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It's officially over!

Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic race.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 07:43:47 PM »
One more to go!  ;)

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 07:18:41 PM »
I think I'll take my effort elsewhere while you folks squabble this out.

Yes, please please please do that. And never come back. Please!

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 05:46:24 PM »
Harpy, the linked article confirmes you are a conspiracy theorist.

You didn't even read it, did you? OMG, how pathetic you are...

Antarctica / Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« on: April 07, 2020, 04:50:19 PM »
Who says an ice island cannot turn on a dime.

It did it again! A68A update.

(GIF showing movement from 25.03 to today)

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: April 06, 2020, 05:38:02 PM »
White House Alters Records

The White House has repeatedly altered official transcripts, 1984-style, to make Trump look better:

WH edits out Trump's despicable statement where he says he believes Putin's denial that he meddled in the election, despite what our own agencies concluded

WH edits transcript of DACA negotiations with Democrats to remove the part where Trump agrees to a clean bill that only restores DACA (which is what the dems wanted). He later walked this back and changed his mind (although he just denied he said it at all), deciding to withhold this popular move as leverage:

WH alters transcript to make Trump seem better at golf:

WH edits transcript of Jared Kushner calling protestors in Gaza ‘part of the problem’:

WH shares doctored video to make it seem like Acosta hit a staffer, to justify revoking his press pass:

Trump tweets doctored video that makes Pelosi sound drunk:

Trump altered an official National Weather Service hurricane projection map (which is a crime) with a sharpie to make it look like it supported his erroneous claim that Dorian would hit Alabama:

WH edits Zelensky call memo to omit key damning words and phrases, including references by Zelensky to Burisma that show his prior knowledge of the WH pressure for the investigation, and references by Trump to recordings of Joe Biden:

WH publishes false summary of April 2019 call between Trump and Zelensky, claiming that Trump committed to working to help Ukraine with reforms and corruption battle when nothing of the sort was in the transcript released 11/15/19:

Trump tweets doctored video that was edited to make it appear that Pelosi tore up a copy of his SOTU speech right when he was praising Tuskegee Airmen, when she actually tore it up after his speech ended:

The Strategic National Stockpile website changed its description after Kushner said stockpiles are not for states:

Original: “When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that the right medicines and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, this repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies simultaneously."

Altered version after Kushner said stockpiles are not for states: "The Strategic National Stockpile's role is to supplement state and local supplies during public health emergencies. Many states have products stockpiled, as well. The supplies, medicines, and devices for life-saving care contained in the stockpile can be used as a short-term stopgap buffer when the immediate supply of adequate amounts of these materials may not be immediately available."

The most disturbing part of this whole saga to me, is that Orwell was wrong. In his vision, records needed to be altered for the deception to work. Winston's job was to make it impossible to prove that any falsification had taken place.
Our dystopia is actually worse: people believe the lies today, even when proof of the lie or falsification still exists. We don't need a Winston Smith for most of this shit, because they'll just believe whatever they're told, even when presented with video evidence proving otherwise.
The Party's philosophy was that you had to change the past to control it. Trump skips that step and just lies about the past, and somehow it still works.
There's just so much bullshit out there and so much horrible stuff that's true, that it becomes a full time job just to even learn about it all as it's happening. It's too much, so people just give up and go about their day, then view any accusations with skepticism.

Link >>

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 05, 2020, 07:41:41 PM »
China! Because Europeans decided to buy all stuff from there instead of making essential stuff themselfes.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 05, 2020, 06:49:12 PM »
Form our beloved 'Trump criticizes Trump' series:


It's almost like the United States has no President - we are a rudderless ship heading for a major disaster. Good luck everyone!


Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: April 05, 2020, 06:20:38 PM »
Ice drift map shows the CAA gave up its staticness this week.

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: April 05, 2020, 06:19:18 PM »
The Sunday movies gave birth to a new type of movie.

The Ozone layer via Copernicus!

The scale is in Dobson Units (DU)
A dobson unit is the most basic measure used in ozone research.One Dobson Unit (DU) is defined to be 0.01 mm thickness at STP (standard temperature and pressure). Ozone layer thickness is expressed in terms of Dobson units, which measure what its physical thickness would be if compressed in the Earth's atmosphere. In those terms, it's very thin indeed. A normal range is 300 to 500 Dobson units, which translates to an eighth of an inch-basically two stacked pennies.

The forum / Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« on: April 04, 2020, 06:11:56 PM »
We'll all be OK!

Consequences / Re: Wildfires
« on: April 04, 2020, 05:51:44 PM »

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 04, 2020, 03:36:17 PM »
Profiting from misery: How Trump Team is making money from the pandemic

Want to know how it works?

1.) Eliminate oversight of the spending of nearly a trillion dollars of tax dollars:

2.) Aquire the authority to command which businesses get which contracts:

3.) Have trusted people stand up companies through which the money can be funneled (3 week old company, founded through a loan approved via the Coronavirus Stimulus bill, is now the center of medical supply distribution): “I don’t want to overstate, but we probably represent the largest global supply chain for Covid-19 supplies right now,” he said. “We are getting ready to fill 100 million-unit mask orders.”

