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Postby mojo » Fri May 11, 2007 5:18 pm

I don't even know what I meant. :o

I guess I just picture you with a paper bag over your head..... :lol: :lol: :lol:



(I think it is drunk :wink: )
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Postby tafnut » Fri May 11, 2007 5:34 pm

mojo wrote:I guess I just picture you with a paper bag over your head.


that was at his bride's insistence on their honeymoon.
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Postby tandfman » Thu May 24, 2007 10:38 am

The silliness continues. A letter printed in the June T&FN applauds the Deena Kastor cover of the May issue as being timely "Not just for track, but for the world, as global warming--and the resultant screwed-up weather patterns--is a front-burner issue right now."

The guy who wrote this is from Minnesota. He should certainly know that cold, rainy days in April are nothing new in the Northern part of the country and don't have anything to do with global warming.
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Postby MJD » Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:09 am

"Beset by the coldest May since 1962, millions of residents fired up space heaters, straining Buenos Aires' electrical grid for three nights and forcing authorities to slash power supply nationwide and briefly cut domestic natural gas provisions and exports to Chile."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070601/ap_ ... rgy_woes_1



Anyone?
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Postby tandfman » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:39 am

Experts are concerned by the increased rate of melting of the Arctic ice pack this past summer.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/02/scien ... ref=slogin

The pace of change has far exceeded what had been estimated by almost all the simulations used to envision how the Arctic will respond to rising concentrations of greenhouse gases linked to global warming. . . .Some scientists who have long doubted that a human influence could be clearly discerned in the Arctic’s changing climate now agree that the trend is hard to ascribe to anything else.

Whether all of this is good or bad may depend on your point of view.

While open Arctic waters could be a boon for shipping, fishing and oil exploration, an annual seesawing between ice and no ice could be a particularly harsh jolt to polar bears.
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Postby EPelle » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:47 am

Not to mention the new born penguines unable to yet hack it in the water.
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Postby tandfman » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:55 am

They have penguins in the Arctic? That's news to me.
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Postby EPelle » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:00 am

I did read too quickly and assumed you were mentioning Antarctica without having read the article closely. Can happen :roll: I just saw a movie on penguines and Antarctica which Morgan Freeman narrated. Quite moving.

http://wip.warnerbros.com/marchofthepenguins/
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Postby tandfman » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:12 am

That was indeed a good movie.

In any event, it appears that the Arctic and Antarctic conditions may be quite different.

Reflecting the different geography and dynamics at the two poles, there has been a slight increase in sea-ice area around Antarctica in recent decades.
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Postby MJD » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:21 am

Here's someone trying to do something about it! And this is not intended to be a political post.


http://www.rogerstelevision.com/option. ... &gid=17381
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Postby bad hammy » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:28 am

MJD wrote:Here's someone trying to do something about it! And this is not intended to be a political post.
http://www.rogerstelevision.com/option. ... &gid=17381

What gives?? I was waiting for a punch line! Who has hacked MJD's T&FN account and posted this lefty manifesto???
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Postby tandfman » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:31 am

MJD wrote:Here's someone trying to do something about it!

Any relation?
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Postby MJD » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:34 am

Brother. I have a bit of a diverse family.
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Postby tandfman » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:35 am

I suppose at family dinners, you talk about hockey. :)
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Postby bad hammy » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:39 am

MJD wrote:Brother. I have a bit of a diverse family.

Different dads?? :lol: :P
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Postby MJD » Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:16 pm

I suspect not but the diversity is a bit extreme. To wit:

http://banjobanjar.blogspot.com/

http://www.chbooks.com/biographies/index.php?ID=511


A bit more up my alley:

www.roigroup.ca


Good lord, I didn't even know about this website:

http://escenicas.univalle.edu.co/maestros/everett.htm

Sort of translated:

http://tinyurl.com/39w4hx


This is a little off:

A CALLED STREET CAR DESIRE of Tennessee Williams (Cali, 2006)
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Postby tandfman » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:49 pm

MJD wrote:I suspect not but the diversity is a bit extreme.

Wow! No kidding!
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Postby MJD » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:51 pm

Can't hold a candle to Squack's family though. By the way, all four of those guys were well under 40 minutes for 10km to get it back on to track a bit. One of them was close to 34.
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Postby EPelle » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:22 am

Rain, rain and more rain forecasted. It:s nearly november -- 10 months after this thread was started, and the snow is still nowhere to be found. Mandatory snow tyres in effect on Thursday = waste of time changing them.

Where:s figo, btw?
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Postby stallion » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:17 am

I hope those Badgers have been getting in their Badger miles. Madison has received about 100 inches of snow this winter, surpassing the previous record by more than 23 inches. Perhaps that thread about Bethke's steeplechase prospects will have to be reevaluated following his numerous leaps over snowdrifts.
http://www.startribune.com/local/16923751.html
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Postby tandfman » Wed May 07, 2008 1:10 pm

He's ba-a-a-a-ck!

http://www.citizensugar.com/1609388

Headline:

Al Gore Ties Myanmar Cyclone to Global Warming
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Postby Marlow » Wed May 07, 2008 3:42 pm

tandfman wrote:
Al Gore Ties Myanmar Cyclone to Global Warming

I like Al Gore and what he's trying to do and honestly believe that we need to take the whole GW thing seriously (regardless of how much it is just a natural climatological cycle), but Al Gore would tie Spring to Global Warming.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Wed May 07, 2008 3:53 pm

Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:
Al Gore Ties Myanmar Cyclone to Global Warming

, but Al Gore would tie Spring to Global Warming.


