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Since we're talking the end of the world, I found this little tid bit from 2012.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/17/arctic-collapse-sea-ice


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Arctic expert predicts final collapse of sea ice within four years
As sea ice shrinks to record lows, Prof Peter Wadhams warns a 'global disaster' is now unfolding in northern latitudes

One of the world's leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years.

In what he calls a "global disaster" now unfolding in northern latitudes as the sea area that freezes and melts each year shrinks to its lowest extent ever recorded, Prof Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University calls for "urgent" consideration of new ideas to reduce global temperatures.

In an email to the Guardian he says: "Climate change is no longer something we can aim to do something about in a few decades' time, and that we must not only urgently reduce CO2 emissions but must urgently examine other ways of slowing global warming, such as the various geoengineering ideas that have been put forward."

These include reflecting the sun's rays back into space, making clouds whiter and seeding the ocean with minerals to absorb more CO2.

Wadhams has spent many years collecting ice thickness data from submarines passing below the arctic ocean. He predicted the imminent break-up of sea ice in summer months in 2007, when the previous lowest extent of 4.17 million square kilometres was set. This year, it has unexpectedly plunged a further 500,000 sq km to less than 3.5m sq km. "I have been predicting [the collapse of sea ice in summer months] for many years. The main cause is simply global warming: as the climate has warmed there has been less ice growth during the winter and more ice melt during the summer.

"At first this didn't [get] noticed; the summer ice limits slowly shrank back, at a rate which suggested that the ice would last another 50 years or so. But in the end the summer melt overtook the winter growth such that the entire ice sheet melts or breaks up during the summer months.

"This collapse, I predicted would occur in 2015-16 at which time the summer Arctic (August to September) would become ice-free. The final collapse towards that state is now happening and will probably be complete by those dates".

Wadhams says the implications are "terrible". "The positives are increased possibility of Arctic transport, increased access to Arctic offshore oil and gas resources. The main negative is an acceleration of global warming."

"As the sea ice retreats in summer the ocean warms up (to 7C in 2011) and this warms the seabed too. The continental shelves of the Arctic are composed of offshore permafrost, frozen sediment left over from the last ice age. As the water warms the permafrost melts and releases huge quantities of trapped methane, a very powerful greenhouse gas so this will give a big boost to global warming."

What REALLY pisses me off is this nutcase STILL gets air play today in the Green movement. ::pullhair::
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Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: I'm BACK
« Last post by AlanS on August 14, 2018, 06:59:31 PM »
Glad to see you back, LadyV!! ::whoohoo::
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Good.  Boomerang.
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Looks like La Bigmouth will not only end up in jail for taping in a SCIF, but in arbitration she's gonna loose
at least any proceeds from her book....   ;D
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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/exclusive-charges-against-omarosa-filed-by-trump-campaign-millions-sought

President Trump’s campaign organization Tuesday filed charges against friend-turned-enemy Omarosa Manigault Newman, claiming that she broke a 2016 nondisclosure contract by disparaging the president in her new book and revealing private talks from the ultra-secret White House Situation Room.

In New York, Trump campaign lawyers filed for an arbitration to force the former “Apprentice” star to abide by the agreement they say she signed when joining the 2016 campaign.

According to a sample of the agreement provided to Secrets, she was required to keep proprietary information about the president, his companies or his family confidential and to never “disparage” the Trump family “during the term of your service and at all times thereaft

In a statement, a campaign official said, “Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. has filed an arbitration against Omarosa Manigault-Newman, with the American Arbitration Association in New York City, for breach of her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the Trump Campaign.”

The official added, “President Trump is well known for giving people opportunities to advance in their careers and lives over the decades, but wrong is wrong, and a direct violation of an agreement must be addressed and the violator must be held accountable,” added the official.

In her book, Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House, and especially on her controversial book tour on TV, she has turned on her former friend and employer, calling him unfit for office. She claimed he used racist language on “The Apprentice,” but insiders and Trump deny the claim. She has also revealed private conversations she had with Trump and others, including from the secret White House Situation Room, a potential violation of federal law.

[Trump: 'Apprentice' producer called to say there are no N-word tapes]


What’s more, she has played recordings of those secret discussions that the campaign said are covered by the nondisclosure agreement.

Trump, in tweets, as called her a traitor, wacky and nasty.

Typically, arbitration demands, like the nondisclosure agreements they address, are kept secret. The campaign’s legal move takes their fight to a whole new level and could wipe her out financially.

While Manigault Newman has claimed that she did not sign a nondisclosure as part of her White House work or in exchange for a 2020 campaign job that did not materialize, her signing of the agreement during her 2016 campaign work remains in force because it is with the same campaign organization and never went out of force, said the campaign.

“The campaign is holding her accountable for the 2016 nondisclosure,” said a Trump ally.

An official said on background that Manigault Newman has made “egregious” violations of the agreement and as a result they are seeking millions of dollars in retaliation. As the case unfolds, they might also seek any “ill-gotten profits” she has received from the book, including her fee for writing it.

In an arbitration, which both sides agreed to in the nondisclosure agreement, each agree to an arbitrator, often a retired judge, who will hold a hearing and consider evidence. In the end the arbitrator will dismiss the case or issue a penalty. It has the full force of law. Typically the arbitration process moves faster than in a court.

Manigault Newman has 14 days to respond to the Trump campaign’s demand for arbitration.

The media has noted that nondisclosure agreements were common in the Trump organization, as they are in many businesses. And administration aides said that White House officials were also required to sign one.

Often described as the “villain” on Trump’s TV show, the “Apprentice,” Manigault Newman has remained part of the president’s world for years. She was in the first season of the show. He brought her into the White House as a community liaison but several aides said she was a disruptive force who did not help the president much.

She drew controversy when she brought her bridal party into the White House for a tour. Axios called her time inside the West Wing a “reign of terror.”


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Judiciary, Crime, & Courts / Re: Omarosa just incriminated herself
« Last post by Pandora on August 14, 2018, 10:04:06 AM »
Yeah, she knew the deal...

Yes, and I am saying *they* knew she was recording.
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Judiciary, Crime, & Courts / Re: Omarosa just incriminated herself
« Last post by Libertas on August 14, 2018, 08:31:00 AM »
Yeah, she knew the deal...
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Politics/Legislation/Elections / Re: Embattled Agent Peter Strzok FIRED By The FBI
« Last post by Libertas on August 14, 2018, 08:26:52 AM »
I do not nor ever will condone government workers or even one employee engaged in any activity to bury the crimes of one politician and to frame another for imaginary crimes in defiance of the express will of the people.  Call me old fashioned, call me rigidly principled, call me a son of a bitch....but that is treason and that warrants trial, conviction and the death penalty, period!  Anything less will not discourage future malicious acts. 

Suffer?  This POS has yet to experience it...same for the others.

Tick...Tock...

One way or another...
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World/Foreign Affairs / Re: I'm really liking Hungary more and more each day!
« Last post by Libertas on August 14, 2018, 08:15:34 AM »
Orban is ending the subversion...gotta love it.
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Judiciary, Crime, & Courts / Re: Omarosa just incriminated herself
« Last post by Pandora on August 13, 2018, 10:13:20 PM »
Kelly et al. had to have known she was recording, so .......... what's the real deal?

From May of this year -

https://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-sweeps-phone-ban-stop-leaks-2018-5
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