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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1 hour ago

Re: Warmist turned Skeptic- Good Interview

Can you PLEASE stick to the evidence and logic argued? Can you debate his points?

Do I have to spell it out?

After living a few decades on this world, and interacting with a very wide variety of people, almost everyone learns [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2 hours ago

Re: Warmist turned Skeptic- Good Interview

Here is a profile of David Evans: http://watchingthedeniers.wordpress.com/climate-sceptic-cons...

Sadly familiar.

LC

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 10:29 AM

Re: Sunspot revisions

Excellent news!

This will improve our statistical estimates of the effects of solar activity on warming, and may possibly reduce the error bars as well.

Every year I introduce beginning statistical grad students to the problem of [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:10 AM

Re: Poll: Good Morning, Vietnam

Answer #4: No, I got a deferment, was a conscientious objector, or escaped to Canada.

Just to be clear about this:

Those who applied for and were granted Conscientious Objector status (1-O in the draft terminology) were not [more]

Mon Aug 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:29 PM

Re: Arctic Sea Ice - Highest Since 2004

Evidence of cyclicality in that data set: Zero. I wonder how Goddard defines the word "cyclical"?

According to Goddard, the data he used for this graph came from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana, Department of [more]

Sun Aug 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:46 PM

Re: Fragmentation

CNC: To which of these definitions [of Westphalian] are you referring?

DrBob is referring to the modern concept of the "sovereign state", which emerged during the negotiations that ended the Thirty Years War in 1648. The [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:58 PM

Re: being scholarly

1poorguy: I just find it interesting (for lack of a better word) how once you could have a Renaissance Man who knows history and philosophy and the various sciences (perhaps even contributing to them), but today there's just too much. Today you [more]

Sat Aug 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Peak Oil Party board. 8:44 PM

Re: about that 'warming'...

dwerme: Actually Loren, our proxies give us no idea of the rate of past change, particularly in the Permian. They lack the accuracy to determine whether they took a year or 100,000 years. The rock record is 90% gap, 10% history. (read Derek Ager [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Math Recreations & Puzzles board. 5:05 PM

Re: Jealous Neighbors

LF: Damn, I hate it when puzzles turn out to be "IMPOSSIBLE"; what a waste of time!

Oh, it's not so bad. I think one should always be aware of the possibility that a puzzle has no solution. It's just a part of life, and part [more]

Fri Aug 15

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 8:03 PM

Re: Tesla charging question

Assuming that we are talking about a Tesla S car, privately owned by a home-owner who has installed the 240-volt charging station, the answer (according to Tesla) is: 58 miles of range per hour of charging.

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 6:06 PM

Re: Linking Extreme Weather Events to Climate Ch

NOAA: "attribution of these regional July trends to human influences is premature at this time. Nonetheless, a signal of warming due to GHG forcing likely exists, though likely having appreciably smaller magnitude than the estimated intrinsic [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:21 PM

Re: Media exposure but

The article linked in the OP has more than one problem. I was especially dismayed by this paragraph:

The reason greenhouse gases can be (and probably are) responsible for more than 100% of the observed warming is that other factors [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 12:17 PM

Re: We are out of energy!

Puddinhead: we tend to panic toward the worst case scenarios: 'Peak oil! Peak oil! the end is (Bill) nigh!'

Speak for yourself, son. If you read the Peak Oil board at all, at any time over the years, you will know that many of us [more]

Mon Aug 11

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:56 PM

Re: Robin Williams gone

Why would such a funny, gifted, successful person cut his own life short?

Here is my impression, based on experience with family members.

Depression — suicidal depression — starts with intrusive thoughts that focus on death [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Peak Oil Party board. 7:02 PM

Re: about that 'warming'...

1pg: Could you expand on this?

Glad to, but it will have to wait for later this week. Gotta go.

Loren

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LorenCobb replied to the Peak Oil Party board. 7:01 PM

Re: about that 'warming'...

dwerme: The last time we saw extinction of the vast majority of all species was the end of the Permian. No one has suggested that was caused by a couple degrees of temperature variability.

Right you are. I too was not suggesting any [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:29 PM

Re: Bill Nye's Greenhouse Experiment Debunked

Wow, this is great stuff.

Too bad for Bill Nye, of course, but he really should have consulted an atmospheric physicist before publicizing his experiment. Those who live by science can also die by science.

I think this paper, and [more]

Sun Aug 10

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LorenCobb replied to the Peak Oil Party board. 6:55 PM

Re: about that 'warming'...

paralwaysgood: It [global warming] is not complicated. The greenhouse effect has been well known for over a century. Humans are introducing a lot of CO2 into the atmosphere. The world is getting warmer. Almost every scientist who studies the [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:09 AM

Re: The era of Big Solar has arrived

From the story: Through the first hundred days of operation, it used only 6% of its allotted 100 acre-feet of water, just under 20,000 gallons.

This isn't even close to correct. Six acre-feet of water is one hell of a lot more than [more]

Thu Aug 7

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LorenCobb replied to the Pandemic Disease board. 5:39 PM

Re: Ebola?

1pg: It doesn't seem we can know the mortality rate because it is still active with people in the process of dying.

You can do this with Survival Analysis ( [more]

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