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The forum / PHPSESSID
« on: August 31, 2020, 06:32:29 PM »

The rest / Unsorted
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:50:23 AM »
I do not know where to put it, but it seems interesting to me:

UK politic
"Corbyn Rocks Parliament After Top Tory Ministers Resign"

The rest / Scalar waves
« on: April 09, 2016, 09:20:49 PM »
Scalar waves, how much do we know about them ?
Do you have something about it, of a value, to share with us?

Kids, be afraid, !

Walking the walk / Weeds and wild-growing plants
« on: September 20, 2015, 01:31:45 PM »
Growing weeds is easy, basicaly you keep mower off that area ;)

Weeds? Best food I ate from the garden this year was Common Purslane (delicious and very healthy). 2nd best was Amaranth leaves. For past 6 years I weeded these "weeds".
By not weeding at all everything else did way better. My hypothesis after research is that this was because I didn't need to water as often as there was much less evaporation. By watering less often the root system was more stable (root ends die back when flooded and too dry).

Common Purslane is on my "to try" list for a few years already, I knew that Med(iterranean) people use them but I never tried. I see from your profile you are from Greece, I see no many members from Med area here, welcome! And thank you, I will try that next year. Tušt (or portulak) is local name - lat. Portulaca oleracea.

My best "weed" so far is kopriva (common nettle, lat. Urtica dioica), prepared as spinach but tastes better, and with a bit (a 5 %) of narrowleaf plantain, Plantago lanceolata, added even more better :-)

Hopefully, other members will add their experiance.

The rest / Meta-human
« on: September 20, 2013, 01:24:43 PM »
Let me define meta-human as a human aware of metagenome and its meaning.

It is fresh new breakthrough of natural science:

Notes from Café:
   Dr. Ehrlich's dream, Personalized Medicine
   Effect on BAU
   Metagenomic's breakthrough 
   Video, understand the importance of gut microbiota

   Gut Microbiota World Watch
   Online information centre to expand knowledge about the topic and its importance for health and quality of life among the media and society in general.

More to follow, work in progress...

In short:
   I'm as earthling composition of 150+ species, my own well being strongly depends on them.
Thinking progressively, how can I enhance cooperation with them, hmm...
Meanwhile, wherever I go I'm not alone. :)

Policy and solutions / Cause vs. Consequence
« on: August 28, 2013, 11:53:38 AM »
Recent entry "What To Do? (Part 2)" on Azimuth blog starts with:
The XXXXXXXXX Foundation has an open, aggressive, and entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy. Our goal is to produce substantial, widespread and lasting changes to society that will maximize opportunity and minimize injustice. We tap into the minds of fearless thinkers who have big, bold, transformational ideas, and work with them to invest in strategies designed to solve persistent problems.
John Baez:
Assume they could spend 1-10 million dollars on a really good idea, and assume you really want to help the world.  What idea would you suggest?
Eric Brown (commenter from G+):
In general our lack of progress at addressing the most pressing global problems is because we either aren't looking at solving the root issue, or because we just don't think/believe that it possible to achieve. Most of said problems are essentially fallout from the wrong people/corporations/leaders being in control of things, basically manipulating the resources available to them to further their own ends.
John Baez:
Eric Brown wrote: "As it turns out, there is a fairly straightforward approach to addressing this root issue, working with the existing infrastructure (as opposed to trying to destabilize or replace it)."

Concretely speaking, what might you do if a foundation gave you 1-10 million dollars to use as you saw fit?

My answer: Nothing.
Net result of potential John's involment into that I see as negative.
That is locking him in a 1-10 M worth project about dealing with consequences,
i.e. 'putting him aside' by stealing his time which he could possibly use to think about the cause(s).

My 2 cents only. (beware of my english :-)

The forum / The purpose of the Forum
« on: August 24, 2013, 11:57:11 AM »
What is the purpose of this Forum, to parrot official view ?

I'm sure it is not, that would be very boring, purpose is mentioned somewhere here earlier but let's make it clear.

BTW: Isn't a risk of bad things to happen leaving CC/AGW stuff only to people payed to do that too high?

"What If ?" is the question which members puts often and that is what keeps me here.

Some members give us privilege to peek into their projects and preliminary results (forecasts included), even in Trial&Error phase. That is not only interesting, that is exciting too. Add to that 'brainstorming' present in various threads...
Interesting & exciting, indeed.

