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Consequences / Re: Near Term Human Extinction
« on: February 02, 2020, 10:54:08 PM »
Hi BC I don't post much but I do read a lot. Your contributions on this forum are much appreciated!

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019 melting season
« on: July 04, 2019, 12:56:34 PM »
The ice and the jet stream are munted! Look out world weather!

Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: June 18, 2019, 07:02:46 AM »
How about the aerosol masking effect - an inconvenient truth that XR ignores.

I am very much involved in XR and am very aware of the aerosol masking effect. Some scientists predict + 4C temperature change if all industrial industry stopped. Hopefully this will be mitigated as industrial activity will be phased out over time... hopefully...

Consequences / Re: The Holocene Extinction
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:53:34 AM »
Thanks Tom for all those great articles! Makes it very very clear how really truly fucked we are!

Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: May 17, 2019, 04:45:43 PM »
Nelson council in New Zealand declared a climate emergency yesterday (May 16th 2019). I believe Really Big Bunny (James Moran) played a role in this dramatic moment occurring!

Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:24:04 PM »
Declare a climate emergency!
We may have the numbers in Nelson Council in New Zealand to declare a climate emergency on 16th May. This is very exciting! The framework is about positive opportunities this will provide for our community.

Arctic sea ice / Re: When will the Arctic Go Ice Free?
« on: May 11, 2019, 10:55:34 PM »
#Tim thanks for watching the video! It was really worth watching. Plays with your preconceptions of the participants.

Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The 'Very Big Chunk' poll
« on: May 11, 2019, 10:13:04 PM »
Looking back through the years on Worldview, the ice in the Lincoln Sea on May 11th 2019 looks far more broken up than any other year.

Arctic sea ice / Re: When will the Arctic Go Ice Free?
« on: May 11, 2019, 05:39:05 AM »
In this highly interesting interview published on May 08, 2019, Wieslaw Maslowski talks with Guy McPherson about Arctic Ice. You might recall In 2012 Maslowski published a paper projecting the arctic would be ice free in 2016 + or - 3 years.

Science / Re: Woods and Trees: Embodied carbon and albedo
« on: April 25, 2019, 04:18:44 AM »
I didn't know trees released methane. Maybe the destruction of earth's forests is a factor in rising levels of methane in the atmosphere?

Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: April 19, 2019, 05:05:35 AM »
Yours truely demanding the Nelson Council in New Zealand declare a climate emergency. See short video at link below.

If not now, when?
If not me, who?

Consequences / Re: The Holocene Extinction
« on: April 13, 2019, 10:13:30 PM »
2026 The year all wild animals will be gone.
What's your thoughts?
Follow link below.

Policy and solutions / Re: What type of transportation do you use?
« on: April 13, 2019, 10:04:01 PM »
Electric bicycle

Here in New Zealand... We'll just keep digging ourselves out while we can.

The politics / Re: Brazil just elected a fascist
« on: October 29, 2018, 05:38:34 AM »
Ditto zizek

Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: October 25, 2018, 06:30:06 PM »
Wow! Thanks Wipneus. Seems pretty ominous for PIG.

Permafrost / Re: Arctic Methane Release
« on: September 26, 2018, 09:03:40 AM »
Thanks Tor, still seems to be a general belief that methane just disappears rather than continues to be a long term contributor to green house gases in the atmosphere. 

Permafrost / Re: Arctic Methane Release
« on: September 26, 2018, 03:34:39 AM »
It is an interesting article, if it is found to be happening more widely... Doesn't methane break down into CO2 and water? If so even though the methane disperses relatively quickly compared to CO2 it then adds to the CO2 in the atmosphere!

Consequences / Re: The Holocene Extinction
« on: September 15, 2018, 05:27:54 AM »
Please take 3 minutes to read the article at either of the links below. If this is happening in clean green New Zealand it's horrifying to think what is happening in the rest of the world.

Consequences / Re: Heatwaves
« on: July 31, 2018, 01:33:13 AM »
Yes the article points this out.

