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That was a nice back-and-forth to vent some steam, but back on-topic again, s'il vous plaît.

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If everyone here would unite behind this lady and what she's saying - instead of sitting and waiting for the next lesser evil to be stuffed down their throat - there might be some hope for a better future:



PS Lately, Jimmy Dore has had quite a few progressive politicians on that were really eloquent, looked good and had convincing visions (like and ). Maybe they aren't as great as they seem, but if they are, I'm sure they could use your support. I'm also sure they deserve it more than any candidates that are backed by the Democratic Party establishment.

PPS I'm not so sure about Chelsea Manning. Somehow I didn't like the ad all that much, even though it should have pushed my buttons. On the other hand, she is a true American hero. And the fact that disgusting Corporate Democrats like Neera Tanden are her, also speaks in her favour.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Latest PIOMAS update (January update)
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:13:59 AM »
(1) Is snow depth on ice something which can be easily derived?  Are there gridded data sets which are able to provide that based on some sort of reasonably reliable sensor?

If only!  :(

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2017
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:27:40 PM »
Continue here.

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Consequences / Hurricane season 2018
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:27:10 PM »
Continued from here: Hurricane season 2017

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Arctic sea ice / Re: January Poll: JAXA Maximum
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:36:30 AM »
Here's a link to the December poll, for those - like me - who want to see what they voted.

I'm going down half a step as well, to '13.875 to 14.125 million'.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Updating the ASIG
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:12:58 AM »
Okay, I've received an answer:

Easy solution:  Add javascript to read the file dates.json in the directory for each variable.  This file contains a list of all the dated forecast directories and gets updated with each forecast run:

dates.json <edited the link just in case, N.>

and of course in the directory you can see the complete listing:

t2/ <edited the link just in case, N.>

In short, your js code willl open dates.json and read the first entry in order to get what you need to complete the directory path.

Easy solution...  :D :'(

Does anyone know where I can find such a script, or write one myself? And how do I work that into my HTML code on the ASIG? Will that even work on Google Sites?

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I've watched that first JD video. Can someone point me to arguments made by any of the fine elected Democrat representative to kill this amendment? Because Dore has a pretty forceful and convincing rant about how insane that is (and just for corporate profit). Does anyone have more context?

But they didn't vote for the tax bill which would've been passed anyway! So how can they be working for corporations instead of the American people?!  :o ::)

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Policy and solutions / Re: Nuclear Power
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:45:39 PM »
Thanks for that, Sig. That was an extremely good summary of why nuclear simply isn't an option (unless it's Gen IV, maybe).

I especially liked this part, which is often overlooked, and one of the reasons I'm not a fan of huge wind parks and or MegaPV in the Sahara:

Discussions of nuclear power also should not be detached from the crisis of income inequality, a core destabilizing force in our society. Part of the reason that there are such well-funded efforts to promote nuclear power is that it maintains the same basic centralized economic model of the fossil fuel industry. As a limited fuel supply, whoever controls access to the fuel, technology, and capital investments gets to set all the terms. They set all the terms for their workers, for their communities, for the people downstream, and even for regulatory agencies, so they end up with a massive concentration of wealth and political power. That why fossil fuels have led to such extreme levels of wealth inequality. With renewables, because no one controls access to the sun or the wind, the wealth is more likely to flow to those who do the work of harnessing that energy. In contrast, a nuclear power plant is the very definition of “too big to fail.”

It's so great that 'power' has two meanings in the English language.  :)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:35:20 PM »
According to Environment Canada the southernmost of the two cyclones off Greenland was down to a MSLP of 942 hPa at 12:00 UTC:

940 hPa now! With Iceland almost perfectly in the eye of the storm.

PS @ Magnamentis, my impression is that there's much less storms coming in all the way into the Arctic via the Atlantic this year, and thus much less snow as well as last year (Pacific I don't know).

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The forum / Re: ! No longer available
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:28:18 PM »
The work around seems to be to engage the [toggle view] icon, stretch the screen to a usable size, then input, preview and post as normal.
The downside is that the default [view] is still an unusable single line that accepts no input or modification.

Hmmm, that's weird. I stretched the comment box to that line until I couldn't type anymore, but when pressing F5, it reverted back to its original size.

