Tuesday Toaster


By 2020, warming rates should eclipse historical bounds of the past 1,000 years — and likely at least 2,000 years — and keep rising. If greenhouse gas emissions continue on their current trend, the rate of warming will reach 0.7°F per decade and stay that high until at least 2100.

The northern hemisphere will be the first region to experience historically unprecedented warming. The Arctic, which is already the fastest warming part of the planet, will see temperatures rise 1.1°F per decade by 2040. North America and Europe will see slightly lower, though equally unprecedented, warming.

“With those high rates of change, there’s not going to be anything close to equilibrium,” Smith said, underscoring the profound potential impacts on both the natural world and society.

“The authors have demonstrated that we are currently headed into uncharted waters when it comes to the rate of climate change we are now seeing,” Michael Mann, who runs Penn State’s Earth System Science Center, said. “While past studies have focused on the unprecedented nature of the current warmth in the context of the past millennium, there has been less attention to the equally — if not more — critical issue of the rate of warming.”



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19 Responses to Tuesday Toaster

  1. Den says:

    It’s going to be hotter than Hell right here in Sunny CA this Summer and with little or no rain , promises to be a raging inferno also as the dry woods go up in smoke taking rural homes with it.
    Smoky skies will prevail.


  2. Den says:

    Support Barbara Lee’s Peace Bill HERE


  3. David B. Benson says:

    There were another hundred.



  4. David B. Benson says:

    Met Victor on the way to the Hillside Cafe. Seems to have a grip on himself, especially compared to the last time we talked.


  5. º¿carol says:

    Pete came over this morning, we watched a movie and he lucked out. I had one of his favorite meals on hand, so I fed him before he left.

    Melting, melting, melting. My once plowed trails are a little more bare, more grass showing. Almost all ice gone at the foot of my drive but I still wouldn’t dare walk down the drive. Mostly ice. I could see cornstalks out in the cornfield behind me now. It’s been pure white with the danger hidden below the surface.

    More of my solar lights are popping out of the snow, taking a charge during the day. Been very sunny until today though.


  6. º¿carol says:

    The petitions are flying regarding the dimwit republicans that wrote that letter to Iran. Sign, sign, sign…as if anything will be done to them. The high and mighty aren’t punished for anything.


  7. Den says:

    The Supremes check in.


    • Den says:

      Just shows how stupid the puggers are, they represent the stupid and produce dump-loads of it.

      Stupid must not be allowed to prevail! This wrong must be righted, “That any employee or official of the United States Government who commits any disloyal act or utters any unpatriotic or disloyal language, or who, in an abusive and violent manner criticizes the Army or Navy or the flag of the United States shall be at once dismissed from the service. . . .”

      Boot stupid to the curb, mid year election time again, this time for a good cause!

      Stupid must not prevail!


  8. Den says:

    Bad Luck darkened my door today and I can blame it on the Chinese, I do like the food however.
    I bought those push to light battery operated lights for the shower, no light there, room light not enough. Well after installing it I found the light to be woefully inadequate. Well I got two in the pack so I proceeded to take the second apart, revealing the LED’s brighter, creating more light.

    So I removed the first light, set it on the washer and took it apart to remove the dome lens, when one of the tiny screws bounced out, slipped through the washer lid, fell into the tub and subsequently went through one of little holes in the washtub into the chamber below.

    At this point I went 0 to 100 on the rage scale, why you ask?

    Because to prevent this tiny Chinese screw from destroying my washing machine pump, it had to be removed.

    Procedure: Move washer approx. 2 feet from wall, remove two top retainer screws dropping one necessitating retrieval later on. Then tilt top in an upright position and retain through the use of trial and error finding the right prop in this case was a vacuumer pipe extension.

    Agitator removal is next, remove cover cap, locate proper wrench for agitator removal and unleash it from it’s mount.

    Next up, the tub retainer nut, extra super tight so no one with a special wrench can loosen it.
    A hammer and the edge of a flat pry bar encouraged it loose. The tub is more huge than the agitator requiring further outward movement of the washer for the top to tilt back far enough to let the tub clear on it’s way out.

    There it was, resting comfortably on the bottom of the big tub, innocent, alone, the holy grail of my efforts, that little tiny Chinese screw I had to retrieve because some Chinese engineer could not figure out that the LEDS installed in their 75 cent fixture were too weak to shine through the plastic dome covering them.

    Somehow during the entire ordeal I managed to remove a 3/8 in dia. patch of skin from my hand requiring first aid.

    Bad luck? I got plenty to spare for anyone needing some


  9. Den says:

    Baaaad luck, said Blackie the sheep.


  10. David B. Benson says:

    Vocal concert over. My!


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