4.) Have the federal government sell, at a reduced price, it’s strategic stockpile to the new companies, run by your buddies:

5.) Have the states bid on the supplies, driving up the price:

6.) Have the federal government spend taxpayer dollars to ship supplies purchased from China to these brand new private companies:

7.) Eliminate the competition. Attack any company that doesn’t play ball.

As is tradition for the GOP:

...Klein argues that neoliberal free market policies (as advocated by the economist Milton Friedman) have risen to prominence in some developed countries because of a deliberate strategy of "shock therapy)". This centers on the exploitation of national crises (disasters or upheavals) to establish controversial and questionable policies, while citizens are excessively distracted (emotionally and physically) to engage and develop an adequate response, and resist effectively.

Although even in times of peace and calm, the Republican party works hard to a) make sure sure your tax dollars are going to favored individuals and companies, and b) make sure you have to spend your non-tax dollars with favored companies. Michael Lewis detailed in The Fifth Risk how AccuWeather and Sen. Rick Santorum attempted this; it's just one example out of thousands over the years.

Link >>

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 04, 2020, 07:51:15 AM »
As this virus cripples Western culture and begins to ruin our lives, let's not forget where it came from:

Wuhan, China - almost certainly from the Wuhan Institute of virology. 

This was a human error.

Please just fuck off with that bullshit.


Harpy, the shit you are posting is despicable, ignorant, fake, racist, and stupid. Stop it.

This BS is proven wrong.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 03, 2020, 08:02:47 PM »
That guy deserves praise for all the things his foundation did in the past few years (not for his company's product though :) :)

Never forget, he also put billions into the education system and made things way worse. Everything had to be rolled back and the money was completely wasted.

Hoping those rich morons doing 'perhaps' the right thing is just unreliable.

The money must be put in public hands and regulated public institutions to reduce the harm people like him can do.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 03, 2020, 06:36:49 PM »
Yes, if it means that my children and grandchildren have a better chance.

OK, boomer. They brainwashed you hard.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 03, 2020, 05:26:26 PM »
We cannot let the cure be worse than the disease.

So, you are willing to die?

Arctic sea ice / Re: Tides
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:56:36 PM »
This is the original post:

Tides have no effect on Fram export. Tidal effects (other than a smooth up-and-down motion) are strictly limited to the narrow coastal strip, perhaps 10 meters max into open ocean. Swells and surges can happen in enclosed waters, but only on a scale of a few hundreds of meters.

If you think differently, you can start your own thread and explain your reasoning there.

So let's sort it out bit by bit.

Tides have no effect on Fram export.

Since tidal forces are prevalent in all of the Arctic ocean (or any ocean for that matter), and also at the Fram strait, this is inherently wrong.

For example, we have the Yermak plateau, which causes lateral surface movement when tides come in and out. This is a pretty strong effect sometimes. Ice floes in this area will be smashed into small pieces. Wind can move small ice floes more easily than if it was, say, a homogenous ice surface.

A GIF, making this effect pretty obvious, can be seen here >>,2649.msg244558.html#msg244558

Or here >>,2649.msg218362.html#msg218362

Binntho commented on that one BTW:

Great work! Some sort of tidal effect seems the best explanation. But the circular movement indicates (to me at least) something rising from below. How can that be caused by tides?


Tidal effects (other than a smooth up-and-down motion) are strictly limited to the narrow coastal strip, perhaps 10 meters max into open ocean.

I think he meant to say 10 Km here, not meters? Anyway, as seen in the linked GIF above, which is halfway between Greenland and Svalbard (meaning nowhere near a coastal stip) this statement is obviously wrong.

Swells and surges can happen in enclosed waters, but only on a scale of a few hundreds of meters.

I mean, what does that even mean?

If you think differently, you can start your own thread and explain your reasoning there.

We did. A lot of reasoning, proof, and expert knowledge in this thread.

BTW, last year we had a lengthy discussion where Binntho vehemently stated that lateral movement due to tidal waves was not a thing at all. He was (maybe still is) convinced tides can move ice only up and down. No paper, no expert opinion, no illustrative GIF was able to convince him otherwise.

Let's see if he comes around this time.

Experts reading this, please point out if i made any wrong statements above. I, for one, am willing to learn.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 03, 2020, 03:42:47 PM »
Re: the graph above.
In the winter of 2018 our ICU's weren't overrun.

Yeah, what happened there? What's the reason for that spike?

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 03, 2020, 08:09:27 AM »
Let's talk about where Americans can find leadership...

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 02, 2020, 06:39:06 PM »
SH, please don't let this racist troll go under your skin with his stupidity. You are a wonderful person and your username fits you very well.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 02, 2020, 05:24:44 PM »
Fun! China accused of both, underreporting and overreporting COVID-19 numbers...

Link >>

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 02, 2020, 04:58:21 PM »
Your best friends daughter is with a chinese, and that's why harpy is an asshole ? You are an asshole.

Question: 1+1 = ?

Alex: I can't possibly see where you are going with this.

