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|Overly cautious language?|
at 13:52 14 Jan 2020
Can informed scientists be too cautious in their choice of language, and how much of that is an over-reaction to the tendency of the uninformed to proclaim with absolute certainty upon things which they evidently understand very poorly - my cautious perception, lol!
As 'researchers said' here, it's '"common sense" that human-induced heating is playing a role', but the increased thermal energy in the global system is certain (not cautious) to be influencing every component of the system, not necessarily in obvious ways, and is therefore likely to be triggering events which are currently, cautiously, attributed to 'natural' causes.
I understand the need to be cautious with specifics, otherwise you just provide ammunition to individuals and vested interests who will seize upon ways to challenge the numbers to try to shoot down the bigger argument, but I think perhaps that caution has spread too much into the general message with statements like '"This (the fires) would have happened naturally but we can be confident that they have been made hotter because of man-made climate change," said Prof Betts.'. We certainly can't be sure that all of the fires would have happened naturally, nor that they would have been of the same scale.
|Royal Mail opt out|
at 10:40 11 Jan 2020
I should have done something about this years ago.
The postie put five pieces of unsolicited marketing crap through my letterbox this morning, nothing addressed to me, or even to 'The occupier'. Just had a look at their website which says, to paraphrase, "if you tell us to stop delivering this crap, we'll also can't deliver (unaddressed) 'material from Central and Local Government and other public bodies'".
I'll do it anyway, but are there any 'important' things I can't think of that might be unaddressed? Cheers.
|Perseverance and determination|
at 20:59 30 Dec 2019
I have just tipped, tapped, wrung and squeezed every last drop out of my Christmas brandy bottle
|Pimp my bog|
at 14:39 18 Dec 2019
This is the slippery slope to end all slippery slopes.
A better idea might be to have an internal concealed speaker that makes a the sound of swirling water and the noise of a hungry croc after 4 minutes. This would perhaps also be beneficial to the constipated, or as the manufacturer puts it 'ease queuing congestion'?
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