Consequences / Re: Global Surface Air Temperatures
« on: July 28, 2018, 11:55:16 PM »
My mistake Oren, thanks for your reply. I still can't fathom why Arctic area generally is not showing warmer than normal compared to base period. Should of posted in silly questions!

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018 melting season
« on: July 28, 2018, 08:45:07 AM »
WOW!!! What a ride. From a ho-hum beginning to the melt season to a really exciting conclusion, and, why does the melt season need to end... Volume is the key not extent. Been missing those regular PIOMAS posts.  I'm holding on to my armchair monitoring the Arctic sea ice. Much thanks to all who have posted.

Consequences / Re: Wildfires
« on: July 27, 2018, 09:20:44 AM »
Wow, this looks really bad. Unconfirmed reports part of Redding CA has been destroyed. Midnight there currently so hard to know what is going down. See live link below.

Consequences / Re: Global Surface Air Temperatures
« on: July 24, 2018, 01:14:52 PM »
Is it just me interpreting the NASA graph incorrectly? Or is there a major error here. Can you spot it?

The rest / Re: A must read
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:43:55 PM »
I have been trying to access his site for some time since his somewhat erratic last post. Please come back Robertscribler!

Consequences / Re: Wildfires
« on: July 21, 2018, 04:44:14 AM »
Sweden's wildfires: how this year compares with the last decade. Spot the anomaly?

The rest / Re: I'm a fool
« on: July 20, 2018, 12:13:00 PM »
I know a lot about being a fool  8)

Frank Sinatra sure knew about being a fool back in 1940...

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: June 30, 2018, 02:44:08 AM »
NASA is due to send up ICESat - 2 in a few weeks, I wander if this will provide a clearer picture regarding sea ice area and extent data...

After launch, the fast-firing laser and sensitive detectors aboard ICESat-2 will allow it to collect precise measurements of Earth’s height. The mission is designed to focus on changes in the ice sheets and sea ice in Antarctica and the Arctic, where warming temperatures are having dramatic effects. The satellite will track the changes in these polar regions and around the globe.

Launch is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2018

For more information on ICESat-2, visit:

For updates on ICESat-2 and its Delta II at Vandenberg, visit:

For more information about NASA launches, visit:

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018 melting season
« on: June 07, 2018, 03:13:48 AM »
Nice summary of Arctic ice conditions from National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

Consequences / The Holocene Extinction
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:27:38 PM »

There have been a number of topics and posts on this forum from all over the world regarding the current mass extinction event. Please read (at least) the summary of the following New Zealand Government Report published on 19.4.18.

Summary of the key findings from the report:

•Our soil is affected by erosion and intensive agriculture:

◦192 million tonnes of soil are lost every year from erosion – 44 percent of this is from pasture.

◦Soil quality testing shows 2 out of 7 indicators give reason for concern, with 48 percent of tested sites outside the target range for phosphorus content and macroporosity.

•Nearly 83 percent of our native birds, bats, reptiles, and frogs are classified as threatened or at risk of extinction (between 2010 and 2016).

•20 species of birds improved their conservation status (between 2012 and 2016).

•As well as loss of native vegetation across the country, coastal and lowland habitats continued to reduce.

•There have been significant shifts in land use in the last two decades:

◦10 percent increase in the total size of our towns and cities (between 1996 and 2012).

◦42 percent increase in the area of land used for dairy, and a 20 percent decrease in area used for sheep and beef (between 2002 and 2016).

◦shift in the past 15 years to higher numbers of animals farmed per hectare, especially in dairy.

◦net loss of 71,000 hectares of native land cover (between 1996 and 2012).

◦7 percent decrease in total area of land in agricultural production (between 2002 and 2012).

For the entire paper please follow the link below:

Consequences / Re: Climate change, the ocean, agriculture, and FOOD
« on: January 25, 2018, 11:01:14 AM »
I hear you Bruce!

Antarctica / Re: Sea Ice Extent around Antarctica
« on: January 25, 2018, 10:20:27 AM »

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: December 14, 2017, 01:04:10 AM »
Nice summary, thanks A-Team!!!

