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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:10:33 +0000Noam Chomsky is a pioneering and world renowned linguist. He is the world’s most frequently cited scholar,, a prominent critic of US foreign policy, and considered one of the founders of cognitive science. He has authored over 100 books, with his latest titled, "Who Rules the World?" and is currently is Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT. This talk, presented at Harvard-Epworth Church, Cambridge, MA on May 12, 2016, was the second presentation in Massachusetts Peace Action's Distinguished Peacebuilders Series. Noam Chomsky: After the Electoral Extravaganza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbYMoUa9_BU Enjoy. "If you're not shocked in 2016 then you haven't been paying attention." Thomas O'Reilly
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:08:36 +0000Noam Chomsky is a pioneering and world renowned linguist. He is the world’s most frequently cited scholar,/b>, a prominent critic of US foreign policy, and considered one of the founders of cognitive science. He has authored over 100 books, with his latest titled, "Who Rules the World?" and is currently is Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT. This talk, presented at Harvard-Epworth Church, Cambridge, MA on May 12, 2016, was the second presentation in Massachusetts Peace Action's Distinguished Peacebuilders Series. Noam Chomsky: After the Electoral Extravaganza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbYMoUa9_BU Enjoy. If you're not shocked in 2016 then you haven't been paying attention.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:32 +0000Consider doing some of your own research into agw/cc realities and US political realities, and see where it takes you. All told, the campaign to elect Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 has received more than $6.9 million from lobbyists, bundlers, and large donors connected to the fossil fuel industry http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaign-updates/hillary-clintons-connection-oil-gas-industry/ Jan 2016 Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton “I don’t take money from big banks….You’ve received over $600,000 in speaking fees from Goldman Sachs in one year.” There are the direct payments to Hillary Clinton’s political campaigns, including for the Senate in 2000 and for the presidency in 2008 and now in 2016, which had reached a total of $712.4 million as of September 30, 2015, the most recent figures compiled by Open Secrets. Four of the top five sources of these funds are major banks: Citigroup Inc, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and Morgan Stanley. The Clinton campaign meanwhile has set a goal of raising $1 billion for her Super PAC for the 2016 election. http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2016/01/30/clinton-system-donor-machine-2016-election/ ALEC wrote the 3 strikes you're out laws signed by Bill Clinton - plus the laws that provided federal funds for the private prisons growth and the militarisation of US police forces now blowing up as street protests re #blacklivesmatter movements. ALEC home https://www.alec.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Legislative_Exchange_Council Through ALEC, Global Corporations Are Scheming to Rewrite YOUR Rights and Boost THEIR Revenue http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/American_Legislative_Exchange_Council Another David Koch project, Citizens for a Sound Economy —which launched the effort to repeal [BILL CLINTON's] Glass-Steagall protections keeping banks from gambling in securities—helped fuel the fight for “free trade,” an unpopular policy in the 1980s. [Bill Clinton's] The North American Free Trade Agreement passed with help from CSE and its corporate allies. David Koch helped inject the idea of privatizing public schools into the national debate as a candidate for vice president in 1980. A cornerstone of the Libertarian Party platform, which he bankrolled, was the call for “educational tax credits to encourage alternatives to public education,” a plan to the right of Ronald Reagan. https://www.thenation.com/article/alec-exposed-koch-connection/ ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC_Energy,_Environment_and_Agriculture_Task_Force Contained within WikiLeaks’ recent release of hacked DNC emails is a message from billionaire globalist financier George Soros, to Hillary Clinton while she was U.S. Secretary of State, that clearly reveals Clinton as a puppet of the billionaire class. http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wikileaks-email-soros-clintons-master https://www.brookings.edu/articles/alecs-influence-over-lawmaking-in-state-legislatures/ Meanwhile "deniers" and anti-AGW/CC "corporate shills" continue to push the lie that Climate scientists are corrupt frauds and involved in a conspiracy to become RICH by lying about their science. It's impossible to separate the attacks against climate science and scientists FROM corporate banking funded Super-PACS, and the funding of BOTH Democrat and Republican candidates at all levels of govt, and ALEC, and Bill Clinton in the 1990s and Hillary Clinton today OR and the corrupt biased manipulative MEDIA As "weird" as Trump a[...]
