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  1. Strongly agree...HPN at 400' well north of the City on mostly flat ground.
  2. Incredibly warm for 1am on Sept 18, 75F in the Bronx.
  3. nzucker

    Old-school farming methods could save the planet

    Half of the Earth's animals have been lost in the last 50 years. Is that what we consider a healthy planet?
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    Old-school farming methods could save the planet

    Great thoughts, Skier. Only about 1/5 of our planet is left in wild state, and even that term is debatable given the influence of human-induced climate change on all ecosystems. As the recent USA Today article on Yellowstone National Park illustrated, even the so-called wildernesses are experiencing widespread consequences: a month less of snow cover, 50 days less of temperatures below 0C at the entrance to the Park. Invasive species may cease to be invasive given the rapid changes in climate that are causing migration of many species to the north and higher in elevation: one study in the Andes found certain species moving up to 100m up in elevation every year. The recent Guardian article discusses the changes that have occurred in the so-called Anthropocene 6th Extinction. Humans have caused the loss of 83% of wild mammals, and 60% of all mammals are livestock. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/21/human-race-just-001-of-all-life-but-has-destroyed-over-80-of-wild-mammals-study
  5. nzucker

    Countdown to Winter 2018 -2019

    I also like 2006-07 and 1986-1987.
  6. nzucker

    2018 Temperatures

    UAH June: +0.21C July: +0.32C Notable warming in the Southern Hemisphere and Tropics, perhaps a result of the emerging El Nino conditions.
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    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    It's weakened somewhat but not NEARLY as much as the 7/27 map showed; that was almost certainly due to satellite error. That image had <75% concentration over a very large area. Seeing the new map, I doubt it melts completely in the East Siberian arm.
  8. nzucker

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    I may have been right...looks dramatically different today, more similar to before. These satellite maps are prone to short-term error due to clouds and other variables. Ice is much higher concentration now:
  9. nzucker

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    Greenland still seeing near record high surface mass balance for July, however. Very benign melt season there, so far.
  10. nzucker

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    Are we sure that isn't satellite error? It seems like an awfully big change from just a week or so ago, not sure if that's possible.
  11. nzucker

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    Looks above most recent years on Bremen extent:
  12. nzucker

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    Can you post the area numbers again, Will? Are we still close to 2009/2013/2014?
  13. The country has awoken? You mean coddling a Russian dictator who has supported Assad gassing thousands, has annexed Crimea illegally, permits no dissent? Trump says "no collusion." Then how come there were secret meetings in Trump Tower? How come Roger Stone was talking to Guccifer 2.0 (who was known as early as July 2016 as a Russian operative)? Why was Trump telling Putin to hack Hillary's emails the same day the Russians invaded DNC servers? "Russia if you're listening, we want those 30,000 emails" Hmm...I wonder what's happening. If you still support Trump, you're embracing a traitor.
  14. The main standard for bail is whether the accused will show up to court. The Bail Reform Act of 1966 states that the preference is for release on recognizance; the prosecution bears the burden of proof as to why a person should NOT be released since the individual is innocent in the eyes of the law. Selling street-level quantities of cocaine and running away from the police is hardly a crime that merits pre-trial detention. There was ZERO violence alleged in the criminal complaint. And you can't always easily distinguish between drug dealers and drug users. Many drug users sell from time to time in order to support their habit. That's the problem with the criminalization of drugs: it breeds a horrible black market economy in which addiction is intertwined with sale. The simple solution would be to offer more maintenance programs for harder drugs and to completely legalize marijuana and psychedelics. You'd see the drug cartels evaporate within days.
  15. He got in trouble for trying to sell a small amount of coke, then hid in the woods and made the police look around for an hour. Not exactly someone that should be locked up for the rest of their life. Tragic incidents happen, but pre-trial release without cash bail and rehabilitation should still be the rule. Just because something crazy happens once in a while doesn't negate the overall benefit of less incarceration, less cash bail, more alternatives to jail time etc. Remembering that "innocent until proven guilty" is the fundamental rule of our justice system. And that we shouldn't be trying to lock people up, quite the opposite.