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Devonian last won the day on August 14 2010

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  1. Devonian

    New Research

    That's a bit vague. Which climatologist(s)? If it was Tim Ball then LOL!
  2. Devonian

    Antarctic Ice Discussion

    Let me put my point again. "I have a maximum and a minimum thermometer, which I had set up in a Stevenson Screen during the 90s and 00's until I got my first AWS. Suppose I sent the thermometers (which I still have) off to the national Physics Laboratory (NPL) to be tested for accuracy and the report came back saying they are over recording by 1.5C. Your argument, as you have said in recent posts, is it would be wrong (perhaps even fraud) by me to take that into account in my records." What is your answer THAT? If it was found my thermometers were reading 1.5C too high, should that error in my records be ignored or correct? And if thermometers that take official reading were also tested and found to be inaccurate should that error be ignored or not? It seem to me Tablet is saying discovered errors should be ignored? Do you agree?
  3. Devonian

    Antarctic Ice Discussion

    You write some might strange things here Mr Tablet. I have a maximum and a minimum thermometer, which I had set up in a Stevenson Screen during the 90s and 00's until I got my first AWS. Suppose I sent the thermometers (which I still have) off to the national Physics Laboratory (NPL) to be tested for accuracy and the report came back saying they are over recording by 1.5C. Your argument, as you have said in recent posts, is it would be wrong (perhaps even fraud) by me to take that into account in my records. You what???
  4. Devonian

    Fryup Dale Head

    An interesting land form. If I get time I'll post one of Dartmoor's most interesting ice age feature sometime...
  5. Devonian

    Antarctic Ice Discussion

    Yes, what would be expected in a warming climate... You did read what they said?
  6. And I seem to remember a not inconsiderable amount of what accumulates is actually hoar frost?
  7. No, actually, I'm thinking this out wrongly - my bad!!! Of course X tonnes of snow weight he same as X tonnes of ice. But, the point is what falls isn't the same as what will accumulate. BFTV has it right in his last post above.
  8. No, snow isn't ice. For heavens sake you surely know it takes time, a lot many years or decades, for snow to be turned, via intermediate 'firn', in glacial ice or an ice cap! Oh, and you do know snow isn't the same density as ice - right?
  9. Welcome 'tablet' - you've clearly got a lot to say. That first graphic is a misleading photoshop, the data line is a 'per year' number (it starts at 0) not a continuum, the plot is for multiple yrs - each year starts at 0. But, the running accumulated surface mass needs to be positive because??? if it were not positive but zero per year what would happen to the ice sheet?
  10. Devonian

    Stopping Dangerous Global Warming

    Then you are being a sceptic about the rubbish 'climate sceptics' come out with! No one (bar climate sceptics) talk about CAGW, none of us who follow the observations and data expect the world to end tomorrow (despite what said 'sceptic's say of us) but we do expect 2-4C warming by centuries end and that IS a big deal - whether you accept it or not.
  11. Devonian

    Stopping Dangerous Global Warming

    Blimey, you'll be going on about CAGW next. I'm not sure who, bar you, is going on about extreme weather events. But, I do think we are seeing changes to the climate. Slow enough that people like you can ignore them, but I think the evidence and observations are clear. Like I said, December last year in the UK was extraordinary, the 'anticycloncity' in my part of the UK this winter pretty amazing and the state of the Arctic sea ice likewise. Plenty of other odd weather about across the world. Ignore that if you like (and you do) but the evidence is all about us that the atmosphere of this planet is being changed enough by our activities to, slowly, change the climate.
  12. Devonian

    Stopping Dangerous Global Warming

    Imagine someone baking a cake every Christmas. Each year they decrease the number of raisins in the mix a little and increase the number of sultanas a little. After ten years does it mean you will see no raisins in a cooked cake or that its more likely you'll see less raisins and more sultanas than the cake made ten years ago? Might some (trouble makers) come along , eat a slice, and say, 'You say this cake has less raisins in it compared to ten years ago but I just found several!'? You might show them the recipe and your observations of how it has changed, what went into the cake. You might even be a little exasperated if people insisted the mix wasn't changing year by year and that they require proof it has changed...
  13. Devonian

    Stopping Dangerous Global Warming

    There are none so stubborn as those who wont see. Be honest, there is nothing that can convince you. Because if, for example, the global surface temperature record, last December in the UK, or the state of sea ice in the Arctic isn't good enough for you nothing will be...
  14. Devonian

    Stopping Dangerous Global Warming

    Ooopps, missed your post...
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