@ John Bell: The following is out of context, but …

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

@ 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.

Evelyne Roullet Also Commented

Extreme variability: local climate change right now
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.


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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Horses perish near Santa Teresa
We cry, we fill for all those adult humans who succumbed under the heat and the lack of water, but by there own fault because they should have known better.
But the horrible slow death of those animals is a real tragedy.
Those noble beasts trusted the human who are supposed to love them and care for them, it is called HUSBANDRY, farming animals, done carefully and well.
No coroner to give a verdict? No relatives to complain? No-one to blame? No memorial? No, only the concern of pollution in the creek.
Our value system and standards of ethos and morality should also include how we live with and treat animals.
As Mahatma Gandhi would say: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”


Billen’s family: Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory
Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory? But nothing to stop individuals to change their mind once outside.
Maybe it should be written that “unless you have a death wish and do not realise you will have to pay for your rescue please follow the following guidelines …”
I will always remember this French tourist who asked me if we were a police state, because the Glen Helen resort asked her to be in by 21 pm the night of her booking.
I explained that it is for safety reasons not a police control.
We have to asked: Are we dealing with children or with responsible adults?
The poor girl in King Canyon, was English and educated however she decided to ignore the English warning signs: “Stay two metres away from the edge.”
I know that heartbroken relatives do not want to hear the truth her foolishness causing heartaches, money, but no-one blamed her. I did and still do.
No advice, no signage, will cure foolishness and selfishness.
As a tour guide, I could write a book about the stupid things done by people on holidays.


Tourist perished: Has Coroner’s recommendation been followed?
Any death by accident is tragic, however when it comes to hiking and trekking, there are guidelines which are to be followed in any country by any hiker pro or beginner and anyone with common sense.
• Do not go solo unless your are 200% sure that you will come back.
• Study the country, the terrain, the dangers and read travelers’ blogs.
• Make certain you have everything necessary (water, food, first aid, alarm).
• Tell someone what you intend to do and when you except to be back.
The most important is this: Keep in mind that while you are free to explore, to be independent.
To enjoy your holidays or free time your lack of planning could affect those who will have to come to your rescue if you fail to plan your trip carefully.


Air race re-enactment government’s latest financial folly
Gunner is the reincarnation of Nero, “fiddling while Rome is burning”.
Gunner is becoming decadent and unpopular like Nero. Gunner is an ineffectual leader in a time of crisis.
Fiddling, after all, can also mean that a person is expending energy or and money on something useless or misguided.
Gunner = Nero.


When good news breeds more
Excellent, this is the proof that with good will and common sense, negative can be turn into positive and that any problems (even alcohol) facing Indigenous Australians can be conquered without the help of negative bureaucrats.


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