Greenland and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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  1. Robert Urbanek

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    The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which aired on NBC from 1964 to 1968, starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as secret agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, employed by U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law Enforcement) to thwart the terrorist and criminal plots of THRUSH.

    The TV series displayed an uncanny knack for predicting future events and advances in science, even as it descended into farcical clichés in its third season. Consider this caper:

    The Concrete Overcoat Affair Bad guy Louis Strago and a former Nazi scientist plan to redirect the Gulf Stream in order to make Greenland a semi-tropical paradise run by THRUSH, while turning most of the Northern Hemisphere into an icebox. New York, Paris and London will suffer through blizzards in the middle of July.

    In fact, scientists today are concerned that if global warming melts Greenland glaciers, the addition of large amounts of fresh water to the Atlantic Ocean will disrupt the themohaline circulation, the process that keeps parts of North America and Europe warm and habitable. The disastrous effect of disrupting the Gulf Stream was portrayed, to an exaggerated degree, in the 2004 movie The Day After Tomorrow.

    In 1966, when this U.N.C.L.E. episode first aired, one would have assumed that anyone planning to freeze major cities or even risk such an outcome would be considered criminally insane. Today, they are known as climate change deniers.
     
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    The thermohaline circulation has slowed a little in recent years from what I have read. If it does shutdown it will more likely be more gradual than abrupt and it will happen many decades into the future.
     
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    How many thousands of years will it take the Greenland ice cap to melt at the IPCC predicted rate of 0.03 degree Centigrade per year ??

    BTW we just flew over the southern tip of Greenland Thursday. It was completely ice covered.
     
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    Now non believers are demonized as criminally insane. Won't be long until we are sent off to the ovens I guess.
     
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    So what ??? Anytime specific years are used to attempt to make a point it’s an illustration of how to “lie with statistics”.
     
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    So what ???
     
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    Dumbest thread of the year award.
     
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    Those of us who realize the benefits of global warming are also labeled as “RACISTS”.
     
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    Thank you for pushing my thread back to the top of the leader board.
     
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    It is already occurring...but the effects are indeed gradual.
     
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    It has been changing for thousands of years. Alarmists are hilarious.


    https://www.academia.edu/35571845/D...h_the_most_extensive_peer_reviewed_references

    Alan Longhurst is a biological oceanographer who has studied the ecology of the continental shelf of the Gulf of Guinea (1954--‐63), and the trophic structure and flux of energy through the pelagic ecosystems of the eastern Pacific (1963--‐71), the Barents Sea (1973), the Canadian Arctic (1983--‐89) and the Northwest Atlantic (1978--‐94). He coordinated the international EASTROPAC expeditions in the 1960s and directed the NOAA SW Science Center on the Scripps campus at La Jolla (1967--‐71), the Marine Ecology Laboratory at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (1977--‐79) and was Director--‐General of that Institute (1970--‐86). He has published 80--‐odd research papers and his most recent books are “Ecological Geography of the Sea” (Elsevier, 1998 & 2007) and “Mismanagement of Marine Fisheries” (Cambridge, 2010).
     
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    No, we call you cultists, because you're always completely unable to back up any of the cult dogma that you just repeat like a comforting mantra. Unable to provide any actual facts, you whine about racism as a deflection.

    What, you thought it wasn't obvious?

    So, tell us more about your GIGO economic models. Exactly what are the benefits of warming?

    Tell us more about how you can't understand positive feedback.

    Tell us more about your references that never actually support your strange claims.

    And tell us more about your "Well, it was like this in the past, so it has to be exactly like that now" fallacy.

    If I've missed any of your main religious fallacies, throw those in as well.
     
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    You have my references which back up my positions.
     

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