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  1. Greenland's biggest glacier suddenly slows down and thickens, baffling scientists Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier gaining thickness of 20 metres a year Harry Cockburn Greenland’s largest glacier has not only slowed its retreat, but has also thickened in recent years, surprising scientists studying the impacts of global warming on ice in the northern hemisphere. The island is home to the second-largest ice sheet in the world after Antarctica and rapid warming in the northern hemisphere has major implications for continuing global sea-level rise. The Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier on Greenland’s west coast used to lose more ice from this than anywhere else in the country. It is known for the huge blocks of ice it calves into Disko Bay, which then drift south into the Atlantic Ocean. It is believed to have calved the iceberg which sank the Titanic. Between 2000 and 2010, Jakobshavn Isbrae contributed the largest solid ice discharge in all of Greenland’s ice sheet and is estimated to have contributed to nearly 1mm of global sea rise. [SEE MORE AT ]
  2. Saskatchewan bans alcohol, pot for May long weekend camping in provincial parks "This ban affects all campgrounds and picnic areas within Saskatchewan provincial parks and recreation sites,” says the Ministry By Emma Spears May 15, 2019
  3. Sky porn!
  4. I don't understand the geometry of the damage. Huge impact vicinity nose landing gear; truck at rest with severe aft fuselage damage, same side. Did fuel truck run into nose then get spun around to hit the aft fuselage?
  5. Helluva week to lose Chewbacca...
  6. Two great websites citing underwater vulcanism. The most significant statement common to both articles? "We don't really know..." The lack of knowledge includes how many, how frequent, how large (volume of magma), how hot, how long the eruption... Yet carbon taxes will stop all this release of GHG's largely produced by the Earth's oceans:
  7. Was in a Dakota in Resolute one dark and stormy February night when the left engine blew a jug, failed to feather and caught fire. I was in the back. The guys up front tried an approach, missed, circled at 300' into the good engine, came back and landed. Very highly experienced pilots. Will be interesting to see Buffalo Joe's guys' credentials and experience. It's starting...
  8. Lawrence Solomon: Finally it's safe for the whistleblowers of corrupted climate science to speak out The greatest scientific fraud of the century will be laid bare, along with its corrupt enablers in government, academia, industry and the media Whistleblowers at the U.S. government’s official keeper of the global warming stats, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), claim their agency doctored temperature data to hide the fact that global temperatures plateaued almost 20 years ago. Can the whistleblowers be believed in this claim, originally made in 2015? And in the further claim that NOAA then rushed this doctored data into print in time for the UN’s Paris global warming summit of world leaders, to dupe any doubters that the planet was in fact overheated? Of course the whistleblowers can be believed, and not just because NOAA repeatedly stonewalled inquiries, even failing to comply with a congressional subpoena. No one paying attention can have any doubt that the governmental global warming enterprise has been a fraud. It’s been lies from the start, starting with the very mandate of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which astonishingly ruled out factors like the sun as being worthy of investigation. [more...]
  9. The IPCC has no credibility, nor shame. That was the beginning of the deep skepticism - the infamous "hockey stick." This fear mongering by every agency under the sun is nothing but ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. Huge money is to be made by those espousing this 21rst century hoax. Questioning of the premise is akin to heresy, punishable by removal of your funding. What a sad legacy to saddle our grand children with - for those who choose to reproduce. There is a rising sentiment in western culture to not have kids because the sky is falling. Meanwhile, in other cultures...
  10. All their operational departures were "full reheat" (that's Brit for afterburner). They were turned off in the third segment, if I recall, and re-lit during transition to supersonic flight until a stable shock wave was established (somewhere vicinity M1.3). From Blues' description, they were in their initial transition. Something to behold, for sure!
  11. The comments are enlightening - most refuting the premise of the article.
  12. The AF Concorde was probably enroute to SM15W after departing one of the 26's at CDG. I'm guessing it followed a similar flight profile the BA Concorde flew xLHR in that it remained at ~FL280 until able to climb in supersonic transition to its first waypoint on the SST tracks of the day ( ). I would guess the climb transition was initiated somewhere north of the Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey). Blues, can you remember where you were (lat/long/FL) when you flew underneath her flight path?
  13. Don't need a keepsake. Got my memory! (and the 1/72 wood model my wife got me for Christmas 5 years ago, on our memento cabinet in the living room).
  14. Bull crap, I say. Do you really truly think a one or two year fluctuation is the result of "climate change"? I've had it with this "sky is falling" narrative being brain-washed into our younger generation and being readily accepted by our scientific illiterate older generation.
  15. What a shame. 15 years ago, they were the star of airlines operating out of the sub-continent. Heroes to Zeroes.