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k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2015 - 05:42pm PT
The Chief, first you say I present no actual remedies, then you say my remedies will have everybody living like cavemen. Did I get that right?

You are right in one thing, though; I never articulated precise actions as EdwardT asked. Instead I presented a philosophy about how we need to live our lives, and I argue that it's got to be different than the current status quo. Both on a community level, and on a multi-national corporation level.

If there is nothing in your mind between the current status quo and being a cave man, I am not surprised.
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Jan 23, 2015 - 05:58pm PT
Chiefy, your little 1910-1945 denier meme didn't keep Muller from changing his mind.

He says the CO2 concentration warming signal is an excellent fit against the historical temps.



rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jan 23, 2015 - 06:03pm PT
Really TLP? With your attitude you might as well put your head between your legs and kiss your azz goodbye. Please start an excerise class and enlist the other hopeless alarmists here to perform this maneuver all day every day.

Where is it proven that this modest .8 c rise out of the LIA is a bad thing? Where is the proof, given the 18 year plateau of temps we are on, that the warming will continue unabated past the 2.0c , or less, climate sensitivity to a doubling of CO2 that scores of new studies are claiming. And what would be the disaster if we actually got to 2.0c above the cold of the LIA? Isn't preperation for adaptation more cost effective than torpedoing your electricsl grid with intermittent and inadequate renewables? Most all of you alarmists claim we have reached, or soon will reach, peak oil, after which new technologies of energy production will have to be sufficiently perfected to provide on par replacement. So, why not relax and let the depletion of FF runs its course while the engineers perfect the replacement. If we weren't wasting hundreds of billions of dollars funding this phony climate disaster gravy train we could have some serious money for R&D and adaptation.
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Jan 23, 2015 - 06:15pm PT
But, Chiefy, Muller studied the history of temps and CO2 and changed his mind.

Therefore, your 1910-1945 denier meme doesn't rate much with him.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jan 23, 2015 - 06:22pm PT
There is something odd but refreshing about this thread today... Like a gentle breeze blowing the pig farm smell to some other place.

Ahhhhhhhhh it's like the fresh maker!

DMT
TLP

climber
Jan 23, 2015 - 06:50pm PT
Puzzling numbers, Rick. You quote 0.8 C rise since the LIA, which ended in about 1850 or not much after, and a few inches higher on my screen I see a graph showing roughly 1.4 C rise in that time period, and nearly all of that rise in the last 50 years not 150. As for "where is it proven," that's a very strange concept of what "proof" means. Nothing future can ever be proven, you just wait and see what you see. When the first shuttle exploded, the engineer said, don't do it, it's too cold, bad sh^t will probably happen. But he couldn't "prove" it, and was overruled. We know how that worked out. Might have been a good thing to listen to that particular alarmist, no?

It would be nice to know what R&D department or company is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on climate research. There's trillions sloshing around the capital markets, plenty of excess for that R&D. Doing science isn't getting in the way at all.

Edit to add: Ding, all I can say is :-)
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Jan 23, 2015 - 06:58pm PT
Let's see how many surface temp data sets Sumner can find to support his claim of 18 year temp halt.

The BEST chart above doesn't support it.
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
Jan 23, 2015 - 08:12pm PT
TLP,
The auto industry (unlike the oil industry and republican lobbyists) has not really been against fuel taxes, and in fact a revenue neutral fuel tax is many time more efficient than our past or future CAFE fuel economy standards. A fuel tax provides real incentives to modify behavior.
USA: 1100 kg/year oil equiv road fuel consumption per capita
Germany: 223 kg/year per capita

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IS.ROD.SGAS.PC/countries/all?display=default

The problem/conflict now is that gas is cheap, and CAFE stds are going up, so the idiots in charge have created conflicting policy. Few are going to want to buy high mpg cars for now, maybe the only way CAFE stds can be met could be to start subsdidizing efficient cars. The CAFE stds call for passenger car mpg to go up approx. 1 mpg per year every year for the next 10 years.

Also, I recommend you stop responding to the idiot deniers/trolls as that is a 100% waste of time, until such time as they pass or demonstrate 9th grade science ability.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jan 23, 2015 - 11:47pm PT
Do you want to restate that 1.4 c rise since 1850 TLP? Surely your confused by the land temp graph on this page, but we're talking global here and the seas are 70% of the surface, or perhaps you are just confusing fahrenheit for celsius. At any rate, I didn't think you were the type to misrepresent intentionally. If you go to UCAR or the IPCC it is quite clearly spelled out as a global ( that includes all surface areas, both land and sea) temp rise of approx .8c since 1850 which isn't inconsistent with a natural rise out of the LIA.

