisation, and so scatter all that we obsess and care about.

see also : http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/julia-stevens/young-people-apathy_b_9515142.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/julia-stevens/young-people-apathy_b_9515142.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on March 29, 2016, 08:12:16 PM
I often wondered what kind of bird that was on your profile picture. Now I know.  :)

They sometimes show up in our garden in Austria as well, if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 29, 2016, 09:33:04 PM
They are very shy/careful, and will not show up to anyone, surely not to a limbos ;)
They watched me for a 15+ days before their approach. They do not care about what I talk, they care a lot about what i do.
I guess that a British (https://youtu.be/iudpXVABEOc) might say more about their shine. Ask cameron (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi29.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fc268%2FBoRo78%2FSmiley%2FTrilly-77-24.gif&hash=0a6b38b2376e8b79072e98d1078ce540) NOT!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on March 29, 2016, 09:58:18 PM
They are very shy/careful, and will not show up to anyone, surely not to a limbos ;)

That explains why they fly away from me.  ;)

We see them from our windows, not when we're outside.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 01, 2016, 08:56:43 PM
(to be removed, placed somewhere else, whatever)

Edit March 29, 2016, 10:56:49 PM:
All 3 YT videos of RS in Cuba initially posted here are bought off & disabled (1 (https://youtu.be/GmUJnEyFkQI), 2 (https://youtu.be/T07wzJHv1G8), 3 (https://youtu.be/wdTELC2fijs)), links replaced with new ones, more options to buy, profit 1st.

Edit 2016-04-01: I know, it's a fool day but lets see.. Links are back now, my congrats/hat_tip to who did that :)

Nature in my blood (https://youtu.be/ZgjIXh9A4BQ?list=PLOB7AkH0G1tQP9-Lan73XANNvnzLEOEE1), a song in my comprehension of today. Most members have a blood like me, those who do not - no translation of the song can help them . (https://youtu.be/VkHEUEOiksY)

BTW: Microbes can play games with the mind (https://www.sciencenews.org/article/microbes-can-play-games-mind) . (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,583.0.html)

Something to wander wonder think about, "The Color Counterrevolution Cometh (http://cluborlov.blogspot.ca/2016/03/the-color-counterrevolution-cometh.html)" by Dmitri Orlov at ClubOrlov . (https://youtu.be/mzJj5-lubeM)  :shock: and (https://youtu.be/wjsfXNx3P78) now (https://youtu.be/yuFI5KSPAt4) what (https://youtu.be/Q1XGXfFiOQE)??

Watch 70-iers in action (https://youtu.be/HOXi3V5q-og) . (https://youtu.be/vWpYg80MfCo)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/The_Rolling_Stones_Tongue_Logo.png)   8)  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Rolling_Stones_Tongue_Logo.png)  OLE! (https://youtu.be/eQEyWFsqook) ( still waiting (https://youtu.be/wQNLOxYSbjg) for the Full Show, c'mon folks ;))
/EDIT 2016-04-15/: and here it is:   video, thanks Norbert (https://youtu.be/hMD-a5q_vGc), audio, thanks Ge (https://youtu.be/hw6ZNeYM7eg). /END_EDIT/

:) A Greenfinch Tweets Bernie (http://climatecrocks.com/2016/03/25/bird-tweets-bernie/#comments).   :)  (https://youtu.be/6kawshXO-2c)

Happy 80th Birthday David Suzuki (https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson/posts/10153878073445932:0).

Café post #700 (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg64734.html#msg64734) updated: Operation IceFish Closed (https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson/posts/10153853411325932).

Imagine that instead of a limbos (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66765.html#msg66765) freaks (http://www.ponerology.com/) in our govs a full persons  prevail ... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_ponerology)

From my byd, 'Thanks, Man!', attached : (https://youtu.be/nPHSmxdgwaM)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on April 01, 2016, 11:27:55 PM
Ivica
It's encouraging to hear from someone who sees the US of A in much the same light as myself.


Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Martin Gisser on April 02, 2016, 12:37:40 AM
Documenting a vanishing culture, Part 1.
Last century I enjoyed a short ice swim in Jyväskylä. Horrific fun. Swimming to the ice edge and letting the snow blown from across the Jyväsjärvi hit my face. But I didn't dare put off my socks, and so they froze to the planks 1m before I could reach the sauna door...

But it seems this wasn't general folk culture, this ice swimming club just a few experts.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: BornFromTheVoid on April 02, 2016, 09:39:40 PM
Not sure if anyone here subscribes to cryolist (an email list for sharing information, data, conferences, jobs,  PhDs, etc., related to the cryosphere) but there was a great email sent on it yesterday. A pretty cool data update, but with wonderful humour.
You can find the original here, in the latest batch from April. http://cryolist.org/archives.html (http://cryolist.org/archives.html)

Dear fellow conspirators,

As you may recall from our monthly strategy meetings held in tropical paradises around the world
at the gullible tax-payers' expense, between 1960 – 1995 the USGS pretended to take tens of
thousands of large format photos of glaciers of western North America to provide ‘documentation’
of the impacts of what they and others would later call “climate change” or “global warming”.  Of
course we know these photos were taken in the same studio used to fake the moon landings, but in
their brilliant book “Glacier Ice”, Post and LaChapelle used these photos to successfully dupe
generations of arm-chair scientists, hippies, and do-gooder politicians that glaciers are
beautiful and respond to climate change.  I am glad to report that this elaborate and effective
hoax is about to go digital.

For the past several years we have been scanning the negatives of these photos with
photogrammetric quality.  We have nearly completed all of the vertical images and will soon
release them.  These photos are suitable for reconstructing glacier topography at a time when no
satellites existed, allowing us to fabricate glacier volume change over the past 20-50 years to
further confuse the public and line our pockets with the profits of doing so.

You can find a description for one method I plan to implement for discovering the alleged location
of these photos by following this link: http://fairbanksfodar.com/nagap-photogrammetry-coming-soon (http://fairbanksfodar.com/nagap-photogrammetry-coming-soon)
 For each film roll in the inventory, a similar Google Earth KML file as described there has been
or will be created.  Each roll is organized by date, so by viewing these KML files one can step
back through time to see how these glaciers could have retreated as well as quickly identify which
subsets of photos can be used for photogrammetric surface reconstructions to quantitatively
measure their volume loss by comparing to more recent fabrications of surface elevation such as
from NASA’s Ice Bridge program which uses “lasers” to do the same thing (lol, as if...).  While we
have an overwhelming amount of indisputable misinformation out there already on "climate change"
and its impacts, personally I find repeat photos of glaciers particular convincing and I hope this
35-year time series of high resolution vertical images of valley glaciers will go a long way
towards furthering and reinforcing that cause, as well as be useful to scientists seeking new
means of generating wild claims of increased rates of ice volume loss and sea level rise and the
like.

In the next month or two I hope to have all of the photos geolocated in this way and available
online in full resolution.  These will be accompanied by a data paper describing the methods
involved with this elaborate hoax as well as tips on using these photos to create convincing
reconstructions of surface elevations, which of course I will hide in plain sight in one of the
many peer-reviewed conspiracy journals we support.  The data will include full resolution tiffs
straight from the scanner (~140MB), full resolution jpgs that have been optimized for contrast and
exposure by me for use in photogrammetry or publications (~20MB), preview jpgs suitable for web
viewing, and metadata spreadsheets that describe location, date, etc. for each, at roughly 4TB in
total.  I’ll have my own methods for distributing these online, but if any misinformation centers
are interested in a bulk transfer so that they can profit from their re-distribution, please let
me know, as there’s clearly enough money in this climate change racket to last us all several
lifetimes.  I’d like to thank the National "Science" Foundation, the USGS, and the Al Gore “Let’s
get rich by claiming that thermometers actually work” Campaign for their generous support in this
endeavor.

Keep up the good work!  We've almost got 70% of the US public believing that "global warming" may
not be a ridiculous idea! Lol! The human capacity for self-deception is indeed unlimited...
-Matt
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on April 14, 2016, 03:09:14 PM
he is still up and running, it seems :
http://brucespringsteen.net/ (http://brucespringsteen.net/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on April 20, 2016, 06:32:57 PM
If I was a betting man I would bet on the following...
1. If internet banking via satellite existed when the titanic ship sank, the owners would have ordered the crew to STFU and instead announce "drinks, food and souvenirs on sale at half price for a limited time only"; Then of course wire the money off ship before sinking.
Would you do that? Of course not. Would they? Of course yes.

2. "They", the ones who make the real decisions, know climate change is real and it's effects will be catastrophic. They just don't want everyone else to know we are sinking. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2015/aug/06/how-australians-were-ready-to-act-on-climate-science-25-years-ago-and-what-happened-next (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2015/aug/06/how-australians-were-ready-to-act-on-climate-science-25-years-ago-and-what-happened-next)

3. The society we live in will collapse under the strains of climate change. Not everywhere at once, but bit by bit and place by place.

I do not, yet, have an adequate source of water, food to survive. I'm relying on more time. I have 12,000 liter rainwater capacity. It stopped raining here in February, (2 months too early). The ground is cracked a meter deep (in other fields) and the temperatures are like early June.
I am working full speed to get self-sufficient. I have enough electricity - off-grid PV sorted. But I can't drink electricity.

Do you have water and food sorted?
If you don't, in the future hypothetically speaking of course, would you sell your children into "a better life" for a few liters of water? Children are sold every day in the places which are already sinking. For what? For a few meagre provisions.
Would you buy a child? of course not. Would they? Of course yes.

Send out your SOS. But no-one is able to help. We are all in the same boat (planet earth). I won't bet on martians coming to help us out.

Save Yourself - get your supply of water and food sorted, and if you get these sorted, then get security sorted. And if you don't need it you can leave whatever you set up to your children. I bet they will need it if you don't.

I live in a 35 year old caravan. It was bought, delivered and lived in, within 2 days. You can spend years and all your money building a cement dungeon if you want but I wouldn't drink cement. This allowed me to work sooner on water and food. I am 7 years at it and still not there. An extra 12,000 liter rainwater storage arrives tomorrow. The swales and hugelcultures built last year really help to capture every drop. 
And yes, soil is everything. Everything.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 06, 2016, 12:14:17 PM
I did not know Bill Collins, well if you are following here, you know the problems already but it may be worth listening.
Climate Change is Here. Now What?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQMOOw0Hx04 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQMOOw0Hx04)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 13, 2016, 11:09:52 PM
http://www.sci-hub.io/ (http://www.sci-hub.io/) is down !  :'(

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci-Hub (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci-Hub)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 14, 2016, 08:48:35 AM
http://www.sci-hub.io/ (http://www.sci-hub.io/) is down !  :'(
"in case sci-hub.io is blocked for you use sci-hub.bz or sci-hub.cc to access the website"
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 14, 2016, 11:50:55 AM
excellent thanks !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 14, 2016, 02:20:12 PM
Terry, thank you very much for your comment!

Bruce Springsteen where (https://youtu.be/129kuDCQtHs) are you (https://youtu.be/EPhWR4d3FJQ) - we miss you (https://youtu.be/lrpXArn3hII) these days, London Calling (https://youtu.be/DiSQIbNxjcU).
Thanks, Laurent.
RIP, Joe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Strummer), we remain here.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner where are you, Earth Calling (https://youtu.be/3gzqsmx1KGU) ... ! (https://youtu.be/CHekNnySAfM)

Bernie was in Vatican (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/15/bernie-sanders-vatican-capitalism-common-good). Full text of the speech (http://www.religionnews.com/2016/04/15/full-text-bernie-sanders-speech-at-the-vatican/).
(google for "bernie in vatican" with open eyes and ready neocortex...)

Pope Francis said on Saturday (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/16/bernie-sanders-meets-pope-francis-at-the-vatican) that his meeting with Sanders was not meddling in politics and that anyone who thought otherwise should “look for a psychiatrist”.

Politicians (generalized) are not guardians of life, if they are why are we in trouble? That should change . (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,317.msg72946.html#msg72946) Imagine that instead of a limbos freaks in our govs a full persons prevail...

-
A message (http://www.salon.com/2016/04/16/a_vote_for_hillary_is_a_vote_for_fracking_josh_fox_talks_bernie_sanders_climate_change_and_the_political_revolution_we_need/) from Josh Fox (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg10465.html#msg10465).

--
70-iers in action, in Cuba, the full show: video (https://youtu.be/hMD-a5q_vGc) (thanks Norbert), audio (https://youtu.be/hw6ZNeYM7eg) (thanks Ge).
(the main post (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg72941.html#msg72941) maintained accordingly)

---
Hi, NYC (https://twitter.com/BernieSanders), what's up ? (https://youtu.be/ai-aLzd5imI)
What ? (https://youtu.be/Eh44QPT1mPE)  We don't hear you!

----
? (https://youtu.be/rw5gRFWcAro)  why are some ppl so much obses?ed with lexic/syntax, ignoring semantic ? (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg4369.html#msg4369) (semantic: the word used already 27 times on this forum)

Joy Christian (http://einstein-physics.org/) posted it in other forum:
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flibertesphilosophica.info%2Fblog%2Flpmain%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F10%2F2016%2F05%2FFeynman2.jpg&hash=a37a66a5bacb420c627b020c49a3db9e)
John Oliver's take (on it) is here (https://youtu.be/0Rnq1NpHdmw),
and US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (https://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse)'s take here (https://youtu.be/LcTsIlgNbeg).

.. and do not forget: Exxon knew.

A message from Neil deGrasse Tyson (https://twitter.com/neiltyson): "Candidate Endorsements matter if you’d rather have a famous person, an organization, or media entity do your thinking for you".

"Science is about finding...", remembering it (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66562.html#msg66562) ? (https://youtu.be/d27gTrPPAyk)

Bill Nye (https://twitter.com/BillNye): "We really are going to change the world. Let's go!!"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChzM7DZUoAAVoqh.jpg)

Almost undocumented event, Bernie in Sacramento (http://usuncut.com/politics/bernie-sanders-sacramento-california/) 2016-05-09. Like a rock star!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiOIAuaWUAAC0kX.jpg)

   :)    (https://youtu.be/NoN6AKPGkBo)      RollingStone Bernie  (https://youtu.be/nrIPxlFzDi0)        :)    (https://youtu.be/-xPxMAhMRfk)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on May 14, 2016, 10:39:27 PM
Feast or famine?  Another measure of global inequality.

The World Is Getting Fatter and No One Knows How to Stop It
Quote
Humanity is putting on weight. Across the globe, in wealthy countries and developing nations, among children and adults, an increasing number of people are overweight or obese. Today, nearly 40 percent of the world’s adults fall into one of those categories, according to new estimates by a global network of researchers called the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration.
http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-global-obesity/ (http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-global-obesity/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: theoldinsane on May 16, 2016, 07:40:06 PM
Feelings about Climate Change in a song not about CC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe5N_jXD9zI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe5N_jXD9zI)

Lyrics:

http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/flash_and_the_pan/lights_in_the_night-lyrics-213377.html (http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/flash_and_the_pan/lights_in_the_night-lyrics-213377.html)

I've got money in my pocket
 But I'm feeling broke

Thats accurate (according to CC and the prevailing economic system)

If the radio doesn't get me
 The TV will


Change to:

If the weather doesn´t get me
The SLR will


Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on May 17, 2016, 01:37:53 PM
The finnish section of wwf has installed  webcam on an undisclosed location filming a couple of rocks where Saimaa ringed Seals often rest. The cam should be on for the month of May. Best times to see a seal or the other seal (Siiri and Pullervo, they're called) have been early in the morning and late evening (4-7 Gmt and 17- gmt), Occasionally they've stopped here also in their siesta middle of the day. The researchers wish to be informed if more individuals appear on camera and they've released the identification marks for these two to the public. http://wwf.fi/elainlajit/saimaannorppa/# (http://wwf.fi/elainlajit/saimaannorppa/#)

http://wwf.fi/wwf-suomi/viestinta/uutiset-ja-tiedotteet/Nain-tunnistat-norpat--2758.a (http://wwf.fi/wwf-suomi/viestinta/uutiset-ja-tiedotteet/Nain-tunnistat-norpat--2758.a)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on May 18, 2016, 03:34:36 PM
Have not read this book (yet  ;) ), but the story-line could be apropos of our future....

The Day the Moon Blew Up
Quote
The plot of Seveneves gets going when the moon blows up without warning and for no apparent reason. This isn’t a spoiler—it’s the first sentence of the book. “The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason.” People figure out that in two years, chunks of the moon will rain down on Earth in a cataclysmic meteor shower, wiping out every living thing and leaving the planet uninhabitable for thousands of years. The world unites on a plan to get as many spacecraft as possible into orbit, where a few select people can ride out this Hard Rain and keep humanity going.
https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Seveneves (https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Seveneves)

The above article includes a 360° video of Bill Gates chatting with the author of the book (while driving a Tesla), and stopping at a fast food place for a burger (!).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on May 18, 2016, 04:32:13 PM
Up on the rock now http://wwf.fi/elainlajit/saimaannorppa/# (http://wwf.fi/elainlajit/saimaannorppa/#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 20, 2016, 12:25:05 AM
What are you going to choose: The Good, The Bad, or The Ugly (https://youtu.be/mhb0dO_f75Q) ?
<$$> (https://youtu.be/3w3fD54bNvU)
. (https://youtu.be/c4EEa0HAqzQ)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 26, 2016, 08:43:05 PM
http://climatefeedback.org/ (http://climatefeedback.org/) a site to note the climate news
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 27, 2016, 12:03:45 PM
Australia removed from UN world heritage climate report
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36376226 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36376226)
Quote
All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia have been removed from a United Nations report.

A draft of the report contained a chapter on the Great Barrier Reef and references to Kakadu and Tasmania.

But Australia's Department of the Environment requested that Unesco scrub these sections from the final version.

A statement from the department said the report could have had an impact on tourism to Australian.

It also said the report's title, Destinations at Risk, had "the potential to cause considerable confusion".

"In particular, the World Heritage Committee had only six months earlier decided not to include the Great Barrier Reef on the in-danger list and commended Australia for the Reef 2050 Plan," the statement said.

"The department was concerned that the framing of the report confused two issues - the world heritage status of the sites and risks arising from climate change and tourism.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 27, 2016, 12:11:16 PM
This Is What Extinction Sounds Like
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-krause-soundscape-ecology-extinction_us_5746a423e4b0dacf7ad3fe0a?ir=Green&section=us_green&utm_hp_ref=green (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-krause-soundscape-ecology-extinction_us_5746a423e4b0dacf7ad3fe0a?ir=Green&section=us_green&utm_hp_ref=green)
Quote

We are all witnesses to climate change’s devastating impact on our world. We just have to stop and listen.

It was spring 2004. The air was cool and still, the encroaching dawn light outlined the horizon; and there, in the heart of California’s Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, was Bernie Krause busily setting up his microphone.

The soundscape ecologist recorded the symphony of the forest’s sounds that day: the gurgle of the gushing stream; the melodic birdsong from sparrows and woodpeckers, robins and grosbeaks, towhees and wild turkeys. It was a rich and vibrant recording, a celebration of life and biodiversity.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on May 27, 2016, 05:49:36 PM
Watch Buoys Dance With the Flow in This Ocean Current Visualization
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/watch-buoys-dance-with-the-flow-of-the-ocean-in-noaas-current-visualization?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura&utm_campaign=afcced40e8-Newsletter_5_20_20165_19_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_62ba9246c0-afcced40e8-60862073&ct=t%28Newsletter_5_20_20165_19_2016%29&mc_cid=afcced40e8&mc_eid=98ee354ebb (http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/watch-buoys-dance-with-the-flow-of-the-ocean-in-noaas-current-visualization?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura&utm_campaign=afcced40e8-Newsletter_5_20_20165_19_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_62ba9246c0-afcced40e8-60862073&ct=t%28Newsletter_5_20_20165_19_2016%29&mc_cid=afcced40e8&mc_eid=98ee354ebb)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on June 01, 2016, 01:33:21 PM
Are we too deep in the daily data?
Yesterday I took a look at 3 graphs:
400,000 years of CO2 and temperature - I am again convinced they are very tightly correlated. https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/400000yearslarge1.gif (https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/400000yearslarge1.gif)
CO2 in Mauna Loa - going up at an accelerated rate. http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/full.html (http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/full.html)
Global Temperature - going up at an accelerated rate and is lagging behind the CO2 rises so will rise more. http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.A2.gif (http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.A2.gif)

I conclude society will collapse. I believe it is time that to make sure you and your loved ones will be as safe as possible for as long as possible. If you think self-sufficiency is not important please re-check the 3 pieces of data above. Self-sufficiency takes decades depending on your starting point, available time, wallet. Are you positive you have enough time or are you willing to gamble your life on being always able to rely on food and water being provided for you? I believe it is time to run
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 01, 2016, 03:38:31 PM
I won't have posted something from whatsupwiththat ! I am not a specialist but i think it is a denier nest. The first graph you provided show some temperatures down to -9°c, when I started understanding climate change I found a graph like this one where the temps are down to -6°c. In 2014, someone on this forum (certainly AbruptSLR) did post a meta analysis of the data provided to the the IPCC and they were ranging from -3 to -5°c averaging around -4°c. That is something important to me, It helps me choose data with a larger scope, from 0 to 50 million years for example. Unfortunately I can't find it any more. That doesn't change what you are saying thought.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Ninebelowzero on June 03, 2016, 07:39:28 PM


 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGjP_nHNkR4#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: crandles on June 09, 2016, 07:36:16 PM
Some activity on the ice at Kimmirut? or just some debris?

https://www.lookr.com/lookout/1198520951-Kimmirut#action-play-day (https://www.lookr.com/lookout/1198520951-Kimmirut#action-play-day)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: magnamentis on June 10, 2016, 12:29:03 AM
they're there every day in the same spot and are leaving overnight. i suppsose they're ice-fishing, the gear one can see are skidoos and sleds.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on June 10, 2016, 06:12:51 PM
A quick video tour of the Svalbard Seed Bank
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3060690/take-a-video-tour-of-the-doomsday-seed-vault-in-the-arctic-circle (http://www.fastcoexist.com/3060690/take-a-video-tour-of-the-doomsday-seed-vault-in-the-arctic-circle)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on June 12, 2016, 09:43:02 AM
We were wed
   To the trees
       Forever
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 15, 2016, 08:24:03 PM
Thank you all who work hard for our better future  ! (https://youtu.be/h3ruZwwpbgk)  . (https://youtu.be/yFnXj0f5JiU)

So many hopes/hypes about quantum "miracle" around, I offer this view as an anchor to reality:
The Quantum Computer Puzzle (http://www.ams.org/publications/journals/notices/201605/rnoti-p508.pdf)

BTW: (http://www.osapublishing.org/optica/fulltext.cfm?uri=optica-2-7-611&id=321243) The greatest singer in the world, by Sting, here (https://youtu.be/lJxo4_Eza2I) . (https://youtu.be/cADlJL6DDG8)

They muddy
the water,
to make it
seem deep.
Friedrich Nietzsche (http://libertesphilosophica.info/blog/lpmain/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2015/12/Nitze.jpg)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on June 16, 2016, 04:55:01 AM
ivica

I live close by The Institute for Quantum Computing & The Perimeter Institute. Stephen Hawking and others come here to contribute, study, and instruct. After years attending open lectures I'd guess that the deepest secrets of Cosmology and the discovery and proof of a Grand Unified Theory will be settled before a practical Quantum Computer makes it to the store shelves.

Clean Coal, Carbon Sequestration, The Rapture, & Quantum Computing - I won't be holding my breath.

BTW
Your cartoon says it all.

Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on June 20, 2016, 07:36:29 PM

Einaudi plays piano on an 'iceberg' as an Arctic glacier crumbles around him (http://www.classicfm.com/composers/einaudi/news/iceberg-video-greenpeace/#Uchx1oD3mDSfT4fz.97)

By Tim Edwards, 20th June 2016, 12:34

Italian pianist premiered a new piece in Svalbard to publicise Greenpeace’s battle to save the Arctic.

Read more at http://www.classicfm.com/composers/einaudi/news/iceberg-video-greenpeace/#4vV2uPstB0lreEoZ.99 (http://www.classicfm.com/composers/einaudi/news/iceberg-video-greenpeace/#4vV2uPstB0lreEoZ.99)
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fassets8.classicfm.com%2F2016%2F25%2Feinaudi-performs-on-iceberg-in-arctic-1466422462-article-0.png&hash=78e29326802f0169a56c766048957832)
There is a video of him playing and a video on how the film was made.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on June 21, 2016, 12:32:40 AM
‘There Is Such a Thing as Being Too Late’

Obama on Threats to Nature and the Power of National Parks
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/president-obama-yosemite-national-parks-climate-conservation/ (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/president-obama-yosemite-national-parks-climate-conservation/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 25, 2016, 11:18:33 PM
Just sharing a few links got from Christina on behalf of the GCCM (http://catholicclimatemovement.global/) Team, it is about Laudato Si Week (http://laudatosiweek.org/):

The week began with GreenFaith’s Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust (http://sacredearth2016.org/) on June 12, an interfaith day of celebration of the earth and action on climate change.
"
We Will Celebrate
The earth as sacred; worthy of our respect, awe and veneration.

We Will Reaffirm
That ultimately, we aren´t earth’s owners, but rather her caretakers.

We will Reassert
Our moral responsibility for the well-being, interdependence of all life and show our solidarity with the most vulnerable.
"

Local Laudato Si’ Events (http://laudatosiweek.org/index.php/events/)
Laudato Si’ Week Reportback (http://catholicclimatemovement.global/laudato-si-week-2016-reportback/)
Laudato Si’ Online Conference (http://laudatosiweek.org/index.php/onlineconference/)

. (https://youtu.be/iqtPDEjVp1w?list=PLD248C5C4DF82C0A9)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Laurent on June 27, 2016, 02:41:02 PM
Sounds interesting :
The Future of Democracy | Santiago Siri | TEDxStPeterPort
https://youtu.be/yGmGWZCE4h0 (https://youtu.be/yGmGWZCE4h0)

http://democracy.earth/ (http://democracy.earth/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: theoldinsane on June 27, 2016, 11:05:06 PM
Excuse me if i am totally ot but the tiny little country iceland just won the soccer game Against the Great brexit 😊
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on June 30, 2016, 10:52:11 PM
... And the announcer was the happiest anyone could hope to be in their lifetime!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/06/22/icelandic-commentary-on-winning-goal-is-simply-brilliant/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/06/22/icelandic-commentary-on-winning-goal-is-simply-brilliant/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on June 30, 2016, 10:55:36 PM
This is just a little video of an amazing machine that harvests radishes into bunches.  :)

https://www.facebook.com/fun.video.ca/videos/202067743522714/ (https://www.facebook.com/fun.video.ca/videos/202067743522714/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 19, 2016, 09:54:45 PM
YT link to "Money for Nothing" appears disabled (as well as many other YT links in other posts - not going to bother with that), I'm refreshing/replacing prev post from June 18, 2016, 01:03:32 AM:

ivica

I live close by The Institute for Quantum Computing & The Perimeter Institute. Stephen Hawking and others come here to contribute, study, and instruct. After years attending open lectures I'd guess that the deepest secrets of Cosmology and the discovery and proof of a Grand Unified Theory will be settled before a practical Quantum Computer makes it to the store shelves.

Clean Coal, Carbon Sequestration, The Rapture, & Quantum Computing - I won't be holding my breath.

BTW
Your cartoon says it all.

Terry

Terry, Thanks. I've nothing more to add. ! (https://youtu.be/wTP2RUD_cL0) ! (https://youtu.be/6D6cw8Ob2sk)

EDIT 2016-07-19 - An Add  -  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMtQ8ozqKXc&list=PL04DE5D0E1DA36C90) Tweeted Here (https://twitter.com/GroupAnon): "Respect existence or expect resistance." . (https://youtu.be/gKIvi13R4o0)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on July 23, 2016, 05:52:09 PM
Now "this" is green BAU at its finest....LOL

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3704246/An-app-far-Pooper-claims-able-send-clean-dog-thankfully-s-probably-joke.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3704246/An-app-far-Pooper-claims-able-send-clean-dog-thankfully-s-probably-joke.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 17, 2016, 02:56:16 AM
Retwitting : (https://youtu.be/lAnp7oA20n8?list=PL_YB4oZW18iveLDefH_tr7rWw5Yg7OZUG)

Quote
Bill McKibben ‏@billmckibben 3h3 hours ago

That guy @BernieSanders issues powerful statement on new NASA study that the fossil fuel industry is spewing methane http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-statement-on-nasa-study-confirming-fossil-fuels-as-source-of-largest-methane-buildup?utm_content=bufferef20b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer (http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-statement-on-nasa-study-confirming-fossil-fuels-as-source-of-largest-methane-buildup?utm_content=bufferef20b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer) …


--- (https://youtu.be/s1NFYcyqLac)

A message from Homer's world (http://www.cartographic-images.net/Cartographic_Images/105_Homers_World_View.html) : (https://youtu.be/0kK56ECKj-g)

"Mediterranean fish rots from the head. How about your fish?"

Addendum: Translation of 'Čakaj me' from Slovene to English (http://lyricstranslate.com/en/cakaj-me-wait-me.html)

Attached : (https://youtu.be/VkHEUEOiksY)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: BornFromTheVoid on August 18, 2016, 03:05:57 PM
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FELQ8NgD.jpg&hash=e58d6b38ede292483397fb968a8d8bb2)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 19, 2016, 10:37:17 AM
Just watching The Morality of Fundamental Physics -- Nima Arkani-Hamed -- Cornell University (https://youtu.be/OzATDiLFH8Q).
Very interesting and of universal value, many quotes could be made out of it, let me pass one:
Quote
"It is important to keep an open mind, but not so open that our brains fall out" - R. Oppenheimer
More follows there, for example - about tolerance and when that applies and when it does not...
Short description: it is about How To Think (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66562.html#msg66562).

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 25, 2016, 06:32:55 PM
Retwitting Neil Tyson (https://twitter.com/neiltyson):

Quote
Could use a new ballot choice: “None of the Above”. If it beats the leading candidate then all new people must run for office
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on August 25, 2016, 08:14:38 PM
Could use a new ballot choice: “None of the Above”. If it beats the leading candidate, Richard Pryor is president!

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCFzYcLVNk0#)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: budmantis on August 26, 2016, 07:31:05 AM
That's hilarious Neven. Are elections in Austria anything like they are in the U.S.? Reminds me a little of Eddy Murphy in "The Distinguished Gentleman".
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on September 26, 2016, 09:23:54 PM
Wait For Me  (https://youtu.be/fwmg0swK12A)

Sreća je sklona vitezu ? (https://youtu.be/2-dSTR1-Hiw)

want to hear somethong abput lexic.syntax, semantic. boring, isnt it? (https://youtu.be/ynC-tQuoZME)
Linguistic (https://youtu.be/urrNTVxuCxs), huh (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,100.0.html) ?. (https://youtu.be/VkHEUEOiksY) many/multy universe? who cares?

How about 1+1=2?

- a couple of weeks later --
waiting for inspiratio (https://youtu.be/XibFfJKFy9o). meanwhile (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg65135.html#msg65135), please, dont breed like rabbits (https://youtu.be/8W1jQmNc4Vs).

--- (https://youtu.be/VJL1j7BKzbo)

voting for a lesser evil is sad and illogical reality of this society. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Qu32dR1_E) what to think about objection : (https://youtu.be/O1IadTCKV7s) "if we vote for an evil (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66562.html#msg66562), why choose lesser one?" Seems like as what they have seeded over the planet is coming back to them . (https://youtu.be/WLHtV_GVfhE)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on October 06, 2016, 08:50:41 AM
Just wanted to share the first one (scraped off the car windows/body). The winter is coming.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: budmantis on October 06, 2016, 01:38:16 PM
Looks like you've got one third of a small snowman, PMT!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: abbottisgone on October 27, 2016, 04:16:21 AM
The Merchants' Wheel

Now human means transcend
All human measure
And pile up wealth
To impoverish the heart,

Men trace the heights of fear
The depths of pleasure,
Now human means transcend all
Human measure,

Simply to channel this
Blind wave of treasure
Regardless what bonds
Its bright streams wrench apart.

Now human means
Transcend all human measure
And pile up wealth
To impoverish the heart.

(by Les Murray)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 29, 2016, 06:21:26 PM
Pmt111500, thanks. Nice photo.

Music and beauty are all around us. In order to be able to hear and see that - one have to tune into. "Do not throw pearls before swine" strugle comes later . (https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/complex-adaptive-system-design-part-1/)

Quote
What’s a ‘system of systems’?

It’s a system made of many disparate parts, each of which is a complex system in its own right. The biosphere is a system of systems. But so far, people usually use this buzzword for large human-engineered systems where the different components are made by different organizations, perhaps over a long period of time, with changing and/or incompatible standards.

Sklona je sreća vitezu !? (https://youtu.be/s1NFYcyqLac)

---

What happened at AGU? (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,141.msg90510.html#msg90510)
What is going on at Elsevier? (http://www.sciphysicsforums.com/spfbb1/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=283&start=20#p6795) (a lot to search/read if one care about)
example from 2007 (http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/24967/title/Scientists-step-up-Elsevier-protest/), and 2012 (https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21467-web-freedoms-fuel-academic-spring-journal-protest/), not even read by me - i don't have that time - reality objects - :scream: (https://youtu.be/dPPWMnoFkOI)
Other institutions? Can Lamar type freaks win ? (https://youtu.be/VdSscrRquAA)
none said to me that we are declassified to a worms now . beat . beat .. beat ... (https://youtu.be/N1tTN-b5KHg) beat 5?
Out Of Control (https://youtu.be/MHlxGg0QIqE)? Why? Can't  we do better? (https://youtu.be/4lWgvFQX2MM)

---

How shallow is your world?

Reshaping tweet of Neil deGrasse Tyson,  Oct 9 2016 (https://twitter.com/neiltyson):
"How I Got Evil (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66562.html#msg66562) Elected while Dismantling the Republican Party . (https://youtu.be/22EwI3QN2Ls)"

biti primitivan i biti neobrazovan su neovisne karakteristike . (https://youtu.be/yFnXj0f5JiU)

- -

Cool blog about interconnectivity ...: Open and Interconnected Systems (https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/)

"Interconnection and openness are tightly related. Indeed, openness implies that a system may be interconnected with its environment. But what is an environment but comprised of other systems? Thus the study of open systems becomes the study of how a system changes under interconnection with other systems."

How about complexity of brain stuff, mitochondria,... (http://inference-review.com/article/the-excitable-mitochondria).

Cooperation, not competition, is what prevails in nature, in an ecosystem, human's body included (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,583.0.html).
How nature does that?

, (abbott thanks!)

its not just that they (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66765.html#msg66765) do not see *our* whole picture,
(God forbid mention of nature whole picture :) they do not see even their whole picture. bustards .- (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYQUqG5-74c)


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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: skanky on November 02, 2016, 10:50:35 PM
Not sure if this maybe could have its own thread, but thought I'd put it here.

Just caught the last 5 minutes of today's episode of this, and it looks pretty good:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081z1pw (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081z1pw)

Not sure how long it will run, and I realise only UK based people will likely be able to watch it. That said, it may be worth playing with get_iplayer if you have linux.

I intend to put aside some time to watch it all from the start (even if there are some bad bits, there will be stuff worth watching).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: abbottisgone on November 03, 2016, 04:49:38 AM
Pmt111500, thanks. Nice photo.

Music and beauty are all around us. In order to be able to hear and see that - one have to tune into. "Do not throw pearls before swine" strugle comes later . (https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/complex-adaptive-system-design-part-1/)

Quote
What’s a ‘system of systems’?

It’s a system made of many disparate parts, each of which is a complex system in its own right. The biosphere is a system of systems. But so far, people usually use this buzzword for large human-engineered systems where the different components are made by different organizations, perhaps over a long period of time, with changing and/or incompatible standards.

