Stephen Schneider, R.I.P.
Jul 21 2010, 12:13 PM
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A Eulogy to Stephen Schneider
Remembering Stephen Schneider
Stephen H Schneider - recent talk
Stephen Schneider in 1979
He fought with courage against the illness that was destroying him and at the same time fending of character assassinations from deniers - the usual suspects, one of whom appears to have again stabbed at him when he is gone - that should tell you what sort of person that attacker is.
And before you come on with quotes from Schneider taken out of context then realize I know what that is about and so will you if you bother to study the material via those links.
Nov 10 2010, 12:00 AM
Joined: 1-April 07
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i was just pointing out some of the things i'm experiencing locally,
and a few things i've heard, and wondered about.
However, on one point,
nobody knows what would happen if the ice caps all melted.
Surface ocean temperature could get temporarily colder,
if icebergs all drifted towards the equator.
i have a little problem with the past predictions of oceans rising.
(since the '60's!)
If water evaporates quicker under lower atmospheric pressure,
then a rise in ocean levels would accelerate evaporation,
reducing that rise.
Also, isn't our atmosphere being sloughed off, regularly, in the solar wind,
wouldn't that take away water molecules evaporated, with it?
Ocean levels should be getting lower.
And have been,
over the past 40 years, at least.
That, i can personally attest to.
The lowest tide ever, keeps getting lower.
The upper extreme (high tide) is kept in check, i think,
by atmospheric pressure. (or less of it, above sea level)
Also, part of our atmosphere, is regularly sloughed off, into space,
from fluctuations in the solar wind.
And if, there is any evaporated, water, molecules in that sloughed-off atmosphere,
that water, would be lost forever to the greater universe.
Then, appears that question about where is all this water coming from?
The Earth is not a closed system.
Though i think it is time to close this thread,
out of respect for those who have passed beyond.
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