Let me know if this doesn't change back, Terry.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:23:48 PM »
PS Stay on topic, folks. No speculations or long-winded philosophies about long-term trends, models, Gulf Stream or our 'hot air'.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:22:20 PM »
Andrew Slater used to make a FDD graph for the entire Arctic Ocean (vs only 80N). I've asked Nico Sun, aka commenter Tealight, if it would be easy to make a 66N FDD chart as well for the last 10 years. I can't believe I haven't asked this before.  :-[

In the meantime, snowfall still relatively low on the Northern Hemisphere, still mainly because there's no snow in Europe (we finally received like 1-2 cm of snow today, here in Southeast Austria), but in parts of the US as well:

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Policy and solutions / Re: Batteries: Today's Energy Solution
« on: January 14, 2018, 10:10:32 PM »
Has anyone seen this article from last October by the Union of Concerned Scientists?

 ;)

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: Poll: Nares Strait closure in 2018
« on: January 14, 2018, 09:58:36 PM »
No comments, but 8 votes, just in case you're the sort of person who doesn't want to visit a "nothing's happening" thread.   8)

I'm sorry, Tor, I just don't know what to vote!

I'll just go for 'not this year'.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Updating the ASIG
« on: January 13, 2018, 10:34:38 PM »
I'm suffering from the same problem. Please let me know their reply once it arrives!

I've mailed them again.

Didn't DungeonMaster create scripts to get around similar issues in the dim and distant past?

Yes, but he's a busy guy and my guess is this would be a lot of work. So, I don't want to bother him with it.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Updating the ASIG
« on: January 13, 2018, 05:47:15 PM »
I know the usage is a bit controversial, but since I tend to keep ASIG as a pinned tab in Chrome, I'd like to see 'target="_blank"' added to all the links.  Half the time I forget to open in new tab, and have to then back and start over in order to have both ASIG and the other site open.  I also occasionally lose ASIG and have to find it in my bookmarks.

I'll change that, DR. I was never sure what was best, and so the links at the top open in a new tab, but the links behind the images don't.

One huge problem I have right now, is that the Climate Reanalyzer people have changed their weather maps (yet again), and the new ones now each get their own link based on date, instead of a hot-linked one. Which means the Forecasts page no longer gets updated automatically! To me personally this is really annoying, because I don't like having to click through forecasts.

I've already mailed them, but no answer as of yet.

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Jimmy Dore has a video on it (haven't watched it yet):



And here's another one on another Pelosi (partying with the Trumps):


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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: January 13, 2018, 12:32:29 AM »
To test it, here's the HandBrake m4v. It's the same file as the mp4 I posted earlier with only the file name extension changed.

Works for me.   :)

Follow up on Bering Strait inflow. There's a good preprint on the Uni. Wash. PSC web site.
http://psc.apl.washington.edu/HLD/Bstrait/BeringStraitDrivingMechanism2017.html

Rebecca Woodgate from the PSC would probably have info on this. I've had some contact with her back in 2012, asking whether ocean heat flux through Bering had been comparable to 2007, but no luck. I guess we'll have to wait 2-3 years until it's published in a paper.  ;)

Edit: that paper you link to, is actually co-authored by Woodgate. Sorry for replying without checking first.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: January 12, 2018, 05:47:44 PM »
I've added .m4v, .avi and .mov to the list of allowed attachment files. I've changed settings in the Simple Audio Video Embedder mod so that .avi and .mov get played as well. .m4v wasn't in the list, so I'm not sure whether it will be played.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:27:32 PM »
Yuha's version is working for me! Thanks!

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:39:52 AM »
Seems the way to make the forum play nice with embedding video is to upload the video to a youtube account and then paste the youtube video's 'share link' (not the embed link) straight into your forum message.

I changed a couple of things and installed a forum mod for mp4s to be attached and played. However, I can see/play some mp4 files, but not others. I don't know how to fix this.

But like A-Team says: you can always download them and view them locally.

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Walking the walk / Re: Fundraising selling organic cotton clothes ?
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:14:44 AM »
I mostly buy second clothes (that's to say, my wife does for me  ;) ), but this looks pretty cool. I could think of a couple of nice-looking Arctic sea ice T-shirts. Maybe something for the future. Thanks for the info, etienne.

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Arctic Background / Automated Sea Ice Products
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:13:55 AM »
I just saw this video on the NBC news website about the DMI investing 1 million USD to create ASIP (automated sea ice products) using artificial intelligence. I've always thought that something like this would be great for IMS/MASIE, to replace the human analysts, whilst looking at various sources and not just passive microwave data. Especially now with all the Sentinel stuff. IMS/MASIE is the most precise of all daily sea ice extent products, but due to the human factor and changes in sources over time long-time series are unreliable/inconsistent.

