quote: People should stop taking electricity for granted.
quote: A Norwegian-led team used the ERS data to measure elevation changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2003, finding recent growth in the interior sections estimated at around six centimetres per year during the study period
quote: Satellite radar altimetry measurements indicate that the East Antarctic ice-sheet interior north of 81.6°S increased in mass by 45 ± 7 billion metric tons per year from 1992 to 2003
quote: The West Antarctic ice sheet has been retreating for several thousand years, so to look now and see that it is growing is staggering to me ," [Professor] Tulaczyk said.
quote: We find strong evidence for ice-sheet growth (+26.8 gigatons per year), in contrast to earlier estimates indicating a mass deficit (20.9 gigatons per year).
quote: There is probably (but not definitely) an anthropomorphic signal in the warming. But there is no proof (nor even hard evidence) that human action constitutes the majority of that.
quote: Hurricane intensity may actually decrease.
quote: The Hollywood myth you have of a planet covered with nothing but deserts, storms, and flooded cities is just that. A myth.
Reliable data from the North Atlantic since the 1940s indicate that the peak strength of the strongest hurricanes has not changed, and the mean maximum intensity of all hurricanes has decreased ...There is little consensus about how global warming will affect the intensity and frequency of these storms in the future.
quote: um no as long as u dont mind more coal plants putting more soot and co2 into the air.
for thousands of years and multiple ice ages the co2 content in the atmosphere has been on the order of 1-5, 1 being ice age, 5 being warm climate.... now its 25.
so no , there is no shortage, lets just all keep plugging the atmosphere with co2 and soot which are lungs just love.
quote: If you don't want to get charged at all, you have to go through your entire house and unplug everything
quote: charged more for something out of your control
quote: Although it doesn't affect us over here yet it's a good thing.
I turn everything off at the wall socket now...unless I've left my server on for downloading or something similar. No point wasting power!! People should stop taking electricity for granted.
quote: We've got a dozen or more alternative to gasoline already on the table. None of them can compete on price. Oil is just too damn cheap.
quote: The only thing that'll give us $100/barrel oil by next year is a major event in the Iraniun nuclear issue, or something of similar seriousness. I'll bet even odds it won't reach that level by then though....if you're interested in a wager, I'm sure Dailytech will hold the stakes for us.
quote: $100/barrel oil doesn't result in $5/gallon gasoline, my friend. The price of crude is a little more than half the total cost of gas. $100/barrrel oil is a 40% increase, meaning about a 25% increase in gas prices.
quote: Let me give you some basic physics. First of all, hydrogen isn't an energy source at all. Its a transport mechanism...the energy has to come from elsewhere.
quote: Ever wonder why a bone can break in a second...but take weeks to heal? Ever wonder why a house can take months to construct...but burn down in hours? Same principle.