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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 3 hours ago

Re: Climate models running hot

Michaels and Knappenberger have a graph that shows the observed HadCRUT4 temps fall below the 5-95% envelope of 108 CMIP5 model runs over the past 38 years. Over the past 29 years temps have fallen outside the 2.5-97.5 percentile [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:57 AM

Re: Climate models running hot

Fyfe et al. has told us that "the current generation of climate models (when run as a group, with the CMIP5 prescribed forcings) do not reproduce the observed global warming over the past 20 years....such an inconsistency is only expected to [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 7:34 AM

Re: Arctic sea ice volume

Getting back to point, there has been, indeed, more sea ice than expected (particularly in the Antarctic)....Studies conducted on both the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets indicate these ice masses are melting.

P, I think we can [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:20 PM

Re: The disappearing middle

FWIW, that article gives no definition of what "liberal" and "conservative" mean. It talks about "right of center" and "left of center".

Here you go:

Appendix A: The Ideological [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:40 PM

Re: The disappearing middle

Much has been written here and elsewhere about the rightward drift of the GOP. Less noticed is the leftward move of the Dems
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What are you smoking? The entire political slate has been drifting rightward for the last 40 years or
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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:16 PM

Re: The disappearing middle

DrBob, the Republicans got there through gerrymandering to the point that the liberal's vote doesn't really matter.

AM, I hope you don't think gerrymandering is confined to one party. At any rate, it certainly doesn't apply to [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:33 AM

Re: The disappearing middle

And the same policies that brought you the Great Depression will now continue.

That could be, though IIRC, the Roaring Twenties came first.

DB2

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DrBob2 posted to the Atheist Fools board. 8:27 AM

The disappearing middle

Much has been written here and elsewhere about the rightward drift of the GOP. Less noticed is the leftward move of the Dems; witness the disappearance of the Blue Dog democrats, for example.

With little left in the middle, voters have been [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:28 PM

Re: CCS

This is brand new technology. There has never been a technical process where costs did not decline remarkably over time.

I suppose so, if enough of the technology is built to lower costs. Think of breeder reactors, for example. They [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:23 PM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

The comparison to the present budget is not really valid or relevant. If the new program is brought on-line so would whatever taxes (revenues) are needed to pay for it. So, yes, the state budget MUST increase. That's obvious.

But they [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:33 PM

Re: Centennial oscillation?

Johnstone and Mantua have some explanation and FAQ at the NOAA web site:

https://swfsc.noaa.gov/news.aspx?Division=FED&ParentMenu...
This [more]

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DrBob2 posted to the Climate Change board. 5:17 PM

Arctic sea ice volume

CryoSat-2 observes Arctic sea ice volume recovery, after anomalously low melting in summer 2013
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm14/meetingapp.cgi#Paper/15471
Between autumn [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:40 AM

Re: Centennial oscillation?

"If nature exhibits such strong natural variability of tropical Pacific SSTs on centennial time scales, then assumptions that the observed trend over the past century to a century and a half is a response to radiative forcing are [more]

Tue Dec 16

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:27 PM

Re: Global poll

You clicked "reply" on one of my posts and then quoted yourself from a previous post but not anything I had written.

Ah. Since threads here at the Fool are sequential and posts not embedded next to a post somewhere upstream, [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:20 PM

Re: Fighting the last war

And it's clear some the biggest fish are running the regulators.
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True enough, but neither side recognized the risks involved.
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"Neither" side? I find the idea that every problem must have two sides pretty
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DrBob2 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:09 PM

Re: Fighting the last war

Same with many air disasters. Each one teaches us something and we make rules/codes/standards to prevent recurrence of that particular problem. Why shouldn't we do the same with Wall Street?

We do. There are many volumes of financial [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 4:51 PM

Re: Lima climate conference

Even in Europe the public limits are reached fairly quickly.

www.ft.com/cms/s/af264dbe-77f6-11db-be09-0000779e2340.html
The poll also found Europeans were [more]

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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:52 AM

Re: Polar bears update

The latest Environment Canada report on the polar bear population of western Hudson Bay (WH) shows that it has stabilized over the last ten years.

Demography and Population Assessment of Polar Bears in Western Hudson Bay, Canada
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DrBob2 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:28 AM

Re: Global poll

He replied to my post with a quotation that wasn't mine.

????

You'll have to add some explication here. I doubt that you think I can only quote you in my posts.

DB2

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DrBob2 posted to the Climate Change board. 8:24 AM

CCS

Has carbon capture’s time finally come?
https://cosmosmagazine.com/earth-sciences/has-carbon-capture...
CCS is a suite of technologies that allows [more]

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