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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: Today at 04:13:23 PM »
Nice and sunny at the PIG today. Pretty Sentinel 2 pics should come in later today. \o/

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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: Today at 04:08:36 PM »
blumenkraft:
I’ll grant you that. It would be like America canceling Christmas, but America is America and China is China.

Thanks, Tom. :)

Next one:  'and prosperity is important to the regime's stability'

It's an authoritarian regime with a great success story to tell. Actually, most Chinese people feel pretty free and save, don't want the government to change. Even if there was a dent in growth, this wouldn't bring people to the streets or something (remember, that's rather dangerous). A dent in growth still means they grow way more than the west. Most people made it out of poverty by now. These people saw their country go from third-world to an influential international player in their lifetime. Consider them loyal.

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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: Today at 03:57:23 PM »
' the apocalypse is already here ; it's just not very evenly distributed ' .. yet

This refers to the climate, not a virus.

I should change it temporarily. ;)

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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: Today at 03:52:12 PM »
The observation about China is not batshit.

Or is it?

Let's start with this one: Who is saying they 'suffer' from the tariffs? The US is only one of the many customers China has. It's a pathetic US-centric 'argument'.

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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: Today at 03:24:12 PM »
Woohoo, that's some batshit crazy shit your Cog guy is vomiting there.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: Today at 11:39:07 AM »
surplus it diverts to heat the hot water cylinder.

Damn clever!

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“Subsidy” is a pejorative term, used by those opposed to renewables.

I'll keep that in mind. :)

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: Today at 08:08:39 AM »
Let's see if a little wind can do something...

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: Today at 08:03:03 AM »
Last week in temperature hindsight:

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: Today at 05:49:26 AM »
My hunch is just that it is a sabotage move on their part. If you live in a high rise you can´t profit from it, if you live in a rental same. So around the next election they can make a fuzz about that to combat the greens or whatever.

We have subsidized the FF since forever so that is normal (and preferred by people profiting from it hence moves such as above).

So when it's done for FF it's OK, because we always did it like that but for renewables the same measure is bad!

Sorry, Kassy, but this is stupid!

Ther reason why people became mad is because the FF industry riled them up with marketing campaigns and because the subsidy was directly paid via power bill.

I'm repeating myself. I'm stopping this here, it leads nowhere. How you guys don't see that subsidies for renewables are necessary as a measure to bring them up is just beyond me.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 08:40:03 PM »
Kassy, if subsidizing energy sources divides the voter base, how could governments pull it off for decades and subsidize the FF industry?

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 08:09:56 PM »
No, Terry. We are not talking about subsidizing energy use. I'm talking about subsidizing energy production when it's renewable.

Am i speaking Chinese?  ???

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 25, 2020, 07:46:45 PM »
I can't believe i didn't think of that one...  ;D

Well played, Rox.

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The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: January 25, 2020, 07:11:08 PM »
Auschwitz liberation: Survivors look back


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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:58:18 PM »
sounds like a very expensive way

No, it's not. Germany spends way more on FF subsidies than we did on this program (not quite as described there, but close). Which is the whole point here btw.

Trickle-down economics doesn't work, but a program like that does! You have a huge Keynesian push to the economy, it creates jobs and revenue, and therefore taxes. It pays for itself, the government only needs to print that initial money.

And don't tell me money printing isn't working. I would point you to the recent trumpian tax cuts for the rich and you would have to explain where that money comes from.

Expensive is not doing it! Period.

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2019/2020 freezing season
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:46:01 PM »
Nice to see you around, Jim! :)

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:04:31 PM »
Candles, suppose you own a south-facing house.

Now someone comes to you and makes you an offer: I will give you an interest-free credit for solar panels. I'll guarantee you to pay 30cent per KW/h and that with your average gains the credit is paid back in 7-10 years. After that, all gains are yours.

Meaning, no risk, no initial funds needed, and after 7 years you earn money out of thin air.

Would you take the offer?

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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: January 25, 2020, 05:42:33 PM »
blumenkraft and The Walrus, re: Fearmongering, do you think this is a conspiracy/policy to make people afraid?

I mean, politicians and media are fearmongering all the time. It's like their main function. It's not necessarily a conspiracy but just how the world works. If they conspire or not, the powerful exploit this fact.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide_and_rule

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New Leader in Iowa New York Times Poll - 2020 Democratic Primary Poll


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Antarctica / Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« on: January 25, 2020, 04:42:58 PM »
The pivoting goes on.

From 21th to today plus bathymetry map.

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The forum / Re: Forum Decorum
« on: January 25, 2020, 04:01:58 PM »
Yeah, 100% agree.

Sometimes you could get the impression quoting correctly is only for the gifted...

So here are the golden rules for quoting:

1) Use the quote button so that you get the quote tag with link to the post. Others might want to click on them to get the entire context
1a) Point one is even more important if you reply in another thread. Use the quote header the forum gives you when you click the quote button and copy it over to the new thread
2) Delete all text you are not responding to
3) Delete Youtube and other embedded media links
4) If you screwed up your markup, go back and edit your post. Use the preview button when in doubt

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 03:48:26 PM »
Crandles, subsidies (for renewables) is the regulatory measure you want to use if you want a fast and effective way to transform from FF to renewables. This is the point of the article and i totally agree with that assessment.

That the real costs of FF are actually way higher, is absolutely correct, and i agree with you.

I am totally in favor of putting an actual price tag on carbon in the form of a $180 carbon tax. This money could also be used to build more renewable energy sources.

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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: January 25, 2020, 02:56:43 PM »
I would agree with blumenkraft, that it is more fearmongering that a serious problem. 