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: April 02, 2020, 07:32:03 AM »
binntho, there is a thread for that now. You might ignore the science there.

Arctic sea ice / Re: Tides
« on: April 01, 2020, 02:35:46 PM »

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: April 01, 2020, 09:27:49 AM »
Last time we talked about this i gave you multiple GIFs illustrating and proving my point. You all dismissed them without counterargument. So no, i will not do it again.

The rest / Re: Masks
« on: March 31, 2020, 10:54:10 PM »
Not calling you a liar, Gandul. Sorry if i made that impression.

I've not been to China (Bejing), but i met a bunch professionally over some years' time. And a recurring topic that was brought up was that they were happy about the clean air here and how they don't need to wear a mask.

Consequences / Re: The WAVY Jet Stream
« on: March 31, 2020, 08:07:44 PM »
Jetstream at 180˚ over the equator. At 90˚east, it's also way too far south.

We keep having small circles spinning over the Pacific and Northern America.

Over the Arctic, it behaves as if there was no Arctic anymore.

At least the eastward one over Europe and the one over Africa are about to dissolve.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 31, 2020, 07:44:03 PM »
Please check where the Spanish flu came from. You said it's important to know who is the unlucky first.

Checkmate! (gnihihihihi  ;D ;D ;D)

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 31, 2020, 07:06:47 PM »
blumenkraft, you were looking for racists before, there you have one. They are trying to blame China for the fatal failings of their Dear Leader.

I thought a subtle approach could be helpful in the case of harpy. I was wrong. He keeps being racist.

I'm enjoying we agree on something for a change though.  ;) :)

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 31, 2020, 06:29:01 PM »
It will be remembered as the Chinese virus, or the Wuhan coronavirus

Only by the members of the GOP death cult!

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 31, 2020, 05:54:19 PM »
Wuhan coronavirus

The virus is called SARS-CoV-2.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 31, 2020, 01:36:51 PM »
We are not only trapped inside with the virus, but the virus is also trapped inside with us.

Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: March 30, 2020, 06:49:33 PM »
Dave, ice is unbelievably flexible. It may rise and move back without cracking depending on thickness. If it's thin, it would crack very easily, but here we might have multiple meters of thickness where it's landfast.

You are right about warm water influx (how else would there be a polynya in the northern Kane Basin, right?). We just can't say where the heat is coming from and where it's going. You can see a sink where the arch is at the moment. I think this goes along with turbulences.

BTW, here is a site showing the tides.

This is for the northern Nares >>

And here for the south >>

Yes, agreed!

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: March 29, 2020, 06:50:51 PM »
And last but not least, the 7-day hindsight mean temperature anomalies.

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: March 29, 2020, 06:47:41 PM »
Here we go with the Sunday movies.  ;D

Fram export via SAR is missing the 24th (never came in) and today (flight path sucks so i didn't include it).

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:58:22 PM »
Welcome back, Frivolousz!

Hey, what's your take on missing data due to fewer airplanes and, subsequential, how reliable the weather models are at the moment?

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 29, 2020, 01:56:58 PM »
Confirmed cases in North America, showing the impact on NY (27 March)

Link >>

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2020 melting season
« on: March 29, 2020, 10:25:48 AM »
We are mentioned in Paul Beckwith' latest video. :)

He talks about the shifting of the polar vortex towards Greenland in this video.

The rest / Re: Good music
« on: March 28, 2020, 08:47:29 AM »
Rest in peace, Kenny Rogers. <3

Kenny Rogers - The Gambler

Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: March 27, 2020, 08:16:18 PM »
I was wondering about that, Tor.

When melange freezes onto the shelf and then breaks up, it's not a calving. This is what you are saying, isn't it?

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 27, 2020, 06:37:09 PM »
Total tests 579k.

Germany does half a million per week! Population 1/4 of the US.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:50:59 PM »
Guys, for the 100th time. Wearing a mask is absolutely common in China. It had absolutely not the effect to contain the virus. Not at all. You are chasing a phantom!

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:31:36 PM »
The phrase "life unworthy of life" (in German: "Lebensunwertes Leben") was a Nazi designation for the segments of the populace which, according to the Nazi regime of the time, had no right to live

Link >>

Trump's death cult finally says it: Time to kill the "useless eaters" for capitalism. Republicans say the quiet part out loud: Americans must die of the coronavirus in order to save capitalism

Link >>

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 27, 2020, 12:40:51 PM »
Let's see how this herd immunity thing works out for him.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 26, 2020, 06:30:38 PM »
The US Covid corporate bonus bailout costs about $18,000 per citizen.

So Congress is taking $18,000 from your future, giving $16,800 to corporations and giving you back a check for $1,200.

Just sayin'.

Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: March 26, 2020, 05:20:01 PM »
Masks can be seen as temporary vaccines. With good mask use, most social tasks can resume with minimal risk.

Donald, is that you?

Calling a mask equal to a vaccine is some serious denialism shit. I can't believe this!

The forum / Re: Arctic Sea Ice Forum Humor
« on: March 26, 2020, 04:39:43 PM »
Another general note: Horoscopes are always a joke, but i never find them to be funny.

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