The rest / Fukushima leak emergency: LIVE UPDATES
« on: August 21, 2013, 10:55:56 PM »
I see Fukushima nuclear disaster mentioned in several ASIF threads, hence this one.

Looks like something bad is going on there, again.

"Fukushima leak emergency: LIVE UPDATES" opened August 10, 2013 at:

Policy and solutions / Geoengineering, another rush for money?
« on: June 08, 2013, 10:41:24 AM »
What is the plan for that not to happen?

Arctic background / Mapping the changing Arctic landscape
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:01:10 PM »
BarentsObserver has article "New web tool maps Arctic nature and activities".

ArkGIS (Arctic Geographical Information System):

ArkGIS (Arctic Geographical Information System) is a free, interactive mapping platform that combines and integrates existing data about the environment and human activity in the Arctic. The web-platform allows any user to download pre-made maps and videos, as well as developing customized maps on their own, using an interactive map service.

Why ArkGIS?

Melting of the ice, increased shipping activities and a run for resources: The Arctic areas have become hot topics in public debate. But trying to keep the overview of natural values and human activities in the high north has never been an easy task. Through the web tool mapping both nature and activities, WWF hopes to be able to make relevant information universally available – in a very visible manner.

Who is ArkGIS for?

Arctic decision makers, stakeholders and anyone who wishes to learn and to explore the Arctic landscape. ArkGIS products are freely available on a non-commercial basis. All use requires proper referencing and the use of logos provided for each downloadable product. This is provided automatically on the maps and videos you download or print from

Arctic background / Polar Shipping Routes
« on: May 26, 2013, 01:40:09 PM »
Polar Shipping Routes page (Rodrigue, J-P et al. (2012) The Geography of Transport Systems, Hofstra University, Department of Global Studies & Geography, gives basic information and map.

Asian Venture ship (vehicles carrier) is according to SailWX at position N 88°42' E 053°40'. That fits Transpolar Sea Route.
I have no information is any icebreaker escorting the ship.

BTW: Thinking about NP40 which is not too far away.

The rest / Siberia
« on: May 12, 2013, 06:13:47 PM »
The purpose and the title of this topic has been changed.
Siberia: huge area, scarce information. Let's gather some.

Interdisciplinary curriculum: Siberia and the Circumpolar Arctic

Lena River  is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean.
Spring is already at the rivers source in the Baikal Mountains, and wildfires too.

Lena River estuary today, attached:

Consequences / Earth 2100, movie
« on: May 05, 2013, 12:29:53 PM »
For some reason I haven't seen before, watching it now...

More about "What If":

To survive the future, first you have to imagine it.

BTW: I've found it at the new website, ClimateState.

Arctic sea ice / Polar Jet Stream
« on: April 24, 2013, 10:54:03 AM »
What a jumbled jet stream, attached:

The rest / Missing Big Picture
« on: April 21, 2013, 10:35:09 AM »
Taken from "AGW in general » Consequences » When and how bad?":
...Maybe this thread is only about worst case projections for humans but to ignore worst case for so many other lifeforms is shortsighted at best or simply suicidal.

So, what guide us in our thinking?

Basic definitions, used further in text:
We = Human race.
Biota = We and other lifeforms.
Earth+ = the planet and its Biota.      

Do We have any Big Plan or are We just wobbling around?

1. What/Who We are ?
The best what I have as explanation for myself I call Enfant Model,
roughly, We are bunch of kids prone to foolish and dangerous things.
Mentored by Nature which teach us By Example.

2. Where are we (the planet & Biota) now ?
Current state of Earth+.

3. Where is Earth+ heading ?

4. What We want/can to do ?
Save Humans, Civilization, other lifeforms... a part or all of that, what?

Enfants doing that, a paradox?

What about Polls for it?

If you have desire/time to open a topics for 1..4 please do that.

Gone hunting a beer.

The rest / Arctic Café
« on: April 01, 2013, 01:42:14 PM »
:) Welcome! :) Come in and make yourself comfortable,

Put a coin in ...
Give a link to something you find interesting...
Tell us something...

The rest / Putting stuff into perspective
« on: March 26, 2013, 08:43:39 AM »
Consider this topic as an oposite to When there is no metric, 'magic' enters
i.e. as something like "When metric enters, 'magic' bows".

