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The power outage in California is making a mess of some people's lives.a woman had to spend the night in her wheelchair because her special air mattress with circulating air to avoid pressure w

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An article in Slate by April Glaser, a Californian, gives a good picture of the blackout situation in California and failures of the power company, PG&E.It’s true that the lights can go

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Written and directed by Brent Bonacorso. 

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Greta for Peace Prize, and More Record Warmth

(I'll probably add to this post as the day goes by.)**Some European (and British!) bookies are putting Greta Thunberg as the favorite to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The

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If you’re a grown adult enraged by 16-year-old activist @GretaThunberg, satirist @markhumphries and his co-writer

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Fox News Apologizes

Ken Rice (@theresphysics)

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Back during the 1998-2012 14-year warming "pause" everyone was fixated on it; now we are in the midst a 2005-2019 14-year warming "acceleration" that is just as far above the long term trend as the "pause" was below it. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/bAplhf

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Maybe she tried just a little too hard to appear angry here, or maybe the rest of us aren't angry enough. I honestly don't know.

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“What is the meaning of democracy, freedom, human dignity, standard of living, self-realization, fulfillment? Is it a matter of goods, or of people? Of course it is a matter of people. But people can be themselves only in small comprehensible groups. Therefore we must learn to think in terms of an articulated

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Tomorrow the Heartland Institute is having a "debate" in Times Square, NY at 7 pm EDT, 4 pm PDT: "Realists vs. Alarmists."It wil

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Here's a plot of the date of the annual Arctic sea ice extent minimum, using NSIDC's data:

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Tim Ball put up a video that I hadn't seen until now.Curiously, he seems to think he won his case against Mann on merits -- that his criticisms, never expressed in scientific language, never published anywhere, were somehow meaningful

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Now it's clear that this year's minimum of Arctic sea ice extent will be the 2nd-lowest in the satellite era, after 2012. But still nothing close to 2012's storm-aided plunge.There's no real competition either from above or fro

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North of North Bend, Oregon:

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Yeah. https://www.eenews.net/stories/1061113085

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India is about to land a craft on the moon, in an hour or two. (4-5 pm EDT, 1-2 pm PDT). You can watch it here. The New York Times has

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Or, at least, it looks close to exponential.I wonder if oil companies aren't looking for one last hurrah $10 trillion before carbon is regulated and/or taxed.

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I wish I was a messenger and all the news was goodI wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro's hood.Pearl Jam, Wishlist

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This video gave me a better understanding of Brazil and its issues with the Amazon rainforest -- most of the big cities in Brazil are near the coast, there's little farmland there, Brazil is a net food importer and they need agricultural land. I've watched several geography videos from

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Since some people seem to have reading comprehension issues, here's a followup statement by my lawyer Roger McConchie with regard to the Tim Ball libel suit: pic.twitter.com/mgcho5j3aK

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This is such a good point, made in the comments of the last post, that I'm making it a post of its own

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A very different view of what happened in the BC court Friday in Mann v Ball.Added: I believe Ball was awarded legal costs, but haven't officially confirmed this yet. BC Court never made any finding that I failed to produce any data. Anyone claimin

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A Decision in Mann v Ball

There has apparently been a decision in Michael Mann's court case against Tim Ball.I've yet to see anything that's even semi-official, but the two sides are posting their own versions of what happened.Tim Ball, a prominent climate denier,

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From an interview with George RR Martin in The Guardian: "Game of Thrones finishing is freeing, I’m at my own pace" by Sarah Hughes:

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I don't anything more than what I read in the papers (+Twitter, blogs, etc), but this tweet is interesting. It comes from someone who says he's President, Founder, Senior Scientist @EarthInnovate and follows Amazon forest, climate change, low-carbon devt. The Earth Innovate seems to be

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The rate of #Arctic sea ice decline has significantly slowed compared to 2012. It is very unlikely this year will set a new record minimum extent in September. pic.

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2019's Arctic sea ice extent was on a roll -- downward -- for longer than usual. But now it's pulling up short and looks very unlikely to fall below 2012's minimum (JAXA data):

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I've never seen this particular quote before. It still seems true:"The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks." - Einstein, 1912from Pais A. (1982). ’subtle is the Lord...’: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein. Oxford: Clarendon.

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