YES! :D
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Postby Dietmar239 » Thu May 08, 2008 2:13 am

SQUACKEE wrote:
Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:
Al Gore Ties Myanmar Cyclone to Global Warming

, but Al Gore would tie Spring to Global Warming.


YES! :D


Spring is more like 'hemispherical warming', no? :)
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Postby EPelle » Thu May 08, 2008 4:00 am

Sun up today: 05.13; down sometime around 21.45.
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Postby tandfman » Thu May 08, 2008 4:20 am

EPelle wrote:Sun up today: 05.13; down sometime around 21.45.

Yes, but six months from today . . . . . :)
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Postby EPelle » Thu May 08, 2008 4:24 am

Six months from today those folks up in Luleå will be on their winter treks to Benidorm. Here, we:ll still be complaining that the snow hasn:t yet arrived, and this global warming stuff may seem a bit more real ;-)
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Postby DrJay » Sat May 10, 2008 4:32 pm

A friend of mine's 11th grade son runs distances for a local HS. Regionals were today, haven't heard how he did (prequalified on time for state in at least one event) but winds were 20-35 mph all day and he has not had a meet this year when there weren't similar winds. One invite was canceled after a few events, hurdles wouldn't stay up, officials papers blowing all over. A couple meets also featured drizzle and snow flurries. A lousy year for spring sports here in Colorado. Let's hope for better at state next weekend (also the weekend of the Big 12 meet in Boulder.)
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Postby SQUACKEE » Sun May 11, 2008 8:54 am

Tomorrow the high is gonna be 48, more then 20 degrees below normal.
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Postby tandfman » Wed May 14, 2008 11:08 am

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Postby DrJay » Wed May 14, 2008 11:18 am

For state, PC and 67F Fri, 72F Sat, no big winds. Finally.
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Postby bad hammy » Fri May 16, 2008 9:45 am

Sat through an SF Giants game yesterday in chilly SF: 95F !!
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Postby SQUACKEE » Fri May 16, 2008 10:31 am

bad hammy wrote:Sat through an SF Giants game yesterday in chilly SF: 95F !!


Unless you have lived in the bay area you cant appreciate how freaky that temp is for mid-may, alltime record for that day? Makes the 8 buck beer taste better though.

Last week warmer in Ancorage than Connecticut!
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Postby tandfman » Wed May 28, 2008 5:19 am

Merlot in England (grown, not just sipped)?

The latest global warming possibility:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/main. ... ine126.xml
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Postby tandfman » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:17 pm

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Postby lonewolf » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:23 pm

The configuration of the world at any given moment is only temporary, always has been and always will be.. so I ain't gonna sweat it...
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Postby malmo » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:04 pm

tandfman wrote:Antarctic ice shelf breaking up?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080710/sc ... arcticaice


When is science not science? When it appears in a Yahoo "news" piece.

Antartic ice has been growing for as long as such things are measured. Breaking small pieces of ice (berging) is a natural consequence of expanding glaciers.

Given that Antarctica holds 90% of the worlds glacial ice (30 million cubic Km) and the average temperature there is minus 57F (80 below freezing), it's safe to say that Antarctic Ice melt is not going to happen at all.

Even if the entire Greenland ice sheet (which averages -24F to -4F at the highest) were put under hot sunlamps it would take thousands of years to melt. Even the latest report (ACIA 2006) said that fringes of the Greenland ice sheet were losing 239 cubic km per year. (never mind that the interior is gaining that back) Even if that rate increased tenfold to 2390 km^3 per year it would take 1200 years for the ice in Greenland to melt and the sea level would rise 23 feet. That's not going to happen. 239 km^3 per year works out to 12,000 years. By that time we'll be in another ice age.

The math just doesn't add up. The science doesn't either. Any honest geophysicist will tell you that you can just melt 2.85 million km^3 (Greenland) or 30 million km^3 (Antarctica) of ice without an event to produce the energy required on the scale that mankind couldn't possibly produce.

Meanwhile the Antarctic Ice sheet is actually expanding, and the latest 2 reports in 2005 said that the Greenland ice sheets are actually thickening, gaining back 80 km^3 per year in the interior.

Al Gore is an idiot and a gross profiteer who benefits from global warming scare tactics.. Global warming is a hysterical religious movement that distorts facts and labels those who disagree heretics.
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Postby tandfman » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:13 pm

malmo wrote: Global warming is a hysterical religious movement that distorts facts and labels those who disagree heretics.

Oh, really? OK. Thank you for that, malmo. I'd never have known. :)
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Postby lonewolf » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:35 pm

Thank you Malmo for stating what I know/believe from education and experience to be true but lacked the initiative to look up the the numbers.
(No, I did not actually witness the last ice age.)
I concur, Al Gore is an exploitive, self-aggrandizing buffoon.
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Postby jamese1045 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:29 pm

lonewolf wrote:Thank you Malmo for stating what I know/believe from education and experience to be true but lacked the initiative to look up the the numbers.
(No, I did not actually witness the last ice age.)
I concur, Al Gore is an exploitive, self-aggrandizing buffoon.


Guess some of us can now stop racing around shouting "The ice is falling, the ice is falling!" :shock:

Thanks to all here for putting this controversy to rest. They almost had me thinking maybe even we were somehow responsible...

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