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DrBob2 posted to the Climate Change board. 11:21 AM

Waiting for a charge

Tesla Owners Frustrated by Recharge Waits
www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-owners-frustrated-by-recharge-wai...
Mimi Kim Jamil recently slipped into the [more]

Tue Jun 30

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 3:53 PM

Re: Gates promotes wild-eyed energy

Gates: Renewable energy can't do the job. Gov should switch green subsidies into R&D
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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:09 AM

Re: Here, have some more mercury for breakfast

Everything has its costs and benefits, pluses and minuses. For example, every year tens of thousands of people are killed on the highways.
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Can you come up with a better analogy? I can choose to stay off your dangerous
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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:45 AM

Re: Here, have some more mercury for breakfast

With the health of people, and possibly even the survival/viability of our species in the balance, only a conservative could think that money is relevant.

Everything has its costs and benefits, pluses and minuses. For example, every [more]

Mon Jun 29

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:34 PM

Re: But Why.....?

Yeah, I can see where the cost to the polluters overrides any health considerations of Americans choking to death on toxic crap.

For a person or corporation or government, it is just plain rational to consider both costs and [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:21 PM

Re: Here, have some more mercury for breakfast

The court clearly states (page 5):
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No, the court doesn't state. That's the majority opinion written by right winger Scalia.


Jello, it is indeed the majority opinion, which is why the document is titled "Opinion of [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:17 PM

Re: Here, have some more mercury for breakfast

The EPA responded that the benefits far outweighed the costs.

But the EPA didn't make its case. The court clearly states (page 5):

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 3:10 PM

Re: Supreme Court on EPA

Its all good then. The failed philosophy is already enshrined in law and precedent. The Corporate persons are protected from actual corporeal people.

Person or corporation or government, it is just plain rational to consider [more]

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DrBob2 posted to the Climate Change board. 11:18 AM

Supreme Court on EPA

Supreme Court rules against EPA on pollution rules
www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2567221/
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against Environmental Protection Agency pollution [more]

Sat Jun 27

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 7:57 AM

Re: Biblical Flooding?

Hoerling et al. modeled precipitation in northeast Colorado in a response to the 2013 flood in Boulder. They write:

"Despite a warmer and moister climate, the frequency of September heavy five-day rain events does not increase in the [more]

Fri Jun 26

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:16 PM

Re: Tourists beware.....

Tourists beware....

A young man unfurled an umbrella and pulled out a Kalashnikov, opening fire on European sunbathers in an attack that killed at least 28 people at a Tunisian beach resort

And bosses....

GRENOBLE [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 11:14 AM

Re: Interactive Bloomberg

The simulation was put together by Gavin Schmidt and Kate Marvell of GISS, using GISS Model E2, a climate simulator with a relatively low TCR of 1.5...

Continuing on, we read:

"GISS Model E2, a climate simulator with a [more]

Thu Jun 25

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:37 PM

Re: Fastest Decline In Solar Activity

But no faster than it would have been had the sun not gone into a funk
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Wrong I think. The optimists would leave us with far far more CO2 in the atmosphere at that point, and the temperature would rocket. Not discussing the temperature,
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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:30 PM

Re: Lower sensitivity estimates

It is not apparently including model estimates, paleo...

True. It graphs published estimates based on the measured earth's climate over the last 50 to 250 years. The info came from a presentation by Nic Lewis at the Ringberg [more]

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

Re: Lower sensitivity estimates

Bob, in that chart, is the sensitivity measured as temp amplification on top of the 1 deg C from the CO2 alone? In other words, if the plot is 2 deg C, is the total temp increase 3 or 2 deg C?

The sensitivity would be the total delta [more]

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DrBob2 posted to the Climate Change board. 10:26 AM

Forest drought

Steinkamp and Hickler ask if drought-induced forest dieback is globally increasing. Using datasets going back to 1950 they find the global trend to be declining. There was a weak drying trend and an increase in extreme drought events for forests in [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:41 AM

Re: This could be an interesting year...

This thread has gone on for 100+ posts, and I confess to have stopped following it in any detail. For those who have followed, where does this calculation by Jacobson fit in?

Correction to ‘‘Control of fossil-fuel particulate black carbon [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:15 AM

Re: Fastest Decline In Solar Activity

It is certainly true that if there is enough change in incoming solar, the warming will slow accordingly....the return to what we think of as normal solar output will bring a much faster warming at the end of that trail.

But no faster [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:03 AM

Re: Lower sensitivity estimates

Here's an interesting graph of published climate sensitivity estimates over the last dozen years showing their slow drop:
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Wed Jun 24

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 7:43 PM

Re: Fastest Decline In Solar Activity

The first line of the abstract?
Any reduction in global mean near-surface temperature due to a future decline in solar activity is likely to be a small fraction of projected anthropogenic warming.


However... (which also happens to [more]

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