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rolf westgard

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st Paul, MN
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The IPCC hasn't read the fable. When you keep ringing the alarm bell and nothing happens, you are eventually tuned out. The big orange CO2 band in the graph looks impressive as do the billions of tons of CO2 emissions.
But there isn't much warming and unusual weather events aren't unusual. A billion is a big number, but the earth's atmosphere weighs several quadrillion tons. And a quadrillion is a million times a billion. So CO2 is a trace gas, one part in 2500 in the atmosphere...

Excellent article.

is a winner regardless of the election result.

Posted on 10/29/14 at 04:40 pm in response to Should you feel ashamed for reading the hard copy newspaper?

the puzzles. Then go on with the rest of both Twin Cities dailies. I was a college newspaper editor and I couldn't do without the paper copy. It must be in the blood.

Posted on 10/24/14 at 02:21 pm in response to Ebola in Africa: A product of history, not a natural phenomenon

for this one, MinnPost.

Posted on 10/18/14 at 02:04 am in response to KSTP/Survey USA poll: Stewart Mills leads Rep. Rick Nolan by 8 points

A few energy issues which may be hurting DFL in the 8th:
Opposition to mining which many geologists consider to be safe.
Support for expensive wind and solar.

Our lawyer President has appointed another lawyer, Ron Klain, to oversee the battle against ebola. Perhaps he can devise a law against the ebola virus, similar to the one that lawyers in Congress passed making large scale production of cellulose ethanol practical.
I suggest that Osterholm would have been a wiser choice, but he does lack that law degree.

Posted on 10/14/14 at 09:58 am in response to Turbines may be luring bats to their deaths, wind-farm research suggests

You forgot to mention the streamers, birds who are set afire in the Ivanpah Solar Farm in Nevada. The birds fly across the concentrated solar rays from 100,000 focusing mirrors, their burning feathers create a trail of smoke before they drop to their deaths. That $2 billion solar installation equals about 10% of our Prairire Island nuclear plant, when the sun is shining.

Posted on 10/14/14 at 04:25 pm in response to Turbines may be luring bats to their deaths, wind-farm research suggests

I bring classes to tour various MN electric power plants. We see bird nests in the nooks and crannies of those plants. the birds love the fact that they don't have spinning blades to chop them up.

Posted on 10/19/14 at 06:41 pm in response to Turbines may be luring bats to their deaths, wind-farm research suggests

It doesn't compare. Birds and bats do fine without those spinning blades.