Sklona je sreća vitezu !? (https://youtu.be/s1NFYcyqLac)

---

What happened at AGU? (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,141.msg90510.html#msg90510)
What is going on at Elsevier? (http://www.sciphysicsforums.com/spfbb1/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=283&start=20#p6795) (a lot to search/read if one care about)
example from 2007 (http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/24967/title/Scientists-step-up-Elsevier-protest/), and 2012 (https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21467-web-freedoms-fuel-academic-spring-journal-protest/), not even read by me - i don't have that time - reality objects - :scream: (https://youtu.be/dPPWMnoFkOI)
Other institutions? Can Lamar type freaks win ? (https://youtu.be/VdSscrRquAA)
none said to me that we are declassified to a worms now . beat . beat .. beat ... (https://youtu.be/N1tTN-b5KHg) beat 5?
Out Of Control (https://youtu.be/MHlxGg0QIqE)? Why? Can't  we do better? (https://youtu.be/4lWgvFQX2MM)

---

How shallow is your world?

Reshaping tweet of Neil deGrasse Tyson,  Oct 9 2016 (https://twitter.com/neiltyson):
"How I Got Evil (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66562.html#msg66562) Elected while Dismantling the Republican Party . (https://youtu.be/22EwI3QN2Ls)"

biti primitivan i biti neobrazovan su neovisne karakteristike . (https://youtu.be/yFnXj0f5JiU)

- -

Cool blog about interconnectivity ...: Open and Interconnected Systems (https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/)

"Interconnection and openness are tightly related. Indeed, openness implies that a system may be interconnected with its environment. But what is an environment but comprised of other systems? Thus the study of open systems becomes the study of how a system changes under interconnection with other systems."

How about complexity of brain stuff, mitochondria,... (http://inference-review.com/article/the-excitable-mitochondria).

Cooperation, not competition, is what prevails in nature, in an ecosystem, human's body included (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,583.0.html).
How nature does that?

, (abbott thanks!)

its not just that they (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66765.html#msg66765) do not see *our* whole picture,
(God forbid mention of nature whole picture :) they do not see even their whole picture. bustards .- (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYQUqG5-74c)

No probs: yeh I like stuff and me and Dad talk about this stuff a lot. He was quite concerned the multi-year sea ice in the Arctic would disappear this year and he is professionally involved in the writing of contribution of input to the IPCC reports.

The panic factor is not far away... things will change very soon in the political sense. IT'S ALL TOO REAL NOW!!

 ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on November 03, 2016, 06:55:00 AM
Time to change the mural on the café wall, I think. This one is made by strict rules altering the original by Zachary Labe (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1611.msg92939.html#msg92939) quite a lot. At least it's always nice to have options. (the previous one was too technical to my taste at least https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg26727.html#msg26727)

(Modded) or maybe people would like a weave of the same theme? (second image)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on November 04, 2016, 04:29:01 PM
Looks like the Russians are getting ready for a fight. http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/n0797-anyone-for-a-snowball-fight/ (http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/n0797-anyone-for-a-snowball-fight/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: P-maker on November 04, 2016, 05:32:35 PM
John M,

that is indeed fascinating!

I will have to think and study over the weekend to figure this out. It's hardly snowballs, but maybe "coastal rollers", if such a thing exists...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: solartim27 on November 05, 2016, 12:32:18 AM
More weird stuff

http://www.bbc.com/news/37875609 (http://www.bbc.com/news/37875609)
Quote
The Canadian military has investigated a mysterious pinging sound coming from the sea floor in a remote region of the Arctic, officials have told the BBC.

The strange noise is reported by local people to have frightened animals away over the past few months.

A military aircraft conducted various multi-sensor searches in the area, officials said on Friday.

But the military says it is so far unable to explain the cause of the "acoustic anomalies".
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Anne on November 07, 2016, 01:53:51 AM
I heard Rachel McCarthy read at Poetry in Aldeburgh today. A climate scientist and a poet. she is a wonderful communicator. Check her out: http://www.rachelmccarthy.com/about.html (http://www.rachelmccarthy.com/about.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: abbottisgone on November 13, 2016, 09:27:37 AM

..
Trump subsequently promised, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, to consider retaining aspects of Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act “out of respect” to the outgoing president. During the campaign, Trump had promised to “repeal and replace” the reforms but never explained a replacement in detail, nor its funding. And in a second interview with the CBS programme 60 Minutes, Trump said he would ensure that that people with pre-existing conditions and children living with their parents for an extended period were still covered.

“It’ll be just fine. That’s what I do. I do a good job,” he said. “You know, I mean, I know how to do this stuff. We’re going to repeal it and replace it. And we’re not going to have, like, a two-day period and we’re not going to have a two-year period where there’s nothing. It will be repealed and replaced. I mean, you’ll know. And it’ll be great healthcare for much less money.”

<<

..
Trump biographer Gwenda Blair also said the businessman was “entirely likely” to govern like a moderate Republican. “His pronouncements during the campaign were part of a performer’s strategy of always controlling the headlines by saying something and then topping that and topping that,” she said.

“Twitter was technology’s gift to him in that he could keep leapfrogging ahead of any fact check. He’s a dealmaker who always wants to make it happen to his advantage. The gamble the nation has taken is that it will now work to the nation’s advantage.”

source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/12/donald-trump-campaign-promises-transition-team (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/12/donald-trump-campaign-promises-transition-team)

 TRUMP IS CHANGING: he's using words like 'amend' so watch this space!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on November 17, 2016, 11:57:51 AM
The trees look wintery as the low pressure fronts crossed here last night with rains on their way to the Arctic. Temperature is +4.5°C
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on November 17, 2016, 08:01:39 PM
Today I am angry, to the core of my being. Angrier than I remember ever having been. At recent generations for increasingly pillaging this beautiful earth, our only home. At the absolute greed and stupidity of my parents' generation who exponentially increased the destruction and thought us accordingly. At myself especially. At my generation who continued the exponential growth in destruction. At what my generation are now teaching their children.

My brother is angry at me for stopping and wanting to live like a hermit.

My grandfather's favourite saying was "Willful waste makes woeful want". How true.

Yesterday I planted a hundred sprouted acorns and remembered doing so with my grandad.  2 years ago I tried to find them but they had become a shopping centre.

I am so angry at myself for what I have done, at those around me who understand but continue.

And for remaining silent. And for being ineffectual when I do speak.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on November 18, 2016, 11:00:38 PM
I want to get angry again.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on November 27, 2016, 09:01:09 AM
CO2 doesn't have different effects whether it is caused by a climate change denier or a climate change believer.

I am responsible for previously emitting obscene amounts of CO2. Despite that, I find it increasingly difficult to accept climate change believers who don't reflect upon and alter their own actions - fly, drive, build, eat food from great distances, eat beef etc.

A person I know living near here, fully cognisant of the "Armageddon" that's coming and why, owns a crossbow for self defense and hunting (who has rationalised and accepted cannibalism) is building a large concrete house, thick wooden beams etc. Why? Why have I not asked/confronted him?

When will our stupidity become socially unacceptable?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 02, 2016, 10:29:54 PM
Retwitting (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1748.msg93450.html#msg93450): (a time while ago)

Quote
Cenk Uygur ‏@cenkuygur 3h3 hours ago

The Democrats lost the House, the Senate and lost to Donald F'in Trump. Is there any reason why everyone at the DNC shouldn't be fired?
0 replies 2,795 retweets 4,751 likes


- (November 19, 2016, 02:15:23)

Jumpin' Jack Flash (http://youtu.be/HOXi3V5q-og)

- "not everything is negotiable" (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg15006/topicseen.html#msg15006) . (https://youtu.be/F2Sn0LvZQNs)

0 (https://youtu.be/B-8PZwIS_6c) 1 (https://youtu.be/aQDL39aSTZM) 2 (https://youtu.be/4I3nd6NAkSQ) 3 (https://youtu.be/4oAL0pL0yRk) . (https://youtu.be/G-cVlw1LDgwg)

(Presaditi ću divlju šljivu u moje dvorište, na nju ću ucijepiti pup s marelice posadjene 1925., godina rodjenja majke moje, prenesi to sebi jeseni slijedeće.)

More - Sea (https://youtu.be/wH9Yznql_xs) . (https://youtu.be/FiglsJwlzzM)

For those who want to know where I reside: (https://youtu.be/VSOk3z8C_Gc) I'm about here (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg86514.html#msg86514) .  (https://youtu.be/S4yqtG8jJW4)


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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pearscot on December 06, 2016, 05:09:46 AM
First of all, I love this form and I really like reading everyone's comments. I'm not hyper active on here, but I read the forum daily and I worry for our poor Earth. 

Anyways, the more I think about things and try to tie loose ends together the more I really see and understand the points made in the documentary called Hypernormalism.  It's interesting to see how both Putin and Trump spread lies/misinformation at such a constant and insane rate that people completely lose track of reality and can no longer discern what is real and what isn't.  It's scary how the internet has in many ways isolated people into their own echo chambers where such thoughts are only amplified and the most powerful ones become the talking points.  Anyways, it all makes me sad and every single day I have an existential realization about Trump becoming president.

On a different note I'm happy that I finally got my blog back in action after 11 months of downtime and that I'm slowing doing better with severe depression.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on December 07, 2016, 11:21:53 PM
Good luck with the depression, Pearscot. And don't let Trump influence your mood. He's not the problem. The system is. And the system wants us all to focus on Trump.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on December 07, 2016, 11:38:20 PM
(Presaditi ću divlju šljivu u moje dvorište, na nju ću ucijepiti pup s marelice posadjene 1925., godina rodjenja majke moje, prenesi to sebi jeseni slijedeće.)

Zvuci dobro (ako si se meni obratio)! Bas smo prije par tjedna sadili jednu marelicu od jednog Bio-Baumschule ovdje u Austriji. Vidit cemo hoce li prezivjeti. Smokva iz Poljicke Republike se dobro vratila nakon lanjske kasne zime pocetkom petog mjeseca, cak I rodila, ali bilo je prekasno da se smokve dobro razviju. Nadam se da ce ona dobro proci ovu zimu i nastavit rast sljedece godine.

Stoj mi dobro, pozdravi zenu i limune.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: longwalks1 on December 08, 2016, 01:24:28 AM
Finally, snow, but not the predicted 30 cm.  Still saw over 200 geese and also ducks last two days around the Red River and the Seine in Winnipeg, MB CA but that might be it until March or April when the first few geese return to the Seine. 

Ice finally starting on the Red, especially due to the snow dump after the warmest November here ever.  Please not frazil ice as we can't skate or ski on the river if it does.  Peace out. 
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Milret2 on December 08, 2016, 06:50:59 PM
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pearl-harbor-anniversary-20161207-story.html (http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pearl-harbor-anniversary-20161207-story.html)

This is simply a story from the LA times about a man who survived the Arizona bombing, has nothing to do with climate change, environmental degradation, weird weather .. whatever. I hope it is enjoyable and sobering. That day needs to be remembered.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on December 09, 2016, 07:30:39 AM
Pythagorean scale diminshed fifth or lesser septimal tritone (or at least very close to those) makes an appearance on earth: http://contextearth.com/2016/06/26/ridiculous-paper-on-ocean-oscillation/ (http://contextearth.com/2016/06/26/ridiculous-paper-on-ocean-oscillation/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 11, 2016, 04:04:15 PM
Neven, da, to je za tebe.

Moja ekipa uzvraća pozdrave tvojoj ekipi :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 13, 2016, 01:02:19 AM
quick notes from a top of my head (no discussion here):

http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,617.msg96465.html#msg96465 (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,617.msg96465.html#msg96465)
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While they're at it, maybe the geniuses can also tell us who hacked the CRU servers to cause Climategate? Because that seemed to be so much to ask at the time.  ::)

Anyway, very strange developments. I don't know what to make of it. Does this mean the US Secretary of Finance will not be provided by Goldman Sachs?
US East Coast 'inteligentzia' (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg95622.html#msg95622) strikes again? Sachs, Ah (https://youtu.be/2E8P_vDXT8U).

"aggressive progressives" ever heard of them?. Jimmy Dore (https://www.youtube.com/user/TYTComedy), yep . (https://youtu.be/F5K7UmYkD1I)
Yep again, that Jimmy, right from the bag of deplorables. 2y ago (https://youtu.be/Vsr-v9UT-QE).

"unaware & compliant" (https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3599#efmARJAWn): how patheticaly (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66765.html#msg66765) primitive.

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A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims... but accomplices.
-George Orwell
"I am told time and time again by the rich and powerful, and the mainstream media that represent them, that we should be “practical,” that we should accept the status quo; that a truly moral economy is beyond our reach."
http://religionnews.com/2016/04/15/full-text-bernie-sanders-speech-at-the-vatican/ (http://religionnews.com/2016/04/15/full-text-bernie-sanders-speech-at-the-vatican/)

Cooperation, not competition' is what prevails in nature, for otherwise we wouldn't be here. --ivica

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on December 13, 2016, 04:07:23 PM
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"aggressive progressives" ever heard of them?. Jimmy Dore, yep .
Yep again, that Jimmy, right from the bag of deplorables. 2y ago.

I've been watching the Jimmy Dore Show a lot, ever since I ran into this Youtube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K8bf6dbYt4) a couple of weeks ago.

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Cooperation, not competition' is what prevails in nature, for otherwise we wouldn't be here. --ivica

Istina.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on December 13, 2016, 05:34:20 PM
Thanks for the heads up re. Jimmy Dore.


Why are we differentiating between Fascism and Predatory Capitalism?
Both are the combining of Big Government with Big Business. Dropping regulations doesn't equate with smaller government, it's simply Big Government complying with the demands of Big Business to the detriment of the populace.


To survive this destruction of our environment we require at a minimum the cooperation of all the world powers. No conflicts, no upheavals, no wars. We can't "Make America Great" at the expense of making others poor. If it's Us against Them, we all go down together.


Terry



Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on December 14, 2016, 06:45:19 PM
Climate change is like boxing. A lot of 1, 2's, a few right hooks and then a knock you off your feet blow but you get up, the round finishes. The next round starts, your back on shakier feet and its constant tap, tap, tap, wearing you away...

Here, the drought (started around Jan 1 2016) is constant, it hurts the spring veg etc. Then a super-heatwave in June slaps hard, slam - right hook - no water for 3 weeks in July and it's 38 degrees in the shade. Back to the constant heatwave, slam - closet well runs dry. Jaw punch - bee master was first time unsuccessful in making new bee colonies, so I got scarred and bought 15kg of honey (paid him extra as he had 1/5th normal production and felt he couldn't increase the price - "next year will be normal or great". Punch in the stomach - olive harvest, what I give my all for is very bad. 
Knock down! The rain came. Got 7,000 liters of the precious stuff. Then slowly, I realise I've been knocked down - a semi circle of destruction, 15km radius, runs around me (floods, dead animals, destroyed roads etc, mountains of debris on the beach, tornadoes. Oh god almighty save us. 500 year old olive trees torn apart, braches weighing tons flung around. I still haven't absorbed the violent uncontrolled power of a tornado.
Bell, break. Start cleaning the beach.
Round 2 starting soon...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on December 14, 2016, 07:49:05 PM
I'm sorry you're having so much bad luck. Hang in there, OrganicSu.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 21, 2016, 08:43:24 PM
So, what guide us in our thinking? (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,242.0.html)

"Hang in there, OrganicSu." Ditto from me!

"Astrologists, climatologists and pollsters, each uses charts, models, and esoteric mathematics to foretell the future..." (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1748.msg93468.html#msg93468) TerryM, i bow to you :)

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Istina.
:) and that is scalable, lets try imagine that majority of 10^14 'microbes' of a human body (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,583.0.html) starts to compete with the host? What chance of survival that gives? and similarly with other life

While we are at progressives: Sane Progressive (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxpfmCp2Z9VPTO7eWV6ebzQ), and for those thinking about (election) forecasts: one pick (https://youtu.be/UILyRSjxN8U). Something like "i had it correct, 3 times in a row".

????????????????????????????????????????????????
so, what is supposed to guide us in our thinking
????????????????????????????????????????????????

Inside Out (https://youtu.be/YPAwrtm-JK8)  .  Upside Down (https://youtu.be/eRMC7jakaJ0?list=RDWYQUqG5-74c)


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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on December 30, 2016, 07:31:29 PM

Anyone who says "we're fucked, we're fucked" and does little to reduce their carbon footprint and little to prepare for being fucked is doing a lot of damage to preventing climate change. People who don't believe climate change exists or that it's that serious have their "not worried" viewpoint confirmed by the lack of action from Gavin Smith's caricature.

Even those who do believe we're fucked are lulled into a false sense of security and inaction by the warmth emanating from these caricatures.

Either STFU or act in accordance with your words.

2017...

I know I can't undo my past emissions. That hurts. But looking forward to 2017. A chance to get onto my right path.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 31, 2016, 01:56:35 AM
Edit 20161230: -- : fart by impression of moment :  give me a break : OK. Done.
A-Team: howdy there, in a better world i would be bringing you a coffee,  earning to learn something from you... (btw; anytime, you want something here - in Cafe, that's on me our friendž)
can you tetradiply yourself ?  (https://youtu.be/tyO1eRtDRcs)

For overseas visitors, listen 1..3 of it (https://youtu.be/6aWDxuhD0FI?list=PL47154CBFA6AA5E32) before you proceed to the rest:

 (there is) no gadget or amount of money (that) can make someone less primitive - but helps exposing it. (https://youtu.be/5UvGf13H6wQ) <my words>

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When exposing a crime is treated as commiting a crime, you are being ruled by criminals.
Who said that ? (https://youtu.be/oWphzN-WBSw)

I can see clearly now (https://youtu.be/P89PlNkk0eY) - Jute san se zajubio (https://youtu.be/pm7SER_R2G0) - Nature (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=david+attenborough+planet+earth) . (https://youtu.be/DH5etcFS-Jo)
 Pismo moja  (https://youtu.be/cKULjQHmBW8) - Ti i ja (https://youtu.be/xJ131NfPVtY) -   For the ppl by the ppl. (https://youtu.be/oWphzN-WBSw)
Humans, where are you, your help could  help us

December 23, 2016, 11:23:19:
Happy Holidays - Happy New Year - All The Best
Make Your The Best Wish For All Of Us - We Know We Need That
Merry Christmas to my fellow christians and my love to all of life

siscia civitas mundi? (https://youtu.be/9rJoB7y6Ncs)

The best to all, see you ...
A gift to you all, virtual one, my birth place, my photo, my history: (gone, B. Hussein O. took that.)


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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: skanky on January 06, 2017, 01:07:44 PM
Highest weather station in Siberia... with a toilet teetering on cliff edge

http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/f0281-highest-weather-station-in-siberia-with-a-toilet-teetering-on-cliff-edge/ (http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/f0281-highest-weather-station-in-siberia-with-a-toilet-teetering-on-cliff-edge/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on January 07, 2017, 01:14:00 PM
The cars and planes stop
Can be proved to be true
Is it now but a step and a hop?
As long as you make it through
Morning hills covered in majestic hue
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: A-Team on January 07, 2017, 06:33:06 PM
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iveca: 'Cooperation, not competition' is what prevails in nature, for otherwise we wouldn't be here. A-Team:  howdy there, in a better world i would be bringing you a coff
That got cut off, coffee or coffin? Either way, timely and thx. Looking back, I came first here to learn and keep up, share what I had, get ideas on living even more simply, collaborate on topic coverage, help ride with Paul Revere on raising the alarm, but recently have moved on to merely bearing witness for the future, though lately it seems more like writing its obituary.

Bad behavior on the Lusitania and Titanic may not be the best precedent for climate change as 'food insecurity' is hardly encountered on cruise ships, so maybe Uruguayan Flight 571 -- the rugby cannibals of the Andes -- is more what to expect when there is not enough to go around.

There is quite a bit of cooperation with the animals around here. Very few species in the desert can make it on their own, they almost all move in herds or packs or pairs or flocks or coveys like the mule deer, javalinas, harris hawks, brewer sparrows, quail, and mourning doves, sharing food harvest and lookout duties. The birds -- and even the chipmunks -- have learned each other's alarm calls and startle as one organism.

Capitalism of course sees everything through its fogged little lens and has the birds at each other's throats. Yes we have bullies like the curved bill thrasher and predators like the fox and bobcat who aren't set up to eat the roots and berries, the latter requiring taurine at every meal.

But even here predators are doing the rodents a favor by keeping numbers at a level the land can support and helping along with rodent fitness by picking off the others.

Indeed when I was advising on the vertebrate genome projects, one of the first of many culturally unacceptable results was that rodents have thousands more functional genes than humans.

Both genomes are riddled with junk DNA, over a million defective copies of virus-like replicative units; these expand faster than selection can get rid of them, with the pufferfish the only known exception. Our culture chokes though on straightforward science.

Like birds with their more efficient lungs and advanced neurons, mice had sharper vision, far more discriminatory olfaction, keener hearing and indeed overall more highly evolved proteins than humans (whose knees and backs are evidently just works in progress).

And that's thanks to the owl and bobcat for all that natural selection -- the mouse proteome is calculated to be 200 million years in the future on the timescale of human evolution. We're never going to get caught up.

Loki's Castle is another case in point. It's a deep sea vent south of Svalbard, see map corner in a recent post. Our closest living prokaryotic relative still lives in the anaerobic muck there, the Lokiarchaeum branch on the tree of life.

There's not a lot of energy to be gleaned in an autotrophic environment using molecular hydrogen as terminal oxidant with a nickel cofactor catalyst poisoned by early oxygen, but a big breakthrough from the anthropomorphic perspective came from a cooperative symbiosis with a micro-aerobic planktonic marine α-proteobacteria, later to become a  talent-sharing endosymbiont known as the mitochondrion.

And the rest is history: oxidative metabolism, 37 ATP from one glucose molecule instead of 1-2.

This bears a curious parallel to climate change or growth-has-no-limits, in that while the above ignoble origin of multi-cellular eukaryotes such as ourselves has been proven beyond the shadow of a doubt*, there remains a very active pseudo-controversy about it.

The opposition cloaks itself in science-speak but it is religion-driven hostility that postulates that their divine (not yours) sparked the whole very special ascent of man, not bit-by-bit evolution.  (Alternatively, maybe some evolution happened but it was purposive and predestined the natural order which is despotic white libertarian anglo-male rule.)

Monkey trials still go on in the US hinterlands (~ red states on election maps); this antagonism to the inconvenient truth about our lowly origins merely backs up chimps a couple billion years for the devout non-evangelicals.

Go ahead, break your spear on capitalism but it goes back much farther, to when we made up that bit about being given dominion over nature and our bogus separation from it, go forth and multiply, call the other animals 'game', display arrogance in announcing an Anthropocene instead of the Stupidocene.
 
*Phylogenetic analyses at this distance, while giving the correct answer, need independent support as provided by recent gene family studies, notably the selenocysteine insertion system, the non-use of membrane lipid ethers in Loki, ribosomal protein similarities, tetrahydromethanopterin-based one carbon metabolism, RasGTPases and so on.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on January 08, 2017, 12:00:56 AM
I read 'white libertarian anglo-mule rule'.  :D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on January 09, 2017, 09:08:43 AM
A: Officer, please I'd like to report a major theft.
O: Yes of course. Can you start by telling me your name?
A: We ain't got time for that. It's serious!
O: I can lock you up if you talk like that.
A: That would be great. It would stop the theft.
O: Last chance. What's your name?
A: Artic
O: (the policeman scribbles "artic")
A: Ahm, excuse me officer. I'm pretty important. Wouldn't you mind at least giving me a capital A?
O: Last chance buddy. No more wise cracks. What's this theft you want to report?
a: My lack of heat has been stolen, broken up and diluted and sent out all over the place.
O: How can a lack of something be stolen? You have to have something to have it stolen.
a: (getting hotter and angrier by the minute), My coldness has been stolen. My C.O.L.D.N.E.S.S. I used to be god damn freezing.
O: Do not take the Lord's name in vain with me. I know who you are and where you come from. Watch it. And I'll tell you something else, as a friend, just this once, as you seem to be too stupid to know... You've been giving it away. Non stop. For decades and some say for centuries. Very generous of late! Surely it's no coincidence that the super generous Santa Claus comes from your neck of the woods?
a: (dumbfounded and silent, contemplates the difference between theft and giving. Starts to like the idea of giving. Feels good. Makes you warm inside. Vows to continue giving, increasingly generously till there's nothing left.)
L: (And the Lord said) he who giveth truly of himself shall receiveth a thousand times in return.
B: (And the Budda said (paraphrasing))  you, your polar opposite and all in between are one and the same (equatable).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: magnamentis on January 09, 2017, 07:03:24 PM
I read 'white libertarian anglo-mule rule'.  :D

consider this one, a great read, arctic related and eye opening, knowing that yours are already open LOL

it's available in several languages, original in german.
cheers

https://www.lovelybooks.de/autor/Frank-Sch%C3%A4tzing/Der-Schwarm-40880919-w/ (https://www.lovelybooks.de/autor/Frank-Sch%C3%A4tzing/Der-Schwarm-40880919-w/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on January 10, 2017, 03:39:08 PM
Can we solve Climate Change with Love?
Can we solve Climate Change without causing an absolutely enormous Depression, the likes of which the world has never seen?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: magnamentis on January 10, 2017, 06:27:01 PM
Can we solve Climate Change with Love?
Can we solve Climate Change without causing an absolutely enormous Depression, the likes of which the world has never seen?

if more people would spend more time and energy to feel and provide love it instead of superficial distractions that could well make a difference but it's as well a bit abstract in such short words, that would take quite some effort to analyze and then it has to be based on free will and genuine. any attempt to change mainstream ways of people with force ended in disasters.

in short to your short question, IMO yes !
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: logicmanPatrick on January 18, 2017, 11:16:53 PM
Hi, all!   I don't know how to embed videos here - this is a trial.

I want to Put Another Nickel In the jukebox in hopes of entertaining you all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOSKqGwmxFE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOSKqGwmxFE)

The Burlak was a hauler of barges, like the Volga Boatmen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsPJ3JCElXA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsPJ3JCElXA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNb54rwDQJM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNb54rwDQJM)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: logicmanPatrick on January 18, 2017, 11:38:39 PM
A comment on 'cars, cars, cars got me thinking:


They don't give a tear about saving lives or anything else. Just profits. That is actually all that they are allowed to care about as a corporation. Everything else is propaganda.

Here's a great video all about the profit motive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVRQK58jrbw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVRQK58jrbw)[/quote]
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on January 19, 2017, 12:02:12 AM
January 12, 2017, 02:23:47 PM

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A-Team: Go ahead, break your spear on capitalism but it goes back much farther, to when we made up that bit about being given dominion over nature and our bogus separation from it, go forth and multiply, call the other animals 'game', display arrogance in announcing an Anthropocene instead of the Stupidocene.
Or perhaps all that started when a hunter, instead to hunt, decided to go into a shade, wait for return of a tired hunter and rob him. After 'actions' repeated and in spite of mercenaries afforded such needed all protection they can get.
"Chosen by Gods -- Son of a God -- In the name of God --  Appointed by God -- If you don't trust President you are..."

i do not blame any ..ism or religion, i do blame manipulators.

Meltdown of sanity? (https://youtu.be/_rfQjRMKkOE) Gone back to mitochondria, i could rise my dopamine (http://megacancer.com/2017/01/03/energy-doesnt-flow-matter-doesnt-cycle/#comments)  there (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,583.msg98971.html#new)  :)

- (https://youtu.be/K-w83WYPqEM) - (https://youtu.be/cf0BGdmmtAI)
BTW: Millennials on the rise (https://youtu.be/QHflhJlzjwY) ? . (https://youtu.be/VnxCHzs8dRw)

January 15, 2017, 06:09:10 PM
a bit of elders wisdom might be of use these days: wrestle with a pig, not (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wrestle_with_a_pig).

-

"I'm 21" (https://youtu.be/Hol1ByHOGj4) he says.  b^.^d     
Go, Millennials! You've no one to wait for, fight for the world you want live in. :THUMBS UP:
Wasn't Bernie who said "it's not about me, it's about you".

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwpmu.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F02%2Fsmiley-small.jpg&hash=1726b6e4b1798f6fb9440d1c3fdba3c4)

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Aggressive Progressives: Bernie Sanders' Prescription Drug Bill Killed....By DEMOCRATS (https://youtu.be/Hsh_7dcN188)

2017-01-18 rETWETT:
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Debbie Lusignan ‏@saneprogressive 21m21 minutes ago
Debbie Lusignan Retweeted WikiLeaks
Assange is a hero.  That is all.

Off The Perch: (https://youtu.be/DohRa9lsx0Q?list=PLK9Sc5q_4K6aNajVLKtkaAB1JGmKyccf2)

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Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson Jan 16
To quote another fallen Moon-walker:
Look at that, you son of a bitch."
You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation. an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that, you son of a bitch."
RIP: Edgar Mitchell (1930-2016) -- Apollo 14 Astronaut

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pearscot on January 20, 2017, 05:59:21 AM
Well...tomorrow Trump becomes president. I've never felt so much despair in my life. My knee is also as messed up as it ever has been meaning I will not be able to run for quite some time, which really sucks because that's the only thing in life that gives me joy. Fuck this year already, I tried to be optimistic and it lasted for 19 days and now I'm back to where I was.

I can't wait to see what the most pathetic, incompetent, uneducated, ignorant, racist, anti-internationalism administration does first. AHH so full of rage and anger and there is absolutely zero I can do about any of it. gg America!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on January 20, 2017, 07:38:44 AM
Well...tomorrow Trump becomes president. I've never felt so much despair in my life. My knee is also as messed up as it ever has been meaning I will not be able to run for quite some time, which really sucks because that's the only thing in life that gives me joy. Fuck this year already, I tried to be optimistic and it lasted for 19 days and now I'm back to where I was.

I can't wait to see what the most pathetic, incompetent, uneducated, ignorant, racist, anti-internationalism administration does first. AHH so full of rage and anger and there is absolutely zero I can do about any of it. gg America!


Watching video of W's speeches relieves some of my anxiety. 8)


Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on January 20, 2017, 07:44:51 AM



Watching video of W's speeches relieves some of my anxiety. 8)


Terry

Ah, got an idea for a theme party - Masochists only.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on January 21, 2017, 07:23:31 AM
so full of rage and anger and there is absolutely zero I can do about any of it.
I hear you.
God grant me the serenity. To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. (Reinhold Niebuhr)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on January 27, 2017, 12:00:49 PM
January 21, 2017, 04:49:47 PM

"unaware & compliant" is one more sign that our society is highly manipulative, not cooperative . (https://youtu.be/j64RaqsqPqQ)

. (https://youtu.be/gIIxLjXp2cY) Sun do not bow to our desires . (https://youtu.be/uT3SBzmDxGk)  Sun is a terrorist, deserves to be nuked! . (https://youtu.be/APkwUUylu-A) Learning To Fly... (https://youtu.be/s5BJXwNeKsQ) ---  moj galebe  (https://youtu.be/sF9DY6-A60s) --  w|wo you  (https://youtu.be/DbFao4M2_os) _:) (https://youtu.be/M-Wm17Cjm7I)_


2017-01-24

Millennials, more: 1 (https://youtu.be/BhUtxsW0NIQ),  2 (https://youtu.be/LJXdShbNvZc)  . (https://youtu.be/QTGs0KaRbQc)


2017-01-27
Those who know how to do/maintain their 'symmetry breaking' remain in non-ventilator mode :)

The Humanist Report: Episode 78 (https://youtu.be/ITw1cZ26hP4).

Jimmy Doore interviews Thomas Frank: 1 (https://youtu.be/M9u2aR19P3g), 2 (https://youtu.be/0TnS_P4JGDc), 3 (https://youtu.be/u9sGI5kiRbE), 4 (https://youtu.be/JONbGkQaq8Q). 

Cenk Uygur of TYT works on How To Make Dems Smart Again: 1 (https://youtu.be/VqEzsqMG5nU), 2 (https://youtu.be/lOTsK_WGNAc) . (https://youtu.be/RdGDCQjGjVc)

Debbie Lusignan @saneprogressive offers different strategy: 1 (https://youtu.be/epD4G_DfPGI), 2 (https://youtu.be/QvJQAI19qpU).

.eol


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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on January 29, 2017, 07:09:56 PM
Turned on the TV today. Wow. Trump's travel ban is big, isn't it. Or is it?
My wife is Japanese, I'm Irish and we both live in Greece so we are extremely grateful and reliant on being allowed to live here, without persecution. IMHO, however the travel ban and the wall are just distractions.

Deliberate and successful attempts to divert attention from the real action.
What else is he and his chosen few up to? Of course neither the travel ban or wall should happen. But WHAT else are they doing and legislating on?

So Trump is big news isn't he. Or is he?
IMHO he is just a distraction. Is it from the climate and a temporary or permanent blue ocean 'event' that could get us off BAU. No. Why? Cause when it happens 99.9% of people, even if they hear about it, won't care enough to reduce their coffee intake by 1 cup, let alone something drastic like stop flying.

Whether Trump is a deliberate and successful attempt to divert attention or just coincidental is up for discussion. Those with real power are ready for this. So what are those with real power up to? Now is the perfect time to get what you want done. Maybe they want to put the US under martial law? That's too simple an answer, isn't it, and anyway to what ultimate benefit?  So WHAT are those with real power up to?

I'm a simple man and I don't have the answers. So I'm going to try something radical - I'm going to try to have my wife fall in love with me. (again? That too is up for discussion). I'm also going to try to live in mindfulness, aka "in the moment". But that's way more difficult (I think, I hope). If anyone else is interested in the later, I highly recommend eating foraged and home grown food. It really helps to reconnect and break down some barriers.  On 4 and a half times I've even wondered if acorns are psychoactive...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 08, 2017, 06:09:16 PM
Ribar - Frederik miler (glazbeni spot)  (https://youtu.be/kk4Jmnaf9Gc)

As seas becomes deeper so is society crisis, reinforcing each other.
Old & Primitive mindset behind that do not want to retire, no matter what.

-.Ay Vamos (https://youtu.be/TapXs54Ah3E)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 13, 2017, 08:19:55 AM
The nearby lake this morning before the possible föhn winds  projected today and tomorrow. Ice looks pretty solid still. Those are not meltponds but patches of ice that are snowless. Lack of snow is notable here in the southwest. I think we topped at c. 10 cm before +degrees melted most of it to ice, currently at 1-2 cm and ice where applicable. The amount of slipped & hospitalized people in the city made it to national news earlier this year. This is somewhat notable for Finland.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 13, 2017, 03:40:08 PM
Föhn-event wasn't too strong here today. Maybe some 6K up from yesterdays numbers.

Photo of very shallow melt-pooling.

Additional photos of the public beach, you could even swim there.or maybe not. The passenger traffic and the occasional high water keep it open on mild winters. Ice induced erosion happens on rather a small scale compared to some photos of Alaska/Siberian north
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: DrTskoul on February 13, 2017, 08:05:27 PM
Nice observational data!! Thanks Pmt
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 14, 2017, 01:04:30 PM
Today walked the short river path (~1.5mi.) and back home. This is though a somewhat controlled river so these two images aren't 'entirely natural'. Still some features occurring also in free-flowing rivers can be seen. Southfacing northbank has lost almost all snow and the meltwater has started to gnaw the northern shore of the riverside. As this has been quite dry start of the winter the water levels are low, this leads the ice to be lowest in the middle of the river and the meltwater gathers there on the other pic.
Title: Ocean Ranger, in memoriam
Post by: Cate on February 15, 2017, 02:31:47 PM
In memory of the 84 men of the Ocean Ranger.
All hands were lost when the rig capsized
in a terrible winter storm 270km east of Newfoundland
35 years ago today,
15 February 1982.

http://www.heritage.nf.ca/articles/economy/ocean-ranger.php (http://www.heritage.nf.ca/articles/economy/ocean-ranger.php)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Ranger (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Ranger)

I remember it like yesterday. We were living in Twillingate on the NE coast of the Rock, and the wind that night howled like I'd never heard it before, a living screaming gale from the west. So odd, because our worst winds are nearly always nor-easterlies. We woke to find everything buried in huge drifts and the prospect of a day shovelling out, as everything was closed. But it was all put aside when we turned on the news. Everyone spent that terrible day glued to the TV in trembling disbelief. Newfoundland is tight-knit: the tragedy affected dozens of communities in the province. Everyone knew someone who had lost someone.

