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RBG wrote: February 19th, 2019, 7:01 pm Image

view from my desert home this morning. there's another snow shower happening now, it's very granular, like small styrofoam balls :turned:
Quite a view.

Have you been to the top of any of those mountains?
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no but it's part of a wilderness area so totally possible. if i was rich they'd bury the utility lines. but then i couldn't afford to live here :sweat:

according to forest service info, it's very rugged and no trails exist. the highest peak is about 7000 ft. it means a lot to me to live near wild places but i prefer to hike trails lol. yes i'm a wimp. people die out there :$
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RBG wrote: February 19th, 2019, 8:45 pm no but it's part of a wilderness area so totally possible. if i was rich they'd bury the utility lines. but then i couldn't afford to live here :sweat:

according to forest service info, it's very rugged and no trails exist. the highest peak is about 7000 ft. it means a lot to me to live near wild places but i prefer to hike trails lol. yes i'm a wimp. people die out there :$
It does seem like one ardous trek. Do you live in a small community or is it a remote house in the middle of the desert?
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it is a small community about ten miles from a bigger town, where i work. i have never lived in a city. there are drawbacks like no decent cinemas and restaurants are limited (although the mexican food is fantastic!) but with internet these things don't matter so much. phone service sucks but i have wifi calling :$ also it's safe enough here i've been gone for 2-3 weeks at a time and left a window open for my cat with no worries.

i've lived at this spot for two years next month
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summer seems to have already started where i live... The drought reports said that we didn't fully recover from last year's drought, and no rain is expected during the rest of february and in early march, with warm temperatures and a lot of sun, which is very unusual for the end of february.
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RBG your place looks pretty sweet... I grew up in and prefer forests, but I love the wilderness no matter the climate and locale. My uncle used to live in the Taos NM area (and for a time on Dennis Hopper's ranch) back in the 60s and 70s and it was a great area; hopefully still is. I'd love to hike Sycamore Canyon in Sedona AZ before I die (as well as some of the mountains I haven't hit in VT and NH).
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RBG wrote: February 19th, 2019, 10:24 pm it is a small community about ten miles from a bigger town, where i work. i have never lived in a city. there are drawbacks like no decent cinemas and restaurants are limited (although the mexican food is fantastic!) but with internet these things don't matter so much. phone service sucks but i have wifi calling :$ also it's safe enough here i've been gone for 2-3 weeks at a time and left a window open for my cat with no worries.

i've lived at this spot for two years next month
Cool! I take it you like it there, or do you secretly long for a metropolis?
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i like it here! i'm not big on people. i enjoy birding from my porch though

peeptoad i was in sedona last year. it's gorgeous but kind of crowded. i prefer the chiricahuas where i see more deer than people lol

i feel lucky to live here, there aren't enough wild places left. another winter storm is due tmrw :satstunned:

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RBG wrote: February 20th, 2019, 7:37 pm i like it here! i'm not big on people. i enjoy birding from my porch though

peeptoad i was in sedona last year. it's gorgeous but kind of crowded. i prefer the chiricahuas where i see more deer than people lol

i feel lucky to live here, there aren't enough wild places left. another winter storm is due tmrw :satstunned:

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Nice! Yeah I bet the Sedona area is mobbed with people these days... siiiigh. I could do with fewer of them as well, esp when hiking.
I've been near those chiricahuas actually just not actually in them. Spent some time traveling through the Southwest when I was younger.
Stay safe in the storm... it was pretty icy and cold when I left for work this morning. Blegh.
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my weather app tells me it will be in the 70s here by next week. :teehee:

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sedona being loved to death :'( i want to go to taos but i wonder if it's not much the same these days....
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RBG wrote: February 21st, 2019, 12:16 pm
sedona being loved to death :'(
It probably is... but it's still beautiful! I need to take at least one more cross country trip before I die. :thumbsup:
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raining here now but it snowed in vegas





and even parts of LA! major major storm. gonna be a mess tmrw :ph43r:

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my friends are heading to sedona next week, they wanna see it in the snow
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We're all going to die from climate change aren't we?

It snowed here today, for the first time that anyone can figure. The snowline was 1,500ft today, which means parts of town were hit (the town's elevation ranges from 600 - 3,000 ft; figure that out yourself in metric :P ). So, within 3 months - we had fires burn everything, floods and mudslides wash away the burned areas, and now snow. What a crazy year.

