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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 1 hour ago

Re: OT: Record corn harvest?

Improved output per acre is more than making up for a 4.4 percent drop in harvested acreage forecast by the USDA.

Are we at peak farm? This Nature Conservancy article shows that global ag land peaked 13-14 years ago in 1998.
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DrBob2 posted to the Climate Change board. 2 hours ago

OT: Record corn harvest?

‘Wall of Grain’ Coming as Rain Helps Sow Record Midwest Corn Harvest
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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 3:41 PM

Re: U.S. is Now World's Biggest Oil Producer

Of course China is also largely relying upon the US military (5th fleet)to keep shipping lanes open and the supply flowing. Smart of them, dumb of us.

Not that they have a choice at this point, but why is it smart of them to rely on [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 11:58 AM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

Significant because if you cannot explain the global warming halt, then you do not know what is causing it.
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Heat is going in the ocean because of unusual trade winds that are causing a temporary increase in heat absorption in the
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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 11:53 AM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

The oceans will eventually equilibrate after a couple thousand years.
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Do you have any reading material about the length of time for oceans to equilibrate?
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Li et al. looked at an 'instantaneous' quadrupling of CO2 and found
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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 10:38 AM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

The oceans will eventually equilibrate after a couple thousand years.
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Do you have any reading material about the length of time for oceans to equilibrate?


There hasn't been a lot of modeling work done because of the long [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:29 AM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

As the Berkeley group states:"While the rise in global temperatures has slowed in recent years,it is not obviously divergent from the underlying long-term trend."

Perhaps I have a particularly keen sense of the obvious, but [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 7:39 AM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

Yes, the hiatus in global surface temps -- where we live. And yes, the oceans are warming, and this is a good thing. The more heat the oceans absorb the less the surface warms. Put another way, the climate sensitivity is lower.
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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:30 PM

Re: It really isn't about the science

Almost everyone is familiar with President Eisenhower's warning about the military-industrial complex in his farewell speech (1960).
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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:25 PM

Re: Austrailian Solar plant

Solar thermal is the future, I'm quite convinced.

Not if you live in Chicago, 1pg.

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:24 PM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

The Arctic and Antarctic are quite different.

Very true.

1. The maximum extent of sea ice is dominated by the Antarctic because of the geography. The limit of the ice in the Antarctic is fundamentally the area of a circle. [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:20 PM

Re: Deny for big bucks!

I do have a Ph.D. in a hard science
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Me too. In atmospheric chemistry. Reactive uptake of gaseous compounds by cloud droplets to be precise. It has impacts on the indirect aerosol effect on climate.


Cool (pun [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:14 PM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

Here's an idea that could explain that (using sunspots as a proxy). Assume the oceans act as a giant heat storage device, a giant capacitor if you will. When the annual number of sunspots is greater than X the system warms; integrate by keeping a [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:08 PM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

I'm sorry, BT, but pretending the hiatus doesn't exist…that dog doesn't hunt any more. The AR5 even has a section on it. There have been many papers trying to explain the why, so let's move on, okay?
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Just to be clear, the AR5 talks
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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:57 PM

Re: U.S. is Now World's Biggest Oil Producer

Chevron USA, in legal filings in a case brought by the conservation group Western Resource Advocates, has admitted that to meet a goal of developing a half million barrels of oil from sedimentary rock in northwest Colorado it would need 120,000 [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:25 PM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

It is curious that you found a blog that only analyzed troposphere temps.

The reason the blog analyzed tropo temps is because Dr. Spencer is a principal research scientist at UAH and the program that analyzes the satellite data. I [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 3:51 PM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

I haven't done the calculations (calling Dr. Bob) but the warming trend sure looks statistically significant starting from 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, or 2000. Does that mean saying "it is not warming" is also wrong, a lie, a deception, [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 1:28 PM

Re: It is not about the science

This is pretty much the end of Western Civilization.

I though that happened in 1914. :-(

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 6:28 AM

Re: New Solar Theory Predicts Global Cooling

See, what you guys need to explain is why TSI is down but global temps are still going up.

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Mon Jul 7

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 6:01 PM

Re: Variability

The Weather Isn't Getting Weirder
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