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    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Yes I always wondered why so many people emigrated to Canada from Europe, rather than say to Australia or NZ or South Africa.
    They most likely get Netflix and we don't
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    Coldness that extreme is pretty scary.

    Most people in the very cold areas should already have alternatives to electricity for their heating (gas/oil), as relying solely on an overburdened electrical system is very risky, plus power cables weighted with ice at risk of faulting... it's a potential for entire states to freeze to death if people don't have their 'backup heating' in place when the power goes out.

    Then there's all the drama with broken pipes. Plumbers and panelbeaters will think all their christmas's have come at once.

    Anybody trapped in a car may face death. It's not like they can hike more than 10 mins for help if they'll be frostbitten within 5 mins of leaving the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webdevguy View Post
    Yup that was a good movie and potentially quite accurate.
    I really hope not, or we'll have to send in Bruce Willis again with some more bombs to blow up the storm ...
    (we did get pretty lucky that time though eh?)








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    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    They most likely get Netflix and we don't
    Its times like these I wish Press F1 had a like button!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Yes I always wondered why so many people emigrated to Canada from Europe, rather than say to Australia or NZ or South Africa.
    They've heard of it? Seems not too dissimilar from Europe?
    My mum was going to go there - but it was a long wait in the refugee camp, she saw a poster for NZ - next day so she came. Knew nothing about the place.
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    Coastal Chch under water with 100 years - report:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11182950
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    Coastal everywhere under water within 100 years - report:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11182950
    Fixed!
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    http://www.livescience.com/42353-win...l-warming.html

    The difference between weather and climate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Yes I always wondered why so many people emigrated to Canada from Europe, rather than say to Australia or NZ or South Africa.
    The Skiing. That's why I'm over here in Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whenu View Post
    http://www.livescience.com/42353-win...l-warming.html

    The difference between weather and climate.
    "But what about that research ship trapped in the Antarctic ice at Christmas the one encircled by pack ice blown in by a powerful cyclone? ....Turns out, hotter air holds more moisture, which leads to more snowfall and more sea ice, scientists think.."

    Do they. Well when they have decided they can get back to me.

    Science is great when done right. The idea is to observe - for a LONG time, not 5 minutes - then test your observations and have others do so too. Once the results are in you have a theory. Not a "we now know everything".

    Not lets get an idea and then fiddle the stats to fit the idea, which happens far too much these days in a lot of areas of science.

    In planetary terms we haven't been measuring for more than 5 minutes. Yes the planet changes, often - in geological terms.
    So maybe hotter air leads to ice. Or maybe it doesn't. Maybe there's a lot of other factors involved. Maybe we're getting ahead of ourselves too.
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