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beatsunc
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87 degrees in December

12/14/2017 1:21:53 PM

0EPII1
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We visited an Alaskan village being killed by climate change.

In just four days there, we saw the loss of 10 feet of land.

https://www.facebook.com/vicenews/videos/942548552571762/

12/30/2017 8:17:53 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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I feel like this is tangentially related to this issue.

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"By July 2019, the bitcoin network will require more electricity than the entire United States currently uses. By February 2020, it will use as much electricity as the entire world does today."

http://grist.org/article/bitcoin-could-cost-us-our-clean-energy-future/

[Edited on January 14, 2018 at 12:43 PM. Reason : ]

1/14/2018 12:42:37 PM

aaronburro
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^ that claim has already been discredited
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/12/bitcoins-insane-energy-consumption-explained/

1/20/2018 9:24:22 PM

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"From February 2016 to February 2018 (the latest month available) global average temperatures dropped 0.56°C. You have to go back to 1982-84 for the next biggest two-year drop, 0.47°C"



https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2018/04/24/did_you_know_the_greatest_two-year_global_cooling_event_just_took_place_103243.html

5/17/2018 9:23:39 AM

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Well, if that doesn't disprove global warming, i don't know what will!!!11

5/17/2018 9:31:09 AM

dtownral
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HCH probably didn't even read it

5/17/2018 9:35:18 AM

HCH
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Where did I say anything about "proving or disproving" global warming. I just thought it was interesting that we've just gone through the longest period of cooling temperatures in 30 years. Maybe this means our efforts to reduce global warming is working.

You guys are so entrenched in your "global warming at all costs" narrative, that you can't accept any data that doesn't reinforce your preconceived beliefs. Open your mind and trust the science.

5/17/2018 9:56:47 AM

dtownral
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lol, he read it and was like "whoops"

5/17/2018 10:04:44 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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This probably says more about how absurdly warm it was in 2016 than any high-five-worthy cooling event.

5/17/2018 11:34:55 AM

Bullet
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lol, the hack is pretending like he isn't trying to push a narrative. "Trust the Science", he says.

5/17/2018 12:14:07 PM

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^^exactly, it’s a re-hash of the “global warming pause” argument from 1998-2012ish. If you start your trend from an El Niño year (1998, 2015), you’re gonna have some cooler years right after those maximums:


5/17/2018 12:36:03 PM

HCH
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Clearly, yall dont understand the scientific method.

5/17/2018 1:05:20 PM

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Is that the process where throwing a snowball on the floor in Congress invalidates climate change?

5/17/2018 1:22:56 PM

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To be sure, global warming is one of the more important items we should be discussing, but I can't stop thinking about plastics and all the harm they're doing. Global warming is a hard concept for a lot of the folks out there ignorant of the science behind it. And the results of positive change aren't even perceptible. But plastics - that's something tangible that everybody can wrap their heads around. I'd like to see more of a push to get rid of non-essential plastic products.

5/18/2018 1:56:21 AM

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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0071-9.epdf

Study suggests that if we were to limit temperature rise to 1.5C, rather than 2C, by the end of the century, we could expect a global $20trillion cost savings.

5/25/2018 4:38:11 PM

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that's 5 years of the US federal budget

5/25/2018 10:08:50 PM

TerdFerguson
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Yea, from a global perspective and on an 80 year time scale, that’s really not that much money.

But I think you need to keep in mind 2 things:

-they are talking about cost savings from a 0.5c difference, and at the lower end of potential warming (2c instead of 4c) which is way lower on the catastrophic scale.

-the increase in global investment to get from 2c (if we were actually on a path to 2c) down to 1.5c is more on the order of $0.5-2 trillion, meaning our ROI could be 10:1 or better.

5/26/2018 6:52:48 AM

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Hurricane Maria and its aftermath killed around 4,500 people, cf official count of 64 excess deaths

Study estimates a prolonged increase in death rate in Puerto Rico in months following Hurricane Maria
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/death-rate-increase-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria

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"By comparing this post-hurricane mortality rate with the same time period in 2016, the researchers estimated that there were 4,645 [95% CI, 793 to 8498] additional deaths in the three-month period following Hurricane Maria."


5/29/2018 11:03:09 PM

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That's a hell of a confidence interval.

5/31/2018 11:50:08 AM

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"Hurricane Maria and its aftermath killed around 4,500 people, cf official count of 64 excess deaths"


PREPA killed around 4,500 people, and not a single fuck was given inside that company.

5/31/2018 4:50:22 PM

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Good one

5/31/2018 4:56:48 PM

0EPII1
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We are fucked.

