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Doug Farmer
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Thanks Paul.  Very educational.
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Hansen's paper is getting a lot of pushback....

http://judithcurry.com/2015/07/26/hansens-backfire/#more-19429
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A couple of ideas as to why the image "does not look right".  

Firstly, it's taken by a satellite much further away than either the Apollo 17 mission or the GEOS satellite.  Light intensity diminishes with the square of distance as does optical definition. Even in the vacuum of space.

Second, the image was taken during a pretty intense period of forest fires in Canada (July 6 2015) which created lots of smoke.  That's the darker bands you see near the top of the image.  

What I find cool, and am surprised you missed it, is the brownish band around the edge.  The edge of the Earth in the image would have been taken through a longer slice of atmosphere than face on (the centre of the image) and I expect the brown is due to a mixture of fire smoke and pollution.  It would be interesting to compare to earlier images.  

Also, I expect the image is mostly unprocessed and is what the camera saw as opposed to what our human eyes would see.  The Apollo 17 image is most likely very post processed whereas this image is not.
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Arc X 13 Sculpture - Sunset Beach Vancouver
The Arc X 13 sculpture on Sunset Beach in Vancouver's West End cradles the setting spring sun.
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Magic Light - Sunset Beach Vancouver
The path to Sunset Beach at Thurlow and Beach Avenues in Vancouver's West End glows in the magic light of sunset.
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This is epic.  

Providing an entire planet's population with green energy in a practical way is nothing short of stunning.  I've been a huge space fan since I was six, during the Gemini days, and I would consider what Musk and Tesla is doing is something that is more profound than landing on the moon.  Seriously.
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+Doug Farmer Here is the recent UK report. It surprised me that during the top 4 peak periods in 2010, wind only delivered 1/10 of 1 percent of demand. Wind offers huge engineering challenges and for sure you need major hydro storage to time shift, if you want uninterrupted power.

Sorry, I tend to get excited. Went to see Avengers last night with Paul and we were talking about Musk's announcement and he said boy you sure get excited about this. 
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Best video ever.
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This is my favourite on-line version of In A Godda Da Vida.  Accept no substitutes
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Vancouver at Night
On the 13th of June, 1886 Vancouver burned to the ground in what came to be called, no surprise, The Great Vancouver Fire. From Cambie Street north west the fire razed Vancouver up to the north edge of Stanley Park. (Spoiler alert - Stanley Park is not old growth forest). 127 years later we've recovered nicely thanks. :)
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Flight
Supernatural BC. A catchy advertising line that not only lives on but does a nice job of capturing the endless natural vistas that makes up Canada's western most province.
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Flight
A golden eagle gets 'escorted' out of the West End high above the waters of English Bay Vancouver.
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Last Light - English Bay Vancouver
A few minutes past sunset over English Bay Vancouver the sky glows with the colors of cooling embers.
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