Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to henry laurensen,

    they are all intertwined to a greater or lesser extent.

    coupled with this new finding - things start to stack up...

    Earth's poles are separated by four oceans, six continents and more than 12,000 nautical miles.
    Turns out, that's not so far apart.
    New data from NASA's AIM spacecraft have revealed "teleconnections" in Earth's atmosphere that stretch all the way from the North Pole to the South Pole and back again, linking weather and climate more closely than simple geography would suggest.
    For example, says Cora Randall, AIM science team member and Chair of the Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado, "we have found that the winter air temperature in Indianapolis, Indiana, is well correlated with the frequency of noctilucent clouds over Antarctica."
    Noctilucent clouds, or "NLCs," are Earth's highest clouds. They form at the edge of space 83 km above our planet's polar regions in a layer of the atmosphere called the mesosphere. Seeded by "meteor smoke," NLCs are made of tiny ice crystals that glow electric blue when sunlight lances through their cloud-tops.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4197 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Record Store Day,

    Chchch Record Shop day events:
    http://galaxyrecords.co.nz/Galaxy Records has X-Ray Charles live in-store on Saturday 19th.

    Whereas Penny Lane Records is celebrating it on Anzac Day April 25
    at their Sydenham, Riccarton and Eastgate stores…

    </snap Kebabette>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4197 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The perilous birth of the…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The full list of interim approvals is here. I think we can expect it to start shrinking rapidly in the face of adverse response reports.

    I’m sorry, but put that way,
    it looks like Russian Roulette….

    I’ve often wondered what those lab test babies,
    they used in nappy ads on the telly, grew up into…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4197 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The purpose of science and its limits, in reply to DeepRed,

    Tony Abbott’s impending CSIRO cuts

    No ASIO cuts though, I'd wager...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4197 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The purpose of science and its limits, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    we can rename the funding agencies again...
    Nobody will notice we haven’t actually made a bit of difference

    Me Sir, me Sir, I know, I know!
    How about - DSIR - Department of Scientific Irrelevance Reduction

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4197 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to DeepRed,

    comes in 5 easy pieces...

    And what became of Jack Nicholson’s hydrogen car remains a mystery.

    Something to do with the amount of platinum needed for the hydrogen fuel cells, or some such.. source

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4197 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The perilous birth of the…, in reply to debunk,

    PPPP

    Our growing P problem...

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  • Hard News: The perilous birth of the…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    They’re both adults whose respective jobs
    partially involve this area of law.

    I guess I'm a bit thick, but if Dunne Sr is cutting himself from information that I'd have thought he needs to have, from as many sources as possible (not just Health Dept input) and especially from the industry itself, how can he do the job he has set himself (or been given under warrant).

    To clarify: my issue is not with James Dunne doing the job he does, as such, someone needs to, but with the responsible minister avoiding talking to people who know stuff, seemingly because of a perceived familial conflict - the end result could resemble 3 blind men describing an elephant... you can only know, the bits you know...

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  • Hard News: The perilous birth of the…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Everyone familiar with the sector has known
    for years that James is Peter Dunne’s son...

    Well that's all right then, I'll let public opinion
    make of it what it will, and move on...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4197 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The perilous birth of the…,

    surely this is ingest...
    After listening to Peter Dunne with the very affable Sean Plunket, the thing that gets me is that Dunne senior seems to have hamstrung his own ability to view all facts presented, if he has deliberately chosen not to talk to, or take submissions from, any of Dunne junior's clients (the producers and distributors of psychoactive substances).
    He should recuse himself from the matter immediately, and let someone who can field all information take over...

    James Dunne trading on his 'valuable inside knowledge of how Parliament works in New Zealand' also seems a step too far - as 'inside', to me, seems to infer either having worked there or being privy to information passed on by a second party or parties, just having done a political science course or a BA in history doesn't quite add up to 'valuable inside knowledge'... - are there bona fides and references I can't see somewhere?

    LInked in is no use (no longer exists) - but he seems to have gone straight to ChenPalmer from Victoria and Bar admission - maybe it was a school holiday job?
    or gleaned by osmosis around the dinner table?

    Zoom info has little more that helps...

    Here is the Seven Sharp piece from last night.

    I admit to being confused by it all.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4197 posts Report Reply

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