Over to the great Ron Hynes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWvV2NGiFKM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWvV2NGiFKM)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 17, 2017, 08:57:58 AM
The lake few messages and a couple of foehn and other warm days later starts to look like a dream plane for long-distance iceskating. Phone camera contrast at maximum.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: magnamentis on February 17, 2017, 03:24:38 PM
The lake few messages and a couple of foehn and other warm days later starts to look like a dream plane for long-distance iceskating. Phone camera contrast at maximum.

any coordinates or something that would hint to location? assuming it's somewhere in the US it's still nice to know what one is looking at a bit more precisely. not important, just a personal suggestion :-)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on February 20, 2017, 08:33:16 PM
These days I prefer the company of people who are unaware of or don't care enough to speak about AGW and what we are doing to this planet.
I don't have patience anymore when I hear someone mention these things again and again but do nothing to reduce their contribution.
Reducing our own contribution is so easy and opens so many new and exciting doors.
It's heartbreaking to me that the people living near me who currently contribute the most to destroying this planet are the ones who speak most often about it.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 20, 2017, 08:46:06 PM

OrganicSu, thank you for all what you and your family are doing. We appreciate.
My family of 4 live with < 1k eur per month. Anyway, we and you will find a way .. a human one.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 20, 2017, 09:51:14 PM
Couldn't resist, not because of the graph - we know that, because of the comment bellow.
It's my impression, many who knows about such graph are not aware of what that might bring.

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmegacancer.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F02%2F24_co2-graph-021116-768px.jpg&hash=e76d796a40de5005b199b630a852cf84)

"This is also an ecosystem EKG. That spike at the end is a major arrhythmia before the heart..." (http://megacancer.com/2017/02/16/casino-carcinoma/)

ooo (https://youtu.be/d-lUBlbJkrQ)

"There are more of us than there are them" - who said that?

I am only one. Imagine others. 7B+ of such.

uuu (https://youtu.be/Utk_Z9gDA0Y) ?

oioioi

Do you know that left glove turned inside-out fits on the right hand? (https://youtu.be/kD0vzKlcG2g)
Some Bell believers seems to have a problem with mathematical description of that fact, amazing (http://retractionwatch.com/2016/09/30/physicist-threatens-legal-action-after-journal-mysteriously-removed-study/).  (~1500 comments there, might take some time to load ;) )
More for math/academic types, which I'm not - at least not in view of society based on profit for some-. pdf here (http://einstein-physics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/refutation-lockyer.pdf)

Let's play, what else we can do? (https://youtu.be/98iMYPvN9Q8)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: DrTskoul on February 20, 2017, 10:02:34 PM
Couldn't resist, not because of the graph - we know that, because of the comment bellow.
It's my impression, many who knows about such graph are not aware of what that might bring.

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmegacancer.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F02%2F24_co2-graph-021116-768px.jpg&hash=e76d796a40de5005b199b630a852cf84)

"This is also an ecosystem EKG. That spike at the end is a major arrhythmia before the heart..." (http://megacancer.com/2017/02/16/casino-carcinoma/)

ooo (https://youtu.be/d-lUBlbJkrQ)

"There are more of us than there are them" - who said that?

I am only one. Imagine others. 7B+ of such.

uuu (https://youtu.be/Utk_Z9gDA0Y) ?

oioioi

Do you know that left glove turned inside-out fits on the right hand (https://youtu.be/kD0vzKlcG2g) ?
Some Bell believers seems to have a problem with mathematical description of that fact, amazing (http://retractionwatch.com/2016/09/30/physicist-threatens-legal-action-after-journal-mysteriously-removed-study/).  (~1500 comments there, might take some time to load ;) )
More for math/academic types, which I'm not - at least not in view of society based on profit for some-. pdf here (http://einstein-physics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/refutation-lockyer.pdf)

Let's play, what else we can do? (https://youtu.be/98iMYPvN9Q8)
. However the inside and outside of the glove are two different worlds not ever in contact with each other...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 21, 2017, 12:04:57 AM
...
Do you know that left glove turned inside-out fits on the right hand? (https://youtu.be/kD0vzKlcG2g)
Some Bell believers seems to have a problem with mathematical description of that fact, amazing (http://retractionwatch.com/2016/09/30/physicist-threatens-legal-action-after-journal-mysteriously-removed-study/).  (~1500 comments there, might take some time to load ;) )
More for math/academic types, which I'm not - at least not in view of society based on profit for some-. pdf here (http://einstein-physics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/refutation-lockyer.pdf)

Let's play, what else we can do? (https://youtu.be/98iMYPvN9Q8)
. However the inside and outside of the glove are two different worlds not ever in contact with each other...

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. However the inside and outside of the glove are two different worlds not ever in contact with each other...
?? what? are you saying that just at a vo-doo distance might be a world ruled by a humans, not psychopaths?

If so, please, explain that to us in a dedicated thread, not here - in café, (ssssh: i'm a bit suspicuous about our current barteneder, might be a ruskie;) ).

btw: life is a shit w/o music, so (onlyifyouplease):   this  (https://youtu.be/BXnDABAlzRc),  yep  (https://youtu.be/TfPzsHkRWYY)

---------------------
BREAKING NEWS from our Inter/Intra/Hyper/Ultra/Mega/Super/Intell/Oops services:
whaz was baretenders choice in our jukebox, several times, mind you! CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT! THIS:  https://youtu.be/tnZwkDXLG2o Outrage!

not. be calm. no need to ventilate. ivica in control here.

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on February 21, 2017, 12:14:49 AM
Quote
If so, please, explain that to us in a dedicated thread, not here - in café, (ssssh: i'm a bit suspicuous about our current barteneder, might be a ruskie;) ).

Comrades, I deny this allegation.

Vodka is on the house.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 21, 2017, 12:22:07 AM
Quote
If so, please, explain that to us in a dedicated thread, not here - in café, (ssssh: i'm a bit suspicuous about our current barteneder, might be a ruskie;) ).

Comrades, I deny this allegation.

Vodka is on the house.

and after that you are gonna need to take a lot of coffee, trust me -  i know what i'm saying (not sledge hammer (https://youtu.be/OJWJE0x7T4Q)). Thats on me. ;)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: DrTskoul on February 21, 2017, 12:48:00 AM
Zazdarovje Tovarishch
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 23, 2017, 05:02:04 PM
I like this millennial (a son I can only dream off, but I have daughters so who knows :) ), watch here (https://youtu.be/RKhSg2uVVB4).
I disagree with him on AGW/climate_change issue but I disagree with my self of (recalling) that age too. In short, he is much more aware of society/social situation than I was (or willing to be!) at that age.  And after all, all of it is about *their* future...
Isn't it ? (https://youtu.be/ytdtmxrF8lw)

so, for God's sake, no wars please.
not more in my southyard, don't even think about starting some at my eastyard.
keep this planet inhabitable, not yust for me      

Mediterra, eh. my love. my past. my future.

--
humans are not center of universe, life might be.

btw; i'm a wonderer, not a fund seeker. *

-- (https://youtu.be/h8pQL80Jko4)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on February 23, 2017, 09:09:53 PM
Ivica


Thanks for the above link. The "millennial" is a new voice to me, but he now has my ear.


Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 24, 2017, 09:38:34 AM
Continuing occasional visits to the lake shore...

"We live between clouds and water", or ice where applicable.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: logicmanPatrick on February 25, 2017, 04:41:42 PM
Couldn't resist after reading above about the topology of a glove.

The sleeping bag, a poem.

On the outside grows the furside; on the inside grows the skinside.
So the furside is the outside, and the skinside is the inside.
One side likes the skinside inside, and the furside on the outside.
Others like the skinside outside, and the furside on the inside.
If you turn the skinside outside, thinking you will side with that side,
then the soft side, furside's inside, which, some argue, is the wrong side.
If you turn the furside outside, as, you say, it grows on that side,
then your outside's next the skinside, which for comfort's not the right side.
For the skinside is the cold side, and your outside's not your warm side.
And two cold sides side by side are not right-side when side to side!
If you decide to side with that side, turn the topside furside inside.
Then the cold side furside skinside's, beyond all question, inside out!

Herbert George Ponting, photographer on Scott's last expedition.

I'm off now to warp a space ship into a Klein bottle. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_bottle)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 25, 2017, 05:34:17 PM
Couldn't resist after reading above about the topology of a glove.

The sleeping bag, a poem.

On the outside grows the furside; on the inside grows the skinside.
So the furside is the outside, and the skinside is the inside.
One side likes the skinside inside, and the furside on the outside.
Others like the skinside outside, and the furside on the inside.
If you turn the skinside outside, thinking you will side with that side,
then the soft side, furside's inside, which, some argue, is the wrong side.
If you turn the furside outside, as, you say, it grows on that side,
then your outside's next the skinside, which for comfort's not the right side.
For the skinside is the cold side, and your outside's not your warm side.
And two cold sides side by side are not right-side when side to side!
If you decide to side with that side, turn the topside furside inside.
Then the cold side furside skinside's, beyond all question, inside out!

Herbert George Ponting, photographer on Scott's last expedition.

I'm off now to warp a space ship into a Klein bottle. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_bottle)

and one more quote, from H2G2 I believe  ;)

Quote
Arthur cleared his throat, and then did it again.

''Where,'' he said, ''did you ...?''

''Find a gin and tonic?'' said Ford brightly. ''I found a small lake
that  thought  it  was  a gin and tonic, and jumped in and out of
that. At least, I think it thought it was a gin and tonic.''

''I may,'' he added with a grin which  would  have  sent  sane  men
scampering into trees, ''have been imagining it.''

He waited for a reaction from Arthur, but Arthur knew better than that.

With left action expressed as right action and averaged, and with "." standing for inner product: E(a,b) = -a.b
 ?
If so, then our physical space might have some spinorial properties. Isn't it exciting?
(Even if math is ok, we still should wait for experimental confirmation - but those fellows/experimentors are clever ones, not like what we see with leaderships of our soc/academia)


Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on March 02, 2017, 02:16:39 PM
Riverside after the rains which melted most of the snow. The extra water helped the small rapid clear its downstream off ice which stack on top and under the still stuck ice.
More to the downstream, water flows on top of ice.
I couldn't continue the lowest path beside the river since i didn't want to fall in there again.
Weather prediction promises freezing temperatures once more, the annual count of people drowned in weak ice hereabouts isn't yet final.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on March 03, 2017, 08:24:10 AM
If anyone knows whether A-Team is healthy and OK I would dearly appreciate knowing it.

My life and how I live it have been affected by some of the words written by A-Team and Bruce. No-one else's contributions on this forum have had any noticeable or conscious effect. If A-Team punched me in the face and spat at me I would take it. Why? He has the abilities of a great teacher. A student takes what a teacher dispenses and hopefully, with time, comes to understand why.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on March 03, 2017, 09:00:37 AM
If anyone knows whether A-Team is healthy and OK I would dearly appreciate knowing it.

My life and how I live it have been affected by some of the words written by A-Team and Bruce. No-one else's contributions on this forum have had any noticeable or conscious effect. If A-Team punched me in the face and spat at me I would take it. Why? He has the abilities of a great teacher. A student takes what a teacher dispenses and hopefully, with time, comes to understand why.

It's of course possible s/he's on a position in which the Trumpistan goverment may give him/her a gag order to be silent. At least s/he complained of the lack of general public interest a few times before disappearance. As currently the 'public' is only the Trumpistan supporters in government circles i guess, this is no surprise.

Of course it's also possible s/he's been promoted 'with new set of responsibilities' or moved to another job description with 'access to classified data sources'.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on March 06, 2017, 01:19:04 PM
Next batch of images of ice disturbed by changing sea levels and ship wave action. The floes are c.15cm (6in.) thick but the refrozen stuff is only about 3-4cm (1.5in.) needles to say we didn't try to walk there.

The public beach (3rd image)has received a bit of additional damage.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on March 06, 2017, 01:35:10 PM
Working.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: longwalks1 on March 07, 2017, 01:50:39 AM
Geese returned to Winnipeg, MB today.  Possibly call them French-Canadian Geese because these first few go to the Seine River.  Not that much earlier, I've seen them in colder and more deep snow on the 12th.  Peace out,
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Cate on March 07, 2017, 11:01:47 PM
Ice-related story: dramatic rescue of the crew of a sealing vessel out of Summerford,  Newfoundland, which ran into trouble in high winds and heavy ice-infested seas NE of St John's on Sunday. This was a first-time real-life rescue for the crew of the chopper, which was ably flown by one Captain Nicole Lively. :D

Check out the video in the story.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/summerford-skipper-safe-at-home-after-rescue-at-sea-1.4011611 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/summerford-skipper-safe-at-home-after-rescue-at-sea-1.4011611)

This is the time of year when Newfoundlanders have traditionally taken to the ice around our shores to harvest seals---harp seals, which whelp on the pack ice that drifts down from the Arctic on the Labrador Current. The hunt is not what it used to be, in the wake of animal rights campaigning, and nowadays no whitecoats are taken, but sealing is still an important economic contributor to many Newfoundland households. The entire animal in used, the carcase and hide, in traditional Newfoundland culture.

And yes. I miss A-Team too.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Cate on March 08, 2017, 12:21:49 AM
Couldn't resist after reading above about the topology of a glove.

The sleeping bag, a poem.

On the outside grows the furside; on the inside grows the skinside.
So the furside is the outside, and the skinside is the inside.
One side likes the skinside inside, and the furside on the outside.
Others like the skinside outside, and the furside on the inside.
If you turn the skinside outside, thinking you will side with that side,
then the soft side, furside's inside, which, some argue, is the wrong side.
If you turn the furside outside, as, you say, it grows on that side,
then your outside's next the skinside, which for comfort's not the right side.
For the skinside is the cold side, and your outside's not your warm side.
And two cold sides side by side are not right-side when side to side!
If you decide to side with that side, turn the topside furside inside.
Then the cold side furside skinside's, beyond all question, inside out!

Herbert George Ponting, photographer on Scott's last expedition.

I'm off now to warp a space ship into a Klein bottle. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_bottle)

*giggling*....and....cue "The Modern Hiawatha" by George A Strong:

 "He killed the noble Mudjokivis.
 Of the skin he made him mittens,
 Made them with the fur side inside,
 Made them with the skin side outside.
 He, to get the warm side inside,
 Put the inside skin side outside.
 He, to get the cold side outside,
 Put the warm side fur side inside.
 That's why he put the fur side inside,
 Why he put the skin side outside,
 Why he turned them inside outside."

http://wonderingminstrels.blogspot.ca/2000/09/modern-hiawatha-george-strong.html (http://wonderingminstrels.blogspot.ca/2000/09/modern-hiawatha-george-strong.html)

 ;D

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 10, 2017, 11:12:43 PM
Once upon a time ;) I became good with student from Panama, which, more or less, always had a guitar with him, he teached me "Guantanamera is a village", "guajira/quahira? means a girl". Girl from Guantanamo (https://youtu.be/lmyQOq4MAdY).

---

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flibertesphilosophica.info%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F03%2FGibbs.jpg&hash=3fcd40f18179a592d275eeb1ca4b9939)

R3 --> S3 (https://youtu.be/uT3SBzmDxGk)

EDIT: I forgot dot, so here it is -> . (http://retractionwatch.com/2016/09/30/physicist-threatens-legal-action-after-journal-mysteriously-removed-study/)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: DrTskoul on March 10, 2017, 11:28:56 PM
I love that rendition of Thunderstruck!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on March 12, 2017, 07:23:41 AM
That's not melt pooling. I had to throw in a piece of wood to see if it splashes. Mind you, the shores had water, runoff from land.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on March 19, 2017, 03:46:14 PM
Those of you, like me, who think your days of getting up into the high latitudes may be over, or who have never been where it really is cold, might find this novel pretty damn good.

It is Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow or Smilla's Sense of Snow (Danish: Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne). A 1992 novel by Danish author Peter Høeg. It was translated into English by Tiina Nunnally (credited as "F. David" in the British edition).

Read all about it at:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Smilla's_Feeling_for_Snow

The author knows his subject.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Deeenngee on March 20, 2017, 10:45:13 PM
(Because a) I'd feel sheepish putting this in the main IJIS thread, b) I wanted somewhere to link to from the main blog, and c) this is a home for random offtopicness...)

The first in a likely short lived series, 'Arctic charts that resemble album covers', I give you my IJIS / Unknown Pleasures mashup.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on March 20, 2017, 11:06:26 PM
How about another series, 'Album covers that resemble Arctic maps':

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theearologydept.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F05%2FScreen-Shot-2016-05-11-at-9.15.52-AM.png&hash=ca69a91766cb0a9f9da14b2612e9c513)

. (https://vimeo.com/172230833)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on March 26, 2017, 09:46:31 AM
Mind you, these are of fresh ice melting in-place. If the river wasn't controlled that would have left for sea alredy. The lake instead is rather natural wrt ice. Tried to record sound of ice cracking but something went wrong. Nice to hear spring is progresaing, though. I haven't visited Baltic shore since the latest imges so don't know what's up in there.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: DrTskoul on March 26, 2017, 01:31:58 PM
Mind you, these are of fresh ice melting in-place. If the river wasn't controlled that would have left for sea alredy. The lake instead is rather natural wrt ice. Tried to record sound of ice cracking but something went wrong. Nice to hear spring is progresaing, though. I haven't visited Baltic shore since the latest imges so don't know what's up in there.

I would love to hear those sounds. Will be much more noticeable at night..
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on March 26, 2017, 02:04:58 PM
I would love to hear those sounds. Will be much more noticeable at night..
I think a pretty good imitation cn be achieved by taking a trayful of ice cubes, go to  really quiet place, record it. Then apply various legnths of echo to individual cracks...up to 4 secs, and amp up something like tenfold... I had to stop the recording early since akid asked her mother something 40 meters away. Possibly cannot try again this spring it's in the low 50s F here today

That I can confirm that the harbour is free of ice.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: P-maker on April 21, 2017, 08:42:00 PM
Apparently, after Leonardo DiCaprio had to travel half the World in order to find proper snow for ”The Revenant”, Hollywood has decided to follow up on the cold theme and engaged an arch crook to play the leading role in a new Arctic drama (see http://deadline.com/2017/04/mads-mikkelsen-arctic-armory-films-1202071899/ (http://deadline.com/2017/04/mads-mikkelsen-arctic-armory-films-1202071899/) ). He will face the choice of either staying in the Arctic or flee towards lower latitudes, when the shit hits the fan. It will be interesting to see what the directors wants him to do in order to keep the audiences happy.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 23, 2017, 02:46:34 PM
Think more about mediterra & its past... if you, (our blood) overseas, do not understand mediterra how are you going to understand others... neighbors as example (https://youtu.be/tnZwkDXLG2o)...

~ (https://youtu.be/APkwUUylu-A) ~ (https://youtu.be/gIIxLjXp2cY)
& (https://youtu.be/M-Wm17Cjm7I) & (https://youtu.be/sF9DY6-A60s)
& (https://youtu.be/DbFao4M2_os) ~ (https://youtu.be/d4pkKWTxMRc)
- (https://youtu.be/0FGMbXOnTSE) - (https://youtu.be/C5J-I3g2DSg) Mediterra, eh - basgards will never get it .- (https://youtu.be/GyCdAOQS9eI)

:::::

For a reason i'm sure more of youe read "Cassandra's Legacy" (https://cassandralegacy.blogspot.nl/) then "A Distant Mirror" (https://romedistantmirror.blogspot.co.uk/)? Correct it.

<> ** not for a 'profit' ** <> (https://youtu.be/B8WHKRzkCOY)

it's a cafe, it's a song (https://youtu.be/lmyQOq4MAdY), free for everyone, enjoy :) Bonus (https://youtu.be/yFnXj0f5JiU) song for old members.

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A collection of comments from  phys.org page (https://phys.org/news/2017-03-proton.html):
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For all the science deniers and scientist critics on this site:

    "I live for being wrong," said Lajoie. "That's where we learn."

Read this. Read it again. Then read it again.

Then realize that while YOU do the first part, you never bother to do the second part.
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YES! I second this comment, a hundred times over.

Also, people REALLY need to learn to separate their ideas from their personal identity. For example, I would be shocked to learn that climate change isn't real, but I wouldn't be DISAPPOINTED. The *idea* is not part of who *I* am.

This is also why I wish we wouldn't call people climate deniers. By identifying *who* someone is according to their ideas, you obviously are conflating their ideas with their personal identity. And then you call it/them a piece of crap. I wonder why they become so resistant to change???
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     "This is also why I wish we wouldn't call people climate deniers"

True. On the other hand if we would call them what they really are (i.e. "willfully obtuse scientifically illiterate morons") doesn't sound any better. At least 'science deniers' gives them the benefit of the doubt about all the other areas of their lives.
:) back to gardening...

---night time

If we allow imbeciles to lead us, what does that tell about us?

To decoy, use - for example this  (just watching) (https://youtu.be/-VUmtCLePL8) - i.e. move focus somewhere far.. to anything but MSM. (so sick of destruction this society does cant wait for the morning to check how life still progresses in my garden) . (https://youtu.be/N-9ihEYrtpE)
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Plse, dont mix science with social aferes under which we live. Da Te Mogu Pismom Zvati - (https://youtu.be/7qwY7MGwpXc) ~ (https://youtu.be/ehMkAk1gI5A)  ˇ (https://youtu.be/FLYUeG29Z04)

Allium ursinum (https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Allium_ursinum): Do you've experience with that plant? (to share with us, not here, other thread) ? (https://youtu.be/Xsf5RDXMC6w)

! (https://youtu.be/d4pkKWTxMRc) .. ~ (https://youtu.be/C3uaXCJcRrE)

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Stepped on it (https://youtu.be/cM69ATlRG_k) by chance. A film, Russian one, icebreaker captured by ice, awful translation, perfect for Café.
Interesting NYT article from other times (http://www.nytimes.com/1985/06/09/world/soviet-research-ship-trapped-in-antarctic-ice.html), one quote:
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Another operation that captured the public imagination was an operation earlier this year in which the icebreaker Moskva was sent to the Soviet Far East to break a channel for thousands of white beluga whales that were threatened by ice off the coast.
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- (https://youtu.be/50SZp6XsWcY)
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The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for. – Homer
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Terry is not only one!
Poem by Bruce Steele, here (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,77.msg110819/topicseen.html#msg110819):

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It will come from below
 and we will no more know than the trilobites
 our place in it
Brachiopods and bryozoans
 turned to rock
 like before
Cnidarian nightmares
 sulfur, floating fish
It would take a time machine
 to turn this back
And believe me
 It was us
!?! (https://youtu.be/pPxER4yQDcA)
 
--ivica ~ (https://youtu.be/DULGXC2pVe0)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on April 23, 2017, 03:40:20 PM
[quote from elsewhere]
    "I live for being wrong," said Lajoie. "That's where we learn."
Read this. Read it again. Then read it again.

Then realize that while YOU do the first part, you never bother to do the second part.

[quote from elsewhere]
Also, people REALLY need to learn to separate their ideas from their personal identity. For example, I would be shocked to learn that climate change isn't real, but I wouldn't be DISAPPOINTED. The *idea* is not part of who *I* am.
Yes. Yes. Yes!

Anger, there's been a lot of late.
I analyse my anger to know who *I* am.
It can take days or weeks (sometimes never) of sniffing around it, asking it's true source to understand really why I became angry. Once understood the remnants of that anger vanishes. I cannot speak for anyone else but I have been angry, so fxxking angry, for the needless consumption and waste which leads to the destruction of this planet. Eventually I understood I was angry at myself for not doing what I could do to stop my contribution.
Anger. It's my mirror.
I would cry with joy if AGW was untrue. I would not regret the choices I have made (unfortunately only recently) to reduce my contribution to AGW. Those choices have led to happiness, spirituality and peace.

Poems are in vogue but I'm no poet. I love Bruce's. I love Ivica - she seems to have a very strong 6th sense and knows exactly what's going on. I love nature.
I like to sing this poem repeatedly, like a mantra, emphasizing the last word (does that mean it's a song?)
  You are nature
  And there is no death
  You will come again
  Just in a different form
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on April 25, 2017, 01:47:55 PM
I sincerely thank Bruce and Ateam and AbruptSLR, my angels, who have helped  guide my path and Neven for enabling the connection.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: AbruptSLR on April 25, 2017, 03:00:28 PM
I sincerely thank Bruce and Ateam and AbruptSLR, my angels, who have helped  guide my path and Neven for enabling the connection.

OrganicSu,

Thank you, and all of the posters in Neven's ASIF for bringing focus to important issues.

Best,
ASLR
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 26, 2017, 10:27:33 PM
... tuning in progress, aparatchiks please, stay away!

Don't do *that*, or else: #1 (https://wearechange.org/wikileaks-julian-assange-gave-epic-response-cia-director-mike-pompeo/)

!! (https://youtu.be/BXnDABAlzRc)            /gonna stoppin' here ?/
tun-ing in progress, plse, stay aware!  be sure, i'm not only one!

In life of MSM there is nothing then hypes, lies and kleveta i.e.
aspersion, calumny, defamation, detraction, libel, slander, slur, vilification.

--ivica :I love you all: (https://youtu.be/BXnDABAlzRc)

its up to you from now on, at least for a while :)
(meanwhile, i've to do some gardening - to survive)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on April 27, 2017, 01:58:37 AM
... tuning in progress, aparatchiks please, stay away!

Don't do *that*, or else: #1 (https://wearechange.org/wikileaks-julian-assange-gave-epic-response-cia-director-mike-pompeo/)

!! (https://youtu.be/BXnDABAlzRc)            /gonna stoppin' here ?/
tun-ing in progress, plse, stay aware!  be sure, i'm not only one!

In life of MSM there is nothing then hypes, lies and kleveta i.e.
aspersion, calumny, defamation, detraction, libel, slander, slur, vilification.

--ivica :I love you all: (https://youtu.be/BXnDABAlzRc)

its up to you from now on, at least for a while :)
(meanwhile, i've to do some gardening - to survive)


Hopefully it's the garden's survival that's in doubt. :)
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: vigilius on April 29, 2017, 10:26:21 AM
Of possible interest to ASIF: Season Two of "Fortitude" is now on Amazon Prime. Story set in Svalbard (though it's shot in Iceland). Retreating ice is causing some problems for the fine people of Svalbard but now in Season two they have Dennis Quaid.

https://www.amazon.com/Fortitude-Season-2-Official-Trailer/dp/B06XNKVQVZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493452380&sr=8-1&keywords=fortitude (https://www.amazon.com/Fortitude-Season-2-Official-Trailer/dp/B06XNKVQVZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493452380&sr=8-1&keywords=fortitude)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 14, 2017, 04:17:37 AM
... tuning in progress, aparatchiks please, stay away!

Don't do *that*, or else: #1 (https://wearechange.org/wikileaks-julian-assange-gave-epic-response-cia-director-mike-pompeo/)

!! (https://youtu.be/BXnDABAlzRc)            /gonna stoppin' here ?/
tun-ing in progress, plse, stay aware!  be sure, i'm not only one!

In life of MSM there is nothing then hypes, lies and kleveta i.e.
aspersion, calumny, defamation, detraction, libel, slander, slur, vilification.

--ivica :I love you all: (https://youtu.be/BXnDABAlzRc)

its up to you from now on, at least for a while :)
(meanwhile, i've to do some gardening - to survive)


Hopefully it's the garden's survival that's in doubt. :)
Terry
:)

-- cloudy/rainy non-gardening day

There is one more saying: ... but there’s more of us than there is of them ... (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-barack-obama-wall-street-speech_us_5902b98fe4b0bb2d086c6c99?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009)

BTW: (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg9112.html#msg9112) A message to eric s.: you will never be president of us ! (https://youtu.be/CiYrp2H6lUc) ! (https://youtu.be/xi79GM2bJ4U)

-- coffee time

The Vineyard Saker blog celebrates its 10th anniversary (http://thesaker.is/the-vineyard-saker-blog-celebrates-its-year-anniversary-even-though-very-little-has-changed-or-has-it/)
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When I wrote that first blog entry I would never have imagined that one day there would be a multi-lingual and multi-national “Saker community of blogs”, that about 100 volunteers worldwide would be helping us and that it was possible to unite under one conceptual roof libertarians, communists, monarchists, Christians, Muslims, agnostics, anarchists and many others.  And yet here we all are, working together without compromising our values, without having to silence the voice of our consciences.

-- Saturday evening: the 1%, false flag, deep state

Easy folks, i've to raise some carrots. destructive way of thinking do not helps.

The Saker on April 17, 2017  ·  at 3:50 pm UTC
   "How do you destroy evil?
   By refusing to take part in it. At any cost. Any."

prev at Café (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66562.html#msg66562):
“Let us get it into our heads: with the devil there is no dialogue,” Pope Francis (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/14/pope-francis-warns-mexico-city-crowd-against-dialogue-with-the-devil?CMP=twt_gu).

Don't negotiate with evil!              If you do - you lose.   

RIP Groth (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66536/topicseen.html#msg66536).

We Are Everywhere (https://youtu.be/n8j8BmgeYLA)

/eol (https://youtu.be/jQ15y_OZ9ns)/

Now please tell us (don't pollute Café plse - else, else) what do you think about "voting  for lesser evil" ? .- (https://youtu.be/pKgM6OMRqZ0)

Want save the world? start with yourself! (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1099.msg107751.html#msg107751)
wall (https://youtu.be/p6HWLiQjBkA)
//i've read what sidd wrote a several times before - but tonight it striked me as powerfull poetry. what i felt i can not describe, what i can do is say "thank you" sidd, my/our friend. ! (https://youtu.be/N-YuSKeFMxY)

--- Tweets

Luke Rudkowski Retweeted
Neelesh Misra‏Verified account @neeleshmisra 17h17 hours ago
Interesting comparison between Assange and Zuckerberg:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_r6ZP1UAAAUtp6.jpg)

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Glenn Greenwald Retweeted
Mehdi Hasan‏Verified account @mehdirhasan 10h10 hours ago
Mehdi Hasan Retweeted The New Yorker
  Invading Iraq, collaborating in rendition, demonizing asylum-seekers and letting the banks run wild...yes...all very 'centrist'.
Mehdi Hasan added,
  The New YorkerVerified account @NewYorker
  After a decade away, Tony Blair is back with a plan to restore Britain's lost center: http://nyer.cm/UPHtcli (http://nyer.cm/UPHtcli)

-

Glenn Greenwald Retweeted
Edward Snowden‏Verified account @Snowden May 12

Despite warnings, @NSAGov built dangerous attack tools that could target Western software. Today we see the cost:

--follow me--> http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,189.msg113426.html#msg113426 (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,189.msg113426.html#msg113426)

--ivica (back to carrots...)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: crandles on May 18, 2017, 11:09:08 AM
Anyone read Drawdown?
http://www.drawdown.org/ (http://www.drawdown.org/)

"Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming."

worth a read?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 18, 2017, 08:02:12 PM
Sometimes this soc looks to me like one run by dice - no intellect used. Loaded dice, by greed.

Good read, Ugo Bardi, here (https://cassandralegacy.blogspot.lu/2017/05/make-anthill-great-again-ant-colony-and.html):

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But the human colony doesn't have a brain, it can react to external stimuli but it can't plan ahead. Those large human colonies called "states" don't show an intelligent behavior; not more than ant colonies do. States explore their environment, compete for resources, occasionally fight each other, at times very destructively. But these are behaviors that ant colonies engage in as well.

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Dictators, kings, emperors, and the like are normally just as clueless about the system they are supposed to manage as their subject.
ps: don't miss comments.

Making ppl "unaware & compliant" (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg96472/topicseen.html#msg96472)  do not helps, not at all. How patheticaly (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66765.html#msg66765) primitive.
What about making ppl (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66935/topicseen.html#msg66935) aware ??

--

Howdy?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on May 18, 2017, 09:45:35 PM
Anyone read Drawdown?
http://www.drawdown.org/ (http://www.drawdown.org/)

"Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming."

worth a read?

Looks very interesting. I just read this interview (https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/5/10/15589038/top-100-solutions-climate-change-ranked) with the author on Vox. I like how they went about it. It seems like worth a read to me, but I don't have time to read.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: vigilius on June 05, 2017, 05:47:34 AM
Anybody have viewing plans? (non-arctic, but hey, this is the cafe)

http://www.eclipse2017.org/ (http://www.eclipse2017.org/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Jim Pettit on June 05, 2017, 10:07:19 PM
Anybody have viewing plans? (non-arctic, but hey, this is the cafe)

Definitely. I have primary plans (Tennessee), plus two backups (Wyoming and Nebraska) just in case. Three ground-mounted cameras, plus two UAVs.

And my brother's spread in Texas lies almost exactly in the center of the path of totality for the slightly longer 2024 event, so I'm already covered there. So long as he doesn't sell. ;-)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: vigilius on June 06, 2017, 08:48:40 AM
My plans mirror yours, Jim, in that I have multiple motel reservations lined up along the path of the eclipse, from Nebraska to Tennessee, will drive toward clear weather as required. (Tennessee forecasts for that time of year are often "partly cloudy with 30% chance of afternoon showers")

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Three ground-mounted cameras, plus two UAVs.

But you've got to share about the UAVs. UAVs? To look back down at the ground and see the shadow crossing beneath?

(Okay FWIW I am going to go start a new thread here in "The Rest" for people to share eclipse plans, eclipse-viewing equipment, and, after the eclipse, pictures and other data)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on June 11, 2017, 11:27:00 AM
Oops. Anthropomorphisms should probably be here

Pacific:"hey Arctic, could I shove this hot air and water to you?"
Arctic:"oh dear, why do you have to be so hot? I'd rather not."
Pacific:"it's nice you think I'm hot, here's a hug of hot air"
Arctic:"you're kind of warm hearted, but I'm not sure..."
Pacific:"enough talk, i'm ready, here i come".
Pacific then proceeds to inject warm waters to Arctic and Arctic shouts:"careful I'm pretty sensitive!"
5 months later Arctics father Atlantic says to her daughter,"i don't recognize you anymore, why are you so hot and fat and warm to strange animals?"
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on June 12, 2017, 07:53:01 PM
How the Arctic Ocean became saline (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170606112753.htm)

Researchers model climate changes caused by the submersion of the Greenland-Scotland Ridge

Date:June 6, 2017
Source:Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Summary:The Arctic Ocean was once a gigantic freshwater lake. Only after the land bridge between Greenland and Scotland had submerged far enough did vast quantities of salt water pour in from the Atlantic.

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The Arctic Ocean was once a gigantic freshwater lake. Only after the land bridge between Greenland and Scotland had submerged far enough did vast quantities of salt water pour in from the Atlantic. With the help of a climate model, researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute have demonstrated how this process took place, allowing us for the first time to understand more accurately how Atlantic circulation, as we know it today came about. The results of the study have now been published in the journal Nature Communications.

Every year, ca. 3,300 cubic kilometres of fresh water flows into the Arctic Ocean. This is equivalent to ten percent of the total volume of water that all the world's rivers transport to the oceans per year. In the warm and humid climate of the Eocene (ca. 56 to 34 million years ago), the inflow of freshwater was probably even greater. However, in contrast to today, during that geological period there was no exchange of water with other oceans. The influx of saline Atlantic and Pacific water, which today finds its way into the Arctic Ocean from the Pacific via the Bering Strait and from the North Atlantic via the Greenland-Scotland Ridge, wasn't possible -- the region that is today completely submerged was above the sea at that time.
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But did the "Arctic Really Great Lake" ever freeze? (from Wikipedia):
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Climate
The Eocene Epoch contained a wide variety of different climate conditions that includes the warmest climate in the Cenozoic Era and ends in an icehouse climate. The evolution of the Eocene climate began with warming after the end of the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) at 56 million years ago to a maximum during the Eocene Optimum at around 49 million years ago. During this period of time, little to no ice was present on Earth with a smaller difference in temperature from the equator to the poles. Following the maximum was a descent into an icehouse climate from the Eocene Optimum to the Eocene-Oligocene transition at 34 million years ago. During this decrease ice began to reappear at the poles, and the Eocene-Oligocene transition is the period of time where the Antarctic ice sheet began to rapidly expand.

