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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #255 on: August 01, 2015, 06:13:18 pm »
Halfway to Hell: Global Temperatures Hit Critical Point, Warn Scientists

Tierney Smith, TckTckTck | July 31, 2015 11:56 am

http://ecowatch.com/2015/07/31/halfway-to-hell/

Agelbert NOTE: Lots of great comments. One particularly Orwellian piece of wailing and moaning from a Climate Change Denier was given the business, so to speak.  ;D I decided to join in on the fun.   

fred smith

The Washington Post.....

The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely
any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.

Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before
ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.
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I must apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post – 93 years ago.

Check Snopes, this is a real news article. Explain to me how all of this didn’t lead to the destruction of the world back then. Here we are 93 years later, same ole, same ole doom and gloom. gw is ALL about POWER and MONEY. Liberals want both. I know that when one side of the argument relies on character assassination for protecting its side, there is something wrong with that side. Character assassination HAS NO PLACE here in America and to rely on it is despicable. 


Agelbert repy: Your position on a plank you are walking does not change the FACT that your trajectory on that plank will lead to death when there AIN'T NO MORE "PLANK"...

A small sample of your "arguments":

1) Study: Polar Bears hate America.

2) If Global Warming is real, why do we still have frozen pizza?

3) Study: There are more bald eagles when there are more coal mines.

4) Study: More oil spills needed to help sea life.

5) Do oil covered birds swim faster? No, but that is because they are quitters!

Watch CCDN (Climate Change Denier News)  for more fossil fuel industry funded objective science.

Are you tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you. See bald eagles, coal mining, unpatriotic polar bears, politics and even a frozen pizza on this satirical episode of Climate Change Denier News.
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« Reply #256 on: August 02, 2015, 04:06:47 pm »
Thank you Homo SAPS for Global Warming!     


Tick Populations Booming
by John Soltes – July 28, 2015

As climates change, ticks spread farther north, harming dogs and humans

SNIPPET:

According to experts in the field, ticks have gone through some changes over the past few years.

“I think one of the biggest concerns that you see within the published literature for ticks is that ticks’ geographical regions are expanding,” said Dr. Janet Foley, a professor and researcher at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Foley, who studies the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases, also serves as co-director of the Center for Vector-Borne Diseases, an institution on the frontlines of tick and mite research.

“Clearly ticks are expanding farther north,” she said. “[W]e’re finding a lot of tick species moving into new areas. And a lot of that has to do potentially with climate change [and] animal husbandry practices if we’re cutting forests or recreating grasslands.… So as a whole ticks themselves are really becoming an emerging problem, not that they always weren’t anyway, but they are getting worse.”

Foley said the expansion of their range has brought them into Canada, and she called some of them “very, very aggressive human biters” that can potentially transmit disease.
Don't blame us ticks! We just DO what we DO. 

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/tick_populations_booming/
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« Reply #257 on: August 02, 2015, 05:30:28 pm »

Scientists Are Citizens Too By Joshua J. Lawler

We had just recently moved to Seattle when my wife, one-year-old son, and I were invited to a neighbor’s house for a barbeque. It was a warm summer evening, and I got to talking to our neighbor’s mother, who was visiting from Vermont. She asked what I did, and I told her that I was scientist, a professor, and that I studied climate change. In 2007, mentioning that one studied climate change often ended the conversation, or at least required a bit of explaining. But this woman was neighbors with Bill McKibben, the author and founder of 350.org. I didn’t need to explain climate change to her.

We began exchanging facts about what climate change was doing to the world – its effects on wildlife, water, plants, food security, and human health. So much for the cheery summer cookout. After a half hour or so, the grandmother asked me what I was going to give my son to allow him to live in this changing world. I wasn’t able to give her a decent answer.

At that time, I had thought extensively about how climate change will affect plants and animals – how species would respond to climate change, how relationships between species might change, and how landscapes could be altered. But I had not spent much time thinking about how climate change would impact people, including the people I love most, my family.

Nature will be fine. Yes, some species will go extinct – some already have – but the species that remain will reorganize themselves by forming new ecosystems and communities. People, however, won’t get off so easy. Fires, floods, coastal storm impacts, famine, water shortages, military conflicts, and disease outbreaks are all expected to become more frequent and/or more intense as the climate continues to change. The World Health Organization estimates that, worldwide, climate change was responsible for the loss of 5.5 million disability adjusted life years (the number of years lost due to poor health, disability, or early death) in 2000 alone.

