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A monster sunspot has increased in size by two and a half times in 24 hours and is pointed directly at earth. Interesting how it will effect the earths magnetic field. For the last 12 months satellites have been dropping to earth at twice the normal rate, they have been observed to be sinking many more kilometres than previously.
 

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Germany has never tried to meet its requirements under the Paris climate accord. It did however kill off its nuclear plant industry. It is currently lobbying the EU to walk back promises to fund overseas green projects. They have gone back to reopening coal fired plants. Green technology is lacking and it is inherently inflationary.
 

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On Wednesday, the leadership of the European Union (EU) declared that some gas and nuclear power are, in fact, are renewable Green energy, a move that will likely stir controversy in the U.S.
 

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Arctic winter sea ice has not melted, gas tankers are being delayed from Russia to the East. Meanwhile zonal wave distortions due to the weakening of solar radiation are creating uneven temperature variations ln the northern hemisphere. Some aress will appear hotter whilst others will remain at winter levels.
 

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My parents are both dead.

Predictions from modelling have been close to reality. What Are Climate Models and How Accurate Are They?

I went to a talk more than 15 years ago, where Tim Flannery predicted renewables would become cheaper and adopted much faster that the federal government predictions. It has come to pass.

I will repeat my earlier point, if the ocean level is rising, it's the only way that can happen is if it's getting hotter.



Weather is NOT climate.
If weather is not climate you then must agree that a mid 30 c temp at that well known heat sink at Heathrow airport is not cataclysmic, especially when the rest of the UK will be lucky to make 30 degrees. Meanwhile in the north and south poles ice sea extant expansion is back to levels not seen in decades.
 

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Australia and NZ are experiencing above average snow falls. Volcanic activity in play? Madagascar is recording record chills. Argentinas coldest June in 20 years. And food for thought, keep an open mind:
The U.S. government recently unveiled the website heat.gov with its vision of achieving “a nation free from heat-related illness and death”–which is a big ask for a website.

Surprisingly, the site tackles the topic of Urban Heat Islands, and it has this to say:

‘The term “urban heat island” refers to the fact that cities tend to get much warmer than their surrounding rural landscapes, particularly during the summer. This temperature difference occurs when cities’ unshaded roads and buildings gain heat during the day and radiate that heat into the surrounding air. As a result, highly developed urban areas can experience mid-afternoon temperatures that are 15°F to 20°F warmer than surrounding, vegetated areas.’

For decades now, scientists have queried the placement of U.S. thermometer stations given this skewed warming in built-up areas. It has even led to suggestions that the observed increase in U.S. temperatures between the 1980s and the 2000s is, at least partly, attributable to negligent weather station placement.

This contention is backed up by a recent nationwide study published by the Heartland Institute which asserts that “official NOAA temperature stations produce corrupted data due to purposeful placement in man-made hot spots”.

The new study, Corrupted Climate Stations: The Official U.S. Surface Temperature Record Remains Fatally Flawed, finds that approximately 96 percent of U.S. temperature stations used to measure climate change fail to meet what NOAA considers to be “acceptable” and uncorrupted placement by its own published standards.

The detailed report was compiled via satellite and in-person survey visits to NOAA weather stations that contribute to the “official” land temperature data in the United States.

The research shows that 96% of these stations are corrupted by localized effects of urbanization — producing heat-bias because of their close proximity to asphalt, machinery, and other heat-producing, heat-trapping, or heat-accentuating objects.

Placing temperature stations in such locations violates NOAA’s own published standards (see section 3.1 here), and strongly undermines the legitimacy and the magnitude of the official consensus on long-term climate warming trends in the United States.

“With a 96 percent warm-bias in U.S. temperature measurements, it is impossible to use any statistical methods to derive an accurate climate trend for the U.S.,” said Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Anthony Watts, the director of the study. “Data from the stations that have not been corrupted by faulty placement show a rate of warming in the United States reduced by almost half compared to all stations.”

