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Climate deniers go after AOC, Greta Thunberg with sexist attacks

Why do i have to share a planet with such scumbags?

Must have been a very very evil worm in a former life...

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: Today at 03:12:56 PM »
Holy cow, that's a lot of export! 😳

Confined to the right side of the floating direction, so in my assumption, this is not only wind-driven but an actual surface current (as modeled by Mercator - see post above).

Now the question is i guess, has the wind caused the current? Fact is, the wind was stronger in the south end of the channel. Perhaps it caused some kind of undertow.

If so, is this the kickstart for a persistent winter current?

Edit: It came to my attention that users obviously expect an animation when the file is a GIF. The below GIF is not one but a still picture. It's a JPG i converted to GIF for file size reduction. I am very sorry if i confused someone. Your computer is NOT broken.

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: Today at 12:51:41 PM »
.. southward and southerly mean the opposite .. b.c.

That's some useful information, B.C. :D

Thanks for the correction.

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I like that you can relay more info in 400 kb than some can in 40,000

I know some tricks, my friend. ;)

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: Today at 10:13:30 AM »
This is a GIF showing 1 ½ month worth of sea surface height (SSH), the last frame is the forecast for the 24th.

I assume the model takes the high over the north pole into account? SSH changes might explain the modeled current?

Exciting times!

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: Today at 09:56:41 AM »
Now that the Kane Basin is almost floe free, we have some export due to southward winds and new floes from the north should arrive soon.

The weather is calmer, for now, even reverses wind direction tomorrow, but new stiff northerly winds are forecasted beginning Thursday, therefore, more export is to expect.

Mercator interestingly models a current.

Edit!

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I do not get your humor (just hoping it is humor, what I do not get).

Same!

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Dictionary

handler
/ˈhandlə/
noun: handler; plural noun: handlers
1.
a person who handles or deals with certain articles or commodities.
"a baggage handler"
a device which handles certain articles or substances.
"the company launched three telescopic handlers"
2.
a person who trains or has charge of an animal, in particular a police officer in charge of a dog.
3.
a person who trains or manages another person.
a person who trains and acts as second to a boxer.
a publicity agent.
a person who directs the activities of a spy or other freelance agent.

To those who call Greta a puppet of handlers, which definition of the word are you implying and for what reason?

In general, i have the impression the word is negatively connoted and i see it as a smear if used in the context of Greta.

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Business oligarch

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Business oligarchs are generally business magnates who control sufficient resources to influence national politics.[1][2]
A business leader can be considered an oligarch if they satisfy the following conditions:
- they are among the largest private owners in the country
- they possess sufficient political power to promote their own interests
- they control multiple businesses, which intensively coordinate their activities.

Link >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_oligarch

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The rest / Re: Systemic Isolation
« on: Today at 06:01:38 AM »
Try mindfulness then. ;)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2019 sea ice area and extent data
« on: Today at 05:41:16 AM »
We are celebrating the Independence of México

Why do i hear Speedy Gonzales yelling "¡Arriba, Arriba! ¡Ándale, Ándale!" now?

Have a lot of fun Juan.  8)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Freezing Season For Dummies
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:36:58 PM »
Let's take this to the forum decorum thread, shall we?


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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:36:27 PM »
The freezing season is about to start again and we need to give space to the professionals that don't like us amateurs messing up their thread. That's why I created this "thread for dummies" (aka people without a scientific background) that are concerned about the climate and want to discuss it without being bitched by the "professionals".
bitched by the "professionals" ?

ooooo! miaow

I can bitch! Does that make me a professional too?


Let me bitch a little too, please. :)

To the professionals, please give new users time to acclimate to the dynamics of the forum. This is a very different place than some other social media outlets, so stay patient.

When someone misbehaves in your view, please stay kind. Most of the newbs mean well but are not aware of the etiquette. Take Tom, who got massive hate for opening new threads. I mean, what the fuck? Heard of proportionality gentlemen?

Freegrass is here to learn and he found his animations to be a positive contribution. Others encouraged him including me and when i asked him to make the file size (way) smaller he immediately complied. Yes, one can ask nicely.

Here is to the new users, perhaps observe the space a little before jumping in too fast. Ask more if there is something unclear! Don't get frustrated if there is no answer right away, ask again.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« on: September 15, 2019, 03:35:36 PM »
Investors with $11 trillion in assets pledge shift from fossil fuels, report says

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CAPE TOWN – Institutional investors holding assets worth $11 trillion have now pledged to divest from fossil fuel assets, a significant jump in the number committing to clean energy, a report said on Monday.

