The Sedge

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The Sedge last won the day on April 1 2015

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  1. Yeah looking back on that situation is tough. Horrible way to treat your #1 goalie and former captain. Lu should have played in that game hands down.
  2. Huge win if we get him signed. We don't have the defensive depth to lose Edler, love him or hate him.
  3. still trying to find this "report" that his article is citing... because go figure they don't actually provide any link to it whatsoever.
  4. Robb, I didn't Google anything. Perhaps you need to go back and read my post again. I'm quoting the article you originally posted (or at least the link to the science behind it). It's okay for you to post an article based on old research, but then when someone finds facts within that article that debunk the entire statement it's that I haven't done my research? Not to mention you've just quoted another opinion piece rather than the underlying science behind it. All your article quotes is a bunch of one liners from other newspapers that have drawn their own conclusions. That is NOT science. Get it straight.
  5. Read the science behind the article you posted at the start of this thread. it LITERALLY says otherwise. "For future decades the IPCC (2001) expects increases in the occurrence and/or intensity of some extreme events as a result of anthropogenic climate change. Such increases will further increase losses in the absence of disaster reduction measures"
  6. The scientist didn't even claim to prove what the title implies. It's just the opinion of Ross McKitrick, an economics professor
  7. What a misleading article. The whole point of this guy's project is to determine if there is an increased ECONOMICAL cost of weather events. He argues that the cost as a percentage of GDP has actually decreased, but in his own research admits that climate change has a significant human component and that climate change is a factor that influences trends in disasters. They also go to say that for future decades that we will experience increases in the occurrence and intensity of extreme weather events, as a result of anthropogenic climate change. The author of this article tried to spin the research as "Climate change ain't real" BS you'd expect from Trump's mouth. Straight from Pielke's research if you follow his link through... "Summary Report In summer 2005 Roger Pielke, Jr. of the Center of Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado and Peter Höppe of the Geo Risks Research Department of Munich Re learned from each other that each planned to organize a workshop on the assessment of factors leading to increasing loss trends due to natural disasters. Both agreed that such a workshop was timely, especially given the apparent lack of consensus on the role of climate change in disaster loss trends. Roger Pielke, Jr. and Peter Höppe decided to have a common workshop in 2006 in Germany to bring together a diverse group of international experts in the fields of climatology and disaster research. The general questions to be answered at this workshop were: What factors account for increasing costs of weather related disasters in recent decades? What are the implications of these understandings, for both research and policy? Consensus (unanimous) statements of the workshop participants: 1. Climate change is real, and has a significant human component related to greenhouse gases. 2. Direct economic losses of global disasters have increased in recent decades with particularly large increases since the 1980s. 3. The increases in disaster losses primarily result from weather related events, in particular storms and floods. 4. Climate change and variability are factors which influence trends in disasters. 5. Although there are peer reviewed papers indicating trends in storms and floods there is still scientific debate over the attribution to anthropogenic climate change or natural climate variability. There is also concern over geophysical data quality. 6. IPCC (2001) did not achieve detection and attribution of trends in extreme events at the global level. 7. High quality long-term disaster loss records exist, some of which are suitable for research purposes, such as to identify the effects of climate and/or climate change on the loss records. 8. Analyses of long-term records of disaster losses indicate that societal change and economic development are the principal factors responsible for the documented increasing losses to date. 9. The vulnerability of communities to natural disasters is determined by their economic development and other social characteristics. 10. There is evidence that changing patterns of extreme events are drivers for recent increases in global losses. 11. Because of issues related to data quality, the stochastic nature of extreme event impacts, length of time series, and various societal factors present in the disaster loss record, it is still not possible to determine the portion of the increase in damages that might be attributed to climate change due to GHG emissions. 12. For future decades the IPCC (2001) expects increases in the occurrence and/or intensity of some extreme events as a result of anthropogenic climate change. Such increases will further increase losses in the absence of disaster reduction measures. 13. In the near future the quantitative link (attribution) of trends in storm and flood losses to climate changes related to GHG emissions is unlikely to be answered unequivocally
  8. To be fair, Hawaii (or at least some of the islands) has many of the same real estate issues that we have in BC. Property prices and rents are through the roof and people who work in the state have a hard time finding affordable accommodation. As much as I'd love my own little vacation property in a tropical destination, I believe that the people who live and work in there should be able to afford their own place to live as well.
  9. Edmonton didn't win 1st overall. That's a win for me. I thought the hockey gods might be a little nicer to us this year given that we are hosting the draft, but it's hard to complain when you see the pieces that we have in our system now. Elias is a 1st overall pick in my books.
  10. I have no problem with him coming back (if he even wants to) but Benning needs to sit him down and have a serious talk about entitlement. No guarantees of playing time this go around. He needs to come here ready to play and earn his spot just like the rest of the team.