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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 5:11 PM

Re: New Canberra theater piece

Aspen Island Theatre Company: $18,793 to assist with costs of the creative development of a new theatre work, ‘Kill Climate Deniers’.

Brouhaha aside, no one outside of this theatre company knows whether this proposed play supports or [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:01 PM

Re: Models too warm over land

DB2: This means that modelers have used a second error to compensate for the first. One can see why one might have doubts on the reliability of future projection, particularly for impact studies.

This is no different than the tuning [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Climate Change board. 3:12 PM

A Weighty Matter: Science vs Journalism

Satellites equipped with gravitometers have been orbiting for years, taking measurements of the Earth’s gravity field for a wide variety of purposes.

The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE), for example, was [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:09 PM

Re: Models too warm over land

You picked a quote from the article that is misleading with respect to both the author's intent and the seriousness of the bias.

In fact this is a perfectly ordinary article in climate science, seeking to direct the attention of modelers to [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:38 AM

Re: Ebola policies? How to ask?

dlbuffy: I am not panicking here, but it amazes me that [ebola] ISN'T being treated as if it were as bad as one of those flu's.

Ebola is different.

It is far more lethal than the typical flu, but far less infectious. The [more]

Mon Sep 29

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:05 PM

Re: What did the Meadows (Club of Rome) predict?

PR: Population crash generally began around 2050 but could be delayed and flattened by altering some of the assumptions.

Peter, that same figure, on page 124, shows food per capita peaking in 2005, followed a couple of years [more]

Sun Sep 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:45 PM

Re: Non-visible art

Todd Snider, "The Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues"

He's a weird monkey, very funky, indeed. I didn't know anyone was making music like that anymore. Restores my faith in the music of the people, and in their sense of humor [more]

Sat Sep 27

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:37 PM

Re: Non-visible art

Lana Newstrom: Just because you can't see anything, doesn't mean I didn't put hours of work into creating a particular piece.

Before anyone gets too outraged over this, I would like to point out that invisible art has been extremely [more]

Fri Sep 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:27 PM

Re: CERN in 1975...oh my...

1pg: Cutting edge at the time. "Quaint" now.

Holy smoke! That brought back memories of the bad old days. I wish I had had contact in the 1970s with the people who dreamed up that user interface.

In 1975 I was [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 2:59 PM

Women may now drive in Saudi Arabia

Without further comment:

mybirdie.ca/files/women-are-now-allowed-to-drive-in-saudi-ar...

On second thought, it might be necessary to point out [more]

Wed Sep 24

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:49 AM

Re: Story of the graveyards

Sanitation is the key to preventing ebola, or slowing it down to a crawl if it does penetrate a city. People need to be able to hose down infected rooms after spraying every surface with bleach. Bloody sewage needs to go somewhere safely and rapidly, [more]

Fri Sep 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:59 AM

Re: Read 'em and weep.

Reuters: Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar through the end of the 21st century thanks largely to sub-Saharan Africa's higher-than-expected birth rates, United Nations and other population experts said on [more]

Thu Sep 18

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 6:05 PM

Air Force reverses course on Atheism

Air Force personnel are required to swear the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge was written into law in 1956, but that version made no reference to a nation "under God".

The "under God" wording was added in 1962, at the [more]

Wed Sep 17

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 7:17 PM

Re: No Net Cost To Tackle Climate Change

StP: The "premature deaths from air pollution", always stops me in my tracks. As a non-scientist, I would bow to those who know about such things, but I've never heard of anyone dying from air pollution. I suppose respiratory [more]

Tue Sep 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 11:42 AM

Re: No Net Cost To Tackle Climate Change

Ben: A number of reports have come out in the last few years that indicate the net financial cost/benefit of cutting heat-trapping pollution is a net positive benefit.

I find this extremely ironic.

The initial motivation for [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 8:43 AM

Re: Antartic Ice More Again

When reading articles about Antarctic ice, we need to remember that there is an important difference between "sea ice" and the "ice sheet".

Sea ice is ice floating on the sea. Sea ice includes ice shelves that extend out [more]

Mon Sep 15

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 2:26 AM

Whither Scotland's Empire?

Ever since Scotland acquired England in 1603, the provinces to the south have been a problem. I do admit that the acquisition was stunningly profitable for centuries, as the English navy and its tiny contingent of land forces conquered a quarter of [more]

Sun Sep 14

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LorenCobb replied to the Pandemic Disease board. 8:15 PM

Re: Fight against Ebola in SL and Liberia lost

AD: Given how relatively easily Ebola now appears to be transmissible, can the average number of transmission in the urban areas go down sufficiently without everyone starving to death because the economy breaks down because people are too scared [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 2:42 PM

Re: The planet Vulcan

jck: If your hypothesis doesn't pan out it is a failure... Try publishing a paper based on a failed experiment.

I have done it. It was not difficult (the key is to make it interesting). Over the years that article has received 12 [more]

Sat Sep 13

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LorenCobb posted to the Climate Change board. 10:18 AM

Jim2B

One of the long-time participants in our discussions of climate and politics has been having some very serious health issues. Here is the latest info: [more]

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