So what would I give my son? My answer that day was defeatist. I said I would give him Buddhism (not that it was mine to give). I said I would help him find the skills to reduce suffering. It was hardly an inspiring answer.

Traditionally, science as a discipline has discouraged activism. Scientists are expected to be objective – to explore, test, and report findings and conclusions based on facts. They are expected to put aside their opinions, emotions, hopes, and fears in the course of doing their research. Normally, when scientists speak out on a subject and advocate for action, they open themselves up to criticism and accusations of bias.

But now scientists have no choice, and so a growing number of us are speaking out about climate change. Many, myself included, feel that we have a moral responsibility to help the world understand that the climate is changing; that people are responsible for it; that 97 percent of scientists agree about this; and that the changes, on the whole, won’t be good for us. 

The more I thought about climate change, the more I realized I had to do something other than publish my studies in scientific journals. I had to do more if I wanted to look my boys (I now have two) in the eyes and tell them I did all I could to slow climate change.

So I have also begun to speak out – as a scientist and as a concerned citizen. I’m running a climate change video contest for students in Washington state. I’ve written op-eds like this one. I’ve organized a group to explore the best way to teach climate change through video games.

And I have company in these efforts. Many scientists have begun to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change. When scientists, a relatively reserved group by nature, start to speak out in large numbers, it will be something that society can’t ignore.

I’m still working on teaching my sons some Buddhist practices to reduce suffering. But I’m also working to raise awareness about climate change in the hope that my boys – and boys and girls around the world – will have a future full of promise and opportunity. I’d like to thank that grandmother. Hopefully, the next time our paths cross, I will be able to give her a better answer to her question.

Joshua Lawler is an assistant professor of landscape ecology and conservation at the University of Washington and a co-founder of the group “More Than Scientists.”

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/scientists_are_citizens_too/
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« Reply #258 on: August 04, 2015, 03:36:31 pm »
13 Arrested at Crestwood Blockade While Reading Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate

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One of today’s arrestees, Faith Muirhead, 45, of Beaver Dams in Steuben County, grew up in the town of Reading near the salt caverns. She said, “We are all of us stewards of the earth. I am a native of Reading and know that this area and Seneca Lake are gifts to be cherished and protected. I feel a responsibility to do what I can to protect these waters and this land. So I pray, I walk, I send letters, I call my state representatives and today, I stand at the gates of Crestwood to demonstrate my resolve. I am a teacher and a teacher of teachers. Today, I teach by putting my freedom in jeopardy in order to bring attention to the potential risks inherent in Crestwood’s plans.”

The total number of civil disobedience arrests in the eight-month-old campaign against gas storage now stands at 332.

Full article and excellent video!


http://ecowatch.com/2015/08/04/arrests-reading-pope-encyclical/

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« Reply #259 on: August 05, 2015, 07:36:59 pm »
https://youtu.be/M8EXhJmUkNE
Climate Change just hit home NBC
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« Reply #260 on: August 05, 2015, 10:12:49 pm »


https://youtu.be/WQRCVvoLzXo
NASA | No Way Back: Charting Irreversible Climate Change with Jason-3 [HD]
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« Reply #261 on: August 07, 2015, 06:27:27 pm »
Ice-core dating corroborates tree ring chronologies

Filed under: Climate Science
 Paleoclimate
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 — group @ 5 August 2015 Guest commentary from Jonny McAneney


http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2015/08/ice-core-dating-corroborates-tree-ring-chronologies/comment-page-1/#comment-634519

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Future hopes for the past

This research (only!!!) covers the last 2500 years; Half the period of human history (~5000 years). Synchronising ice cores with tree dates, as well as with historical dates, is even more problematic the further in the past one goes. If the ice core chronologies can be extended further into the past with accuracy equal to that of the NEEM NS1 core, the effects of volcanic forcing and climate more generally on past civilisations can be improved. For example, we know that Hekla had two massive eruptions in the past, probably in the 12th and 24th century BC, but we do not know exactly when, or what effect they may have had on climate and society. We do not yet know the cause of the so called 4.2 kya event (from 2200-1900 BC), which was a period of altered climate which may have led to the collapse of the Egyptian Old Kingdom, and/or the rise of the Akkadian Empire. Perhaps sufficiently accurately dated ice cores extending across these event could provide the answer?

Finally, a key controversy in archaeological research is the accurate dating of the Thera eruption, thought to have occurred in the 17th or 16th century BC. Positive identification and accurate dating of tephra in ice cores from this large Mediterranean eruption would provide a critical benchmark for early Middle Eastern history.