I read the report when it was released a couple of weeks ago, but this video is nice:

https://www.facebook.com/YearsOfLiving/videos/471915476588997

(Antarctic ice melting way faster than thought, and if it keeps accelerating at the same rate, most coastal areas will be uninhabitable in 50 years.)

6/24/2018 10:45:57 PM

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Try not to have a knee jerk reaction about this one. Shuffle through all the spin and BS and maybe you'll realize that things aren't so dire. I know it's tempting to freak out over 0.011% of Antarctica's ice melting over the last 25 years. What if the headline had said "99.989% of Antarctica's ice sheets are intact from the last 25 years of global warming"?

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"Zwally will again challenge the prevailing narrative of how global warming is affecting the South Pole. Zwally said his new study will show, once again, the eastern Antarctic ice sheet is gaining enough ice to offset losses in the west.

Much like in 2015, Zwally’s upcoming study will run up against the so-called “consensus,” including a paper published by a team of 80 scientists in the journal Nature on Wednesday. The paper estimates that Antarctic is losing, on net, more than 200 gigatons of ice a year, adding 0.02 inches to annual sea level rise."


Couldn't find link to new study; here's link to previous one: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-study-mass-gains-of-antarctic-ice-sheet-greater-than-losses

[Edited on June 27, 2018 at 10:08 AM. Reason : ]

6/27/2018 10:04:33 AM

0EPII1
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^ but that's from 2015

new calculations show that the rate of loss has tripled compared to 2012:

this is the study:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0179-y

popular reports:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/antarctica-is-losing-ice-twice-as-fast-as-anyone-thought
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/06/after-decades-of-ice-loss-antarctica-is-now-hemorrhaging-mass/562748
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/antarctica-ice-sheet-melting-study-sea-level-rise_us_5b2228ede4b0adfb82711586

but i guess as usual when it comes to climate change, the consensus is that there is no consensus... :shrug:

6/27/2018 10:54:56 AM

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https://www.wral.com/scientists-confirm-july-set-new-global-heat-record/18571082/

8/15/2019 2:26:58 PM

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I've never been one to deny climate change, nor our role in it. But this post is about something else.

I was reading an article presented to my feed on FB about how a planet 10x the density of Earth collided with Jupiter billions of years ago. The evidence presented, in layman's terms of course, was that Jupiter's core was less dense than it should be. They concluded that a dense planet collided with Jupiter and disturbed its core, and from which that core is still settling down.

What was surprising and sad to me were the number of comments on that article straight up denying the science or pointing to religion. Hardly any of the comments were like "wow that was interesting, etc."

Science deniers.

8/22/2019 10:56:31 AM

mkcarter
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well, what do you expect when Dear Leader is also a science denier?

8/22/2019 1:51:23 PM

thegoodlife3
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the denial of science by right wingers pre-dates him by decades

one would think it would cause some on that side to question why they’re on the side chock full of denialists

8/22/2019 1:55:50 PM

HCH
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" how a planet 10x the density of Earth collided with Jupiter billions of years ago. "


There is a great series on Hulu (I think it is a NatGeo series), called "How the Universe Works". One of the episodes is about Jupiter and its role as basically a large nightclub bouncer, keeping all the space debris from slamming into earth. Recommend x3000

[Edited on August 23, 2019 at 10:09 AM. Reason : wrong title]

8/23/2019 10:06:03 AM

TKE-Teg
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That series used to air on The Science Channel. I loved watching it. Not sure if its still on there or not.

8/28/2019 1:02:38 PM

HCH
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It's really a great series. I just finished the episode about the first second of creation, and everything that happened during that second. The people who figure this stuff out are so amazingly brilliant.

Speaking of brilliant scientists, there is a new show on Hulu called "Genius" (but I think it originally aired on another channel). I was only able to catch the first half of the first episode last night, but I definitely recommend. Its about Einstein's life, and certainly more dramatic than the series mentioned above. But they do a pretty good job of explaining how Einstein started to think about relativity and time and matter.

8/29/2019 11:20:20 AM

TKE-Teg
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That was actually originally on NatGeo, but I never watched it.

8/30/2019 8:47:20 AM

Bullet
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Antonio Banderas played Picasso on one series. I intended to watch it but never did.

8/30/2019 9:28:45 AM

nacstate
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Has the brazilian president blamed liberals for lighting the fires to make him look bad?

That's what Trump would do.

8/30/2019 11:09:22 AM

Bullet
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Yes, he did that soon after they started. He said NGOs lit them. When asked for any proof, he stated "That's not how it's done".

He's very Trump-esque.

8/30/2019 12:02:45 PM

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