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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4500 on: July 26, 2021, 04:53:55 PM »
Fav cross comparison is olds being strongly against.

god bless the elderly.
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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4501 on: July 26, 2021, 06:21:47 PM »
I keep wanting to come up with some story to go along with that trend and it's hard to other than the lazy story of a zero sum worry about competition with SS and medicare. I assume they generally give no effs about global population, resources and climate change.

i think it's just has children under 18 v doesn't have children under 18.
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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4502 on: July 29, 2021, 05:25:48 PM »
Sys is more comfortable with human extinction than animal extinction.
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« Reply #4503 on: July 29, 2021, 06:33:51 PM »
Sys is more comfortable with human extinction than animal extinction.

the difference being that we already have driven, or are currently driving, most large vertebrates towards extinction while there are almost 8 billion humans walking the earth.


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Of all the mammals on Earth, 96% are livestock and humans, only 4% are wild mammals

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/21/human-race-just-001-of-all-life-but-has-destroyed-over-80-of-wild-mammals-study

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4504 on: July 29, 2021, 07:03:46 PM »
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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4505 on: August 01, 2021, 10:46:45 AM »
Norway:  Green initiatives to make everyone feel better about themselves, satisfy the virtue signalers and make it look like they're abiding by the Paris accords.   Oil and Gas to fuel (pun intended) economic growth

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Why-Norway-Wont-Give-Up-On-Oil-Gas.html

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4506 on: August 01, 2021, 05:16:40 PM »
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« Reply #4507 on: August 02, 2021, 12:41:22 PM »
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Where do mammalian pets fit in this statistic?

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« Reply #4508 on: August 02, 2021, 02:18:19 PM »
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Where do mammalian pets fit in this statistic?

i would assume livestock, but i haven't verified that.
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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4509 on: August 02, 2021, 02:28:31 PM »

that was very interesting.  although solar is scraping the barrel in costs, it'd seem like with interest rates also hitting lows nuclear might be able justify itself at least in some parts of the world.


purely coincidentally, i was just looking through some stuff on emissions from cattle, and it seemed to me like you get into a similar issue with the numbers being presented to the public are just so much messier and variable in reality that you really need to take any of them with a large grain of salt.
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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4510 on: August 06, 2021, 02:04:04 PM »
unfortunately the population is over 3x greater.

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4511 on: August 10, 2021, 09:29:44 PM »
China to restart 53 coal powered electrical plants that had been taken off line.

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4512 on: August 12, 2021, 04:43:24 AM »
politics getting in the way of coherent mgmt of the energy transition.  pipelines are very durable assets, but phasing them out years ahead of demand destruction is very inefficient.

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4513 on: August 12, 2021, 04:49:26 AM »
i will say that i don't really understand this year's divergence in u.s. gasoline and oil prices either.  be interesting to read a good accounting of it.
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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4514 on: August 19, 2021, 07:35:03 PM »
i hope i live long enough to see greenland turn green.

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4515 on: August 20, 2021, 09:51:40 AM »
i hope i live long enough to see greenland turn green.


To be fair, the reflecting pool is very very shallow. So that stat doesn't impress me much.

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4516 on: August 20, 2021, 10:15:01 AM »
Yeah, stats like that are useless and annoying.

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4517 on: August 21, 2021, 02:27:23 PM »
we've made a lot of progress.

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4518 on: August 21, 2021, 02:33:15 PM »
Twitter folk will hate on you for thinking things are getting better.

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4519 on: August 24, 2021, 07:58:06 AM »
As Vlad Putin’s BFF Ang Merkel slumps to all time political polling lows.  As the Biden Administration wimps out as expected and allows Nordstream 2 to go ahead and as Ang takes another hit off that Russo Gazpom pipe.

Germany is set to shutter its last nuclear power plant as Germans pay the highest energy bills in Europe. 

Renewables are unlikely to be able to meet projected demands. 


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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4520 on: October 07, 2021, 08:14:09 AM »
Welcome back - Coal

Back at the leading edge of energy production in many parts of the industrial world.  Coal mining operations can’t hire miners fast enough. 

Driven by the ongoing missteps regarding energy policy in numerous countries. 

In other news the Germans and Russians celebrate Nordstream 2 as former Eastern Bloc countries are left out.

Vlad Putin would once again like to thank the Biden Administration.

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4521 on: October 07, 2021, 08:37:04 AM »
Damn, you know the economy is humming when even the coal mining operations are hiring.

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4522 on: October 07, 2021, 08:45:22 AM »
Damn, you know the economy is humming when even the coal mining operations are hiring.
It’s primarily overseas. 

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4523 on: October 10, 2021, 01:06:50 PM »
Bit coin miners now rollin hard with US natural gas to fuel their operations.

Pump up the volume on those methane emissions!

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Re: The Scott Pruitt "If the models are all wrong" thread
« Reply #4524 on: October 15, 2021, 06:02:07 PM »
In a shock to no one China and India have not submitted an updated climate pledge to the G20. 

China is now by far the greatest emitter of green house gases on the planet.

Xi has no plans to attend climate summit and China has more than doubled coal usage in the last year.

Stern letters coming