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  • How do you know that temperature rose in the middle ages or the little ice age?

    Best answer: Scientifically the Vostok and Greenland ice core analysis confirmed the temperature levels during both the Medieval Warm period and the Little Ice Age.

    The Romans were literate and kept good records as were the Chinese and other civilizations of the era.

    Climate Realnut's ancestors might not of walked upright at this time, but these historical records from around the World confirmed the existence of both Natural Climate Change events.

    The Climategate emails described 'Mike's nature trick" in wiping out the Medieval Warm period and Little Ice Age in detail.
    8 answers 7 days ago Global Warming
  • Is a question about global warming in the global warming section about as common as a AGW denier with a well considered point?

    Best answer: It is perhaps not that bad yet. There are a FEW questions that actually are about global warming. Global warming deniers never have a well considered point.
    4 answers 4 days ago Global Warming
  • Why are we getting warmer temperatures earlier in the year and is it climate change or something else?

    Best answer: We had a really cold winter here in Southern California but nice weather is here again. My koi are active. The spring birds are nesting. I don't have to visit Ireland because it is green enough here. The flowers in the park I visited this weekend were over my head and gorgeous. This song sparrow celebrated the wonderful weather with a juicy worm and that reminds me it is time for dinner.
    12 answers 1 week ago Global Warming
  • Survey: Have any of your fake internet friendships ended badly?

    Best answer: Of course. All of them have because they're not real friendships.
    4 answers 4 days ago Global Warming
  • According to nutter leftist US politicians the world is going to end in 12 years unless the US Congress “addresses climate change.”?

    Best answer: She clearly has been too privileged. Instead of telling her that she was wrong, she was told that 2+2 really can be 5 if you want it to be. It doesn't seem to matter what idiocy she utters, she has fans that cling to her every word. She told us that the 25th amendment was to prevent FDR from getting elected for a fourth time. She is a human gaff machine and she isn't hard to look at so it may be entertaining while it lasts.
    13 answers 1 week ago Global Warming
  • If you only had coal for heating your frozen family, would you care less about your carbon emissions?

    19 answers 2 weeks ago Global Warming
  • Is it plausible that biodiesel can replace fossil fuel diesel?

    Best answer: It won't replace diesel, but it can certainly supplement it. Diesel engines can run B80 (80% biodiesel) in the summer, and B20 in the winter without modification.

    Developed countries are using biofuels. In the US (and some other nations), the gasoline supply has about 10 percent ethanol, and there are incentives for biodiesel.

    Note that biodiesel does come with some concerns over the cultivation of palm oil and the environmental impact of that.

    I don't think it's an "either/or" issue.
    9 answers 1 week ago Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Do do you safely dispose of a swollen lithium ion battery if there are no recycling centers available?

    8 answers 1 week ago Green Living
  • Can anyone share what you, personally, have done to address/combat problems that you perceive in the environment?

    Best answer: Controlling the climate is beyond my pay scale. I am a good steward of the Earth and that is about the best you can do for the Earth and its inhabitants.
    11 answers 1 week ago Global Warming
  • Why do Americans hate Green technologies?

    Are they Anti-Science??
    36 answers 2 weeks ago Green Living
  • Thoughts on this 2008 ABC News show predicting that New York City would be under water by 2015, gas is $9/gallon, & milk is $13 per gallon?

    Best answer: Does anyone actually remember the show? It was a documentary full of interviews and actual news footage. The only twist was them trying to sell it as some type of science fiction. The show had one actress. It was a woman narrator who made her voice sound like a computer. She narrated a bunch of comic book-like graphics.

    The full "cast" was full of scientists, lawyers, and government employees. And guess what they were doing in this "movie" No, they were not acting. They were giving interviews. They even had political science professors playing themselves in their "movie."

    If you didn't see Earth 2100, then check out the full "cast," which is mostly scientists, lawyers, and government employees!

    I guess it was so mesmerizing that IMBD called all the real life interviewees a "cast." So next time you watch PBS's NOVA or Nature, I will expect that all their zoologists and astronomers be listed in the credits as playing themselves.


