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The rest / Re: Presidential poll for US citizens on the forum
« on: November 23, 2016, 05:42:00 AM »
@Buddy

Take heart.

Apart from his change in mind on AGW and likelihood of causing a trade war induced recession, reducing consumption worldwide, there are other positives he may not have intended:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38034165

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The rest / Re: Presidential poll for US citizens on the forum
« on: November 09, 2016, 08:35:38 AM »
Positive spin on the Trump victory.

First let's get our head around basic economics:
Money is worth nothing, no one ever pays for anything

Money today is just Fiat money, no intrinsic value.  Central banks can create money out of thin air without doing any work or giving any items of value in exchange for it.
Purchasing an item involves exchanging money for goods, the money was exchanged for work earlier. The item purchased is a product of work.
At the basic level the purchase was an exchange of one person's work for many other people's work throughout the supply chain.
All consumption of goods consumes energy, of services too because the service provider’s earnings allow them to consume in turn.

Trump is likely to go protectionist. The markets’ opinion, where there stock values reflect expected future profits, is that there is going to be less work in the world.

Without knowing it, Trump has taken a major step towards reducing consumption and therefore carbon emissions.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2016 melting season
« on: September 04, 2016, 08:25:29 AM »
I note there is no option to attach a sound file to posts, but I think Siegfried's funeral march may be an appropriate accompaniment for this one.
Bremen does not display North of 89deg. Taking the grey areas as cloud, it looks like <50% ice to me between 120 and 150E:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2016 melting season
« on: September 04, 2016, 07:47:41 AM »
North of CAA 27 Aug:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2016 melting season
« on: September 04, 2016, 07:42:45 AM »
A bit wobbly for my 1st animated GIF but movement can be clearly seen.
Larger floes can be seen breaking up during transit.
North of the CAA the ice is fragmented with a small enough grain size to fit through.
26 Aug to 3 Sept:

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2016 melting season
« on: September 04, 2016, 07:31:33 AM »
Jaxa reports 2016 at 4.05 M km^2 in 2nd place below the 2007 extent of 4.07 M km^2

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2016 melting season
« on: September 03, 2016, 07:14:23 AM »
China has ratified the Paris climate agreement.

In the nick of time too. Jaxa reports Arctic SIE of 4.09m km^2, a whisker above the 2007 minimum of 4.07 M km^2

Meanwhile there is still active weather causing CAA export, expected to continue for the next 24 hrs.  It can be seen on the Bremen map. On Worldview the area is mostly obscured by cloud, but I have seen movement southward there through the various sounds/channels during late August.

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