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Global Warming

Expert: We must act fast on warming

Iíve been reading a lot as of late, on some kind of mission or quest, perhaps a thirst for knowledge would better define my behavior the last year or so. I donít post here much cause of all the denier crap, name calling ectÖ.all the childish bullshit surrounding the most catastrophic event to befall the human raceÖ.ever. There is just so much knowledge available on the Internet about anything, Iíve found the deeper I dig the more science I find. The more I read the more I understand, the longer I stare at graphs and charts, the better I understand. Not having (regrettably) a strong background in science, it takes time and a lot of reading to grasp and understand what science is telling us. I read scientific literature, published papers, abstracts of scientific papers. I read scientific forums, where peer reviewed paper are disseminated and discussed. I read scientific blogs where science, glaciologist, physics, climatologist, environmentalist, geologist, and mathematicians and applied sciences are discussed. At times, and not to often I ask a question, but only rarely as not to interfere with the information flow. Iíve acquired direct links to satellites where I can input date and receive high quality near real time images of areas Iím interested in. Then post these images and read direct responses from scientist explaining how and why of these events, scientist from NASA and NOAA and the NWS. Post grad students doing research and posting preliminary results on line. The brief confusion I experienced several months ago caused mostly by deniers posting the same crap over and over and over again. Things like that stupid ďwarming hiatusĒ or lack of surface temperature rise being not balanced in accordance with energy acquired by radiative forcing, forcing that is growing exponentially every day, hour, minute everywhere, building up heat within our globe. Everywhere there are clues as to whatís happening but not the extreme events that would be required to get every human on this planet in line with solutions to agw. Over the last three years Iíve made modifications to my life style, my home, food, transportation everything. I thought that all the money and hard work would certainly shed a favorable light on the results of what I had done. An on-line survey after I pluged in all the new info said my life style = 3.8 earths. I recently read a book called the Oil drum, available on line, all 700 and some pages in a pdf format for free, that was really depressing. If they burn that Can/tar sand shit we are fucked in a hurry, if they donít and modify our energy policies to the extreme, say a reduction across the board of 80percent within 5 years the damage will still be horrible but reversible to some degree. We are at a point in human history where we need to step up and act as one. The next El-nino event, this year or next will put a stop to all the fucking denier nonsense. By the year 2030 or 2035 we will begin to see a wide spread and dramatic collapse of society. Food and water wars will be come more common than they are todayÖ.The Arab spring was caused by agwÖas Russia stopped exporting wheat because of the drought conditions in Russia and the price of wheat products like bread tripled within one week in Egypt giving rise to social unrest and associated death. In Syria the unprecedented drought caused the destruction of 80% of the food crops and 75% of the farm animals, all due to the lack of water. In turn there was mass migration of the rural population into the cities resulting in social unrest and eventually war. These conditions are rising all over the planet, some in areas where the governments involved have nuclear weapons. This shit is real as it gets, itís all over the news and the Internet all one has to do is connect the dots. Best, Bligh  (Feb 27, 2014 | post #27596)

Global Warming

The Earth is in the final phase of changing its magnetic ...

Although I did not take direct damage from Sandy...property assessments came in last week, my home value dropped eighty thousand...whops. Anywho hope this link works http:// https://forum.arct ic-sea-ice.net ...check out the forum from the home tab up top.  (Feb 18, 2014 | post #66)

Global Warming

The Earth is in the final phase of changing its magnetic ...

Thanks for your well wishes I live 1.1 miles from the N Atlantic and several hundred yards from the back bay. Ocean driven water came to within 50 ft. of our home. There was minor wind damage but other than that we were very lucky. Sandy did something very unusual in that it retrograded to the west then impacted a densely populated area. The thing about this storm was, out of a six month hurricane season, it made land fall at the worst possible moment. That was high tide/full moon in October, October tides have a abnormal swing making the high tide higher than the mean average high tide. The Ocean temperature at 40deg north, were at that time 5-6degF higher than normal, AGW can be blamed for 1 to 1.5deg of that, the rest I'm told is the normal meanderings of the gulf stream. So much of the devastation was caused by the housing explosion along the coast with little or no regard to flooding from Ocean storms. Many of the impacted areas were constructed at, or unbelievably, below sea level, with no protection at all. The thing about the ice is our atmosphere concentrations of co2 are at 400ppm, as you well know. The last time they were that high was in the Paleocene about 2.3 to 3 million yrs ago. During the Paleocene sea levels were predicted by core sediments to be about 40 meters higher than now. Thus the destruction of the wais is a realistic event. I checked out the Ice flow divide, thanks....if you take a look at the arctic sea ice forum, take at look the Antarctica thread. Some brilliant folks from NASA post there.  (Feb 9, 2014 | post #61)

Global Warming

The Earth is in the final phase of changing its magnetic ...

