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Thu Dec 11

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BenSolar posted to the Climate Change board. 4:06 PM

$12.5 Billion available for Nuclear Loan Guar.

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/12/20141211-doe.html

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued the Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects loan guarantee [more]

Mon Dec 1

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 7:25 PM

Re: El Nino Tea Leaves

Westerly winds have prevailed in the west Pacific the last few days.

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Fri Nov 21

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 12:39 PM

Re: Record warmth for Oct 2014

Also, there are no indications of El Nino like conditions in the Pacific Ocean.

False. Both Pacific equatorial sea surface temperatures and the southern oscillation index are at El Nino like conditions.

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Thu Nov 20

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 6:39 PM

Re: El Nino Tea Leaves

ENSO stuff is measured along the equator. The SOI is based on air pressure differences between Darwin and Tahiti. One is 12°S and the other 17°S. Any thoughts on the implications of measuring 'off axis'?


Not really. The [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 5:57 PM

Re: El Nino Tea Leaves

1 day does not an El Nino make, but todays operational sea surface temperature anomaly as reported by NOAA sure has the look:

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Wed Nov 19

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 1:18 PM

Re: El Nino Tea Leaves

The latest 5 day average from TAO/Triton shows warm sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific, with a small area showing a +2C departure - a first for this season IINM.
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Mon Nov 17

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BenSolar posted to the Climate Change board. 10:29 AM

Krugman on China, Climate, Denial

Krugman's Friday column focussed on the China deal.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/opinion/paul-krugman-china...

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Thu Nov 13

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:47 AM

Re: US/China Carbon Deal

Heck, even before the midterms, this proposal was one that Obama probably had very little direct ability to live up to. Absent legislation, there's not much more the President can do to affect what happens in the U.S. in 2020-2025 - and he wasn't [more]

Wed Nov 12

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 2:15 PM

Re: US/China Carbon Deal

"Shocking, once the richest nation on Earth and the biggest historical polluter took initial steps to rein in their own emissions and then engaged in good-faith negotiations with China, China agrees to change their previous stone-wall [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 1:56 PM

Re: US/China Carbon Deal

Shocking, once the richest nation on Earth and the biggest historical polluter took initial steps to rein in their own emissions and then engaged in good-faith negotiations with China, China agrees to change their previous stone-wall [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 1:14 PM

Re: Ivanpah Solar Needs a $539 Million Bailout

(P.S., Ben, please don't refer to me as "Putin." That name actually physically pains me given that most of my family died in Soviet slave labor camps. The moniker is "putnid." Thank you)

Copy that, sorry for the [more]

Tue Nov 11

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:20 AM

Re: Friendly bet

And what does the Farmer's Almanac say about average global surface temperature for 2015?

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:19 AM

Re: Ivanpah Solar Needs a $539 Million Bailout

In the absence of rational comprehensive greenhouse gas legislation, we are reduced to attempting slow-moving legislation, and throwing money at the problem. The loan guarantee for Ivanpah was one incentive, and the grant they've applied for is [more]

Mon Nov 10

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:36 PM

Re: Friendly bet

SP wrote and Loren answered: "How about [betting that] 2015 will be warmer that 2014? That's putting your money where your mouth is."

I don't see how this is a good bet for anyone. There is simply too much year-to-year random
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Sun Nov 9

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BenSolar replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:28 PM

Re: Best Worst President Ever

Losses on the clean energy loan-guarantee portion of the stimulus package were less than projected in the initial package, so, yes, Solyndra failed, but viewed as a whole the program was a success. Some failure was expected from these projects as is [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:48 PM

Re: Best Worst President Ever

barely a blip about the environment (until very recently)

This is wrong wrong wrong. Obama has forcefully advocated for environmental issues since the beginning. He made the stimulus package into an enormous clean energy subsidy [more]

Fri Nov 7

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:47 AM

Re: Plug-in Electric Vehicles

However, it does show that the EV market is somewhat maturing at current levels, and has probably moved out of hypergrowth levels.

I wouldn't say that. There are numerous temporary factors at play causing this brief [more]

Thu Nov 6

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 2:47 PM

Re: It's beginning to look a lot like El Nino

Hmm surprised the consensus forecast dropped to 58% chance per your link [more]

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BenSolar posted to the Climate Change board. 12:33 PM

It's beginning to look a lot like El Nino

El Nino!

The evolution of ocean and atmosphere appear to increasingly favor El Nino in the coming months.

Characteristic wedge of warmer than usual water is present in the East Pacific:
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Sat Oct 25

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 7:26 PM

Re: Strategies for deep decarbonisation

I am now convinced that you are an imposter who has taken over the account of AOLFoolman... whether related or otherwise to him I do wonder what you've done with him. He was smarter than this.


Nah, same guy. Same outlook on the [more]

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