Nice, Walrus, we agree! I like it. ;)

Let me just add, i deliberately didn't say 'low', El Cid! !!

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Isn't that obvious? Not having Bernie as the nominee dwarfs the Democratic voter turnout. It's 2016 all over again.

How often does it have to happen for people to realize?

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:45:11 PM »
But what I am talking about is that the externalities are included in the oft quoted $5tn figure as shown by the definition of FF subsidy in that report.

Candles, i still don't understand. I posted the article on how subsidies in Germany helped to boost renewables. At no point did i mention externalities, right?

Then you talked about externalities and i said they come on top, meaning the public pays them too.

Help me here, i'm lost. What's your counterargument?

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Consequences / Re: Chinese coronavirus
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:36:22 PM »
Still thinking this whole thing is more fearmongering than a serious problem.

Apparently this virus doesn't have a very high mortality rate. It's mostly older folks dying, indicating you need to be ill for it to become life-threatening. Also, it seems to be that the Chinese government is doing a good job containing the virus. I think they learned from their SARS disaster.

I hope i'm right on that...

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 25, 2020, 09:03:49 AM »
Wanting to believe it is otherwise doesn't make that true.

Candles, are you seriously doubting that Germany is subsidizing FF? Are you seriously doubting that Germany is subsidizing the ICE industry?

I mean, what the hell are you even talking about?

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This chart matters!

It shows that if it's not Bernie as a nominee, the Dems will not be able to bring enough people out to vote. It's that simple.

It's really Bernie or Trump. You chose.

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Science / Re: Where are we now in CO2e , which pathway are we on?
« on: January 25, 2020, 07:57:55 AM »
and i see no reason to denigrate Mr Feldman. nowhere does he say that january numbers are the ones to compare.

This!

Is Ken overly optimistic? Imho yes. But is that a reason to be so harsh? Of course not. His arguments are mostly sound.

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Antarctica / Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:05:57 AM »
Fred, a piece broke off and turned to the side. It's ~220m thick.

Link >> https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2245.msg241647.html#msg241647

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 24, 2020, 07:25:15 PM »
externalities of carbon

... comes on top.

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Consequences / Re: Pathogens and their impacts
« on: January 24, 2020, 06:36:18 PM »
This is a mixture of anti-china propaganda and fear-mongering IMHO.

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 24, 2020, 05:37:23 PM »
For sale:

PIG water made from PIG ice.

Taste the water that's thousands of years old.

1l only 13.99 euro.

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Is Bernie Becoming a Lock in New Hampshire?
New 2020 Democratic Primary Poll



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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 24, 2020, 04:59:00 PM »
Yep, tip fell off.

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The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: January 24, 2020, 03:45:17 PM »
Italy? China? Seriously?? Whatever happened, Kiwis??


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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 24, 2020, 03:33:51 PM »
Neil, the subsidies for renewables are paid via the power bill. The subsidies for fossil fuels are hidden in taxes.

It would have been consequential and correct to pay the subsidies for renewables from tax money as well.

To get the law done the greens had to compromise. The conservatives (which is a synonym for the FF-industry) smuggled that in to later blame renewables for high power prices.

Their plan worked!

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Policy and solutions / Re: Renewable Energy
« on: January 24, 2020, 11:15:25 AM »
How Germany helped make renewable energy cheap for the rest of the world

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As a Green party member in Germany’s national parliament, Fell eventually helped create a policy that looks a lot like part of the Green New Deal some Democrats are proposing in the US. His law allowed Germans to sell the renewable energy they create to the grid at a high fixed price — a price that would more than cover the cost of installing a solar panel, or investing in a wind turbine. Germany paid for this through a surcharge on every electricity consumer’s bill.

Link >> https://www.vox.com/2020/1/22/21028914/germany-green-new-deal-solar-power

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 24, 2020, 10:02:45 AM »
Cool, haha! That one came in handy!  ;D

Good call, Paolo.

The long wait continues. Any time now...

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 24, 2020, 09:09:08 AM »
IDK, Stephan. I don't see any joint on the SAR anymore, but of course, you can't really see it due to the low resolution.

Here is a rough overlay with the latest high-resolution picture. Click to play.

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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: January 24, 2020, 08:32:33 AM »
Holy moly. :)

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20 Years Ago:
Bernie SLAMMED The Corporate Media Machine.



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Also not fake news:

Bernie is tanking in Iowa with less than two weeks until the caucuses. He came in 4th place in the most recent poll, 10 points behind Biden.

What are you talking about?

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Science / Re: 2020 CO2 emissions
« on: January 23, 2020, 07:50:30 PM »
Sadly, yeah!   :-[ :-X

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Link?

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Science / Re: 2020 CO2 emissions
« on: January 23, 2020, 05:21:09 PM »

*fingers crossed*

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Antarctica / Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« on: January 23, 2020, 04:37:06 PM »
OK! This looks like we are passing.

I'm still cautious. A68A moves slightly differently from the track the bathymetry map implies. I don't trust this Marple layer.

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Also not fake news:

Sanders Widens Lead In N.H. In New WBUR Poll

Link >> https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/01/23/new-hampshire-bernie-sanders-lead-january

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Science / Re: 2019 CO2 emissions
« on: January 23, 2020, 04:18:23 PM »
I second that!

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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: January 23, 2020, 04:15:45 PM »
and to be honest, I think Tesla is overvaluated at the moment.

I mean, of course they are. They can't be more valuable than, say VW, with all their assets and networks.

The stock market is telling you these assets might be worthless in the future, compared with the know-how Tesla has to offer. Stocks are a bet into the future, never representing the current state.

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The rest / Re: Economic Inequality
« on: January 23, 2020, 01:36:03 PM »

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