As far as there being trillions sloshing around for funding frivolous science you'd be mistaken again. A trillion here a trillion there and pretty soon your talking serious money, like our current sovereign debt which stands at 18.1 trillion. This is a far greater danger to our future health and welfare than climate scientism claims will ever pan out to be.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jan 25, 2015 - 10:54am PT
Surface temperatures were not the only climate records set by 2014. NOAA has updated their 0-2000m ocean heat content index, and that too reached both 3-month and annual high points. As with the surface temperatures, the 3-month record is not a record by very much (though the annual jump is), so if you're desperate you might cling to that. But as grownups such as Tamino note (regarding surface temps), It's the Trend, Stupid. Gavin Schmidt also has a good piece about the surface temperatures, explaining the uncertainty calculations as well -- Thoughts on 2014 and ongoing temperature trends.

Meanwhile, here's what the deep ocean was doing:

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 25, 2015 - 04:55pm PT
The Chief...I think the town has to move all those hideous eyesore storage hangars away from the runway to get the big birds to land....FAA codes or something like that...Too bad the town didn't do their home work before they let Ballas build his hangars...LMAO
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Jan 25, 2015 - 05:29pm PT
Last Monday, thousands of Perth, Australia, residents discovered that the Internet had melted. Australia’s second-largest DSL Internet service provider, iiNet, had crumbled under soaring temperatures of up to 112 degrees — Perth’s third hottest January day on record.
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/01/internet_infrastructure_and_climate_change_resilience.html
TLP

climber
Jan 25, 2015 - 06:44pm PT
Rick wrote,
we're talking global here and the seas are 70% of the surface,

You mean like the amount of heat added to the ocean that's shown in Chiloe's graph above? (and also documented in peer-reviewed publications)

I'm not sure who the we is, because the repeaters of "it's not warming since 2000" always remain remarkably silent when it is mentioned that the ocean has absorbed a lot of heat energy, and that it doesn't take much temperature rise of a body of water to amount to a LOT of heat.

That said, you are right, that's land temperature, my bad not to focus on this, but it is C and not F. It's pretty basic thermodynamics that the amount of heat that has been absorbed by the planet (including the 70% that's ocean) in the last 50 years is not just going to mysteriously go away. I'm a lot more concerned about the shape of the curve than the numbers on the axis, and about the fact that the alterations of long-standing patterns by small numerical changes can be a real problem.

I happened to be in southern Asia for a few months when the effects of the last big El Nino event really hit home in the form of drought in that part of the globe. Maybe we'll luck out and it will turn out that a warmer globe overall will experience fewer El Nino events, but I doubt it, and the geopolitical and sociological changes wrought by changes in these patterns can be huge.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jan 25, 2015 - 08:02pm PT
I wonder how many grant proposals for funding Senor Chiloe, his grad students under his supervision, or his associate scientists in conjunction with him, have written in the last three decades mentioning AGW as an agent of change in the areas of his studies?

Does anyone here doubt he is beholden to the AGW gravy train for very significant funding?

Does anyone here believe he is impartial or unbiased in his practice of science in relation to CAGW.

Would any of you bite the hand that has fed you over the last several decades?
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jan 25, 2015 - 09:21pm PT
the two folks posting above clearly know zero about how science is carried out and seem to be simply projecting their personal levels of integrity onto academic researchers.

EDIT: Bob -- Yup

EDIT 2: well, Rick shot me down with that deep and thoughtful comeback!

EDIT 3: and, just to be clear as Ed is, I have no trouble at all believing Chiloe is impartial and unbiased in his practice of science. In my experience the vast majority of scientists are.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 25, 2015 - 09:26pm PT
Chief and summer giving each other reach arounds, a match made in heaven.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jan 25, 2015 - 09:37pm PT
Bob, run your restaurant(s) instead of your mouth.

Right-o Mike-o. Yep, ha ha, climate science is as pure as the wind driven snow. It's practitioners are veritable gods, not subject to mortal impurities. Beyond reproach, the whole over fed bunch.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 25, 2015 - 09:40pm PT
Does anyone here believe he is impartial or unbiased in his practice of science...

I do, and one can actually read what he's written and demonstrate for themselves, but that would be doing science, and being able to understand the papers, something that rick cannot do.

What rick seems good at spewing unsubstantiated accusations, innuendo and slander...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 25, 2015 - 10:21pm PT
The Chief, another clueless voice heard from...
maybe he should list the scientists he's worked with over the years... oh, that would be a very short list, in fact, no list at all.
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Jan 26, 2015 - 06:23am PT
The Chief, another clueless voice heard from...
maybe he should list the scientists he's worked with over the years... oh, that would be a very short list, in fact, no list at all.
the chief thinks that your dialogue with him over the years makes him your equal
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