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Posted in: Low snow on the Himalayas threatens water security: study See in context

Lower accumulation of snow and fluctuating levels of snow pose a very serious increased risk of water shortages

Actually, the trend is towards the ending of the snow, not towards fluctuations of its level.

The climate crisis, which is due to the malignant greenhouse process, cannot be denied, and must be tackled urgently.

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Posted in: Global fossil fuel use, emissions hit records in 2023, report says See in context

We are speaking about renewables, but the more important property of these energy sources is not the fact that they are renewed but the fact that they do not contribute to the greenhouse process. Fissile materials are not renewable, but they are good in this latter sense.

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Posted in: Global fossil fuel use, emissions hit records in 2023, report says See in context

The scaling up of renewables must continue vigorously, if we want to survive.

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Posted in: Polar bears could vanish from Canada's Hudson Bay if temperatures rise 2C See in context

a few singular degrees are more than enough -- not harsh enough for you?

Try "logarithmic" for size.

I do not think the change of state of the climate system, in terms of the temperature and the humidity in the atmosphere, is logarithmic in the inputs, as measured in terms of the added amount of non-condensing gases. It is not even linear. Moreover, I think that the system is not stable in the BIBO sense (Bounded Input Bounded Output).

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Posted in: Polar bears could vanish from Canada's Hudson Bay if temperatures rise 2C See in context

and it is not linear

It looks sublinear.

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Posted in: Polar bears could vanish from Canada's Hudson Bay if temperatures rise 2C See in context

Did ChatGPT also mention that he received the Nobel Prize for his climate models you are so quick to dismiss?

I do not know: I did not speak with ChatGPT about this. The claim that I dismiss these models is not precise - I did not study them. However, I have the impression that there is a need for more models of the climate system, which study more aspects of this system and use more approaches and more methods.

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Posted in: Polar bears could vanish from Canada's Hudson Bay if temperatures rise 2C See in context

the Hasselmann model to calculate the constraints of the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity

Klaus Hasselmann is best known for developing the Hasselmann model of climate variability, where a system with a long memory (the ocean) integrates stochastic forcing, thereby transforming a white-noise signal into a red-noise one, thus explaining the ubiquitous red-noise signals seen in the climate.

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Posted in: Polar bears could vanish from Canada's Hudson Bay if temperatures rise 2C See in context

This will not happen. A 3°C increase roughly requires the doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere. So, to reach an increase of 10°C, the atmosphere would have to contain 8 times as much CO2 as today.

I think that it is possible to infer, relying on system theory, that the situation is much more dangerous and that your linear calculation is too complacent.

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Posted in: Climate misinformation overshadows record floods worldwide See in context

---- the role of global warming in historic floods that have recently devastated countries from Brazil to Kenya.

The floods will stop soon. Instead, there will be a steady and steep rise of the temperature, with humidity but without precipitations.

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Posted in: Polar bears could vanish from Canada's Hudson Bay if temperatures rise 2C See in context

That forces them to spend longer stretches ashore without their main food source.

How will they spend their time when temperatures rises 10C?

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Posted in: India's heatwave longest ever, worse to come See in context

The denial of the climate crisis is stupid and suicidal.

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Posted in: The warming ocean is leaving coastal economies in hot water See in context

The denial of the climate crisis is stupid and suicidal.

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Posted in: Japan urged to lead G7 efforts to address closer Russia-N Korea ties See in context

Throughout the Tokugawa period, there were good relations between Japan and Korea. This was a period of peace, independence and national growth.

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Posted in: Japan urged to lead G7 efforts to address closer Russia-N Korea ties See in context

So are you up to the task?

No. Why should a nation of more than 20 millions should be exterminated? Just because they want to manage their life in a certain way?

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Posted in: Philippines goes all in for natural gas, a climate pollutant See in context

Switching to natural gas will reduce emissions by about 50%, while they take the time to switch to green energy.

There is no time. The state of the planet compels to switch to green energy immediately, if the inhabitants of this planet want to survive.

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Posted in: Experts, activists slam G7 on climate See in context

If the politicians refuse to save the Earth, and they support the demise of the Earth, the people should salvage themselves. Solar energy and energy storage entrepreneurship should do the job: It not only saves the Earth – it also brings good money. Throwing the petroleum wagons to the garbage and moving to EVs not only salvage the Earth – it also saves good money and allows to enjoy comfort and performance.

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Posted in: Japan urged to lead G7 efforts to address closer Russia-N Korea ties See in context

The task of exterminating North Korea with all its population of more than 20 millions is the task of America, not the task of Japan.

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Posted in: Nitrous oxide emissions surge in climate threat: study See in context

many of the human activities can affect both

The deepest and most difficult issue is the problem of energy and fossil fuels, not the nitrogen issue. The enemies of the planet use every trick and every distraction to advocate the stupid and redundant burning of crazy amounts of carbon fuels.

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Posted in: Nitrous oxide emissions surge in climate threat: study See in context

Speaking about the nitrogen gases that emanate from fertilizers is a mere distraction. It is a trick to evade from the necessity to stop burning carbon fuels.

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Posted in: Nitrous oxide emissions surge in climate threat: study See in context

there is endless amount of sources 

But where is the data about the quantity of this gas in the atmosphere, compared to CO2?

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Posted in: Climate change funding talks stuck ahead of COP29 summit See in context

covering the landscape in solar panels and wind farms to provide unstable power supplies

Beautiful solar panels yes, wind farms no. Also, solar installations are quite stable during the day, and the energy can be stored for the night and be regulated.

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Posted in: Nitrous oxide emissions surge in climate threat: study See in context

Here is a much more complete explanation

But where is the quantity component of the calculation?

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Posted in: Nitrous oxide emissions surge in climate threat: study See in context

Nitrous oxide heats the Earth's atmosphere 300 times more effectively than carbon dioxide

How is this calculation result obtained?

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Posted in: Climate change funding talks stuck ahead of COP29 summit See in context

Instead of this silly brawl about funding, simply build more solar installations and replace more ICE vehicles with EVs.

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Posted in: New Zealand scraps plan to tax livestock burps, farts See in context

Attributing global warming to animal flatulence is ridiculous. A car with a combustion engine farts incomparably far more than a cow.

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Posted in: Transport ministry inspects Honda, Mazda over improper vehicle certification See in context

The biggest misconduct of the Japanese auto makers is sticking to combustion motors, instead of moving on to EVs.

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Posted in: Solar investment outstrips all other power forms: IEA See in context

These are great news. It is exactly what humankind need. We are in a race between the looming climate calamity on the one hand, and the resourceful efforts to curb this calamity on the other hand. If we win and survive, we will enter a new era of modernization and technological advancement. The sun hits our planet with an unlimited flux of energy, and it is so easy and inexpensive to exploit this energy and even store it using electromagnetic or gravitational fields.

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Posted in: What looming La Nina means for global temperatures See in context

the first four months of 2024 have continued to break heat records

This heating is not due to the child (El Nino). The fundamental topic here is the climate crisis.

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Posted in: Climate records keep getting shattered See in context

As we've seen over and over again

Untrue. Something like this has never happened in the past: Watch the video with the title "This Will Be My Most Disliked Video On YouTube | Climate Change" at the Astrum YouTube channel.

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Posted in: Climate records keep getting shattered See in context

There exists an opinion according to which the disruption of the temperature is small, and proportionate to the amount of added CO2. But there exists also another opinion, according to which there exists a non-linearity in the system. This second opinion deserves to be sounded.

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