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by midtskogen
11 Feb 2017 14:08
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 342
Views: 74667

Unusual weather

The main problem with snow here is to keep the mountain roads open during the winter.
by midtskogen
11 Feb 2017 12:46
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1004
Views: 179411

Totally off-topic thread

Skiing gets better and better in a mixed winter so far.  But next week I have to trade this
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with Californian rain. :(
by midtskogen
11 Feb 2017 11:13
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 342
Views: 74667

Unusual weather

3030 The schools and university have been closed for several days this last week because of it. That sounds so funny.  I can't recall ever hearing about a school over here closing because of snow.  Sure, if an avalanche cut off the road, the roof collapsed, the heating broke down, or something, but...
by midtskogen
10 Feb 2017 14:35
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1635
Views: 236242

Science and Astronomy Questions

Watsisname wrote:
Humans can't survive permanently above about 6000m on Earth, for instance.

Seems correct.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12631426
by midtskogen
09 Feb 2017 05:41
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: General global warming / climate change discussion
Replies: 203
Views: 40744

General global warming / climate chage discussion

2914 I don't spend much time reading IPCC reports, as I've noticed many times their results seem implausible and are sometimes completely disingenuous, remaining unchecked for many years before they are corrected. For example, the Himalayan glaciers are supposed to completely disappear by the year ...
by midtskogen
08 Feb 2017 03:40
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: General global warming / climate change discussion
Replies: 203
Views: 40744

General global warming / climate chage discussion

2880 More than all of the warming is due to anthropogenic causes.  This is because without the anthropogenic greenhouse forcing, Earth would have cooled, not warmed. This is extremely difficult to verify. This more than 100% of the observed warming due to humans causes some confusion.  That is, &qu...
by midtskogen
08 Feb 2017 03:19
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1004
Views: 179411

Totally off-topic thread

So, reality is a pretty good simulation of SpaceEngine?
by midtskogen
07 Feb 2017 00:44
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 342
Views: 74667

Unusual weather

Warm Atlantic air gives rain as far as 80°N today.
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by midtskogen
06 Feb 2017 22:56
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: General global warming / climate change discussion
Replies: 203
Views: 40744

General global warming / climate chage discussion

2801  posted this video on the old forum, but I feel it may be worth reposting it here Once concern here is that the projections presented in the video are also science fiction, i.e. based on science in the sense that it can't rule it out.  IPCC says on the equilibrium climate sensitivity: "th...
by midtskogen
06 Feb 2017 13:01
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe
Replies: 396
Views: 89041

The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe

DoctorOfSpace wrote:
Qr Bbpost The ocean does not seem to favor big brains.

This may be true, but why?
by midtskogen
06 Feb 2017 12:46
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: General global warming / climate change discussion
Replies: 203
Views: 40744

General global warming / climate chage discussion

Your premise seems to be that climate scientists only come out of their cave every few years to publish summaries for policy makers.  That is, of course, not the case, so I wasn't primarily thinking of how to improve those summaries.  Anyway, the summaries could be improved as well.  Our main concer...
by midtskogen
06 Feb 2017 01:22
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: General global warming / climate change discussion
Replies: 203
Views: 40744

General global warming / climate chage discussion

A pause during a strong warming event, even strong warming, isn't necessarily a falsification of the warming, so it's difficult to understand this desire, other than for political reasons, to publish a pause buster paper, and how this has been so embraced by the people at realclimate and others.  Re...
by midtskogen
05 Feb 2017 21:11
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe
Replies: 396
Views: 89041

The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe

2738 Take dolphins or the various species of octopus for example (especially *octopi, arguably, some species are even more intelligent than humans) So how intelligent are octopi?  I've seen them compared to dogs, i.e. a mammal, which is exceptional for sea life apart from mammals (like dolphins).  ...
by midtskogen
05 Feb 2017 12:17
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe
Replies: 396
Views: 89041

The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe

2726 and for my opinion fish will be more common than land lifeforms Sounds reasonable, assuming that life generally first evolves in the ocean.  For intelligent life, I wonder if intelligent oceanic life is more common than intelligent terrestrial life in the universe.  If life starts in the ocean...
by midtskogen
05 Feb 2017 11:31
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 342
Views: 74667

Unusual weather

Spacer, the image didn't make it to the post.  I know those maps, but I don't forecast myself.  Others do that better. :)  But such maps are useful for understanding the weather situation