Trees can guide us in reconstructing the past. As my co-author Mike Baillie quipped in his book A Slice Through Time: Dendrochronology and Precision Dating,  “The trees don’t lie – and they were there”. Thanks to the research of Sigl et al. (2015), this statement is looking all the more true.

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2015/08/ice-core-dating-corroborates-tree-ring-chronologies/comment-page-1/
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« Reply #262 on: August 10, 2015, 03:25:24 pm »
Even from 443 miles up, California's raging wildfires look terrifying



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« Reply #263 on: August 10, 2015, 03:45:58 pm »
U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz’ Statement on Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

June 18, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released the following statement regarding the release of a papal encyclical on climate change by Pope Francis.

"Pope Francis' call to action on climate change is an important milestone in the global effort on this issue. His is not just a powerful moral voice, he also graduated as a chemical engineer and understands the consensus of climate scientists that accumulating man-made pollution endangers our planet and people around the world. As Pope Francis reminds us, we must push for ambitious and cost-effective solutions that protect us all, including those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Pope Francis should inspire all countries to redouble the deployment of clean energy technologies and energy efficiencies and find the international will to significantly cut global emissions of heat-trapping pollution.

I thank Pope Francis for his leadership, and encourage people of all faiths to work toward the common goal of a safer world achieved by universal access to clean and affordable energy. 


http://energy.gov/articles/us-energy-secretary-moniz-statement-papal-encyclical-climate-change
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« Reply #264 on: August 13, 2015, 09:14:25 pm »
21 Youths File Landmark Climate Lawsuit Against Federal Government 

Our Children's Trust | August 13, 2015 9:48 am

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The complaint asserts that, in causing climate change, the federal government has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, property and has failed to protect essential public trust resources.


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I live in the blast zone for Jordan Cove, so I am taking the work that these young people are doing personally. What a relief after fighting this project for 8 years (some have fought them for 10) we are being joined by these wonderful folks and their lawyers. How greedy and stupid does a corporation have to be to put a gas-plant and gas-pipeline in an earthquake/tsunami zone? It would be right across a narrow bay from the airport, mall, schools and neighborhoods. They have given this foreign corp the right to take my friends' land. It will make people with asthma and lung problems sicker, many of them very young and very old. It is criminal to pollute our beautiful sea air and to use massive amounts of water to run this place in a time of emergency drought conditions. The darn pipe will cross and put at risk 400 water resources.

So, I thank them for standing up for their rights for a future with the best world possible. They are fighting for their children, their children's children, and me. Of course it's what activists all over Oregon care about and work toward. Several generations have been working over a century to conserve, preserve, and educate. The torch has to be taken-up by the young, bright, and beautiful. Blessings to them and people of all ages who love earth, our only home. It is crazy to send fossil fuels from end to the other of this tired, hot planet!


http://ecowatch.com/2015/08/13/youth-file-climate-lawsuit/
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« Reply #265 on: August 14, 2015, 02:49:53 pm »

Despite Pope’s Call to Climate Action, Churches Still Hold Millions in Fossil Fuels   


Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams | August 14, 2015 10:26 am



Pope Francis’ bold call to tackle climate change and save the planet appears to be in conflict with U.S. Catholic churches’ millions of dollars of investments in fossil fuels industries, including fracking, a new Reuters report shows.

Journalist Richard Valdmanis combed through church disclosures and portfolios and found: “Dioceses covering Boston, Rockville Center on Long Island, Baltimore, Toledo and much of Minnesota have all reported millions of dollars in holdings in oil and gas stocks in recent years.”

“The holdings tend to make up between 5 and 10 percent of the dioceses’ overall equities investments,” Valdmanis noted, “Similar to the 7.1 percent weighting of energy companies on the S&P 500 index, according to the documents.”

Furthermore, the investigation finds that, while the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops provides ethical guidelines discouraging investments in firms related to contraception, abortion, ****ography and war, it does not issue similar warnings about fossil fuels stocks.
 

This is despite Pope Francis’s 180-page Papal Encyclical, a formal letter to Catholic bishops released in June, underscoring the moral imperative to take aggressive steps to address climate change. “This home of ours is being ruined and that damages everyone, especially the poor,” he wrote, adding: “The problem is aggravated by a model of development based on the intensive use of fossil fuels, which is at the heart of the worldwide energy system.”


