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Comment: Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (Score 5, Interesting) 309

by haruchai (#47726245) Attached to: Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

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.

Comment: Re:Screwed... (Score 1) 327

by haruchai (#47670615) Attached to: California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

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.

Comment: Re:Screwed... (Score 1) 327

by haruchai (#47668803) Attached to: California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

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?

Comment: Re:Oh look it's mdsolar again (Score 1) 120

by haruchai (#47651941) Attached to: Gas Cooled Reactors Shut Down In UK

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. :-)

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