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Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator, Renounces Canadian Citizenship

Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator, Renounces Canadian Citizenship

Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 08:57:59 in Canada Alberta

“McCain was born in Panama.”
19 Jokes Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand

19 Jokes Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand

Commented Jun 10, 2014 at 12:06:24 in Books

“Of course that was the whole premise behind "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" by Lynne Truss”
19 Jokes Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand

19 Jokes Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand

Commented Jun 10, 2014 at 12:04:41 in Books

“Punctuate this. There are two totally different meanings, depending on how you do it.

Woman without her man is nothing

or

that that is is that that is not is not is that not it”
19 Jokes Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand

19 Jokes Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand

Commented Jun 10, 2014 at 12:01:05 in Books

“That should be:

"I thought grammar was your mother's mother." Unless you have more than one mother.”
Koch Brothers Get Ready To Drill In The Oilsands

Koch Brothers Get Ready To Drill In The Oilsands

Commented May 25, 2014 at 00:25:18 in Canada Business

“Why does the Calgary Herald question the purchase of AltaLink by Warren Buffet, but is silent on the Koch Brothers?

(I am being theoretical.)”
Pope Francis Calls For 'Legitimate Redistribution' Of Wealth To The Poor

Pope Francis Calls For 'Legitimate Redistribution' Of Wealth To The Poor

Commented May 9, 2014 at 10:03:21 in Religion

“John Kenneth Galbraith on trickle down economics

" If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows."”
Arctic Turning 8 Per Cent Darker Thanks To Ice Melt

Arctic Turning 8 Per Cent Darker Thanks To Ice Melt

Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 08:26:39 in Canada Impact

“What if we asked you to substantiate your claim about the extinction of dinosaurs?”
Arctic Turning 8 Per Cent Darker Thanks To Ice Melt

Arctic Turning 8 Per Cent Darker Thanks To Ice Melt

Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 08:24:49 in Canada Impact

“Human CO2 emissions are 135 times all volcanic activity according to to the USGS.”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 21, 2014 at 11:09:31 in Green

“Skepticism is good.

The climate and other earth systems are highly complex and difficult to model. Contingencies such as volcanic action and ENSO are very hard to include. The PDO was was only discovered in 1996. Three papers on the impact of the loss of Arctic sea ice appeared in 2012; they showed more winter storms.

But the models and reality agree on the trends, all 30 year datasets (the WMO classical period for climate) show increased warming.

Any qualms when business and industry and special interest groups start to take the reins?”

ATexasLibertarian on Jan 21, 2014 at 12:27:19

“A balance would be best in my opinion between these groups and the government (science is one thing I have no qualms about investing in). At the end of the day, someone has to fund science. I think it is also the responsibility of those performing the research to remain objective. Hopefully there is still room in our society for morals and integrity.”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 23:46:30 in Green

“Notice as well that climate models do not predict volcanic eruptions,

I follow the ENSO discussion. It forecasts about 6 months in advance. It is not a trend, but rather a contingency.”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 23:33:18 in Green

“Only if you cherry pick a strong El Nino event year.”

Cargosquid on Jan 21, 2014 at 07:54:07

“Take it up with Trenbarth.

No AGW models work.”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 23:32:18 in Green

“No significant air surface temperature warming in 15 years.

The Arctic temperatures have been underestimated.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.2297/abstract

The oceans continue to warm
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/

And the WMO standard for climate change means is 30 years.
http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/uah/from:1983/to:2013/trend/plot/uah/from:1983/to:2013

Oh, look. Warming.”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 22:45:04 in Green

“There may be another country involved in that decision. A very big one , just to the north.

Check out the International Joint Commission (IJC)”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 22:36:31 in Green

“1997 was the strongest El Nino in 50 years. Since then

2004, 2006 weak El Nino

2002, 2009 moderate El Nino

Offset by

2000, 2005, 2008, 2011 weak La Nina

1998, 2007 moderate La Nina

1999, 2010 strong La Nina

But we have seen warming over that past 2 decades - go figure.

http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/uah/from:1993/to:2013/trend/plot/uah/from:1993/to:2013”

Cargosquid on Jan 20, 2014 at 23:06:09

“No significant warming in the past 15 years. Even the warmists state that.”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 19:00:36 in Green

“I regularly use marine forecasts. They are pretty darned good over a few days. Yes - they are off sometimes, and those are ones that most people remember.

Meteorologists and climatologists use different models.”

ATexasLibertarian on Jan 21, 2014 at 10:37:45

“Hi Jack,

I agree that weather predictions are fairly accurate, but we still do not understand all the intricacies of this science. Climatology has to be infinitely more complex.