Would it be possible, once the AI is really good at performing the job, to go back and look and past satellite data from as many sources as possible and construct a new continuous dataset? That could perhaps be the solution to the problems with the DMSP satellites and a possible break in the longest running dataset of Arctic sea ice cover we have.

I've attached the video below, but I'm not sure it'll play (18.8 MB is a bit much perhaps). If it doesn't play, click the link above.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Latest PIOMAS update (January update)
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:34:08 PM »
There was an admin setting shown once upon a time where the 700x700 was displayed as the choice. Maybe Neven changed that?

Maybe he did. Just to be sure he changed it back to 700x700.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:30:39 PM »
I had another look at what numbers had changed in the JAXA SIE data file, so here's a provisional graph:

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Not much extremes here, some flooding in Småland (south).

OMG, save the kids!



 ;D

Here in southern Austria we're still waiting for winter. No snow, no freezing temps (had a little bit of both at the beginning of December). Can someone send us some of that Global Cooling?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: January 09, 2018, 12:45:11 PM »
I had received an e-mail stating that something had been changed in the JAXA SIE data sheet, but now the ADS NIPR site can't be reached. Has anyone seen whether data had been updated? I know it's winter/hibernation time, but 10 days of no data is too much!  ;)

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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 07, 2018, 06:05:57 PM »
When it comes to questions about the Clinton Foundation, there's simply "no there there.

Like I said, it was another perspective that differs from the mainstream/establishment one, but I found the perspective on the Bannon fallout more interesting than the final part of the interview concerning the Clinton probe, never mind the fact that it was off-topic.

Which is why I asked whether Buddy could refrain from ending posts on the Trump presidency with lesser-evil-trolling. Because it leads to discussions about Clinton (which as far as I'm concerned can move to the Corporate Democrats thread).

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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 07, 2018, 05:01:25 PM »
Could you please leave out the lesser-evil-trolling?
Maybe he watched your "Realnews" video till the end. Alas I did. I failed to stop it after a Jimmy Dore deja vu at the beginning... The end is classical "Clinton Money" (a Mercer financed, Breitbart produced smear book) stuff, well, not that crazy, but still half truths. I only checked the Qatar nothingburger:
http://www.politifact.com/global-news/statements/2016/oct/16/mike-pence/did-qatar-promise-clinton-foundation-1-million-fiv/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-foundation/clintons-charity-confirms-qatars-1-million-gift-while-she-was-at-state-dept-idUSKBN12Z2SL

Well, the last part wasn't that pertinent to this thread, so I didn't even mention it. But to be clear, Blumenthal doesn't say what Pence did, nor does anything he say, contradict your second link:

And then the other kind of ricochet effect of Russiagate is that the forces that initiated this Trump-Russia collusion, are starting to experience blow-back, particularly the Clinton campaign. The latest episode is the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Now we can say, yeah, sure, maybe it's politicized, but there is a “there” there. Not only did Hillary Clinton refuse to disclose a 1 million dollar donation that Qatar made to the Clinton Foundation. Qatar by the way is the mecca of feminism, the absolute shatterer of the glass ceiling. She refused to report that donation to the State Department.

Tens of millions of dollars of donations rolled in from other feminist champions like the government of Saudi Arabia, and Algeria, who were then seeking arms deals through the Clinton State Department. Saudi Arabia, under Clinton's watch, with Clinton's authorization as Secretary of State, received a 29 billion dollar arms deal as it was making these donations. Boeing got the lion's share of the profits in that arms deal, and Boeing was a massive donor to the Clinton Foundation as well, along with Honeywell, Hawker Beechcraft, and other arms industry affiliates.
General Electric donated a million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. General Electric owns 49% of NBC, and guess who got the big job at NBC, Chelsea Clinton. I think she made 26,000 dollars for each interview she conducted, which were these just boilerplate, puff interviews with celebrities, and she did like five of them and got paid a hefty sum.

So, there's so many conflicts of interest here, and it deserves to be investigated. I mean, this is pay for play, influence peddling, and corruption at the highest level. And I'm happy to see it play out through this investigation. But that's really all we're looking at here ultimately, through Russiagate, is corruption. We haven't seen any hard evidence yet of collusion.

If it is very important for you to deny there's a semblance of pay-for-play corruption involving the Clinton Foundation, or that the 'lesser evil' isn't actually evil whatsoever, that's on your plate. I can't help you with that. But I agree it makes everything that much simpler.

