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Climate Change

Climate Change
Earlier this year, I finished updating, correcting, and adding almost 700 endnotes to my paper on climate change, the original version of which I posted in installments in this discussion.

It is now available as a Kindle download, if anyone is interested.

Global Warming Versus Alternative Facts
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"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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(08-03-2020, 04:39 PM)Alan V Wrote: Earlier this year, I finished updating, correcting, and adding almost 700 endnotes to my paper on climate change, the original version of which I posted in installments in this discussion.

It is now available as a Kindle download, if anyone is interested.

Global Warming Versus Alternative Facts

And your bona fides are...
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(08-03-2020, 06:26 PM)Cavebear Wrote:
(08-03-2020, 04:39 PM)Alan V Wrote: Earlier this year, I finished updating, correcting, and adding almost 700 endnotes to my paper on climate change, the original version of which I posted in installments in this discussion.

It is now available as a Kindle download, if anyone is interested.

Global Warming Versus Alternative Facts

And your bona fides are...

... almost 700 references.  You can check them if you like.   hobo

Seriously though, the fact that my work is available through Amazon is a function of how easy it is to self-publish now, rather than any expectation on my part that many people will read it. I did the work for myself, family, friends, and this forum. (I posted the first draft a bit at a time on pages 4 through 7 of this discussion.) It was a retirement project which I completed with endnotes because, as you made clear above, it was incomplete without them. If even a couple other people find it useful, all the better.

My sister recently created a Kindle book on building fireworks.
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(08-03-2020, 06:55 PM)Alan V Wrote:
(08-03-2020, 06:26 PM)Cavebear Wrote:
(08-03-2020, 04:39 PM)Alan V Wrote: Earlier this year, I finished updating, correcting, and adding almost 700 endnotes to my paper on climate change, the original version of which I posted in installments in this discussion.

It is now available as a Kindle download, if anyone is interested.

Global Warming Versus Alternative Facts

And your bona fides are...

... almost 700 references.  You can check them if you like.   hobo

Seriously though, the fact that my work is available through Amazon is a function of how easy it is to self-publish now, rather than any expectation on my part that many people will read it.  I did the work for myself, family, friends, and this forum.  (I posted the first draft a bit at a time on pages 4 through 7 of this discussion.)  It was a retirement project which I completed with endnotes because, as you made clear above, it was incomplete without them.  If even a couple other people find it useful, all the better.

My sister recently created a Kindle book on building fireworks.

I know this isn't political memes, and the meme's not entirely accurate, but the basic idea is the same:

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Rogue black hole 2020
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(08-04-2020, 04:57 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: I know this isn't political memes, and the meme's not entirely accurate, but the basic idea is the same:

Luckily what I have written is a summary of what the experts say, the people who have dedicated their lives to the study of climate change, or of what other people say who themselves report on what the experts say.  Their works are fully referenced as well, so anyone who is interested can dig as deep as they want to go.   Sun

The one advantage of what I have written is that it is a concise introduction.
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Edit: question already answered elsewhere.
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(08-04-2020, 10:27 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: Edit: question already answered elsewhere.

Where?  I was Googling and searching my e-books for an answer.
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(08-05-2020, 12:06 AM)Alan V Wrote:
(08-04-2020, 10:27 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: Edit: question already answered elsewhere.

Where?  I was Googling and searching my e-books for an answer.

Oh well you can answer it if you want.  Tongue

I messaged Paul Beckwith on Facebook and asked him.
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(08-05-2020, 12:21 AM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:
(08-05-2020, 12:06 AM)Alan V Wrote:
(08-04-2020, 10:27 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: Edit: question already answered elsewhere.

Where?  I was Googling and searching my e-books for an answer.

Oh well you can answer it if you want.  

I messaged Paul Beckwith on Facebook and asked him.

The closest I found was this, from page 201 of the book Drawdown:

Quote:At present, converting nitrogen to ammonia for fertilizer requires 1.2 percent of the world's energy use. The process creates emissions from fossil fuel energy generation, and much of that nitrogen ends up in the sky as nitrous oxides -- a greenhouse gas 298 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over the course of a century. Or it leaches into groundwater and waterways, causing the overgrowth of algae and dead zones where marine life suffocates from a lack of oxygen.

But I don't think that answered your specific question.

Any water vapor created by ammonium nitrate chemical reactions would precipitate out within nine days as usual. Water vapor can only increase beyond the temporary with the increase in the global average surface temperature. So it all comes back to how much of the usual greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere.
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Researchers discover new electrocatalyst for turning carbon dioxide into liquid fuel

https://phys.org/news/2020-08-electrocat...WLPbFG9LHU

Quote:Catalysts speed up chemical reactions and form the backbone of many industrial processes.  For example, they are essential in transforming heavy oil into gasoline or jet fuel. Today, catalysts are involved in over 80 percent of all manufactured products.

A research team, led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with Northern Illinois University, has discovered a new electrocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency, high selectivity for the desired final product and low cost. Ethanol is a particularly desirable commodity because it is an ingredient in nearly all U.S. gasoline and is widely used as an intermediate product in the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

"The process resulting from our catalyst would contribute to the circular carbon economy, which entails the reuse of carbon dioxide," said Di-Jia Liu, senior chemist in Argonne's Chemical Sciences and Engineering division and a UChicago CASE scientist in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago. This process would do so by electrochemically converting the CO2 emitted from industrial processes, such as fossil fuel power plants or alcohol fermentation plants, into valuable commodities at reasonable cost.
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