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OT: Skeptics vs Alarmist Cage Match unSpectacular!
climberman
26-Jun-2009
4:53:37 PM
Ta folks.

Zebedee
26-Jun-2009
11:51:57 PM
Now that people are talking climbing here, so many young people ask 'What is the correct belay technique?' and the answer usually involves complicated stuff- it's the three position technique- or never let go the brake hand- or give them extra rope so the fall is dynamic. Well I have developed a simple self belay technique that you should easily grasp from the following image. Perfect for rope solo and with another knot and turn equally good for the normal belay use. Look and learn!

Edit: OOPS drunk on the inter tubes again ne'er mind

evanbb
27-Jun-2009
6:50:57 AM
On 26/06/2009 Zebedee wrote:
>Now that people are talking climbing here, so many young people ask 'What
>is the correct belay technique?' and the answer usually involves complicated
>stuff- it's the three position technique- or never let go the brake hand-
>or give them extra rope so the fall is dynamic. Well I have developed a
>simple self belay technique that you should easily grasp from the following
>image. Perfect for rope solo and with another knot and turn equally good
>for the normal belay use. Look and learn!
>

Thanks Zebs, your contribution makes a lot more sense than some of the others.
TonyB
27-Jun-2009
7:20:19 AM
CARBONGATE

It is no wonder that there are so many true believers in the GW nonsense when the science of climate is suppressed in this manner:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/06/25/online-global-warming-study-censored-by-epa/#more-8907
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/06/25/source-inside-epa-confirms-claims-of-science-being-ignored-by-top-epa-management/#more-8898

Anyone who is sincere in gaining a better understanding of climate and why global temperatures show such a lack of correlation with man's fossil fuel burning, should read the very detailed, suppressed report:

http://cei.org/cei_files/fm/active/0/DOC062509-004.pdf

evanbb
29-Jun-2009
1:26:18 PM
I finally understand the skeptics position. It's all here, explained by the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Nothing we can do about it. Oh well.


Sorry for reviving this thread, slow day at work, if you could even call it that.
BA
29-Jun-2009
5:27:26 PM
DANGER: ALARMIST VIEWS, ECO-CONSPIRACY WARNING, PAID POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT

From page 4 of New Scientist 25 April 2009

OZONE WITH ICE

Blame the southern ozone hole. That's why Antarctic sea ice is growing even though Arctic ice is shrinking at record rates. It seems CFCs and other ozone depleting chemicals in the atmosphere have given the South Pole a respite from global warming.

Satellite images studied by John Turner of the British Antarctic Survey and his colleagues show that Antarctic sea ice increases in every month except January. "We're trying to understand why it's increasing now, at a time of global warming," says Turner.

The researchers used an atmospheric model to investigate how the ozone hole has changed weather patterns around Antarctica. They found that depletion of ozone has intensified strong winds that swirl around the continent. This vortex has drawn more warm air in from Chile, which has warmed the Antarctic peninsula and may have contributed to the collapse of several ice shelves. However, it has also generated stronger cool-air storms around the Ross Sea, where new ice has formed. Overall, the increase in sea ice has been greater than the reduction (Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1029/2009GL037524 in press).

The respite is temporary, though. The ozone hole will eventually close, Turner says. "In the next decade or so we should see sea ice plateauing and then decreasing massively."

Then again, they could just be wrong I suppose.

D.Lodge
29-Jun-2009
6:04:25 PM
Reading the interprative sign at the You Yangs on Saturday, last snow there was 1985 so something must be warming.
R James
30-Jun-2009
1:38:49 PM
On 29/06/2009 BA wrote:
> That's why Antarctic sea ice is growing
>even though Arctic ice is shrinking at record rates.

You better check Arctic ice again. It's been at normal area for the past 8 months. They found that their satellite recorder was faulty, and had to adjust their data back into last year. If anything, it's recovering at a record rate. http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/ice-area-and-extent-in-arctic

nmonteith
30-Jun-2009
1:55:01 PM
But what about the submarines photos?

evanbb
30-Jun-2009
2:19:29 PM
On 30/06/2009 R James wrote:
>If anything, it's recovering
>at a record rate. http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/ice-area-and-
>xtent-in-arctic

What? How can you look at those graphs and declare that it's recovering at a record rate?
Wendy
30-Jun-2009
6:08:40 PM
We've snuck up to number 5 now ...

ajfclark
30-Jun-2009
6:10:47 PM
On 30/06/2009 Wendy wrote:
>We've snuck up to number 5 now ...

This thing won't die before it's number one will it?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
30-Jun-2009
6:18:37 PM
If it goes crazy the mods will lock the thread and kill it before it graduates ... ?
















(As an aside: ... Hey Zeb, how does the belayer in that three position technique get those blue balls to stay there?)
Wendy
30-Jun-2009
6:59:46 PM
what do you mean if? It's already gone crazy. But it's only crime really is repetition, no reason to kill it.

anthonyk
30-Jun-2009
7:01:32 PM
On 30/06/2009 R James wrote:
>You better check Arctic ice again. .. If anything, it's recovering
>at a record rate. http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/ice-area-and-xtent-in-arctic

?

because its higher than the record low in 2007 its "recovering at a record rate"? it hasn't even reached a low point yet, and is still -1SD of the 1979-2007 records. sounds like you want it to be a record increase, not because there's any convincing data to go by

Zebedee
30-Jun-2009
11:09:17 PM
On 30/06/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>(As an aside: ... Hey Zeb, how does the belayer in that three position
>technique get those blue balls to stay there?)
She must be an circus performer.
Honestly I thought this thread was dead. It's a climbing forum. If any of you be scientists shove your shīt in a peer reviewed journal or just pīss off. Cause really the interweb ainít the place to do science.
rod
30-Jun-2009
11:12:38 PM
nice filter dodging i usage zeb, almost as impressive as the circus performer
R James
30-Jun-2009
11:45:27 PM
On 30/06/2009 evanbb wrote:
>On 30/06/2009 R James wrote:
>>If anything, it's recovering
>>at a record rate. http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/ice-area-an
>-
>>xtent-in-arctic
>
>What? How can you look at those graphs and declare that it's recovering
>at a record rate?

Two ways - Firstly, the ice area increase between 2007 and 2009 exceeds increases in the recorded past, and secondly, that's what the scientists are telling us.

JimboV10
1-Jul-2009
7:55:25 AM
And now for our next debate!!!

Evolution or God's creation??

D.Lodge
1-Jul-2009
10:46:35 AM
Do NOT go there Jimbo

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