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Science / Re: 2019 Mauna Loa CO2 levels
« on: January 09, 2020, 12:35:23 AM »
Does anyone have access to the red graph that shows each year as a wavy horizontal line stacked above previous years?


A poor description for a marvelous graph. Particularly helpful in early January.


Thanks
Terry

Hi Terry, were you thinking of these? From http://folk.uio.no/roberan


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You have to be joking.

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: October 30, 2019, 03:16:20 AM »
No, the article seems to answer that quite explicitly.

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: October 25, 2019, 02:30:37 PM »
Right, breaking the old record by 190mm is somehow... precedented? That makes no sense by definition. What exactly is your deal here?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: October 03, 2019, 03:50:31 PM »
Free(grr)ass   .. gaining more knowledge can be done by reading the past .. your lack of knowledge could be overcome readily . AMOC and Svalbard's ghost hotspot have been frequent topics of discussion .
nothing new has been added to the debate in several years .. just new posters repeating .
 I usually avoid this thread now .. after multiple visits daily since 2013  . Thank you ! As you well know I cannot afford your continual delivery of self-loading mp4's .

I agree. It's admirable to want to learn about these topics but when the discussion here is dominated by those who (to put it kindly) are still in the process of learning, that dilutes the value of this thread which used to be filled by people who knew what they were talking about. There are other places on this forum to ask questions on pet theories or learn the basics.

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Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: September 03, 2019, 06:39:58 PM »
How is that satellite image obtained through the hurricane's cloud cover?  Is the left image a photograph or some other imaging technique?

https://earth.esa.int/web/guest/missions/esa-operational-eo-missions/ers/instruments/sar/applications

"The ability of SAR to penetrate cloud cover makes it particularly valuable in frequently cloudy areas such as the tropics. Image data serve to map and monitor the use of the land, and are of gaining importance for forestry and agriculture."

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Consequences / Re: Places becoming less livable
« on: August 29, 2019, 05:28:31 PM »
Re. moving:

Not gonna happen. Like everyone else, we have a reason why we are better off where we are.

Of course, but if you live in an area that will be affected at some point you will have reasons why you would be better off somewhere else, and at that point it would have been better to have already moved.

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Policy and solutions / Re: When will CO2 emissions peak?
« on: August 21, 2019, 07:36:43 PM »
Forbes allows any person to become a 'contributor' and post pretty much anything they want to. Just because an article appears on their website does not mean it's any good at all.

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You didn't read the article. It is about how an increased vapor pressure deficit causes more water to be lost through the leaves, which causes plants to close their stomata to prevent water loss, which in turn reduces the amount of photosynthesis that takes place, so they grow more slowly. Nothing about the amount of water in total available to the plant.

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Killian, your insults outweigh your insights by a great margin.

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Consequences / Re: Places becoming less livable
« on: August 06, 2019, 09:38:00 PM »
Hi Mozi .. I fear the thought was .. what a handy way to lose the world's poor .. those who consume least are seen as the most expendable .. a rather nasty nazi outlook .. b.c.

I think that people deal with these horrible eventualities in different ways, and dark humor is a good coping mechanism. Just important to not come off as clumsy or dismissive. I think many people must have had thoughts like 'if some pandemic wiped out 99% of our species, that would at least give the world a chance...' But when you actually visualize what that might look like for the billions of innocents who haven't meaningfully contributed towards the current disaster, it becomes a very bitter thought. Which is not really different than considering what business as usual will bring, either. It's difficult to think about and to talk about.

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Consequences / Re: Places becoming less livable
« on: August 05, 2019, 03:38:24 PM »
Keep in mind that in India, for example, is transitioning to a cashless economy and is still going forward with the demonetization push; they are far from the only country to be doing so. Many poor people lacking bank accounts entirely do all their banking through their mobile phone. So when one wishes for the whole system to crash, keep in mind that wouldn't primarily affect people paying for their Starbucks with Apple Pay, but instead hundreds of millions, if not billions, of the world's poorest.

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Science / Re: Has climate sensitivity been under-estimated?
« on: July 31, 2019, 02:09:44 PM »
So no, we are not tracking faster than the worst case scenario so far.

While this is true, it doesn't necessarily mean that climate sensitivity has not been underestimated. Obviously aerosols could be playing a huge part in restraining the temperature rise to date.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2019 sea ice area and extent data
« on: June 02, 2019, 02:13:59 PM »
Perhaps you would prefer to take this BOE discussion to the "When will the Arctic go Ice Free" thread?

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2348.400.html

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The rest / Re: SpaceX
« on: May 28, 2019, 01:47:05 PM »
Satellite Internet will be much cheaper than laying thousands of kilometers of cables along the ocean floor.

Just gotta hope there's not a big solar flare anytime soon!

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Perhaps it would be better to take your debate to a different thread.

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Consequences / Re: Places becoming less livable
« on: March 05, 2019, 12:46:29 PM »
Polio is the result of infection by the poliovirus.

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Permafrost / Re: Arctic Methane Release
« on: January 12, 2019, 01:07:37 AM »
In this case they are not allowed to work, even if they wanted to.

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The rest / Re: Brazil just elected a fascist
« on: November 06, 2018, 02:24:06 PM »
The only thing Bolsonaro understands is fear and hate, which is more than you understand, apparently.

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The rest / Re: 911
« on: August 29, 2018, 03:47:25 PM »
Well, that’s convenient. Don’t suppose global warming is a hoax as well?

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