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Comment on Unforced Variations: Feb 2017 by Thomas

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:45:02 +0000

“India intends to triple its production of coal by 2030” - excellent and so they should. Much better than cow dung, and they'll save a fortune by ceasing all coal imports this year (potentially waiting on confirmation) Meanwhile the USA should cut it's production & consumption of coal by at least two-thirds before 2030 if not to be seen as an international pariah and climate criminal to be be slapped with punitive trade sanctions by the rest of the world.

Comment on Serving up a NOAA-thing burger by Russell

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:23:09 +0000

Patrick is evidently less easily dauntrd than capital markets. three decades after I wrote those words, the national share of wind and solar are still in the single digits. Is he looking forward to the Capitalocene ?

Comment on Unforced Variations: Feb 2017 by mike

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:53:55 +0000

February 12 - 18, 2017 405.91 ppm February 12 - 18, 2016 403.45 ppm 2.46 ppm increase in year on year. I think we have the Feb runup in CO2 embedded in this number. I think our actual background annual increase is now in 3 ppm range. More CO2, more heat. More CO2, more ocean acidification. Increases in heat and ocean acidification are loaded with tipping points where carbon sinks reduce function and new carbon and methane outputs come alive. This is the ballgame. In 2014 Dr. Mann said keep it under 405 ppm. Uh-oh, we have blown by the Dr's number. No worries. Engineers and economists will save us. But, we should definitely be on our guard about terrorists because the attacks are really ramping up from that source. Sweden was hit, Greenland is in lockdown, terrorist bombings in Perth and Kinshasa, or maybe that was Kielbasa, not sure on all the factoids. Loose lips keep us all informed these days. Global warming have become a background issue with all the dangers we face from refugees from Ishtar and Atlantis. If you say something, see something. That is the only thing that keeps us safe these days. Submitted at 11:54 am Feb 21nd, in the year of our Trump, 2017. Warm regards, Mike

Comment on Unforced Variations: Feb 2017 by Hank Roberts

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:30:48 +0000

Too bad toy stores don't sell climate models suited to educate kids, eh?
all seven climate models predict that occasional atmospheric rivers will develop that are bigger than any of the historic megastorms. Given the remarkable role that atmospheric rivers have played in California flooding, even these modest increases are a cause for concern and need to be investigated further to see if the projections are reliable.

Comment on Unforced Variations: Feb 2017 by Thomas

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:50:31 +0000

#207, very good thx. .. using national per capita GDP calculations and projections provides a distorted understanding of the distribution and characteristics of resource use and waste generation. .. using a consumption-based calculation rather than a national territorial production-based approach demonstrates even further the extent of global economic and environmental inequality: about 50% of the world's people live on less than $3 per day, 75% on less than $8.50, and 90% on less than $23. The top 10% [of Consumers ...] produce almost as much total GHG emissions (46% of global total) as the bottom 90% combined (54%) see Fig. 2)

Comment on Serving up a NOAA-thing burger by Paul Donahue

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:53:46 +0000

Anyone getting concerned that there have been no new entries to this blog in longer than I can recall? Gavin? Stefan? And the moderator seems to be absent too...

Comment on Serving up a NOAA-thing burger by Dan DaSilva

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:06:17 +0000

Congress will shed light on this once they obtain all the information. If NOAA is a functional scientific organization they will welcome the investigation. However, if NOAA is not it will have problems.

Comment on Unforced Variations: Feb 2017 by Victor

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:46:15 +0000 "India intends to triple its production of coal by 2030"

Comment on Unforced Variations: Feb 2017 by Victor

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:41:59 +0000 "With coal-fuelled power plants still resisting retirement, greenhouse gas emissions in Germany actually grew last year; when the cooler weather is taken into account they stagnated at best (see chart 2). Germany is now on a trajectory to miss its climate targets by a wide margin."

Comment on Serving up a NOAA-thing burger by Mike Flynn

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:52:01 +0000

Charles Hughes, Someone needs to learn to spell. It's "available", not "avalable". Fake spelling for a fake employment form? Cheers.