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WBraun

climber
May 14, 2018 - 05:49pm PT
Nothing has changed.

The world is still st00pid as hell .......
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
May 14, 2018 - 06:03pm PT
^^^ LOL, no doubt, my friend. No doubt.

Sadly, I must shake my head and admit that I'm no different. That's not "false humility." It's just an acknowledgement of the fact that I think that I live in the depths of a very deep, dank epistemic hole. Even my most closely-held beliefs are "it seems to me that...." I don't believe that human beings are capable of any better.
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
May 14, 2018 - 06:33pm PT
https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/UCLA-CCS-Climate-Change-Sierra-Nevada.pdf
AntiChrist

Gym climber
Urth
May 15, 2018 - 08:02am PT
It seems to me a swift kick in you epistemic hole might hurt, but you just never know. You could have multiple specialist try it over and over and over, from multiple angles, and you just never know... info wars may publish a "deeply penetrating" expose that convinces you it not only doesn't hurt, but it may even be good for you. You just never know.
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
May 16, 2018 - 01:38pm PT
"A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is and is not, what a fact is and is not and begin by holding ourselves accountable to truthfulness and demand our pursuit of America's future be fact-based -- not based on wishful thinking, not hoped-for outcomes made in shallow promises, but with a clear-eyed view of the facts as they are, and guided by the truth that will set us free to seek solutions to our most daunting challenges."

Rex Tillerson
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
May 17, 2018 - 04:55pm PT
Someone in east Asia has started new production of banned CFCs.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/05/16/someone-somewhere-is-making-a-banned-chemical-that-destroys-the-ozone-layer-scientists-suspect/?utm_term=.42667e8424e3

Not that this is a reason for everyone else to ruin the world.
The cheaters will be caught.
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
May 17, 2018 - 06:09pm PT
GOP congressman asks if rocks are causing sea levels to rise

"What about erosion?" Brooks offered during the exchange. He added: "Every time you have that soil or rock, whatever it is, that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise because now you've got less space in those oceans because the bottom is moving up."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/17/politics/mo-brooks-nasa-climate-change/index.html

Another innumerate moron
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
May 18, 2018 - 08:12pm PT
Climate change on track to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warn

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/17/climate-change-on-track-to-cause-major-insect-wipeout-scientists-warn
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
May 18, 2018 - 08:19pm PT
What will the duck eat when insects disappear...?
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
May 20, 2018 - 12:50pm PT
If this were an essay in one of my undergraduate classes, he would fail.

https://climatefeedback.org/evaluation/wall-street-journal-commentary-grossly-misleads-readers-about-science-of-sea-level-rise-fred-singer/
AntiChrist

Gym climber
Urth
May 21, 2018 - 08:42am PT
The answer to this thread title...

https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.1794
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
May 23, 2018 - 03:00pm PT
Almost all nations would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/23/hitting-toughest-climate-target-will-save-world-30tn-in-damages-analysis-shows

http://www.euronews.com/2018/05/23/strict-curbs-on-global-warming-would-buoy-world-economy-study

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

Ice climber
great white north
May 24, 2018 - 03:14pm PT
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/embark-essay-tragedy-of-the-commons-greed-common-good/
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
May 25, 2018 - 06:32am PT

Our choice will dictate whether we really are the dinosaurs: whether we go the way of T. rex and Triceratops, or whether we have learned from their sad story.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/25/opinions/we-are-the-dinosaurs-of-today-opinion-brusatte/index.html
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
May 25, 2018 - 05:33pm PT
you do not have training or recognized ability in this field

said to a denier
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
May 31, 2018 - 11:51am PT
When I think of the future, I can't assume stability or safety. When I think of adulthood, I see my home being flooded, I see deathly heat waves, droughts, famine and intense, deadly storms.
I see insects, allergens, and diseases spreading to places where they shouldn't naturally be. I see countless people dying from toxic drinking water, food full of chemicals, and air thick with pollutants. I see millions upon millions of refugees fleeing homes in regions that have become uninhabitable. I see wars and conflict over dwindling resources.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/22/opinions/jamie-margolin-climate-change/index.html
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
May 31, 2018 - 12:32pm PT
^^^ I see all that with or without climate change.

Too many of us people, is the common denominator. Humans will fill the Petri dish.


DMT
clifff

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Jun 1, 2018 - 12:51pm PT

NASA’s newest carbon-observing mission in orbit, launched in 2014, is the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-invested-in-cracking-earth-s-carbon-puzzle
xCon

Social climber
909
Jun 1, 2018 - 01:46pm PT
When the research was published in Nature on May 16, it was like a bomb dropped. A greenhouse gas is billowing into the atmosphere from a source somewhere in East Asia that no one can identify at a rate scientists have never before seen, and it's ignited a scientific dash to get to the bottom of it. All countries are supposed to comply with the rules laid out in the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which banned the production of CFCs -- chlorofluorocarbons, which deplete the ozone layer and contribute to global warming -- with only temporary exception of a few economically developing countries. If everyone fulfills their end of the deal, the amount of CFCs in the atmosphere should gradually wane over the course of several decades. CFC levels plummeted through the 1990s, and then stagnated between 2002 and 2005. But in in 2014, mysterious toxic plumes of CFC-11 -- a type of CFC -- began to drift across the Pacific Ocean. Stephen Montzaka, a chemist who studies and monitors CFCs for The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), was shocked.


https://theoutline.com/post/4708/montreal-protocol-vienna-convention-noaa-nasa-ozone-layer-hole-cfc
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
Jun 1, 2018 - 05:07pm PT
A greenhouse gas is billowing into the atmosphere...
Not exactly.
as I linked on May 17,
CFC-11 (Freon) main problem is to deplete ozone, which allows more UV radiation to reach the surface. Its direct effect as a GHG is a second problem.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180516162520.htm

still being sold in China
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/may-26-2018-cheating-on-the-ozone-treaty-nano-nutrients-for-crops-why-birds-almost-died-out-1.4675194/scientists-discover-secret-polluters-may-be-eroding-the-ozone-layer-1.4675211
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