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EPA AND NASA, BOTH ARMS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ARE NOT ON THE SAME PAGE IN REGARDS TO POLLUTION AND SO-CALLED GLOBAL WARMING

Space station astronauts give huge trash can the boot

A pair of NASA astronauts released a capsule loaded with 1.5 tons of trash Friday as the space station soared over Bolivia. The capsule should re-enter the atmosphere and burn up harmlessly over the Pacific on Saturday.

NASA supplier Orbital ATK launched the capsule to the space station in December, full of food, clothes and other goods. The astronauts removed the precious contents, then filled it with garbage and old equipment for incineration.

Commander Scott Kelly and Timothy Kopra, the Americans on board, sent computer commands to set the Cygnus free. The stunning 250-mile-high view showed the capsule slowly backing away, its two circular solar wings looking like open umbrellas.

Kelly, who's less than two weeks from wrapping up an unprecedented yearlong mission for NASA, thanked everyone who worked on the Cygnus — "this great vehicle."

"It's been a pleasure," he noted

"A beautiful release," replied Mission Control.

Virginia-based Orbital ATK plans to launch another Cygnus with more supplies from Cape Canaveral, Florida, late next month. The flight was delayed a few weeks after black mold contaminated some of the cargo bags. Technicians had to disinfect everything.
SpaceX, meanwhile, another commercial cargo carrier for NASA, is aiming to make a delivery in the next few months. The company is working to get back on track following a launch accident last summer.

NASA has handed off space station shipments to private business so it can focus on getting astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit, namely to Mars. It hopes to do the same with space station crews next year. For now, U.S. astronauts are hitching rides with the Russians.

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Environmental Effects

Backyard burning produces various compounds toxic to the environment including nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide, and particle pollution.

Nitrogen oxides, or NOx, is a group of nitrogen compounds that are partially responsible for acid rain and contribute to global warming, ozone depletion, and the formation of smog.

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are carbon-based compounds that undergo photochemical reactions (i.e., they react with sunlight) when released into the atmosphere. The VOCs and the compounds they form in the atmosphere, such as ozone, contribute to the formation of smog.

Carbon monoxide, or CO, chemically reacts with sunlight to create harmful ozone. CO production can significantly impact ambient air quality and a region's ability to meet Clean Air Act regulatory air quality standards. Burning garbage in a barrel or pile produces more CO than decomposition in a landfill. CO is also a significant greenhouse gas.

Particle pollution, also known as particulate matter, or PM, refers to the fine particles that produce visible smoke that reduce visibility and creates haze, which is a major air pollution problem for many rural communities. In addition to being unhealthful, particles soil our homes and cars and transport dangerous chemicals, such as dioxins.

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(yes genius, quotation goes on the outside of the question mark)
You must be new here.
Everyone knows ThaG's native mother tongue is Sudanese Arabic.

Unfortunately, you were too busy trying to position yourself in the counter-argument of every discussion that you ended up failing to learn anything about anybody. What good is a life if its not for friendship?
 
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Bill Nye has a single BA in mechanical engineering, and not one advanced degree in any field. Further, he has no practical experience in nearly any area on which he so readily offers opinions. Simply put: Bill Nye is unqualified to speak about almost any area of science with the air of authority he loves to believe he has. He is a creature of the media, and is relevant only when he can command attention.

This is political NOT SCIENCE

stopshilling.net
 
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Logbooks from age of exploration shed new light on size of Antarctic sea ice
Anmar Frangoul
Thursday, 24 Nov 2016 | 8:57 AM ET
CNBC


Hulton Deutsch Collection | CORBIS | Getty Images
The members of Captain Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole, (l to r) Laurence Oates, H.R. Bowers, Robert Scott, Edward Wilson and Edgar Evans. They reached the Pole a month after Roald Amundsen's Norwegian party, but all died on the return journey.


The intrepid, and often ill-fated, adventures of explorers such as Captain Robert Scott have gone down in folklore. Now, they have helped to inform research which suggests that the area of sea ice around the Antarctic is little changed compared to 100 years ago.