But when did it go from freshwater "Lake" to salty "Ocean"?   The Middle Eocene Arctic was dominated by freshwater (from Early to middle Eocene history of the Arctic Ocean from Nd-Sr isotopes in fossil fish debris, Lomonosov Ridge (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2008PA001685/full), 2009), although
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Evidence of intermittent exchange between the Arctic and adjacent oceans is also preserved in the deeper water (Nd) isotope signature of the fish debris, although limited connections during the Eocene probably restricted this exchange. We conclude that an active year-round Arctic hydrologic cycle, along with eustatic and tectonic controls on oceanic exchange, must have exerted significant control on the evolution of Eocene Arctic Ocean water column structure and the isotopic composition of early and middle Eocene fish debris reported on here.
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fonlinelibrary.wiley.com%2Fstore%2F10.1029%2F2008PA001685%2Fasset%2Fimage_n%2Fpalo1547-fig-0002.png%3Fv%3D1%26amp%3Bs%3D87653e2054becf702c9d2221d57536373730d09a&hash=baeadf640a4b4eaadd026d508f0a962c)
Caption:
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The 50 Ma paleoreconstruction of the early Eocene Arctic Ocean Basin showing position of IODP 302 drill sites (modified from Expedition 302 Scientists [2005]). Possible shallow marine connections existed between the Arctic and Tethys (via western Siberian Seaway/Turgay Strait), North Atlantic (via the Norwegian-Greenland Sea and the Labrador Sea), and the Pacific Ocean (via proto-Bering Strait). NA, North America; A, Asia/Siberia; Gr, Greenland; E, Europe. Middle Eocene connections are uncertain, and exchange with Tethys may have ceased by early middle Eocene time
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: OrganicSu on June 18, 2017, 11:39:10 AM
Re IJIS thread - why is polluted with non IJIS related speculation?

Re contrarian betting :
Big boys make seriously big money betting contrarianingly. They only bet contrarianingly when they have insider info or they themselves helped manufacture the wild swing to one side of true value. They never bet unknowingly.
Small boys who bet contrarianingly on the wild hope of getting rich loose their shirt long before they wipe their arses with 100$ bills.
If most of the mpst knowledgeable people on this forum are very fearful for the state of the ice in September, better not to risk betting that we'll be running adventure marathons to the pole...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: BornFromTheVoid on June 19, 2017, 06:30:41 PM
https://www.thebeaverton.com/2017/06/climate-scientists-seeking-opinion-stupid-idiot-complete-study/ (https://www.thebeaverton.com/2017/06/climate-scientists-seeking-opinion-stupid-idiot-complete-study/)

Climate scientists seeking opinion of stupid idiot to complete study

OTTAWA – Scientists are nearing completion on another planet-wide study on climate change, but say they require the opinion of a “real stupid idiot” in order to complete their work.

“We’ve spent months conducting research and analyzing the data,” explained Dr. Naomi Prashad. “So we’re nearly there. We just need the assistance of a total brow-furrowing goddamn dolt to point out any shortcomings in our work.”
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: longwalks1 on June 21, 2017, 03:42:52 AM
For a break and sailing off into the past, all the way to 1906 in the Arctic - before it becomes officialy open source   -   http://www.pgdpcanada.net/c/project.php?projectid=p170613002 (http://www.pgdpcanada.net/c/project.php?projectid=p170613002)

REPORT ON THE DOMINION GOVERNMENT EXPEDITION TO HUDSON BAY AND THE ARCTIC ISLANDS ON BOARD THE D. G. S. NEPTUNE [The Cruise of the Neptune] [Recovered for PP] (1906)       is available for "Smooth Reading."   

.epub, .html, pdf, .txt, etc. are available at the Smooth Reading page for Distributed Proofreaders Canada        http://www.pgdpcanada.net/c/tools/smooth.php (http://www.pgdpcanada.net/c/tools/smooth.php)

You might need to sign up to download it.  Or you can wait a few weeks or months and get it when done at Fadedpage.com after it finishes post processing. It will also go to Gutenberg.  Only small request is to contact them if you see typos. 

peace out. 
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 23, 2017, 11:33:43 PM
Jimmy Dore exercises elementary natural humanistic logic (https://youtu.be/sGzkNzwZySQ), how one can not love him.

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on June 24, 2017, 01:27:14 PM
The Jimmy Dore Show was in a bit of a slump recently, with Dore incessantly ranting about the same things (and cursing even more than usual). His ego played up a little as well. And it was less funny. It has to be funny, that's crucial. Not just for the viewers, but also for Dore's team, because it's really difficult to do things if you don't get some fun or satisfaction out of it.

I've been watching some videos from the past days, and it's really good stuff again.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on June 26, 2017, 07:26:44 AM
This might be of some use in some threads, the friendly big red button: https://www.myinstants.com/instant/the-sun-is-a-deadly-laser-9036/ (https://www.myinstants.com/instant/the-sun-is-a-deadly-laser-9036/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 24, 2017, 09:23:02 PM
https://youtu.be/sF9DY6-A60s
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on July 24, 2017, 09:41:55 PM
Good to see you again, Ivica. I had to think about you the other day. The song you post would also fit in here (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2114.0.html).

PS the audience needs singing lessons  ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 24, 2017, 09:58:51 PM
Good to see you again, Ivica. I had to think about you the other day. The song you post would also fit in here (http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2114.0.html).

PS the audience needs singing lessons  ;)

never written, implied ever, it's a caffe  - if one find something of a value here -  bring that to others

ps: you (yu & yr family are in our minds too, nothing can change that   :)  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHNCIc86ZVA)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 08, 2017, 10:35:40 PM
What kind of scale you use comparing your presid xandidates  with a human, for example:  [url=https://youtu.be/pKgM6OMRqZ0]Jose[]

https://youtu.be/d4pkKWTxMRc

i'm blue eyed. how much one can hate me?

https://youtu.be/GyCdAOQS9eI

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I love you, life[url=https://youtu.be/zMWM4bs3nqk]. (https://youtu.be/pKgM6OMRqZ[/url)

? (https://youtu.be/BGVmorHJbFM)

What kind of scale you use comparing your presid candidates  with a human, for example:  [url=https://youtu.be/pKgM6OMRqZ0]Jose[]
?

** msg might need a modification **
 (https://youtu.be/pKgM6OMRqZ[/url)
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  howdy? (https://youtu.be/CiYrp2H6lUc)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on August 31, 2017, 10:10:15 PM
: (https://youtu.be/sbCOtg3JY3s)

žeđam (http://youtu.be/6PCA8p762o4)

2:1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-9VZZWtMfQ) 
. (https://youtu.be/lmDQ1NgSfKU)

???
Despacito (https://youtu.be/D9LrEXF3USs) . (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/opinion/the-meaning-of-despacito-in-the-age-of-trump.html)

Categories, by Spivak (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,100.0.html), does that tell you anything ? (https://youtu.be/KYwCRpTdiDI)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: logicmanPatrick on September 13, 2017, 09:34:06 PM
A wall plaque / Latin motto,  for the Arctic Cafe -

Quote
o restabit
 fortis
afine placeto
restat
Oh, rest a bit
 for 'tis
a fine place to
rest at

Anon.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 15, 2017, 10:11:27 AM
That (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg128851.html#msg128851) remainds me on pale blue dot (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,146.msg15347.html#msg15347) . (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot)  (thanks logicmanPatrick!)
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quadrances & spreads, agents of rationality

Amnesia Force is strong these years, so let me repeat a bit of what SIDD put earlier (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2143.msg129154.html#msg129154):

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The economy of communion, if it wants to be faithful to its charism,
must not only care for the victims, but build a system where there are ever fewer victims,
where, possibly, there may no longer be any.
http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2017/02/04/170204a.html (http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2017/02/04/170204a.html)

The most primitive 'instinct', what is that? Greed?

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I'm blue eyed (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg124413.html#msg124413)   .  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4pkKWTxMRc)
.
  ..  (https://youtu.be/vRz53uvTwWQ) ~~   Keep Me In Mind (https://youtu.be/3_DTZGtaELo)

We lost one who knew how to think: 1 (https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/vladimir-voevodsky-1966-2017/) 2 (https://golem.ph.utexas.edu/category/2017/10/vladimir_voevodsky_19662017.html#more) ..search for more..
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.andrej.com%2Fmathematicians%2Fsmall%2FVoevodsky_Vladimir.jpg&hash=66f7d52a14b05161d95bc5ff6cd5843f)
howdy

**Eurogroup troika, 150 mega-corps** Ship sinks, someones spit on deck makes outrage.

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: logicmanPatrick on October 15, 2017, 12:10:31 PM
ivica - I like your "amnesia force".  Shades of Star Wars.

I'd like to use this on twitter, with h/t to you if that's OK?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 15, 2017, 12:39:53 PM
No problem, do whatever you want :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 16, 2017, 01:23:28 PM
i forgot to thank you for sharing "yoda amnesia" with us :D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 25, 2017, 01:41:08 PM
Current mainstream view on the Universe of/by species struggling on how not to destroy own nest/mother_planet:

https://youtu.be/ZyYi76GdDmQ

Near the end of Chapter 1:
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Ignorance is the natural state of mind for a research scientist.

--

The world's IQ seems to be in the decline (https://duckduckgo.com/?t=disconnect&x=%2Fhtml&q=The+decline+of+the+world%27s+IQ&ia=web). Estimate for 2050 (https://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/IQ/1950-2050/) from 2004. article, read from table there says: 86.
But according to article from today (http://www.unz.com/jthompson/the-worlds-iq-86/) (test results of 550,492 individuals in 123 countries..., 36 comments currently) - we are already there?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on October 25, 2017, 07:09:56 PM
Here's an explanation of how that might come about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwZ0ZUy7P3E

But personally I think it's the food and the smart phones that are going to do it.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 27, 2017, 07:31:01 AM
http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/10/26/pope_francis_speaks_with_iss_commander_and_crew/1345298

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK-7g3vWXpQ
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on October 28, 2017, 09:52:24 AM
Coming today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jODydFd8JpI

Presentation of the Dialogue:
http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2017/10/27/171027a.html
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Representatives of the Church and high level European political leaders will participate in the Dialogue, to contribute to a constructive reflection on the fundamental challenges for the European project.
...
• Climate change and the resulting need to change our non-sustainable lifestyle in the medium term. Connected to this is also the problem of the costs of ecological change and their distribution.
...
this event is not a “classic congress”, but rather a dialogue; following an introductory discussion on the topics listed by Pope Francis in his speech at the award of the Charlemagne Prize:
• “Integration” (with fractures and lacerations both within and between EU Member States);
• “Dialogue” has been typical of our western democracies;
• “Capacity to generate” (what form of economic model we will need in the future).

** i forgot this (my bolds):

" But we believe that EU citizens, with their different experiences, their different expectations and with their rich and diverse capacities, should be brought back to the centre of “Project Europe” and be able to be its agents."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on November 01, 2017, 04:45:20 PM
The EOSDIS Worldview (https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?p=arctic&l=VIIRS_SNPP_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor(hidden),MODIS_Aqua_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor(hidden),MODIS_Terra_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor,Reference_Labels(hidden),Reference_Features(hidden),Coastlines&t=2017-10-31&z=3&v=-5054464,-3608576,5054464,3608576) "Pole Hole" is getting large!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: solartim27 on November 05, 2017, 04:23:34 PM
Anybody up for a swim?
https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/arctic-free-diving-helped-save-her-leg-now-she-has-a-world-record?-arcticfreedivingresurf1&sf104095039=1
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Shared Humanity on November 06, 2017, 07:12:06 PM
Nature's Way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxchFl39rUE
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 15, 2017, 11:20:59 PM
Vatican Radio (http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/11/15/pope_francis_given_lamborghini_to_be_auctioned_for_charity/1349031)

Quote
Pope Francis was presented with the keys to a brand-new Lamborghini Huracan on Wednesday by officials from the luxury car maker.

The special edition car, however, will be auctioned off by Sotheby's in London and the proceeds given to four charities in Pope Francis' name.

Pope Francis blessed the car and signed the hood after receiving it in front of his Casa Santa Marta residence.

Sporting the papal colors - white with yellow-gold detailing - the Lamborghini Huracan's base price usually start at 183,000 euros but the specially-made papal car should bring far more at auction.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 16, 2017, 10:05:07 PM
Recently posted on Forum (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2201.msg134252/topicseen.html#msg134252) thread:

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Humanity desperately needs options other then corporately controlled google, youtube, social networks.  >:(
The same applies to mainstream media. Matter of survival of humanity.

Pope Francis‏Verified account @Pontifex, 8h8 hours ago:
Quote
Poverty is not an accident. It has causes that must be recognized and removed for the good of so many of our brothers and sisters.
875 replies 17,428 retweets 51,975 likes

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on November 17, 2017, 01:27:03 PM
"Our Living Planet From Space"
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Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean.
https://youtu.be/3oIcJBiynvw
Credits: NASA Goddard
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 02, 2017, 01:40:00 AM
Jimmy Dore serial w/Prof. Richard Wolff (already introduced here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1102.msg61552.html#msg61552)): a (https://youtu.be/zHZIVrwOS7Y) b (https://youtu.be/D402PxiXUmc) c (https://youtu.be/i3_rPX97FiU).  More from Prof (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK-6FjMu9OI8i0Fo6bkW0VA).

The newest: Solution For Capitalism's Brutalities Easier Than You Think (https://youtu.be/-45IV5QV_9Y).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on December 07, 2017, 10:37:58 PM

Good stuff ivica!

Beginning at ~27 minutes in he explaines to Americans how Europeans, and in fact most of the world, are treated by employers thanks to governmental regulations. Almost as an aside he speaks of his experience with French healthcare professionals. It was almost an aside, or charts pointing to increased longevity, live birth statistics, or other successes would have been included in the medical segment.


My parents sold their Canadian enterprises to their employees back in the early 60's. Only one proved viable over the years, but it's still providing a livelihood to some families in Ontario more than half a century later.


Not Capitalism, not Communism, but a 3d way.
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 13, 2017, 11:38:05 AM
3d way (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg135771.html#msg135771), yes! So that humanity escape hostage of the most greedy ppl on the planet.

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Plasma (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_%28physics%29). 99.99 percent of ordinary matter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matter) in the universe? and so little we know about...
Awe
https://youtu.be/HFT7ATLQQx8
Credits: NASA Goddard

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Uthorion on December 13, 2017, 12:46:05 PM
Hello,

I've been following the discussions here for some years now, but this is my first post.

The 3rd way, excellent! That could solve many of our problems.
I just wish there was a list somewere of all the worker coops in the world so that I could choose to buy their products and services. That seem like a rather simple way to support such entrepises.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on December 14, 2017, 01:24:14 PM
Welcome
If you've been following for that time you'll know that we're generally quite a collegial bunch.


Although co-ops were springing up everywhere in California during the Vietnam War protesting era, the only place I've seen much of them since then has been in some of the more isolated regions in Canada.


Good luck with your hunt, and let us know if you have any luck finding, or starting? a list.
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on December 20, 2017, 03:02:53 PM
As permafrost thaws, Western Alaska village cemeteries sink into swampland  (https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/rural-alaska/2017/12/19/as-permafrost-thaws-western-alaska-village-cemeteries-sink-into-swampland/#_)
The article describes (with pictures) what is happening and what they are and aren't doing about it.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on December 20, 2017, 03:27:32 PM
As permafrost thaws, Western Alaska village cemeteries sink into swampland  (https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/rural-alaska/2017/12/19/as-permafrost-thaws-western-alaska-village-cemeteries-sink-into-swampland/#_)
The article describes (with pictures) what is happening and what they are and aren't doing about it.
:o rembering the swamp bodies in northern Europe, in 5000 years some future archologist could be digging those out nd claiming these people were ritually murdered and cast in swamp. Or else, they were local chieftains who were honored by mummification.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on December 20, 2017, 09:37:56 PM
Tomorrow, the 21st December, at 16.28 hrs GMT, 'tis the Solstice.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on December 20, 2017, 10:08:23 PM
Tomorrow, the 21st December, at 16.28 hrs GMT, 'tis the Solstice.

Finally! Now that we're gardening more and more, and also do building outside (having to stop early, because the sun is already down), we've become more aware of this natural cycle of shortening days. I really feel like celebrating that tomorrow is the shortest day!

Bar tender, bring me a colada with milk. On second thought, make that a water, HTO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzb6RPeie2s
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on December 24, 2017, 12:08:05 AM
350 000 Café views, whats our footprint? :o

xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline (https://xkcd.com/1732/)

2 years ago (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66935/topicseen.html#msg66935), Vatican walls lit up to support climate change awareness:

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/704704ccb1f10ac69c0fa60a3d1cb2cc2de6887f/0_35_3048_1914/master/3048.jpg?w=700&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=f5e0105df780e280b3d304194e22e66d)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Paddy on December 25, 2017, 02:00:30 AM
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on December 25, 2017, 09:10:27 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy Solstice!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on December 25, 2017, 11:42:27 AM
HO HO HO


Terry
Are reindeer burps a problem?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Bruce Steele on December 25, 2017, 11:12:32 PM
Terry, I hope you have a good holiday season . Re. Ain't life wonderful ? Well yes but looking into the future gets kinda depressing.
 Some Mexican friends dropped off some tamales and Budweiser . At least I get to drink here at home , my Mexican friends are stranded a thousand miles from their families. They are celebrating Christmas on Skype. 
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on December 26, 2017, 03:02:01 AM
Thanks so much Bruce,
I dont always reply to your posts, but I do read them voraciously. Your interactions with animals, friends/customers, and itinerant Mexicans borders on the inspirational. Who could imagined pigs so lovingly raised that when their world caught fire they didn't panic, but waited patiently for their expected rescuer.


I spent the evening exchanging gifts and dinner with a small, but eclectic group.
A Serbian lass mourning the destruction of her culture. A Tasmanian student intent on becoming a Canadian citizen, or at least joining Canadian Mensa. A Polish lady who still hates Germany for what it did to her country, but who writes an entertainment column in a german language newspaper. Her daughter and son in law who make mainstream movies, but despair of the covert political messages they contain. An octogenarian, now reduced to catching and releasing female octogenarians when in season in Las Vegas, and of course my wonderful wife of 29 years.


The banter touched on the difference between Truth and Fact, and why Trump should be exalted or exiled. We explored the We vs Them concept and reached a rare consensus, that the problem predated our sapien ancestors and couldn't be solved, but that it could be sapiently modified and sanely mollified if sensibly approached.
We vilified America, Canada, Britain, and most of the Western World. I wasn't alone in praising Putin, an oddity in these times, but was backed to the wall in my defense of the FSM. Our lone Baptist faced similar obstacles against a plethora of atheists.


For hour after hour the BS, food, drink and gifts were examined, consumed, and shared. Everyone had moments when they shined, and everyone enjoyed the resultant glow that lit up our evening.


I'm beyond the passions that drove my youth. As striving for success, to succeed, even for secure subsistence, fade in the rear view mirror something new waits take their place.
To be entertaining, even as I'm entertained, isn't a lofty goal. But it's where I am. I've evolved into a bit of a raconteur, and it's enough. The days of Fighting the Man and Rallying the Troops is past.


A pleasant dinner surrounded by friends, an occasional appreciative glance or comment. These now are my raison d'etre, it's sufficient.
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on January 01, 2018, 01:18:12 AM
Happy new year, amigas and amigos.  :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pileus on January 01, 2018, 06:30:00 AM
Happy New Year to you all.

Thanks Neven for this space on the Internet, it’s a service to humanity.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on January 01, 2018, 08:47:54 AM
Have a better year than 2017 and 2016, folks. Proper winter is becoming non-existent here but a year with no snow has not yet happened. Wishing good year for sensible people and utter destruction of republicans in every election and their personal lives with a picture of a snow covered elm.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Alison on January 01, 2018, 02:49:19 PM
All the very best for 2018 to all the this great place
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on January 04, 2018, 12:24:19 PM
Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter (https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-aim-to-classify-all-possible-phases-of-matter-20180103/) is nice Quanta magazine article for those who like to think about phases of matter. i like topological & combinatorial feeling & chalenges of it (with entanglement nonsense mod-ed out ;D ). :)
it is also nice brain relaxation item to counteract msm distractions.

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 08, 2018, 02:47:23 AM
The sound of a penguin falling, its sympathetic crew responding, and its gruff dismissal of pity is so far the audio hit of the year.
https://twitter.com/JeffElder/status/949739235501686784
Image below; brief video at the link. ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: oren on January 08, 2018, 08:54:01 AM
So cute...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on January 08, 2018, 06:59:37 PM
As light relief many will be able to see the blood moon resulting from the lunar eclipse on 31 January. In the UK we will see absolutely - NADA.
(if you go to Patagonia or the Antarctic you can also see a partial eclipse of the sun on the 15 Feb)

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2018-january-31
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on January 18, 2018, 10:51:39 AM
Browsing here (http://www.tfcbooks.com/mainpage/site_map.htm), ELECTRIC AUTOS (http://www.tfcbooks.com/tesla/1904-12-29.htm) by Nikola Tesla, December 29, 1904:

Quote
There is no doubt that a highly-successful machine can be produced on these lines.  The field is inexhaustible, and this new type of automobile, introducing electricity between the prime mover and the wheels, has, in my opinion, a great future.
...
It is very likely that in the near future oil will be adopted as fuel, ...

Last year (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg113446.html#msg113446):

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_r6ZP1UAAAUtp6.jpg)

Society IQ 86 (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg132375.html#msg132375) and falling down. Not just patheticaly (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66765.html#msg66765) primitive - also unable to evolve further then destruction phase?

========

forest man (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZDSqyE1do)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on January 18, 2018, 10:59:21 AM
All good ivica, and I especially like the Assange poster!


Very few heros left, unfortunately.

Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on January 22, 2018, 09:53:36 AM
Big Picture Science (http://bigpicturescience.org/about_the_show), the science radio show & podcast of the SETI Institute: Geology is Destiny (http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/geology-destiny)

Quote
Will Earthlings of a hundred million years from now dig up our plastic refuse and study it the way we study dinosaur bones?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/Alice_par_John_Tenniel_09.png)
"They eated me, and blamed me for extinction."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on January 22, 2018, 12:34:04 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/22/the-billionaires-guide-to-surviving-global-warming-with-ian-the-climate-denialist-potato

The billionaire's guide to surviving global warming
– with Ian the Climate Denialist Potato
First Dog on the Moon
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on January 22, 2018, 02:22:42 PM
The mostly unfrozen Baltic keeps pushing moisture over land and occasionally it's cold enough for the thin mist to freeze on surfaces. This may stack so much ice (or snow) on branches they will crack. The initial days of 'tykky' formation may be pretty.

Uh, explaining spoils it a bit, let's just see the image of a 19th century restaurant terrace (you may have just coffee too) looking over the frozen river :
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on January 22, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
Another really bad day for sea ice... (DMI (http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php))  ::) :P
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on January 25, 2018, 10:47:27 PM
Spaceweather (http://www.spaceweather.com/) announces 2 aurora webcams, Abisko National Park in Sweden (https://lightsoverlapland.com/webcams/).

Browsing Realtime Aurora Photo Gallery: 1 (http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=139966), 2 (http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=140561), 3 (http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=138597), ... (http://spaceweathergallery.com/aurora_gallery.html) Weird fascination of a cosmic comm cable connecting to node Earth with
this one, Tromsø (http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=138985).  8)

Big Picture Science on Sci-Fi (http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/science-fiction).

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Pope Francis @Pontifex Jan 24:

Quote
I would like to invite everyone to promote a journalism of peace, a journalism created by people for people.
Quote
There is no such thing as harmless disinformation; trusting in falsehood can have dire consequences.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on January 25, 2018, 11:10:12 PM
Spaceweather (http://www.spaceweather.com/) announces 2 aurora webcams, Abisko National Park in Sweden (https://lightsoverlapland.com/webcams/).

Browsing Realtime Aurora Photo Gallery: 1 (http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=139966), 2 (http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=140561), 3 (http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=138597), ... (http://spaceweathergallery.com/aurora_gallery.html) Weird fascination of a cosmic comm cable connecting to node Earth with
this one, Tromsø (http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=138985).  8)

Big Picture Science on Sci-Fi (http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/science-fiction).

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Pope Francis @Pontifex Jan 24:

Quote
I would like to invite everyone to promote a journalism of peace, a journalism created by people for people.
Quote
There is no such thing as harmless disinformation; trusting in falsehood can have dire consequences.
Ramen!
It's not often that a Pastafarian bolds a message from the Pope :)
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on January 26, 2018, 06:30:17 PM
Possibly visible from much of the Canadian Arctic right now (wherever it is dusk or dawn darker) is the Humanity Star (http://www.thehumanitystar.com/).  It will be over you at some point, so you can see it too.

(Edit:  The satellite is only visible when the Sun is shining on it, but the Earth's surface is fairly dark.)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 26, 2018, 07:28:03 PM
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After Hameister’s recent record-setting descent to the South Pole, the teenager offered a biting response to her critics with a Facebook post in which she posed alongside the Ceremonial South Pole flags while carrying a sandwich on a plate.

“I skied back to the Pole again … to take this photo for all those men who commented ‘Make me a sandwich’ on my TEDX Talk,” she wrote. “I made you a sandwich (ham & cheese), now ski 37 days and 600km to the South Pole and you can eat it xx.”
Record-setting polar explorer, 16, hits back at men who say she belongs in the kitchen
https://womenintheworld.com/2018/01/24/record-setting-polar-explorer-16-hits-back-at-men-who-said-she-belonged-in-the-kitchen/
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on January 26, 2018, 08:55:53 PM
re "Humanity Star" I got news of that yesterday, but on looking it up discovered its darker side.

Here's a contrarian view - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm) - so I now have mixed feelings about it. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Lab (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Lab)

Other shared information here is wonderful, that Antarctic teenager's riposte and the webcams at Lapland. Thanks!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 28, 2018, 07:55:12 PM
re "Humanity Star" I got news of that yesterday, but on looking it up discovered its darker side.

Here's a contrarian view - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm) - so I now have mixed feelings about it. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Lab (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Lab)
...

Got a 404 on your first link, but found this one, which examines some negative aspects of the Humanity Star:  https://gizmodo.com/astronomers-say-giant-disco-ball-in-space-sets-a-bad-pr-1822454265/

I agree we shouldn’t start a trend of throwing lots of stuff into orbit just for something to look at, but I completely understand Rocket Lab’s desire to celebrate with the Humanity Star:  this was their first successful orbital launch, a momentous occasion.  Space is hard!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on January 29, 2018, 07:55:01 AM
@Sigmetnow: Sorry about the 404. My link was also insufficient, but the article was about a complaint from New Zealanders about polluting their clear view of the night sky. Thanks for finding another link. I'm ambivalent, rather like the idea.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on January 29, 2018, 12:52:26 PM
One of Swedens most famous entrepeneurs has passed away.
This is a good, but far from complete, story in the NYT.
Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of Ikea and Creator of a Global Empire, Dies at 91
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/obituaries/ingvar-kamprad-dies.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/obituaries/ingvar-kamprad-dies.html)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on January 29, 2018, 04:36:43 PM
 8)

“Mt. Fuji vs Clouds”
https://twitter.com/japaninpics/status/957290100077092864
Brief video at the link.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on January 31, 2018, 02:38:43 PM
PROTECTING THE TRUTH: Safety for Journalists and Whistleblowers (http://www.guengl.eu/news/article/protecting-the-truth-safety-for-journalists-and-whistleblowers), event date: 30 Jan 18, European Parliament, Brussels.

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In Honour of the journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia
...
Translation will be provided: EN-FR-EL-ES

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DU3jRogXkAAPelc.jpg)

WikiLeaks Retweeted: Julian Assange @JulianAssange 1hour ago
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Honored to speak at EU Parliament yesterday to back whistelblower protection and celebrate assassinated journalist @dcgblog and her courageous sons @ACaruanagalizia & @mcaruanagalizia together with @crudo8, the brother of slain cameraman José Couso.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 02, 2018, 11:41:55 AM
 More efficient LEDs might be on horizon (https://www.quantamagazine.org/mathematicians-tame-rogue-waves-lighting-up-future-of-leds-20170822/):

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The landscape function maps the potential energy in the messy materials used to make LEDs. It tells you where electron waves will interfere to cancel each other out, and where electrons will localize, and at what energies. For engineers trying to make these devices, it’s like turning on a bright light in a dark room.

If so, what net result to expect? something related with intellect, or "hurray, we can make more light pollution with less money"  ???
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 02, 2018, 02:30:46 PM
Probably, there's no shortage of energetic entrepreneurs out there, eager to build lot's of new stuff.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 03, 2018, 06:11:33 PM
Probably, there's no shortage of energetic entrepreneurs out there, eager to build lot's of new stuff.

That is possibility, yes. A part of the problem "How can one care about something of which is not aware" (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg66935/topicseen.html#msg66935), what extremised (as it is already, unfortunately) further lead to "Society 86--" (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg132375.html#msg132375)? Sad.

What this society is wrt what it should be & how to achieve that in order to successfully deal with challenges of our time should be (continuously) discussed (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg132660.html#msg132660) widely and globally.

--

Imagine election for control over our blood stream. Among N candidates how many are a blood-sucker?

Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson Jan 17
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Sometimes I wonder if people who aggressively seek political power are precisely those who should not be entrusted to wield it.
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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 08, 2018, 06:59:53 PM
The Falcon Heavy launched StarMan in the space (https://www.universetoday.com/138502/car-space-launched-rocket-reused-parts-landed-back-earth-billionaire-wants-colonize-mars/), video of StarMan 'driving' Midnight Red Tesla Roadster up there is here (https://youtu.be/aBr2kKAHN6M).

StarMan is a dummy, following video gives more "grounded" view on challenges for man up there:

https://youtu.be/Zqs40SRb-Tg

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What happens to the body in space? Why is movement different in space? Does spaceflight change the brain? If so, how? What countermeasures exist for the untoward effects of spaceflight on the body? What are the challenges to the future of human space exploration?

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 09, 2018, 05:02:00 AM
Just to emphasize how far removed from science I've been this past year I present a lecture of Mike Brown. 'the Pluto killer' Brown and fellow professor Konstantin Batygin have possibly explained several previously unexplained observations of the Solar System by adding a new ninth planet in the astronomical circulation models.the planet they project to be in existence would be way fainter than Pluto at (educated guess) ~+23 of apparent magnitude, and currently at its far reach of the orbit around the sun. Thus it could have been observed by the largest backyard telescopes 10000 years ago, had there been any among the last Neanderthals. Anyway, the entertaining lecture of professor Mike Brown at Berkeley is below. The projected orbital period wouldn't be related to obliquity cycle, would it? (check the other planets before speculating more).
https://youtu.be/CMCwezegPNg
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 09, 2018, 09:13:12 AM
What this society is wrt what it should be & how to achieve that in order to successfully deal with challenges of our time should be (continuously) discussed widely and globally.
Sorry, lost your comment there.
I remember writing something similar on a swedish blog almost ten years ago. Guess Ancient Aliens on TV is a lot more popular. :(

Crossposting this crosspost:

Humanity better stop dreaming, you may wish to read this:
https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1102.msg141450.html#msg141450 (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1102.msg141450.html#msg141450)

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Only one country comes even close to delivering the good life in a sustainable way: Vietnam succeeds on six social indicators — including a life expectancy above 65 years and providing sufficient nutrition — while staying within its limit on every environmental threshold except carbon emissions.
Bummer.

The other option is to wreck the living daylights out of this planet and try to be one of the lucky few who gets a ticket to Mars. At least we now have one dummy out there, in a Tesla.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 09, 2018, 09:49:22 AM
Someone had cleared a natural skating rink on the lake. I didn't wait for any fish to swim under my feet.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 09, 2018, 10:37:53 AM
We better save our images with winter and snow, to the future, Pmt.

Reading old writings (from Lindome, Gothenburg); in 1887 the ice thawed on lakes around 1 May. During winter 1888 the papers wrote about eight metre high snow banks in Skåne and in Ystad some had to climb out through their roofs. Some who tried to walk on top of the snow crust, where tripped by telephone wires. Etc etc. Don't think a modern Krakatoa would be able to replicate any of that.

And oh, about the dummy above.
If someones interested, you can plot the the ephemerides for him here:
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/horizons.cgi
At "Target Body" enter -143205 and you will get that red roadster listed.  ;D
SpaceX Roadster (spacecraft) (Tesla) [-143205]
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Revised: Feb 08, 2018          Tesla Roadster (spacecraft)             -143205
          (solution #3)
 
 Tesla Roadster (AKA: Starman, 2018-017A)

 NOTE:
  The trajectory estimate will be updated here in the days ahead if more
  measurement data is reported.

 LAUNCHED:
  2018-Feb-06 20:45 UTC by Falcon Heavy (FH) from Kennedy Space Center, USA
  (launchpad 39A)

 BACKGROUND:
  Dummy payload from the first launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch vehicle.
  Consists of a standard Tesla Roadster automobile and a spacesuit-wearing
  mannequin nicknamed "Starman".
 
  Also includes a Hot Wheels toy model Roadster on the car's dash with a
  mini-Starman inside. A data storage device placed inside the car contains
  a copy of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" novels. A plaque on the attachment
  fitting between the Falcon Heavy upper stage and the Tesla is etched with
  the names of more than 6,000 SpaceX employees.
 
  After orbiting the Earth for 6 hours, a third-stage burn-to-depletion was
  completed at approximately 02:30 UTC Feb 7, placing the dummy payload in
  a heliocentric orbit having a perihelion of 0.99 au and aphelion ~1.7 au.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 09, 2018, 10:59:07 AM
Sleepy, thanks for heads-up. From your link (https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/02/07/583475222/if-we-bring-the-good-life-to-all-will-we-destroy-the-planet):

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Our blog often features stories about efforts to improve life for this planet's 7 billion inhabitants: how to make sure everyone has access to clean water and power, medical care to stay healthy, enough income to feed their kids, education for the children so they can fulfill their potential.

Over the years various discussions of similar type became spread over ASIF, perhaps more dedicated thread(s) with (re)collected/reconsidered info might be opened too - let me offer title, paraphrasing spiritually rich inhabitants of this planet, "let's spend money on sick, poor & education".
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 09, 2018, 12:29:14 PM
Thanks ivica. Agree, equality is nothing new, many have known for a very long time. We who belong to the top 10% are the real aliens on this planet. We are the ones who needs to stop but we still push for more, more of what? The real values in life can't be bought for money. We all know that by heart, don't we?

Edit; read about Joan Pick in this link, she seems to be totally miserable right? ;)
https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1094.msg140405.html#msg140405 (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1094.msg140405.html#msg140405)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 09, 2018, 02:51:04 PM
Sleepy wrote: "The real values in life can't be bought for money. We all know that by heart, don't we?"
Perhaps we should print that each other to forehead ;D

I saw your link earlier (thanks), felt warm around heart for her. And I did that again :)

Old saying here (and possibly elsewhere), rough translation: "where dwellers are not furious, home is not tight"

https://youtu.be/SQtzgFCTjk4

Here is something anyone can do & costs no money: "try to be nonviolent".
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 12, 2018, 06:10:41 PM
"The length of the film is exactly the length of time it takes ISS to orbit the Earth once, 92 minutes & 39 seconds." Published on Feb 9, 2018.
"Meditate on the beauty of our home."

https://youtu.be/Xjs6fnpPWy4

Credits: NASA / ESRSU / Phaeleh / Seán Doran
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 12, 2018, 11:14:03 PM
A bit late, but happy birthday Callendar.  :-[

Happy 120th birthday to me!
https://twitter.com/GuyCallendar/status/961870704118448133 (https://twitter.com/GuyCallendar/status/961870704118448133)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 13, 2018, 12:04:45 PM
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/jedek-lost-and-found/article22715303.ece

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A language spoken by just 286 people and unknown until now has been found in the Malay Peninsula by the linguists of Lund University, Sweden.
...
The researchers found that the society was more gender-equal, less competitive and had almost no interpersonal violence.
Typical to a hunter-gatherer way of life, there were no words for professions but a rich vocabulary for exchanging and sharing.

