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rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
Don't have much time to mess with this today but you guys should look at the link below for the current weather trend gripping our nation. Looks like the country is currently far below average-except for you Ron-im sorry but it looks like you'll be 1 degree above normal. How are those arctic rowers doing, for that matter how is the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extents doing-some interesting info there but you true believers won't believe it unless you look for yourselves.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/weather/1919754-record-cold-air-july-august-2013-a.html
raymond phule

climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:13pm PT

how is the Arctic sea ice extents doing

No, record year so far (but it can still be) but below the 00 mean. The arctic sea ice cover seems to be consistently shrinking.

But I guess that a non record year this year prove without a doubt that climate change is a huge conspiracy. I mean the record year was last year and a larger ice cover this year prove that the ice age is coming. The statistics for two years is of course enough if you like the conclusion.
dirtbag

climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^



raymond phule

climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:25pm PT

Wrong! You lose.

Correct! You are a bird. (I guess you play the non sequer game)


raymond phule

climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
NO, YOU LOSE (not the capitalized letters, I scream higher so you obviously lose).

raymond phule

climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:32pm PT

that data you just posted does not apply to this thread. It does not substantiate the game plan

Who believes that records low is not possibly when the climate is warming? What game plan?
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
Raymond you can't win a moronathon.

But getting back for a second to ancient atmospheres and climates, it might be a good time to mention the faint young sun paradox, that is the mystery of why Earth was warm enough for liquid water in Archean times when the sun was substantially fainter. It's known the answer must involve greenhouse gases, but not known exactly how.

Here's Wikipedia's entry,
The faint young Sun paradox or problem describes the apparent contradiction between observations of liquid water early in the Earth's history and the astrophysical expectation that the Sun's output would be only 70% as intense during that epoch as it is during the modern epoch.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faint_young_Sun_paradox

New research (July 2013) addressing this paradox, from the University of Colorado:
The simplest solution to the faint sun paradox, which duplicates Earth’s present climate, involves maintaining roughly 20,000 parts per million of the greenhouse gas CO2 and 1,000 ppm of methane in the ancient atmosphere some 2.8 billion years ago, said Wolf. While that may seem like a lot compared to today’s 400 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere, geological studies of ancient soil samples support the idea that CO2 likely could have been that high during that time period. Methane is considered to be at least 20 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than CO2 and could have played a significant role in warming the early Earth as well, said the CU researchers.
...
Another solution to achieving a habitable but slightly cooler climate under the faint sun conditions is for the Archean atmosphere to have contained roughly 15,000 to 20,000 ppm of CO2 and no methane, said Wolf. “Our results indicate that a weak version of the faint young sun paradox, requiring only that some portion of the planet’s surface maintain liquid water, may be resolved with moderate greenhouse gas inventories,” the authors wrote in Astrobiology.

http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2013/07/09/cu-study-shows-how-early-earth-kept-warm-enough-support-life

And here is that Astrobiology article itself, the whole thing:
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ast.2012.0936
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 1, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
I just can't seem to get enough of The Chief and his seemingly infinite wisdom.

Here, I repeat another pearl of his deep thinking:

You want the Govt to start fixing this AGW chaos. Yet your own DEM GOVERNOR is willing to shell out 3-5 BILLION of your tax bucks on a BULLET TRAIN. How much on CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION? 1/10th of that. NICE!


But wait a minute... Isn't getting cars off the road one of the planks that we need to implement in order to reform our use of fossil fuels? And, wouldn't mass transit help with reducing car travel?


Hmmmm, The Chief, please explain to me a couple of things:

1) Can a nation change it's energy platform without the aid of the government?

2) Doesn't mass transit help to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels?


I ask you because from your tone of voice, it appears you might know some things. So, I'm depending on you to provide thoughtful and useful answers.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
And your Buddy Ed posted a paper titled "No climate paradox under the faint early sun" a few days back Chiloe. Seems to have a different conclusion based on studies of sediment mineralogy. Can you guys please get your scientists straightened out, they seem to be all over the board and indeed overboard in this rat infested sinking ship of CAGW.
dirtbag

climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
Idiot^^^^^
raymond phule

climber
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:36pm PT

Can you guys please get your scientists straightened out, they seem to be all over the board and indeed overboard in this rat infested sinking ship of CAGW.