NOAA’s “Requirements and Standards for [National Weather Service] Climate Observations” instructs that temperature data instruments must be “over level terrain (earth or sod) typical of the area around the station and at least 100 feet from any extensive concrete or paved surface”, and also that “all attempts will be made to avoid areas where rough terrain or air drainage are proven to result in non-representative temperature data.”

The new report reveals the above instruction is routinely violated, and, according to H. Sterling Burnett, director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environment Policy at The Heartland Institute, is evidence of two things: “First, the government is either inept or stubbornly refuses to learn from its mistakes for political reasons. Second, the government’s official temperature record can’t be trusted. It reflects a clear urban heat bias effect, not national temperature trends.”
 

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Just thought I'd mention that humans are 10 times more likely to die from cold than heat. Stay warm.
 

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Earth is under a solar storm warning for August 3, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announces there is a chance of a minor G1-class geomagnetic storm hitting our planet.

A G-1 storm can weaken power grid fluctuations, impact satellites and potentially spark auroras in regions around the northern pole – in this case the electric colors will be seen in skies over Canadaand Alaska. However, it is the weakest of five classified by NOAA.

The geomagnetic storm is due to a coronal hole in the southwest region of the sun’s face that is spewing out ‘gaseous material.’
 

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A study by researchers with the University of Illinois at Chicago found that cold temperatures were responsible for 94 percent of temperature-related deaths.

Researchers looked at both inpatient hospitalizations and outpatient visits to hospital urgent care units for temperature-related problems in Illinois between 2011 and 2018.

They found there was almost an equal amount of cold-related and heat-related cases—23,834 and 24,233, respectively. But there were 1,935 deaths due to cold weather and only 70 deaths related to heat. Notably, people over the age of 65 and Black people were twice as likely to be hospitalized for temperature-related reasons.

People who had heart disease, kidney failure, or dehydration and electrolyte imbalances were also more commonly hospitalized—which may explain why older and Black people were more affected, since they can be more prone to these conditions.

The study also pointed out that Chicago has had a decrease in the number of extreme cold-weather days during the last several decades—but doctors still see far more deaths resulting from cold (rather than hot) weather.
 

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Global warming is an undoubted documented fact. Sea levels and average temperatures have risen in 150 years. There's historical documented evidence of that.


Although there's no definitive way to prove it one cannot just write it off as a coincidence that the biggest temperature gain in recent earth history has come during the industrial period.


What is hard to determine is just how much humans are accelerating global warming with carbon emissions.


What is also clear is that within 50-60 years the only international combustion engine transportation left on earth will likely be commercial aircraft and large maritime vessels (both military and civilian).

Pretty much every single private and commercial vehicle on the roads will be electric and most will be powered by renewable energy through batteries / solar etc. This will slow down climate change massively.

Also within 50 years only underdeveloped countries will have fossil fuel powerplants. Developed nations will have a mix of nuclear, hydro & wind/solar power. Carbon emissions in 50 years from power generation will be a fraction of what they are now.


Personally I believe the future for climate change looks pretty good IMO now that the future is electric for vehicles and renewables / nuclear for power.
 

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Although there's no definitive way to prove it one cannot just write it off as a coincidence that the biggest temperature gain in recent earth history has come during the industrial period.


What is hard to determine is just how much humans are accelerating global warming with carbon emissions.
Yes there is. You could start here:

 

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Solar activity has been subdued recently with only two minor sunspots currently on the earth facing side of the sun at the moment. However there is a large sunspot forming on the far side of the sun. So large that it is changing the way the sun vibrates,
 

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Global warming is an undoubted documented fact. Sea levels and average temperatures have risen in 150 years. There's historical documented evidence of that.


Although there's no definitive way to prove it one cannot just write it off as a coincidence that the biggest temperature gain in recent earth history has come during the industrial period.


What is hard to determine is just how much humans are accelerating global warming with carbon emissions.


What is also clear is that within 50-60 years the only international combustion engine transportation left on earth will likely be commercial aircraft and large maritime vessels (both military and civilian).

Pretty much every single private and commercial vehicle on the roads will be electric and most will be powered by renewable energy through batteries / solar etc. This will slow down climate change massively.

