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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 3:15 PM

Re: Climate Science Is Not Settled

I believe that to call it "Climate Change" is deceptive is all the solutions are to decrease CO2, which is a greenhouse gas, which causes the earth to warm. It should be called Global Warming if you want to be honest. [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 3:00 PM

Re: Climate Science Is Not Settled

Koonin opined and PH42 repeated: "a public official reading only the IPCC's "Summary for Policy Makers" would gain little sense of the extent or implications of these deficiencies. "


I disagree. Uncertainties in [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 2:55 PM

Re: Why we're going on biggest climate march

In the 1980s we had the last chance to prevent global warming of more than 1C, say, in the 1990s the last chance to prevent more than 1.5C, and in 2000s more than 2C, and now we get the chance to prevent more than 2.5C in the 2010s.

All [more]

Sun Sep 21

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 11:15 PM

Re: Climate Science Is Not Settled

Thanks again for being civil.

My pleasure. Thank you for the same.

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 4:48 PM

Re: Climate Science Is Not Settled

PH, I agree somewhat with many of your suggestions on energy, though I think there are simpler more efficient ways to go about it, like a moderate but rising carbon tax with all proceeds redistributed to legal residents in equal [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 4:25 PM

Re: Climate Science Is Not Settled

NewsMax is not a reliable site and their quote is inaccurate. Here is the actual quote from the actual transcript:

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Last September 21, as the Northern Hemisphere tilted away from the sun, scientists reported with unprecedented [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 1:31 PM

Re: Climate Science Is Not Settled

The opinion in the OP said and jck quoted: We are very far from the knowledge needed to make good climate policy


I disagree with that very much.


jck continued: Instead of focusing on the strawman you created out [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 11:40 AM

Re: Climate Science Is Not Settled

I don't think I've ever heard anyone anywhere say "Climate science is settled."
Are you serious? The President of the United States said it in a written speech - not some off the cuff remarks.

President Obama said the
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Sat Sep 20

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:34 PM

Re: Hottest August on Record, Says NASA

jck opines: They are diverging at ~1.2C / century.

Where do you get that figure?

Looking at the trend-line in his graph of the difference, I see a rise from -.03C to .075C over 35 years. That, if it continued, would be a [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 9:08 PM

Re: Hottest August on Record, Says NASA

"I don't even know who the comparable 'green' blogger would be since I don't waste my time on such marginal sources of information."

Rabett, Tamino, McKibben, Connely, Desmogblog, etc.

The fact that you can't name one
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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 5:57 PM

Re: Climate Science Is Not Settled

He seems to be arguing against a straw man.

The idea that "Climate science is settled" runs through today's popular and policy discussions.


I don't think I've ever heard anyone anywhere say "Climate science is [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 5:38 PM

Re: Hottest August on Record, Says NASA

" But he doesn't even mention the data file still showing .7C? Whatever."

Neither dose [sic] NASA, but that doesn't seem to bother you.



What do you mean NASA doesn't mention it? It's published on the internet [more]

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BenSolar posted to the Climate Change board. 5:22 PM

Japan Met. Agency: Hottest August

http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/aug_wld.h...

Five Warmest Years (Anomalies)

1st. 2014(+0.32°C), 2nd. 1998(+0.27°C), 3rd. [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 2:40 PM

Re: Hottest August on Record, Says NASA

They were different and that is why the post.

But he doesn't even mention the data file still showing .7C? Whatever.

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 2:10 PM

Re: Hottest August on Record, Says NASA

First, you are holding him to a knowledge standard higher than anyone else

Umm, no. I'm holding a self-proclaimed expert on surface temperature to the standard of looking at the data file for NASA's surface temperature before jumping [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 11:18 AM

Re: Hottest August on Record, Says NASA

in the post I linked, this is all he said on the subject of the discrepancy between the two values (graph vs data).

"Yesterday, Gavin told the Huffington Post that August was the hottest on record globally. He seems to have changed
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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:08 AM

Re: Hottest August on Record, Says NASA

So I think in this case your slams against Goddard and myself were unwarranted. Information wasn't clear, it was clarified (although in a non-ideal way).

I'm not sure what is non-ideal about promptly responding to a question and [more]

Fri Sep 19

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 9:49 PM

Re: Krugman: Climate Action Cheap or Free

Recent study out of MIT: http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nc...

A systems approach to evaluating the air quality co-benefits [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 9:46 PM

Re: Arctic melt season over?

"As the melt season comes to an end we enter that 2/3 of the year where Arctic surface air temperature soars above average."

What causes that pattern?


I think it's because during the melt season excess energy at the [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 9:38 PM

Re: Krugman: Climate Action Cheap or Free

I don't see anything in this report that contradicts - or even sheds some light on - the conclusions that fighting climate change will cost between 1-4% of GDP annually. But perhaps I'm missing something.


The part you linked to [more]

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