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The news from NASA today is that Jakobshavn is now advancing, rather than retreating. It's probably a temporary change, but, even so, it's remarkable, considering that the glacier has been retreating for over 150 years: https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2852/cold-water-currently-slowing-fastest-greenland-glacier/ [Snip, no links to climate risk denier sites, thanks; N.]
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2019 on Jakobshavn record retreat at Arctic Sea Ice
Climate campaigners frequently speculate that anthropogenic warming could cause an increase in the frequency and/or intensity of "extreme weather" events, like hurricanes and tornadoes. However, that has not happened, thus far. Here are some graphs: http://policlimate.com/tropical/frequency_12months.png http://policlimate.com/tropical/global_running_ace.png http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cmb/images/tornado/clim/EF3-EF5.png Climatologist James Hansen predicted that melting ice sheets global warming will keep the oceans cool at extreme latitudes, while the tropics warm due to GHGs, with the result that the "increasing temperature gradient is going to drive stronger storms." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOKBOFLhgqM#t=7m25s However, these days just the opposite is widely acknowledged: "Polar Amplification" is expected to cause temperatures to rise faster at higher latitudes. Some people also know that non-linear negative feedbacks limit warming in the tropics: http://www.sealevel.info/feedbacks.html#tropicalsst Yet I have never heard Dr. Hansen, nor any other climate alarmist, speculate that the reduced temperature gradient might reduce extreme weather.
correction: "AP Style" should be "APA Style." Sorry.
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Here are some authorities which, thankfully, disagree with the APA Style guide: "most words that end in an unpronounced "s" form their possessive by adding an apostrophe + s" http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/possessives.htm "The most useful rule — and the most general and the easiest to remember — is simply that you add ’s whenever you actually say an extra /əz/ at the end when forming the possessive, compared with how you say the non-possessive version. Let your own ear be your guide. That’s all there is to it. No fancy rules full of exceptions. Just your own ear (as a native speaker, mind you)." http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/79081/which-singular-names-ending-in-s-form-possessives-with-only-a-bare-apostrophe http://data.grammarbook.com/blog/apostrophes/apostrophes-with-words-ending-in-s/ http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/apostro.asp
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The rule for a silent trailing "s" seems exactly backwards. According to the AP Style book, the one time when you don't add a trailing "s" is when you do want to add an "s" sound. Seriously??
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I may be contacted by email at: http://www.burtonsys.com/email/ If you are interested in my work on sea levels, see: http://www.burtonsys.com/climate/global_msl_trend_analysis.html If you are interested in my work on electoral redistricting, see: http://www.burtonsys.com/redist.html Dave Burton Cary, NC Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Ncdave4life's blog
This is totally off-topic, but I couldn't find a contact address for you, and I just wanted to say "thank you" for this excellent page: http://elephantschild.typepad.com/the_elephants_child/2009/04/10-million-christians-killed-in-the-holocaust.html
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Katy, I just told a friend to look at your blog because, I said, "Katy's blog has the best coverage of the Wake Convention I've found."
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John, what on earth are talking about? Arrowood was chairman of Equality NC PAC, an organization which lobbies for the legalization of same-sex marriage. How on earth can you contend that "he never brought [his sexuality] up until he was asked"? He headed a PAC that was campaigning for legalization of same-sex marriage, which is the very definition of activism. So how can you say to Katy, "you have no evidence of activism?" That's just absurd.
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