I will always be skeptical of new scientific claims. This is the foundation of science itself. Question everything! Science is a beautiful thing. I just hate it when politicians take the reigns...”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 17:59:52 in Green

“And what Mike Lockwood actually concluded in a recent paper:

"Using one of the most recent reconstructions of historic total solar irradiance, the likely reduction in the warming by 2100 is found to be between 0.06 and 0.1 K, a very small fraction of the projected anthropogenic warming. However, if past total solar irradiance variations are larger and climate models substantially underestimate the response to solar variations, then there is a potential for a reduction in solar activity to mitigate a small proportion of the future warming, a scenario we cannot totally rule out. While the Sun is not expected to provide substantial delays in the time to reach critical temperature thresholds, any small delays it might provide are likely to be greater for lower anthropogenic emissions scenarios than for higher-emissions scenarios.
"”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 17:00:40 in Green

“Here are 2,258 articles, written by a total of 9,136 authors over the past year.

http://jamespowell.org/resources/Nov2012thruDec2013.xlsx

One author rejected man-made global warming.”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 16:43:24 in Green

“I really do hope that was attempt at humor.”

themanwithnoname on Jan 20, 2014 at 17:03:30

“I googled Michael Mann and looked at his work, while he did do some work on Heat, there was nothing that could be said as truly interesting there.

Anyway is bringing more rain to California really a bad thing.”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 16:20:56 in Green

“Of course the cost would be passed on.

Missed this part did you?

"The money collected via this fee would be distributed to the public as a monthly “dividend” or “green check.”"”

virulentgod on Jan 20, 2014 at 16:48:43

“He's talking about distributing taxes collected from the rich to the poor so poor people can afford energy. Which is ridiculous and would never, ever happen, not while Barack Obama/George Bush is in charge. Now that we've established taxes on Americans will do nothing to help our global climate, what is your next suggestion? Car pooling?”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 16:07:07 in Green

“Sure thing. A petition started by a publisher of civil defense materials, accompanied by a letter from a cigarette lobbyist, and a faux journal article co-authored by a couple of discredited deniers, and which can be signed by anyone who claims to have a science degree - including my wife who is pharmacist.

Or the almost 200 science academies world-wide that endorse AGW findings.”

ctgeorgia on Jan 20, 2014 at 16:40:49

“Here are 1,000 International Scientists that have gone on the record disagreeing with the AGW theory. Their names, affiliations, and quotes included in a 300+ page report. many participated in the IPCC process. Of course, you will poo-poo the report without reading any of it b/c it was produced by the minority of the committee.
http://cfact.org/pdf/2010_Senate_Minority_Report.pdf
I am still waiting for your list of names!”
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 16:01:23 in Green

“Not sure where your forecast originates, but

"The majority of models predict that ENSO-neutral (Niño-3.4 index between -0.5oC and 0.5oC) will persist into the Northern Hemisphere summer 2014. While current forecast probabilities are still greatest for ENSO-neutral during summer, there is an increasing chance for the development of El Niño. The consensus forecast is for ENSO-neutral to continue into the Northern Hemisphere summer 2014"

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.html
El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

El Nino Patterns Could Become Twice As Likely In A Warming World

Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 15:58:05 in Green

“A carbon tax is simply a means of putting a cost on excess CO2. Any company that has waste product in a liquid or solid form has to pay to have it properly disposed. Are invisible gases exempt just because we cannot see them i the air?

A carbon tax is collected from fossil-fuel companies upon the first sale at the mine, wellhead or port of entry.

The money collected via this fee would be distributed to the public as a monthly “dividend” or “green check.” Distributing all of the revenue equitably to households will ensure that families can afford the energy they need during the transition to a clean energy future, and it should help win public support for a rising carbon fee.

There is no government revenue and no corporate profit.

Check out the carbon tax in British Columbia. It is revue neutral.

http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/tbs/tp/climate/A1.htm

virulentgod on Jan 20, 2014 at 16:06:21

“So, in other words, the rich make less money, and they are okay with that? They don't pass this new tax onto the consumer? Like they do with every tax levied against them? How have you guys managed to get the rich to share some of their fortune with the little people?”
Listen As This Nerd Shuts Down The Global Warming 'Debate' In Less Than 4 Minutes

Listen As This Nerd Shuts Down The Global Warming 'Debate' In Less Than 4 Minutes

Commented Jan 14, 2014 at 14:55:18 in Politics

“I will give you a hint. If you are going to post a link to Svensmark, do not post a page from the Desmogblog climate disinformation site, "An extensive database of individuals involved in the global warming denial industry." (http://www.desmogblog.com/global-warming-denier-database)

It refutes your contention.”
Listen As This Nerd Shuts Down The Global Warming 'Debate' In Less Than 4 Minutes

Listen As This Nerd Shuts Down The Global Warming 'Debate' In Less Than 4 Minutes

Commented Jan 14, 2014 at 14:43:54 in Politics

“One denier out of over 9,000 authors. That is one short of unanimity.

I read Powell's original study as well and am currently reading one of his books.”

Environmental Engineer on Jan 14, 2014 at 15:05:16

“of course you are......”
Listen As This Nerd Shuts Down The Global Warming 'Debate' In Less Than 4 Minutes

Listen As This Nerd Shuts Down The Global Warming 'Debate' In Less Than 4 Minutes

Commented Jan 14, 2014 at 12:52:50 in Politics

“jamespowell.org has the data and methodology”

Environmental Engineer on Jan 14, 2014 at 13:10:49

“yeah, but did you read/understand it”
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