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by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun May 27, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 125967

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

A good use of 3:20 listening to a psychologist who specializes in the study of morality and how moral values influence politics. It argues that free speach of a certain kind leads to more wisdom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uogEbb0WOJE (11 min) The key message is in the first 3 minutes. But you ...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun May 27, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 117
Views: 75685

Obsessing Over Race and IQ?

I highly recommend this very balanced article -- published in a leading magazine of politically conservative opinion. The magazine asked, so he wrote it. A taste of the reasoning in the article: Stop Obsessing Over Race and IQ In sum, various thinkers insist, some more publicly than others, that we ...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun May 27, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 252835

A Zero-carbon Electrical Grid without Solar or Wind

" To displace fossil fuels and achieve global greenhouse-gas emissions the prevalent argument is that a mix of different low-carbon energy sources will need to be deployed. " That has been my argument too. This team challenges that idea. The 4th generation reactor technology they are talking about (...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun May 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 252835

Consensus divides Environmentalist on Climate Change & Nuclear Energy

As a general observation I'd say that everybody has some issue about which they might be called a " science denier ". (On a podcast I'd process that phrase with ominous echo effects.) As a corollary (nearly) everyone who invokes scientific consensus tends to ignore at lease one inconvenient one. (Th...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun May 27, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 252835

Re: Electric Subsidies vs. Electricity Produced

I looked up the website from which Leeuw2 took all the information in this post, and I'm simply going to quote a couple of paragraphs from it and, as usual, rely on my readers to decide how much faith they want to put in the site and, I guess, Leeuw2. QUESTION: 1) What is it in the paragraphs cited...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun May 27, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 252835

Electric Subsidies vs. Electricity Produced

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56a45d683b0be33df885def6/t/5acfcae4aa4a99abb2cd8897/1523567338057/New+Jersey.002.jpeg?format=400w In the USA the state of New Jersey’s recently passed legislation to prevent the premature closure of the state’s nuclear plants. That's a victory for climate chan...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun May 27, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 252835

Re: Marine invertebrate migrations trace climate change over 450 million years

The quote below is another example of mixing research findings with theory and predictions. They are not the same thing and should not be given equal weight. In in response to an paper on fossil marine benthic invertebrates All true, I'm sure, but of very little relevance to AGW because the current ...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun May 27, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 252835

Marine invertebrate migrations trace climate change over 450 million years

The natural history of the earth has long been a study of climate change. That is also true for anthropology, archaeology and history. Awareness of the impact of changes of climate has been a part of these fields for 100 years and more. Traces of responses to past climate change can give us an indic...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sat May 26, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 252835

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Hydroelectricity isn't without controversy, at least in the Western United States. A Catch 22 Is Ensnaring Hydroelectricity And Salmon In The Northwest Removal of Klamath Dams Would Be Largest River Restoration in U.S. History I think many/most lovers of nature and environmentalists have a love/hat...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sat May 26, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 252835

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

You wanted data ... https://science2017.globalchange.gov/ Who wanted this data? What is this data for? IMO what readers want is information. It takes attention, mindful and diligent practice to turn data into useful information. Ironic that ad hominem arguments, snark and innuendo directed against ...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Fri May 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 81528

The downside karma of Climate Lawsuits

There is a significant social cost of the strategy of filing one climate lawsuit after another. It incentivizes companies to avoid making climate policies because such policies make them more vulnerable to lawsuits. from https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-climate-change-lawsuits/ The topic came...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Fri May 25, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 81528

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

The passage below is a red-herring, a straw man. My sense is most or nearly all economists, including conservative encomists, would object to the notion that they hold the "notion that natures ... value consists of the instrumental benefits we can extract; that this value can be measured in cash ter...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Fri May 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 81528

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

The quote below expresses a Right view ... but the practice is missing. If only more western Buddhist "leaders" on climate change were less reckless in their one sided political approach. I agree that awareness of our subjective propensities is the wise approach. But without a more politically, ideo...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Fri May 25, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 252835

Renewable Reality in Brazil

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=16731 JUNE 17, 2014 Hydropower supplies more than three-quarters of Brazil’s electric power https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/images/2014.06.17/main.png Brazil is currently experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, which has contributed to electricit...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Fri May 25, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 252835

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

More from the NYT article cited in the last post: Environmental Progress performed an analysis of the evolution of the carbon intensity of energy in 68 countries since 1965. It found no correlation between the additions of solar and wind power and the carbon intensity of energy: Despite additions of...