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    I don't think I was obsessed by it in the run up to the Millennium? Heavens, it was 22 years ago.

    All I can remember of 2000 was drinking champagne with SWMBO and a very good long time lady friend (since deceased) on the beach at Bayview. Then full English breakfast and more bubbly after! That was great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    The earth has had many cycles of climate change .
    In the past , the earth has been both MUCH warmer & much colder . Sea levels have been much higher & lower
    Its part of the natural cycle. Humans are accelerating things into a warmer part of the natural cycle, faster than usual .
    "Wild variations in solar activity can push the earth into prolonged ice ages or cover the planet with sweltering jungles and burning deserts."

    Source: NASA's Unexplained Files, programme on the new Rush channel, Friday 2110. A very interesting programme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I am sitting in a sheltered spot here in Auckland. The atmospheric temperature out of the sun is 70F (about 19C). My old fashioned thermometer shows that in direct line with the Sun shows a temp of 102F (about 35C). Considering that this is one month before the shortest day, I think it remarkable to have such a temperature at this time of the year...
    The reading on a thermometer placed in direct sunlight is more or less meaningless if you are wanting the air temperature.

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    Purely an experiment rumpty. Just interested to find that the temp. in a sheltered spot was so high at this time of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    I don't think I was obsessed by it in the run up to the Millennium? Heavens, it was 22 years ago.

    All I can remember of 2000 was drinking champagne with SWMBO and a very good long time lady friend (since deceased) on the beach at Bayview. Then full English breakfast and more bubbly after! That was great!!

    Ken
    You were a bit premature with your breakfast Ken because the new Millennium didnít take place until Midnight GMT or UTC.

    At that time it was 1300hrs in NZ because we were GMT/UTC + 13hrs.

    I canít believe so many beat the gun.
    Global Warming is Mann made.

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    I bow to your superior knowledge. That's debatable though. We are the first place on Earth to see the sun each day. GMT is but an arbitrary line, or a Menagerie lion if you wish!

    What is time anyway?

    Ken
    Last edited by kenj; 29-05-2022 at 04:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    We are the first place on Earth to see the sun each day. Ken
    Not quite. Oceania is the first place in the world that welcomes the New Year. The small Pacific island nations of Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati are the first countries to welcome New Year. January 1 begins here at 10 am GMT or 3:30 pm IST on December 31.
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