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Nuclear power - saviour or scourge? - miamizsun - Oct 19, 2021 - 2:22pm
 
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Posted: Oct 5, 2021 - 11:11am

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Study of Humanity’s Role in Changing Climate
The work of Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi “demonstrate that our knowledge about the climate rests on a solid scientific foundation,” the committee said.
In 1967, Dr. Manabe developed a computer model that confirmed the critical connection between the primary greenhouse gas — carbon dioxide — and warming in the atmosphere.

That model paved the way for others of increasing sophistication. Dr. Manabe’s later models, which explored connections between conditions in the ocean and atmosphere, were crucial to recognizing how increased melting of the Greenland ice sheet could affect ocean circulation in the North Atlantic, said Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State University.

“He has contributed fundamentally to our understanding of human-caused climate change and dynamical mechanisms,” Dr. Mann said.

About a decade after Dr. Manabe’s foundational work, Dr. Hasselmann created a model that connected short-term climate phenomena — in other words, rain and other kinds of weather — to longer-term climate like ocean and atmospheric currents. Dr. Mann said that work laid the basis for attribution studies, a field of scientific inquiry that seeks to establish the influence of climate change on specific events like droughts, heat waves and intense rainstorms.

“It underpins our efforts as a community to detect and attribute climate change impacts,” Dr. Mann said.

Dr. Parisi is credited with the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems, including everything from a tiny collection of atoms to the atmosphere of an entire planet.

“The main thing about his work is that it is incredibly eclectic,” said David Yllanes, a researcher with the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a nonprofit research center. “Many important physical phenomena involve collective behavior that arises out of fundamentally disordered, chaotic, even frustrated systems. A system that looks hopelessly random, if analyzed the right way, can yield a robust prediction for a collective behavior.”

These ideas can help understand climate change, which “involves fluctuations that come from the interaction of many, many moving parts,” Dr. Yllanes said.

But Dr. Parisi’s affect on climate science is small compared to his impact across many other fields, including mathematics, biology and computing. This involves everything from lasers to machine learning.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2021 - 8:27am

UK strikes deal for CO2 producer CF to restart operations

In a world, concerned about climate change, the UK government is subsidizing CO2 production.  

In the background, disrespect for the Russian bear is costing Europe plenty.   B-l-o-w-b-a-c-k.  But the important thing to retain is that US natural gas producers and LNG exporters might make some good coin on all of this.
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Posted: Sep 19, 2021 - 6:21pm

The Manchin guarding the hen house...
As chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Manchin holds the pen and the gavel of the congressional panel, with the authority to shape Mr. Biden’s ambitions.

But Mr. Manchin is also closely associated with the fossil fuel industry. His beloved West Virginia is second in coal and seventh in natural gas production among the 50 states. In the current election cycle, Mr. Manchin has received more campaign donations from the oil, coal and gas industries than any other senator, according to data compiled by OpenSecrets, a research organization that tracks political spending.

He profits personally from polluting industries: He owns stock valued at between $1 million and $5 million in Enersystems Inc., a coal brokerage firm which he founded in 1988. He gave control of the firm to his son, Joseph, after he was elected West Virginia secretary of state in 2000. Last year, Mr. Manchin made $491,949 in dividends from his Enersystems stock, according to his Senate financial disclosure report.

“It says something fascinating about our politics that we’re going to have a representative of fossil fuel interests crafting the policy that reduces our emissions from fossil fuels,” said Joseph Aldy, who helped craft former President Barack Obama’s climate change bill and now teaches at Harvard.

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Posted: Aug 20, 2021 - 12:51pm

It Rained at the Summit of Greenland. That’s Never Happened Before.
Something extraordinary happened last Saturday at the frigid high point of the Greenland ice sheet, two miles in the sky and more than 500 miles above the Arctic Circle: It rained for the first time.

The rain at a research station — not just a few drops or a drizzle but a stream for several hours, as temperatures rose slightly above freezing — is yet another troubling sign of a changing Arctic, which is warming faster than any other region on the planet.

“It’s incredible, because it does write a new chapter in the book of Greenland,” said Marco Tedesco, a researcher at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. “This is really new.”

At the station, which is called Summit and is occupied year-round under the auspices of the National Science Foundation, there is no record of rain since observations began in the 1980s. And computer simulations show no evidence going back even further, said Thomas Mote, a climate scientist at the University of Georgia. (...)

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Posted: Aug 12, 2021 - 10:58am

A monitoring station on the Italian island of Sicily reached a scorching temperature of 48.8 degrees Celsius, or 119.84 degrees Fahrenheit, on Wednesday. If verified by the World Meteorological Organization, it would mark the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe, topping the previous record of 48 degrees set in Athens in July 1977.

Though long accustomed to the summer heat, Sicilians don’t need an official record to tell them that this season has been particularly oppressive.