At least (to compete with RBG) our backyard mountains got a nice dusting of snow (not my photo):

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cheers minkin! i was hoping for a snow day but it's raining again now and i doubt that's sufficient to call out :(

this storm even has a name: winter storm quiana :satstunned:
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Wow, ha ha.... snow in LA. There were snow flurries once when I lived there; want to say it was around 2006-07. I was driving down Westwood Blvd between Olympic and Pico when I noticed it and it was a strange feeling for sure. I also only saw one lightning storm the entire time I lived there (late 90s), but they must be more frequent than snow.
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My brother is reporting snow in north Tucson now. Flagstaff set a one day record. I came to work but now am wondering if I'll make it home. Power is still on ty jesus
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RBG wrote: February 21st, 2019, 12:16 pm i want to go to taos but i wonder if it's not much the same these days....
I haven't been to Taos (driven past on I-25, and had our car 'destroyed' by hail just outside Taos), but I'm under the impression that it's so expensive that only the rich and their trophy homes are left (a bit like Santa Fe).
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Whats this now
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Forecast sunny and 16c towards the end of the week (spring is here) enough to warm up the fish as I like coarse fishing. :mellow:
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High time someone came out and said it
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/597k ... nd-in-2050
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Armoreska wrote: June 4th, 2019, 9:34 pm High time someone came out and said it
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/597k ... nd-in-2050
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by 2030 carbon dioxide levels have reached 437 parts
per million — which is unprecedented in the last 20
million years — and warming reaches 1.6°C.

While sea levels have risen 0.5 metres by 2050, the
increase may be 2–3 metres by 2100, and it is
understood from historical analogues that seas may
eventually rise by more than 25 metres.

2050: Thirty-five percent of the global land area, and 55
percent of the global population, are subject to more
than 20 days a year of lethal heat conditions, beyond
the threshold of human survivability

Food production is inadequate to feed the
global population and food prices skyrocket, as a
consequence of a one-fifth decline in crop yields, a
decline in the nutrition content of food crops, a
catastrophic decline in insect populations,
desertification, monsoon failure and chronic water
shortages, and conditions too hot for human habitation
in significant food-growing regions

Massive nonlinear events in the global
environment give rise to massive nonlinear societal
events. In this scenario, nations around the world
will be overwhelmed by the scale of change and
pernicious challenges, such as pandemic disease.

Armed conflict between nations over resources,
such as the Nile and its tributaries, is likely and
nuclear war is possible. The social consequences
range from increased religious fervor to outright
chaos.
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has anyone used this weather website?
https://www.windy.com
there's like a shitton of features
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Armoreska wrote: June 7th, 2019, 2:18 pm has anyone used this weather website?
https://www.windy.com
nice! thanks for the link...
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Apparently more heat for California coming
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 391330001/
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June is looking to be a disappointing dull month Here in Uk
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Armoreska wrote: June 8th, 2019, 2:19 pm Apparently more heat for California coming
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 391330001/
Not just Cali. A quarter of the US could have record breaking heat this week. Shit is fucked. One of the best things about living in the PNW used to be the unparalleled beautiful summers. Now they come and I just count down the days until Autumn.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/ ... west-coast

Meanwhile EU is very cool
and Ukraine is 33 degrees
Northern India / Pakistan is still at ~46 C
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 84691.html

Alaska the only place in the US to hit record...warmth
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather- ... a/70008741
Overall I've found the North America has been cooling this century compared to the previous century which is another good explanation/reason for all the warming skepticism
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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-45584-3.pdf

This is an important work by Zharkova and others indicating where the climate is going, given the work that has gone into it, it should be taken seriously.
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So that means the massive effect on the climate is solar activity, with a cooling minimum cold period coming for many years to be followed by warming period. But it mentions there has been a warming period. No mention of humans having an effect on any of it as far as I can see. We think we are so important but we are as ants compared to the power of the sun.
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Cippenham wrote: July 7th, 2019, 11:54 am So that means the massive effect on the climate is solar activity, with a cooling minimum cold period coming for many years to be followed by warming period. But it mentions there has been a warming period. No mention of humans having an effect on any of it as far as I can see. We think we are so important but we are as ants compared to the power of the sun.
Well yes, most definitely the source of the heat is more important than the trap for the heat. But how much variation can sun's temporary changes introduce :think: Maunder minimum only dropped it by average of 1C after 50 years, and then returned. So if the same cooling happens on year 1, it'll just nullify the current warming, and the near future CO2/methane effect will still be greater.
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The current warming is caused by humans, its potential is much higher than 1C, and when the minimum ends, the temperatures will bounce back to a high level.
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Global_wa ... _the_Earth

At least this new solar minimum is already coming tomorrow, so it's about to be tested.
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Cippenham wrote: July 7th, 2019, 11:54 am No mention of humans having an effect on any of it as far as I can see. We think we are so important but we are as ants compared to the power of the sun.
It is mentioned in the last line of the paper. Human-induced factors are outside of the scope of that particular study. So you should not draw any conclusions or make relations between what is presented in the paper and the human influence on climate change.
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However we mere mortals are asnothing compared to the power of the sun and it wrong to suppose otherwise. Termites and the oceans are more important or as so .I believe this paper is likely to be correct and i believe there is nothing we do or can do that affects the climate. Even so its not worth debating.
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The paper can very well be correct, that is not the issue. It just does not say anything about other influences on climate and therefore is not a complete climate change story/prediction.
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Another paper shows no human influence on the climate . It’s beginning to look embarrassing for the climate religion fanatics.

https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.00165
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poor Europe - suffering through yet another one of Cipp's 'cold periods' this summer
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The climate religion fanatics never appear to agree on what is causing the climate change; a few days ago it was solar cycles and now low clouds. But the so-called scientific papers that are pushed forward indeed keep looking more and more embarrassing.
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