* Posts by dobbin99

4 posts • joined 5 Jul 2019

Jeff Bezos bungs $10bn at climate change after chump change for Oz bush fires


Re: A rich man...

From the information I have seen the normal "natural" heating/cooling trends of co2 has it lagging the temperature increase until a tipping point where it then leads it. So past warming and cooling has had to have a stimulus to start it, meteor impact, solar orbit changes, etc. Unfortunately the current warming has been lead by rises in co2, and when the other known causes of temperature change are taken into consideration can only be down to co2 rise. Linked to the fact that the rise and level of co2 is unprecedented when compared to the historical record, man made co2 is the the highest probability cause. The fact that we are approaching the tipping point that natural co2 warming rise takes over, on top of the man made co2 is the cause of the recent sense of urgency.

I can recommend potholer54 youtube videos for a good source of sound climate change information and debunking of myths.

I'm sorry, Elon. I'm afraid I can't do that... SpaceX touts robo-rides for orbital vacations, lift-off in 2021-ish


Re: Autonomous?

The whole design ethos of Soyuz was to be completely automated. The engineers didn't want pesky humans messing things up, and didn't see any need for any manual controls. It was only push back from the Cosmonauts that any manual controls were put in at all.

Behind time and way over budget, but the James Webb Space Telescope has finally been put together


Re: I for one....

Its alright Elon will have Starship working by then and will be able to send out a Tesla Repair Centre truck :)

Finally in the UK: Apollo 11 lands... in a cinema near you


Re: Amazing...

That has got to be one of the best retorts of the whole conspiracy theory nut issue, and I follow quite a few debunking channels. One of the main issues I have is there are legitimate conspiracies going on in the world. Corporation, governments, and anybody with some degree of power are trying to get one over on other people and groups. I am thinking arms industry, big oil, big pharma, blah, blah, But that would actually take some effort on these people to do some original research and investigation, and not just sit at there computer trawling youtube all day for videos which just reinforce their beliefs.

I am not in the scientific world, but from what I have seen, fellow scientists are all too happy to expose failings of other published work, and get just as much joy and reputation for doing so. So the idea that scientists come to a consensus without considerable proof is absurd,

I also find it extremely ignorant and US centrist that it is assumed he US and NASA have control of all scientific information released.


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