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    Gavin Schmidt - With July data in, we are still predicting a ~70% of a new record for the GISTEMP annual mean. Odds are a little less should a medium to strong La Niña develop in the fall.

    It is certain to be a top 5 yr & to be the 6th year in a row more than 1°C warmer than the late 19th C.: https://twitter.com/ClimateOfGavin/s...93268570738689



    Will 2020 Be the Hottest Year on Record?/Gavin Schmidt - “I work for NASA, but it’s not rocket science.”: Will 2020 Be the Hottest Year on Record? - Scientific American

    There still might be time ……….

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    NOAA – August 2020 and 2020 Year to Date are the 2nd warmest recorded.

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    Year to Date (January – August)


    National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) formerly known as National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) | NCEI offers access to the most significant archives of oceanic, atmospheric, geophysical and coastal data.

    Gavin Schmidt - With August data in, 2020 is still more likely than not to be a record warm year in GISTEMP (63%). If La Niña develops further, it’ll be a tossup.: https://twitter.com/ClimateOfGavin/s...27183503495177


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    ^ zero evidence of man made climate change because you aren't proving that the temperature would be lower without said c02.

    Climate change is just a ploy to try and slow down crony capitalism. But I understand. I hate crony capitalism too. But it's funny how the mega corporate cronies are actually supporting climate change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    zero evidence of man made climate change because you aren't proving that the temperature would be lower without said c02.
    Your default setting is just to be a dickhead about, well, everything isn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    ^ zero evidence of man made climate change because you aren't proving that the temperature would be lower without said c02.

    Climate change is just a ploy to try and slow down crony capitalism. But I understand. I hate crony capitalism too. But it's funny how the mega corporate cronies are actually supporting climate change.
    Agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Agree
    Of course you do, you're an idiot.

    We know that from the fact you're a trumpanzee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Of course you do, you're an idiot.

    We know that from the fact you're a trumpanzee.
    Nail meet hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Gavin Schmidt - With August data in, 2020 is still more likely than not to be a record warm year in GISTEMP (63%). If La Niña develops further, it’ll be a tossup.: https://twitter.com/ClimateOfGavin/s...27183503495177

    There might be another adjustment…….



    Copernicus: September 2020 - the warmest September in this data record and warmer by 0.05°C than September 2019, the previous warmest September

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    Edit.

    From another climate scientist

    Zeke Hausfather - Here is a quick look at how my model's 2020 predictions have changed as each month's data has come in. I give a lot of weight to the latest month in the model, so it can vary a bit (e.g. it was a bit lower after a relatively cool August): https://twitter.com/hausfath/status/1313745670050783233

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    You can't beat stupidity with fact, Mr. Landreth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You can't beat stupidity with fact, Mr. Landreth.
    You have to try anyway.

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    Why Bother continuing this thread? It's like saying the tide will change. Everyone knows it will, but wont move their deck chair until the very last minute as the water laps at their legs.
    If anyone isn't convinced by the evidence after nearly 6,000 posts, they are unlikely to be after 6001 posts. As for the rest it's preaching to the converted. Just more endless boring repetitive graphs, with everyone doing a Sybil Fawlty, saying "Yes, I know", while still sitting in their deck chair, waiting for the inevitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Why Bother continuing this thread?
    Stick to repairing aircons you hapless buffoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Stick to repairing aircons you hapless buffoon.
    As usual wrong yet again. I have never worked as an air conditioning repairer. You assume because you are bereft of anything approaching intelligent thought or intellectual analysis. I am constantly amazed at a country that produced an intellect like Richard Feynman could produce someone so far at the opposite end of the spectrum, namely you, who couldn't compete intellectually with your own nasal ejaculate.
    Speaking of ejaculate, stick to abusing yourself while you look up womens' skirts from your basement window. Thinking will just give you a migraine. It must be hard trying to feign intelligence when you have the intellectual capacity of rodent droppings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Why Bother continuing this thread?
    Because some of us think it's important.

    Does it bother you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Your default setting is just to be a dickhead about, well, everything isn't it.
    Maybe 10 years ago yes. But I'm older and wiser now. I really believe that this climate change is a bunch of hooey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Maybe 10 years ago yes. But I'm older and wiser now.
    It's the way you tell 'em.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Stick to repairing aircons you hapless buffoon.
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Because some of us think it's important.

    Does it bother you?
    This sums up you two vacuous idiots to a tee. Sit on your asses and state the bleeding obvious ad infinitum on this thread so that you dont actually have to get off your collective fat asses and actually do something. It is obvious that without google you know Fook all about the subject. Oh so sorry snotty i forgot about your Tesla. Har Har.

