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Reader Selected News For The Week Of Aug 16 To Aug 22

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This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 15th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Reader Selected News For The Week Of Aug 16 To Aug 22”

  1. captstubby

    Has Earth;s Missing Heat Been Found?

    “global warming continues in the ocean, even when air temperatures stay flat.”

    Has Earth’s Missing Heat Been Found?
    LiveScience.com
    By Becky Oskin, Senior Writer

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    Where, oh where, is the planet’s missing heat?

    In 1999, the feverish rise in Earth’s surface temperatures suddenly slowed, even as greenhouse gas emissions escalated. This unexpected slowdown has been called a global warming hiatus or global warming pause. Most climate scientists don’t think this hiatus means global warming went kaput, but the reason (or reasons) for the slowdown has scientists flummoxed. Researchers have offered more than two dozen ideas to explain the missing heat.

    Now, a study published today (Aug. 21) in the journal Science suggests a natural climate cycle in the North Atlantic Ocean gobbled Earth’s extra heat. While the study is unlikely to settle the scientific debate, it does support the idea that Earth’s global warming continues in the ocean, even when air temperatures stay flat.

    “It’s important to distinguish between whether ocean heat storage is responsible for the hiatus versus not enough heat reaching the surface of the Earth,” said study co-author Ka-Kit Tung, of the University of Washington in Seattle. “We did find enough heat stored in the North and South Atlantic that, if it had remained on the surface, it would have resulted in rapid warming.”

    “If these models are true, we should be able to find the missing heat, and under the Pacific we couldn’t find enough heat to explain the hiatus,” Tung told Live Science.

    Between 1945 and 1975, the cycle was in a cool phase, sucking up atmospheric heat at a rapid pace. Toward the end of this cycle, in the 1970s, scientists noticed a suspected “global cooling” that was touted as the beginning of a possible Ice Age. But then the AMOC flipped to warming, corresponding to the rapid uptick in global temperatures. Finally, in 1999, the current switched back to a cold, speedy plunge into the ocean depths, taking extra heat along with it.

    Such natural cycles make global warming look more like a staircase than a steady rise in temperatures, Tung said. “Right now, we’re on the flat part of the staircase. We still have a few more years of the hiatus.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/earths-m.....08474.html

    comments;

    Honorabletoad

    In 2002 I tried to lay out the property lines on an 80 acre wooded parcel using a compass. I used the magnetic deviation from my Great Lake sailing days in the early 80’s. I was a mile off. Called a fried that still sailed and he confirmed the Magnetic North Pole (MNP) was making a big time move. Researched this phenomenon and sure enough said MNP had set somewhat stationary in Northern Canada for 300 years and was now on its way to Siberia. http://wdc.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/poles/polesexp.html (Note time frame change in charts from 5 years to every year in 2005).
    Deductively, this canary in the coal mine indicated two things were changing; one, the inner core of earth was reshaping and thus the crust was shifting, therefore earthquakes and active volcanoes may become a factor, and two, the magnetic force field around the earth that deflects rays from the sun was moving and now deflecting or not deflecting rays into different areas of Earth, thus heat and cold variance and changing weather patterns. Taking these changes concurrently with the polarity properties of water, weather patterns may drastically change, then add in solar flares, and you have “weather” something that is somewhat unpredictable in the long term.
    Don’t know how you make political hay (money) off a moving north pole, so such phenomenon may lay silently on the back burner because there is nothing man can do about it, except move away from areas prone to earthquakes and volcanoes.

    idiot

    So NONE of the global warming is being caused by man?

  2. captstubby

    “holy politically correct”
    Spider-Woman isn’t good for women when she looks like this
    Alex Abad-Santos on August 20, 2014,
    Vox Media, Inc.

    Earlier this summer, Marvel could do no wrong. In the span of a week, the company announced that it was turning Thor, one of its iconic heroes, into a woman and that it would be turning Captain America into a black man. These moves were signals that the company wanted to reflect the non-white and female readers who read its books and give non-white and female characters the spotlight usually enjoyed by straight white men.

    The newest chapter in Marvel history was written on Tuesday when the company announced that Thor, the god of thunder, was going to be a goddess in a new comic series.
    Huh? How does Thor switch genders?
    Thor and his powers (super strength and weather manipulation) are, according to Marvel’s folklore, determined by his hammer Mjölnir. If you can pick up the hammer, then you’re considered “worthy” to wield the powers of Thor. And according to Marvel, the hero currently known as Thor will, for some reason, not be able to hold the hammer anymore, and a female will take his place.
    “The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss, said in a release pegged to the announcement.

    The company has, in the last few months, been aggressive in giving women and minority superheroes starring roles. That means solo books for heroes like Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, and Black Widow; the launch and re-imagining of the Ms. Marvel as a teenage Muslim-American girl; an all-female X-Men title; a new solo series for Storm; and perhaps most excitingly, the formation of The Ultimates, a superhero team comprised of women and minorities:
    http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014.....ver-sexist


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