Did you read all of them? I enjoyed them far more than I ever did any of the Dune books but I have mixed feelings about the way he ended it.
The "hiatus" isn't what people think - " this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface"
Note that the average temp is still rising even if more slowly than expected. But the entire planet doesn't warm or cool all at once.
During that "hiatus" the loss of ice cover, especially in the Arctic has been tremendous and that's noteworthy for 2 reasons.
The first is that the number of temperature monitoring stations in the Arctic is very poor. The other is that it takes a LOT of heat to melt ice - turning it to water at zero deg requires as much as raising room temp water to the boiling point.
Hmm, that was typed as sq rt 2 x i electrons but Slashdot made it a 3.
Oh, c'mon, everyone knows that the ultimate power source will be an element with pi protons, e neutrons & 3i electrons
And convert barely 1/3rd to electricity while putting out tonnes of soot, slurry, radiation, mercury.
I'm willing to pay the higher cost for solar thermal and leave the fucking coal deep underground and the mountains above them standing intact.
How efficient is the average US coal plant? Those supply 40% of US electricity.
Thanks for explaining why you showed up; but we already knew that.
I've been hearing about the CA-to-TX exodus for 20+ years. And Texas is awash with oil while Cali has to import 70% of what is uses.
Yet the Texas economy is only 14th largest while California is 8th.
What makes you think they don't have "skin in the game"? A huge number of people below the poverty line have jobs, which means they pay payroll taxes.
Which of those are precedents? Almost every president has done or tried to do the same or worse.
Isn't that the point of the checks & balances system?
If he didn't undo what Bush did, which couldn't have been done anyway, with the filibuster being pulled out for every Senate proposal, then he still hasn't established precedent.
Last time I heard that joke, I thought it was so funny, I fell off my dinosaur.
Here's something that is mentioned in the article
"Take Texas for example. For every 100 families below the poverty line there, only six receive assistance, she said. In California, 66 of those below the poverty line are helped."
Only SIX? I knew Texas was hard-assed about helping out poor people but I'm still shocked. Is there any state worse than this?
"when the next Republican president starts abusing his powers based on the precedents Obama has set"
Which precedents would that be? Keep in mind that a precedent means, in this case, something that wasn't done by previous presidents such as, for example, George W Bush, Clinton or Reagan.
Like the Sun? Yeah, that would suck unless you could temporarily store some of that heat.
But the Sun is a nuclear reactor and imagine if we found a flaw that could cause it to prematurely explode.
I guess all we'd have to do is take it offline for up to 8 weeks.
It's hardly a non-issue when you're taking gigawatt-hrs of baseload offline for 2 months.
Granted, it's not such a big issue in summer but that's just dumb luck. This could just have easily happened in mid-winter although it would be much easier to keep a gas-cooled reactor cooled in February than in August.