    Earth 2100 (2009 TV Movie)
    Full Cast & Crew


    Cast
    Jameel Ahmad Jameel Ahmad ... Himself - Professor and Head of Civil Engineering The Cooper Union

    Janine Benyus Janine Benyus ... Herself - President Biomimicry Institute
    Malcolm Bowman Malcolm Bowman ... Himself - Professor of Oceanography Stony Brook University
    Reinhard Bütikofer Reinhard Bütikofer ... Himself (as Reinhard Buetikofer)
    Brahma Chellaney Brahma Chellaney ... Himself
    Eileen Claussen Eileen Claussen ... Herself - President Pew Center on Global Climate Change
    Heidi Cullen Heidi Cullen ... Herself (as Dr. Heidi Cullen)
    Tom Daschle Tom Daschle ... Himself - Former Majority Leader US Senate
    Peter de Menocal Peter de Menocal ... Himself - Professor of Environmental Sciences Columbia University
    Reid Detchon Reid Detchon ... Himself
    Jared Diamond Jared Diamond ... Himself
    Elizabeth Economy Elizabeth Economy ... Herself - Director for Asia Studies Council on Foreign Relations T
    David Erickson David Erickson ... Himself
    Dan Esty Dan Esty ... Himself - Professor Environmental Law and Policy Yale University
    Anthony Fauci Anthony Fauci ... Himself - Director National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Stanley Feder Stanley Feder ... Himself - Former CIA Scenario Designer
    Thomas Friedman Thomas Friedman ... Himself
    Dan Gilbert Dan Gilbert ... Himself - Professor of Psychology - Harvard University
    Peter H. Gleick Peter H. Gleick ... Himself - President Pacific Institute
    Lianhong Gu Lianhong Gu ... Himself
    Jay Gulledge Jay Gulledge ... Himself - Senior Scientist Pew Center on Global Climate Change
    Richard Heinberg Richard Heinberg ... Himself (as Robert Heinberg)
    John Holdren John Holdren ... Himself
    Thomas Homer-Dixon Thomas Homer-Dixon ... Himself
    Mitchell Joachim Mitchell Joachim ... Himself - Architect And Urban Designer
    Van Jones Van Jones ... Himself - Founder Green for All
    Michael Klare Michael Klare ... Himself
    Fred Krupp Fred Krupp ... Himself - President Environmental Defense Fund
    James Howard Kunstler James Howard Kunstler ... Himself - Author The Long Emergency
    Michael A. Levi Michael A. Levi ... Himself
    Eugene Linden Eugene Linden ... Himself - Author The Winds of Change
    Ian Lipkin Ian Lipkin ... Himself - Director Center for Infection & Immunity Columbia University
    Elizabeth Marvel Elizabeth Marvel ... Narrator / Lucy (voice)
    Edward Miguel Edward Miguel ... Himself - Associate Professor of Economics UC Berkeley
    Roz Naylor Roz Naylor ... Herself - Professor of Environmental Science Stanford University
    Jiahua Pan Jiahua Pan ... Himself
    Stuart Pimm Stuart Pimm ... Himself - Professor of Conservation Ecology Duke University
    John Podesta John Podesta ... Himself
    Michael Pollan Michael Pollan ... Himself - Author In Defense of Food
    Terry Root Terry Root ... Herself - Senior Fellow Woods Institute for the Environment
    Jeffrey Sachs Jeffrey Sachs ... Himself - Director - Earth Institute (as Jeff Sachs)
    Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt ... Himself - Chairman & CEO Google
    Daniel Schrag Daniel Schrag ... Himself - Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering Harvard University
    Alex Steffen Alex Steffen ... Himself
    Joseph Tainter Joseph Tainter ... Himself - Author The Collapse of Complex Societies
    Alan Weisman Alan Weisman ... Himself - Author The World Without Us
    E.O. Wilson E.O. Wilson ... Himself - Evolutionary Biologist
    Bob Woodruff Bob Woodruff ... Himself - Host
    James Woolsey James Woolsey ... Himself - former Director CIA
    Junhua Zhang Junhua Zhang ... Himself
    16 answers 2 weeks ago Global Warming
  • Does this sound like a scientist: "Frankly I could care less if he gets the CO2 and aerosol part wrong..."?

    Best answer: Many of JimZ's answers are heavily weighed toward the political side of things. There needs to be a clear boundary between science and politics for the purpose of analysis. If it was me, I'd correct the record and enjoy the boost in credibility, but he may answer as he pleases within community guidelines. Frankly, if he concentrated on those who make extreme CAGW arguments, he'd have more valid questions and answers, and if he wanted to cross that hard science boundary, I'm sure some of us would be glad to help.