Glaciers / Grey Glacier, Southern Chile
« on: November 29, 2017, 09:04:11 AM »
Nice pics of Grey Glacier calving in Southern Chile.

Part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field of Chile and Argentina, Grey Glacier covered 104 square miles when it was measured in 1996. By 2007, when this photograph was taken by astronauts from the International Space Station, the glacier had shrunk considerably, as seen in a comparative false-color image. Scientists think increased regional temperatures and changes in the amount of precipitation have led to more ice calving off as free-floating chunks, and less ice being replenished each year.

Developers Corner / Related research in the Arctic
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:21:34 PM »
I came across this interesting research happening in the arctic using remote sailboats. Really interesting blog. Take a look!

NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) or "NOAA Research" provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other parts of NOAA, OAR enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally. NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) is a federal laboratory that makes critical observations and conducts groundbreaking research to advance our knowledge of the global ocean and its interactions with the earth, atmosphere, ecosystems, and climate. And the Innovative Technology for Arctic Exploration program leads the development and deployment of innovative technologies in the harsh and extreme environment of the Arctic.

Consequences / Re: Places becoming less livable
« on: October 22, 2017, 06:11:12 AM »
That was a great read. I didn't know about Cape Coral. Thanks Sigmetnow!

Walking the walk / Re: Zero-Carbon Farming and Living via the Acorn Path
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:27:06 AM »
Hi Clare, please see my pot in Consequences, places becoming less liveable thread :)

Consequences / Re: Places becoming less livable
« on: September 30, 2017, 03:06:05 AM »
New Zealand's intensive dairy farming has resulting in insane pollution of waterways! People are believing an illusion that New Zealand is clean and green. See the attached Aljazeera 2 part documentary (This takes you to the second part if the document that contains a link to the first part of the documentary).

Also see Te Waikoropupu Springs web site at the address below. Some of the most pure water in the world and one of the most beautiful places in the world is becoming polluted!!! Cow's grazing beside these springs!!! Unbelievable!

Arctic sea ice / Re: IJIS
« on: September 27, 2017, 08:20:23 PM »
 :'( Sorry to see this thread discontinue!

Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2017
« on: September 14, 2017, 05:08:48 PM »
Typhoon Talim current path projection

Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2017
« on: September 14, 2017, 04:58:45 PM »
Current cyclones, hurricanes and global sea surface temperatures

The rest / Re: Favorite songs about Nature
« on: September 02, 2017, 02:05:14 PM »
Here's another favorite from way back by Nick Drake - Hazy Jane II

Consequences / Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« on: September 02, 2017, 01:36:47 PM »
I don't mean to be an alarmist... Is it just me, or do others also notice the rapid deterioration of the world climate? The world is on fire! (I remember when Jimmy Morrison sang that) Fires no longer behave as Firefighters expect them to. Places around the world are breaking their hottest temperatures yearly and it's almost too hot for humans to survive in many places. Severe famine is effecting so many people and crops are unable to grow in many places. There are super hurricanes and flooding to an extent and to levels that have never been seen. I'm finding it really hard to go to work and try to convince my clients they have no reason to be anxious!   :'(

Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2017
« on: August 27, 2017, 12:33:06 PM »
OMG I can't bring myself to believe the rainfall extent in Houston and surrounds is really happening. I have been tuned in since Harvey hit land and it is happening as predicted. The people of Houston did not prepare for this. Best wishes to all affected! :'(

Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2017
« on: August 27, 2017, 07:53:45 AM »
Great live streaming as Houston is very quickly going under water right now. Some areas getting 6-7 inches per hour. Great viewing at link below!

Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2017
« on: August 26, 2017, 02:43:28 AM »
Interesting live feed to follow Harvey below:

Can anyone suggest better live sites?

Permafrost / Re: Arctic Coastal Change
« on: August 20, 2017, 08:11:14 AM »
Thanks for including us in your adventures BFTV. Looking forward to your next instalment!

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