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Re: Climate and the Anthropogenic Global Warming Controversy

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:41 pm

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Re: Climate and the Anthropogenic Global Warming Controversy

Postby Simple Minded » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:58 pm

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95-Degree Days
How Extreme Heat Could Spread Across the World



This scary, folks .. have a look


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Thanks for posting HP. The scientists in SimpleMindedStan have been monitoring this phenomena for decades. They even have a scientific name for it. Summer.

We thought it time to share some of our data with the NYT. As usual, they can't get anything right.

Oddly enough, our peers in the Southern Hemisphere are always claiming our data is wrong. F**k those Flat Earth bastages!
Experts differ on data interpretation........
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Re: Climate and the Anthropogenic Global Warming Controversy

Postby Typhoon » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:46 am

Heracleum Persicum wrote:.


95-Degree Days
How Extreme Heat Could Spread Across the World



This scary, folks .. have a look


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Re: Climate and the Anthropogenic Global Warming Controversy

Postby Ammianus » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:17 am

The Great Barrier Reef is dying:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... -laid-bare

Perhaps most disturbingly, what Marshall and Vevers have witnessed on Lizard Island is in no way unique. In the upper third of the 2,300km reef it’s estimated that about half the coral is dead.

Surveys have revealed that 93% of the almost 3,000 individual reefs have been touched by bleaching, and almost a quarter – 22% – of coral over the entire Great Barrier Reef has been killed by this bleaching event. On many reefs around Lizard Island and further north, there is utter devastation.

Further south, the bleaching is less severe. Since tourists usually go diving and snorkelling in the middle and southern sections, there are plenty of spectacular corals for them to see there. But they shouldn’t be fooled by that – the reef is in the midst of a major environmental catastrophe.

Many scientists are now saying it is almost too late to save it. Strong and immediate action is required to alleviate water pollution and stop the underlying cause: climate change.


But I am sure this is pure alarmism. After all, if only 1/3rd of the Great Barrier Reef is left standing a decade from now, that's still a lot of reefs, right? Why worry about that?
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Re: Climate and the Anthropogenic Global Warming Controversy

Postby Mr. Perfect » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:55 am

You should go down there and fix it.
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Re: Climate and the Anthropogenic Global Warming Controversy

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:35 pm

Mr. Perfect wrote:You should go down there and fix it.

Rude comment :|
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Re: Climate and the Anthropogenic Global Warming Controversy

Postby Mr. Perfect » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:59 am

What does he want me to do about it.
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Re: Climate and the Anthropogenic Global Warming Controversy

Postby Simple Minded » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:55 am

Mr. Perfect wrote:What does he want me to do about it.


go down there and fix it for him? Maybe....
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Re: Climate and the Anthropogenic Global Warming Controversy

Postby Typhoon » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:00 pm

Simple Minded wrote:
Mr. Perfect wrote:What does he want me to do about it.


go down there and fix it for him? Maybe....


Could think of worse places to visit . . .

However, no need. The GBR corals have repeatedly bleached and recovered countless times since they first evolved.

http://www.pnas.org/content/109/44/17995.full

The world’s coral reefs are being degraded, and the need to reduce local pressures to offset the effects of increasing global pressures is now widely recognized. This study investigates the spatial and temporal dynamics of coral cover, identifies the main drivers of coral mortality, and quantifies the rates of potential recovery of the Great Barrier Reef. Based on the world’s most extensive time series data on reef condition (2,258 surveys of 214 reefs over 1985–2012), we show a major decline in coral cover from 28.0% to 13.8% (0.53% y−1), a loss of 50.7% of initial coral cover. Tropical cyclones, coral predation by crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), and coral bleaching accounted for 48%, 42%, and 10% of the respective estimated losses, amounting to 3.38% y−1 mortality rate. Importantly, the relatively pristine northern region showed no overall decline.


The one factor that humans can control is crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) predation:

https://web.stanford.edu/group/microdoc ... horns.html

Tl;dr: Fertilizer runoff → plankton bloom → more COTS → less coral

However, the kiddie crusaders that now write for the MSM such as The Grauniad would never allow reality to get in the way of a scary MMGW bedtime story.
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Re: Climate and the Anthropogenic Global Warming Controversy

Postby Typhoon » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:04 pm

Nat Rev |[Yet another] Climate Lawsuit Brewing?

Mark Jacobson, the Stanford professor who claims the U.S. can run solely on renewables, tells his critics he’s hired an attorney.


Sympathy for the defendants, if it comes to pass.

On the other hand, sunlight is the best disinfectant.
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