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by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun May 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 187709

Talk by head of Austrialia's gas and electricity system operator

https://youtu.be/Pnysffx3F7U Talk by the head of AEMO, the independent gas and electricity system and market operator in Australia, an organisation that has, primarily, the responsibility of managing and maintaining energy system security for all Australians. My notes on some of the more interesting...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sat May 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 187709

"The Hockey Stick" ... 20 Years Later

I hardly know where to start with that post. I think I should start by asking what the "pretty good report" is. The link to the report (a blog post actually) is: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/04/30/20-years-later-the-hockey-stick-graph-behind-waves-of-climate-alarmism-is-still-in-dispute/ (The l...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sat May 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 187709

"The Hockey Stick" ... 20 Years Later

A pretty good report of the so-called "Hockey Stick" Graph It was 20 years ago, climate scientist Michael Mann published his famous “hockey stick” graph that he says “galvanized climate action” by showing unprecedented global warming. A later version of the graph was featured prominently by the IPCC...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Fri May 04, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 187709

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

I've been reflecting, that a across a diversity of fields, nearly everyone has an issue or issues where they tend to be "in denial" or have "inconvenient truths". For climate campaigners this sometimes shows up as a (sometimes exclusive) focus on climate mitigation at the expense of adaption. So wha...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Thu May 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 32545

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Kim OHara wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:44 am
:focus:
Please!
If you regard your recent posts as being "on topic" then asking for :focus: now doesn't make sense to me ... except perhaps as a manipulative strategy.

What would make sense would be to say something like:
"I regret that my recent posts have been off topic but ..."
by Leeuwenhoek2
Thu May 03, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 32545

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Kim OHara wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 7:07 am
:heart: your positive attitude, Leeuw!
I can't decide if you are serious or sarcastic on that last.

I'm creative too! I elucidated two theories that would be proved by the project whereas you were pessimistic that it would prove nothing.
by Leeuwenhoek2
Thu May 03, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Deeper truth about politics
Replies: 45
Views: 9868

Re: Deeper truth about politics

a lot of what he writes makes me shudder. The bit you quote about Afrcia is certainly one of them. Truly horrific. So what I ask is this: Copy, borrow, edit, modify this better thoughts and post them without citation. If you have to cite the URL put a warning on it and say that you curated the wort...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Thu May 03, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 32545

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

"Project Trumpmore" brings to mind the works of artist Christo http://christojeanneclaude.net/artworks/realized-projects Kim, I hope we can agree that, as objective as one can be, the project will ... prove that icebergs melt. ... prove that climate change is a real issue. Real enough in the mind to...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Thu May 03, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Deeper truth about politics
Replies: 45
Views: 9868

Re: Deeper truth about politics

Sam Vera, what do you make of this https://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.co.uk blog? I believe ethical Buddhist wants for much less "political correctness" but this blog gives me great pause. I wonder what this writer means by the phrase. As I understand it one entry suggests that foreign aid ...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Thu May 03, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 32545

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

If recent history is a guide there are reasons not to expect that climate lawsuits will prevail. ... the fierce debate among scientists over the virtues of aiming for 100 percent renewables rages on. Most prominently, Mark Jacobson of Stanford has argued that states and nations can make that transit...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Wed May 02, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 187709

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

"Portugal reaches 100% renewables ... " My analysis says the headline is a lie or highly misleading. Based on the very limited data reported, it appears to be that in a good to exceptional month they can produce between 86% to 97% of the power needed. The article makes it clear that this was a very ...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Wed May 02, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 187709

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

The "climate change debate" falls naturally into three topics: climate science + climate change mitigation + climate politics and opinion Kim, you got that dangerously wrong. The 2nd element of the debate is climate change mitigation and adaption. . Not just mitigation. The overwhelming consensus o...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Wed May 02, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 32545

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Hum. I may be the only reader of this thread who actually read the transcript of this hearing. The defendants’ lawyer, Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. , emphasized the little-discussed but huge uncertainties in reports from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the failure of wor...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 187709

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

MIT Technology Review Relying on renewables alone significantly inflates the cost of overhauling energy Evidence points to the need for a broader range of clean power beyond just wind and solar. by James Temple February 26, 2018 https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610366/relying-on-renewables-alone-w...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 187709

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Low emissions Few countries consume more energy per capita than Sweden, yet Swedish carbon emissions are low compared with those of other countries. According to the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the average Swede releases 4.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) per year...