A growing number of investment and wealth funds have been looking to pull away from fossil fuels and shift to renewables, especially since the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change

...

The $11 trillion figure represents around 16 percent of the total global equity markets in 2018, the organizers said, citing World Bank figures.

Link >> https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/09/10/business/investors-11-trillion-assets-pledge-shift-fossil-fuels-report/

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The forum / Re: GIF size, your Internet, and what is usable?
« on: September 15, 2019, 03:28:32 PM »
Seems pretty much what I put together

Yep, we are pretty much in agreement on that. :)

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The rest / Re: Who should be the Democratic nominee for President in 2020?
« on: September 15, 2019, 03:24:26 PM »
Pretty funny and entertaining debate recap.

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Exclusive: Bernie Sanders Talks About His Debate Performance | Useful Idiots


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Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars Part Deux
« on: September 15, 2019, 03:07:33 PM »
Sigmetnow, it's rare, but i have to disagree on this one. You wouldn't dramatically lower the average speed with a speed limit. But you would cut off the unhealthy spikes.

It has been tested a gazillion times on German Autobahn. You let a Porsche and a Smart drive from Hamburg to Munich. The Porsche would travel as fast as possible while the Smart goes at constantly lowish speed. The Porsche will be there 15-30 Minutes earlier only for this 8h trip.

From a traffic flow perspective, a speed limit has proven to lower the rate of congestions, so you even upper the average speed in the conurbation.

So no, there would be no productivity loss.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: When will the Arctic Go Ice Free?
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:48:55 PM »
We can't possibly know!

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:48:24 PM »
That's a shame. :(

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: September 15, 2019, 01:48:09 PM »
Yeah, that's what i mean. :)

Thanks for the correction, Jim.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Nullschool Animations
« on: September 15, 2019, 01:31:38 PM »
blumenkraft and others can vouch for that .

I hereby do! :)

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: September 15, 2019, 11:21:21 AM »
That's odd. EQ-Browser shows them but Playground doesn't.  ???

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019 melting season
« on: September 15, 2019, 09:38:01 AM »
Oddly satisfying ice drift forecast for 23.09. via Mercator.

The second pic the todays ice drift model.

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The forum / Re: ASIF Statistics
« on: September 15, 2019, 08:00:40 AM »
That's correct.

It's reasonable to assume that a spike in interest would also cause a spike in sign-ups anyway.

On the other hand, we are talking about big numbers here. It would be very very odd if a 2x interest would only produce lurking interest.

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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:05:27 AM »
Orange President Blames Light Bulbs for Making Him Orange

Link >> https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-president-blames-light-bulbs-orange-884499/

State of affairs on bizarro earth.

Meanwhile, people die in concentration camps and tens of thousands are getting disappeared by the government.

The US Has “Disappeared” More Than 42,000 Migrants. Where’s the Outrage?

Link >> https://truthout.org/articles/the-us-has-disappeared-more-than-42000-migrants-wheres-the-outrage/

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The forum / Re: ASIF Statistics
« on: September 15, 2019, 06:41:47 AM »
Not a lot of new sign-ups though.

How sure are we this page view count is not caused by bots?

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The forum / Re: GIF size, your Internet, and what is usable?
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:10:26 PM »
I wasn't aware MP4s loads in the background until Oren mentioned it earlier today. And i bet i'm not the only one. People upload big files in the (false) hope it wouldn't download on the user's side.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019 melting season
« on: September 14, 2019, 06:19:30 PM »
Animated gifs are roughly 3 times larger for the content I prepare.


Is that so? When an MP4 autoloads in backgroud no matter what (as i recently learned - thanks Oren!!), and everyone opening the thread causing IP traffic, the 'click to play' GIF (>700px) would save a shitton of traffic.


That said, i do enjoy your and Freegrass' animations and i do find them valuable. :)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019 melting season
« on: September 14, 2019, 06:04:47 PM »
I too have been called a troll, so I know how that feels.

I've been called much worse things than "troll" over the years:


None of you both deserves to be called that!

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The forum / Re: Suggestions
« on: September 14, 2019, 05:47:47 PM »
The current problem is with mp4 files. Although they require a click to play they still load into the browser. If DM or Neven can disable this autoloading and just load a thumbnail it would fix everything.

HA! I knew there is something fishy going on with MP4. :D

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The forum / Re: Suggestions
« on: September 14, 2019, 05:47:08 PM »
You can change that for yourself - choose modify profile

Awesome, Gerontocrat! Thanks for the hint.