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: January 07, 2018, 04:55:29 PM »
I'll try and have a look what the thresholds for gif animations are, but I fear it may be in code somewhere, and I lack skills in that department.

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the worlds oceans are warming up a little bit

Yes, a little bit, just a couple of millions of nuclear bombs worth of energy.  ;)

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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:23:15 PM »
Could you please leave out the lesser-evil-trolling?

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The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 06, 2018, 12:35:39 PM »
Another perspective on the Wolff stuff, giving some more evidence of collusion with Israel, Bannon getting dropped by the Mercers, the meeting with a Russian lawyer and British music producer in Trump tower, and so on:


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Policy and solutions / Re: Poll: Relative importance of countermeasures
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:59:45 AM »
Translation:

I've got mine.  Screw everyone else.

Translation:

We created an army of murderers in Mexico. And we don't care they put other people's head on top of a stick. As long we can fill our pockets with printed money.[/quote]

You've had your back and forth, let off some steam, now back to regular programming, please.  :)

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Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars. And trucks, and....
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:55:30 AM »
You had me there for a sentence or two, sidd.  :D

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Latest PIOMAS update (January update)
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:48:58 PM »
I've posted the latest PIOMAS update on the ASIB, including stuff about CryoSat and the situation wrt temps and snow cover: PIOMAS January 2018.

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: Greenland 2017 melt season
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:56:20 PM »
Please, continue here.

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Greenland 2018 melt season
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:55:39 PM »
It's not the melt season yet, but it is 2018, so have at it.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:35:05 PM »
Trouble is, that while there is easily accessible data on Northern Hemisphere snow cover, I as yet have found nothing on snowfall amounts, i.e. thickness ( reminds one of sea ice thickness v. extent?).

On the ASIG there's a NH snow depth departure (ie anomaly) map:



And a snow water equivalent map:



I don't know how they are made or how trustworthy they are. I believe it's difficult for satellite sensors to track this, as with sea ice thickness, but for other reasons.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Latest PIOMAS update (January update)
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:28:22 AM »
Thanks, Wip. In the meantime, Stefan Hendricks reports from the observations front:

Jan 2018 update with Dec 2017 Arctic #seaice thickness. Continued slow ice growth with lowest observed Oct-Dec volume gain so far.


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Policy and solutions / Re: Poll: Relative importance of countermeasures
« on: January 04, 2018, 11:26:04 PM »
I've just watched Geostorm today, so definitely not the last option!

Just kidding. What a horrible movie. In comparison The Day After Tomorrow looks like a multiple Oscar winner.  ;)

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Arctic sea ice / MOVED: Oceanic anoxia
« on: January 04, 2018, 11:16:50 PM »

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:52:19 PM »
I am trying to it embed here on ASIF (not sure exactly how to do that or how to embed youtube videos)

Just post the link and it will automatically be converted, no tags required.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Stupid Questions :o
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:10:43 PM »
Oops, remembered wrongly, it happens. Propose to move this out of the 'Stupid Questions'-thread, since this is something that probably needs an answer, and a stupid answer like mine above won't clearly do.  8) ??? ::) :o

Yes, here is a good thread for that.

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Arctic sea ice / 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: January 04, 2018, 04:50:55 PM »
Here's a new thread to replace the 2017 version.

Have at it, spread the data.


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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2017 sea ice area and extent data
« on: January 04, 2018, 04:02:09 PM »
I knew I was forgetting something...   :-[  ;D

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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: The Nares Strait thread
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:17:25 PM »
Tor Bejnar posted a mp4 as attachment in another thread, and it worked for me there, both in Chrome and FF. That's encouraging.

Knock yourself our, A-Team, but please, no huge files.  ;)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2017/2018 freezing season
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:24:11 AM »
Interesting as in the old curse "may you live in interesting times" :-S

At least, on the positive side, there shouldn't be any direct link between E Europe snow in the region where it's less than normal and arctic sea ice.

Exactly, it doesn't mean much as of yet, although snow did play a significant part last year, IMO, in preventing record melt. And so it's just interesting, not 'interesting' (as in the old curse).

I can't wait to see the latest PIOMAS numbers.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: Stupid Questions :o
« on: January 04, 2018, 09:17:09 AM »
RSS and UAH are sensitive to changes in ENSO, right? More pronounced warming/cooling and a lag, etc.

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