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  1. lonecat commented on Mike Lester about 24 hours ago

    You say, “We need a new MLK Jr. We need someone to preach to the masses to exercise calm….” Well, at the time, most people thought that MLK was stirring up trouble. Non-violence, yes, calm, no.

  2. lonecat commented on Jen Sorensen 2 days ago

    My point is not to attack Harley, but to try to understand what’s going on with the climate. As it happens, if you do a little research, you will find that Harley’s sources rarely if ever support the argument he is trying to make. So if you’re interested in really understanding the scientific claims and the evidence which supports them, don’t stop with what Harley says, or with what the blogs he quotes say, go to the original sources and find out what they really say.

  3. lonecat commented on Jen Sorensen 2 days ago

    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/06oct_abyss/

    “Coauthor Felix Landerer of JPL noted that during the same period warming in the top half of the ocean continued unabated, an unequivocal sign that our planet is heating up. Some recent studies reporting deep-ocean warming were, in fact, referring to the warming in the upper half of the ocean but below the topmost layer, which ends about 0.4 mile (700 meters) down.”

  4. lonecat commented on Jen Sorensen 2 days ago

    I would be very happy if someone could demonstrate that the climate is not rapidly changing in ways that will be very inconvenient for the human race. I welcome critique of the claim that the climate is changing. But so far I have not seen a credible critique stand up for very long. The overwhelming balance of evidence at this point is in favor of the claim. Although I’m not a strict follower of Karl Popper, I do believe that any scientific claim should be thoroughly tested, and the strength of a claim is largely measured by its ability to stand up to tests. By this measure, the claim that the climate is rapidly changing is quite robust. If you have serious counter arguments, please let us know.

  5. lonecat commented on Jen Sorensen 3 days ago

    From your geek article:

    “We can discuss the implications of this research, and the problems that exist for modern climate theory, without completely disregarding the mountains of evidence that show, unequivocally, that global warming is occurring. These sorts of refinements of our understanding of how are a necessary step along the path to truly understanding climate. Let’s not make that process any harder than it already is.”

    Oooops: “mountains of evidence that show, unequivocally, that global warming is occurring”

    Just quoting from the articles you want us to read.

  6. lonecat commented on Jen Sorensen 3 days ago

    from your daily mail article:

    “The United States delegation even weighed in, urging the authors of the report to explain away the lack of warming using the ‘leading hypothesis’ among scientists that the lower warming is down to more heat being absorbed by the ocean – which has got hotter.”

    Ooops. Hotter.

  7. lonecat commented on Darrin Bell 5 days ago

    Nope, a leftie, not a liberal. Not that you would understand the difference.

  8. lonecat commented on Darrin Bell 5 days ago

    You’re new since I was last here. nurf nurf. Anyway, I’m still wobbly, but beginning to function. Pleased to make your acquaintance.

  9. lonecat commented on Darrin Bell 5 days ago

    We are having an election in Toronto next week. Permissible ID includes a drivers license, a credit card statement, a cancelled personalized check, etc. There is no voter ID card in Canada.

  10. lonecat commented on Tom Toles 6 days ago

    I don’t flag, but if I did, this would deserve it.