Also within 50 years only underdeveloped countries will have fossil fuel powerplants. Developed nations will have a mix of nuclear, hydro & wind/solar power. Carbon emissions in 50 years from power generation will be a fraction of what they are now.


Personally I believe the future for climate change looks pretty good IMO now that the future is electric for vehicles and renewables / nuclear for power.
Global warming and rising sea levels - you’re a joker with no proof whatsoever.

Germany and Europe have failed with renewables. Without Russian gas they’ve been forced to turn back on mothballed coal fired power stations.
Electric cars aren’t the answer either as it’s more energy dependent as well as more toxic then combustible engines. The only way that electric vehicles take over is if the technology required to make it cleaner and longer lasting is finally released to the world.
 

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Global warming and rising sea levels - you’re a joker with no proof whatsoever.

Germany and Europe have failed with renewables. Without Russian gas they’ve been forced to turn back on mothballed coal fired power stations.
Electric cars aren’t the answer either as it’s more energy dependent as well as more toxic then combustible engines. The only way that electric vehicles take over is if the technology required to make it cleaner and longer lasting is finally released to the world.

The earth has gone through warming and cooling cycles for hundreds of millions of years.


The earth has warmed by 1.5 degrees on average since the industrial revolution began - this is not an opinion this is fact.


Also, coal is not the answer. Nuclear is, with zero carbon emissions until such a time that Hydrogen power becomes mass market and cheaper to produce (currently it costs 5 x what traditional power costs to generate).



All cars will be electric within 50 years. That's a certainty. They'll be mostly powered by renewables. That'll cut 3.2 billion metric tons of carbon going into the atmosphere



Leaving just commercial aircraft and civilian/military heavy shipping with internal combustion engines.


I don't see climate change as an issue at all in the future. In 50 years time coal will be a thing of the past. Nearly all worldwide power generation will be either renewable or nuclear. Fossil fuels including gas have a lifespan of 30-40 years at most before they are obselete and worthless.


I suggest you look at why Twiggy forest is going in all on hydrogen. It's the future.
 

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The earth has gone through warming and cooling cycles for hundreds of millions of years.


The earth has warmed by 1.5 degrees on average since the industrial revolution began - this is not an opinion this is fact.


Also, coal is not the answer. Nuclear is, with zero carbon emissions until such a time that Hydrogen power becomes mass market and cheaper to produce (currently it costs 5 x what traditional power costs to generate).



All cars will be electric within 50 years. That's a certainty. They'll be mostly powered by renewables. That'll cut 3.2 billion metric tons of carbon going into the atmosphere



Leaving just commercial aircraft and civilian/military heavy shipping with internal combustion engines.


I don't see climate change as an issue at all in the future. In 50 years time coal will be a thing of the past. Nearly all worldwide power generation will be either renewable or nuclear. Fossil fuels including gas have a lifespan of 30-40 years at most before they are obselete and worthless.


I suggest you look at why Twiggy forest is going in all on hydrogen. It's the future.
We should have nuclear energy in the mix along with coal as a transition source to prevent financial hard ship to low income earners.
 

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Coal will be completely done in Australia by as early as 2040. Hydrogen to take over by then.
There will no doubt be changes in technology in the future but people should not be forced to accept costly political motivated decrees from the global elite.
 

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Exiting news, top French scientist Etienne Klein has just posted an image from the James Webb space telescope of Proxima Centauri , the nearest star to our sun. If you wanted to travel to this star I suggest you take some lunch along, my own preference is for pizza. Proxima is 4.2 light years away. " A new world is revealed every day" Klein said.


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Exiting news, top French scientist Etienne Klein has just posted an image from the James Webb space telescope of Proxima Centauri , the nearest star to our sun. If you wanted to travel to this star I suggest you take some lunch along, my own preference is for pizza. Proxima is 4.2 light years away. " A new world is revealed every day" Klein said.


FZAV0R1XoAEXE14
How weird is that? Talks about pizza as if that has anything to do with this?

Except that it looks very much like a backlit slice of pepperoni! 🤡

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