Listen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=2q_UCFS_7a8).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedek_language
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 13, 2018, 01:28:28 PM
Nice find ivica.
We can now add another "unknown" to the list. Here's some more:
https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/article/listen-unknown-language-discovered-in-southeast-asia (https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/article/listen-unknown-language-discovered-in-southeast-asia)

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“There are so many ways to be human, but all too often our own modern and mainly urban societies are used as the yardstick for what is universally human. We have so much to learn, not least about ourselves, from the largely undocumented and endangered linguistic and cultural riches that are out there”, states Niclas Burenhult.

“This work depends on devoted field workers with a strong passion for discovering more about linguistic diversity”, explains Niclas Burenhult.
An estimated 6 000 languages are currently spoken in the world. About 80 per cent of the world’s population speak one of the major world languages, while approximately 20 per cent speak one of the 3 600 smaller languages. Researchers believe that about half of the world’s languages will be extinct 100 years from now.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 14, 2018, 12:01:23 PM
Compare worlds:
--------------
L)   costly health care, no decent wage, costly education: trillions $ millitary budget
H)   money spent on sick, poor & education: nonviolence promoted

Thinking about it one can raise many questions, such as:
Which world is more capable to deal with hard challenges?

<embracing nonviolence means leaving minimal trail of destruction>
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 15, 2018, 12:20:40 PM
Healthcare based on profit. Education based on profit. Whats next, humanity based on profit?

--

Artist Seb Lester creates calligraphy using ink and water, but not in the way you might expect. (http://fyfluiddynamics.com/post/170576568236/artist-seb-lester-creates-calligraphy-using-ink)

https://youtu.be/tGqC-_R-gME
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 15, 2018, 10:27:46 PM
Joe Rogan Experience #1078 - Jimmy Dore

https://youtu.be/G-2_Bc_7Pos

PowerfulJRE, Streamed live on Feb 13, 2018, #Views currently: 551,406
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on February 16, 2018, 06:57:53 PM
Ivica
I don't know if it was intentional but to me the best spots were at 1/2, 1, and 1 1/2hrs into the tape.
I've become a bit of a Dore fan, and this offers some background.
Thanks
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 19, 2018, 12:54:34 PM
https://twitter.com/Protect_Wldlife retweets https://twitter.com/_AnimalAdvocate

"In a world where #kindness is a rebellious act, let's all become rebels!"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWPYjdRWAAEInKQ.jpg)

--

< think about money as about fire: good - if under control >
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 21, 2018, 07:21:29 PM
"The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) (http://www.darksky.org/) is the recognized authority on light pollution and is the leading organization combating light pollution worldwide."

Light Pollution (http://www.darksky.org/light-pollution/):

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Less than 100 years ago, everyone could look up and see a spectacular starry night sky. Now, millions of children across the globe will never experience the Milky Way where they live. The increased and widespread use of artificial light at night is not only impairing our view of the universe, it is adversely affecting our environment, our safety, our energy consumption and our health.
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“The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago . . . had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.”
— Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life, 1923

62 Dark Sky Awareness Videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLDD79FC8870945AA5&v=dd82jaztFIo).

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Alexander555 on February 21, 2018, 10:30:06 PM
They were lucky so far this year in Moscow.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 22, 2018, 02:42:57 AM
If society can not solve even light pollution problem (https://youtu.be/9NyQgHGF1NM) - nature can, that and many others (and for free, no money needed).

Eh (https://youtu.be/TZ0j6kr4ZJ0).

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 22, 2018, 03:48:27 AM
Thanks, Pmt111500.

Corey S. Powell @coreyspowell Feb 20

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What you are missing in your urban, suburban, or even rural light-polluted night sky. (Hint: a LOT) http://www.darksky.org/dark-sky-week-2018/ … HT @MichaelGalanin

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWhgMtnU0AAK_uX.jpg)

--

< How can one care about something of which is not aware? >
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 22, 2018, 07:24:54 AM
Oops, accidental hit on deletion button. Leo constellation + urban glow + searchlight 1.7 miles (2720m) away. Magnitude +4.5 still visible in the original so would make probably 7 in the scale presented.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 23, 2018, 03:07:29 PM
GUE/NGL in the EP Retweeted EFJ @EFJEUROPE 3h3 hours ago

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@EFJEUROPE supports the call for new EU directive against lawsuits targeting journalists initiated by MEP @javorbenedek David Casa, @MonicaMacovei1 @AnaGomesMEP @maitepagaza @SteliosKoul @TheProgressives @EPPGroup @GUENGL @ecrgroup @ALDEgroup @GreensEP

http://europeanjournalists.org/blog/2018/02/23/six-meps-call-for-new-eu-directive-against-lawsuits-targeting-journalists/

--

< embracing nonviolence means minimizing trail of destruction left behind you >
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 24, 2018, 10:08:56 AM
Coffee Time

Emergent Sentience of the Individual Entity: Reactivity (nonconscious), Consciousness, Communality, Hypersociality, Galacticity, Universality. What is that supposed to mean? More further:

"Xenology: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence, and Civilization" by  Robert A. Freitas Jr.

14.3  Alien Consciousness and the Sentience Quotient (http://www.xenology.info/Xeno/14.3.htm)

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As noted earlier, smarter lifeforms tend to survive more often than dumber ones, so we should observe a strong evolutionary trend toward increasing intellect. Translating this into the language of information theory, we might say that the more bits per second a given creature can process, generally the more successful it will be and the stronger the evolutionary pressure to increase the bit rates that brains can handle. Furthermore, since more efficient organisms preferentially survive, all else being equal, there should also exist strong evolutionary tendencies to increase the efficiency of information processing -- that is, to process more information using less energy and less material supportive bulk.

If these notions are basically sound, then xenologists may define a "figure of merit" applicable to all sentiences in the universe, one which expresses both capacity and efficiency in a single number. This we shall call the Sentience Quotient (SQ).

...

Consider, as a purely speculative hypothesis, that there may exist a natural order of awarenesses in the cosmos. At each higher level of mentality, a new kind of thought process emerges which is unique to mental systems of equal or higher values of SQ. That is, there may exist a number of higher-order intellectual emergents, analogous to but qualitatively vastly superior to consciousness.

...

What might these higher-order emergents be? The author’s own speculations are offered in Table 14.1 below.

...

Note also that a conscious brain-based entity such as a human can only process communal-level data at the rate of 10^-10 bits/sec-kg (because communality has not yet emerged), which perhaps helps to explain why humans have such great difficulty comprehending the intricate workings of the societies in which they live.

/Bartender, one more please./
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 24, 2018, 12:13:08 PM
This cafe at old river mill museum 20k upriver was expectedly closed for winter. Anyway I thought Arctic Cafe could use the image.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 24, 2018, 12:23:11 PM
Being in (southern) Finland, guess what is the building nearest the upper pool of river on a picturesque location? (hint: begins with an 's')
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 24, 2018, 01:04:34 PM
Nice location, no need to cut holes in the ice, just jump right in!  :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 24, 2018, 02:42:35 PM
Small time pancake ice formation in the middle pool. The rapids are protected for trout, so no swimming or dipping anymore in the rapid since 1980s... Sorry Sleepy, you can't do it anymore. Or maybe if you're very good friends with the museum people.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 24, 2018, 03:13:56 PM
Small time pancake ice formation in the middle pool. The rapids are protected for trout, so no swimming or dipping anymore in the rapid since 1980s... Sorry Sleepy, you can't do it anymore. Or maybe if you're very good friends with the museum people.
Too bad, at least I've had the same wonderful winter weather as you today, Pmt. Max temp of -1.9° C during the day.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 24, 2018, 03:41:35 PM
Yeah well, I don't know the exact rules there, it's of course true trout and the couple of salmon use this only part of the year so might still be possible at your own risk of course. Here it was ~-14C but the sun has started to warm the afternoons so now only -11C. Cold enough I'm glad it's not windy.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 25, 2018, 02:04:21 AM
The European Federation of Journalists (http://europeanjournalists.org/) (EFJ) is the largest organisation of journalists in Europe, representing over 320.000 journalists. They have 70 members in the following 44 countries (http://europeanjournalists.org/members/):

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Feuropeanjournalists.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F01%2Fefjmembersupdate-v3.png&hash=ddf15fbf858bc6a7a7dd5268c08fc393)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on February 25, 2018, 03:42:48 AM
As usual, The Onion (satire site) has it exactly right.

Sighing, Resigned Climate Scientists Say To Just Enjoy Next 20 Years As Much As You Can
https://www.theonion.com/sighing-resigned-climate-scientists-say-to-just-enjoy-1823265249/
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on February 25, 2018, 06:25:22 AM
As usual, The Onion (satire site) has it exactly right.

Sighing, Resigned Climate Scientists Say To Just Enjoy Next 20 Years As Much As You Can
https://www.theonion.com/sighing-resigned-climate-scientists-say-to-just-enjoy-1823265249/
Anna-Lisa Feldt is a Swedish name, at least 1 person (an elderly lady) living not very far from Sleepy's is called thus. Maybe we should send her flowers, for letting Onion publish her speech in the conference?

In other news, maybe it's time to start eating take-out ? Or will it also be detrimental? Likely. https://www.theonion.com/climate-experts-say-only-hope-for-saving-planet-lies-wi-1819579500 http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/gainesville/obituary.aspx?n=ellen-chen&pid=187086732&referrer=0&preview=false
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 25, 2018, 08:40:25 AM
Yeah, smashing gal though, for a 91 year old.  ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on February 25, 2018, 11:09:28 AM
As usual, The Onion (satire site) has it exactly right.

Sighing, Resigned Climate Scientists Say To Just Enjoy Next 20 Years As Much As You Can
https://www.theonion.com/sighing-resigned-climate-scientists-say-to-just-enjoy-1823265249/
Thankyou so much, Sigmetnow.

I will adapt that approach the next time I meet that clever fool in the pub.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on February 25, 2018, 10:35:14 PM
Neven,

Here is another robot article.  This is another tidal wave coming at us which will severely disrupt society.  I was obviously joking a bit when I said that the rich will just replace all the riff raff with robots.  But only a bit.  There is not much doubt that all most all jobs can be replaced in time with AI driven technology.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610298/tech-companies-should-stop-pretending-ai-wont-destroy-jobs/
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on February 25, 2018, 10:42:02 PM
Neven,

Here is another robot article.  This is another tidal wave coming at us which will severely disrupt society.  I was obviously joking a bit when I said that the rich will just replace all the riff raff with robots.  But only a bit.  There is not much doubt that all most all jobs can be replaced in time with AI driven technology.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610298/tech-companies-should-stop-pretending-ai-wont-destroy-jobs/

Thanks, Jim, will read. Somebody posted a really good article 1-2 years ago somewhere here on the Forum, explaining the two pathways of AI and robot benefits: Either for the people, who will have to luxury of working less, or for concentrated wealth. It was a really good, nuanced article. Should've bookmarked it.

I've taken some more time off lately (so I'd have more time to finish things in and around the house), but tomorrow I'm back in the saddle. Luckily, no robots as of yet who can properly translate from one language to another, because we humans still don't understand enough about language to explain it to them.   :)  8)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 26, 2018, 02:01:38 AM
Before next Mars hysteria arrive: rational assestment about space setlements by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, his speech at the WGS 2018 (http://www.bizbahrain.com/wgs-2018-governments-not-private-corporations-see-long-term-gain-success-space-exploration/), World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai:
YT video here (https://youtu.be/2p6D6RjUJEg). Note "discovered" earth at 12:32. (what photo? Earth arising i guess)
Worth listening even for reasons other then space related.

BTW: How to keep humans from ruining the search for life on Mars (https://www.sciencenews.org/article/manned-mission-mars-humans-microbes-life)

Space Explorer Mike @MichaelGalanin Feb 24: "The sunset on Mars appears blue..."

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DW091oRWAAAnFxR.jpg)

--ivica Sentience Quotient (SQ) 10[]
  whats the big picture, context, guiding principle, plan? why society does what it does? whats the point?
 (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg143388.html#msg143388)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on February 28, 2018, 03:52:47 AM
I have found the explanation for everything.  And the answer is not 42.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/28/hate-body-odour-youre-more-likely-to-have-rightwing-views

The downside of this theory is obviously that "dem lefwingr's like stink!"  Now, come to think of it, some of them hippie girls I remember from the way back so happened to smell a bit...maybe there is something to this.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 28, 2018, 07:43:49 AM
Maybe just lack of proper wording and leniency?

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982217316160/pdfft?md5=a3ab4022311d336fe5819b7e627ddd20&pid=1-s2.0-S0960982217316160-main.pdf (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982217316160/pdfft?md5=a3ab4022311d336fe5819b7e627ddd20&pid=1-s2.0-S0960982217316160-main.pdf)
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People struggle to name odors [1–4]. This has been attributed to a diminution of olfaction in trade-off to vision [5–10]. This presumption has been challenged recently by data from the hunter-gatherer Jahai who, unlike English speakers, find odors as easy to name as colors [4]. Is the superior olfactory performance among the Jahai because of their ecology (tropical rainforest), their language family (Aslian), or because of their subsistence (they are hunter-gatherers)? We provide novel evidence from the hunter-gatherer Semaq Beri and the non-hunter-gatherer (swidden-horticulturalist) Semelai that subsistence is the critical factor. Semaq Beri and Semelai speakers—who speak closely related languages and live in the tropical rainforest of the Malay Peninsula—took part in a controlled odor- and color-naming experiment. The swidden-horticulturalist Semelai found odors much more difficult to name than colors, replicating the typical Western finding. But for the hunter-gatherer Semaq Beri odor naming was as easy as color naming, suggesting that hunter-gatherer olfactory cognition is special.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sigmetnow on February 28, 2018, 03:52:10 PM
"The sunset on Mars appears blue..."

Yes; Mars is “backwards”:  daylight is red, sunset and sunrise are blue!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 28, 2018, 04:11:57 PM
Damia Bouic made this nice comparison in 2015:
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 28, 2018, 06:06:14 PM
More from space:

Corey S. Powell Retweeted NASA HQ PHOTO @nasahqphoto 13h13 hours ago:
   "The Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 54 crew @AstroAcaba, @Astro_Sabot, and Alexander Misurkin is seen under parachute as they return from 168 days onboard @Space_Station. Check out the first images - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmeWUd77"

NASA HQ PHOTO @nasahqphoto 3h3 hours ago:
   "Additional images posted from the Expedition 54 @AstroAcaba, @Astro_Sabot, and Alexander Misurkin landing! https://flic.kr/s/aHsmeWUd77"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXINx4CWsAEVnCK.jpg)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on February 28, 2018, 08:15:39 PM
ivica, that link you posted above to Tyson's speech was great, in the description below the video they state:
You can now watch the edited version which includes the slides, at the World Government Summit channel at <video removed>. So I checked the World Government Summit channel, no video there with Tyson, at all. Now why would they remove that?  ???
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on February 28, 2018, 09:21:59 PM
sleepy, i'm wondering too - have checked *that* video several times over a week to see if eventually reappears, searched... Nope.

(well, found russian ?mirror? at https://ruclip.com/video/2p6D6RjUJEg/neil-degrasse-tyson-why-a-colony-on-mars-is-unlikely-to-happen.html but that is what we already have)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 01, 2018, 08:07:29 AM
Joe Rogan Experience #1078 - Jimmy Dore (https://youtu.be/G-2_Bc_7Pos)(video mentioned earlier) has now 999,999 views, beer on me for the next viewer! Well done folks :)

< no collection of broken clocks can efficiently replace fully functional one >

--

Sabine Hossenfelder Retweeted EUScience&Innovation @EUScienceInnov 17h17 hours ago

"President Juncker appoints Robert-Jan Smits as Open Access envoy based at the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) with the task to propose concrete policy recommendations to ensure that all publicly funded scientific publications are available in Open Access by 2020"

< if every corp dem is a broken clock, how many of them do we need for gps to function? >
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 03, 2018, 03:08:08 PM
Reposted Wildlife #167 with addition:

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/11-of-the-smallest-mammals-in-the-world/itty-bitty-fur-balls

(https://media.mnn.com/assets/images/2016/09/Baby-marmoset-monkey--human-finger.jpg.1000x0_q80_crop-smart.jpg)

"A baby marmoset monkey rests on a human hand. (Photo: bluedog studio/Shutterstock)"

< monkey says: "embracing nonviolence means minimizing trail of destruction left behind you" >

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on March 03, 2018, 06:28:17 PM
Eddies at play
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.polarview.aq%2Fimages%2F106_S1jpgsmall%2F201803%2FS1B_EW_GRDM_1SDH_20180302T180159_01DB_N_1.jpg&hash=d306d2328b6d89ad75fec1cc4ee9a1b9)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 04, 2018, 12:18:04 PM
This time Joe Rogan features Kyle Kulinski "Secular Talk", co-founder of Justice Democrats.

https://youtu.be/Sq1rX54u69U

Streamed live on Feb 27, 2018: 919,362 views currently
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 05, 2018, 07:38:32 PM
"Michio Kaku at World Government Summit 2018: Updates to Visions of the Future."

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Prof. Michio Kaku gives his traditional speech with new slides and updates in light of latest events, like future of autonomous cars (12:20), space travel (13:20,) role of Governments (20:25), digitalization of the human brain (28:00), future of A.I. (33:00). February 2018.

Watch it here (https://youtu.be/KqvyqbtrGrA).

Commercial as always, and entertaining:

   "your Royal Highnesses, your excellencies..."
   "Is there intelligent life on the Earth? Probably not."
   "where does wealth comes from anyway?"   (no mention of robbing Earth for it)
   "you have a cocktail party - and there are some very important people... but you do not know who they are. In the future you'll know exactly who to suck up to at any cocktail party."

He talk about "perfect capitalism" and not much about meaning of it for humanity. What if greedy people will control all that? :shock:
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 06, 2018, 09:41:46 AM
Sabine Hossenfelder Retweeted John Carlos Baez @johncarlosbaez 10h10 hours ago
   "Policy-makers are starting to assume we'll suck massive amounts of CO2 from the air later in this century, to prevent dangerous global warming.  But how is that actually gonna work???  This method is gaining favor, but it's not without problems: https://tinyurl.com/baez-BECCS"

tinyurl https://plus.google.com/+johncbaez999/posts/eMezTD4RYd3 starts with:
   "Since we've waited so long to do anything,"

Who waited? We? How is that? What do "we planetary spread" know about the CO2 problem?
How aware are "we" of the problem known for a century?
Who failed to make "us" timely aware of that problem?
Is there widespread attempt to spread awareness at least now? I don't see that! Why is that so?!

In the absence of proper question(s) the answer will remain to be "42".

< Will the same (failed & still allowed to fails further) mindset continue to 'lead' in effort/attempt to define/solve the problem? >   

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mm3uJECdAWE/Wp3J_BcHReI/AAAAAAABHWc/DnkX3HidG14TKsqjZp9N05KknnMHvquGgCJoC/w530-h502-n/carbon_removal.jpg)

Eh.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on March 06, 2018, 06:45:42 PM
Here's a really good interview with Jimmy Dore, that I enjoyed a lot more than the Joe Rogan interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMIuc3Uoo3Q
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 07, 2018, 09:30:57 AM
Boo Triword from the video supplied by Neven, above (31:55): Concentrated Corporate Power.

Concentrated Corporate Power

< Who failed (and still fails) to make humans (timely) aware of the CO2 problem (known for a century)? >

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on March 14, 2018, 08:35:54 AM
Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on March 14, 2018, 09:16:06 AM
Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008)
Damn
The world lost a great mind.


Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on March 16, 2018, 11:55:12 AM
Certainly so, Terry.

In Sweden the green party (MP) has not only lost their mind, but also their soul.
I'll try to make the quote a bit more understandable.
https://www.expressen.se/debatt/mp-maste-genast-lamna-regeringen/ (https://www.expressen.se/debatt/mp-maste-genast-lamna-regeringen/)
Quote
This is a lonely crying voice in a party about to lose its soul, one of the most painful breakdowns in modern Swedish politics. In the EU elections in 2014, MP became the second largest party - but death awaits in the upcoming election this fall, all while the Arctic is melting, overfishing the world's oceans, virgin forests are beeing deforested, the Baltic sea is dying and the party should be right in the middle of the fight, trying to save this earth. But no: MP is busy pretending to reign. Now there's only six months left to prove themselves. Therefore, leave the impotent government and start fighting for life if you still think that Sweden needs a strong independent green party.

Wonder why I've always said that I don't have a party to vote for? What's left here is our former communist party, but merely as a protest. If they ever got there they would probably be mesmerized and corrupted by lucrative friendly promises as well.
The light blue's (S, our former Social democrats...) MP are reigning with, is discussing with our real blue's (M, right wing) to sue Trump over the steel tariffs.  ::)
Staying friends is nice, I wish they were staying friends with Earth instead, otherwise we'll all be broke soon.

https://youtu.be/sLisEEwYZvw
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on March 19, 2018, 01:02:21 PM
I'm a man without a cafe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6plfR-v3JGg
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on March 20, 2018, 05:07:05 PM
In about 8 minutes at 16.15 gmt it is the equinox
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 20, 2018, 05:15:56 PM
In about 8 minutes at 16.15 gmt it is the equinox

Talking serious stuff entertaining way: Big Picture Science podcasts  1  (http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/Earth_A_Century_Hence) &  2  (http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/Earth_A_Millennium_Hence). 8 y hence no significant change in human awareness of The Problem.

Img from Space Explorer Mike @MichaelGalanin Mar 10:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DX-TguOU0AEpkYN.jpg)

Where is our pale blue dot (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,146.msg15347.html#msg15347) today?

Garden  Calling (https://youtu.be/B8WHKRzkCOY)  ... (https://youtu.be/VdIQ0o2DEbg)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on March 20, 2018, 06:29:35 PM
I should be content that one other person thought the equinox was worth noting. That makes the ASIF equal with my local pub.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: oren on March 20, 2018, 11:22:03 PM
I should be content that one other person thought the equinox was worth noting. That makes the ASIF equal with my local pub.
Add me to your little list...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on March 21, 2018, 12:25:25 AM
I should be content that one other person thought the equinox was worth noting. That makes the ASIF equal with my local pub.
Add me to your little list...
I think it's Putin's fault. Only a Commy would want even days and nights to be equal.
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on March 21, 2018, 04:46:52 AM
I should be content that one other person thought the equinox was worth noting. That makes the ASIF equal with my local pub.
Add me to your little list...
Mornin', me too.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 23, 2018, 10:39:55 AM
severe-weather.EU Retweeted kbrin @kbrin_ 18h18 hours ago: "Mars colony #Crete #Heraklion #stormdust #NoFilters"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY50N1SXUAkdLmE.jpg)

also, reminds me on nearest exoplanet Proxima Centauri b (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxima_Centauri_b)?

Context: post here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,323.msg146962.html#msg146962) and the following one . (https://youtu.be/F87sEDY3aYo)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on March 23, 2018, 12:04:18 PM
There are some amazing images and videos from Crete now, ivica. It's certainly nice to have such online services available.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on March 23, 2018, 12:06:51 PM
That looks like the set of Blade Runner 2049.  :o
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 24, 2018, 07:51:17 PM
EFJ Workshop: Digital journalism and new business models (http://europeanjournalists.org/blog/2018/03/23/efj-workshop-digital-journalism-and-new-business-models/)

"36 journalists, union leaders and media experts from 20 European countries discussed issues around new business models and trends in (digital) journalism from 15-16 March 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. With great enthusiasm participants explored recent trends in journalism,  successful new models in financing journalism and the role of unions and associations to best service their members in this process of change."

BTW: http://europeanjournalists.org/blog/2018/03/19/danish-government-plan-to-strongly-reduce-funding-for-public-service-broadcasting/

"The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), representing 320.000 journalists across Europe, is shocked to learn that the Danish government intends to cut 20 percent of funding for Danish public service media (DR). The EFJ urges the government in Denmark to withdraw its proposal."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 25, 2018, 07:10:39 PM
Photos of nature etc (https://youtu.be/hfWRDXSVbjg).

Thinking about Greece these days (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,323.msg147329/topicseen.html#msg147329)

https://youtu.be/2yHgImYkFoU

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 26, 2018, 08:47:18 PM
"Mark Zuckerberg makes appeal for people to respect his privacy (http://newsthump.com/2018/03/24/mark-zuckerberg-makes-appeal-for-people-to-respect-his-privacy/)" at UK Spoof News and Satire - NEWs Thump.

“In order to get on with my life, I’m asking news and media organisations to refrain from using the information they have about me simply to advance their commercial interests."
"Zuckerberg went on to say that using details about his friends and family without their consent in news reports was ‘deeply unpleasant”, and left him feeling sick when he learned about it."

--

Assange is a hero.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZCYb1yXkAAwDbh.jpg)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 28, 2018, 07:00:49 PM
Fun corner

Many returns DuckDuckGoing for "all models are wrong (https://duckduckgo.com/?t=disconnect&x=%2Fhtml&q=all+models+are+wrong&ia=web)".

https://youtu.be/sxxkcd29J2I

"All models are wrong but some are useful" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_models_are_wrong).

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 30, 2018, 01:50:14 PM
WikiLeaks Retweeted Bruce King @CrowdvBank 41m41 minutes ago: "14. Tim Black, @RealTimBlack, joins the online vigil to #ReconnectJulian (Julian Assange), introduced by @ElizabethleaVos."

"Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom joins Suzie Dawson and a host of other supporters of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, in an online vigil event." Video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2GEYS7Xvec&t=8h01m40s), cued to 8h01m40s.

More: https://twitter.com/CrowdvBank

< Assange is a hero. >
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on March 30, 2018, 09:25:08 PM

More: https://twitter.com/CrowdvBank (https://twitter.com/CrowdvBank)

< Assange is a hero. >


And he needs to be heard!
Terry

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on March 31, 2018, 01:16:08 AM

More: https://twitter.com/CrowdvBank (https://twitter.com/CrowdvBank)

< Assange is a hero. >


And he needs to be heard!
Terry

Yep (https://youtu.be/BXnDABAlzRc)  . (https://youtu.be/_dFK2Wxd2FI)

< composing what the proper qst is could lead great deal toward the answer >

>< (https://youtu.be/d4pkKWTxMRc)

"Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Zizek, Brian Eno and other prominent figures demanded Assange be reconnected to the outside world."
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Intellectuals-Demand-Internet-Access-for-Julian-Assange-20180330-0005.html

The Jimmy Dore Show Published on Mar 30, 2018: Assange Internet Cut Off By Ecuador For Doing Journalism (https://youtu.be/Oc8wvAucS9o)

>< (https://youtu.be/rvATs145Wsw)

Context: Julian Assange @JulianAssange 13 Oct 2017: "The US & UK governments continue their attempts to arrest me in violation of two UN rulings and their own laws (Sweden ceased) https://www.iamwikileaks.org/donate/"

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 04, 2018, 10:35:37 AM
While the west dumbs down the east do not follow.
btw: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/306226/has-the-west-lost-it/

NUS: National University of Singapore
The AlumNUS, issue #113, Apr-Jun 2018 - avail for download at:
https://issuu.com/nusgraduates/docs/alumnus_apr_-_jun_2018/18

NUS has emerged as the top university in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2018, published by THE on 7 February, retaining its position for the third year running. (pg 6)

Brain Training Workshops (pg 9)
Do you know: Cognitive deterioration starts from as early as late 20s!

An institution is only as strong as its people. (pg 16) < They are so radical :LOL: >

Last year, the Land Transport Authority announced that the annual allowable car growth in Singapore will be reduced to zero from February 2018, as part of the push towards a car-lite society. (pg 22)
Singapore has also signed the Paris Agreement, pledging to reduce carbon emissions. Going car-lite is one way to commit to that agreement. (pg 23)

"Where's our sense of social responsibility?" by Prof Kishore Mahbubani. (pg 26-27)
To reinforce this point, let me also cite the evidence of our lack of social responsibility at the global level. As a regular participant in many global conferences, I know that there is now a clear consensus among the best-educated and most thoughtful elites in the world that climate change is real.

"Stronger together" they wrote opposing "Divide & conquer" and warmongers & hysterics of the west. Weird word that "together", um where I saw the word before?

--
Waiting for eventual video/report of upcoming Kishore visit to Europe, I'll put it here if avail.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on April 04, 2018, 10:50:12 AM
Quote
Do you know: Cognitive deterioration starts from as early as late 20s!

I keep forgetting!  ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: magnamentis on April 04, 2018, 08:31:29 PM
Quote
Do you know: Cognitive deterioration starts from as early as late 20s!

I keep forgetting!  ;D

LOL but it can be compensated to a very high degree by learning and thinking and other kinds of training, while of course the majority would prefer to stick to the "costumbres" which is to what they already know and are already used to, except if they find something that supports the fair human portion of laziness (remaining in the comfort zone) which then will ultimately and inevitably catapult us/them out of that zone.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 08, 2018, 10:06:43 PM
Introducing YT Channel Black Pigeon Speaks (https://www.youtube.com/user/TokyoAtomic): What attracted me initially to his (https://youtu.be/t_lxPONUzpM) videos are pigeons. I'm serious.

https://youtu.be/1QKL6WD9Y34

Living in the capital city at the time I was doing pretty much the same - helping pigeons. It's unbelievable for many what a human hair can do to their fingers/feet. (think about health of feral life as a proxy info about health of environment i.e. if they are in bad shape then something is wrong there ...)

BTW: In Confrontation With The Amnesia Force (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg131488.html#msg131488) - Black Pigeon Speaks, Published on Sep 17, 2016 (https://youtu.be/9sTQEEHaQqc): US Elections And Facebook And YouTube And Google...

Amazing birds, I learned a lot about&from them. Attached, "I & them":
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: SteveMDFP on April 11, 2018, 07:23:44 PM
Introducing:  Steve !!

Not me, this Steve is brighter.

New kind of Aurora Borealis.  Well, newly-discovered and understood:

Introducing ‘Steve’, a newly discovered northern lights
https://tecake.in/introducing-steve-a-newly-discovered-northern-lights (https://tecake.in/introducing-steve-a-newly-discovered-northern-lights)

Enjoy,

Steve (the less bright)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on April 11, 2018, 07:47:14 PM
Never saw anything like that!


I did see a quite bright strip of mainly white light that appeared to be about three moons in length late at night in the middle of summer a few years back. I thought it might have been an example of a Nocto Luminescent cloud.


It's all exciting!
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 11, 2018, 10:36:26 PM
Fun corner

Imagine Earth spining in other direction, retrograde - whats the effect on climate?

https://eos.org/articles/reversing-earths-spin-moves-deserts-reshapes-ocean-currents

Quote
In some respects, the retrograde rotating Earth might seem to be the better place, with, for instance, 11 million square kilometers less desert than what is found on our actual planet.
The simulated retrograde Earth “has more green areas, which is definitely something you can see as a plus,” said Ziemen. “But it depends on where you live. If you’re in western Europe, you’re way better off with [the actual] Earth because on the retrograde Earth it is really cold there.”

(https://eos.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/climate-zones.png)

---

Fresh news wrt orgy of warmongers and their hysterics:
http://newsthump.com/2018/04/11/syria-accused-of-attacking-daily-mail-hq-after-journalists-found-foaming-at-the-mouth/
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on April 11, 2018, 11:25:49 PM
Boris Johnson's nose causes disruption.

http://newsthump.com/2018/04/05/i-dont-know-why-my-nose-is-growing-insists-boris-johnson-as-his-nose-visibly-grows/

With a thanks to ivica  :D
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on April 13, 2018, 07:18:37 PM
Neven

I thought of you when I read this. The wave builds.

FYI there are 40 million garment workers in the world and that job is one of the mainstays of the poorest countries.

Quote
...When fully operational, these sewing robots will churn them out at a dizzying rate of one every 22 seconds....

...Early attempts to automate sewing included treating pieces of cloth with starch to temporarily make them stiff, allowing a robot to manipulate them as if they were steel sheets. This and other approaches, however, never became commercially viable, mainly because the clothing industry has resisted automation by relying on cheap labor in developing countries.

Now a Georgia Tech spin-off, SoftWear Automation, in Atlanta, claims to have built a practical sewing robot. And it doesn’t need starch. Rather, it’s based on a much higher-tech approach, one that combines machine vision and advanced manipulators. At the Arkansas factory, owned by Tianyuan Garments Co., one of China’s largest apparel manufacturers, SoftWear’s robots, called Sewbots, will equip 21 production lines, designed to make 23 million T-shirts per year for Adidas.

“Around the world, even the cheapest labor market can’t compete with us,” Tang Xinhong, chairman of Tianyuan, told China Daily last year, referring to the cost of producing each T-shirt, which he expected to be only 33 U.S. cents.....

...The company’s current Sewbots can make bath rugs, pillowcases, towels, and other products that are flat and mostly round or square in shape. Rajan, the CEO, says 2 million such products are already for sale at Target, Walmart, and other major retailers, and that before year-end “our robots will be making 30 million pieces a year.”...

...If all goes as planned, the Sewbot will be able to carry out the same tasks that 10 workers currently perform, like sewing a sleeve or attaching a label, in a conventional production line—except the robot will be able to make the same T-shirt in about half the time....

Wow. 22 secs to make, 33 cent cost, 1 robot replaces 10 workers.  You let them get one oily foot in the door and the whole neighborhood goes to hell.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/industrial-robots/your-next-tshirt-will-be-made-by-a-robot
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on April 13, 2018, 07:42:53 PM
Why at those prices I could afford a tee shirt for every day of the week!


And they said robots would be bad.
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on April 13, 2018, 10:39:35 PM
Thanks, Jim. It wouldn't be so bad, if say, laid-off workers would still get some of their pay. But, of course, all savings go to shareholders.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 14, 2018, 11:38:51 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson Apr 10

"Amid the fire & fury of books on politics, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” has spent 48 weeks on the NYTimes Bestseller List. Thanks to all who peered through this heartfelt conduit to the cosmos, at a time, it seems, when rational thinking has lost all currency in the World"

Prev Café entry (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg132375.html#msg132375) featuring “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 15, 2018, 01:57:40 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson 19h19 hours ago
"Objective truths are established by evidence. Personal truths by faith. Political truths by incessant repetition."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on April 15, 2018, 02:45:02 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson 19h19 hours ago
"Objective truths are established by evidence. Personal truths by faith. Political truths by incessant repetition."


Wasn't "incessant repetition" Goebbels instruction for delivering propaganda that was less than truthful?
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 15, 2018, 04:12:25 PM
TerryM, that says something about nowadays politician isn't it ;D

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Prev announced Kishore Mahbubani visit to EU (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg148479.html#msg148479), happened yesterday:

https://www.debalie.nl/agenda/podium/de-balie-invites%3a-kishore-mahbubani/e_9783344/p_11771122/

"“Americans and Europeans see it as self-evident that it is their responsibility to judge what is happening in the rest of the world. Based on the idea of moral superiority. This has been tolerated for more than 200 years, but listen: that time has passed. It’s about time to start listening to the rest of the world.” – Kishore Mahbubani (Trouw)."

Link to Vimeo video given there, 2hr. Please listen him, he comes as a very good friend giving advice. (Kishore introduced prev at ASIF, here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,617.msg147805.html#msg147805).)

