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kzb

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  1. We're still waiting for your carbon zero finance plans for your properties. Also your agreement or not with doubling the prices of fossil fuels.
  2. (1) This was all about critical facilities. Sea level is a complicated subject. You only hear about sea level rising, you don't hear about the Pacific islands increasing in area, or former British ports now left high and dry. (2) Some places get flooded, others get left high and dry. (3) You can't get research money for finding no climate emergency. What else can you do with a PhD ? OK you could spend another £6k on becoming an HGV driver I suppose.
  3. Yes I believe the NW is rising and the SE sinking. The point was to illustrate that seal level as a concept is more complex than people think.
  4. The seal level was higher than now in the Roman warm period. The light green areas were underwater back then. Notice the Thames must've been wider: Harlech castle was coastal when it was built, but since then: Harlech Castle crowns a sheer rocky crag overlooking the dunes far below – waiting in vain for the tide to turn and the distant sea to lap at its feet once again. https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/harlech-castle
  5. You could say your ADULT life starts at 18. On this scale: 18-36 = spring 37-54 = summer 55-72 = autumn 73-> = winter.
  6. Car insurance will increase for most in the new year. That is because they have stopped "price walking" for the customers who do not switch. So the cheaper deals, for those of us who do switch, will disappear.
  7. Errr....50 is the new 30 you know. 50 is not the autumn of your life any more. I have male relatives who have started afresh after that age, babies, new wives, mortgages, the lot....
  8. It's conceivable we are seeing the result of an orchestrated campaign to keep a form of FoM going, with a view to rejoining. I think it is very poor when we have half a million NEETs in this country.
  9. You have some serious problems with comprehension.
  10. Maybe but I always turn out to be right. Actually I'm very transparent I don't know why you would say non-transparent.
  11. I am not questioning that CO2 causes climate warming. What I am questioning is our absurd reaction to it here in the UK. What is really absurd is the level of hysteria and also hubris. Hysteria in the belief that it is an immediate life threatening emergency. Hubris in thinking the current UK population can do anything about it. There is also a massive disconnect on this forum (and elsewhere) between concern on standards of living and the cost of accelerated carbon reductions in advance of the rest of the world. We still have no response from PB on his support for that Guardian article which basically said the tax on fossil fuels should be doubled. Do you? What is your plan to finance your transition to carbon zero?
  12. 1983 was a cold winter. I have recollection Cheshire got down to minus 23 C. December 2010/January 2011 is the coldest in recent memory I would think. Minus 20 just south of Manchester. Deep snow in many places, and it persisted for weeks. Let us not forget that January 2021 was the coldest January since.
  13. If that is referring to me, I didn't say that. My point was more subtle.
  14. Why are we paying into ITER if we are doing it ourselves? I have also got to ask, if wind and solar are going to be so ridiculously cheap (1.1-3 US cents/kWh has been claimed), why are we bothering with fusion power plants? The amount of technology involved, plus the use of tritium as fuel, means it will never be cheap.
  15. Climate science isn't about social, political and behavioural science. Climate sciences are hard sciences, the other ones are sciences of its consequences.
  16. https://darkmattercrisis.wordpress.com/2020/11/10/the-crisis-in-cosmology-is-now-catastrophic/ Look at the whole blog not just this one posting. This is by a professor who knows far more about cosmology than anyone on this forum. Should he be censored? Why is he subjected to so much bullying and nastiness from his peers? Bear in mind the subject is of absolutely zero practical consequence to anyone on Earth. Dark matter or modified gravity choice is completely irrelevant to our everyday lives. Yet he and the other sceptics get vilified. Just imagine what happens when the subject matter has trillions of dollars of consequences.
  17. It's because "climate science" is very much based on the physical sciences. The title of this thread is climate change, which in turn is based on climate sciences. A lot of people don't like that, so they've converted it into a social and political science.
  18. I guess it is a moribund industry. Although I will say, there's lots of uses for oil besides burning it.
  19. Personally, I wonder what kind of student will be attracted to Climate Science as a degree subject. There is a danger that people who like gluing themselves to roads will be given places, and they will be in for a shock when they are faced with the hard physics and maths. That is, if they actually teach that side of it, which is another thing I am wondering.
  20. Instead of posting arguments about stuff no-one on here has actually said, can you respond to my previous questions? I was wondering what your carbon-zero plan is for the properties you rent out. Are you going to upgrade the insulation to the latest standards? Are you installing heat pumps and taking out gas appliances? How are you going to finance this? Do you expect government grants, are you going to have to borrow money, or are you selling up instead?
  21. Not sure really. I guess there likely are a few people doing research and publishing in areas usually included in "physics" who do not have a physics-related qualification. But is this the general picture or just a few exceptions?
  22. I think it is quite OK to put quote marks around "climate science", in context. It's a new area populated by people from disparate scientific backgrounds. A computer modeller, virtually ignorant of the underlying science could be described as a "climate scientist" if they are working on climate models. A physicist specialising in infra-red absorption/transmission could also be a "climate scientist". As could a meteorologist or someone who studies fossilised tree rings. Scientifically, any one of these four people would have hardly a clue what the other three are on about in conversation.
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