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Comment Re:No warming since 2016! (Score 1) 561

Apparently you haven't noticed it because of the width of your plot, but there has been a very precipitous 1K drop in the temperatures anomalies over land and slightly less dramatic over the oceans in the temperatures form September to November; even the arctic temperature spike might be reducing.

Comment Re:Global Warming seems lesser since Trump (Score 1) 561

Global land temperatures are dropping faster than a cheerleader's panties on Prom night. The significance of land temperatures is the land has less thermal inertia than oceans so changes are more apparent over land. What does it mean, firstly El Nino is over and La Nina is starting and secondly all of the "record high temps" that were mostly due to the El Nino lately will come to and end and possibly the Hiatus will return.

Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 1) 561

B) The reason for climate action today is not because it's going to affect us today. It's because every day of delay compounds the problem. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that you're the type of person who changes their oil regularly and sticks to the vehicle maintenance schedule, because ignoring things until they become critical is costly and stupid....

If there really and truly were a reasonable chance that a catastrophic anthropologically caused climate change was occurring, wouldn't the people studying the problem be advocating an effective reduction in CO2 emissions on a Global Scale? The European Union is Reducing Emission, The United States is Reducing Emissions, Russia is Reducing Emissions; do you know who isn't, China is Increasing Emissions and India is Increasing Emissions! Every day of delay compounds the problem , but we'll let 2.5 billion people Reducing Emission, when they feel like getting around to it.

Comment Re:"self investigate" == mental illness (Score 1) 774

Who happened to walk into a business and shoot because he was goaded on by GOP propaganda spread not just by random trolls, but party leaders. The Republican party has a real mess on its hands. This will not end well.

it wasn't the GOP that baited the bear;

“The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right, publish blatantly fictional stories and then be able to publicly denounce those stories and point out the fact that they were fiction,” Coler says. ... Coler, a registered Democrat, says he has no regrets about his fake news empire. He doesn’t think fake news swayed the election.
NPR Reporter Tracked Down a Fake-News Creator; Here’s What She Learned

Comment Re:Fake News? (Score 1) 774

Onion articles are at least original and creative, most of the "alt-right" and the left counter parts like "Occupy" whatever just cut and paste crap from other sites. I honestly believe that none of them are any more than clickbait, none of the publishers have any emotional investment in the espoused ideology and the only way to throttle them is to dry up their revenue stream.

Comment Re:Spinning even now (Score 0) 774

There is at least a degree of plausability as Bill Clinton flew on Jeffrey Epstein's “Lolita Express” at least 26 times, ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, Supposedly Hillary Clinton went 6 times and Donald Trump at least once; after all the best trolls have a basis in fact, a healthy dose of implication and exaggeration to make the lie more palatable.

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