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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 2 hours ago

Re: 1ft => $200 billion => 0.01%

Obama: "It’s estimated that a further increase in sea level of just one foot by the end of this century could cost our nation $200 billion."
Also from the speech: "by the end of this century, it’s projected to rise another one
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DrBob2 posted to the Climate Change board. 7:59 AM

1ft => $200 billion => 0.01%

President Obama gave the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy. In it he said:

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:31 PM

Re: Palmyra obscenity

The Palmyra atoll is a wonderfully enigmatic place. One of those places I would simply love to visit and lose myself for a few weeks...

At my local grocery story I got to talking with an old vet who spent WW2 on Palmyra as it had an [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:21 PM

Re: Palmyra obscenity

Islamic State 'demolishes' ancient Hatra site in Iraq
www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31779484
Islamic State militants have destroyed ruins at the ancient city of Hatra, [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:33 AM

Re: Palmyra obscenity

Oh, great, now we have to devise some kind of ethical calculus. Shades of Jeremy Bentham. I'm curious. What is the relative weighing between a beheading and a rape? 2:1? 1:2?

DB2

Wed May 20

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 7:52 AM

Re: $94 trillion

Over the next 15 years, the global economy will require an estimated $89 trillion in infrastructure investments across cities, energy, and land-use systems, and $4.1 trillion in incremental investment...

The cost may well be higher [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 7:26 AM

Re: $94 trillion

And from 2009:

Stopping Climate Change For The Cost of A Postage Stamp A Day
www.digitaljournal.com/article/275597
The cost of reducing the nation's greenhouse gas emissions [more]

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DrBob2 posted to the Climate Change board. 7:05 AM

$94 trillion

From the World Bank:

Mobilizing the Billions and Trillions for Climate Finance
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Tue May 19

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DrBob2 posted to the Atheist Fools board. 11:48 AM

Thoughts of death

Atheists Inspire Thoughts of Death in Many Americans
www.livescience.com/50872-atheists-remind-people-of-death.ht...
Atheists consistently rank among the [more]

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DrBob2 posted to the Atheist Fools board. 7:43 AM

The Return of Nature

Here's an interesting article that will probably irritate the pessimists. It is by Jesse Ausubel of Rockefeller University.

The Return of Nature
How Technology Liberates the Environment
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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 7:42 AM

Re: Gambling on snake-eyes

China is not the problem here. We are.

Right. You be amusing, sir. Or you be right amusing.

IIRC, US emissions peaked in 2007 and are down some 10% since then. And that's with a larger GDP, leading to a decarbonization rate [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:36 AM

Re: Need perspective on insurance...

Homeowners in the South are being ripped big time.

"Somewhat predictably, the priciest states to insure your home are the states most susceptible to large scale natural disasters. Four of those states are victims of the large [more]

Mon May 18

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 11:19 AM

Re: Gigawatt-Day Problem

The people who wrote this report must be smoking something to claim the following:
"... a nuclear plant typically takes 4 -­- 5 years to go from breaking ground to operation ..."


Yes, and another third of their [more]

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DrBob2 posted to the Climate Change board. 6:39 AM

Several meters by mid-century?

Two degrees warming a 'prescription for disaster' says top climate scientist James Hansen
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Sun May 17

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:16 PM

Re: Gigawatt-Day Problem

Sooner or later, slowly but surely, people in California government will learn and appreciate why baseload power is important.

It may take a while.

DB2

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DrBob2 posted to the Atheist Fools board. 7:24 PM

Apostates

Losing their religion: the hidden crisis of faith among Britain’s young Muslims
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DrBob2 posted to the Climate Change board. 6:49 PM

Gigawatt-Day Problem

The California Council on Science and Technology generated a series of reports on what is required to meet California's decarbonization goals. They note that the electrical system will have to do more than its share, essentially becoming [more]

Sat May 16

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:43 PM

Re: Working the way it is supposed to work

There's a bit of a puzzler in the abstract of the Sherwood and Nishant paper. Their method found that "tropical warming is equally strong over both the 1959–2012 and 1979–2012 periods". I know of no other temperature data set, surface or up [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:42 PM

Re: special forces in Syria

www.cnn.com/2015/05/16/middleeast/syria-isis-us-raid/
"Abu Sayyaf was a senior ISIL leader who, among other things, had a senior role in overseeing ISIL's illicit oil [more]

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