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Comment on Extreme variability: local climate change right now by Evelyne Roullet.

Dear John, (nothing to do with leaving you for somebody else).
Are you on the list of men like Dennis Waterman having “problem with strong, intelligent women”? I sincerely hope not.
Yes, I have a master in the philosophy of laughter following in the foot steps of Democritus, known in antiquity as the “laughing philosopher”.
Hence I have stop taking myself seriously. I am, now, amused by the illusory nature of the self, and can regard myself as a big joke and human existence as absurd.

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Extreme variability: local climate change right now
@ John Bell: The following is out of context, but after re-reading some of the comments I realised that one of mine could easily be misinterpreted.
You told me you were on the same list that Denis Waterman. I reacted too fast.
But I had written I hope not because I enjoyed our discussion. So accept my apology.

Extreme variability: local climate change right now
John Bell, it is always with great interest that I listen to the professionals; but I cannot see your name on the list of the great ones.
1824 – French physicist Joseph Fourier describes the Earth’s natural “greenhouse effect”. He writes: “The temperature [of the Earth] can be augmented by the interposition of the atmosphere, because heat in the state of light finds less resistance in penetrating the air, than in re-passing into the air when converted into non-luminous heat.”
1861 – Irish physicist John Tyndall shows that water vapour and certain other gases create the greenhouse effect.
1896 – Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius concludes that industrial-age coal burning will enhance the natural greenhouse effect. He suggests this might be beneficial for future generations. His conclusions on the likely size of the “man-made greenhouse” are in the same ballpark – a few degrees Celsius for a doubling of CO2 – as modern-day climate models.

1927 – Carbon emissions from fossil fuel burning and industry reach one billion tonnes per year.
1930 – Human population reaches two billion.
1938 – Using records from 147 weather stations around the world, British engineer Guy Callendar shows that temperatures had risen over the previous century. He also shows that CO2 concentrations had increased over the same period, and suggests this caused the warming. The “Callendar effect” is widely dismissed by meteorologists.
1955 – Using a new generation of equipment including early computers, US researcher Gilbert Plass analyses in detail the infrared absorption of various gases. He concludes that doubling CO2 concentrations would increase temperatures by 3-4C.
1957 – US oceanographer Roger Revelle and chemist Hans Suess show that seawater will not absorb all the additional CO2 entering the atmosphere, as many had assumed. Revelle writes: “Human beings are now carrying out a large scale geophysical experiment…”
1975 – US scientist Wallace Broecker puts the term “global warming” into the public domain in the title of a scientific paper.

1930 – Human population reaches two billion.
1960 – Human population reaches three billion.
1975 – Human population reaches four billion.
1987 – Human population reaches five billion
1999 – Human population reaches six billion.
2011 – Human population reaches seven billion.

1989 – Carbon emissions from fossil fuel burning and industry reach six billion tonnes per year.
2006 – Carbon emissions from fossil fuel burning and industry reach eight billion tonnes per year.
2011 – Data shows concentrations of greenhouse gases are rising faster than in previous years.

My source is the BBC’s brief history of climate change, here.

Yes John STOP THE WORLD – I WANT TO GET OFF is a thought-provoking tale about the fleeting nature of worldly success. This tale tell us to stop our need for luxury and non necessary goods or, the planet will get read of “our world” and will continue to turn without fleas on her back

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Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
Laurence, accept my apology for your my remarks about your pseudonym. I suppose I was upset by your rich colorful language telling me that I am an idiot because of my beliefs: “Usual useful idiots chanting that it takes the whole of a village to raise a child.” Your quote, not mine! So I thought if I need to be insulted I want to know the person who does it; fair?
I quote Hillary Clinton to show that “village” does not mean buildings, but “community”.

Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
I have questions for Maccas supervisor and staff:
• She started at 10pm and the shift ended at 2am on Sunday. She must be tired.
• When she left she discovered her bike had been stolen. Does Maccas have no secure parking for staff?
• So she set out on foot to the home of a friend in the Old Eastside, where she is staying. Could anyone, as she was not alone, have given her a lift? Or called a taxi? I was under impression that it was the employer’s responsibility to insure the safety of their employees.

Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
@ Karen. Hillary Clinton:”Twenty years ago, I wrote a book called ‘It Takes a Village.’ And a lot of people looked at the title and asked, ‘What the heck do you mean by that?’ This is what I mean. None of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community or lift a country totally alone.”

Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
@Thea “In any other country, you just can’t imagine how a group of kids can be so evil”? In all countries included Australia.“Youth violence is a global public health problem. It includes a range of acts from bullying and physical fighting, to more severe sexual and physical assault to homicide.” WHO (World Health Organisation)
I have been attacked in Sydney by a gang of white girls and in full day light; attacked on the platform of a Brisbane train station by a gang of young boys, once again white and full day light. Evil is everywhere;but it does not mean we cannot do something about it. I believe a curfew should at least be tried.

@Dr Who I agree :”It is hard by yourself sometimes, but not impossible”. I myself single handed raised 4 kids in this town, all in their 50s now, but what a call. The village was with me like it was with you even if you did not realise it because if your boys were so young you must have had help when you were working: neighbours, teachers, police officers etc all those people who make a “village”.

“Although there are no national data on youth gangs in Australia there is a perception that youth gangs are an emerging problem. This paper draws largely on overseas attempts to deal with gang related activity and the extent to which they have been successful. The most successful interventions have some combination of coercive and developmental measures. A key issue for both policy makers and practitioners is the weight given to particular measures within the context of an overall strategy”. From Australian Institute of Criminology: Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice No. 274.

Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
Laurence: I am one of those useful idiots chanting that it takes the whole of a village to raise a child.
But, Laurence, this idiot has the guts to put her name to her posts. How can we take advice from an anonymous source? And who knows, the village could be healthier with people proud of their ideas and opinions?
You cannot publish your name? Because of your job? Your family? Get rid of them if this stops you to be true to yourself.
It takes the whole of a village to raise a child does not mean that the village has no rules. To the contrary. A village has expectations, behaviours, boundaries.
Breach of rules and crimes must be punished.

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