“I have no memory of such an unbearable heat,” said Francesco Italia, the mayor of the ancient city of Syracuse, near where the station recorded the potential heat record, in a phone interview. “It is so humid that you just can’t be outside after a certain hour.”

Elsewhere around the Mediterranean, after 10 days of battling blazes across the country, firefighters in Greece managed to contain most of them on Thursday, although a thunderstorm was a mixed blessing: The rain doused some of the smoldering fires, but lightning sparked new ones.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece said radical changes were required to prevent and respond to the “megafires” that have raged in many parts of Europe this summer amid record-breaking heat waves. “The climate crisis is here,” Mr. Mitsotakis told reporters, adding that “everything needs to change,” citing energy policy and the way people treat the environment.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2021 - 9:38am

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Thanks.  Good read.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2021 - 9:07am

AR6 of the best
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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 9:43pm

my grandfather bought a 2 Ha block on a stony windswept beach north of Wellington. It was just sand, tussock grass and lupins when he got it. Put up a wind belt, erected a windmill that powered an artesian bore that fed a water tank on the top of the biggest dune. Then installed a gravity fed irrigation system. It was awesome. He fed the entire extended family. In the end he had two steers, pigs, chickens, a goat called Arnold. We went down every second week to work on it. Still guts me that we couldn't keep it in the family when he died.
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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 9:17pm

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Stop the cattle grazing - move to vertical farming and aquaponics
 
yep, +1

brilliant. wonder what the fish food is made of..  
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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 6:55pm

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Leviticus 19:28 -
Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.


So that is why there are no scarrings or tattoo marks on my body?   I always thought it went something like this:  "You can take the boy out of the Lutheran Church.  But you cannot take the Lutheran out of the boy."



Truth.  I avoided tattoos because I am a wimp, don't like pain and more to the point am not fond of drawing attention to myself from public security forces, not fond of attention from territorial bangers, but I am fond of going into any traditional community or modern sub-culture and engaging.  Positively.  

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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 4:08pm

Sea Level Projection Tool
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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 3:11pm

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Thank you Man of Evil.    


Leviticus 19:28 -
Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 3:10pm

Stop the cattle grazing - move to vertical farming and aquaponics


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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 3:07pm

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It is a common human tray. Nothing special. The fact that you point fingers at North Americans seems to be showing the same. An age-old saying goes, "When you point your index-finger at someone, the majority of your fingers is pointing back at you."


Thank you Man of Evil.    

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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 2:52pm

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I love referencing the Bible because North Americans like to pump themselves up as 'moral' and 'decent'

It is a common human tray. Nothing special. The fact that you point fingers at North Americans seems to be showing the same. An age-old saying goes, "When you point your index-finger at someone, the majority of your fingers is pointing back at you."

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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 2:44pm

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I wonder what the Christian Deity (or Deities, depending) think of all this.  Is there not a passage or two in the bible that warns against trashing the temple of the soul?  

That depends on one's tribal/ideological interpretation.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 2:38pm

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Sure is... - I got trashed before, citing the Bible, as "expecting to be taken serious".


I love referencing the Bible because North Americans like to pump themselves up as 'moral' and 'decent'. 

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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 1:49pm

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That might be easier than challenging the cheap energy entitlement in places like the USA (and many others).   

Climate change will help.   Flooding, coastal storms, extreme heat and cold all have wonderful potential to kill and kill again.

Thanks to world-beating US obesity-sitting-dementia policies — don't worry, Canadians love them too — more Americans in bad health will die in the future from what should be otherwise  survivable shocks to weather.  

I wonder what the Christian Deity (or Deities, depending) think of all this.  Is there not a passage or two in the bible that warns against trashing the temple of the soul?  

Sure is... - I got trashed before, citing the Bible, as "expecting to be taken serious".

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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 1:33pm

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.........

Time to reduce the human population, too ?


That might easier than challenging the cheap energy entitlement in places like the USA (and many others).   

Climate change will help.   Flooding, coastal storms, extreme heat and cold all have wonderful potential to kill and kill again.

Thanks to world-beating US obesity-sitting-dementia policies — don't worry, Canadians love them too — more Americans in bad health will die in the future from what should be otherwise  survivable shocks to weather.  

I wonder what the Christian Deity (or Deities, depending) think of all this.  Is there not a passage or two in the bible that warns against trashing the temple of the soul?  
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Posted: Aug 9, 2021 - 1:33pm

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Also from my unsourced source way farther down is this little tid bit ...
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Physiologically speaking, the existence of people and our livestock is removing carbon from the atmosphere, albeit at an incredibly slow rate.

That shoots down the whole cow thing, which is foundation to so many arguments against raising cows as a food source, eh ?  Turns out the opposite is true, like so many of the canned climate change fear mongering "facts" y'all like to use.
 
you still think funny. There is a critical distinction between methane and CO2.

Cows burp methane.. I suspect you don't (well, only a little).
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