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Sveinn Atli Gunnarsson
Lives in Reykjavík
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You've got to love science:

"We know of just one planet where life exists -- Earth. When we search for life outside our solar system we focus on finding planets with characteristics that mimic that of Earth," said Elisa Quintana, lead author of the paper. "Finding a habitable zone planet comparable to Earth in size is a major step forward."

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Into infinity

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I just think it's cool - my 10 and 12 years old daughters were also fascinated :)
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For those of us who have done our time in those tin cans 30,000 feet above the land/ocean, and who have been following the mystery of Flight MH370, here's the best explanation I've seen. The link is to Wired magazine but note that this excellent commentary by  +chris goodfellow  appeared first here on G+  at
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My understanding is that +chris goodfellow  continued to update his original post as more info came in. You can check his page to see what he is saying now.  That said, it seems clear to me that what we know about the flight has been changing constantly because countries that have collected data have not been very forthcoming about what they know. For example, Thailand didn't release radar data at first because "nobody asked us for it."  !!  And as +Sveinn Atli Gunnarsson said, we don't have anything definitive to prove or disprove what happened to this airplane. The fire-on-the-plane hypothesis still makes more sense than anything I've heard, certainly more than black holes, aliens, meteorites, suicidal pilots, or God's wrath. Occam's razor applies here in my opinion.
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Well, we should have started to think about solving the climate problem in 1972 - which is the year before I was born. It would have helped a lot today if we had started right away - instead of waiting over 40 years and counting to do any serious work on some solutions. BTW. good article from +Dana Nuccitelli at +The Guardian:

"[C]limate scientists have understood the main climate control knobs for over four decades"

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #longtimeago  
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No I can't stand annoying people. I also can't stand complete morons either.
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"The charge of criminal and moral negligence ought to extend to all activities of the climate deniers who receive funding as part of a sustained campaign to undermine the public’s understanding of scientific consensus."

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Well, seem to be a excellent idea...
Think Murphy beds are a genius idea? Then you'll love this toilet. Not only does it save major space by essentially folding into itself after use, but the "Iota," which was designed as a final-year project by two University of Huddersfi...
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The complicated design uses  more raw materials and it doesn't really save on space, as it has to be unfolded anyway. Looks cute, though.
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Five key points
The Guardian recently summarized the five keypoints of the new IPCC AR5 Impact Report. The world faces threat to food supply, conflicts over water rights and growing inequality. The only option to is
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Denial seem to be some peoples preferred reaction - but it's probably fewer and fewer who choose that response to this threat as time goes by...let's hope so at least.
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In a solid "I told you so" moment for Germany, analysis now shows that as fossil fuel use has decreased, energy exports have actually increased with the addition of more renewable energy to the national grid. Nothing has exploded, the sky has not fallen, and Germany has one of the most reliable grids in all of Europe. Bam.
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High climate sensitivity?

“I wish we could take some solace from the slowdown in the rate of warming, but all the evidence now agrees that future warming is likely to be towards the high end of our estimates so it’s more clear than ever that we need large, rapid emissions reductions to avoid the worst damages from climate change.”

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+Heath Freel It's not Local Warming, it's Global Warming. I live in Finland and I have never seen that warm winter before. But that also doesn't matter. We need to look things in global scale.

Right now global average temperature is about 13 C (55 F) and when the temp rises, let's say to 16 C (61 F). What you will see at your yard?
Depends on where you live and how/if air currents will change. If you live in area where local average has always been over 16 C (61 F), then there is some probability that you may notice lower temperatures. Because if new air currents bring air from different regions, they are probably colder than the area you are living in.

This is of course only one scenario with multiple factors.

It may also be that the current isn't strong enough to cool down the temperature, or that the current already did cool temperature before it changed. Or maybe you live in area where there isn't such effect from air currents and thus you will simply notice increase in temperature.
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To all the science deniers (incl. climate deniers) out there:

"[S]cience is not there for you to cherry pick…You can decide whether or not to believe in it but that doesn’t change the reality of an emergent scientific truth"

#climatechange   #neildegrassetyson   #climatechangedenial  
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+Sveinn Atli Gunnarsson I really admire Neil deGrasse Tyson and would like to see him appear more frequently on television. He has a great sense of humor and he is very well-informed.
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