Absolutely all of the top-elite officers of these services appear to be convinced, without a shadow of a doubt, about Human Generated Climate Change (HGCC). All of those I have met consider it to be both real and one of the greatest challenges of our time.
Ponder this: the US Navy is striving with great intensity to prepare for an Arctic Ocean that is nearly ice-free for large parts of the year. Canada is shifting most of its military budget northward.
The Russians have moved an entire division to the Siberian northern coast. And dig this. The Russian Navy’s top priority? Their pride-and-joy? SIX brand new, double-hulled, nuclear powered icebreakers they recently put in service. (The U.S. has one single-hulled, obsolete oil-powered breaker, soon to be retired.)
A year or so ago, the Northwest passage opened so wide that a flood of cargo vessels raced through it from China to Europe. And prospectors are sifting for treasures on the sea floor, where Peary once spent a summer dragging sledges over ice-continents in search of the Pole.
“play -c2 -n synth whitenoise band -n 100 24 band -n 300 100 gain +20 &
while [ 0==0 ] ; do
oclock=$(date +”%H %M”)
espeak -p 0 -a 5 -v en-sc -s 50 “The Time is, $oclock “
espeak -p 300 -a 5 -v en-us -s 100 “„, $oclock. Engage?”
espeak -p 10 -a 10 -v en-uk -s 150 ” Yes„„ Engage„„ Now!”
killall play”—I found this excellent linux Startrek Noise Generator from reddit. Totally blocks out all other environmental noises with headphones. (I added the while loop and 10 minute time check.)
“The skeptic will say: “It may well be true that this system of equations is reasonable from a logical standpoint. But this does not prove that it corresponds to nature.” You are right, dear skeptic. Experience alone can decide on truth. … Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world: all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it.”—ascribed to Albert Einstein, 1954
“Patent monopolies prevent innovation. It is a system that works against innovations, to protect the current corporations against competition from aggressive, innovative, and competitive upstarts. It allows the big corporations to crush competitive upstarts in the courtroom, rather than having to compete with their products and services.”—How Patent Monopolies Work In Reality, Outside Of Fairytale Land - Falkvinge on Infopolicy