I hope you'll enjoy it, lets start:

"The Scale of the Universe 2" at

The rest / It's official
« on: March 20, 2013, 06:52:12 AM »
NH Spring 2013. is here.
from pole to pole.

, isn't it.

Time to reserve a seat...

The rest / Petition
« on: March 18, 2013, 04:58:39 PM »
Dr. Myneni's petition to protect Earth from climate change
Professor Myneni of Boston University's Department of Earth & Environment, co-author of the greening Arctic study, has developed a simple one-sentence petition that he hopes one billion people will sign by Earth Day, 2014:

Dear Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon,

We, the People of the Earth, request You to act judiciously and expeditiously to protect the Earth from anthropogenic climate change.

People of the Earth

The petition, which I have signed, is at:, and was recently featured by Discovery News.

Jeff Masters

Just signed,

The rest / Organizing/Connecting Stuff
« on: March 07, 2013, 10:25:59 AM »
I like subjects where I don't have to stretch my english too much ;)

Agreement is the good stuff in science; it's the high fives.
But it is easy to think we're in agreement, when really we're not. Modelling our thoughts on heuristics and pictures may be convenient for quick travel down the road, but we're liable to miss our turnoff at the first mile. The danger is in mistaking our convenient conceptualizations for what's actually there. It is imperative that we have the ability at any time to ground out in reality.
What does that mean?
Entry point:

Or go directly to:

Good read, deserves the link on my Desktop and time to ponder it.
1st application I see: (re)organizing stuff kept in the head & improving insight.

The rest / When there is no metric, 'magic' enters
« on: February 27, 2013, 11:17:00 AM »
... and (we) I don't like that, so...

Thumbs Up for the people crunching Gigabytes and Terabytes of data searching for better measure.

Greenland and Arctic Circle / NEGIS outlet
« on: February 22, 2013, 06:26:04 PM »
"The effect of the north-east ice stream on the Greenland ice sheet in changing climates" by R. Greve and S. Otsu, 2007.

"The Jakobshavn ice stream (JIS) in central west Greenland is a highly localized fast-flow feature,
the speed of which has doubled since 1995 and reaches extremely large values of up to 13 km/a (Joughin et al., 2004).
By contrast, the north-east Greenland ice stream (NEGIS), discovered first by European Space Agency's ERS-1 satellite,
is a large fast-flow feature with a length of ~500 km and a maximum width of ~100 km. The NEGIS branches into three major
outlet glaciers close to the coast, where flow velocities of up to 1.2 km/a are reached (Joughin et al., 2001),
an order of magnitude less than for the JIS."

Coast around outlets is usually clogged with sea ice and that is also helped by small islands there.

2008-07-31: Watching MODIS imaginary for that area I did catch this:

11:00 UTC:

15:30 UTC:

My rude estimate:
9000 km^2 of 5 years old sea ice cracked in a couple of hours, cracks a mile+ wide and 60+ miles long.

Speed of cracks opening, sounds accompanied, burst of sea filling empty scene... exceeds my imagination.
I was highly impressed by that moment!
What to think about huge cracks in Arctic reported on Neven's blog this winter ?
Interesting melt season follows.

The rest / Day After
« on: February 22, 2013, 08:01:31 AM »
:) Good morning all.
218 Posts in 28 Topics by 103 Members, and counting...
Probability drive is gonna fire...
I need a tea...

The rest / A Hello to GW
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:00:38 PM »
I just want to say a Hello to Gray-Wolf which I admire,
from here:

The forum / [Solved] How to embed a video ?
« on: February 21, 2013, 05:59:54 PM »
A trick from other forum do not works:

Possible solution #1: (for mods)
"Two huge media mods: Gallery, and Auto-embedder for 200+ sites like YouTube, DailyMotion, etc."

Possible solution #2:
"How to embed YouTube vids, without needing a mod."

Example as per above
<a href=";" target="_blank" class="new_win">;</a>
do not work.
Possible solution for it, we need mod:
Admin -> Posts and topics -> Post Settings -> Embed flash into posts

Any other ideas?

The rest / Hello from Croatia, and Thanks for all the Fish
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:21:44 AM »
Finding Neven's blog a year ago made my lurkers life much easier :)
More or less all the authors/bloggers of a stuff I watched before was there, and much more, wow!
...and now the Forum... much appreciated!  8)

Relaxation item:
Form [youtube]ojydNb3Lrrs[/youtube] do not works, testing.

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