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Comment Re:Next up: Stone candy. (Score 5, Informative) 143

The Germans apparently ate sawdust during WW1: The foul black bread that was served was known as kriegsbrot, which translates to war bread. The recipe is quoted from the records of the German food providing ministry published in Berlin in 1941 was "50% bruised rye grain, 20% sliced sugar beets, 20% tree flour (sawdust), 10% minced leaves and straw" - https://books.google.ca/books?...

Comment Re:Increase of 1 degree C over pre-industrial time (Score 1) 735

You may want to look up Pollyanna. You seem to be confused as to the meaning. While you're at it, you may want to look up the economic cost of the projected sea level rise for Miami alone. If you're going to have a strong opinion on this topic it may as well be an informed one.

Comment Re:Increase of 1 degree C over pre-industrial time (Score 2) 735

During the Pliocene three million years ago, the climate was 2 to 3C warmer and the seas were 25–35 meters higher than today (Dowsett et al., 1994; Rahmstorf, 2007). I'm sure the critters of the time loved it, but our coastal cities would not. The last 10,000 years is of interest because that represents the birth of our civilization. It is the climate that we have adapted our infrastructure to.

Comment Re:Might want to take your head out of the sand (Score 1) 735

So if the IPCC says warming is slower (over the last decade), how do you extrapolate a greater increase of temperatures over the coming years

What we have is annual and decadal variability superimposed on a secular anthropogenic warming trend. If you look at a very short interval, you will see primarily the variability. If you look at a longer interval, you will get a clearer picture of the secular anthropogenic trend. Neil deGrasse Tyson has a good illustration here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment Re:Increase of 1 degree C over pre-industrial time (Score 4, Informative) 735

Here is a 10,000 year view of global mean surface temperature: http://cdn.zmescience.com/wp-c...

There was a slow cooling for about 6000 years, followed by an abrupt change in trajectory over the last century. The warming over the last century has been attributed to fossil fuel emissions.

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