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Comment on Non-condensable Cynicism in Santa Fe by Digby Scorgie

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:36:19 +0000

Adam Lea @5 Ric Merrit @6 Remember I'm excluding the confirmed falt-earthers. I'm thinking rather of people like friends of mine overseas who are genuinely confused as a result of the fossil-fuel propaganda war against climate science. (I'm trying to educate them.) I'm sure there must be many more like them. Surely at some stage we should reach a "tipping point" when such people will finally realize they've been caught for suckers by the fossil fools? This is not to say that the "tipping point" will occur before it's too late to avert disaster. I suspect that it's already too late.

Comment on 2016 Temperature Records by Qingxiang Li

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:14:49 +0000

Congratulations. We also got the similar results based on our newly global homogenized and integrated land surface air temperature dataset (CMA_LSAT), 2016 is about 0.1 ºC warmer than 2015.

[Response: I'd be happy to include your estimates in future comparisons, do you have a link to your analysis? Thanks! -gavin]

Comment on The NASA data conspiracy theory and the cold sun by Ray Ladbury

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:46:04 +0000

Dan H.: "I would caution on the falsification of the “cooling sun forecast”, until more time has based." BWAAAHAAAAAHAAAAA. Oh, thanks, Dan, I needed a good laugh tonight.

Comment on The NASA data conspiracy theory and the cold sun by Titus

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:31:18 +0000

#32 Mal Adapted says: "So, Titus, are you offended enough to go away yet? If not, I can try harder" As I said in my initial comment (and the past post you sight) the 'denier' talk turns folks away and strengthens their opposition to what you are trying to say. So trying harder will just build high walls. I'll try again: My original comment was that rising temperatures are not at issue, rather, they are expected. By focusing on it I believe you are increasing the doubt. It's all the associations to it that are creating the serious questioning and skepticism. Oh. Didn't notice a date on the IPCC report. It just looked the same as many others and being the IPCC I thought it would be acceptable. No deeper reason.

Comment on The NASA data conspiracy theory and the cold sun by Brian Blagden

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:21:07 +0000

Thanks Stefan, Frank and Ottnott for getting back to me - much appreciated.

Comment on 2016 Temperature Records by Barton Paul Levenson

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:56:36 +0000

VD 8: Looks like the new U.S. government will be following the Libertarian Heritage Foundation roadmap for budget cuts and will be attempting to cut 1 trillion a year from U.S. government spending. BPL: Great. Instant recession.

Comment on 2016 Temperature Records by Thomas

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:56:06 +0000

Get your Resume’s ready, make sure your Passport is up-to-date and start lodging applications to emigrate and/or prepare your brief for Political Asylum applications. And for anyone communicating with peers in Australia, know that the keeping of all metadata records of Australian telcos for 2 years goes into full force in April. I also hope that all good climate scientists have hired an external professional white hat hacker to ensure your comms and data is secure from here on in. No, I'm not joking. 5xPs Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance aka avoid being burned at the stake for witchcraft. Thanks for the graphs and the comments Gavin. Never forget there's a bright red bulls eye painted on your back.

Comment on 2016 Temperature Records by patrick

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:46:24 +0000

As with temps, so with coral bleaching--it's the trend that counts the most, not particular records broken along the way. But here's one on coral bleaching (and for largely the same reasons): Only 7% of 911 reefs in the Great Barrier Reef have escaped bleaching: The world is in the midst of a global bleaching event, which is a result of a pulse of warm water flowing around the Pacific Ocean caused by El Niño, and the background global warming caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions. the previous two mass bleaching events – 1998 and 2002 – 40% of the reefs escaped bleaching. “By that metric, this event is five times stronger. And in those two years, only 18% of reefs were severely bleached. This time it’s 55%. We’ve never seen anything like this scale of bleaching before..." said Hughes. [--Prof Terry Hughes, from James Cook University and head of the National Coral Bleaching taskforce]

Comment on 2016 Temperature Records by Tokodave

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:51:19 +0000

Thanks Gavin. As per Tamino's recommendation...I'll continue to do what I can, come hell or high water. Expect both.

Comment on 2016 Temperature Records by patrick

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:46:23 +0000

So here's audio and slides on this topic: More than half the hour is Q & A--which underscores the public in the public nature of this inquiry, and adds value. Yes we want to know. Thank you very much.