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Comment Re:Climate change deniers (Score 1) 401

. "there's no discernible change in the Antarctic at any time in the year

Actually, there is even a slight increase in the antarctic for many of the months!

something that may indicate a problem in the Arctic in 'summer months' (4 through 9) but not a huge deal in the 'winter months" (10 through 3)'

Summer months are important because of the ice albedo feedback.

It's an interesting & fun graphic I'll give you that, but it doesn't 'prove' anything in terms of any major concern.

I wasn't really trying to prove anything. Just show the data.

Sure it might provide support for these guys getting $500B of taxpayer's money to freeze ice in the summer.

I'm pretty sure they're not looking for funding to execute the idea. Just investigating options. They're physicists after all, not engineers. It seems pretty far fetched to try to refreeze the arctic, but some pie in the sky ideas may be required once things start to accelerate.

Comment Re:Market Forces Kill Coal (Score 2) 200

By market forces you mean the immense pressure Obama put on the industry, choking it under regulations while giving huge tax breaks to other energy producers? The "market" had nothing to do with this.

You think coal got the short stick over the last decade? Try finding a decent video rental shop these days. Thanks Obama.

Comment Re:Nuclear ? (Score 1) 136

When present in high levels, e.g. after a strong volcanic eruption such as Mount Pinatubo, sulfur produces a cooling effect, by reflecting sunlight, and by modifying clouds as they fall out of the stratosphere. This cooling

This graph (red line) shows the estimated impact of CO2 + volcanoes on global mean surface temperature.

Comment Re:Well, damn (Score 4, Informative) 335

The linked article says that these collapses happen naturally. However, ice shelves act as buttresses holding back glaciers flowing down to the coast. The collapse will make the area more vulnerable to climate change.

Larsen A and B ice shelves, which were situated further north on the Antarctic Peninsula, collapsed in 1995 and 2002, respectively. This resulted in the dramatic acceleration of glaciers behind them, with larger volumes of ice entering the ocean and contributing to sea-level rise.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-01-...

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