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The Expanse Season 4

The Expanse season 4 is now on Amazon Prime. I watched a lot of it last night. It's very good -- humans have started to go through to Ring Gates to the many solar systems (1,700 it said somewhere) on the other side. Much of S4 takes place on an alien planet called "

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Sure enough, the bigots showed up to denigrate and smear Greta Thunberg for being chosen as Time magazine's Person of the Year. Here's Eric Worrall at WUWT:

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Time magazine just made Greta Thunberg their Person of the Year.Excellent choice, which brings attention not just to her but to the climate change problem in general.And it ought to infuriate even more all the middle-aged w

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Help Me Understand the AMOC

I'm confused about the AMOC, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. I thought it carried heat from the Gulf of Mexico northward to Europe, like this:

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I like this. Read about the Kessler Syndrome if you don't know about it. I wrote about it for Yale Climate Connections several years ago, as an example o

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On Watts' blog Eric Worrall calls Greta Thunberg a "climate messiah."Delingpole

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It's not going up:

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The Global Carbon Project says 2019's global CO2 emissions will be 0.6% higher than 2018's. An increase, but less of an increase than for the last two years.The Global Carbon Project has released their preliminary estimate of CO₂ emissions in 2019.The news is mixed.

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UAH modeled November 2019 to be the warmest November in the lower troposphere in their records. UAH.AVISO's latest

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Bay St Louis, Mississippi:But some people are being forced to leave. Read this great article from CityLab, which also includes this table:

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Vaccinated

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I see that Ronald Bailey of Reason tried to correct his recent long article on climate change, after what I wrote here. Bu

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I like this cartoon from Stoat:

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Perhaps you read the NYT article on sea level rise in Key West, Florida. (Or, as Esquire put it, "The

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From Bloomberg Environment:The Supreme Court won’t step into a legal dispute between a pro

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One Ton of TNT

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Ron Bailey at Reason wrote a long essay about global warming in which he saw fit to cite Tony Heller (aka Steve Goddard), the Washington Examiner and other drips who have no intersection with the scientific real

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The 9s Math Wall Clock

You can order here. (I don't get any money if you do -- just through this was a cool idea.) All numbers in base 10. All square roots taken as positive.

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This animation by Chris Colose of NASA GISS shows what would happen to the Earth if all noncondensing greenhouse gases* (CO2, CH4, N2O...but not water vapor) were removed from the atmosphere: most of the planet wou

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What Bothered Serge Lang

Besides being a great mathematician in (but not limited to) nu

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NASA GISS reported their surface temperature numbers for October.globally: 2nd warmest October (1.04°C)Northern Hemisphere: warmest October (1.34°C)Southern Hemisphere: 3rd warmest October (0.75°C)land-only: warmest October (1.34°C

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Tempus fugit. It's been 10 years since the hacked emails of Climategate were released. (Wikileaks has the files.)It was an interesting chapter, and it may have scuttled anything meaningful coming out of the 

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Andrew Yang isn't going to win the Democratic presidential primary and probably not even be asked to be run as vice-president on the ticket. (Alas.) But he is doing a good job of pointing out the risks of automation.But I can't follow some of his statistics. In an opinion piece in today's NY Times

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I watched a couple of good sci-fi movies recently that are worth recommending.Anymore it seems like sci-fi movies are the only movies I'm interested in. (But not books, so far.) I'm not sure why, since I didn't grow up steeped in sci-fi. I watched and liked Star Trek (the original series), and read books like

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...in the western north Pacific. Not a surprise:In the Subtropica

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It was a very cold October here in Oregon -- the statewide average was 4th-lowest since 1895, according to NOAA's data. 2019's average temperature will very likely be below the 1980-2010 baseline, which hasn't happened since 2011.In other news,

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Today I sent the following email to Nicolas (Nic) Lewis. I'm posting it here with his permission. Also, I've amended my Nov 15th post of last year to note this apology.Dear Mr. Lewis, I'd lik

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This is a little interesting: a plot of real US GDP (in 2012 dollars) versus miles driven by all Americans:

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