< embracing nonviolence means minimizing trail of destruction left behind you >
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 16, 2018, 12:30:06 PM
Off the Perch (https://www.thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2018/04/15/the-week-in-satire-vol-64/)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thecanary.co%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F04%2F000064-Volume-64-01-770x403.jpg&hash=01eae9ade0a631934fa0bb19f9e3c3ae)
Credits: the Canary

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And what a week it was!

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 16, 2018, 07:02:04 PM
Roger Waters (https://youtu.be/L_Gl7mKHCm4) (ex-Pink Floyd) in Barcelona, Apr 13, 2018.

https://youtu.be/tvVaG10AEI0

Pigs (Three Different Ones) (https://youtu.be/YylZdvqLLzw) extraído del álbum 'Animals'. (https://youtu.be/nZQqKd-QfAg)

(Subsequently added, edited)
The Second Night In Barcelona: 1  (https://youtu.be/59qe7H3sPJ0), 2  (https://youtu.be/e4RQ1e1wVDU), 3  (https://youtu.be/B6jN_FjmGrw), 4  (https://youtu.be/I6pdlM-EBiA), 5  (https://youtu.be/smBEPt7xEIQ).

Saturdays Pigs version starts from 19:48 of the part 3 above.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on April 16, 2018, 08:29:19 PM
I think Animals is my favourite Pink Floyd album. And nice to hear Waters say the same things I've been repeating over here on the ASIF towards the end of his rant. We need to reach out across borders and religions, so we learn how to empathize, for the sake of our children. There are forces who will do everything to keep us trapped within what we think is our identity.

You've got to be crazy!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 17, 2018, 08:46:34 PM
Dune (1984) Scenes
https://youtu.be/J_NRfPI6ABU

(wiki) "Soundtrack (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_(film)) by the rock band Toto, as well as Brian Eno." And Sting was there, pitty none? asked Pink Floyd to participate.

Orrange baron Harkonnen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6jN_FjmGrw&t=0h19m48s), new soundtrack by Roger Waters ;)

Dune (http://dunemovies.com/) 2019 Coming? (https://movieweb.com/movie/dune-2019/)

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Big Picture Science: Skeptic Check: Political Scientist (http://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/skeptic-check-political-scientist), Monday, April 16, 2018. Michael Mann is one of guests, 15:30 - 31:45.

"How Michael Mann became a reluctant activist, whether his “street fighter” approach is effective in defending climate science, and the price he and his family paid for speaking out."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 18, 2018, 01:36:14 PM
"The Danish Union of Journalists (DJ) welcomed the recently adopted (http://europeanjournalists.org/blog/2018/04/17/trade-secrets-danish-union-of-journalists-secured-protection-for-journalists-and-whistleblowers/) law to protect companies from the disclosure of business secrets. An exception clause has been added to ensure that it is not a criminal offence to reveal a business secret that is in the public interest."

Look, with incremental changes like above implemented in country by country the West might end up after a couple of centuries in a society build for people and that puts Chinese pity 50-years planning into shame!

Above proves that accusation (https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/306226/has-the-west-lost-it/) of the East that the West do not think long-term is not justified. Also, the East shouldn't laugh that much on what the West does, possible increased frequency of earthquakes due to all that laugh is in no-one interest.

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EU Foreign ministers plead for revival of political process on Syria (https://www.neweurope.eu/article/eu-foreign-ministers-plead-revival-political-process-syria/) April 17, 2018

"The 28 Member States’ ministers expressed their approval for the targeted airstrikes..."
"“...The European Union reiterates that there is no military solution to this conflict”."

Don't dare to laugh on it you, you non-westerners!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: NevB on April 21, 2018, 03:29:02 PM
Michael Mann, tweets that it's 20 years since the hockey stick.

Show him your support I'm sure he appreciates it.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on April 21, 2018, 03:44:29 PM
Check out the pictures.  They will amaze you.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on April 21, 2018, 03:50:24 PM
What a sickening waste of resources...  :P
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on April 21, 2018, 06:45:08 PM
A rant.

How many people were killed in Syria and Yemen today from weapons with "made in USA" , "made in Russia" , "made in UK" on their casings?

How many people died today in Syria and Yemen from lack of basic medicines  - insulin, the magic fluid to sort out amoebic dysentry, (I could go on and on and on) ?

How many people will die in Syria and Yemen from the 30 or so water-borne diseases because the water and sewerage systems are destroyed?

How many women will die in childbirth in Syria and Yemen today?

And so many Governments and media and even on this forum think that finding out who bumped off a Russian traitor is far more important. So the Russkies stuck their nose into the US elections? Big deal - the USA's fault for having crap computer security systems and electing a plonker.

Most days even the Arctic Sea ice threads are drowned by all the rubbish on the political threads.

No wonder humanity's future is going down the toilet.

End of rant
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: SteveMDFP on April 21, 2018, 10:12:13 PM

And so many Governments and media and even on this forum think that finding out who bumped off a Russian traitor is far more important. So the Russkies stuck their nose into the US elections? Big deal - the USA's fault for having crap computer security systems and electing a plonker.

I agree.  Even though I've commented extensively on Skripal (and Douma), I can't see that there's much of anything that should be done about them that hasn't already been done.  And I'm skeptical that Russian efforts to elect Trump were anywhere near as important as, say, the Mercers' efforts.

The Russiagate matter, however, is very important in hamstringing Agent Orange's malignant agenda, and assuring that he'll serve no more than one term, quite possibly less.  One can hope.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on April 21, 2018, 11:07:39 PM
Or it reinforces the idea that the establishment doesn't want a real democracy, and is surely not interested in the needs of 99% of the people. Trump will be a martyr and we just wait for an improved version to tag along to get America even further into fascism than it already is.

But this is a café, and I don't want to be thrown out. In my defense, I had a beer this evening, for the first time in months.  ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 25, 2018, 02:35:14 AM
Some of 1400 comments at Black Pigeon Speaks Why MSM Needs & FABRICATES Thought Criminals (https://youtu.be/X4Foosop2wo)

Augusto Ortiz: "Poll: Who is more credible? CNN or Onion News Network?"
   CaptainAwesomesworld: "Augusto Ortiz onion. Because unlike cnn, they admit to being a joke."

AlternateAlternative: "My left ear enjoyed this video."

tocarules: "I happened across Black Pigeon about a year ago and use many of his vids for my purpose. I just happened across Jimmy Dore about 2 weeks ago and too use his vids.
Kinda funny how I love both content providers, but yet CNN paints one as far left and Pigeon far right. 
I dont think its a matter of right or left as much as its about free thinking critical thinkers."

Gabor Sarik: "CNN: The most trusted name in fake news!"?

Nyarlathotep: "My family still listens to CNN even though I proved to them it's fake."
   Yeoman Archer: "I know your pain."

biggles1024: "When The Bird speaks, I listen"
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: magnamentis on April 25, 2018, 06:28:37 PM
Or it reinforces the idea that the establishment doesn't want a real democracy, and is surely not interested in the needs of 99% of the people. Trump will be a martyr and we just wait for an improved version to tag along to get America even further into fascism than it already is.

But this is a café, and I don't want to be thrown out. In my defense, I had a beer this evening, for the first time in months.  ;)

hohohh.... "YES"

i think we drink the same beer ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on April 26, 2018, 03:51:31 AM
Another robot article for you Neven.

Describes a bunch of different agricultural robots.  Some development work to do but these machines are going to proliferate like wildfire and will eventually put hundreds of thousands of people out of work. Maybe more than that.

Having been a farmer once and seeing what was possible at the time I sold the place to now I would guess that we are about 10 years from when almost all large operations will need almost no workers at all.  For large grain operations today it is possible for 1 man to farm 2000-3000 acres except at harvest time when they bring in the big harvesting contractors. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/08/wave-of-agriculture-robotics-holds-potential-to-ease-farm-labor-crunch.html
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 26, 2018, 11:20:02 PM
Only 4 point something millions ppl in the world of 7.5 bvillion of something, our humble kravata participation:

https://youtu.be/BGVmorHJbFM




Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on April 27, 2018, 01:50:12 AM
western gang of shoulder tappers: you are doing all right, how am I? (https://youtu.be/0VLS-P9m0BM)

Fighting the amnesia force, #499:

Rhetoric question, think - don't answer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCLXy-vSu3o): Do you have a feeling that Google & Youtube work in sync? in order to achieve ...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on April 30, 2018, 11:19:13 PM
If you need a laugh (well for some anyway - as some of you might actually take this seriously).

The Rapture Index (yes That rapture)

https://www.raptureready.com/rapture-ready-index/
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: SteveMDFP on May 01, 2018, 01:33:15 AM
If you need a laugh (well for some anyway - as some of you might actually take this seriously).

The Rapture Index (yes That rapture)

https://www.raptureready.com/rapture-ready-index/

Rather amusing.  I was struck by one item:

"34 Antichrist:
Emmanuel Macron has become a man to watch."

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on May 01, 2018, 12:17:41 PM
It is May 1st, May day - 50 years after the Summer of 1968 protests.

I wish I was a revolting student again. In my bit of the UK, it was the neo-nazis we were demonstrating against. And what a lot of them there were. And they have not gone away - closet fascists instead of open about it.

British National Party
The British National Party was formed in 1960 by the merger of the National Labour Party and the White Defence League.[19] The party was led by John Bean, with Andrew Fountaine holding the position of Party President, and other leading members including John Tyndall, Colin Jordan (who served as Activities Organiser), Denis Pirie and Ted Budden. The widow of Arnold Leese served as vice-president of the party.[13] The party's main policies were an end to immigration, repatriation of immigrants and belief in an international Jewish conspiracy.[20] Elements within the party also expressed support for Nazism and a paramilitary arm, Spearhead, was set up by Tyndall.[20] The BNP managed to secure an 8.1% share of the vote in Deptford in the 1960 London County Council (LCC) elections, a large result for a new party without name recognition. After some in-fighting Jordan and Tyndall left in 1962 to set up the National Socialist Movement, leaving the BNP in the hands of Bean.[20] The group merged into the National Front in 1967.

The National Socialist Movement
The National Socialist Movement was formed on 20 April 1962, Adolf Hitler's birthday, by Colin Jordan, with John Tyndall as his deputy.[21] as a splinter group from the original British National Party. A strongly neo-Nazi group it campaigned against "race traitor" Patrick Gordon Walker, the Foreign Secretary. It collapse in the late 1960s and was replaced by the British Movement.

The Greater Britain Movement
The Greater Britain Movement was a political group formed by John Tyndall in 1964 after he split from Colin Jordan's National Socialist Movement. The group broke from open Nazism to follow what Tyndall called "Authoritarian Nationalism". It was absorbed into the National Front in 1967 with members admitted 'on probation', leading to the GBM ceasing to exist.[22]

The British Movement
The British Movement (BM), later called the British National Socialist Movement (BNSM), was a neo-Nazi political party founded by Colin Jordan in 1968 as a continuation of the NSM. It contested the UK general elections in 1970 and in February 1974 on a neo-Nazi platform, attracting little support. Michael McLaughlin became the leader in 1975 and won the BM new support from the growing racist skinhead and football hooligan movements.[23] The group disappeared in the mid-1980s following revelations from Ray Hill but returned in September 1983 and has continued to exist in some form to the present day.

The Racial Preservation Society
The Racial Preservation Society (RPS) was a right-wing pressure group opposed to non-white immigration and in favour of white supremacy. It was established in 1965 by Robin Beauclaire and Jimmy Doyle as a propaganda organisation.[24] Elements of the group were associated with the National Democratic Party and others with the National Front although it continued to exist at least until the 1970s.

The National Democratic Party
The National Democratic Party was formed by Dr David Brown of the RPS in 1966. The group attracted local pockets of support but struggled to cope with the emergence of the National Front the following year and faded in the 1970s.

The National Front
The National Front (NF) was formed in 1967 by the amalgamation of a number of other groups. Initially led by A.K. Chesterton it went through a number of stages of development. John Tyndall led the party twice during the 1970s, a time marked by his clashes with John O'Brien and John Kingsley Read, the latter forming his own National Party in 1976. Nonetheless the NF also reached its zenith in terms of support during the 1970s and had as many as 20,000 members in 1974.[25]

The NF failed to make any headway at the 1979 general election, resulting in the group falling apart as various factions left to found the British Democratic Party, the Constitutional Movement and the New National Front. Under Andrew Brons the remaining members were regrouped for a time but in 1986 the NF fell apart completely as two parties, the Official National Front and the Flag Group, emerged. The Flag Group eventually regained control of the NF name in 1990 and the party has continued to date, albeit very much in the shadow of the British National Party.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sebastian Jones on May 01, 2018, 03:24:21 PM
I had the dubious privilege of being classmates with Nick Griffin, who inherited the leadership of the National Front. Even as a schoolboy his politics were filled with hate. When one considers that hate is at the core of many of these far right movements, it is not surprising they fall apart and splinter so frequently.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on May 01, 2018, 08:58:47 PM
I've told you to stay out of my ocean for the last time....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTDhKPZ4kjE&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 05, 2018, 04:42:15 PM
Fighting the amnesia force

A year ago:
Susan Sarandon Slams Chris Hayes: "You're A Journalist, Right!?"-

https://youtu.be/v9-Sgz9g-HA

Appendix (https://youtu.be/cFk_Bda9Avw).

It's remind on corp democrats, fake journalists & other partisans and mercenaries of the Concentrated Corporate Power.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 08, 2018, 09:19:16 PM
WikiLeaks Retweeted WikiLeaks @wikileaks May 3

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcSh02bW4AAR4Ei.jpg)

Btw: WikiLeaks @wikileaks May 5
"New email from Hillary Clinton ("hdr22@clintonemail.com") released by State Department talking about @WikiLeaks exposing her ordering US diplomats to steal DNA and passwords from UN leadership https://foia.state.gov/searchapp/DOCUMENTS/Litigation_F-2016-07895_34/F-2016-07895/DOC_0C06160639/C06160639.pdf …"
More on it: https://www.sott.net/article/385047-WikiLeaks-Hillary-Clinton-ordered-US-diplomats-to-steal-DNA-and-passwords-from-UN-leadership
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on May 08, 2018, 09:36:25 PM
Someday there will be a statue celebrating Assange, Snowden, and Manning. I kind of hope it's in the shape of three giant anthropomorphic bullhorns aimed at the White House.
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 09, 2018, 12:33:33 AM
Monty Python, Published on May 8, 2018

https://youtu.be/9tn1QNxEoF4

Eric Idle recorded this new version of "FCC Song” on 7 May 2018, to reflect the current political situation in the U.S.

< Pity, no Jains in my neighborhood to learn from them. >

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WikiLeaks @wikileaks 2h2 hours ago: "At least four European states host US nuclear bombs"

Four European states host US nuclear bombs, WikiLeaks reveals (https://euobserver.com/news/31381)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: sidd on May 09, 2018, 01:47:39 AM
Thanx for the heads up on wikileaks. I posted your link to the thread entitled "US interventions in Foreign Lands"

sidd
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 12, 2018, 08:56:35 PM
The Epistemology of Error (http://douglasallchin.net/papers/epist'of.pdf), Douglas Allchin, Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science

"How do scientists know—and justify—that they have erred?  Through the cases of bacterial mesosomes and beriberi, I examine the epistemic work in ascertaining error."

"Some confuse error with uncertainty.  For example, scientists refer to measurement error and statistically derived standard error. Their graphs often include error bars. These all denote a range of numerical values, within which the actual value remains uncertain—that is, indefinite or unknown.  No error (in the sense just noted) is identified.  None may exist.  Uncertainty, here, only marks the scope of potential error associated with a benchmark value.  Uncertainty itself (as a form of indeterminacy or ambiguity) is not error.  How error and uncertainty do relate is an important theme addressed below (§4)"
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 13, 2018, 12:43:42 AM
Edward Snowden @Snowden Retweeted Freedom of the Press @FreedomofPress, May 10

"We're seeking community feedback and testing of Sunder, our new tool that divides secrets between multiple participants:"

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DiEM25 @DiEM_25, May 11

"Without the politics of friendship there can be no radical movement" @HorvatSrecko on #DiEM25 and Julian #Assange #ReconnectJulian @wikileaks

Sign this petition to end Julian's isolation >> http://change.org/p/end-julian-assange-s-isolation … #FutureOfEurope

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WikiLeaks @wikileaks 8h8 hours ago: "Jonathan Cook: The UK’s Hidden Role in Assange’s Detention" (https://original.antiwar.com/cook/2018/02/12/uks-hidden-role-assanges-detention/)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on May 13, 2018, 01:37:06 AM
I think I'm going to enjoy more of Jonathan Cook :)


Assange I fear has joined Jimmy Hoffa and the Skripals. He is/was the greatest publisher of my era. :(
The worst thing personally is the depths to which Britain has sunk in my esteem. I always imagined them as country that would resolutely follow the law.
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 14, 2018, 01:22:43 PM
Have nothing to add to the current discussion at "If not Capitalism..." on terminology except OT like:

everything comes back to what kind of ppl is on important positions:
  even if starting with bad system proper ("good") humans will work hard on improvements,
  even if starting with ideal system some kind of ppl, if allowed, will work hard on undermining it.

what should be the characteristics of a "good" one?
so its about ppl. how to recognize, promote, protect "good" ones!

Otherwise "choose whatever ..ism you want we will own you anyway (https://collapseofindustrialcivilization.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/we-own-you.png)" remains:
  double speak, different public/private opinion, ...
  twisted/inverted interpretation, co2 is good for you, war is peace, greed is good, ...

and on and on and on ... (https://youtu.be/-CPCs7vVz6s) (music)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on May 14, 2018, 01:25:17 PM
One for the diary - GRACE Follow-On launch May 19 from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

http://www.exchangemagazine.com/2018/week19/Tuesday/18050809.htm

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Satellite mission GRACE Follow-On: precision measurement of the Earth's gravity field documents global change

With the German-American satellite mission GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On), the measurement of the Earth's gravity field and its temporal change will enter “extra time”. Between the years 2002 and 2017, the predecessor mission GRACE measured the Earth’s gravity field extremely precisely and was a full success. The data collected hereby help, for example, to document the loss of ice mass or an overuse of groundwater resources. This highly valuable series of measurements will now be continued thanks to the GRACE-FO mission, a joint project of the US Space Agency NASA and the Helmholtz Center Potsdam, GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, which heads the German contributions. The launch of the two satellites, constructed by Airbus, is scheduled for Saturday, 19 May 2018, on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. "Thanks to improved hardware and software, the data collected will be even more accurate," says Prof. Dr. Reinhard Hüttl, Scientific Executive Director of the GFZ. "They will allow for a better characterization and understanding of the dynamic processes in the Earth system."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on May 15, 2018, 02:46:03 PM
I got this e-mail some may find exciting.
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Dear Reanalysis users,

The Copernicus Climate Change (C3S) and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring (CAMS) Services  at the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Reading, UK, are organising a 24-hours Hackathon event on the weekend of 9-10 June 2018, which may be of interest to many of you.

#OpenDataHack2018 "Innovate with Open Climate Data" presents an opportunity for everyone interested in unleashing their creativity with freely available climate data to exercise their out-of-the-box thinking and showcase solutions to climate change challenges.

#OpenDataHack2018 will also be the opportunity to delve into the much awaited Copernicus Climate Data Store and get a first-hand dive into its applications cloud environment!

If you would like to join us on this free event, act quickly and register now at:

https://events.ecmwf.int/e/OpenDataHack2018

Registration for this event closes on Sunday 20th May, 2018.

We hope you can join us!

#OpenDataHack2018 Team
copernicus-events@ecmwf.int
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on May 18, 2018, 04:53:34 PM
Recycling is collapsing globally.

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Prices for scrap paper and plastic have collapsed, leading local officials across the country to charge residents more to collect recyclables and send some to landfills. Used newspapers, cardboard boxes and plastic bottles are piling up at plants that can’t make a profit processing them for export or domestic markets.

“Recycling as we know it isn’t working,” said James Warner, chief executive of the Solid Waste Management Authority in Lancaster County, Pa. “There’s always been ups and downs in the market, but this is biggest disruption that I can recall.”

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The tedious and sometimes dangerous work of separating out that detritus at processing plants in China prompted officials there to slash the contaminants limit this year to 0.5%. China last week suspended all imports of U.S. recycled materials until June 4, regardless of the quality. The recycling industry interpreted the move as part of the growing rift between the U.S. and China over trade policies and tariffs.

The changes have effectively cut off exports from the U.S., the world’s largest generator of scrap paper and plastic. Collectors, processors and the municipal governments that hire them are reconsidering what they will accept to recycle and how much homeowners pay for that service. Many trash haulers and city agencies that paid for curbside collection by selling scrap said they are now losing money on almost every ton they handle.

The upended economics are likely to permanently change the U.S. recycling business, said William Moore, president of Moore & Associates, a recycled paper consultancy in Atlanta.

“It’s going to take domestic demand to replace what China was buying,” he said. “It’s not going to be a quick turnaround. It’s going to be a long-term issue.”

https://www.cell.com/joule/abstract/S2542-4351(18)30177-6

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Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: JimD on May 18, 2018, 04:59:29 PM
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MANY OF THE world's amphibians are staring down an existential threat: an ancient skin-eating fungus that can wipe out entire forests' worth of frogs in a flash.

This ecological super-villain, the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has driven more than 200 amphibian species to extinction or near-extinction—radically rewiring ecosystems all over Earth.

This is the worst pathogen in the history of the world, as far as we can tell, in terms of its impacts on biodiversity,” says Mat Fisher, an Imperial College London mycologist who studies the fungus..

Damn!

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/amphibians-decline-frogs-chytrid-fungi-bd-animals-science/?beta=true
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 24, 2018, 09:57:21 AM
One more pissed off by MSM

WikiLeaks @wikileaks 2h2 hours ago WikiLeaks Retweeted Elon Musk
"
Elon Musk blames the media for electing Trump "no one believes you any more."

WikiLeaks added, Elon Musk @elonmusk Replying to @andyjayhawk
Thought you’d say that. Anytime anyone criticizes the media, the media shrieks “You’re just like Trump!” Why do you think he got elected in the first place? Because no ones believes you any more. You lost your credibility a long time ago.
"

More: Elon Musk's ‘Pravda’ to rate credibility of journalists & publications (https://www.rt.com/usa/427596-musk-pravda-news-check/)

"Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk appears to have declared war on the media, tweeting that he was launching a site that would let the public rate the credibility of journalists, editors and publications - which he will call “Pravda.” "
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 26, 2018, 12:08:13 AM
It is 5 years since Edward Snowden left Hawaii

"Edward Snowden on Privacy in the Age of Trump and Facebook" (https://theintercept.com/2018/05/25/deconstructed-the-edward-snowden-interview/), Deconstructed podcast at The Intercept_, May 25 2018:
"On this week’s episode of Deconstructed, Edward Snowden joins Mehdi Hasan from Moscow to discuss surveillance, tools that can help protect people’s privacy, and the likelihood of a Trump-Putin deal to extradite him."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 26, 2018, 10:35:38 PM
WikiLeaks Retweeted European Commission @EU_Commission May 24
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This is it.
Today, our EU #DataProtection rules enter into application, putting the Europeans back in control of their data.
Europe asserts its digital sovereignty and gets ready for the digital age.
Read our statement → http://europa.eu/!Vh78YU  #GDPR

GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, took effect on May 25th
https://youtu.be/_J5IZxI_xKk

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/25/new-privacy-rules-hit-europe-google-and-facebook-hit-88-billion-lawsuits
"Accusing Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Instagram of "intentionally" violating Europe's strict new privacy rules that officially went into effect on Friday, Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems filed four lawsuits against the tech companies arguing they are still "coercing users into sharing personal data" despite rolling out new policies ostensibly aimed at complying with the new regulations.
...
While Facebook—which is currently embroiled in international controversy following the Cambridge Analytica scandal—insists that its new policies are in compliance with Europe's new regulatory framework, Schrems argues that Facebook and Google aren't even attempting to follow the new law."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 28, 2018, 08:38:27 AM
WeAreChange streamed live 7 hours ago, Luke Rudkowski and Jason Bermas discussing: Tommy Robinson, Julian Assange, GDPR, Bilderberg, Elon Musk, MSM, 1984, ...

https://youtu.be/GQlKUeNS4Dg

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 29, 2018, 07:52:57 AM
"Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature."

Money, happiness and eternal life - Greed (director's cut) | DW Documentary Published on Jun 23, 2017, a film by Jörg Seibold, 2016.

https://youtu.be/CVuVlk2E_e4

Shaman Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq at 59:47
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In 1978 as a runner for the elders I gave a talk at UN that the big ice is melting, so when I finished I got standing ovation and and ... no matter where I go - nobody change. Nobody.

Epilogue at 1:26:55.    

"Only by melting the ice in the heart of man, man will have a chance to change and start using his knowledge wisely."

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on May 29, 2018, 08:12:53 AM
"Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature."
Another quote that I recently heard Laila Pawlak saying:
"Making money is like air, you need it to breathe but if you think that's what life is about, you're really getting life wrong."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on May 29, 2018, 08:32:33 AM
Thanks for this, Ivica. I'll try and watch it some time.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: magnamentis on May 30, 2018, 12:04:32 AM
"Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature."

i know many "humans" who don't desire more and more and i'm sure you're one of them.

so it's not the human nature but in the animal's nature and real humans (i know that's edge term) use their brain, empathy and ethics to hold the animal inside all of us in check:

a) as much as possible (we're all sinners LOL)

b) where it's appropriate (because we need some animalic instincts to survive)

just a thought, it's meant more as a yes but more than a no but if you know hat i mean. (sure that)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 30, 2018, 07:45:50 AM
We need change, big one

More about Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq featured in video given previously, web pages: https://icewisdom.com/
"His engagement for the Environment and Indigenous issues brought him to more than 60 countries in the world."

Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq Published on YouTube Feb 9, 2017
 (https://youtu.be/yF3sdU-M30w)
Quote
May I invite you to come to my land ?

The Big Ice is melting. Now is the time for you and me to change.

Change begins in each one of us: by learning to honor ourselves and one another, Mother Nature and the animals. We are all citizens of one Mother Earth – nunarsuarput.

At the Big Ice there is that incredible silence. Walking in silence on the oldest crust of Mother Earth, I come home to myself.  I will experience Climate Change and Change within myself – in Ceremony and in Community with Elders from all over the world as well as from my native land … where Mother Earth is affected most.

Let us spread the message together from the Top of the World and make the World aware so that there is hope.

In unity,

Angaangaq

https://youtu.be/2J2R1yEOqqI

In Santa Barbara (https://youtu.be/l2VAtjJ6ROU) (YT 2011)
"Angaangaq is a keynote speaker at international conferences on climate change, environmental and indigenous issues, and he participates in peace and spiritual vigils with the United Nations, speaking on panels for the United Nation Environmental Protection Agency, the Panel on Religion and Spirituality, and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as well as the Panel for UNESCO's Oceans, Fishers and Hunters. He is associated with the United Religions Initiative in alliance with the United Nations, the Club of Budapest International, The Masters Group, the Earth Restorations Corps, and serves on the special advisory council to the Jane Goodall Institute. Angaangaq's work is acclaimed in promoting interracial and intercultural harmony."


Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on May 30, 2018, 08:08:52 PM
To all you members who live in California, or know people living in California, please, do everything you can to get Alison Hartson into the US Senate. This is one of those moments where a strong signal can be given:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gew5JH3oS6Q
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on May 30, 2018, 08:18:22 PM
@Neven, why is US California electioneering in Arctic Cafe?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Alexander555 on May 30, 2018, 08:37:30 PM
It's an arctic café , but still a café  ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on May 30, 2018, 09:06:39 PM
@Neven, why is US California electioneering in Arctic Cafe?

It's what I would do in a café.

'What? You know someone in California? Okay, call them while I get you a beer!'

Do you know people in California who may not know about this, Susan?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on May 30, 2018, 09:11:19 PM
@Neven, why is US California electioneering in Arctic Cafe?

It's what I would do in a café.

'What? You know someone in California? Okay, call them while I get you a beer!'

Do you know people in California who may not know about this, Susan?
It's a  café, not a bar or a pub.

In my local pub we try to avoid politics and religion especially when the alcohol really starts to flow. (Mind you - there is always one who just can't  resist.......  Ho hum)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on May 30, 2018, 09:29:53 PM
@Neven, why is US California electioneering in Arctic Cafe?

It's what I would do in a café.

'What? You know someone in California? Okay, call them while I get you a beer!'

Do you know people in California who may not know about this, Susan?

My friends in California are perfectly capable of making their own minds up. (Though most of them are more of a mind with you than with my tolerance of pragmatists and hardworking public servants in office who have to work with real enemies of humanity.) I'm not thrilled with your one-sided blind bias against Dianne Feinstein. Your lists of Democrats you wish to undermine, as I have said before, are in my opinion part of the problem, not part of the solution.

I am, on the whole, not supporting the mainstream Democratic organizations, but rather a few candidates here and there. But any Democrat is way better than the best Republican in office, even the two I've taken against (Manchin and Heitkamp, who have actually voted with Trump).

That said, when I suggested that recent comments on Arctic Café be exempted from being delisted on the front page of the Arctic Forum, I didn't anticipate this distorting argument to be carried into a site for "having beers" or wine or a snack and indulging in chat with peers and colleagues and chance met acquaintances who have a common interest in the Arctic.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on May 30, 2018, 09:37:41 PM
It's a  café, not a bar or a pub.

In my local pub we try to avoid politics and religion especially when the alcohol really starts to flow. (Mind you - there is always one who just can't  resist.......  Ho hum)

Sorry, I just made it worse, my bad.

I strong recommend Ivica's addition!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 30, 2018, 09:57:34 PM
Forum has plenty of rooms already opened for discussions, and new one can be opened if needed. No discussions here or at least not long ones, please.
(one can discuss something elsewhere and post the link here if that is what is wanted)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on May 30, 2018, 10:03:52 PM
Forum has plenty of rooms already opened for discussions, and new one can be opened if needed. No discussions here or at least not long ones, please.

Just wait until we get drunk.  ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on May 30, 2018, 10:27:29 PM
< had to do some editing >

Let us spread the message together from the Top of the World and make the World aware so that there is hope. - Angaangaq

His elders talked about the Big Ice melting in 1963 (https://youtu.be/FVADaJ5JqtQ?t=56s).   
He gave a talk about the Big Ice melting at UN in 1978 (https://youtu.be/CVuVlk2E_e4?t=59m46s).         

Where are we with global awareness of it now ?      

https://youtu.be/QWtsV50_-p4

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 01, 2018, 09:17:41 AM
While being distressed by despicable western politic attempt to think about something else is worthwhile, so comes "Modern perspective on the Euclidean primitives":

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Frsos.royalsocietypublishing.org%2Fcontent%2Froyopensci%2F5%2F5%2F180526%2FF1.medium.gif&hash=11aa897716dcd56bd70d4d7a7fb87447)
"Euclidean subspaces such as points (p), lines (a), areas (a^b) and volumes (a^b^c) are taken in Clifford algebra Cl(3,0) as primitive entities constituting the Euclidean space E3, with each subspace specified only by its magnitude, direction and orientation (or handedness), providing a unified and complete algebraic framework of directed numbers across dimensions, spanned by the geometric product ab=a.b+a^b, reminiscent of a complex number."

Update on anti-spookiness (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1308.msg63004.html#msg63004)

Joy Christian reports (http://www.sciphysicsforums.com/spfbb1/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=342&p=8051&sid=0f1444e9d4b11f070d713fe60a1344c1#p8051): "The Royal Society of London has accepted my disproof of Bell’s theorem. My latest paper on the subject is just published by the Royal Society journal Open Science: http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/5/180526 "

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... it provides a viability proof of the “uniform basis” sought by Einstein for all of physics, by explicitly constructing a locally causal framework for all quantum correlations in terms of the spinorial properties of the physical space.

40 pages pdf (http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/royopensci/5/5/180526.full.pdf?ijkey=ZBdgnSz2zzdx2xr&keytype=ref)

. (https://youtu.be/uT3SBzmDxGk)


Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 01, 2018, 11:22:15 PM
Oj joj

https://youtu.be/r8pi6e5GLaQ

EU censorship machines and link tax laws are nearing the finish line (https://juliareda.eu/2018/05/censorship-machines-link-tax-finish-line/)
"Update from May 25th 2018, 13:37: Member State governments have today adopted their position on the copyright reform, with no significant changes to the upload filters and link tax provisions. It is now up to Parliament to stop them."

Deconstructing the Article 13 of the Copyright proposal of the European Commission: https://edri.org/files/copyright/copyright_proposal_article13.pdf

More:
THE EU PLAN TO DESTROY THE INTERNET. ARTICLE 13 (https://youtu.be/r23tTxxQPKQ), Reloaded Insight - Published on May 31, 2018
EU Directive SPELLS DISASTER for Internet Freedom (https://youtu.be/-f17NWEhgwY), Black Pigeon Speaks - Published on Jun 1, 2018
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 02, 2018, 05:26:18 PM
Imagine when there is no ice in the Arctic during summer. It will be a different world.

I have nothing more to say.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 03, 2018, 09:34:41 PM
WikiLeaks @wikileaks 21h21 hours ago: "Resist the attempted silencing of @JulianAssange"

"--Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) concert this evening."
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Det6DdmW0AA_FxF.jpg)
More on it (https://youtu.be/bnXMrRpNqqQ).

Roger Waters in Berlin - Money - (https://youtu.be/NrELvJcH6qU)2018-06-02.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Alexander555 on June 03, 2018, 09:59:06 PM
Why do they try to silence him ?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: sidd on June 03, 2018, 10:06:52 PM
He tells uncomfortable truths.

sidd
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on June 03, 2018, 10:41:40 PM
Why do they try to silence him ?


We haven't heard a word for some time.


Where is the outrage! Where are his fellow journalists? Why are musicians bringing his plight to our attention rather than the newspapers and broadcasters who profited from copying and pasting his revelations?
 
A pox on the publishers and editors who aren't leading with the story of Assange's captivity and the silencing of Wikileaks.
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Alexander555 on June 03, 2018, 10:54:06 PM
Probably because they are all in the same tax evading paradises.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 03, 2018, 11:15:16 PM
#FreeAssange! (tweets by campaign) @JulianAssange 2h
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeydkmMWsAAURzZ.jpg)

 <>  (https://youtu.be/3KOEjtbgf4A?t=3m35s)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Alexander555 on June 04, 2018, 08:19:24 AM
Is it possible to support him in some way ?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 04, 2018, 09:14:17 AM
https://unity4j.com/
twitter: #FreeAssange #Unity4J
duckduckgo: how to support Assange (https://duckduckgo.com/?t=disconnect&x=%2Fhtml&q=how+to+support+Assange&ia=web)
duckduckgo: Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Online+Vigil+in+support+of+Julian+Assange&t=disconnect&ia=videos)

#Unity4J Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange - Part 2 (https://youtu.be/8cTqkEsyAKo) Streamed live 19 hours ago


"In a world of divide & conquer, unity is the ultimate act of resistance."

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on June 04, 2018, 05:13:05 PM
Assange is in it for Assange. I used to be a fan, but he's lost it and is a bundle of uncontrolled resentment and dangerous distortion. I continue to think Snowden did us all an enormous favor, but Assange, no longer. Here's a report from a guy who spent serious time with Assange: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/08/21/julian-assange-a-man-without-a-country (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/08/21/julian-assange-a-man-without-a-country) It's a long article, but objective and full of useful observations. Here's an arbitrary quote:

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WikiLeaks, like many journalistic organizations, has long insisted on keeping its sources secret. However, Assange was not merely maintaining silence; he was actively pushing a narrative about his sourcing, in which Russia was not involved. He once told me, “WikiLeaks is providing a reference set to undeniably true information about the world.” But what if, in the interest of source protection, he was advancing a falsehood that was more significant than the reference set itself? Arguably, his election publications only underscored what was known about the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton. His denials, meanwhile, potentially obfuscated an act of information warfare between two nuclear-armed powers.

