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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 12:43 AM

Re: AMOC slowdown really is alarming

So, who you gonna believe? Climate models and Mannian proxies, or direct and satellite observations of ocean circulation?...

But that's the thing. The most recent (2014) and comprehensive (using the RAPID array) paper based on direct [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 12:30 AM

Re: AMOC slowdown really is alarming

Yes, and Bryden points out that just knowing the hemispheric temperatures (as Mann has tried to recreate) doesn't get you all that far when it comes to ocean currents.

Sure. When it comes to short-term natural variability, things can [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 4:58 PM

Re: AMOC slowdown really is alarming

The Bryden paper conclusions also cast doubt on the approach of the Rahmstorf paper which uses Mannian temperature proxies since 900 AD. Bryden writes that atmospheric variables such as wind and temperature do not drive all ocean variability and [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 3:33 PM

Re: AMOC slowdown really is alarming

Ajax asserts confidently based on no evidence: "And if AMOC is slowing down then the Gulf-stream is slowing down."

In 2009, the RAPID monitoring array (a system of direct ocean measurements) detected a 30% decline in the [more]

Thu Mar 26

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 2:39 PM

Re: Arctic sea ice volume

So it is sad to be Ajax, but not sad to respond to him? I'm just trying to sort this out on what is sad.

I dunno, seems pretty obvious. It is sad that one should feel rewarded posting bombastic statements copied from blogs on issues [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 9:04 AM

Re: AMOC slowdown really is alarming

Dr. Bob: Hmmm. Not really. From Smeed et al. (2014) which begins:

Allow me to explain. This is the highly simplified version. The AMOC is the circulation of water in the world's oceans. In the northern hemisphere, warm water moves [more]

Wed Mar 25

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 9:14 PM

Re: AMOC slowdown really is alarming

Basically I am quoting the German press - Der Spiegel and the FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) amongst others and what they are saying is that, quote: "German Warmist Scientists Slap Down Rahmstorf/Mann AMOC Paper."

Bet [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 8:56 PM

Re: AMOC slowdown really is alarming

Rossby et al. wrote last year "In contrast to recent claims of a Gulf Stream slowdown, two decades of directly measured velocity across the current show no evidence of a decrease."

The Gulf Stream is a surface current driven [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 6:18 PM

Re: Arctic sea ice volume

For you or him?

Everyone has their own reasons for posting on this board. I'm guessing that most, myself included, are interested in engaging in a bit of dialogue. Personally, I don't encounter too many climate change deniers in the [more]

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btresist posted to the Climate Change board. 6:01 PM

AMOC slowdown really is alarming

Ajax’s post (#61150) about the Mann and Rahmstorf paper is (surprise!) a disgraceful distortion of the truth. Here is the actual story. Scientists have long suspected the Atlantic Meridonal Overturning Circulation (AMOC) could have significant [more]

Tue Mar 24

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 12:21 PM

Re: Arctic sea ice volume

I think the psychological rewards to some would make more sense than the financial scenario.

Personally I hope he is getting paid, as the psychological reward stuff is kind of sad.

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 10:19 AM

Re: Arctic sea ice volume

It actually goes through about two-thirds of March, i.e., the present:
https://stevengoddard.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/screenhunt......


It is also [more]

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btresist replied to the Christian Fools board. 8:49 AM

Re: Morality: The is-ought distinction, etc

I just thought I'd point out that I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

It is about whether people who like chocolate exist, which I believe is the defining issue of this generation.

Sat Mar 21

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btresist replied to the Christian Fools board. 8:58 PM

Re: Morality: The is-ought distinction, etc

What I mean when I say 'I subjectively think chocolate tastes good' is that chocolate, when perceived by my mind and taste buds, tastes good to me. It means that the 'tastes good' property I'm assigning is to my own brain's response to chocolate. [more]

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btresist replied to the Christian Fools board. 8:33 PM

Re: Morality: The is-ought distinction, etc

So much for cease and desist. But I find the topic interesting. My apologies to the board.

My wife thinks chocolate is delicious. This fact remains even when I'm asleep or even if I die before her. Therefore, chocolate is objectively [more]

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btresist replied to the Christian Fools board. 3:03 PM

Re: Morality: The is-ought distinction, etc

A couple of other things to benjd25 that might explain things a bit.

"The qualities of 'illegal' or 'legal' as applied to 'crossing the bridge at 90 mph' changed when 'crossing the bridge at 90 mph' was held constant and the thinking [more]

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btresist replied to the Christian Fools board. 2:21 PM

Re: Morality: The is-ought distinction, etc

An obligation is a sense of duty. Not sure how one can have an objective sense of something.

This is like a broken record but I think you are missing the point. Anything that the mind "senses" or "feels" or [more]

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btresist replied to the Christian Fools board. 1:08 PM

Re: Morality: The is-ought distinction, etc

please explain how 'illegal' or 'legal' is objective in reference to the standard English definition of the word I provided.

I can go to a government agency and empirically demonstrate by looking at the legal code whether a particular [more]

Fri Mar 20

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btresist replied to the Christian Fools board. 5:22 PM

Re: Morality: The is-ought distinction, etc

I'm saying that those laws that identified what was mandatory, what was permissible, what was prohibited, etc., were not arrived at via scientific methods of discovery. They didn't do a series of experiments and discover that the act of killing [more]

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btresist replied to the Christian Fools board. 1:54 PM

Re: Morality: The is-ought distinction, etc

You are trying to claim that because the obligation exists in multiple minds - yours, the police's, the lawmakers', etc. - it becomes objective.

No. I am using am operational definition. Empiricism, such as the scientific method, [more]

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