The Archdiocese of Chicago acknowledged to Reuters the contradiction between the pope’s message and its over $100 million worth of fossil fuel investments. “We are beginning to evaluate the implications of the encyclical across multiple areas, including investments and also including areas such as energy usage and building materials,” Betsy Bohlen, chief operating officer for the Archdiocese, told Reuters.

In response to growing grassroots campaigns across the globe, over 300 institutions worldwide have committed to divest from fossil fuels, roughly a quarter of them faith-based organizations. The United Church of Canada announced Tuesday it will be the latest religious institution to divest and the Catholic institution Georgetown University voted in early June, two weeks before the encyclical, to halt its direct investment of its endowment funds in coal mining companies.


http://ecowatch.com/2015/08/14/pope-church-fossil-fuel-holdings/

Agelbert NOTE: We can always look on the bright side of this behavior. After all, haven't 99% of all species that have lived on this planet gone extinct? What's one more?  Our space "brothers" are patient.

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« Reply #266 on: August 14, 2015, 07:26:21 pm »
Churches Still Hold Millions in Fossil Fuels 

Of course they do. Decent returns on an investment take priority over whatever the Pope knows about science in general, let alone complex models that haven't done so well to date, you know, actually modeling.

In the real world, they fire you for misleading management that badly, let alone going straight to the press and trumpeting your conclusions as a means of some sort of self esteem improvement exercise.



Excuse me? You mean you didn't know the Pope graduated as a Chemical Engineer? And did you say the REAL WORLD? You mean the one you live in? You believe that is the REAL WORLD?

Asset Managers that CAN add and subtract (and model too! ;D) tend to disagree with you. The REAL WORLD track record of fossil fuels over the last SEVEN YEARS is the only REAL WORLD that COUNTS, pal!

HERE are the FACTS from IMPAX Asset Management, you math challenged fossil fueler:

NOTE: DON'T even try to bad mouth IMPAX, the way you do anything and/or anybody's empirical evidence that doesn't fit your world view.  8) You will accept IMPAX's numbers or you can continue living in your evolutionary dead end "real" world. 

Beyond Fossil Fuels: The Investment Case  for Fossil Fuel Divestment 

Executive Summary

Pressure is building on institutional investors to assess their exposure to companies that extract fossil fuels. As concerns rise about the likely effects on the climate from greenhouse gas emissions, grassroots campaigns calling for fossil fuel divestment are growing.

In parallel, financial analysts are increasingly warning investors of the risks that tighter regulations on carbon dioxide emissions and falling demand for fossil fuels could make fossil fuel reserves substantially less valuable, or even 'stranded' and ultimately rendered worthless.

While trustees may be sympathetic to these concerns, and investment officers skeptical of the outcome of looming greenhouse gas regulation, there are legitimate questions about the effects on portfolio risk and returns from the partial or complete divestment of fossil fuel stocks.

So the question becomes: how should a fiduciary compare the risks to portfolios presented by stricter carbon regulations to the risks associated with reducing exposure to fossil fuel stocks?


Analysis of historical data shows that over the past seven years eliminating the fossil fuel sector from a global benchmark index would have actually had a small positive return effect. Furthermore, much of the economic effect of excluding fossil fuel stocks could have been replicated with 'fossil free' energy portfolios consisting of energy efficiency and renewable energy stocks, with limited additional tracking error and improved returns.

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The returns over five, and where possible, seven years were analyzed. The results show that removing the fossil fuel sector in its entirety and replacing it with 'fossil free' portfolios of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other alternative energy stocks, either on a passively managed or actively managed basis would have improved returns with limited tracking error. (See Figures 3 and 4 below.)
Agelbert NOTE: figure graphics at full report link.

Impax believes that investors should consider reorienting their portfolios towards low carbon energy by replacing fossil fuel stocks with energy efficiency and renewable energy investments, thereby retaining exposure to the energy sector while reducing the risks posed by the fossil fuel sector.

IMPAX Asset Management full report:


http://gofossilfree.org/se/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2014/07/impax-investment-case-for-fossil-fuel-divestment-us-final-1.pdf

MKing, only someone like you would have the brain dead brass to call somebody that uses less than a 100 gallons of gasoline a YEAR a "gas guzzler", as you have repeatedly done to me. Of course I know you are just trying to get my goat, but it shows how lacking in CFS you are.

In addition, you don't have a moral compass or possess any empathy or concern for the living beings around you beyond taking care of yourself and your family. Consequently, it is expected that you will say or do anything you can get away with to defend your profit over planet bennies. 

