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by Mostlyharmless
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Some way back in the thread I mentioned that politicians do not always act exactly as if they regarded climate change as a priority. Here are some good but now old quotations that I found at http://www.inference.org.uk/sustainable/book/tex/sewtha.pdf on page 222 from Tony Blair. Speaking on climate ...
by Mostlyharmless
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:16 am
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

...snip... Regarding sea level rise, we have not seen an acceleration in rate of sea level rise. It is still rising the same 1-3 mm per year that it has been for centuries. Yes, that is millimeters, not centimeters, and certainly not meters. The 5 metre figure was obviously taken from someone's mod...
by Mostlyharmless
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:10 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

I find the posts of the opponents of global warming very puzzling because, while it is sometimes clear what they do not believe, it is not at all obvious what they do believe. For example, does RF accept the evidence from satellite measurements of the Earth's surface temperature, the average troposp...
by Mostlyharmless
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

I remain convinced that the observed warming over the last forty years (the period for which we have good satellite data) is real. Natural variation is the more likely explanation. The established range of natural variation overwhelms any warming over that period. ...snip ... I was arguing that the...
by Mostlyharmless
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:59 am
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

As an aside from our discussions which I am still enjoying, I gather that there is something out there called social media. Now I am not on things like Facebook, so I cannot comment knowledgeably but I am told that on FB people exchange posts with their "friends". Apparently they tend to h...
by Mostlyharmless
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:43 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

You are what is known as a luke warmer. ...snip ... I am not sure if my looking for less than a week at what people are arguing about is enough to claim a label. I do agree with Judith Curry that predicting global warming is a hard scientific problem. We need a model of Earth's climate to predict a...
by Mostlyharmless
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:36 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Firstly, your links on historic sea ice are interesting for an on topic discussion of how far north and west Holland's destroyers had to search. I can quite easily believe that the pack ice limit marked on our maps of the Bismarck sortie were copied from data from just before the map was drawn rathe...
by Mostlyharmless
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:38 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

...snip...The 1930s were extremely warm, warmer than now actually, despite much lower CO2 concentrations. ...snip... Here are two maps, one historical from https://julianstockwinblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/bismarck-map2.jpg and one recent from https://robertscribbler.files.wordpress.com/2017/0...
by Mostlyharmless
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:46 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

I have spent a little time looking at what is clearly known about climate change. The recent (post 1980) data on temperature seems fairly good and shows that the average global temperature for 2014, 2015 and 2016 was 0.74 K, 0.87 K and 0.99 K higher than the average for 1950-1980 https://climate.nas...
by Mostlyharmless
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:42 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Come on chaps, i suppose we all get a little too enthusiastic in our replies sometimes, look at some of the debates we've had on the merits of one ship over another! Its time to let it go, we've all had our say and a bit of fun whilst saying it, shall we leave it at that? You need to lure us all aw...
by Mostlyharmless
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:03 am
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

I see there are twenty plus posts in which the poster unable to mount a rational argument or rebuttal on the political issues or associated scientific issues, has resorted to labeling, ridiculing, and attempted discrediting those with whom they disagree. ...snip... I am slightly baffled by your pos...
by Mostlyharmless
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:44 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Ah, the anti-AGW conspiracy theorists have arrived. Sorry but I don't understand you. I tend to believe the "consensus" estimates of the likely future global warming. I don't know enough to evaluate the scary possibilities with large positive feedbacks. However, my point was that politica...
by Mostlyharmless
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:24 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
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Re: Political correctness gone mad?

It is fun to see everyone's political biases. I came in to defend Nelson's statue partly because I tend to believe that the RN in Nelson's day was the best equal opportunity employer of its time. You could be the son of a slave like Perkins or you could start as a seaman and rise to admiral like Ans...
by Mostlyharmless
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:47 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1553

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

As a poster to this site and a retired white Englishman to boot, I am naturally not very enthusiastic about removing Nelson’s Column. However, I would be quite happy to have a monument to Captain John Perkins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Perkins_(Royal_Navy_officer) somewhere in London to anno...
by Mostlyharmless
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: Teleportation: H Classe in place of Bismarck

On further reflection to explain the damage in the double bottom, could the shell from Prince of Wales have hit the bottom of Bismarck’s belt, possibly aided by a wave trough, and deflected downwards?

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