The problem is sometimes that climate science is conspiracy where everyone agrees with each other to get funding and different views cant even get published and sometimes is the problem that the scientists cant even agree with each other...
Dr. Christ

Mountain climber
State of Mine
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
HAMWEATHER is now not worthy. Unbelievable.

Who ever said it was not worthy?

You said:

NOAA released last weeks "Record Temperature Events"

And I corrected you... it ain't from NOAA. Try unwinding your panties a bit and learn to read.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Aug 1, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Can you guys please get your scientists straightened out, they seem to be all over the board and indeed overboard in this rat infested sinking ship of CAGW.

Rick reliably exhibits a tinfoil-hat comprehension of science. The reality-based community understands science is dynamic by its nature for non-conspiratorial reasons. Frinstance, Ed cites (and Rick tinfoil-hats) a 2010 article in Nature suggesting that low albedo could resolve the faint sun paradox. Since then other scientists have run the numbers and disagreed, as in this NASA group:

We show that, even with the strongest plausible assumptions, reducing cloud and surface albedos falls short by a factor of two of resolving the paradox,” say Goldlatt and Zahnle.

So the paradox is alive and well; and more puzzling than ever. Last year we discovered that a greenhouse effect can’t explain the paradox. Now we know that a lower albedo wouldn’t have done the trick either.

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/424154/faint-young-sun-paradox-not-solved-says-nasa/

We could go farther with this topic though I know that reality can't dent Rick's conspiracy views.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 1, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Tin foil: Polar bears,, Reef fish,, Penguins, Spotted owls,, and the latest greatest " super fires".. All flagships that now reside at the bottom of the murky pond. When a "cause" utilizes bs propaganda like those listed above, it is because there is nothing else to sway public opinion. And all these are utter non sense. WHY does CC proponents use such bs tactics easily dismissed anyhoo?
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Aug 1, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
Yep, when the arctic ice is not reachable, the polar bears will just "party" (AndersonSpeak) with the brown bears, like nothing happened.

And the reef fish whose reef degrades and even disappears, well they just "party" in place.

(leaky submarine reply from Anderson in 3....2....1....)
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Aug 1, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Huff-n-Chuff, still dumber than dirt I see.

And who determines which scientist they employ?

Well numbnutz, I DO, for one. Hired one this week. Ed does for another. Along with the thousands of other GS supervisors who employ scientists in their agencies.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Aug 1, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
What are the odds that mini Garcia would be here to make his opponents miserable- i've heard something in the neighborhood 10 to the 80th against such a proposition. Yet here you are-intelligent design at or before the big bang-no one can refute one way or another. All you have to do to assure a bright future is convince enough of your friends ,who go on to convince their friends, to ignore or fight the doom and gloom and carry on in your best possible effort. Nature decides our fate as a species not man.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 1, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
why did you change you post and delete your racist remark Norton..Is WHITE GUY really that bad??

Rick has more smarts than you Norton,, he doesnt GIVE extra money to the FEDs so they can buy more weaponry for the taliban..He was also smart enough to completely avoid the housing bubble and burst. NOT many were.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Aug 1, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Exactly Ed Garcia, don't believe everything you think! The policies you relentlessly push, then repeatedly deny, could well destroy our now fragile world economy and render the planet uninhabitable to the present population.You as an egghead are out of your depth in economics.
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Aug 1, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Vostok ice core and Greenland temp data are not global average temperature.

They and many other proxy sources are used in the Marcott, Mann and other reconstructions of global average temp.

It's the spike in global average temp that is unprecedented, not the fluctuations of individual points on earth.


http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/03/new-hockey-stick-graph-...
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/03/new-hockey-stick-graph-scarier
Credit: monolith
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