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BornFromTheVoid

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  1. I’ve started getting back into weight-lifting again. I was too lazy last time! Hoping to progress a bit from here..

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    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      There used to be an old health and fitness thread in the lounge that was occasionally active. Might be worth starting something similar again.

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  2. Never thought I'd be able to say we had 20 hours of continuous snow. Never thought when I saw the forecast of 5-10cm that I'd stop measuring when it got to 28cm, as although still snowing heavily, the weight was compacting it. Mendips struck lucky again, oh happy days!

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    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Jealous! That pristine snow is just asking for someone or something to run through it! 

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  3. -7c and raining..sure if this happened in the UK netweather would be on suicide watch!?!

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Had it xmas morning in 2010, -8C with freezing rain. Never experienced anything like it before or after

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  4. John Holmes and others when ,you told me to grow up with what I posted two days ago about global warming, Thanks for the comment ,but it was a Quote not from me but from Jo Bastardi  in the fascinating book " The Climate Chronicles ! A guy who knows more about weather than all on here, You should buy a copy:D

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Uh-oh. I guess that means we've got lots more idiotic Joe B quotes to come

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  5. Arctic ice is once again lowest on record beating last year's record and global ice is also on record low. I have to say, it feels kind of strange and pointless chasing cold spells in a fast warming world. 

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Duh guys. Don't you know it's all a big conspiracy! All those scientists are just on working with Al Gore to steal your hard earned money through green taxes. The sea ice is fine, there's nothing to worry about. A blog told me so.

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  6. Saw someone in shorts this morning. Sorry, you just look like an idiot with your mottled blue legs.

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      @Seasonality I guess it depends where you are at the moment? It was only around -1C in Newcastle at that time, with little wind, so I'd go shorts and t-shirt for those conditions (with gloves!), especially for a fast paced run. If it's dipping down toward -5C or it's windy with the cold, then yeah, a little covering up might be needed!

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  7. Saw someone in shorts this morning. Sorry, you just look like an idiot with your mottled blue legs.

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      I run in shorts and a t-shirt in this weather. Once you get going and generate a little heat it's only your extremities, fingers, ears, etc that feel the cold. It's easier for some to run in those clothes regardless of the weather. Besides, who would he be looking "hard" for at 6.30am?

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  8. So is that really you up in Tuk?

    Well done you star!!! You are an inspiration to anyone with an interest in Climate Science!!

    All the best, keep the mozzies off yer,

    Iam

  9. So is that really you up in Tuk?

    Well done you star!!! You are an inspiration to anyone with an interest in Climate Science!!

    All the best, keep the mozzies off yer,

    Iam

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Yep! I'm gonna try put together a guest blog here for Ian soon too, and we're doing an AMA on /r/science on reddit on Sunday evening (here), so late Sunday night back in the UK.
      Fun times!

      Sam

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  10. The BBC are peddling The Greenland sheet ice melting , Sorry , but there is the biggest lack of melt since 1979 Big increase of sea ice,,,,:yahoo:

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      All those satellites measuring the mass of the Greenland ice sheet and the Arctic sea ice clearly have a liberal bias. We need to abandon this instrumentation and the so called "scientists" that use them. Let us return to the good ol' days of relying on our feelings.

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    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Keith, the link you posted is well worth a read. The DMI themselves, in that very link, say:

      "Over the year, it snows more than it melts, but calving of icebergs also adds to the total mass budget of the ice sheet. Satellite observations over the last decade show that the ice sheet is not in balance. The calving loss is greater than the gain from surface mass balance, and Greenland is losing mass at about 200 Gt/yr."

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  11. Hubs brought an 'ECHO' I no longer have to be by my PC to play PSB. \o/

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      it's great for setting timers when cooking too.

      Just remember, you can change the activation word to "computer" and pretend you're on the star ship enterprise!

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  12. Hubs brought an 'ECHO' I no longer have to be by my PC to play PSB. \o/

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Have an echo dot myself. Handy little thing. Voice controlling the lights is a novelty that takes some time to wear off

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  13. Happy independence day!

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      "im not sure they thought that through"

      The story of Brexit:D

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  14. Nick ,youre a lovely person , but why do you belive all that dribble about man made climate change, you use energy just like me...have a look at both sides of the argument, so much spin ,corruption and total lies regarding this Farce:sorry:

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Not as annoying as it must be to island nations slowly drowning while the Cheeto in chief of the US proclaims that it's all Chinese hoax. But I guess that's just life in a world of "alternative facts"!