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    ^

    Posting up a Jordan Peterson video is just a sign that you are right wing twat. Not a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    ^

    Posting up a Jordan Peterson video is just a sign that you are right wing twat. Not a surprise.

    Bill Mahr likes JP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Because some of us think it's important.

    Does it bother you?

    So you really think that this is finally the time that humans have broken their covenant with mother earth ?

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    Everybody on our planet needs to watch this...





    23 Sep 2020 — 2020PG 1h 23mDocumentary Films. A broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a vision for the future.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Posting up a Jordan Peterson video is just a sign that you are right wing twat. Not a surprise.
    You've got to admit: he's consistent.

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    Prince William and Sir David Attenborough have joined forces to launch what they hope will become the "Nobel Prize for environmentalism".

    They say the search is on for 50 solutions to the world's gravest environmental problems by 2030.

    With £50m to be awarded over a decade, the "Earthshot Prize" is the biggest environmental prize ever.

    The Prince said he wanted the planet to be handed over to future generations "in a better state than we found it."

    Anyone could win, said the Prince, as he called for "amazing people" to create "brilliant innovative projects".

    These, he said, could help save the planet.

    To mark the event BBC Radio 4's Today Programme has secured an unprecedented exclusive joint interview with the Prince and Sir David.

    During the conversation Prince William said the launch of the new prize marks the moment he takes up the baton of environmental campaigning from his father.

    "I feel right now it's my responsibility", he said.

    The world is "at a tipping point", explained the Prince, who said the Earthshot Prize is his and Sir David's effort to ensure we hand the planet on to our children and grandchildren "in a better state than we found it."

    Attenborough: 'Curb excess capitalism' to save nature
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    Nick Robinson quoted a Today interview with Prince Charles in which he had said sometimes his ideas on the environment were regarded as a bit "dotty".

    "Was there a time when even you, I wonder, thought, what's my father banging on about?", Mr Robinson asked the Prince.

    "I regularly wonder what my father's banging on about. I'm sure every son thinks the same," Prince William replied.

    "He's talked about this for a long time and long before people sort of cottoned on to climate change. So, I've always listened to and learnt and believed in what he was saying."

    "I think the dotty person now would be the person who doesn't believe in climate change," the Prince added.

    The Earthshot Prize will make five awards of £1m each year for 10 years.

    These "Earthshots" are intended as "universal goals to repair our planet by 2030" and will go to the best and most innovative ideas to help:

    Protect and restore nature
    Clean our air
    Revive our oceans
    Build a waste-free world
    •Fix our climate
    Who and what is eligible?
    "We hope that this Earthshot Prize reaches everyone around the world," the Prince told Radio 4.

    "From communities, schools, right up to banks, governments, corporations - anyone and everyone is a part of this and anyone could find the solutions that we need."

    Even suggestions that "may sound crackpot" are welcome, added Sir David, so long as they have the potential to make a difference on what he called "the world scale".

    The aim is to find "new solutions" that have a positive effect on environmental change and improve living standards globally, particularly those communities most at risk from climate change.

    "There's a lot of people wanting to do many good things in the environment and what they need is a bit of a catalyst, a bit of hope, a bit of positivity that we can actually fix what's being presented", Prince William said.

    The prize could go to a new technology, a new way of doing things or a new policy - basically any good idea.

    Individuals, community groups, scientists, activists, economists, leaders, government, banks, businesses, cities and even countries are welcome to submit their ideas to a nominating organisation

    Why 'Earthshot' and why now?
    The "Earthshot" name was chosen to echo the so-called "Moonshot": the huge US project to get the first person on the moon back in the 1960s when John F Kennedy was president.

    Prince William and Sir David Attenborough believe a similarly focussed effort - but this time global - is needed now to tackle environmental issues.

    The need for action never been more urgent, Sir David warned.

    "Suddenly we actually see the writing is on the wall," he told Radio 4.

    We are already seeing the coral reefs dying, forests disappearing, the North Pole beginning to melt, he said.

    "People can see it's happening and it is a matter of great urgency now."

    Sir David said the aim is that the prize will give ideas "that strength, that financial impetus to spread and be developed."

    Nominations will open on 1st November 2020 with an annual awards ceremony to be held in a different city each year, starting with London in autumn 2021.

    The £1m on offer is designed as an incentive for people to apply, but don't think you can book yourself a Caribbean holiday or buy yourself a Lamborghini if you win, the money must be spent on developing your idea and trying to get it taken up around the world.

    Prince William and Sir David will be joined on an "Earthshot Prize Council" by celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, sport, business, charity and the environment.

