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Offline Technopat

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« on: January 20, 2008, 10:15 AM »
Greetings All,
Forgot to post this before Xmas:

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ELPAIS.com 
Sociedad

La lucha contra el cambio climático
España tendrá veranos extremos
Un estudio de 17 expertos españoles sobre el cambio climático vaticina olas de calor, subidas del nivel del mar de 15 centímetros y la desertificación del sur del país

ÁLVARO DE CÓZAR - Madrid - 28/11/2007

The rest of the article and a link to the full study in PDF

Regs.,
Technopat
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We all remember Rajoy telling us about his cousin - the scientist - and that it was his considered opinion that climate change was not an important issue. Part 2 of that little episode was that his cousin started saying that he in fact had never said anything of the kind. Results: cousin is extremely worried about the damage done to his scientific career and Rajoy, yet again, comes across as a pathological liar.

Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also:
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php/topic,266

Offline Dave

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 12:18 PM »
Hi Everybody
A BBC piece on the rising sea levels in the Med
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7197379.stm
fits in nicely under Experts Opinions
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Dave K

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 22:56 PM »
Greetings All,
Not sure if this belongs 'ere, but couldn't find the relevant thread so 'ere goes:
Among Technopat's extensive network of Usually Reliable Sources, an exceptionally reliable one is based in A Coruña (the very same one, in fact, responsible for this ridiculous misnomer/monicker which yours truly goes under  ::) ) and he assured me today that this Easter's 20m metres waves - classified by the press as "historic" - are by no means exceptional.

He insists that the marea viva (En. anyone?) is a phenomenon of extremely high waves and tides that occurs every Easter coinciding with the full moon. The only reason it has appeared in the press this year is that the local office of the AEMet http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php?action=search2 has fixed a new buoy out there to record the ups and downs.

Regs.,
Technopat
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Having experienced and suffered the consequences of high tides on the Thames back in the LOG, it had never occurred to me before that they may have happened at that time of year. Any feedback, folks?
Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also:
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php/topic,266