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Re: Impending Ice Age - What We Can Do (Mitigation)

Posted: February 12th, 2019, 2:15 am
by bearish
The plural of anecdote is not data

Re: Impending Ice Age - What We Can Do (Mitigation)

Posted: February 12th, 2019, 9:57 pm
by katastrofa
Not that it applies here, but there's an ecological evidence which is nothing short of a collection of anecdotes. Single observations or results from different sources are combined together to look for correlations between their common characteristics. For example, you search for all publications and reports on observations of intelligent behaviours in various fishes. Then you check if it's correlated with the brain size.
Oh and I had to add this, because it's about Jane Goodall: this kind of evidence is often used in ecological sciences and biology. She was one of those who came up with this approach when investigating the intelligence of non-human animals.

Re: Impending Ice Age - What We Can Do (Mitigation)

Posted: February 18th, 2019, 9:37 pm
by katastrofa

Re: Impending Ice Age - What We Can Do (Mitigation)

Posted: March 13th, 2019, 6:31 pm
by katastrofa
Spray sun-blocking chemicals into atmosphere to cut global temperature rise in half, scientists say

Must be some smart chemicals: no heat in, but the Earth should still be able to radiate the heat we produce (and what gets through the chemicals) to the space. It's Harvard so I'm sure they have though about it.

Re: Impending Ice Age - What We Can Do (Mitigation)

Posted: March 13th, 2019, 10:58 pm
by katastrofa
The world lost environmental leaders on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

"Many of the 149 passengers were headed to the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi. Among them were conference attendants leading work to end global hunger, take on plastic pollution in oceans, and make connections between climate change and gender inequity."

"The United Nations lost at least 22 staff members across its affiliate organizations. Seven of the victims worked for the U.N.’s World Food Program. “As we confront this terrible loss, we reflect that all these WFP colleagues were willing to travel and work far from their homes and loved ones to help make the world a better place to live in,” the agency said in a statement. “That was their calling.”"

"The United Nations lost at least 22 staff members across its affiliate organizations. Seven of the victims worked for the U.N.’s World Food Program."

"Joanna Toole, from the United Kingdom, was on the flight to the conference as a representative of the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization, working in its fisheries department. She described herself on LinkedIn as a specialist in marine conservation and animal welfare who was “passionate about creating sustainable change.” Her recent work focused on the environmental impacts of commercial fishing — especially from discarded fishing gear, which happens to make up a majority of the notorious 79,000-metric-ton pile of garbage floating in the Pacific.
Also on the flight was Sarah Auffret, a French-British environmental agent at the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators. She was planning to discuss how Arctic expedition cruise vessels can cut down on single-use plastics.
Another victim was Victor Tsang, program officer of the United Nations Environment Program’s Gender & Safeguards Unit from Hong Kong. He leaves behind a son and his wife, who is expecting. “When gender inequalities are so obvious, a business-as-usual approach will surely lead to exclusion and further marginalization of women,” Tsang said in a 2017 interview on the U.N.’s efforts to make gender a key component of its environmental work."

R.I.P.

Re: Impending Ice Age - What We Can Do (Mitigation)

Posted: March 14th, 2019, 2:08 am
by bearish
Spray sun-blocking chemicals into atmosphere to cut global temperature rise in half, scientists say

Must be some smart chemicals: no heat in, but the Earth should still be able to radiate the heat we produce (and what gets through the chemicals) to the space. It's Harvard so I'm sure they have though about it.
This was ringing some distant bells. Perhaps related to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_Rain