Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Excellent choice, which brings attention not just to her but to the climate change problem in general.
And it ought to infuriate even more all the middle-aged white climate denying men who can't abide someone speaking their mind -- especially when it's a female. They'll only look more foolish (than they already have) attacking a 16-year old girl. They're turning from climate change deniers to bigots -- or more likely, their bigotry was there all along, but it's now coming out their every pore.
Added: And she was chosen over Trump, who was one of three finalists not chosen. Other two were Nancy Pelosi and the U.S. whistleblower. Whatcha wanna bet he can't simply congratulate her sincerely?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
But now I see this University of Washington press release about a Nature paper, and the press release gives this view of the AMOC:
Image from Nature Briefing.
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Delingpole calls her a "climate puppet" and a "Marxist." Earlier he called her St Greta of Thunberg."
In August Aaron Banks in England wrote "Freak yachting accidents do happen in August..."
And of course there have been many insults about her mental health, simply because she is on the autism spectrum and has been open about it.
Sometimes I think these hard core deniers are just worse
Thursday, December 05, 2019
On Thursday, Trump drew wild applause in Charleston, W.Va., by telling miners in hard hats and reflective stripes to get ready to be "working your asses off" in reopened mines if he's elected. Some people waved signs saying, "Trump digs coal," and the business tycoon joked about needing a spritz of hair spray after trying on a miner's helmet, the gift of an industry group.It was another lie.
"I'm thinking about the miners all over this country," Trump said. "We're gonna put the miners back to work. We're gonna put the miners back to work. We're gonna get those mines open."
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
The Global Carbon Project has released their preliminary estimate of CO₂ emissions in 2019.— Robert Rohde (@RARohde) December 4, 2019
The news is mixed.
CO₂ emissions set a new record high in 2019. ☹️
But, CO₂ emissions only increased by 0.6%, which is less than the rate of increase in 2017 and 2018. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/Wixipl3Qmm
AVISO's latest global sea level number is the highest in their records. This is with "near real-time" data analysis. We'll see after it gets fully processed.
The reading and math scores of 15-year old US students have not improved in two decades. Their latest scores were "slightly above average in terms of reading ability but below the math skills level of peer nations." Which country's students came in first? Do you really have to ask?
I can't think of a better way to win the future than to have your 15-year olds lead the world in reading and math scores. Whatever your system of government.
A dead whale was found to have 220 pounds (100 kg) of debris in its stomach. How terribly sad.
Trump's tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports have cost about 62,000 US jobs. That's more than the entire employment of the coal industry here.
World per capita coal consumption is flat-to-declining again, after increasing about 30% last decade:
Sunday, December 01, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
His correction says:
The problem isn't with the thickness number! It's with the whole concept of acceleration!
His correction is very fuzzy and doesn't address the problem in any way.
The problem is that acceleration isn't measured in millimeters, or feet, or any unit of length. It's measured in units of length per time-squared (say, mm per year-squared).
Did Bailey take basic physics? Or did he forget it all?
How come people who don't know science get jobs writing for a place for decades, and I'm still struggling as a freelancer? Must be my noxious personality.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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Sea level there is about 210 mm (8 inches) higher than last October. Another view is
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Residents there want their roads raised:
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Elevating a third of the county’s 300 miles of roads could cost $1 billion, Ms. Haag said. “We are the most vulnerable county in the state, if not the nation.”That works out to $1,900 per foot. Monroe County, Florida has about 78,000 residents, but Key West is only 25,000. So a billion dollars to raise roads is $40,000 per resident. It seems to me difficult to justify that, for a place that is going under anyway. (If the roads don't, beaches and yards and parking lots will. What about freshwater? What about insurance? Who would write a mortgage on any building there put up for sale?) But I don't expect that would stop the federal government, who is going to face a lot of these situations and will want to look like they're doing something, at least to stop the clamor. And there'll be a lot of sympathy for vulnerable residents -- at least until the costs get too high. It's a difficult situation and will be ever more dire. In a hundred years the thing most remembered about Trump will be his idiocy and (by then) criminality on climate change.
What do you think?
PS: In 2016 Monroe County voted 51.0% for Trump, 44.1% for HClinton.
Monday, November 25, 2019
The Supreme Court won’t step into a legal dispute between a prominent climate scientist and a pair of conservative organizations that questioned his work and compared him to a convicted child molester.Mann is quoted:
The justices on Nov. 25 declined to review an appeal from the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the National Review, which want to stop climate scientist Michael E. Mann from pursuing defamation claims against them.
“We are pleased with this nearly unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to deny the appeal” in the defamation case, he said in an email. “We are looking forward to the trial.”From here:
The case goes back to the local-level Superior Court of the District of Columbia... The proceedings are currently in the discovery phase, with both sides collecting documents to support their arguments.