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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019 melting season
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:22:09 AM »
I am at times amazed at the low quality English used by some of the native speakers on the forum

As a university professor in an English-speaking country, I can regretfully confirm that written English is weakening.

On the other hand, in a polyglot community like this one, just getting one’s meaning across is probably enough.

1. People who police others' informal writing on the internet deserve neither to be writing nor reading on the internet. It's petty. E.g., I *teach* EFL, yet rarely ever edit my posts anywhere on the internet and let tons of typos make their way into posterity, and occasional true errors... because it's petty to care about how people write on the internet!


Because... (<--- Don't do that, e.g.)

2. Bill is correct. The *only* point of language is to move an idea from one head to another(s). (<--- Don't do that, either.) Anything else is gravy; only formal writing need be as accurate as possible.

3. Playing language cop can get one into some rather embarrassing moments, such as using low-quality English to accuse others of using "low quality English," which, I believe, would mean they used English vulgarities very well. If we are to take your post as written, as opposed to as intended, you have stated in text the opposite of what you intended.  :o

This is called irony. And hypocrisy. (<-- Don't do that one neitherhow.)

So, don't be petty. It's pretty petty. It's a pity and peculiar to be petty per people being pithy with said people's prose, pacishe? (<--- Do this. Have fun, that is.)

 ;)  ;D 8)


Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019 melting season
« on: July 01, 2019, 04:07:04 PM »
Despite all of the hyperbole and wish casting, 2019 will not be in the top 3 lowest sea ice minimums on record in area or extent. We may not end up in the top 5 in a sea ice area metric (looking at UH AMSR2 and NSIDC daily data and extrapolating).

Wow, I didn't know you could predict the weather that far out, WD88!

Is it okay if I ban you if you are wrong, come September?  :)

Consequences / Re: Volcanoes
« on: July 01, 2019, 06:12:19 AM »
It is quite simple to calculate what it takes to produce SLR of 1m/yr. Bear in mind that this would entirely deglaciate GIS in 6 yr, WAIS in four and all of AIS in under a century.

I) Begin with the radiative imbalance of the order of 1watt/m^2 or about 1e22 J.yr
If all that went into ice melt (far from it in real life) that would be about 6 cm/yr or about the same as MWP1A
So to get 1myr you would need
a) radiative imbalance of 16 watt/m^2 or around 1e23 J/yr
b) all of it going into ice melt

II)  other source of heat of that magnitude in the system is the ocean. So if you can get aroung 1e23 J/yr outta the ocean and put it in the ice sheet you might manage. Sy by boiling the ocean and putting hot water deluge as rain on the ice sheets

III) or you could alternatively create a supervolcano under one of the icesheets, or something like the Siberian or Deccan traps under them

Color me entirely unconvinced. "Everything else is very vague" might be true if you dont know any physics. Or havent read any of the literature.

And if you will not do arithmetic, you are doomed to talk nonsense. What do they teach in schools nowadays ? Clearly not nearly enuf.


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