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try as they might i have never seen any convincing evidence that getting warmer is a bad thing. The planet has always righted itself---wether it be a huge sunspot of asteroid strike--which BTW spews far more into the atmosphere than we ever come close to- the planet always rights itself.

No doubt the planet always rights itself, but a strike by a massive asteroid would still be bad for us. If sea level rises by several feet, it would be bad for a lot of people. The planet may not care all that much but a good chunk of humanity would.

Oceans rising is another area they get it all wrong.

one scientist who knows more about sea levels than anyone else in the world it is the Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the INQUA International Commission on Sea Level Change. And the uncompromising verdict of Dr Mörner, who for 35 years has been using every known scientific method to study sea levels all over the globe, is that all this talk about the sea rising is nothing but a colossal scare story.

Despite fluctuations down as well as up, "the sea is not rising," he says. "It hasn't risen in 50 years." If there is any rise this century it will "not be more than 10cm (four inches), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm". And quite apart from examining the hard evidence, he says, the elementary laws of physics (latent heat needed to melt ice) tell us that the apocalypse conjured up by
Al Gore and Co could not possibly come about.

Remember the IPCC has lowered it's predictions down 5 times. It's first mirroring the rediculous predictions of Al Gore with 100ft rises flooding England and New York--in 2001 the IPCC projected a sea rise of 2 millimeters per year, and the 2007 report  called for up to 1.9 feet of sea-level-rise by century's end. The IPCC has slashed its global-warming predictions, implicitly rejecting the models on which it once so heavily and imprudently relied since after 30 years the data is in. there is no 3x feedback. And all evidence show "the deniers' correct in their dampening theory. Of the 800 odd climate models only a handful don't use this 3x feedback and the fanatics never never ever use the data reached by those handful. but alas it's clear. Sea levels have been flat for 50 years. Global warming well over a decade. Local sea levels can be pointed to for ups and downs but that's something totally outside "the Climate Change' argument.

Music, TV, Movies / Re: Alien: Covenant
« Last post by Sir Slash on Today at 09:21:29 AM »
True. Makes you want to follow them to Old Navy and play Polka music in their ears.
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Roger Moore dies at 89
« Last post by Sir Slash on Today at 09:19:33 AM »
I thought they were pretty good but like Pratt says, too focused on Bond being an old, war-weary, relic type of guy that's, of course, always right about the bad guys. He's more of a strong, stoic  figure where as the other Bonds were more sophisticated and smooth. I can't imagine Connery getting his balls smashed in any of his films the way Craig did in Casino Royale-- Q would've given him a "Testicle Protector" device of some kind. But the films were OK, even Spectre wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Still, I'd love to see a new face in the Bond role. Maybe the black guy that plays Hemidal in Thor or Hardy from Madd Maxx.
Books & Reading / Re: What are we reading?
« Last post by Sir Slash on Today at 09:07:10 AM »
You're welcome. I got it.
Books & Reading / Re: Library of Congress free downloads
« Last post by Greybriar on Today at 08:58:27 AM »
Nice find! Thanks for sharing. O0
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Roger Moore dies at 89
« Last post by Gusington on Today at 08:16:19 AM »
Are you aging and bitter, Pratt?
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Roger Moore dies at 89
« Last post by JasonPratt on Today at 08:13:22 AM »
Craig as an actor is fine. As a grumpy bitter James Bond even in the origin story is, well, different, and added to "fine actor" is fine. I think the writers wrongly (but perhaps inescapably) overplayed the idea that Bond is an aging sad loser too quickly. They hadn't even fully finished his origin story yet, and by film 3 -- which in effect was really film 2, because Quantum of Solace was pretty much literally the action-packed hour-and-a-half grand finale to a 4 hour first Bond film -- they're already leaning heavily on how washed up and old James Bond is.

Which is one thousand percent insane. It could have barely worked but only if the scripts, especially in the first film, had emphasized that only veterans with lots of experience have earned the rare license to kill double-0 status. But the first film botches a faint execution on that by seeming to pretend that we're seeing Bond's first two kills in the pre-credit sequence -- followed by a credit sequence where he's coldly and methodically racking up a body count. (Obligatory RIP Chris Cornell, btw.) So... what was that? Was that what he did before the pre-credit sequence to earn the chance at a double-0? The credit sequence seems to imply it, but the pre-credit sequence seems to contradict it. Was that what he did after being given the license? The next scenes seem to imply that he's trying to quietly hunt whomever his target had sold out to, and that not a lot of time has passed, and the bad guys ("Quantum" as later revealed, "Spectre" as later ret-con revealed since for copyright tangles they couldn't just use Spectre to start with) aren't in danger mode that an unstoppable killing machine has been recently mowing through their ranks.

Anyway. It's just weird. The performance is fine on its own merits. It can work as an aging, bitter operative stretching himself to be functional beyond his expected service life -- which makes sense in the original novels because Bond was a clearly established war vet, on the constant edge of burnout, trying to stay relevant in the new Cold War. The tone of how to present Bond to audiences in the four Craig films is highly schizophrenic by comparison.
Music, TV, Movies / Re: RIP Lisa Spoonauer - "Caitlin Bree" from Clerks
« Last post by mirth on Today at 07:20:53 AM »
Way too young. RIP
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Roger Moore dies at 89
« Last post by mirth on Today at 07:18:42 AM »
He's good. I really enjoyed Casino Royale. I've been meh on everything since, not because of Craig though.
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Alien: Covenant
« Last post by Gusington on Today at 07:18:37 AM »
I would have killed those girls. It's people like that which make me hate people. Amongst other reasons.
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