I get it.     

MKing "wisdom" is as follows: The Catholic Cardinals are "smart" if they invest in fossil fuels and the Pope is an "ignorant, math challenged religious nut" if he advocates Divestment. LOL! 

Then you whine about being censored...  ::)

Fossil Fuel Corporation Stocks  are a BAD INVESTMENT. Live with it! SELL!  8)
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« Reply #267 on: August 14, 2015, 09:36:14 pm »
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‘Do no harm’: Medical professionals urge Wellcome Trust to end fossil fuel investments 

Dear members of the Wellcome Trust executive board,

We write as concerned health professionals and academics in relation to the Guardian’s Keep it in the ground campaign calling on the Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation to divest from the world’s 200 largest fossil fuel companies over the next five years.

The Wellcome Trust is an outstanding philanthropic institution whose work has a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of millions worldwide. We congratulate the Trust on its leadership in promoting and funding research into the impacts of climate change, and hope that this work will continue to grow in line with the urgent threat to human health and survival. However, we were disappointed to learn of the Trust’s decision to continue to invest in fossil fuel companies.

It is uncontested that the majority of carbon reserves listed on stock exchanges must remain underground if we are to avoid exceeding a 2C rise in global mean temperature and the catastrophic health impacts this would have. Our current business-as-usual trajectory commits us to over 2C warming – a point scientists have described as the threshold between “dangerous”and “extremely dangerous” – within decades.

As the Trust acknowledges, avoiding this scenario demands an urgent transition towards clean energy. Its view, as set forth by Professor Jeremy Farrar, is that engagement with fossil fuel companies’ boards is a more effective way to support such a transition than divestment. However, there is little or no evidence to suggest that this approach holds a realistic prospect of reducing global fossil fuel production sufficiently in the limited time available.

We believe a complete transformation of the energy sector is needed, driven by strong climate policies, and that divestment has greater potential to bring this about. The ethical and financial case for fossil fuel divestment is well founded and has been supported by the president of the World Bank and the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), both public health physicians. Through the political change it has helped catalyse, the same strategy played a vital role in the movements against apartheid and tobacco. As such, we welcome the statement that the Trust would consider this step if engagement proves ineffective.

Our primary concern is that a decision not to divest will continue to bolster the social licence of an industry that has indicated no intention of taking meaningful action. Indeed, many of these companies continue to use their considerable influence to delay political action, as tobacco companies have done previously. Shell’s lobbying against binding EU renewables targets and its decision to drill for Arctic oil, which cannot safely be burned, give additional cause for alarm. Further, having a financial interest in the extraction of “unburnable” reserves may restrict organisations’ capacity to advocate effectively for the policy framework that is needed.

Lastly, divestment rests on the premise that it is wrong to profit from an industry whose core business threatens human and planetary health, bringing to mind one of the foundations of medical ethics – first, do no harm. We believe that, in aligning organisations’ investments with their aims and values, it goes beyond a “grand gesture”. The question is not only one of direct, short-term impacts, but of leadership. Health organisations such as the Wellcome Trust have considerable moral and scientific authority, and a decision to divest has the potential to influence policy-makers, other investors and the public, in the UK and internationally.

We thank the Trust for its openness to dialogue and its commitment to transparency, and request that you make public what, specifically, the Trust aims to achieve through shareholder engagement, and by when. We would particularly like to know at what point Trust will divest should these aims not be met, whether on a company-by-company or sector-wide basis.

Yours sincerely,
The undersigned
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2015/aug/14/health-professionals-urge-wellcome-trust-end-fossil-fuel-investments-letter
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« Reply #268 on: August 14, 2015, 10:06:32 pm »
Woods Hole Research Center Scientists the fossil fuelers love to hate (because WHRC scientists actually do objective science ;D).

Recent Grants

WHRC was highly successful in recently announced project selections for NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability
Experiment (ABoVE). Three proposals led by WHRC scientists, and two additional proposals on which WHRC
scientists are co-investigators, were selected following a competitive review process.


In addition, Senior Scientist Scott Goetz was selected as NASA’s overall Science Lead for the ABoVE program. All in all, WHRC is involved in 5 of 21 NASA awards, out of more than 100 proposals submitted.

Assistant Scientist Susan Natali will lead a project examining and predicting the role of winter carbon emissions in the Arctic.