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:11:59 +0000I haven't run across mention of how old the ice is. Years ago, while circumnavigating Iceland, our ship sailed up to the Greenland ice pack, where we were feted with 3 year old bergy bits--clear, hard, massive, with water as sweet as a spring's. A few years later, in the Sixth Extinction, I read that the ice pack depth in some places had declined from 60 feet to 20 feet. A few years later, we were back in the North, at Svalbard. That year, the polar bear dens in the special study area had plummeted from 50 to 2. Even more shocking to me--in checking our travel options, I had run across a listing for ice breakers that, for a price, took travelers to the North Pole and back. I have to believe those ships are going through young, junky, soft salty ice, not sixty feet of 3 year ice. Perhaps not, but, if the character of the ice has changed fundamentally, the visual image and tactile sense of those different types of ice would be a compelling way to communicate to a lay person (like me) just how profoundly the sea ice cap has changed.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:03:13 +0000Who is China's 8th largest Trading Partner? WALMART That's a fact. Look it up.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:56:55 +0000Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein If American's want more of the same then go vote for Clinton even though it's illogical to believe those that have caused the problems are the right people to "fix it". You would already know that it was the Democrats & Republicans under Pres. Clinton who repealed Glass-Steigel and you all should know by now where that led to - the GFC and government bailouts of corrupt corporate / finance america and social destruction across the nation. While I disagree with the proposed climate change related actions (these can be worked through later nothing great is happening now anyway), the more important issue that would bring real change to the corrupt political system and anti-climate science agenda in the USA is:- What would the effect of this be on all the climate science deniers inside Congress IF this was to occur? -- "FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress" -- That could mean Goodbye to all the Corporate Proxies inside the Congress such as Jim Inhofe and Lamar Smith. It would open the door for genuine representatives and senators such as Jim Hansen and Michael Mann to run for Congress in 2018. and what about:- "FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;" FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government; SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections. and 10. Clean up Corruption in Washington Act. Enacts new ethics reforms to Drain the Swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special interests on our politics ??? FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205 SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with 2 children will get a 35% tax cut. The current number of brackets will be reduced from 7 to 3, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified. short summary here http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/10/22/trump_addresses_contract_with_the_american_voter_in_gettysburg_term_limits_energy_immigration_more.html Skip the Media Lies/Spin - Full Speech: Donald Trump Gettysburg, PA (10/22/2016) First 100 Day Plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uisCGi0p6nM Of course the biggest issue in all the above is that America hasn't been a true democracy for ......... ? It is in fact a root and branch Corporatocracy http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-e-levine/the-myth-of-us-democracy-corporatocracy_b_836573.html https://www.quora.com/Politics-of-the-United-States-of-America-Has-the-USA-become-a-Corporatocracy-If-so-is-this-good-or-bad Just sayin' - not here to argue - He'll lose no doubt about it - so the only solution for America will become the Civil War v2.0 And do read this "The Philippine Star" Updated October 23, 2016 "President Rodrigo Duterte has two personalities when he speaks depending on his audience. So his speech last Thursday at the Great Hall of China before Filipino and Chinese businessmen was not expected." "Duterte's program of change outside and inside the country is a signal the days of the oligarchy are numbered." http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2016/10/23/1636366/high-road-china Many more nations will go the way of the Philippines in the next decade - the empire is over and the winds of change are a blowing - how "hot" they become no one can predict. But change is coming, it's unstoppable now - as unstoppable as 2-3C . Highly recommended doco with Noam Chomsky for the clear [...]
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:10:51 +0000Find the errors in these news: " 19.10.2016 - Exxon CEO: world needs oil of five Saudi Arabias by 2040 Rex Tillerson tells industry event oil and gas companies will thrive in coming decades despite climate policies... “We’re trying to influence and inform people and business on the choices they make.” Exxon has come under intense pressure in the past year over evidence it ignored warnings from its own scientists of the dangers posed by burning fossil fuels way back in the 1980s. Leaked internal documents clash with the company’s public position over the past decades and funding of lobbying to cast doubt on the veracity of climate science. It is facing an inquiry from a coalition of Democrat attorney generals led by New York State’s Eric Schneiderman into what the company knew. Tillerson avoided mentioning the issue, but insisted the company he has run since 2006 was committed to doing the “right thing the right way”. “Integrity is in everything we do. It’s the foundation of trust and cooperation. A focus on integrity makes a corporations more effective,” he said." http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/10/19/exxon-ceo-world-needs-oil-of-five-saudi-arabias-by-2040/ Good luck :-)
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:25:23 +0000183 Thomas says: UPDATE – HE’S STILL AT IT (of course) A very good question from Malcom Roberts: "Chief scientist to provide him with a summary of the logic and evidence". Many folks asking the same. So Thomas, what's the answer?
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:15:45 +0000http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/nsidc-seaice-n/from:1979.16/every:12/offset:-8.4/plot/nsidc-seaice-n/from:1979.6/every:12 shows that the Arctic refreeze has increased by ~2 million km^2 from summer minimum to winter maximum over the last decade compared to the 80s. Assuming that the open water in summer gets reasonably mixed through a 50-200 meter layer, the meter+ layer of sea ice forms from water with a salt content of ~33psu. The cold, dense brine as it sinks from the bottom of the forming ice will mix and entrain additional cold water from just under the ice. I suspect the amount of additional 33psu surface waters entrained by the sinking brine is indicated by the nearly 35psu salinity of Arctic ocean water below about 300 meters depth; if the salt from each cubic meter of ice formed were added to approximately 15 cubic meters of water at 33psu, it would raise the salinity to near 35psu. If my guesstimates are anywhere near close, and I did the math right, the increase in seasonal min to max sea ice should have increased the thermohaline circulation by ~1Sv (as an annual average - the flow should follow the freeze up, only occuring in the fall). The real change is more complicated; the surface salinities vary over the Arctic, particularly over areas like the East Siberian shelf(which has seen a large portion of the annual melt/refreeze), and the entrainment dynamics will be different in its shallower water. A longer period of open water with larger areas will allow more mixing of the top 2-300 meters, which should increase the surface salinity prior to freeze up, possibly enhancing the effect. The water which replaces the export to the mid/deep THC will mostly come from the Atlantic Gulf Stream; increased flow of this water carries a lot of heat into the Arctic, so this would be a positive feedback(maybe this is one reason that models generally underpredict Arctic sea ice loss?). A seasonally ice free Arctic would only add another 4 million km*2 annual THC "pumping," to ~3Sv? The increased seasonal THC variability could have an effect on Arctic ecosystems, as well as weather patterns connected with the Gulf Stream.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:59:56 +0000166 Lawrence Coleman - mate that's fantastic. Good on you. Can I come along? I'm down the Tweed area but have friends up your way. Can you provide some group contact info please? I had no idea before such groups existed like http://www.psychologyforasafeclimate.org or yours. These psychological impacts and difficulties in talking about them are very real.