dappledwater

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455 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - All guns blazing · 1 reply · +1 points

Like yourself CTG, I only reply to these organic spambots on account of lurkers, who may not know any better. Hopefully Gareth's patience will soon run out.

455 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - All guns blazing · 0 replies · +3 points

What do you call believe contrary to evidence?
(Hint: starts with R)

News flash - Denial does not begin with an R
http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/news/20100121/

"2009 was tied for the second warmest year in the modern record, a new NASA analysis of global surface temperature shows. The analysis, conducted by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, also shows that in the Southern Hemisphere, 2009 was the warmest year since modern records began in 1880"

"January 2000 to December 2009 was the warmest decade on record. Throughout the last three decades, the GISS surface temperature record shows an upward trend of about 0.2°C (0.36°F) per decade."

455 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate: the 100 ... · 0 replies · +2 points

"He did run for a seat once, but received (IIRC) no votes." - Lotharsson

Yeah, even Monckton knows better than for vote for himself.

456 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - The Clean Industrial R... · 0 replies · +1 points

Organic spambot problem eh?.

456 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate: Easterbr... · 0 replies · +2 points

Actually what intrigues me, is these self described former skeptics, gather at this conference, and they trundle out people who continually contradict each other.

Richard Lindzen, he thinks climate sensitivity is very low - the climate can't change because of negative feedback in the form of his invisible friend, Iris - the effect. Roy Spencer thinks it's high, because he's spotted short term cooling cooling in the warmest decade on record. McIntyre thinks sensitivity is high because he doesn't like hockey and like the medieval warm period, he's stuck in the past and can't move forward. Monckton thinks climate sensitivity is low because, well he doesn't need a reason, any gish gallop will do.

I bet all those villages, will be very disappointed when their idiots return.

456 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate! Easterbr... · 0 replies · +1 points

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/temp-analysis-2009.html

456 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate! Easterbr... · 0 replies · +6 points

What village are you from Grima?.

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/temp-an...

"2009 was tied for the second warmest year in the modern record, a new NASA analysis of global surface temperature shows. The analysis, conducted by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, also shows that in the Southern Hemisphere, 2009 was the warmest year since modern records began in 1880. "

"Although 2008 was the coolest year of the decade -- due to strong cooling of the tropical Pacific Ocean -- 2009 saw a return to near-record global temperatures."

"There’s always an interest in the annual temperature numbers and on a given year’s ranking, but usually that misses the point,” said James Hansen, the director of GISS. “There's substantial year-to-year variability of global temperature caused by the tropical El Niño-La Niña cycle. But when we average temperature over five or ten years to minimize that variability, we find that global warming is continuing unabated."

"January 2000 to December 2009 was the warmest decade on record."

Yes, we know that by cherry picking short periods from all the temperature records, and ignoring reality, you can pretend that warming isn't happening, but isn't that just denial?. Or is this the imagination game?.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/1005...

"Ocean Stored Significant Warming Over Last 16 Years, Study Finds"

"The upper layer of the world's ocean has warmed since 1993, indicating a strong climate change signal, according to a new study. The energy stored is enough to power nearly 500 100-watt light bulbs per each of the roughly 6.7 billion people on the planet."

456 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate! Easterbr... · 0 replies · +4 points

Scatology, apparently.

456 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - I can't tell the botto... · 0 replies · 0 points

Dianne, it's the baseline period the temperature anomalies are compared to, the mean temperature from 1971-2000 is the zero line in the graph.

456 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate! Easterbr... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ken, I remember reading one of Hank Robert's comments about having too open a mind and people using it to dump their garbage. Nice line. So no thanks Ken, you can keep your garbage.