[LEAPSECS] Nov 8 statement?

Richard B. Langley lang at unb.ca
Sat Nov 12 08:35:23 EST 2011

"The additional small, albeit increasing, offset that will result from
the abolition of leap seconds will remain insignificant compared to
the already existing annual variations in local solar time on the
Greenwich meridian. These variations, which amount to plus and minus
about sixteen minutes, are due to the orbit of the Earth around the
Sun being an ellipse rather than a circle and to it being inclined
with respect to the Equator. In addition, there exists the range of
local solar times across the UK from East to West which amount to some
thirty minutes."

What has local solar time got to do with anything? Simply another
attempted dig by the French on the English? Plus ça change, plus c'est
la même chose. ;-)

-- Richard Langley

On 12-Nov-11, at 12:11 AM, Dennis Ferguson wrote:


> On 11 Nov, 2011, at 20:21 , Steve Allen wrote:


>> according to

>> http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/canada/Time+move+Canada+resists+change+atomic+timekeeping/5698405/story.html

>> and many other syndication points for that article

>> there was a Nov 8 statement from Quinn and Arias.


>> Can anyone point to that statement?


> I think it is this one:


> http://www.bipm.org/utils/en/pdf/Press_Release_UTC_21st_century.pdf


> Dennis Ferguson

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