Postdoctoral Fellow Brendan Rogers will lead a project to achieve a better understanding of the increase in fires in the northern latitudes and possible strategies to for improved management.

Senior Scientist Scott Goetz is the lead investigator on a project looking at changes in arctic biomes with climate change, as well as a co-investigator on a proposal to examine the effects of fire on permafrost carbon stocks.

Associate Scientist Christopher Schwalm
will be co-investigator of a project to integrate the data and models utilized by ABoVE researchers. forest area. She was surprised to discover that the carbon fluxes in both regions were much higher than she anticipated. These results suggest that increasing fire in the Arctic may shift some Siberian forests from a methane source to a sink, representing a critical positive feedback to climate change.

The Polaris Project will continue to engage young minds like Nigel and Mackenzie. Look for Polaris Project 2016.

Is the Clean Power Plan enough? ??? 


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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #269 on: August 16, 2015, 06:42:02 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Orignally posted June 03, 2014. The action required is more urgent each day.


It's time for Americans in the Service of Future Generations to GET WITH THE PROGRAM!
We did it with the massive, industrial scale building of Liberty Ships in WWII. We can do it again with the massive, industrial scale building of Liberty Renewable Energy Machines.


Country of Origin: United States of America

Manufacturers: Alabama Dry Dock Co, Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc, California Shipbuilding Corp, Delta Shipbuilding Co, J A Jones Construction Co (Brunswick), J A Jones Construction Co (Panama City), Kaiser Co, Marinship Corp, New England Shipbuilding Corp, North Carolina Shipbuilding Co, Oregon Shipbuilding Corp, Permanente Metals Co, St Johns River Shipbuilding Co, Southeastern Shipbuilding Corp, Todd Houston Shipbuilding Corp, Walsh-Kaiser Co.

Major Variants: General cargo, tanker, collier, (modifications also boxed aircraft transport, tank transport,
hospital ship, troopship).

Role: Cargo transport, troop transport, hospital ship, repair ship.
Operated by: United States of America, Great Britain, (small quantity also Norway, Belgium, Soviet Union, France, Greece, Netherlands and other nations).

First Laid Down: 30th April 1941
Last Completed: 30th October 1945

Units: 2,711 ships laid down, 2,710 entered service.

Despite being initially labelled an 'ugly duckling' by the newspapers, and intended to be expendable if necessary, the ships eventually caught the imagination of the public. They proved to be easy to build, reliable and versatile, exceeding even the most optimistic expectations for their overall contribution to the war effort.

It was a project on a massive scale, undertaken with great speed and efficiency. The first Liberty ship (the Patrick Henry) was launched on 27 September 1941 (and completed on 30 December 1941), which was an incredible feat considering that just seven months previously neither shipyard nor workforce existed to build her.    


Average Liberty Ship deadweight = 12,500 metric tons. (33,875,000 metric tons of ships built!).


Convert short tons to metric tons by multiplying the number of short tons by 0.907184

On the GE 1.5-megawatt model the total weight is 164 tons. The corresponding weights for the Vestas V90 are 75, 40, and 152, total 267 tons, and for the Gamesa G87 72, 42, and 220, total 334 tons.

164 x 0.907184 =  148.8 metric tons 

33,875,000 divided by 148.8 =  227,655  wind turbines X 1.5 MW =  341,482 MW = .3415 TW x 20% capacity factor = 68.3 x 24 hours X 365 days = 598.3 TWh/year.

2012 wind power production   United States 140.9 TWh  26.4 % of world total wind power.

1 TWhour per year = 1,000,000 MW / 8765.8 hours in a year) 114 megawatts per hour.

USA total annual electric consumption = 3,886,400,000 MWh = 3,886,400 = GWh = 3,886 TWh.


3886.4 / 598.3 =  20 to 40% of US electrical demand just from Wind Turbines in less than five years of Liberty Ship scale manufacturing wind turbine tonnage.



Liberty Ship scale manufacturing wind turbine tonnage can provide  25 to 40% of US electrical demand  in less than five years. Double that in ten years and add in Solar Panels, Geothermal, Tide and Undersea Current and we have MORE than 100% Renewable Energy!    



WE can use the excess to bioremediate the environmental damage done in the last 100 years.  WE can rid ourselves of Planet Polluting Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Poison Plants in a decade and win the Climate Victory for Future Generations! We can set an example for all the nations on the Earth of the Proper Path to a Viable and Vibrant Bounty filled, harmonious Biosphere.


Let's GET IT DONE! Our children and grandchildren are counting on us!




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