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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:59:42 +0000@ Astringent #216 There are craters ,and some surfaces,on the moon which never see the sun at all, getting to some of the coldest temperatures in the solar system. This drags the average temp on the moon down to your -77 degrees C. Nothing to do with whether or not there is an atmosphere...it's the sun stupid.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:45:48 +0000Tamino is back on his Open Mind blog posting a letter from Rahmstorf.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:06:31 +0000TW @1 As a retired technical writer, I'm sure the reason is simple: As Rasmus implies in his final sentence, it's just the final quality control and checking that is the cause of the delay. In any technical report it's damn damn damn difficult eliminating all typos, cross-reference errors, and so on and so forth. You've gone through your report or manual with a fine-tooth comb, you've checked and double-checked and checked again, you publish the thing, and then someone points out a stupid typo somewhere. Aargh!
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:52:14 +0000Realclimate I read an article the other day concerning Dehydration based Kidney Disease. https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/climate-change-is-turning-dehydration-into-a-deadly-disease/ One thing I took away from what I read is the possibility that a large number of creatures might have an issue adapting to a higher humidity level present in their habitat. I have lived in both a high (New Orleans), and low (North East Texas) humidity environment. The manner in which heat is dealt with is different. For example, in New Orleans 99% humidity during the summer is expected, but in Greenville, Tx., 80% humidity was considered to be extremely high and rare(except for short periods directly after a rain storm). My wife grew up in the dryer air and had considerable trouble adapting to the higher humidity levels of the Gulf coast, and that was with knowledge that she would need to drink more fluids(with added ice). My question here is: As the average temperature rises, will the average humidity level(Area and Percentage) also increase? I wonder how this will affect people and animals who do not have knowledge support and cooled drinks to assist in staving off new extreme temperatures and humidity.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:34:24 +0000I am not defending Mack, and I know there is a GHE, but Astringent @216 - there is a difference between the GHE and an atmosphere!!!
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:19:00 +0000TW: "Yeah, writing the summary before the report kind of lets the cat out of the bag, doesn’t it, about how the conclusions come first, the evidence chosen to fit?" Conspiracy ideation in full bloom. As if those who wrote the summary did not base it on the draft report and data. Industrial grade stupid that burns.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:47:23 +0000Arctic cryosphere loss already embodies the problem of accelerating albedo feedback driven by radiative forcing, and arrresting this ominous process may remain beyond the capacity of CO2 policy for decades to come; Beyond atmospheric chemistry , this process depends on the color of sea water, and the organisms that bloom in it, and as long as that water is left dark , this harbinger of Anthopocene climate change may be expected to grow.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:41:26 +0000Yeah, writing the summary before the report kind of lets the cat out of the bag, doesn't it, about how the conclusions come first, the evidence chosen to fit? And since the Arctic Council is made up of countries, is this the kind of summary that requires governmental approval before it's finalized, like the AR's from the IPCC?
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:03:05 +0000Is Mack the same person formerly known as "Jacob Mack" here? The resemblance is startling.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:42:21 +0000Daily CO2 April 26, 2017: 412.63 ppm April 26, 2016: 407.41 ppm Spiky day. Slow posting of comments is throttling the conversation. Is this intentional? Do the PIC want us to move discussion elsewhere? Too busy to deal with comments? Submitted around 8:43 pst on April 27th Warm regards Mike