From Laura Poitras on her documentary: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/07/13/nihilism-of-julian-assange-wikileaks/ (http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/07/13/nihilism-of-julian-assange-wikileaks/)
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Laura Poitras’s messy documentary portrait of Julian Assange, the filmmaker addresses the viewer from off-camera. “This is not the film I thought I was making,” she says. “I thought I could ignore the contradictions. I thought they were not part of the story. I was so wrong. They are becoming the story.”

By the time she makes this confession, Poitras has been filming Assange, on and off, for six years. He has gone from a bit player on the international stage to one of its dramatic leads. His gleeful interference in the 2016 American presidential election—first with the release of e-mails poached from the Democratic National Committee, timed to coincide with, undermine, and possibly derail Hillary Clinton’s nomination at the Democratic Convention, and then with the publication of the private e-mail correspondence of Clinton’s adviser John Podesta, which was leaked, drip by drip, in the days leading up to the election to maximize the damage it might inflict on Clinton—elevated Assange’s profile and his influence.

And then this spring, it emerged that Nigel Farage, the Trump adviser and former head of the nationalist and anti-immigrant UK Independence Party (UKIP) who is now a person of interest in the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, was meeting with Assange. To those who once saw him as a crusader for truth and accountability, Assange suddenly looked more like a Svengali and a willing tool of Vladimir Putin, and certainly a man with no particular affection for liberal democracy. Yet those tendencies were present all along.

I had a couple beers last night, and still couldn't figure out why the "Arctic Cafe" has become an advocacy site for a guy who ganged up with Nigel Farage, the Trump family, Putin Inc., and others to provide the world with Trump. There is no world in which Trump is an improvement.

Since we're so far away from objective reality and so deep into muddled hatreds, this is what happened in 1992, and the derailment has been continuously organized to miss the point:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta_SFvgbrlY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta_SFvgbrlY)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on June 04, 2018, 05:30:24 PM
One more link, to the letters to the editor, which reinforce the point from members of the public.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/11/letters-from-the-september-11-2017-issue (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/11/letters-from-the-september-11-2017-issue) Because I share its point of view, here's one quote, but arguing against myself, you might like to go to the link and read the letter that follows it about empire (though it too is ambivalent):
Quote
Assange’s willingness to harm other people in the name of openness is striking. WikiLeaks documents have, Khatchadourian writes, “revealed the identities of teen-age rape victims in Saudi Arabia, anti-government activists in Syria, and dissident academics in China,” but Assange says that criticism of these types of revelations are “nearly all bogus.” He goes on, “In any case, we have to understand the reality that privacy is dead.” Assange may believe in transparency for other people, but he doesn’t seem to want it for himself.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: NevB on June 05, 2018, 11:35:42 AM

The big con: how neoliberals convinced us there wasn't enough to go around

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/04/the-big-con-how-neoliberals-convinced-us-there-wasnt-enough-to-go-around (https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/04/the-big-con-how-neoliberals-convinced-us-there-wasnt-enough-to-go-around)

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Australia just experienced one of the biggest mining booms in world history. But even at the peak of that boom, there was no talk of the wonderful opportunity we finally had to invest in world-class mental health or domestic violence crisis services.

Nor was there much talk from either major party about how the wealth of the mining boom gave us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in remote Indigenous communities. Nope, the peak of the mining boom was not the time to help those who had missed out in decades past, but the Howard government thought it was a great time to introduce permanent tax cuts for high-income earners. These, of course, are the tax cuts that caused the budget deficits we have today.

In Susan's video above Bill Clinton asks the people to choose an economic model to follow. Around this time Australia chose the Neoliberal agenda. This article does a great job of exposing the cost and deceit of this mistake.

BTW The Australian conservative party call themselves "Liberal" but are liberal in name only and the nationals are the party of the wealthy farmers.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 07, 2018, 07:46:13 AM
Coffee time

ASILurker posted (thank you)  under other topic (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1974.msg157682.html#msg157682) today:
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

Others on it: https://www.quora.com/What-does-this-quote-mean-Great-minds-discuss-ideas-Average-minds-discuss-events-Small-minds-discuss-people

my simplified and imperfect abstraction:
society           mind            math
---------------------------------------
people          a thought         1      
event           what to think     5=2+3
idea            how to think      y=f(x)      

then comes function of functions...

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on June 07, 2018, 08:20:00 PM
Hyperion (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2278.msg157762.html#msg157762) used the word "pataphorically (http://www.pataphor.com/whatisapataphor.html)" and I had to look it up.

He also defined "DDDD (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2278.msg157764.html#msg157764)"
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on June 08, 2018, 06:59:11 AM
Hyperion (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2278.msg157762.html#msg157762) used the word "pataphorically (http://www.pataphor.com/whatisapataphor.html)" and I had to look it up.

He also defined "DDDD (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2278.msg157764.html#msg157764)"
You yanks are lazy.  ;D
If I made a comment for everything I had to look up, I would become "ASIF Emperor" in a week, or banned...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on June 08, 2018, 06:54:19 PM
Somebody's got to be lazy! (where's the 'laid back' emoticon?)  To prevent banning, I posted in this thread, and to prevent emperorization, I combined two thoughts in one post.
 :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on June 09, 2018, 04:30:26 AM
There is no laid back emoticon and I don't need it, Disney once made a [CHānj] and called Sleepy; Lazy!  :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 09, 2018, 11:58:21 AM
From the post (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,317.msg146735.html#msg146735) by gerontocrat: "The report says much more knowledge is needed about the ocean. The authors say the world needs a Mission to "Planet Ocean" to mirror the excitement of voyaging to the moon and Mars."
There, lets go:

https://youtu.be/eH1s9GCqPKo
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on June 10, 2018, 04:44:38 PM
Another satellite ready to be launched - it only took 16 years to build it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44415752

Aeolus: Wind satellite weathers technical storm

They say there is no gain without pain, but when the European Space Agency (Esa) set out in 2002 to develop its Aeolus satellite, no-one could have imagined the grief the project would bring.

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Designed to make the first 3D maps of winds across the entire Earth, the mission missed deadline after deadline as engineers struggled to get its key technology - an ultraviolet laser system - working for long enough to make the venture worth flying.

But now, 16 years on, the Aeolus satellite is finished and ready to ship to the launch pad. And far from being snuck out the back door at night in embarrassment at the huge delay, the spacecraft will be mated to its launch rocket with something of a fanfare.

Esa is taking pride in the fact that it overcame a major technical challenge.

"Many times I remember people saying, 'there's just no point in continuing because it is simply not possible to build a UV laser for space'. But this is the DNA of Esa - we do the difficult things and we don't give up," said the agency's Earth observation director, Dr Josef Aschbacher.

It helped of course that Aeolus promises data that many experts still believe will be transformative.

From its vantage point some 320km above the planet, the laser will track the movement of molecules and tiny particles to get a handle on the direction and speed of the wind.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 10, 2018, 09:55:07 PM
Planet Plastic

https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2018/06/09/pristine-no-more-scientists-make-a-disturbing-discovery-in-the-antarctic/
"The presence of plastic waste in the Antarctic is nothing new. In 2010, scientists reported [pdf, p7] large pieces of plastic in the Antarctic Ocean. But this is the first reported sighting of microplastics. The researchers gathered numerous samples. Seven out of eight water samples taken at the sites contained detectable amounts of microplastics."
11 pages pdf at https://storage.googleapis.com/p4-production-content/international/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/4f99ea57-microplastic-antarctic-report-final.pdf

https://youtu.be/ju_2NuK5O-E
United Nations (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5O114-PQNYkurlTg6hekZw), "Plastic Ocean" Published on May 24, 2017
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: jacksmith4tx on June 10, 2018, 11:07:19 PM
Another satellite ready to be launched - it only took 16 years to build it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44415752

Aeolus: Wind satellite weathers technical storm

They say there is no gain without pain, but when the European Space Agency (Esa) set out in 2002 to develop its Aeolus satellite, no-one could have imagined the grief the project would bring.

Quote
Designed to make the first 3D maps of winds across the entire Earth, the mission missed deadline after deadline as engineers struggled to get its key technology - an ultraviolet laser system - working for long enough to make the venture worth flying.

But now, 16 years on, the Aeolus satellite is finished and ready to ship to the launch pad. And far from being snuck out the back door at night in embarrassment at the huge delay, the spacecraft will be mated to its launch rocket with something of a fanfare.

Esa is taking pride in the fact that it overcame a major technical challenge.

"Many times I remember people saying, 'there's just no point in continuing because it is simply not possible to build a UV laser for space'. But this is the DNA of Esa - we do the difficult things and we don't give up," said the agency's Earth observation director, Dr Josef Aschbacher.

It helped of course that Aeolus promises data that many experts still believe will be transformative.

From its vantage point some 320km above the planet, the laser will track the movement of molecules and tiny particles to get a handle on the direction and speed of the wind.
The real cool thing about this satellite will be when they integrate it's data into the other weather satellites output. Another big data source to feed the machine learning systems.
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/weather/topstories/a-perfect-forecast-machine-learning-may-be-the-answer/ar-AAyigiw
"The key to the team's study was the analysis of a chaotic system and in weather prediction, you are absolutely playing by the same rules: our atmosphere is a large chaotic system with excessive amounts of interrelated variables. In the present day, weather forecasting involves mapping out the current state of our atmosphere, then using complex mathematical equations to predict its future appearance. Even the most experienced dynamicists can become crippled by the overwhelming level of equations required to represent a chaotic system, some of which are unknown.

But that's the beauty of reservoir computing: it completely eliminates reliance on the equations by deeply studying the data recorded about the evolving solution to the equations.

"This paper suggests that one day we might be able perhaps to predict weather by machine-learning algorithms and not by sophisticated models of the atmosphere,"

If you understand what they are saying is that the ML system will generate the physics equations from analyzing the data instead of scientists using equations that approximation reality with adjustable parameters.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 10, 2018, 11:20:17 PM
suggests...might --> will  ??
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: SteveMDFP on June 10, 2018, 11:58:19 PM

If you understand what they are saying is that the ML system will generate the physics equations from analyzing the data . . .

Well, yes, sort of. This kind of machine learning can be readily transferred to other hardware with compatible architecture.  But there are no human-decipherable "algorithms" to be parsed out.  The "learning" is down to what happens at individual transistors and diodes, out of billions of them. It's probably easier to analyze a brain full of neurons to determine what that brain will "think."
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: sidd on June 10, 2018, 11:59:14 PM
"generate the physics equations from analyzing the data"

This is a view held by many data lords on both the west and east coasts of the USA. One notable is  Eric Schmidt who was, until lately,  head honcho at google until he was unceremoniously ditched for, as rumor has it, sexual romping.

I disagree.

sidd
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on June 11, 2018, 05:49:42 AM
Some words to hope on (Masha Gessen is a personal favorite, who often challenges us to move outside our preconceptions). This is the ending of a reflection on George Orwell and how totalitarianism suppresses creativity, given at a lecture in Barcelona, but it surprised me as a kind of manifesto for hope. I was very moved by it.

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I was looking at something that appeared to exist parallel to capitalism. But I still had no words to describe what it was. All my words belonged to the world of the gray monoliths around the perimeter. Of the thing itself, I could say only what it was not.

And yet I think this is the job of writers right now: to describe what we do not yet see, or what we see but cannot yet describe, which is a condition almost indistinguishable from not seeing.

I want to find a way to describe a world in which people are valued not for what they produce but for who they are—in which dignity is not a precarious state.

I want to find a way to describe economic and social equality as a central value—a world in which inequality is, therefore, shrinking.

I want to find a way to describe prosperity that is not linked to the accumulation of capital.

Find a way to describe happiness as a public good, and the current pervasive crisis of mental health in a way that doesn’t involve the frames of norms and pathology, or the language of “fixing” people.

Find a way to describe a world without borders as we have known them—a world in which nation-states are not prized or assumed.

Find a way to describe learning that does not involve the warehousing and disciplining of children.

Find a way to describe justice whose objective is not retribution but restoration.

Find a way to describe politics that are genuinely participatory, that reflect the complexity and diversity of human experience, that avoid arbitrary divisions along party lines and emphasize coöperation around common goals.

Find an ever more complicated and evolving way to write about gender.

Find ways to describe kinship that is not the nuclear family or framed by the nuclear family. Find ways to tell the stories of friendship and community.

Find ways to describe a humanity that protects its planet, itself, and other creatures that inhabit the earth with us. Find words for reasonable and responsible coöperation.

Find a way to describe public space that is genuinely public and accessible, and include in this the virtual space of social networks and other media.

Above all, find a way to describe a world in which the way things are is not the way things have always been and will always be, in which imagination is not only operant but prized and nurtured.

And find a way to describe many other things that are true but not seen, seen but not spoken, and things that are not but could be. Orwell wrote that, for the fiction writer, subjective feelings were facts; being compelled to falsify those feelings in a “totalitarian atmosphere” amounted to the “prevention of literature.” Orwell’s perceptions of totalitarianism formed the basis for his novels, which, in turn, shaped much of our current understanding of totalitarianism. I am proposing that subjective hopes are also, for the purposes of writing, facts. These are the facts endangered by the fear and despair prevalent in our current politics. If one insists on writing the truth of those hopes—or, rather, if many writers do this—the result may not be great literature, which is always a miracle, but it will exercise the imagination. If it is good, or good enough, it will fuel conversation. And may it be half as prescient as “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-george-orwell-predicted-the-challenge-of-writing-today (https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-george-orwell-predicted-the-challenge-of-writing-today)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on June 11, 2018, 07:01:48 AM
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth
Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality."


Three implications, in short:
1. Just as we can misperceive the world, we can misperceive ourselves.
2. What it means to be me, cannot be reduced to, or uploaded to, a software program running on a robot, however smart or sophisticated.
3. Our own individual inner universe, our way of beeing conscious, is just one possible way of beeing conscious.

And he ends with:
With a greater sense of understanding, comes a greater sense of wonder and a greater realization, that we are part of and not apart from, the rest of nature. And when the end of consciousness comes, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Nothing at all.

https://youtu.be/lyu7v7nWzfo
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 12, 2018, 09:41:24 AM
Thanks for the post about consciousness, beautiful controversial subject. I like approach with several layers of emergent awareness. Example given here (http://www.xenology.info/Xeno/14.3.htm), mentioned here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg143388.html#msg143388): Reactivity, Consciousness, Communality, Hypersociality, ...
In this view consciousness may not be enough to deal with challenges we face today, what more may we need...

A few quotes from the speech mentioned here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1174.msg158189.html#msg158189) and here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1021.msg158197.html#msg158197):
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Hence the need to devise a long-term global strategy able to provide energy security and, by laying down precise commitments to meet the problem of climate change, to encourage economic stability, public health, the protection of the environment and integral human development.
...
This is a challenge of epochal proportions.
...
We know that the challenges facing us are interconnected.
...
Political decisions, social responsibility on the part of the business community and criteria governing investments – all these must be guided by the pursuit of the long-term common good and concrete solidarity between generations. There should be no room for opportunistic and cynical efforts to gain small partial results in the short run, while shifting equally significant costs and damages to future generations.
...
Decisive progress on this path cannot be made without an increased awareness that all of us are part of one human family, united by bonds of fraternity and solidarity. Only by thinking and acting with constant concern for this underlying unity that overrides all differences, only by cultivating a sense of universal intergenerational solidarity, can we set out really and resolutely on the road ahead.
...
Unlimited faith in markets and technology has led many people to believe that shifts in economic or technological systems will be sufficient to remedy the current ecological and social imbalances. Yet we must acknowledge that the demand for continuous economic growth has led to severe ecological and social consequences, since our current economic system thrives on ever-increasing extraction, consumption and waste.
...

“The problem is that we still lack the culture needed to confront this crisis. We lack leadership capable of striking out on new paths in meeting the needs of the present with concern for all and without prejudice towards coming generations” (Laudato Si’, 53).

(my emphasis)

We need leadership with - for humans - exceptional inherent grasp of "communality (http://www.xenology.info/Xeno/14.3.htm)".

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on June 12, 2018, 05:04:59 PM
Thank you Ivica. I like it all, but the one human family bit is something I often say. As I reflect on how this comes across in the era of Trump, it is hard to realize that many people don't accept that, and think it Christian to exclude, hurt, hamper, and hoard. Pope Francis is a good deed in a naughty world.

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Decisive progress on this path cannot be made without an increased awareness that all of us are part of one human family, united by bonds of fraternity and solidarity. Only by thinking and acting with constant concern for this underlying unity that overrides all differences, only by cultivating a sense of universal intergenerational solidarity, can we set out really and resolutely on the road ahead.

ps. If you didn't see my apology elsewhere, just to be clear, I am sorry I lost my mind!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 12, 2018, 05:18:20 PM
Thank you Susan Anderson.

We are all in the same spaceship (https://youtu.be/W-Em9A_Alck). 1972.

(let's not bring much of Trump in here, he is not the cause of all our problems but just a spitout...)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 13, 2018, 08:46:00 AM
Not Even Funny

current state of theoretical fundamental physics

Taken from the comment section (https://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=10314#comments),  Peter Woit says (June 12, 2018 at 3:20 pm):

"As for the “just trust experiment” idea, the problem we have is often a lack of any relevant experiments. That some small part of the theory community has gone off into ridiculous claims about “post-empirical” theory is a bit of a red herring. Few theorists really take that bizarre move seriously. The “post-empiricists” are doing great damage to the public perception of the subject, but the more significant issue is the large number of theorists working on the same failed ideas, hoping they can somehow extract something empirically testable out of these ideas. We’ve seen over the years that all you get by pushing “empirically testable” is moving people in the direction of studying ugly complex models that somehow might be testable, even though they are highly implausible and explain nothing. We might actually be better off with people giving up for now on testability and trying to find a new beautiful idea (i.e. new forms of symmetry). I think Hossenfelder in the end agrees that a successful new breakthrough will produce a new form of “beauty”. To me it’s thus not unreasonable to try and find that, independent of experiment if you have to. But you have to be really honest with yourself about when ideas don’t work and are unbeautiful, and the sociological reasons why people can’t or won’t do that are a big problem (one that Hossenfelder has written a lot about)."

Yep.

Edit: Emphasis &  Notice similarity of it with current state in social/political arena.
We are all in the same spaceship moving somewhere (https://youtu.be/uHwCttA8rjk), let's not blow it for the sake of generations supposed to come.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: magnamentis on June 13, 2018, 04:01:27 PM
(https://i.kdcdn.com/2/d/0RphDR9.jpg)

if this means that we build life boats from substance of the boat we are on it's spot on, just would like some more people that this applies especially for the current way we build batteries, just replacing exploitation of fossil fuels with exploitation of other materials that won't do much less harm and cause less wars than do oil and the likes.

only theoretical solution is change of life style (higher farther longer faster more and more)
and only practical solution sooner or later implemented by mother nature itself will be a reduction in population and other substantial disruptions, kind of one or several reboots.

we probably can't even imagine what it will take to reduce world population to 1.5-2 billion within a relative short time span, i'm probably one of the lucky ones who can watch that happen from above, simply due to age ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on June 13, 2018, 07:02:18 PM
We desperately need to go the other way. Two powerful narratives show the way:

The Story of Stuff  https://storyofstuff.org/ (https://storyofstuff.org/)
For example, in movies this should speak to all of us (video posted below): https://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-electronics/ (https://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-electronics/)

and https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy (https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy)
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Looking beyond the current "take, make and dispose” extractive industrial model, the circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. Relying on system-wide innovation, it aims to redefine products and services to design waste out, while minimising negative impacts. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural and social capital.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW_7i6T_H78 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW_7i6T_H78)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 14, 2018, 08:53:58 AM
Communality, one of nested layers of emergent awareness

"...but the good news is this, since the western project has succeed the rest of the world is happy to cooperate with US and Europe in building strong global multilateral institutions. Exhibit 'A': Climate change agreement in Paris...".

that is Kishore Mahbubani, again. Tirelessly - for decades - spreading message about need for enhanced global multilateralism.

"The Economist asks: Has the West lost its touch?" (https://www.acast.com/theeconomistasks/theeconomistasks-hasthewestlostitstouch-), 2018-06-07.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on June 16, 2018, 12:32:49 PM
GRACE Follow-on is operational - already in the 85 Day testing period

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7156

GRACE-FO Turns on 'Range Finder,' Sees Mountain Effects/center]

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Recently Launched Twin Satellites Create 'The Himalaya Plot'
Less than three weeks after launch, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission has successfully completed its first mission phase and demonstrated the performance of the precise microwave ranging system that enables its unique measurements of how mass migrates around our planet.

The twin spacecraft launched May 22 from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. NASA and German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) engineers and mission controllers at the German Space Operations Center in Oberpfaffenhofen then spent the first few days completing the mission's launch and early operations phase and moving into an 85-day in-orbit checkout period. Science operations will begin when that period has been successfully completed.

Explanation of attached image
Along the satellites' ground track (top), the inter-spacecraft distance between them changes as the mass distribution underneath (i.e., from mountains, etc.) varies. The small changes measured by the Microwave Ranging Instrument (middle) agree well with topographic features along the orbit (bottom). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GFZ
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 17, 2018, 12:20:55 PM
In absence of the real stuff in my vicinity

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df4Kz6xW4AA44rN.jpg)
severe-weather.EU @severeweatherEU 2h2 hours ago: "Beautiful capture of an isolated thunderstorm over the northern Adriatic sea from Lošinj Island, Croatia. June 14, 2018. Photo: Vilson Berisha"

a documentary (https://youtu.be/LF1WhJJTDDY), story about sprites...
and some real action here: Shooting the Everlasting Storm | That’s Amazing (https://youtu.be/4DH8LAa-caA)
more, The Maracaibo Lake - Catatumbo Tour Part 1 (https://youtu.be/-IreF8lDO-o) & Ivan Torrent - Icarus (feat. Julie Elven)

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 17, 2018, 09:42:28 PM
KATRIN experiment (http://www.katrin.kit.edu/)
"The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment, which is presently being assembled at Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe on the KIT Campus North site, will investigate the most important open issue in neutrino physics:

What is the absolute mass scale of neutrinos?"

Reason for posting it is "a slight" problem of transportability of the spectrometer tank from the manufacturing to the exploiting place: "The tank is too big for motorways, and the canal between the rivers Rhine and Danube has to be ruled out, too. Thus, instead of a journey of about 400 km, the spectrometer has to travel nearly 9000 km as indicated in the map."

Check this  :o  8)
(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.katrin.kit.edu%2Fimg%2FNeuig3.jpg&hash=5b2bf71465a5e03baf86bd281c6538f7)
"Fig.10: Transport through Leopoldshafen"

Map, photos & more info here (http://www.katrin.kit.edu/689.php). (Found as tweet of Corey S. Powell @coreyspowell 22h.)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 18, 2018, 08:49:55 AM
2018-05-06, event in neighbourhood "Roger Waters - Us + Them Tour 2018 - Arena Zagreb" which i missed. and that is not all, Zoran Predin (https://youtu.be/0kK56ECKj-g) was a couple of kilometers away from me quite recently - i missed that too.

time (https://youtu.be/Ym7uBG8beP0?t=9m40s), eh, deserves a short Café entry...
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 18, 2018, 06:27:26 PM
Human made earthquakes  :o

"Mexico’s Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research reported an increase in seismic activity at exactly the moment Lozano scored in the 35th minute of the game against reigning champions Germany – sparking mass celebrations..."
https://www.rt.com/sport/430033-world-cup-goal-earthquake/
also at BBC Sport: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44513006

That (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg150828.html#msg150828) about laugh seems more serious then i thought.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 19, 2018, 06:01:27 AM
Help
We are trapped in a dystopian nightmare (https://youtu.be/Ym7uBG8beP0?t=46m37s)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on June 19, 2018, 10:44:37 AM
Can't have a cafe without ice cream
 ice-cream (https://youtu.be/l9c5rmDQ9DE)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 19, 2018, 11:53:13 AM
Remark, new "WGS 2018" video by ExpovistaTV (https://www.youtube.com/user/expovistaTV/videos?shelf_id=2&sort=dd&view=0) (not listed in channel's Uploads section) appeared lately on YT:
"Neil DeGrasse Q&A Session at World Government Summit. (https://youtu.be/VD-dZ4m-PqM)" by ExpovistaTV, Uploaded on Jun 4, 2018
Also, fits with my recent somewhat OT comment at "Neoliberalism: Influence on AGW/CC Denial, Climate Policy & Politics (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2332.msg159576.html#msg159576)".
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 19, 2018, 04:14:48 PM
Great Science Communicators

Neil deGrasse Tyson is of "Carl Sagan's type". I like that type, so inspiring. Human at its best. And influential. For some.

https://youtu.be/oRYVtVFadX0

Carl Sagan on Climate as an Emerging Issue (https://youtu.be/KZbZ5RvW_qI) (1990)
by Climate State Published on Apr 12, 2017: 7,310 views

1. part as above + 2.part more details (https://youtu.be/hxBmhIFPpPQ?t=1h5m15s) (1990)
by Teresa Davidson Published on Oct 1, 2017, 1 view   *??just me??*

--

Google do not be evil! (https://duckduckgo.com/?t=disconnect&x=%2Fhtml&q=Google+do+not+be+evil&ia=news)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 20, 2018, 08:42:29 AM
road where we are all pushed to walk together (https://youtu.be/Ym7uBG8beP0?t=1h22m52s)
...
this song has something to do with that

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on June 22, 2018, 02:14:58 PM
NASA's chilling 30-year-old warning (http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/06/19/nasas-chilling-30-year-old-warning.html)
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We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told the US Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived.

The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age of climate change.”

Thirty years later, it’s clear that Hansen and other doomsayers were right. But the change has been so sweeping that it is easy to lose sight of effects large and small — some obvious, others less conspicuous. ...
It is nice to see a straight forward article in Fox News on climate change, but how I found it is a mystery. (It is in the "Science" and "Planet Earth" threads, but I didn't find it those way.)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on June 22, 2018, 07:20:16 PM
@Tor Bejnar. I saw that first in a report by Elizabeth Kolbert at my favorite, The New Yorker. There's a good post at RealClimate: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/06/30-years-after-hansens-testimony/ (http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/06/30-years-after-hansens-testimony/)

You're right, it is good to see it on Fox. Fox does, from time to time, do good stuff, like Neil deGrasse Tyson's program, and there is a Saturday program on technology and science, particularly for the young, that is excellent.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Tor Bejnar on June 22, 2018, 08:48:49 PM
Europe's Largest Asset Manager Sees 'Tipping Point' on Climate Risk Pricing
 (http://climatechangepsychology.blogspot.com/2018/06/europes-largest-asset-manager-sees.html)
via climatechangepsychology.blogspot.com
 (http://climatechangepsychology.blogspot.com/)
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The world’s deepest-pocketed investors are starting to take climate change seriously, according to Amundi SA.

by Anna Hirtenstein, Bloomberg, May 30, 2018

 “We are really observing a tipping point among the institutional investors on climate change,” said Frederic Samama, co-head of institutional clients at the Paris-based firm. “Until recently, that question was not on their radar screen. It’s changing, and it’s changing super fast.”

Risks from global warming range from damage to physical assets from extreme weather to falling prices on fossil fuel-related assets, as the world moves away from burning coal and oil. Bank of England governor Mark Carney has repeatedly warned that these risks are not priced in adequately and that investors may have exposure to a “climate Minsky moment” if they don’t take action.
...
I get tired of pollsters asking what is my 'main' issue ("from the following list"), and 'environmental anything' (never mind 'climate change') is never on their list.  When it becomes important to major investors, maybe it will become important to pollsters - hope, hope!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on June 25, 2018, 07:25:27 AM
A tale of development :

When I first started studying Electronic Design, transistor sizes for integrated circuits were measured in the micrometers.

When I finished my masters degree in Electrical Engineering, it was 3 micro meters for one transistor, and internet was just starting.

Now, the first 3 nm node chip has been taped out :
https://www.cadence.com/content/cadence-www/global/en_US/home/company/newsroom/press-releases/pr/2018/imec-and-cadence-tape-out-industry-s-first-3nm-test-chip.html

3 nm over the 3 um at the start of my career is a factor 1000. In area, we can now pack 1000x1000 = 1 million more transistors on the same area. Not just that, but these devices run 1000x faster too.

So that is one billion times the performance.
Over just one generation.

And I feel proud of being part of that information revolution.

When I was a student, I imagined that if we can connect everyone in the world with internet, that knowledge would proliferate and everybody would be better informed.

But I didn't think that this increased connectivity would also proliferate propaganda. In spades.

I wonder what the next generation will bring. And if the truth will proliferate over the propaganda with ever increasing processing power and access to more information.....
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on June 25, 2018, 07:51:34 AM
I guess that answers my question :

Propaganda will always challenge the truth and facts, no matter how much we improve information processing.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: magnamentis on June 25, 2018, 07:52:51 PM
good read here lately.

also i want to mention that whenever someone comes up with an non-commonly renown idea and/or theory, those who have to loose something, either money, power or reputation or all of them, penetrant and immediately are asking for proof, links, evidence, papers etc

perhaps those people should remember that most of the great finds and inventions in all fields of science were first brought to our attention by someone who didn't know but either thought logically or had a feel for where the truth is hidden.

einstein i.e. had no proof for his theory, it was proven later by an englishman who thought that the theory makes sense (the one with the bent space i mean) but it was the same with all others.

most people still try to deny things while using it daily, i.e. cd-players and gps.

and no i won't go deeper because it would be way too long to read and contain a few labels and truths and facts that would not be taken well ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on June 26, 2018, 05:50:34 AM
Magnamentis, you are describing the opposite of the scientific process.
Let me explain :

good read here lately.

also i want to mention that whenever someone comes up with an non-commonly renown idea and/or theory, those who have to loose something, either money, power or reputation or all of them, penetrant and immediately are asking for proof, links, evidence, papers etc

What you are describing is anti-science (propaganda), where the person asking the questions is grilled on their motives for daring to challenge the idea/theory.

In science, you actually HAVE TO challenge every new "idea and/or theory". You pound the idea with questions and demand evidence. If the idea cannot answer these questions and cannot provide evidence, then the idea/theory is discarded.

That's how science progresses.

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perhaps those people should remember that most of the great finds and inventions in all fields of science were first brought to our attention by someone who didn't know but either thought logically or had a feel for where the truth is hidden.

einstein i.e. had no proof for his theory, it was proven later by an englishman who thought that the theory makes sense (the one with the bent space i mean) but it was the same with all others.

That is simply false. The brilliance of Einstein is that he proved amazing facts based on very few (unprovable) original assumptions.

For example, the famous E=mc2 formula was derived (mathematically) from the sole assumption that the speed of light was observed to be constant for every observer.

Just from that assumption he PROVED E=mc2 in his special relativity paper from 1905. He later mathematically derived his theory of general relativity which proves the curvature of space-time based on the same simply assumption that the speed of light was observed to be constant for every observer.

I can't think of anyone who had to 'prove' anything else for him. So who is that mysterious Englishman you are talking about ?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 26, 2018, 06:13:27 AM
Rob Dekker wrote: "So who is that mysterious Englishman you are talking about ?" Eddington ?

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on June 26, 2018, 06:37:36 AM
A scientific theory is never proven, it can only be falsified. The thermodynamic laws are no laws, they are still up for grabs if someone want's to have a go at them. ;)
But for any practical purpose in common terms today, they are laws.

Edit; in my opinion the above is also a key to why deniers have been so successful throughout history.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on June 26, 2018, 07:24:37 AM
Rob Dekker wrote: "So who is that mysterious Englishman you are talking about ?" Eddington ?

Eddington merely CONFIRMED Einstein's theory of relativity, based on observations :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Eddington
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Eddington's observations published the next year[10] confirmed Einstein's theory, and were hailed at the time as a conclusive proof of general relativity over the Newtonian model. The news was reported in newspapers all over the world as a major story.

Now that is interesting, because no observation can "prove" a theory to be correct.
It can only prove a theory to be false, just like what Sleepy just mentioned :
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A scientific theory is never proven, it can only be falsified.

So, Einstein's theory was thus not "proven later by an englishman", but that englishman just provided more evidence that the theory was correct. Einstein himself had already proven his theory, giving his assumption that the speed of light is the same for every observer in the Universe.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on June 26, 2018, 07:32:13 AM
PS the above is a witty 'joke' right. Like people do get jokes here, right? I'm beginning to think not, which is why I ask.

Jokes are dangeorous in serious discussions (and need plenty of emoticons or 'this is a joke' signs).

But not in the Arctic Café.  ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on June 26, 2018, 09:27:06 AM
Plasma physicists also, based on the increasing density of plasma as you approach a stars surface, predict the refraction of light as it passes them.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: magnamentis on June 26, 2018, 09:20:47 PM

So, Einstein's theory was thus not "proven later by an englishman", but that englishman just provided more evidence that the theory was correct. Einstein himself had already proven his theory, giving his assumption that the speed of light is the same for every observer in the Universe.

it was the first prove while einstein did not prove it which is why it was then a theory, you even say yourself "assumption" and even though it was a correct assumption it was first still just that and after that he made other assumption that were proven wrong.

as it was mentioned by someone theories valid as long as falsification attempts fail.

but this whole topic is too huge to be discussed to the "currently known" end.

we should dispute in too much absolute terms but only proposing to consider with as much reasoning as we can. a friendly atmosphere is more target leading than anyone claiming "I got it, the only truth" because that's what religions do with the known effect of millenia of war.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 26, 2018, 09:23:28 PM
HEY MAN

https://youtu.be/WfGMYdalClU

How about rise above Divide&Conquere and Compete&Destroy? We lack the culture, we lack leadership. (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg158394.html#msg158394) Why? Has corpocracy won?

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on June 27, 2018, 09:40:01 AM
Never seen that one, thanks. Waiting for aliens might be percieved as overly pessimistic?  ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on June 27, 2018, 10:16:42 PM
Never seen that one, thanks. Waiting for aliens might be percieved as overly pessimistic?  ;D
Ouch! That's too close to reality for comfort.
Waiting for Godot or for Musk's $uper Truck?


You're welcome
Terry
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on June 28, 2018, 04:37:26 AM
Reality is there, no need to wait for anything. Adjust to it.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 28, 2018, 06:54:40 PM
Ugo Bardi writes in his blogspot (https://thesenecatrap.blogspot.com/): "About 2,000 years ago, the Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca wrote to his friend Licilius noting that "growth is slow, but ruin is rapid". It was an apparently obvious observation, but one of those observations that turns out to be not obvious at all if you just think a little about it."
He wrote book about it, The "Seneca Effect" (https://thesenecatrap.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-seneca-effect-published.html), published this spring.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gs4Z9SilHKQ/WV5Ekw9tQdI/AAAAAAAAVuY/C4CKtXrtKOkOy-Pj3u6g8Fn98ClcWj83QCLcBGAs/s1600/TheSenecaShip.jpg)

How fast a house can be built? How fast it can be destroyed?
How much takes to create something? How much takes to destroy it?

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on June 28, 2018, 11:38:33 PM
Have a beer (or whatever) on me. Our wonderful allies have succeeded. Massachusetts has signed into law a $15/hour minimum wage. Frills and exfrightment!

