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whighlander

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Why don't you do it, since several of your posts since your return have made some reference to the fallacy of climate change. It's time we get some real data, and you look like the perfect guy for the job.
Not a bad suggestion -- would need some way to authenticate the markings so that subsequent photos could be compared and which would we weather resistant and compatible with the materials so as not to damage the structure

You do however, mistake my comments which downplay the Catastrophist view from my stating that climate doesn't change

The former is almost unknown among people with a background in science and technology -- its adherents and public promoters are mostly ignorant politicians. The latter view that climate never changes is also ignorant.

Climate --is just like weather except on a longer time scale -- and like weather the Climate is constantly evolving. However, one of the challenges is that our measurement systems were never designed to track these kinds of changes over long periods of time

The real questions about any observed changes in the climate are:
  1. is it caused solely by human emission of so-called "green house gases"
  2. is there a contribution from other human activities such as changes in land use
  3. is there a natural component
  4. how large is the changes compared to natural variability
  5. how do we adapt to any significant changes


The steps and similar ways to see where the sea is -- are a nice device to educate the public about natural variability on many time-scales
 

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^This is really just a question of one's values.

Here's an expression of values:
If there's a substantive chance that it's changing and if there's a chance that humans cause it, then we're obliged to take steps to mitigate it.

It's not a matter of being exactly right or being exactly wrong. It's a matter of: what direction do you want to be wrong in if you're wrong?

You can disagree with this, but that would be an expression of differing values.
 

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  1. is it caused solely by human emission of so-called "green house gases" No
  2. is there a contribution from other human activities such as changes in land use Yes
  3. is there a natural component Yes
  4. how large is the changes compared to natural variability conserningly
  5. how do we adapt to any significant changes Stop burning fossil fuels. Stop factory meat farming. Stop deforistation
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The harborwalk in front of the building is open, and it's gorgeous.
Gorgeous indeed, thanks for the pics! I did a Harbor Walk bike ride a few weeks ago, from Neponset to Castle Island, then cut across on Summer St., specifically because I wanted to check out the Pier 4 section. I was quite disappointed to be blocked by chain link fencing. Now I'm really eager to try again.
 

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I thought there wasnt supposed to be a fence at the bottom?
 

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I thought there wasnt supposed to be a fence at the bottom?
Ya sort of had to assume there would be, even if the renders didn't include one. I'd wager it's a matter of liability.
 

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There is no fence or barrier on Fan Pier in front of the condos. Always surprised at that.
 

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*sigh*

Westie... why you gotta bait? You've been doing so damn well...
 

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And with that... Boston just got a little bit better as a city. All of these great additions here and there, this piece of the harborwalk with the new steps and great views, Martins Park being recently finished, the fort port channel harborwalk by GE moving along, all of these individual things really add up to the greater whole to make the city noticeably better everywhere you look.

What a wonderful public space. Places like this, along the waterfront, beautifully designed, serene, surrounded by modern architecture, make the city that much better for everybody because now this amazing new public space exists for everybody to enjoy, its not just some place for the rich. Cant wait to check it out, its been a long time coming.
 

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Best piece of the Harbowalk to become available for walking and sitting in quite a while

I would give the lansdcape design folks and the construction folks who executed the design -- 9.9999

PS;: there are few places where you can see Two Nantucket Light Ships in the same field of view -- especially while you are watching the tide come in at your feet
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taken 2 hours before Astronomically Low Tide on Saturday August 31, 2019
High Tide
Time ft.
12:00 AM 12.0
12:34 PM 11.2
Low Tide
Time ft
6:21 AM -1.7
6:40 PM -1.3
 

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And with that... Boston just got a little bit better as a city. All of these great additions here and there, this piece of the harborwalk with the new steps and great views, Martins Park being recently finished, the fort port channel harborwalk by GE moving along, all of these individual things really add up to the greater whole to make the city noticeably better everywhere you look.

What a wonderful public space. Places like this, along the waterfront, beautifully designed, serene, surrounded by modern architecture, make the city that much better for everybody because now this amazing new public space exists for everybody to enjoy, its not just some place for the rich. Cant wait to check it out, its been a long time coming.
Well said Stick! I live a stones throw from Lake Ontario and its shameful how little public access there is too the lake front. Every time I visit Boston ( 3or 4 times a year) I make sure I walk the harborwalk. It really is a great party of Boston that keeps getting better.
 

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