The WAIS or Western Antarctica Ice Sheet has thought to be unstable since John Mercer a brilliant Glaciologist published a paper in 1968 describing the scenario that would lead to the collapse of the wais. All, or nearly all of the ICE Shelves Mercer described in his paper are gone or nearly gone, it's thought and was suggested by Mercer that these Ice shelves provided a buttressing effect, holding the wais back from breaking-up and sliding into the Amundsen Sea, raising sea levels dramatically. The wais sits at, or below sea level and warm water intrusion under the wais would increase this process. The Premiss of Mercers paper was Sea Level Rise due to AGW and it's effects on Ocean Temperature's....T he Larson A&B Ice shelf disintegrated in less the 36 days, this was described within the scientific community as "astounding ". Where the Larson collapsed the Ice sheet behind it accelerated by a factor of 2 to 8 times the normal speed toward the Ocean. Should the remaining parts of the Thawaits Glacier and the Pine Island Glacier (which calved to nearly it's grounding line in Nov 2013) disintegrate completely, the wais will be vulnerable. There are scenarios describing this at the Arctic Sea Ice Forum. I live at ground zero from where Sandy hit and am well aware of what it did and the possibilities arising from another more powerful storm making land fall in the greater NY metro area.  (Feb 9, 2014 | post #59)

Global Warming

Press for a 'Climate Scientist Who Got It Right'

More and more Forums are not allowing this type of denier type bull to be posted at all, one of the largest to do so recently is Reddit. Just continuing their argument is the goal. Which is why I do not post here much. AGW is a proven science just like gravity....there is no argument.  (Feb 6, 2014 | post #3)

Global Warming

The Earth is in the final phase of changing its magnetic ...

Between this http://news.nation algeographic.com/n ews/2013/13/131118 -antarctica-volcan o-earthquakes-erup t-sea-level-rise-s cience/ and the next El nina the wais could raise sea level rather abruptly.  (Feb 6, 2014 | post #57)

Global Warming

Denial is getting ugly.

I've a friend in Texas who is a really smart guy....he knows more about medicine and human anatomy than most doctors. He's an elegant writer, enjoys the same things other folks do, an all around good guy. He also does not believe the facts about man made global warming....he projects the same conspiracy thinking that is so evident in deniers. He somehow thinks that it involves a monetary loss through taxes or government control buy limiting fossil fuels. He presents the most absurd arguments one could possibly hear. He says all the photo evidenced is Photoshopped, believes the satellite data is falsified....it's all a conspiracy. I've read about those type of thinking patterns and the more evidence one presents to the contrary it only deepens the conspiracy, so a scientific argument is counter productive. The best thing one could do is ignore a denier, and create a productive conversation about the facts surrounding the topic.  (Jan 26, 2014 | post #4)

Global Warming

Expert: We must act fast on warming

FG.....Something worth reading http://simplicityi nstitute.org/wp-co ntent/uploads/2011 /04/CrashOnDemandS implicityInstitute 13c.pdf  (Jan 17, 2014 | post #27547)

Global Warming

Rising sea levels torment Norfolk, Va., and coastal U.S.

Worth Reading http://simplicityi nstitute.org/wp-co ntent/uploads/2011 /04/CrashOnDemandS implicityInstitute 13c.pdf  (Jan 17, 2014 | post #34)

Global Warming

Global warming 'undeniable,' scientists say

That's right, with much more to come. http://simplicityi nstitute.org/wp-co ntent/uploads/2011 /04/CrashOnDemandS implicityInstitute 13c.pdf  (Jan 17, 2014 | post #31137)

US News

Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leavin...

A blogspot is not scientific evidence of anything. Try quoting a scientific, peer reviewed paper to support your comments.  (Jan 17, 2014 | post #42718)

Global Warming

Expert: We must act fast on warming

You are correct, gw will destroy much of what we see here today. http://www.aip.org /history/climate/f loods.htm So, did we believe Mercer? Think about it.....what was the first year we installed pollution control device on ICE engines (internal combustion engines) Yup, in 1969 car manufactures installed a PCV valve on ICE engines. This was our big response to Mercers report. We should have banned the production of ICE engines in 1969. The face of global warming does not lie in the Atmosphere but in the Oceans were 90% of the radiated heat is absorbed. Since Mercers report all of the Ice Shelves are gone or nearly gone (a small percent of one remains) less than 5% on the Western side of Antarctica. These Ice shelf's provided a buttressing affect on the wais.(western Antarctica ice sheet) El-Nino is coming .. the three warmest years on record are 1998, 2005 and 2010, oddly enough these were all El Nino events. With The South Pacific equaling 30% of the Earths surface the climate event's of the next El Nino will be devastating. More than this is what the influx of this warm waters .09f to 1.4F higher will do to the WAIS without the Ice sheets protecting it .... well Mercer said it. The resulting abrupt sea level rise will trigger events in the arctic, feed back loops that we could not stop. If ya have the time Google the GRACE satellite and look at the gravitational shifts in Antarctica ...The massive loss of ice in the western portion is very disturbing, but check out the eastern side...there is a small shift there as well.  (Jan 14, 2014 | post #27528)

US News

Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leavin...

hey...Your explanation was close enough and that's exactly whats going on. Thanks You for being aware.  (Jan 10, 2014 | post #42596)

Global Warming

Global warming 'undeniable,' scientists say

The question I asked was about global warming.....you know, the subject being discussed here.  (Jan 10, 2014 | post #30987)

Global Warming

The Earth is in the final phase of changing its magnetic ...

Yea, I've noticed that the magnetic variation listed on the charts does not exactly match the compass. What that means is that the nautical charts that were produced 100 years ago and are normally incredibly accurate do not seem to be as accurate today. The charts I use are wgs84 which describes the math that's used to produce the charts. The magnetic variation stamped on all nautical charts are not part of that equation but a separate list following a magnetic variation map across the planet that has been near constant for centuries, as far as human knowledge is concerned. It is changing, I've noticed that for years now, rather or not it's associated with earthquakes I really do not know. However, I see post from this past November suggesting massive quakes within the next two weeks and jeeeez I really do not see that happening.  (Jan 10, 2014 | post #53)