B.C., this one might save your data plan! \o/

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The forum / Re: Suggestions
« on: September 14, 2019, 03:37:23 PM »
Suggestion:

Reduce post shown per thread to 20 (now 50).

This would reduce bits moved per thread opened by default. Fewer bits to load for users and deliver for the forum server.

@Neven, what do you think?



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Policy and solutions / Re: Insurance Industry Policies and Climate Change
« on: September 14, 2019, 12:13:28 PM »
Well, the Greens in Germany gained some ground recently. I think CDU politicians are in fear of losing the majority in the next election which is a reasonable analysis.

So the CDU is doing what they do, they overtake their opposition on their message.

They went totally anti-immigrant to fight the AfD in 2015.

So what they are doing now IMHO is trying to be more green than the Greens to fight them.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: "Stupid" Questions :o
« on: September 14, 2019, 09:23:18 AM »
I would say this is due to the low solar altitude, Wallen.

Happy to be corrected on this.

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'Status OK' while three meters below the sea surface.  ???

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Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars Part Deux
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:56:57 AM »
A slow transition is ought to come. Nothing special has to be done for it. Just watch renewables become cheaper and cheaper and let the market do its thing.

But we don't have the time for a slow transition. The time for incrementalism is over. Incrementalism is exactly what mankind did wrong in the last 30 years.

It's either revolution or demise.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:40:20 AM »
To shame those "who need shaming".
...
It needs a little (looking) school girl to get that across...

Even Kant needed way more words to say that.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars Part Deux
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:32:17 AM »
Personally, i would make it 30km/h innercity (because everything above 30 is madness when there are kids around), 70 km/h outercity (because wild animals realize your speed below 80 only), and 90 km/h on Autobahn/highway (because everything above 90 makes the drag unreasonable).

And i would make it strict, as in 'if you go faster you get your driver license nulled'.

Additionally, i would regulate the maximum amount of recourses used for a car. I would basically ban supercars. Those are madness by default.

I do think there should be perks for EVs, but loosen the speed limit should not be one.

My hometown offers free parking everywhere for EVs. That's a nice perk IMHO.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Nullschool Animations
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:02:13 AM »
I hope others like it like i do! :D

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Antarctica / Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« on: September 13, 2019, 08:25:55 PM »
Interestingly, it also moves along with the tides.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:19:46 PM »
No, paranoid androids are more human. ;)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:41:06 PM »

You can tell this Marvin guy is a moron because he calls everyone not denying CC 'the left'.

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The rest / Re: Who should be the Democratic nominee for President in 2020?
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:07:57 PM »
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Play the radio, make sure the television, excuse me, make sure you have a record player on at night, make sure that kids hear words, a kid coming from a very poor school, or a very poor background, will hear four fewer words spoken by the time they get there.

You can't say if trump or Biden, can you?

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The rest / Re: Who should be the Democratic nominee for President in 2020?
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:02:24 PM »
One positive thing about Joe Biden, he recognises a president when he sees one.

Biden mistakenly refers to Sanders as 'the president' during debate

Link >> https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/461208-biden-mistakenly-refers-to-sanders-as-the-president-during-debate

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Nullschool Animations
« on: September 13, 2019, 01:36:01 PM »
I'm not sure if this is comprehensible, or just confusing.

It is really awesome. !!

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Nullschool Animations
« on: September 13, 2019, 08:43:15 AM »
This one is most useful. If you could merge the temps in there that would be perfect.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: September 13, 2019, 06:34:12 AM »

 They do not want to build good mainstream electric cars because if they do they destroy the decades and billions of dollars they have invested in ICE.

Exactly! It's called the sunk cost fallacy and it's a real thing. It's omnipresent in the car industry in Germany.

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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: September 12, 2019, 04:36:02 PM »
Creator of Stanford Prison Experiment on Trump's camps: It's how Nazi guards behaved



Link >> https://www.salon.com/2019/09/12/creator-of-stanford-prison-experiment-on-trumps-camps-its-how-nazi-guards-behaved/

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Wow, that's weird.

Welcome, Nuke. :)

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Policy and solutions / Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:33:55 PM »
This is Jane Goodall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Goodall

PS: I can imagine today is quite a big day for Greta.  :D

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:29:37 PM »
Comparison  ~10th of September in Kane Basin 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 via Sentinel.

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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency
« on: September 12, 2019, 12:39:50 PM »
Hey trumpists, hope you are proud of yourselves.

This is taken from r/politics. The reputation of NOAA destroyed instantly because your great dictator manchild can't admit to a mistake.

This is what fascism does...

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