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  15. Nick ,youre a lovely person , but why do you belive all that dribble about man made climate change, you use energy just like me...have a look at both sides of the argument, so much spin ,corruption and total lies regarding this Farce:sorry:

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      I work with numerous climate scientists. It's a lot easier to make money in the oil and gas industry (or almost any other industry) than in academia.

      The kind of skills climate scientists have would easily qualify them for a myriad of other technical jobs. Simply being able to analyse the massive climate data sets themselves is a skill that's transferable countless other professions. But they choose an (often) academic research position because it's the research, discovering new things about the climate and the world that drives them, rather than making a easy money.

      You wouldn't say cancer a scam because cancer researchers depend on there being cancer to earn a living?

      If anyone can show a study that suggested the UK would be like a desert by the 90s that would be amazing. Otherwise it just sounds like another denier myth

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    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      I'm afraid all those shows is record snowfall on the surface of the ice sheet (surface mass balance), not record ice volume.
      As this image shows, from a recent paper, despite more accumulation on the surface the ice sheet is still losing mass.

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      Imagine the ice balance in Greenland to be like a sink. If you increase the flow of water into the sink, you'd expect the water volume to increase. But if you widen the plug hole a lot at the same time then the water volume will keep dropping, despite more water flowing into the sink. Similarly, despite increasing the winter snow over Greenland, the extra glacier calving and melting means that the ice volume is still getting reduced overall.

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  16. Not so poor Newfoumdland record record ice thickness https://t.co/vqE1BzsrJj

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Hmmm, the headline says "thickest ever", yet there is no evidence of this being the case. Perhaps "thickest ever" was in reference to the headline author?

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  17. Trump doesn't believe in climate change and he said that his priority will be to benefit American business rather than green energy. We can all wave goobye to the icecaps as they are certainly doomed now and so are we!

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Once again, what are you talking about?
      A straight answer to what? You haven't even asked a question!

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  18. Trump doesn't believe in climate change and he said that his priority will be to benefit American business rather than green energy. We can all wave goobye to the icecaps as they are certainly doomed now and so are we!

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      I didn't say it's all his fault... what are you reading? Corbyn? Are you sure you're responding to the right conversation?

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  19. Trump doesn't believe in climate change and he said that his priority will be to benefit American business rather than green energy. We can all wave goobye to the icecaps as they are certainly doomed now and so are we!

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Nobody is saying definite doom. However, there is a reason that climate experts are pushing for us to do something about climate change and limit CO2 emissions quickly

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  20. Trump doesn't believe in climate change and he said that his priority will be to benefit American business rather than green energy. We can all wave goobye to the icecaps as they are certainly doomed now and so are we!

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      There's little point in getting into the discussion on the science or the IPCC here. I'll just say Trumps position on climate change gives me reason to doubt his ability to understand any complex or important topics.

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  21. Trump doesn't believe in climate change and he said that his priority will be to benefit American business rather than green energy. We can all wave goobye to the icecaps as they are certainly doomed now and so are we!

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      Deforestation would likely be balanced by Arctic greening. Humananity has actually increased the albedo of the planets land surface overall and contributed a cooling forcing through aerosol pollution too. That's going beyond the point though.
      If Trump can see something like climate change and distort his perception of it so much that it becomes a Chinese hoax in his mind, then I don't trust his ability to view any topic in an unbiased and rational manner.

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  22. Trump doesn't believe in climate change and he said that his priority will be to benefit American business rather than green energy. We can all wave goobye to the icecaps as they are certainly doomed now and so are we!

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      He said it was a chinese hoax, HP. That's denial of basic scientific reality, plain and simple

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  23. Trump doesn't believe in climate change and he said that his priority will be to benefit American business rather than green energy. We can all wave goobye to the icecaps as they are certainly doomed now and so are we!

    1. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      If he follows through on his plans wrt climate change, then the road to actual catastrophic climate change becomes much more likely. You'll notice a strong correlation between climate change denial and Trump support.
      Not that I think Hillary would have made a great deal of progress on the issue, but it would have been a lot better than Trump

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