    Let me put myself in JimZ's shoes: Imagined Correction:

    1.
    Daro is wrong. The roll of CO2 (and aerosols) is important with regard to understanding the trend in net forcing moving into the future, but I remain certain that extremists are attacking fossil fuels for political reasons; fossil fuels must not be phased out irrationally.

    2.
    The time magazine mistake is silly. I should have checked.

    Everyone makes mistakes. Correcting them is a way of bringing credit to yourself and winning even in
    the context of games.
    8 answers 2 weeks ago Global Warming
  • Why don't liberal "environmentalists" care about the THOUSANDS of birds killed by wind turbines?

    Best answer: A 2009 study using US and European data on bird deaths estimated the number of birds killed per unit of power generated by wind, fossil fuel and nuclear power systems.

    It concluded, "Wind farms and nuclear power stations are responsible each for between 0.3 and 0.4 fatalities per gigawatt-hour (GWh) of electricity while fossil-fuelled power stations are responsible for about 5.2 fatalities per GWh."

    That's nearly 15 times more. From this, the author estimated that wind farms killed approximately seven thousand birds in the United States in 2006 but nuclear plants killed about 327,000 and fossil-fuelled power plants 14.5 million.

    In other words, for every one bird killed by a wind turbine, nuclear and fossil fuel powered plants killed 2,118 birds.

    A Spanish study involved daily inspections of the ground around 20 wind farms with 252 turbines from 2005 to 2008. It found 596 dead birds.
    12 answers 1 week ago Other - Environment
  • Is Dirac the fired Penn State physics professor in the article below? Did Dirac get fired by trying to date his student?

    Best answer: Don't know if it's him or not, but there is some interesting psychology. Take a guy who has worked one job his entire career. Maybe 45 years. He puts himself into that job. He puts everything into it. He even becomes the job.

    Now take a guy who gets fired from his only job he's ever had. You've taken away what has validated him his entire adult life. He then puts up a defense mechanism. He needs to reassure himself. The psychology goes haywire.
    He has to prove himself worthy. He has to be vindicated. He has to prove HR wrong, except he can no longer do it on the job because he got terminated. He displays his credentials to anyone and everyone for validation. It's a desperate plea to tell the world, "I'm still worthy. My career wasn't for nothing." That's what I see in Dirac.
    7 answers 1 week ago Global Warming
  • Global warming is manmade ?

    Best answer: Of course it is.
    But Trump says there is no such thing and his followers believe him.
    12 answers 2 weeks ago Global Warming
  • What do you make of this Time Magazine cover?

    Best answer: Something for revisionists to rail on. "It did not happen!"
    12 answers 2 weeks ago Global Warming
  • Why did National Geographic Magazine have this 2013 cover about "Rising Seas" and water covering the base of the Statue of Liberty?

    Best answer: Dirac is a paid troll who got fired from Penn State U.
    12 answers 2 weeks ago Global Warming
  • Is red the opposite of green?

    Since red republicans hate the Green New Deal.
    11 answers 1 week ago Green Living
  • Why do revisionists attempt to spin what James Hansen said about part of New York City being under water in 2008?

    James Hansen is the former NASA scientist who was interviewed by Bob Reiss in 1988. Reiss asked Hansen what New York would look like in 20 years. Hansen looked out his Manhattan office window and said, “The West Side Highway will be under water.” Bob Reiss then, LATER, gave two different accounts of that conversation with Hansen. Reiss claimed in his book that he asked Hansen about 40 years hence; however, Reiss said he erred in telling Salon Magazine that it was 20 years he was asking about. So here's the question. Who talks in terms of 40 years? When you ask someone about their future, do you say to them, "Where do you think you'll be in 40 years?" Who uses an amount like that? Who says 40 years? I generally hear 20 years. You might hear 50 years. Or 25 years. I have never, ever heard someone use 40 years. Reiss can always claim faulty memory, so--short of a recording--there is virtually no way to prove whether Reiss asked Hansen about 20 years or 40 years. Reiss however, is likely a liar in my book, but it won't matter. Forty years after 1988 will be 2028. That's nine short years from now. I will guarantee you that the West Side Highway will not be under water in 2028. Count on it. https://www.skepticalscience.com/Hansen-...
    14 answers 2 weeks ago Global Warming