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originally posted by: amazing
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
You bought up Solandra (sp). But that was company that was part of a larger government program that loaned money to innovative startups. Solandra has ended up paying back all the money that it borrowed. I'm not sure how that is relevant to this discussion. Some businesses fail and some succeed.
So in other words, you are denying because you haven't thoroughly researched this topic enough.
The internet is the easiest place to be deceived by propaganda... Especially if you aren't good at identifying it.
originally posted by: intergalactic fire
a reply to: Krazysh0t
For 30 years I've been travelling the globe, listening to stories from all over the world.
Taking part in agricultural management projects and construction. You should be amazed what kind of people you encounter.
Up till now I still believe this has been a far better research than any other source.
I will take that information any time a day over the internet or media.
For many years I was responsible for the hardware upgrade and maintenance for different local weather stations where i used to live.
I've had many discussions with scientists working there on the subject you are talking about. So yeah I have an idea what the fuss is all about.
I'm retired now and don't have connections with them anymore so it is possible things have changed.
4)Why is there an emphasis on trading carbon credits? Carbon credits are the perfect commodity. The carbon that is to be traded on the commodities and futures markets does not have to be mined, refined, processed, transported, stored, meet quality specifications, be produced profitably or marketed. It is an investment product without substance, an ephemeral nothing that has a value. No-one is ever going to ask to take delivery of their kilogram of black soot (carbon). Trading of carbon credits is being pushed by the investment community as a new investment product from which they can make money for nothing. It’s the best thing since public company shares (now with no authorized capital limit) were invented. A share is an ephemeral nothing, but can be sold for a dollar value. They are both mechanisms for creating money from nothing.
Carbon trading does not reduce carbon emissions – it simply allows emitters a financial penalty to continue operations unchanged. This penalty will be passed on to consumers. It will make electricity more expensive, penalizing the lower socio-economic groups in all countries, the one group who can least afford it.
No global warming has occurred above the 1998 level. In 1998, the PDO was in its warm mode. In 1999, the PDO flipped from its warm mode into its cool mode and satellite imagery confirms that the cool mode has become firmly entrenched since then and global cooling has deepened significantly in the past few years
The only temperature data we can trust are satellite measurements, and they only go back to 1979. They show no warming in the southern hemisphere, and the warming trend in the northern hemisphere appears to have waned since 2001
Global warming is a hoax committed by environmental extremists and liberals who want to regulate industry (or create more big government, establish a world government, undermine economic growth etc.)
originally posted by: Mianeye
So again warming records are broken globally, El Niño is doing it's part but is not the driving factor of these records.
We can't deny that the climate is changing, man made or not, and it's wrecking havoc around the world.
Look out! El Niño is STILL growing as Nasa predicts 'weather chaos' for 2016 as 'Godzilla' phenomenon hits America
Nasa warns US of 'the arrival of steady, heavy rains and snowfall'
In the United States El Niño's biggest impacts are expected in early 2016
By Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com
Published: 10:52 EST, 30 December 2015 | Updated: 14:01 EST, 30 December 2015
The current strong El Niño brewing in the Pacific Ocean shows no signs of waning, new Nasa images have revealed.
'El Niño 2015 has already created weather chaos around the world,' Nasa said.
'Over the next few months, forecasters expect the United States to feel its impacts as well.'
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Fizzled 2014 El Niño fired up ongoing monster El Niño
Stored-up heat fueled start to 2015‒2016 extreme weather patterns
1:00pm, May 2, 2016
Magazine issue: Vol. 189, No. 11, May 28, 2016, p. 13
The historic El Niño event currently shaking up Earth’s weather rose like a phoenix from the hot remains of a failed 2014 El Niño, new research suggests.
In 2014, the scientific community buzzed about the possibility of a supersized El Niño as warm Pacific Ocean water sloshed eastward. That July, however, large winds pushed westward and halted the budding El Niño before it fully formed (SN: 11/1/14, p. 6). Those same winds also prevented the release of stored-up ocean heat, researchers report in a paper to be published in Geophysical Research Letters. In March 2015, that lingering heat gave the current El Niño a jump start toward the extreme, the researchers propose.
The ongoing El Niño is among the three strongest on record (SN Online: 7/16/15); it has boosted rainfall in California, contributed to ocean coral bleaching and helped make 2015 the hottest year on record (SN: 2/20/16, p. 13). Such a once-in-a-generation El Niño would have been less likely without the failed 2014 event, says study coauthor Michael McPhaden, a physical oceanographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle.
Earth's Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now
By Kelly Dickerson, Staff Writer | July 8, 2014 11:29am ET
Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm.
The biggest weak spots in the magnetic field — which extends 370,000 miles (600,000 kilometers) above the planet's surface — have sprung up over the Western Hemisphere, while the field has strengthened over areas like the southern Indian Ocean, according to the magnetometers onboard the Swarm satellites — three separate satellites floating in tandem.
The scientists who conducted the study are still unsure why the magnetic field is weakening, but one likely reason is that Earth's magnetic poles are getting ready to flip, said Rune Floberghagen, the ESA's Swarm mission manager. In fact, the data suggest magnetic north is moving toward Siberia.