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What would one of these things cost? I'm sure there are a ton of options, but what neighborhood are we talking? $1k, $10k, etc.?
So when a climatologist tells me it's a critical piece of understanding the climate, I tend to believe them. I'm not a climatologist, are you?
I know BS when I hear it.
The reason why I believe this is important is because the vast majority of climatologists and other scientists in allied fields tell me so.
Science isn't about voting on truth or building 'consensus'
Why do I believe them? Because they went TO SCHOOL and STUDIED HARD and EARNED LOTS OF DEGREES that I was either unwilling or unable to do.
Why are folks like Roy Spencerattached and insulted for presenting a different view of the data? He studied hard, researched for years, examined the data, and he has very different conclusions.
What this means is if you have doubts about man-made global warming then you don't count because you aren't a climatologist. If you are a climatologist with doubts, then you are a tool of "Big Oil."
Even if I didn't know any of them personally, I put my trust in scientists as a profession: when you think of everything SCIENCE has given us; medical tech, aerospace, agriculture, nukes, yes even the computer you're using, they've got a pretty good record.
You know, I don't know if you're a right winger but I've noticed more and more of them suffering from COGNITIVE DISSONANCE as they find their most highly cherished held beliefs overthrown by the facts. Evolution? Well all Biologists must be wrong! The age of the earth being older than 6000 years? Well all Geologists, Astronomers and Physicists must be wrong! Global Warming? Climatologists, Oceanographers... Hell all of science must be wrong! They're all in cohoots to raise my taxes!
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"For about $180, I brought together all the components needed to power a typical laptop for a couple hours solely on solar power. It's great for emergencies, or just knowing you are powering something real with a completely renewable resource.
This kit weighs about 2 lbs, costs $180, and will power my Macbook for 1.75 hours (1.83ghz, browsing the web and checking email via Airport Extreme, bluetooth off, screen brightness about 70%) with a little more than 5 hours of good sun.