The Widening Gyre

A Pause in the Action

By: FLwolverine, 2:02 AM GMT on April 23, 2013

I hope we can have a conversation about the warming ocean on this blog - the questions and answers at the end of the last post are a place to start. Obviously I have a lot to learn. When I started reading WU blogs, I didn't realize I would end up doing so much research!

But first I'm going out to Santa Fe for a week - 75% business, 25% tourist. I'll be checking in on all the blogs I follow here (the iPad is a wonderful thing), but no heavy duty computer work for awhile.

So in my absence, carry on.

Best wishes and good weather for you all.

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A Modest Proposal

By: FLwolverine, 11:51 PM GMT on April 19, 2013

I went to Dr Rood's blog to learn about climate change, not to play games. Since Thursday's night's troll-fest did not result in any bans - or even any cautionary posts from the mods - I figure that blog is a hopeless case.

But since I've learned so much from the members posting on that blog, I've been hesitant to leave altogether. On the other hand, a lot of the people who used to post haven't done so in awhile. I know people get busy, but some of the missing are quite passionate about climate change and the prospects for the future, so I wonder how much the chaos and acrimony on Dr R's blog has caused them to avoid that site.

My proposal, then, is to move the discussion to a quieter venue, one where you can post information or ask a question without being interrupted, sidetracked, or mocked. The venue is....... here.

Information could be presented here. Questions could be asked here. I might write a blog post, or I might ask someone to write a post - I would like to hear what Old Leatherneck has to say about the arctic; I would like to read Pintada's book reviews (if he has time to write them); I would like to know what other people have to say!

Skeptics will be welcome as long as they are indeed skeptics and not just deniers in sheep's clothing, but there's no place here for comments from those who have nothing substantive to contribute.

So what do you think? Let me know if you are interested. Please look at the comments below, and please feel free to comment.

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