    They will act as ambassadors, giving publicity to the prize and its winners and helping motivate people around the world to environmental action.

    Meanwhile a coalition of individuals, businesses and organisations have provided the money for the prize and will help maximise the impact of the winners' ideas.




    The fight will go on
    "Do you have a sense of how this fight can go on when you're no longer here?" Mr Robinson asked Sir David, who celebrated his 94th birthday in May.

    The broadcaster said he believed there has been a global change in attitude to environmental issues.

    These days people don't just see it as a "cranky, harmless interest" but as "a life and death issue."

    "The disaster we are facing is on a scale that has not been seen since mankind existed," Sir David said.

    Why a prize?
    Prince William and Sir David Attenborough have set themselves the dizzyingly ambitious goal of "repairing the planet by 2030".

    So where will the potentially planet-saving ideas they want come from?

    The answer is we just don't know - you might have an idea that, with a bit of publicity and cash, could reshape our world.

    Which is why awarding prizes can be so effective: we can all apply.

    The famous Longitude Prize, is a good example.

    It was offered way back in 1714 for the first person who could solve the problem of how to tell your longitude at sea.

    Knowing your longitude is crucial for navigation, it measures how far east or west you are, yet Britain's greatest seafarers and astronomers had failed to crack the problem.

    The solution came from such an unexpected source - a humble clockmaker called John Harrison - that the authorities refused to grant it for many years.

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    Prince William hopes that similarly left-field ideas will be submitted for these "Earthshots".

    It is why Sir David Attenborough said even seemingly "crackpot ideas" are welcome.

    They know there is good evidence that the wider the pool of ideas, the more effective solutions are offered.

    Take the online forum InnoCentive.

    It allows people to post details of problems that are baffling them and offer rewards for crowd-sourced solutions.

    Just as with the Earthshot Prize the aim is to call forth "insights, flashes of genius and ideas" from wherever they can.

    A study found the further the problem in question is from the people who come up with a workable solution, the more likely they are to solve it.

    Which is another way of saying we all might just hold the key to solving an environmental conundrum.

    And it explains why Prince William and Sir David Attenborough are saying don't hesitate to apply if you think you've got an idea that could help.

    Follow Justin on Twitter.

    If you'd like to hear an in-depth interview with Sir David Attenborough, you can download a new BBC Sounds podcast on climate change - which is out today. 'What Planet Are We On?' is presented by the science and natural history broadcaster, Liz Bonnin - it looks at how we live on the planet and offers things we can all do to make a difference. It's available to download now from BBC Sounds

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    You would think the Beeb would have grasped the terminology by now:

    "Live Podcast"?

    Hosted by science, natural history and environmental broadcaster Liz Bonnin, What Planet Are We On? is a brand new BBC Radio 5 Live podcast that will explore climate change issues and solutions, alongside interviews with well-known figures.In the first episode of the podcast series, Sir David Attenborough warns that to tackle climate change and restore the natural world, the excesses of Western countries must be curbed.

    He explains: “We are going to have to live more economically than we do - and we can do that. I believe we will do it more happily - not less happily. The excesses the capitalist system has brought us have got to be curbed somehow. That doesn’t mean to say that capitalism is dead. I’m not an economist and I don’t know - but I believe the nations of the world, the ordinary people worldwide, are beginning to realise that greed does not actually lead to joy.”

    On how we begin to curb those excesses, David Attenborough suggests if we had a more equal society, wherein “those that have a great deal have a little less”, “the natural world would begin to flourish again”.


    Speaking about the impact of Covid-19, Sir David said he was frustrated by how the pandemic has delayed governments taking action. He says: “It’s been a hindrance, we can’t pretend otherwise, it’s dislocated so many lives, it’s totally interrupted continuity of thoughts and arrangements and so on. It’s a disaster for all of us.”


    “We’re losing time.”


    What Planet Are We On? will cover a different topic each week and include contributions from a range of experts, campaigners and other well-known figures.


    Future episodes feature Idris Elba, who (in next week’s episode) talks climate change and food inequality, Lily Cole, who discusses hope and optimism for the future of the planet, and Jay Blades, who shares his thoughts on consumerism and re-evaluating the products we buy and throw away.


    Throughout the series, Liz will be joined regularly by BBC environment correspondent, Matt McGrath, and BBC science correspondent, Victoria Gill, who both offer their own expert insight.


    A new episode of What Planet Are We On? will be released every Thursday from 8 October on BBC Sounds.


    BBC - BBC Radio 5 Live launches new climate change podcast, What Planet Are We On? with Liz Bonnin - Media Centre

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    A new portal offering near-real time monitoring of global air quality.



    World Environment Situation Room

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