The research, published in open access journal The Cryosphere, estimates the extent of the Arctic summer sea ice is today at most 14 percent smaller than during the early 20th century.

During the 'heroic age of Antarctic exploration', a period between 1897 and 1917, explorers such as Scott – who led two expeditions to the Antarctic, the latter a fatal one – kept logbooks. Among other information, these logbooks contained "ice observations."

Climate scientists at the University of Reading, in the U.K., compared these observations of the Antarctic ice to satellite images showing its location today.

According to a news release from the university on Thursday, their study suggests that sea ice in the Antarctic is "much less sensitive to the effects of climate change than that of the Arctic." The Arctic had, by contrast, seen a "dramatic decline" during the 20th century.

"The missions of Scott and Shackleton are remembered in history as heroic failures, yet the data collected by these and other explorers could profoundly change the way we view the ebb and flow of Antarctic sea ice," Jonathan Day, who led the study, said in a statement on Thursday.

"We know that sea ice in the Antarctic has increased slightly over the past 30 years, since satellite observations began," he added.

Scientists, Day explained, had been working to understand this trend in the context of global warming. The new findings, he said, suggested it "may not be anything new."

"If ice levels were as low a century ago as estimated in this research, then a similar increase may have occurred between then and the middle of the century, when previous studies suggest ice levels were far higher," he went on to explain.

The new study, according to the University of Reading, is the first to "shed light" on the extent of sea ice in the years prior to the 1930s. It pointed to sea ice levels in the 1900s being similar to today's, between 5.3 and 7.4 million square kilometers.

Other data has suggested that, during the 1950s, Antarctic sea ice was "significantly higher", after which a rapid decline put its size in recent decades at roughly 6 million square kilometers. This pointed to significant fluctuations between decades of high and low ice cover, the university said, rather than one steady decline.

"The Southern Ocean is largely a 'black hole' as far as historical climate change data is concerned," Day said. "But future activities planned to recover data from naval and whaling ships will help us to understand past climate variations and what to expect in the future."


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Summary: "Climate Scientists" are morons and "Global Warming" is shill science, made up as they go, always finding excuses to evidence of the past that disprove their earlier claims....
 
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Trump is set to scrap NASA's climate research division in a crackdown on 'politicized science'

NASA’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the century.

This would mean the elimination of NASA’s world-renowned research into temperature, ice, clouds and other climate phenomena. NASA’s network of satellites provide a wealth of information on climate change, with the Earth science division’s budget set to grow to $2bn next year. By comparison, space exploration has been scaled back somewhat, with a proposed budget of $2.8bn in 2017.

Bob Walker, a senior Trump campaign adviser, said there was no need for NASA to do what he has previously described as “politically correct environmental monitoring”.

“We see NASA in an exploration role, in deep space research,” Walker told the Guardian. “Earth-centric science is better placed at other agencies where it is their prime mission.

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Paris Climate Deal (Dec. 2015) Calls for America to Transfer Wealth to 'Developing' Countries

.pdf of drafted Climate agreement:

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“Developed country Parties shall provide financial resources to assist developing country Parties with respect to both mitigation and adaptation in continuation of their existing obligations under the Convention,” says Article 9 of the draft agreement.

“As part of a global effort, developed country Parties should continue to take the lead in mobilizing climate finance from a wide variety of sources, instruments and channels, noting the significant role of public funds,” says the draft.

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Bill Nye has a single BA in mechanical engineering, and not one advanced degree in any field. Further, he has no practical experience in nearly any area on which he so readily offers opinions. Simply put: Bill Nye is unqualified to speak about almost any area of science with the air of authority he loves to believe he has. He is a creature of the media, and is relevant only when he can command attention.

This is political NOT SCIENCE

stopshilling.net

I don't agree with anything else you have said in this thread, but I do agree with this quoted comment.

See? Common ground :siccness:
 
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I don't agree with anything else you have said in this thread, but I do agree with this quoted comment.

See? Common ground :siccness:
Agreed. I never hate anyone for their opinions, quite the contrary. Real open discussion provides enough variability to improve the formation of opinions. The Johari window model could be applied to practically any discussion, in a sense.