Minos82

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On article Video: Cristina Mittermeier delivers PIX 2015 keynote (51 comments in total)
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Tronhar: I got two things out of this video: neither of which have anything to do with what equipment she uses or how well known she may or may not be. The significance of her messages is in their veracity.

1. I know we will not not destroy our planet, but it will change to the point where life as we know it will no longer be sustainable, and that is a tragedy for all species including our own. Denying that, or hoping someone else will sort it is not a solution and we all have a part to play.

2. Not only is a picture worth a thousand words, it does it in a hundred languages. There is a wealth of data on climate change, and there is no debate among 98% of scientists that we are in the middle of it. But the average person is not swayed with tables and graphs, they are moved by images showing these events in action. One such effort by James Balog in his series, Chasing Ice, shows in dramatic fashion the acceleration of glacial melt on a global scale. This is the power of photography...

If you know nothing as you claim, just go and educate yourself to build better working windfarms instead of trolling around, diffusing garbage and quoting self-made-up numbers. Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 03:58 UTC
On article Video: Cristina Mittermeier delivers PIX 2015 keynote (51 comments in total)
In reply to:

Tronhar: I got two things out of this video: neither of which have anything to do with what equipment she uses or how well known she may or may not be. The significance of her messages is in their veracity.

1. I know we will not not destroy our planet, but it will change to the point where life as we know it will no longer be sustainable, and that is a tragedy for all species including our own. Denying that, or hoping someone else will sort it is not a solution and we all have a part to play.

2. Not only is a picture worth a thousand words, it does it in a hundred languages. There is a wealth of data on climate change, and there is no debate among 98% of scientists that we are in the middle of it. But the average person is not swayed with tables and graphs, they are moved by images showing these events in action. One such effort by James Balog in his series, Chasing Ice, shows in dramatic fashion the acceleration of glacial melt on a global scale. This is the power of photography...

@Squeezedlemonade

By the same token, there are no scientist at NASA. Where are you leaving? In Tuvalu? In Kiribati? Do you really think there is any real science without computers nowadays? Get an internship at CNES, NASA and learn the ropes of being a scientist before admonishing sermons.

What is a scientist according to your metrics?
A guy with a notepad below an apple-tree?

Oh and btw, the ppm level of Carbon are closer to 400ppm. If you want to post numbers and look serious, just take the extra 30 seconds of "serious-scientist-proof-checking" to check the very basic of any real discussion about potential climate change. Just sayin..

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/weekly.html

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 13:57 UTC
On article Video: Cristina Mittermeier delivers PIX 2015 keynote (51 comments in total)
In reply to:

Tronhar: I got two things out of this video: neither of which have anything to do with what equipment she uses or how well known she may or may not be. The significance of her messages is in their veracity.

1. I know we will not not destroy our planet, but it will change to the point where life as we know it will no longer be sustainable, and that is a tragedy for all species including our own. Denying that, or hoping someone else will sort it is not a solution and we all have a part to play.

2. Not only is a picture worth a thousand words, it does it in a hundred languages. There is a wealth of data on climate change, and there is no debate among 98% of scientists that we are in the middle of it. But the average person is not swayed with tables and graphs, they are moved by images showing these events in action. One such effort by James Balog in his series, Chasing Ice, shows in dramatic fashion the acceleration of glacial melt on a global scale. This is the power of photography...

The reply with the link to Wikipedia is so ludicrous. Unfortunately, a poster child of modern-day "Google" scientists.
60 names all in all. But iit would be so much smarter to read what is written before concluding.

The first category with 40% of the names is about people that "question the accuracy of the IPCC findings" What does this tell us? Nothing, Does it mean they question global climate change? Not necessarily. So, the humongous list of 60 scientists is cut by 40%. Ouch, we are down to what, 40 ?
Contrast this with 500 PhDs that a university like Georgia Tech graduates each year...

Now what? In the remaining I see Claude Allegre. Volcanologist that completely blew up the evacuation of La Soufriere volcano. This guy, even in his own domain of expertise managed to botch his studies. Does that speak volume about what he knows about domains outside of his expertise?

And then there are those from the CATO institute, heralded by the Koch brothers. Enough said there....

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 19:10 UTC

I will shed a tear with grad photographers when all of the following becomes true:
- Grad images stop charging extortionate fees from already indebt students for their graduation image

- These images are indeed actual work of art and not an industrialized process devoid of any workmanship
and finally:

- Grads are given the opportunity to actually have friends or family step in the very place the photographer is during the graduation ceremony so as to take shots of "the moment". This "golden position", devoid of any obstruction, is unfortunately reserved/attributed in a monopolistic way to these people therefore preventing parents to take better pictures of their own offsprings' graduation

Untill then, no tears from me. Those businesses, clothed as education institutions, would sell your homeworsk to tabloids if they could.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 04:50 UTC as 83rd comment | 3 replies
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