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There appears to be a long series of publications about global greening and Myneni has many thousands of citations.

One article about northern latitudes and greening has more than 2000 citations, has the data been challenged?
https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=NczWU8AAAAAJ&citation_for_view=NczWU8AAAAAJ:u-x6o8ySG0sC

The controversy seems to be about how much of the greening is caused by more CO2 and what effect this greening will have on climate. Svante Arrhenius predicted this when he first set out the greenhouse effect.
"By the influence of the increasing percentage of carbonic acid in the atmosphere, we may hope to enjoy ages with more equable and better climates,’ he wrote. The earth, he predicted, ‘will bring forth much more abundant crops than at present, for the benefit of rapidly propagating mankind’."
http://www.rsc.org/images/Arrhenius1896_tcm18-173546.pdf

I haven't followed Matt Ridley on this particular issue but reading the Red Queen made me (and many others) pursue science for a lifetime.
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I feel like the Wilhelm scream is like a marker for a good movie. If I don't notice ir, it's good. If I notice it, it's less good.
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Ridley's ~10 year track record of giving credence to idiotic denialist talking points is not taken lightly by myself or many others on this forum.

If whatever arguments he's shifted to start gaining traction in other scientific publications I'll start paying attention, but I'm not wasting time on the guy every time he moves the goalposts.
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General Discussion / Re: What's the proper etiquette here?
« Last post by Drunken Idaho on March 29, 2017, 10:54:14 PM »
Honestly, how badly are they going to hurt themselves? And if they do then its between them and Planet Fitness.
If they damage the equipment then again, thats between them and the gym.
Well intentioned though it may be, there is honestly very little as irritating in the gym as someone butting into a workout to tell you that you are doing it wrong and if they heard it from a trainer or 'the internet' then your advice will go in one ear and out the other.

I say mention it to the management if it bothers you but otherwise I'd just let people get on with it.

I think this is a good illustration of the equally valid viewpoint opposite my own. I think people are far too easily irritated by others, and value considerate interaction between strangers over avoiding the interaction with the intention of avoiding possible irritation or offense.
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The only sweetener that had a statistically significant effect was saccharin,  and the sample size of the human arm was laughable


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The authors are confounding their conclusions by addressing all these noncaloric artificial sweeteners together,” says Brian Ratcliffe, a nutrition researcher at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, U.K. That's why the title of the paper, “Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota,” is misleading, he says. "I cannot believe the journal allowed that title.”

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/09/artificial-sweeteners-may-contribute-diabetes-controversial-study-finds
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Tech Talk / Re: Down load Video from Company site
« Last post by Caffiene on March 29, 2017, 09:07:46 PM »
I find the firefox plugin TamperData can be useful if the direct file location is obfuscated or being loaded from within a flash type player. Often leads to a file path that can be directly accessed.
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Why, it can take them half an hour in a police van to transport a dying prisoner a few blocks. . . . . .Been hearing too much about Freddy Grey recently.
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Tech Talk / Re: Down load Video from Company site
« Last post by The Latinist on March 29, 2017, 08:44:19 PM »
Are you sure it's not a policy thing?
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Hey...no expressionas of paternal feeling until we've got results in hand.
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Forum Games / Re: Visual Counting
« Last post by Morvis13 on March 29, 2017, 08:29:44 PM »
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