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Saturday, June 15. 2013
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U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms
Markets Are "Tepper'd Out So Don't Get Sucked In"
Noonan: Privacy Isn't All We're Losing - The surveillance state threatens Americans' love of country.
The Founding Founders?
David Cameron hints at further cuts to green energy subsidies
Just like Germany. Sanity.
Sacred to Baal, maybe.
Race discussion may crowd out scandals in wake of Supreme Court affirmative action decision
All In the Family -Why the mainstream media failed to break Obama scandals
Illegal immigration: David Brooks and the shape of things to come
Illegal immigration: Liberals Prepare to Sell Out America’s Working Class
Obama Family Africa Trip Most Expensive In HISTORY… Estimated Cost $60 to $100 Million
Emergency manager: Detroit won't pay $2.5B it owes
The protesters say "Let the banks pay." What? It's the banks who are getting screwed.
CBS News confirms Sharyl Attkisson's computer hacked
Democratic Congressman: 'Not Fair' To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else
Great moments in bureaucratic excess: City officials in Hartford shut down barber giving free haircuts in park
Most people think the federal government would have no interest in them, but many discover to their horror how wrong they are
By now you’ve read about the rampaging Jewish mobs threatening to kill
Researcher Says that Berenstein Bears, Franklin the Friendly Turtle Perpetuate "Racist," "Socially Dominant Norms" to Children
That's the state of the Humanities today
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Christopher Monckton: No significant warming for 17 years 4 months
The graph they provided shows a temperature rise of 0.89°C per century with nearly 95% certainty over the period.
Wasn't the original estimate in the 3 - 4 deg. C/century?
We were addressing Monckton's claim. There is a nearly 95% probability that the temperature has increased over the period in question. If we extend that period a few more years into the past, then the probability is even higher, which is expected of a trend accompanied by shorter term fluctuations.
Temperatures are not projected to monotonically increase. In particular, solar activity has been slightly reduced, we've had double-dip La Niñas, and human aerosols have increased.
Again, what was the original prediction? Was it 3 - 4 deg. C or was it even higher?
We assume, then, that you grant the point.
To answer your question, 2-5°C per doubling of CO2.
In other words, wrong. In other words, whatever confidence you had in your understanding of the greenhouse mechanism was misplaced. Why would we be interested in your new projections, when they don't know what was wrong with your old ones?
Texan99: In other words, wrong.
Not at all. Climate scientists don't project a monotonic increase.
So when will we see this 2 - 5 deg. C/century warming?
We have been regaled with predictions of doom for years. Katrina was supposed to be the new normal for hurricanes. The number of Polar Bears was supposed to be dwindling. Those and dozens of other dire predictions have stubbornly fail to materialize. These weren't supposed to happen eventually, they were supposed to be happening now. Things are so dire for warmists that Michael Mann had to try to find a way to "hide the decline". Well, he can't. Nothing's lived up to his or other warmist's predictions. If this were truly "settled science" as Al Gore likes to say, then we wouldn't have seventeen years like we've had.
So as Texan99 says, "wrong".
mudbug: So when will we see this 2 - 5 deg. C/century warming?
Per doubling. The amount of anthropogenic warming will depend on human activities. The physics are fairly straightforward, and the heat has to go somewhere. Most of the current warming is occurring in the oceans.
mudbug: We have been regaled with predictions of doom for years.
Doom is probably overstated. Disruption is more apt.
Zach: Doom is probably overstated. Disruption is more apt.
The whole thing is overstated.
Anyone who has actually read the Berenstein Bears knows that they are progressive enough to warrant being called the Bolshevik Bears.
Significant warming; hell ain't half full yet but warming is imminent, except maybe in Connecticut.
Most people think...
How yall come to that suggests a lot of cranial exercize goin' on behind the scenes.
Meself can't develope such grandiose notion but thinks it ain't nothin new and the bleatin' from yall yankees is great entertainin'.
Yall set the machine in motion when yall rallied to Axeman Abe and rejoiced when he violated the Constitution.
Move along folks.
Ain't nothin' new here to see but same old bleatin' sheep.
Hey Buddy--can't get those folks at that agency to respond. Contacted them through their website contact form and haven't heard back--got any suggestions? You might give them a nudge and tell them to look for 217 in the "from" email.
Founding Founders: It be raaaaacist to correct Da Won's lingo!
Pelosi: What a maroon!
SCOTUS: Won't be their decision, but the decision of the lap dog media to use it to obscure and obliterate discussion of anything else. Race Hustlers! On your marks! Get Set!
All in the Family: Ya don't wash your dirty linen in public! And boy, is it dirty!
Hillary!'s Professed Ignorance: Don't nobody in that administration know anything? No. No, they don't. That's their story, and they're sticking to it. And sticking it to us.
Detroit: The Blue Model kills its hosts.
"Not Fair", he says. Never thought "turn about is fair play" would apply to him. Bltzxrfk@!#$&^%%!
Free haircuts: Why should bums and the homeless look good? Bad for their image.
If the Israelis would act as they have been accused of acting, the muzzies would be more respectful. Jews everywhere should think about doing the same.
I've read those books to kids. The Bears--Stan is either a flaming liberal or deeply in debt to his wife, seems to me. Franklin I don't remember any of the stories. Arnold seemed OK to me. But yes, there is a distinct lack of African, South American, Native American, Asian, East Asian, and Pacific Islander bears, turtles, and aardvarks in those stories. Bummer!
Regards to Detroit...actually it is more the Black model that killed Detroit. The Blue methods just acted to seal the deal.
Hillary's professed ignorance is of long-standing: the billing records from the Rose law firm went missing from a table in the WH residence where they were last seen? Fancy that, and she knew absolutely nothing about that, cross her heart, hope to die.
"and besides that--what difference does it make now?"
Obama family trip to Africa most expensive ever? Hey, worth every penny to show the daughters where their famous father was born. [/badda bing badda bang]