* Posts by Roy Ward

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Prehistoric titanic-snake jungles laughed at global warming

Roy Ward
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One-tonne boa constrictors?

So do we want a climate suitable for one-tonne boa constrictors? Or for people?

The climate has change a lot over the lifespan of the earth, but humans have only been around over a rather narrow range of temperatures.

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Pilots survive night on Hudson Strait ice sheet

Roy Ward
Dead Vulture

Re: "After a harrowing night without food or water..."

@David Wiernicki:

The body uses a lot of energy trying to stay warm, so lack of sustenance would indeed make things worse.

I was once trapped somewhere cold and exposed for a couple of hours (not sub-zero cold, but it was windy and raining hard), and it was a considerable help that I had water and plenty of high-energy food.

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