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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:06 PM

Re: Correlation = Causation

We generally avoid hypotheticals because they are always wrong in at least one way. You are better off starting at the basics and walking through them. I can't actually think of a time we used a hypothetical.

Hypotheticals are used
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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 12:43 PM

Re: Correlation = Causation

What do you do when the folks asking the question have no interest in actually learning the basics?

We explain it as simply as possible and without snark or insults. That is where most explanations fall apart. The minute someone sees [more]

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 12:01 PM

Re: Correlation = Causation

Imagine how those experts would feel about that person, the mixture of pity, frustration, and overall sadness about the state of critical reasoning in this country.

Interestingly in your hypothetical the experts never question their [more]

Sat May 28

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 4:05 PM

Re: Do not come to California ...

Gasoline prices on the West Coast are often higher than the U.S. average because the West Coast market is finely balanced between supply and demand and is relatively isolated from additional supply sources.

CA has its own blending [more]

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:12 AM

Re: Correlation = Causation

Wait, does being shot count as "lead exposure" ?

acute!

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:06 AM

Re: DiCaprio isn’t only climate change hyp

It is actually unfortunate that so many Climate Change Deniers have resorted to complete lies with a serious disregard for scientific truth that they are now finding themselves being treated in a similar fashion.

Who exactly are you [more]

Wed May 25

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 10:00 AM

Re: Nicely put by Al Gore

there’s a reason President Obama had to initiate his Clean Power Plan without Congress. How do you think we got to this place politically?

Actually he could have gotten it through congress if he was willing to compromise on something [more]

Sun May 22

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:31 PM

Re: Hypocrite! Leo takes private jet to collect

But come on...let's be realistic. Do you honestly expect Di Caprio to take a commercial flight??

I actually expect him to video conference in.

Where do you think the demand for private jets comes from? Its perceived as a [more]

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:01 PM

Re: Ivanpah solar

Bechtel built the facility. Bechtel is expert in design of foundations for all types of structures.

Does Bechtel build or consult on nuclear plants?

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 4:59 PM

Re: Hypocrite! Leo takes private jet to collect

I'd like to see everyone held to the same standard.

That is the whole point. If I believe in something I'm willing to make more sacrifices to make it happen.

If you believe solar energy is the best way to fight climate [more]

Sat May 21

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 4:45 PM

Re: Ivanpah solar

In the link above, I thought this was interesting:
The facility consists of 173,500 heliostats, or reflective mirrors that resemble shiny billboards. ... Each heliostat is supported by an 11-ft-long, 6-in.-dia steel pylon that has been
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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:30 AM

Re: Ivanpah solar

Don't you feel silly?

Nope, fires at nuclear plants aren't great either, but thanks for staying on topic.

Fri May 20

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:28 PM

Re: Ivanpah solar

Mirrors blamed for fire at world's largest solar plant

PRIMM, Nev. (AP) — A small fire shut down a generating tower Thursday at the world's largest solar power plant, leaving the sprawling facility on the California-Nevada border
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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:39 AM

Re: Portugal went 107 hours on renewable energy

Here is what Ajax said, which is true:

Wind turbines and solar panels require watt for watt emergency back up power in the form of diesel and gas turbines running at low output in parallel

Here is what Goofy believes, which [more]

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:42 AM

Re: Portugal went 107 hours on renewable energy

Although Michigan is richer than Portugal

I looked it up and Michigan is almost twice as rich as Portugal.

But I guess Portugal has that renewable energy thing going for it...

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:39 AM

Re: Portugal went 107 hours on renewable energy

This is like Michigan getting all of its electricity from renewable energy through grid transfers. Although Michigan is richer than Portugal and probably uses more energy. To someone's point, I bet there were a couple gas plants somewhere in Portugal [more]

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jck101 posted to the Climate Change board. 1:41 PM

Electric cars particulates the same as ICE

Thought this was interesting.

Thanks to ongoing efforts to reduce engine emissions, nowadays only 10% to 15% of particulate emissions from traffic are coming from vehicles' tailpipes. The remainder originates in tire, road surface and [more]

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:51 AM

Re: Vogtle nuke cost sky high

To assume that 73.6% of the construction can be accomplished in less time than it has taken to complete 26.4% of the work so far is not reasonable or believable even if a considerable amount of time to date has been allocated to [more]

Sat May 7

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jck101 replied to the Climate Change board. 11:19 PM

Re: Women's wisdom crucial to beating climate ch

The strength that women have is right there in the article. :) In Western societies women participate at nearly every level in some way. There generally is no thought, as expressed in the article, that women "slow up the process". The [more]

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