($15/hour people have the passion; we climate realists are piggybacking on their successes. Getting capital into the hands of working stiffs is good for everyone!)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on June 29, 2018, 05:04:20 AM
Re; HMS Seneca. Letters to Lucilius:
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Moral_letters_to_Lucilius/Letter_91 (https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Moral_letters_to_Lucilius/Letter_91)

6. Whatever structure has been reared by a long sequence of years, at the cost of great toil and through the great kindness of the gods, is scattered and dispersed by a single day. Nay, he who has said "a day" has granted too long a postponement to swift-coming misfortune; an hour, an instant of time, suffices for the overthrow of empires! It would be some consolation for the feebleness of our selves and our works, if all things should perish as slowly as they come into being; but as it is, increases are of sluggish growth, but the way to ruin is rapid. 7. Nothing, whether public or private, is stable; the destinies of men, no less than those of cities, are in a whirl. Amid the greatest calm terror arises, and though no external agencies stir up commotion, yet evils burst forth from sources whence they were least expected. Thrones which have stood the shock of civil and foreign wars crash to the ground though no one sets them tottering. How few the states which have carried their good fortune through to the end!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on June 29, 2018, 06:39:53 AM
About that link to Hansen's anniversary above, here's where I found it:
https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/06/judgment-on-hansens-88-climate-testimony-he-was-right/

Indeed Hansen was proven right.
Which is remarkable, given the limited performance of the models and computers Hansen had available at the time.

https://youtu.be/UVz67cwmxTM
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: oren on June 29, 2018, 02:58:21 PM
Hansen is a hero.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Pmt111500 on June 29, 2018, 04:07:11 PM
How fast a house can be built? How fast it can be destroyed?
How much takes to create something? How much takes to destroy it?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 29, 2018, 06:43:05 PM
My several attempts to watch the video (~5y old, 1,941 views only - 'they' say) supplied by ASILurker here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2338.msg161356.html#msg161356) failed due to interruptions and distorted sound. (not giving up)   Hey Google, don't be evil! (https://duckduckgo.com/?t=disconnect&x=%2Fhtml&q=Hey+Google%2C+don%27t+be+evil!&ia=web)

--

For a scientist to get work published is not easy task, much more so if you dare to question a mainstream view.
(or corpocracy interests, i wonder what Hansen et al. might say about it)

Let's take as example Anti-Spookiness article (http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/5/180526.article-info) (mentioned here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg156808.html#msg156808)) and its Review History (http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/royopensci/5/5/180526.reviewer-comments.pdf), pdf. Appendix B (pg 13...) gives some insight, notice objections of Reviewer #3 and author's response.  Have fun.  ;D

Not OT notes:
Peter Woit previously at Café, here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg158550.html#msg158550). Sabine Hossenfelder here (https://backreaction.blogspot.com/2018/06/how-nature-became-unnatural.html):
"Remarkable about these cases isn’t that scientists make mistakes – everyone does – but that they insist on repeating wrong claims, in many cases publicly, even after you explained them why they’re wrong. These and other examples like this leave me deeply frustrated because they demonstrate that even in science it’s seemingly impossible to correct mistakes once they have been adopted by sufficiently many practitioners. It’s this widespread usage that makes it “safe” for individuals to repeat statements they know are wrong, or at least do not know to be correct."

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on June 29, 2018, 07:59:36 PM
OT Alert: Down the rabbit hole on Peter Woit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Woit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Woit). It's hard to resist this: http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=6419 (http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=6419) OT, but his resistance to the SSC caused some trouble way back when. He will be 95 in December. One of the reasons I am such a gadfly is that my life will not be my own until mother and father care is over.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 29, 2018, 08:40:00 PM
Susan, found in comment section (your link) - by Peter Woit:

"From what I know of Anderson though, he was likely saying exactly the same things privately and publicly."

So rare these days ):
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Susan Anderson on June 29, 2018, 08:46:33 PM
Thanks. Not as rare as you might think.

We are being systematically silenced and overruled by a powerful minority with endless wealth (Kochtopus, Mercers, et al.). But politics is dirty, no matter how clean the intentions; there are real opponents out there, not just shades of grey. Many choose to avoid it for that reason, but this has been a wakeup call, hence the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's of this world stepping up recently.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: SteveMDFP on June 30, 2018, 03:32:30 AM
Thanks. Not as rare as you might think.

We are being systematically silenced and overruled by a powerful minority with endless wealth (Kochtopus, Mercers, et al.). But politics is dirty, no matter how clean the intentions; there are real opponents out there, not just shades of grey. Many choose to avoid it for that reason, but this has been a wakeup call, hence the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's of this world stepping up recently.

+1
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on June 30, 2018, 07:17:17 AM
I had no problems with that video, actually posted the last part of it in the Paris thread just now. I can post every single bit of it here if you wish ivica. Maybe Neven's disk quota will object? :)

Hmm, edit.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on June 30, 2018, 08:31:17 AM
My several attempts to watch the video (~5y old, 1,941 views only - 'they' say)

PS this indicates one of the problems with extreme biased claims about AI and Algorithms and machine learning. It is always about quantity and not quality.

How can a computer or hyperactive hormone laced IT programmers building software code decide whether the quality of the questions and how Kevin Anderson answers them in that video is accurate pertinent intelligent and of high quality meaning to people based on the "numbers" alone?

They cannot. There is no replacement for the intelligence, ingenuity and intuition or imagination of human beings. Even the 'dumbest' of us are better than any artificial machine.
 
There is no magic in programming or machine learning and AI. But it certainly opens up the field of dreams to some.

Now, let's see about Neven's disk quota. :)

Edit; deleting it since ivica had no real problems here.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 30, 2018, 09:48:02 AM
thanks for heads up folks
something more serious is going on 'out there' for quite a time but i've no resources nor time to deal with that properly - so no proofs - just sayin' (it's not about me i'll find a way, it belongs to my decades old profession... :) )

ASILurker wrote: "They cannot. There is no replacement for the intelligence, ingenuity and intuition or imagination of human beings. Even the 'dumbest' of us are better than any artificial machine."

Sleepy wrote: "There is no magic in programming or machine learning and AI. But it certainly opens up the field of dreams to some."

https://youtu.be/rn03oxCb94Y

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on June 30, 2018, 11:36:06 AM
I don't know about disk quota (this whole things is running on DungeonMaster's server), but I know that big files require more big servers require more electricity require more BECCS (as per Kevin Anderson).

My biggest problem with Kevin Anderson, is that there's a tennis player with the same name, making it more difficult to Google.  ;)

BTW, as Susan says: Endless wealth.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on June 30, 2018, 12:46:52 PM
Immensely powerful short sentence:
Remembering is a radical act.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/29/natural-world-disappearing-save-it (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/29/natural-world-disappearing-save-it)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 30, 2018, 02:07:08 PM
"Remembering is a radical act."

Thanks, Sleepy, that nice column by George Monbiot helps me fight the amnesia force (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg131488.html#msg131488). :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on June 30, 2018, 07:21:00 PM
Note about YT #Views

Sleepy's mpg file was available in Café for a few hours only but it had at least 22 downloads (it's from my memory).
Anderson's video (https://youtu.be/rn03oxCb94Y) #Views after 1 day has increase from 1,941 to 1,951.
Sagan's video (https://youtu.be/hxBmhIFPpPQ) #Views after 11 days has increase from 1 to 5. (mentioned prev here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg159621.html#msg159621))

Adding it to complaints of Jimmy Dore et al. my conclusion is: #Views is manipulated. But I guess you knew that already.

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on June 30, 2018, 11:42:52 PM
Good heavens. Well I never....

https://thebulletin.org/2018/06/how-fast-is-the-arctic-ice-retreating-just-listen-to-it-melt/

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What is the loudest thing in the sea?

The sound of a melting glacier, says oceanographer Oskar Glowacki of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego. When a glacier meets the sea, it sounds like a billion bubbles bursting all at once, creating a white noise that is very different from the sound of an individual melting iceberg—whose bubbles typically number only in the thousands, allowing people to hear more distinct, individualized popping sounds.

It may not seem like much at first on paper, but when the raw data from months of field recordings in a fjord in Norway is compiled into statistics and run through an algorithm, that is enough for researchers to tell the difference between a melting glacier and a melting iceberg, and even track an individual iceberg as it travels. And the technique can be used to estimate the speed at which glaciers and icebergs are melting underwater, right at that critical point where the ice meets the sea. Scientists can also use this budding field of “cryoacoustics” to determine, by sound alone, the volume of a chunk of ice as it calves from a glacier and crashes into the ocean, say Glowacki and his colleagues Grant Deane and Mateusz Moskalik.

ps: From the same website.
The Doomsday Clock - It is now two minutes to midnight
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 01, 2018, 04:23:15 PM
Beer time
with big "Hej" to danish football friends :)

2 images, 1st one bother us, 2nd one is from electronic we understand quite well (http://hades.mech.northwestern.edu/index.php/RC_and_RL_Exponential_Responses).
One:
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nOEca9xpf4U/VbIUL8Uym9I/AAAAAAAAOzs/710mCpGxK48/s320/SenecaBrite.png)

Simplified by reductio ad absurdum i drop to this (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=RC+RL+exponential&t=disconnect&ia=web), so it's about Tau (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_constant).
Two:
(https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/uploads/articles/Capacitor-Charge-and-Time-Constant-Calculator.jpg)

The time constant can be computed if a resistance value is given.  ;D
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 02, 2018, 06:02:20 AM
Sagan's video (https://youtu.be/hxBmhIFPpPQ) #Views after 11 days has increase from 1 to 5. (mentioned prev here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg159621.html#msg159621))
Posted elsewhere yesterday, it was 7 then, now 16 views. Now imagine doubling every day. :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on July 02, 2018, 06:37:57 AM
Sagan's video (https://youtu.be/hxBmhIFPpPQ) #Views after 11 days has increase from 1 to 5. (mentioned prev here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg159621.html#msg159621))
Posted elsewhere yesterday, it was 7 then, now 16 views. Now imagine doubling every day. :)

Here is the same speech with more than 7,300 views :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZbZ5RvW_qI

and here one which features Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking on Global Warming with more than 60,000 views :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu1PicT0TMU

Of course, the "Sleepy Puppy falls asleep on baby" video beats us all with 54 million views :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuyCdgpa5sY

Perspective, people, perspective on what's important in life.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 02, 2018, 06:42:03 AM
Sagan's video (https://youtu.be/hxBmhIFPpPQ) #Views after 11 days has increase from 1 to 5. (mentioned prev here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg159621.html#msg159621))
Posted elsewhere yesterday, it was 7 then, now 16 views. Now imagine doubling every day. :)

Here is the same speech with more than 7,300 views :

Perspective, people, perspective on what's important in life.
If you check ivica's comment in the link you will see it's not the same.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on July 02, 2018, 07:36:07 AM
Sagan's video (https://youtu.be/hxBmhIFPpPQ) #Views after 11 days has increase from 1 to 5. (mentioned prev here (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg159621.html#msg159621))
Posted elsewhere yesterday, it was 7 then, now 16 views. Now imagine doubling every day. :)

Here is the same speech with more than 7,300 views :

Perspective, people, perspective on what's important in life.
If you check ivica's comment in the link you will see it's not the same.

Huh ?
This link by ivica :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxBmhIFPpPQ&feature=youtu.be

and this link I gave (with more than 7.300 views) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZbZ5RvW_qI&feature=youtu.be

is the same speech.
Just that Ivica's link shows the same speech twice in a row.
Am I missing something ?
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 02, 2018, 07:44:43 AM
Yes it's the same speech, with a snippet from within (ivicas timed start) at the end and then restarting, but maybe what you are missing is that it should have had the same number of views as this one, + five billion clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQP7kiw5Fk

But Sagan's tummy might not have been as popular either. :)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 02, 2018, 07:52:35 AM
Not the same link, not the same duration... No one can know what is inside w/o watching it first (unless having 'crystal ball' which tells everything - in advance). ;)

Do not let corporate media (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg155634.html#msg155634) build your perspective. Resist. :)

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on July 02, 2018, 08:18:51 AM
Yes it's the same speech, with a snippet from within (ivicas timed start) at the end and then restarting, but maybe what you are missing is that it should have had the same number of views as this one, + five billion clip:

The "Sleepy Puppy falls asleep on baby" video should have made the point.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on July 02, 2018, 08:19:52 AM
Not the same link, not the same duration... No one can know what is inside w/o watching it first (unless having 'crystal ball' which tells everything - in advance). ;)

Cut the crap, ivica. It's the same speech.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 02, 2018, 08:48:15 AM
Not the same link, not the same duration... No one can know what is inside w/o watching it first (unless having 'crystal ball' which tells everything - in advance). ;)

Cut the crap, ivica. It's the same speech.

It is about #Views not Content, started here: Note about YT #Views (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg161571.html#msg161571). If you still want a discussion (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg156589.html#msg156589) your way, please open a thread.

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 02, 2018, 08:48:48 AM
Yes it's the same speech, with a snippet from within (ivicas timed start) at the end and then restarting, but maybe what you are missing is that it should have had the same number of views as this one, + five billion clip:

The "Sleepy Puppy falls asleep on baby" video should have made the point.
This was the real point as I read it.

Honoring what Carl Sagan said in that speech leading up to the timed clip by posting the full run up towards that point (+13 minutes and +20MB).
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 02, 2018, 09:21:25 AM
Thanks, Sleepy, your mp4 "Honoring what Carl Sagan said" has already 12 downloads - one is mine :)
Sagan's video (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg161571.html#msg161571) #Views counts as of now 'whooping' 30 views.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 02, 2018, 09:32:08 AM
At least my computer is solar powered. ;) Forum views ticks up as soon as someone reads the thread/page I think. Number of views on the youtube videos should be in the billions, at least.
And how many of those watched the entire lecture? How many watched it twice? How many understood it?  :-\
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Martin Gisser on July 02, 2018, 04:45:23 PM
Oh! I missed a yummy discussion here...
In winter I did a bit of research on the history of tensor calculus, so I had to have a closer look at the genesis of General Relativity...

Rob Dekker wrote: "So who is that mysterious Englishman you are talking about ?" Eddington ?

Eddington merely CONFIRMED Einstein's theory of relativity, based on observations :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Eddington
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Eddington's observations published the next year[10] confirmed Einstein's theory, and were hailed at the time as a conclusive proof of general relativity over the Newtonian model. The news was reported in newspapers all over the world as a major story.

Now that is interesting, because no observation can "prove" a theory to be correct.
It can only prove a theory to be false, just like what Sleepy just mentioned :
Quote
A scientific theory is never proven, it can only be falsified.

So, Einstein's theory was thus not "proven later by an englishman", but that englishman just provided more evidence that the theory was correct. Einstein himself had already proven his theory, giving his assumption that the speed of light is the same for every observer in the Universe.
There is mathematical proof and there is emprical "proof"...
Constancy of the speed of light wasn't enough (mathematically) to guess the correct field equation of General Relativity. Einstein (with much computational help from his friend Michele Besso) was actually looking at the perihelion advance of planet Mercury for clues and confirmation. He only was sure to have guessed the right field equation when it produced the observed perihelion advance of 43''.  In his first attempt at General Relativity, the "Entwurf" theory of 1913 (with lots of tensor calculus help by his friend Marcel Grossmann), he only got 18'' and so abandoned it.

https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol4-doc/366

-----------
So, Eddington was the second confirmation. Methinks it actually was a less stringent one than Einstein's own test with planet Mercury.

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 02, 2018, 08:05:24 PM
"I think we are much closer to the danger of Cassandra then the danger of Croesus" ends Sagan1990_Cassandra-Croesus.mp4 given by Sleepy today at 08:48:48.  (97 downloads so far)
Carl Sagan is a legend. (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg159621.html#msg159621)

More from Ugo Bardi, the author of the book "The Seneca Effect" (https://thesenecatrap.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-seneca-effect-published.html): A fantasy, features Cassandra - the Trojan prophetess, The True Story of the Fall of Troy (https://cassandralegacy.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-true-story-of-fall-of-troy.html). Worrisome but strangely also relaxing and entertaining read :) Highly recomended!

June 24, 2018. (https://cassandralegacy.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-betrayal-of-nation-how-kiribati.html) at Cassandra's Legacy Ugo starts with: "Anote's Ark is a film by Matthieu Rytz describing the plight of the Kiribati islands, threatened by the rising sea level."

https://youtu.be/wrzJQO_Vz1I
(CC: English(auto generated) - of use might be)

and ends with "If this interpretation is correct, the elites of most of the developed world will soon follow suit in the denial of climate change. We have just to wait and see."

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on July 03, 2018, 09:02:37 AM
Oh! I missed a yummy discussion here...
You can still have it  :)

Quote
There is mathematical proof and there is emprical "proof"...
The nice thing about English is that there are two words for proof :
The word 'proof' which applies to mathematical derivations (and to alcoholics  ;)) and the word 'evidence' which refers to empirical observations.

Quote
Constancy of the speed of light wasn't enough (mathematically) to guess the correct field equation of General Relativity.

Is that statement correct ?
As far as I understand the history, in its purest (mathematical) form the speed of light being constant for every observer was enough to come up with the theory of General Relativity.
If not, which other assumption needed to be made ?

Quote
Einstein (with much computational help from his friend Michele Besso) was actually looking at the perihelion advance of planet Mercury for clues and confirmation. He only was sure to have guessed the right field equation when it produced the observed perihelion advance of 43''.  In his first attempt at General Relativity, the "Entwurf" theory of 1913 (with lots of tensor calculus help by his friend Marcel Grossmann), he only got 18'' and so abandoned it.

https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol4-doc/366


I read this paper, and it seems to deal with the struggle by Einstein and Besso between 1913 and 1915 of actually modeling the solar system accurately in such a way that you can actually use the  precession of the perihelion of Mercury to see a difference between Newtonian physics and General Relativity.

Everything mattered there : Modeling the sun as a point mass versus a sphere with uniform mass distribution, or as a static object versus a rotating sphere, and modeling-in Jupiter, and Mercury and then the paper points out that there were mistakes in the calculations (like having the mass of the sun wrong by a factor of 10) and so on.

The take-away message I got from the paper is that it took Einstein and Besso et al 2 years to get the calculations right, so they could finally state with confidence that the precession of the perihelion of Mercury was inconsistent with Newtonian physics and that General Relativity explained it perfectly.

Is that your understanding as well ?

Quote
So, Eddington was the second confirmation. Methinks it actually was a less stringent one than Einstein's own test with planet Mercury.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 03, 2018, 09:07:16 AM
June 24, 2018. (https://cassandralegacy.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-betrayal-of-nation-how-kiribati.html) at Cassandra's Legacy Ugo starts with: "Anote's Ark is a film by Matthieu Rytz describing the plight of the Kiribati islands, threatened by the rising sea level."

Thanks, downloading that one, into half of it right now.
Those auto generated English subtitles are As Intelligent as a lobotomized retarded cockroach and I found it easier to follow the Dutch ones.

Got stuck on this one as well:
http://cassandralegacy.blogspot.com/2018/07/overpopulation-problem-what.html (http://cassandralegacy.blogspot.com/2018/07/overpopulation-problem-what.html)

Back to Anote's Ark...

Edit; Two of the ending sentences:
De nieuwe regering is bezig om vrijwel het hele klimaatbeleid van Anote terug te draaien.
Volgens recente wetenschappelijke berekeningen zal Kiribati nog deze eeuw door de zee worden verzwolgen.

2ndEdit; adding perspective.

https://youtu.be/Nowwd-67r7Y
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 03, 2018, 12:00:05 PM
Previously, on Jun 20: These MEPs voted to restrict the internet (https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/not-giving-up/).

July 5:
Internet Independence Day (https://youtu.be/h_FaoDr5sqM)   (?? only 4,159 views since Jun 20, 2018. ??)
or
Corpocracy Orgasm Day (https://youtu.be/5qSRnScWgws)
?

July 5 at noon. (https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/article-11-13-vote/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on July 03, 2018, 05:29:29 PM
Sleepy
Love the graphic showing CO2/yr
Dialing it back to 1988, (Hansen speaks to congress) gives some idea of where we need to go.


Thanks
Terry



Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Martin Gisser on July 03, 2018, 09:05:47 PM
The take-away message I got from the paper is that it took Einstein and Besso et al 2 years to get the calculations right, so they could finally state with confidence that the precession of the perihelion of Mercury was inconsistent with Newtonian physics and that General Relativity explained it perfectly.
Mercury's perihelion precession was already known and found inconsistent with Newtonian gravitation in the 19th century:

Quoth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tests_of_general_relativity#Perihelion_precession_of_Mercury
Quote
Mercury deviates from the precession predicted from these Newtonian effects. This anomalous rate of precession of the perihelion of Mercury's orbit was first recognized in 1859 as a problem in celestial mechanics, by Urbain Le Verrier. His reanalysis of available timed observations of transits of Mercury over the Sun's disk from 1697 to 1848 showed that the actual rate of the precession disagreed from that predicted from Newton's theory by 38″ (arc seconds) per tropical century (later re-estimated at 43″ by Simon Newcomb in 1882).

Einstein had a preliminary version of GR, his "Entwurf" (draft) theory of 1913. In that context he worked with Besso on the Mercury perihelion. It produced the wrong number of 18″. Then in 1915 he did the computation again with his new theory. (The computation seems to be virtually identical for both theories: Einstein/Besso just did an estimation. An exact solution was later found by Schwarzschild (which included the famous Schwarzschild radius)..)

Constancy of light speed was enough to derive Special Relativity, including E=mc². This is relatively simple plain math (which Einstein already learned at high school, I bet). But according to the above history, it was not enough for Einstein to guess the correct field equation of General Relativity. This is far more difficult math - which was part of Einstein's struggle:

------------
I'm not a physicist (too much math mess for me) but it looks like today, after having learned from Einstein, we can derive the correct field equation from first principles. Most (bad) physics books do it this way:
1) Constant speed of light
2) Differential geometry ("general covariance")
3) Vanishing tensor divergence of stress–energy tensor (here the trouble starts, as most physicists confuse this with scalar divergence (hence energy-momentum conservation). What does this really mean?)

I guess the philosophically best first-principle derivation is in Bleecker's "Gauge Theory and Variational Principles" - but his math is a grotesque waste of IQ. (Not a physicist's math mess - but a mathematician's abstract mess. Dunno what is worse.)

Alas my memory is weak and I got my library (with its dog-ears and post-its and marginalia) packed away, as I'm moving... I will check this soon (might serve a side remark or two for my tensor calculus book).

------------

BTW, almost always there's a plural in Field Equations. But it is one tensor equation. Only if you write it in components it looks like 10 equations
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 04, 2018, 07:08:31 AM
Post by Joy Christian » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:06 am at SciPhysicsForums thread (http://www.sciphysicsforums.com/spfbb1/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=283&p=8116&sid=18c94baa1c1db35ada3845b373ba6a34#p8116):
"
Elsevier are corrupting open science in Europe:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2018/jun/29/elsevier-are-corrupting-open-science-in-europe

Elsevier --- one of the largest and most notorious scholarly publishers --- are monitoring Open Science in the EU on behalf of the European Commission.

Jon Tennant argues that they cannot be trusted.
"

< we still lack the culture... we lack leadership... (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg158394.html#msg158394) >

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Rob Dekker on July 04, 2018, 08:12:22 AM
Regarding the origin of the theory of General Relativity :

I'm not a physicist (too much math mess for me) but it looks like today, after having learned from Einstein, we can derive the correct field equation from first principles. Most (bad) physics books do it this way:
1) Constant speed of light
2) Differential geometry ("general covariance")
3) Vanishing tensor divergence of stress–energy tensor (here the trouble starts, as most physicists confuse this with scalar divergence (hence energy-momentum conservation). What does this really mean?)

That's very interesting, Martin. Thank you for your response.
Even though these are "messy" first principles, they serve well as a basis for discussion of what the theory of General Relativity is really based on.

The first one is clearly a physical assumption. The same one as that led to Special Relativity and E=mc2 and all that.
But the other two seem to be mathematical properties that should hold in any three-dimensional Euclidean space.

Is that correct, or are there physical assumptions in these last two as well ?

And as a side-note, did Einstein use different 'first principles' for his "Entwurf" (draft) theory of 1913 ?

P.S. Good luck with your move.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 05, 2018, 01:06:09 PM
July 5 (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,179.msg161959.html#msg161959)

Julia Reda @Senficon 46m46 minutes ago: "Great success: Your protests have worked! The European Parliament has sent the copyright law back to the drawing board. All MEPs will get to vote on #uploadfilters and the #linktax September 10–13. Now let's keep up the pressure to make sure we #SaveYourInternet!"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhVYS7tXkAAN1Wj.jpg)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 08, 2018, 10:09:20 AM
Edit; almost forgot, congratulations Croatia!  :)

You really do not want to read this and I won't quote any of it.
https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1 (https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on July 08, 2018, 10:41:32 AM
Edit; almost forgot, congratulations Croatia!  :)

You really do not want to read this and I won't quote any of it.
https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1 (https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1)

I love reading about this kind of stuff, because it shows that the rich are just as much victims of the system as the poor. So, thanks.

Quote
“How do I maintain authority over my security force after the event?”

Haha, poor bastards.  :D ;D

PS I hope that Croatia will finally get to play some football like they can, because the last three games their opponents were mostly interested in destroying any potential football. That sport has  followed societal degeneration to a T.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Forest Dweller on July 08, 2018, 11:37:00 AM
Lol, the game against Russia was so boring i fell asleep.
Glad Croatia won and i was up early to enjoy my favorite time of the week, early Sunday morning is just the best time to cycle around and enjoy the birds without any noise, heat, cars, pollen and other nasty stuff.
I even discovered the cutest little bakery already selling fresh bread!
The Dutch will win the World Cup though, it will just be on the women's side and Croatia hasn't a hope in Hell.
Unless Ivica gets involved no doubt....i'll bet she takes a bad ass penalty kick  ;D
All i have left to do is seed some clouds now.
Have a lovely day y'all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pllRW9wETzw
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on July 08, 2018, 12:44:37 PM
Unless Ivica gets involved no doubt....i'll bet she takes a bad ass penalty kick  ;D

I don't know, you'll have to ask his wife.  ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on July 08, 2018, 03:15:08 PM
"The True Story of the Fall of Troy" Very close to my take, I have Aeneas taking a huge bribe, it takes a fortune to lay the drains and water supply on for a city. Rome's was in place before they moved in. Achillies wasn't killed, he was seriously pissed off when he couldn't have Cassandra, went to Egypt and rescued the close relatives of Helen and left heading west, married one of her, less royal, half sisters/cousins.
Apposite, the Greeks were the security, they controlled the 7 gates/fortified cities where the navigable channels of the Nile met the med, switched sides to support the Assyrians ended up as Pharaohs.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 09, 2018, 09:02:53 AM
Edit; almost forgot, congratulations Croatia!  :)

You really do not want to read this and I won't quote any of it.
https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1 (https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1)

I love reading about this kind of stuff, because it shows that the rich are just as much victims of the system as the poor. So, thanks.

Quote
“How do I maintain authority over my security force after the event?”

Haha, poor bastards.  :D ;D

PS I hope that Croatia will finally get to play some football like they can, because the last three games their opponents were mostly interested in destroying any potential football. That sport has  followed societal degeneration to a T.
I hope so as well, I intended to watch that game because I like the way Croatia can play. Unfortunately I fell asleep before the game started...  :(
The most boring game so far must have been the one between England and Sweden.  :P

Regarding Rushkoff, adding a snippet that connects a few dots from this thread and the real world, it's from this one: *ttps://youtu.be/Z8fSwAljA7g
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on July 09, 2018, 09:56:42 AM
I remember Rushkoff from a documentary on marketing and advertising I watched almost 15 years ago. And also from something he had written that made a big impression, but I still have forgotten what it was. Interesting guy.

As for the football. I've been trying for two years now not to watch it anymore. I feel football has changed too much, with the end justifying the means for every country now, not just Italy and Portugal, etc. All I see is a focus on defense, thwarting any attempt at football by the opponent, trying to score an ugly goal and then defend even more. And then there's all the diving, cheating and trying to influence the referee.

Football is supposed to elevate us, like religion and art can do. But all I see, is a perfect copy of the society we live in, where anything goes and the thieves are celebrated.

I must say that the Scandinavian countries are a big deception to me (being a huge Sweden and Denmark fan in the past), but not as big as the Netherlands has been (my motherland). The Dutch used to be a prime example of what can be achieved when you have the guts and honour of wanting to have the ball, have a great technique and simply score one more goal than your opponent to show that you're the best. They've sacrificed all that on the altar of 'result'. I haven't watched an Oranje game in over 10 years, not even when they made it to the World Cup finals and semis in 2010 and 2014. It's a total disgrace, and now they can't even qualify for tournaments anymore because of their Faustian bargain.

It's nice if the underdog can win every once in a while, but only because it has a great day and is actually better than the opponent. But football has become so physical and tactical that anyone can beat anyone, especially if one team is trying to play football. And nationalism makes sure that 98% of people don't care. It's Eurovision on steroids.

So, maybe football has changed, or maybe I have changed. Either way, I'm happy for Croatia, but I try not to get involved emotionally, because I can't handle the deception. And I wouldn't watch if they didn't at least try to play some football. Hopefully they can show what they're made of against England, but I'm not too sure.

I promised my dad we would go to Zagreb if they make it to the final. A nice CO2 cherry on top of the cake. Oh well, at least my girls are enjoying it. ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 11, 2018, 11:12:45 AM
(Anthropogenic Technozoic -->) Ecozoic

Realy good read there at dropped article links (https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1628.msg162569.html#msg162569), Thomas Berry et al., voices calling for raising awareness toward communality.
Team Human (https://medium.com/@rushkoff) vs. Corpocratists: 15 - 8   ;SQ index (http://www.xenology.info/Xeno/14.3.htm), my impression, diff of 7 orders of magnitude. Awe (https://youtu.be/Ggmiljn8LH0?t=22m37s)!

The Beer Time Is Near

Hello, football fans :)
Some call it "the best game in the world (https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/what-best-game-world)". Just in case, we have chessboard printed (https://youtu.be/idht8nMlozk) over shirt ;D
Cheers (https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44757871)!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 11, 2018, 11:49:54 AM
~30's is not too old, it's perfect. Croatia is already through.

Rushkoff; "Return to the digits". "Occupy reality".  8)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: johnm33 on July 11, 2018, 01:01:10 PM
Orlovs take on American sports "Such a large American presence is surprising, since their countrymen tend to prefer various homespun games, such as the one in which men run around a field clutching an oblong object and give each other concussions, or the ball-and-stick game in which men mostly just stand around, spit a lot and endlessly adjust their caps"
I've never been a fan of professional football and share Nevens view of it, but I have watched a little of various games and Croatia is one team it's a pleasure to watch, so good luck to them.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 12, 2018, 12:18:23 PM

https://youtu.be/Nb3KTqkvfoU

Sorry (https://youtu.be/T3T1YuNcF2g), Mick ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 14, 2018, 12:03:37 AM
"Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok explores a universe of ideas and shares his optimism about the positive power of human ingenuity."

https://youtu.be/B0OIbRUvdU4
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on July 14, 2018, 08:54:33 PM
A long read not guaranteed to cheer you up.  :(

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/14/the-death-of-truth-how-we-gave-up-on-facts-and-ended-up-with-trump
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 15, 2018, 10:15:59 AM
'Best Ever' (https://mobile.nation.co.ke/worldcup/Russia-2018-best-World-Cup-ever-Fifa-president-Infantino/4605774-4661106-6ktla5/index.html) World Cup deserves decent final game, hope it happens.

Last training, aftermath :o By The Siberian Times reporter (http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/where-the-gods-play-football-the-amazing-arctic-island-fit-for-champions-as-world-cup-reaches-climax/).

Final, France (https://youtu.be/g0QrBphsioM) and Croatia (https://youtu.be/Ok5LmqoromI) today, Moscow (Luzhniki Stadium). Let the football win.

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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: TerryM on July 15, 2018, 03:49:16 PM
The "footballs of the gods" occur at Kettle Point in Ontario Canada as well.


http://www.snapshotjourneys.com/kettle-point-ontario-concretions-stone-kettles.html


Terry

Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 15, 2018, 05:00:58 PM
Time for Food and Football!  :)

Since this is the Café, stumbled over this now from CNN with one of the divers from the cave rescue:
https://www.facebook.com/cnninternational/videos/10156536673899641/ (https://www.facebook.com/cnninternational/videos/10156536673899641/)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 15, 2018, 09:22:06 PM
OK, we did our bit there :)
Terry, Ontario should keep that balls safe for 2026. (http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/story/3522327/2026-world-cup-us-mexico-canada-joint-bid-wins-fifa-hosting-vote) ;)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Ned W on July 15, 2018, 09:48:22 PM
I'm not sure what exactly this thread is, but there didn't seem any other obvious place to put this:

Quote
Ice Loss Since 2002 Greater than Mass of Mars' Moon Phobos

https://davidappell.blogspot.com/2018/07/ice-loss-since-2002-greater-than-mass.html

To be fair, Phobos is quite small compared to our own Moon.  But that's still a lot of ice.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Neven on July 15, 2018, 10:58:10 PM
OK, we did our bit there :)

More than your bit. A special committee will have to determine what France has become world champion in, because it wasn't football. It never is when the ends justify the means.

I wish everybody in Croatia a beautiful doček tomorrow. Those players have done something wonderful. Not the result, but the way it was achieved.

Long live pride!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 16, 2018, 08:15:07 AM
Congratulations Croatia! They had some tough games before this and that penalty should never had been given at 1-1, but it was football.
How the games got to Russia is something else. Here's a Danish documentary aired here in June.
https://www.svtplay.se/video/18206514/dokument-utifran-det-hemliga-spelet-om-vm (https://www.svtplay.se/video/18206514/dokument-utifran-det-hemliga-spelet-om-vm)
Should be viewable outside Sweden. Adding a snippet with Peter Hargitay along with Blatter's comment at the end, what's true and what's not? Who knows, it just makes me sick.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 17, 2018, 11:57:11 AM
TeamHuman, @teamhumanshow, #TeamHumanLive
"Autonomous technologies, runaway markets and weaponized media have overturned civil society, paralyzing our ability to think constructively, connect meaningfully, or act purposefully. Being human is a team sport, and Douglas Rushkoff's Team Human Podcast and radio show has been the voice of human intervention in the machine."

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh_A0wiVAAAmhHy.jpg)

Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/): Team Human event in NYC (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parker-posey-with-douglas-rushkoff-team-human-live-tickets-47219461681), Thu, July 19, 2018.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: Sleepy on July 17, 2018, 01:09:00 PM
Crosspost because of the real team effort involved.

A real documentary with real people and real heroes.

Out of the dark, ~56 minutes. Also a quick glimpse of Vern Unsworth at ~6 minutes.
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/out-of-the-dark/10000580 (http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/out-of-the-dark/10000580)

(https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1006.0;attach=104752;image)
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 18, 2018, 09:10:04 AM
"He swims through these dirty water hoping to raise awareness that disappearance of clear waters around the world." says his son Borut (https://twitter.com/borutstrel).

https://youtu.be/9kf33ZfA-7Y
english speech, croatian subtitle

Martin Strel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Strel) "Big River Man (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Big+River+Man)"

I watched it several times over the years and it always makes me Speechless!
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: ivica on July 19, 2018, 12:19:38 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiVZdA8WkAEYt9V.jpg)
@MichaelGalanin Credit @WorldAndScience

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Guests: Peter Wadhams, Eric Rignot, Asmund Asdal, John Priscu

About the Show (http://bigpicturescience.org/about_the_show)
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If you are a station that would like to broadcast Big Picture Science, or would like more information about the program, email us at bigpicturescience@seti.org.
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Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: mostly_lurking on July 20, 2018, 09:32:52 AM
This is here for the Alex reaction.... made me LOL

https://youtu.be/OtHwb5SoHbY
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: pearscot on July 25, 2018, 08:33:35 PM
I was out running yesterday and as I was finishing up my track workout, a yellowjacket or wasp stung me on my lip. It hurt so effing bad and was bleeding. My lip is still swollen and partially numb today...I hope it gets better at some point. That's the second time in my life I've been stung by a wasp and it is just not great.
Title: Re: Arctic Café
Post by: gerontocrat on July 25, 2018, 09:41:50 PM
I was out running yesterday and as I was finishing up my track workout, a yellowjacket or wasp stung me on my lip. It hurt so effing bad and was bleeding. My lip is still swollen and partially numb today...I hope it gets better at some point. That's the second time in my life I've been stung by a wasp and it is just not great.

You see, exercise and keeping fit is bad for you. I ride a pedal bicy