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Fri Jul 3

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 5:58 PM

Re: Waiting for a charge

I suspect that we will pull into a service station and swap out the battery in about the time it currently takes to fill a gas tank. Designing a quick swap battery seems like it is well within current technology. We do this with propane tanks [more]

Sun Jun 21

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 5:38 PM

Re: CO2 lifetime in atmosphere

This exercise is flawed, sure you can come up with a theory, but it doesn't mean one is or is not the truth.

There is no way to know what is the Truth. Science isn't about Truth with a capital T. That is for philosophers. The only way [more]

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 4:37 PM

Re: CO2 lifetime in atmosphere

So, I can't say the Earth rotates, even though in the space age we have a multitude of observations showing that rotation?


Let's play a game. What evidence can you use to show, without using Occam's razor, that the Earth rotates? [more]

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 4:30 PM

Re: CO2 lifetime in atmosphere

And if Apollo (Helios) pulls the sun across the sky in a chariot, then why don't our satellites see it?

Because they are invisible, of course.

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 2:21 PM

Re: CO2 lifetime in atmosphere

Well, you suggest that these ocean changes contained there own negative feedback;

The ocean ventilation hypothesis is not a feedback. This is an important distinction. If it were a feedback then any CO2 pulse, including anthropogenic [more]

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 11:27 AM

Re: CO2 lifetime in atmosphere

Are you sure this is a fundamental principle of science?

Yep. Without Occam's razor we don't have science. Without Occam's razor, you can't say that the reason we have day and night is that the Earth rotates. Without Occam's razor, [more]

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 11:00 AM

Re: CO2 lifetime in atmosphere

Interesting possibility. Another is that changes in winds blow more dust (with micronutrients) over wide areas of the ocean, increasing productivity.

For this to be reasonable, you need to show how the change of winds is associated [more]

Sat Jun 20

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 8:09 AM

Re: CO2 lifetime in atmosphere

Looking at the paper you posted and some linked at the bottom of the researchgate page, they seem to suggest that the rapid pulse and decay are intrinsically linked. The cause of the pulse is a change in ocean circulation that brings up deep ocean [more]

Fri Jun 19

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 10:59 AM

Re: This could be an interesting year...

When you burn one molecule of carbon, you use TWO molecules of O.....to get CO2.

This is not quite right. You can't burn CO2, it already has oxygen in it. You burn carbohydrates and hydrocarbons and create CO2. The simplest [more]

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 9:45 AM

Re: This could be an interesting year...

NASA GISS has a nice utility to plot global maps of anomalies and trends with a lot of settings:
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/maps/
You can explore the data and get an understanding [more]

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spinning replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 8:56 AM

Re: house purchase options

I want to second the comment another poster made. Since your son just graduated from college, his focus should be on starting a career. He should be putting his energy into finding a good first job, working hard at it, and making professional [more]

Tue Jun 16

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 4:00 PM

Re: US In A 10-Year Cooling Trend

So at least four authors thought that the phenomenon was as odd as I thought it was.

Are thunderstorms odd? You can find thousands of papers on thunderstorms. Is it odd that someone wins the lottery? No, someone wins the lottery [more]

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 3:20 PM

Re: US In A 10-Year Cooling Trend

If there is something about the United States that allows it to cool while the rest of the planet heats, I would like to learn more about that.

The topic you want is regional and decadal scale climate variability. It is an active area [more]

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 2:06 PM

Re: US In A 10-Year Cooling Trend

That's not odd? You are not even willing to say that it is a little odd?

No, it's not even a little odd. Patrick, you keep coming back to this theme that variability somehow is evidence against a trend. You have posted about this [more]

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 1:48 PM

Re: US In A 10-Year Cooling Trend

Data from America’s most advanced climate monitoring system shows the U.S. has undergone a cooling trend over the last decade, despite recent claims by government scientists that warming has accelerated worldwide during that [more]

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spinning posted to the Climate Change board. 12:07 PM

long and short term trends

Realclimate has a new post about trends and the recent NOAA data update.
[more]

Thu Jun 11

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 6:48 PM

Re: The Future Isn’t Ours to Dictate

I agree completely, The Future Isn't Ours to Dictate. That's why we should not dump CO2 into the atmosphere which will remain there for our children and grandchildren. We should not dictate to them that they will have to live in a world with [more]

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spinning replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:18 PM

Re: Poll: Lump Sum or Annuity

Remember, for a million bucks, the safe withdrawal rate is only $40,000 a year ........well under what you'd get in the annuity.

The wording of the OP suggests the annuity payments are not adjusted for inflation. If you don't [more]

Tue Jun 9

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spinning replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:05 PM

Re: More police brutality!

The really, really stupid thing about this is everyone, I mean everyone (liberal, conservative, black, white) should completely know and understand that teenage rebellion, disrespect and crime is at an all time high.

I'm not sure how [more]

Mon Jun 8

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spinning replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:10 PM

Re: So what do I calculate 4% of?

because the *can* be no such analysis. You are asking for an impossibility.

I thought one could start by calculating the following. Buy a stock at random, say from the SP500 or some other Universe. Hold for 30 years, taking out [more]

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