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4 hours ago, High Plains Drifter said:

 

 

Do you even E= mc^2 bro

 

 

4 minutes ago, elfenix said:

i like this way a bit better

m=e/c2

 

Hey geniuses- that shows a relationship between mass and energy. 
 

matter is not a part of it and as you should remember from middle school, matter is anything that has mass AND TAKES UP SPACE. 

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8 minutes ago, Pato del Muerto said:

 

Hey geniuses- that shows a relationship between mass and energy. 
 

matter is not a part of it and as you should remember from middle school, matter is anything that has mass AND TAKES UP SPACE. 

And everything with mass that takes up space is made of a material substance without mass that behaves like it is point-like.

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5 minutes ago, 4th&Five said:

Welp...

 

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We don't have ten years to fix this, we have literally months. We must immediately geoengineer the entirety of the Arctic Circle by white-masking the Arctic Ocean, to stop those imminently ice-free seas from releasing 150 billion gigatons of methane bursting out of the waters so saturated with greenhouse gases they cannot absorb any more bubbling out from the landsurface below that shallow sea. If that is allowed by us to happen, this spring or summer, that release of methane would immediately raise the temperature in the Arctic by over 30 degrees F and gradually over a matter of weeks would extend to the equator. A now-typical very hot summer plus 30+ degrees would end all agriculture in the Northern Hemisphere and cause millions to drop dead THIS YEAR.

We cannot exist long in 135 degrees in daytime and 100 degrees at night, if it would fall that low. Contact the Pentagon to contact their scientists to begin geoengineering the Arctic Ocean, THEY KNOW THIS IS COMING. Don't bother calling Trump, he's out golfing and anyway lacks the ken to understand or believe it.

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^^^It's good news that emissions have plateaued. The bad news is that they're still way too high.

Meanwhile:

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Antarctica logs highest temperature on record of 18.3C

A record high temperature of 18.3C (64.9F) has been logged on the continent of Antarctica.

The reading, taken on Thursday by Argentine research base Esperanza, is 0.8C hotter than the previous peak temperature of 17.5C, in March 2015.

The temperature was recorded in the Antarctic Peninsula, on the continent's north-west tip - one of the fastest-warming regions on earth.

It is being verified by the UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

"[This] is not a figure you would normally associate with Antarctica, even in the summertime," WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis told reporters in Geneva.

Temperatures on the Antarctic continent have risen by almost 3C (5.4F) over the past 50 years, the organisation said, and about 87% of the glaciers along its west coast have "retreated" in that time.

The glaciers have shown an "accelerated retreat" in the past 12 years, the WMO added, due to global warming.

Scientists warn that global warming is causing so much melting at the South Pole, it will eventually disintegrate - causing the global sea level to rise by at least three metres (10ft) over centuries.

Ms Nullis added: "The amount of ice lost annually from the Antarctic ice sheet increased at least six-fold between 1979 and 2017.

"The melting from these glaciers, you know, means we are in big trouble when it comes to sea level rise."

While 18.3C is a record for the Antarctic continent, the record in the wider Antarctic region - which includes the continent, islands and ocean that are in the Antarctic climatic zone - is 19.8C, logged in January 1982.

Last July, the Arctic region hit its own record temperature of 21C, logged by a base at the northern tip of Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic.

 

 

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Moreover:

January 2020 was Earth’s hottest January on record

The long-term trend of above-average temperatures continues

In the span of 141 years of climate records, there has never been a warmer January than last month, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

What’s more, the temperature departure from average was the highest monthly departure ever recorded without an El Niño present in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

January 2020 marked the 44th consecutive January and the 421st consecutive month with temperatures, at least nominally, above the 20th-century average.

Here’s more from NOAA’s January global climate report:

Climate by the numbers
January 2020

The January global land and ocean surface temperature was the highest on record at 2.05 degrees F (1.14 degrees C) above the 20th-century average. This surpassed the record set in January 2016 by 0.04 of a degree F (0.02 of a degree C). 

The four warmest Januaries documented in the climate record have occurred since 2016; the 10 warmest have all occurred since 2002. 

Breaking the month down by hemispheres, the Northern Hemisphere also had its warmest January on record, at 2.70 degrees F (1.50 degrees C) above average. The Southern Hemisphere had a departure of 1.40 degrees F (0.78 of a degree C) above average — its second-warmest January on record after January 2016.

More notable climate events in the January report

  • Lots of regional heat to go around. Record-warm temperatures were seen across parts of: Scandinavia, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the central and western Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and Central and South America. No land or ocean areas had record-cold January temperatures.
  • Polar sea ice coverage remained smaller than normal. Arctic sea ice extent (coverage) was 5.3 percent below the 1981–2010 average, tying with 2014 as the eighth-smallest January extent in the 42-year record. Antarctic sea ice coverage during January was 9.8 percent below the average and tied with January 2011 as the 10th smallest. 
  • Snow cover was lacking. Northern Hemisphere snow coverage was below the 1981–2010 average, having the 18th-smallest January snow cover in the 54-year record. 

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19 hours ago, BNB said:

 

 

US fell by 2.9%

EU dropped 5%

Germany 8%

Japan 4.3%

 

Wording of tweet is misleading, making it sound like we are doing better than anyone else.

 

And before we start sucking each other's dicks:

Total for world continued to increase, showing the need for wealthier countries to help poorer countries.

 

 

 

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Just now, High Plains Drifter said:

 

 

US fell by 2.9%

EU dropped 5%

Germany 8%

Japan 4.3%

 

Wording of tweet is misleading, making it sound like we are doing better than anyone else.

 

And before we start sucking each other's dicks:

Total for world continued to increase, showing the need for wealthier countries to help poorer countries.

 

 

 

It's also the Examiner, which tends to lean pretty right.

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1 hour ago, Biff Tannen said:

It's also the Examiner, which tends to lean pretty right.

And? Do you have reason to believe they are wrong? Did you even bother to look at their data source? The NY Times leans left and has a long history of fake news, do you discount anything they write without reading it?

Edited by Thetexashammer

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On 2/14/2020 at 1:26 PM, Thetexashammer said:

The NY Times leans left and has a long history of fake news, do you discount anything they write without reading it?

You cannot tell left from right. It's absolutely breathtaking.

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On 2/5/2020 at 1:06 PM, elfenix said:

i like this way a bit better

m=e/c2

 

ahh, the vic perspective.

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On 2/6/2020 at 3:06 AM, elfenix said:

i like this way a bit better

m=e/c2

 

I prefer m = fεμ in natural units where h=1. It makes it clear that mass is a function of frequency, permittivity, and permeability which means mass is an electromagnetic phenomenon. The permittivity and permeability change depending on the local distribution of stable matter, which means the rest mass varies with location. 

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JP Morgan, the single biggest private funder of fossil fuel exploration/production worldwide, wrote an internal report that got leaked.  It concluded that the firm “cannot rule out catastrophic outcomes where human life as we know it is threatened.”

 

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We’re talking things like the sudden collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, sending sea levels more than 10 feet higher and displacing millions of people. Or a feedback loop where melting permafrost releases more carbon dioxide that causes more warming that causing more thawing and carbon emissions. These things are already happening but at a rate, we can somewhat handle. What’s worrisome is that we could cross a tipping point where they happen suddenly and humanity is left having to deal with a new, unsteady state.

“Although precise predictions are not possible, it is clear that the earth is on an unsustainable trajectory,” the JP Morgan analysts wrote. “Something will have to change at some point if the human race is going to survive.”




https://earther.gizmodo.com/worlds-biggest-fossil-fuel-funder-notes-climate-change-1841835204


 

Edited by Horn Under a Bad Sign

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On 2/14/2020 at 12:14 PM, High Plains Drifter said:

the need for wealthier countries to help poorer countries.

This can't be said enough. Regardless of what progress the US has made over the past 10-20 years (some of which is being undone/thwarted now), we as a single nation are responsible for 25-30 percent of cumulative carbon emissions since the industrial revolution. That is obviously disproportionate to our share of the population and we have also obviously benefitted greatly in terms of wealth creation.

For us to ask developing countries to do their part without financial backing would be hypocrisy on a monumental scale.

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