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May 7, 2018

Evolving at Unprecedented Speed

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Wait! I thought Animals Were Fixed In Stone and Couldn’t Change or Adapt?

Sprawling cities are forcing animals to evolve at ‘unprecedented speeds’ in an effort to survive their urban environments

  • Comments were made by Professor Menno Schilthuizen at Leiden University
  • ‘I think Darwin underestimated the speed [that evolution] can happen,’ he said
  • Cities have forced great tits to learn to open caps off milk bottles and lizards have  developed stickier feet to climb up buildings

Our cities are ‘powerhouses of evolution’ where animals are adapting to their environment at ‘unprecedented speeds’.

That’s according to evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen who claims that, far from being desolate wastelands, cities are helping create new species.

Professor Schilthuizen, who is author of ‘Darwin Comes to Town’, claims humans are helping speed up this process, with some surprising results.

Our cities are ‘powerhouses of evolution’ where animals are adapting to their environment at 'unprecedented speeds'. For instance, bobcats in Hollywood have evolved to be genetically different from those living north of the 101 freeway

Our cities are ‘powerhouses of evolution’ where animals are adapting to their environment at ‘unprecedented speeds’. For instance, bobcats in Hollywood have evolved to be genetically different from those living north of the 101 freeway

In an in-depth interview with National Geographic’s Simon Worrall, Processor Schilthuizen explains how cities are creating a new breed of ‘London Underground Mosquito’.

Despite its name, the London Underground Mosquito can be found all over the world living in underground environments such as basements and subway systems.

The London Underground mosquito can no longer interbreed with its above ground counterpart and is effectively thought to be a new species.

‘I think Darwin underestimated the speed [that evolution] can happen, particularly with species that have numerous generations in a short space of time,’  Professor Schilthuizen, who is also a professor in biodiversity at Leiden University in The Netherlands, told National Geographic.

‘Generation time is the evolutionary clock speed, so if you have multiple generations per year you can accumulate evolutionary changes much more quickly than humans can, for example, which have one generation every 20 years.’

In another example, Professor Schilthuizen highlights the fact that bobcats in Hollywood are now different from those living north of the 101 freeway.

‘Fragmentation in cities is a common theme. In urban ecology humans create all kinds of barriers, like roads and highways,’ said Professor Schilthuizen.

The London Underground mosquito can no longer interbreed with its above ground counterpart and is effectively thought to be a new species

The London Underground mosquito can no longer interbreed with its above ground counterpart and is effectively thought to be a new species

‘North of Los Angeles, the bobcat population is divided by two very large highways, which bisect the area where they live.

‘These barriers cause something similar to what happens to mosquitoes in the London subway lines, whereby evolution is restricted to the areas cut off from other populations.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5698733/Cities-forcing-animals-evolve-unprecedented-speeds.html

 

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March 30, 2018

German Electricity March 26 2018

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Electricity,Germany,Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 8:12 AM
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Lets say its March 26th 2018 8pm in Germany and there is about 59GW of demand to keep the country functioning and you are a greenie looking forward to a day when there is no more nuclear or CO2 producing power plants..

Ooops.

0.00GW from solar.

1.13GW from wind.

9.27GW from nuclear. 

45.5GW from CO2 producing power plants (gas, coal, biomass, oil)

 

March 9, 2018

Alberta Hot Old Data Purged?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 7:20 AM

In my previous post I looked at July averages by decade for Alberta. Go back and read the intro.

In this post I change the selection criteria to allow stations without data in 2017. But kept the other criteria.

I can’t help but think they purged the “hot old” stations to make Albertans think it is getting hotter as of now.

Look at the stations with the 1930s as the hottest decade Tmax July (even with some 2010s data)

 

Station Station No Records Min Year Max Year pct of data 2010s 2000s 1990s 1980s 1970s 1960s 1950s 1940s 1930s 1920s 1910s 1900s 1890s 1880s
LETHBRIDGE CDA 3033890 104 1908 2015 96.3 33.4 35.1 31.8 33 33.4 32.7 32.8 33.5 35.1 32.9 33.5 33
CAMPSIE 3061200 100 1913 2013 99 29.8 31.8 28.8 29.9 28.6 30.4 29.9 30.8 30.7 32.1 29.3
OLDS 3024920 97 1914 2013 97 29.5 30.6 27.6 29.2 30.2 30.4 30.1 31.3 31.8 30.6 31.4
RED DEER A 3025480 76 1938 2013 100 29.6 31.2 28.6 30.1 30.6 31.3 30.2 31.3 31.7
CALGARY INT’L A 3031093 129 1884 2012 100 29.6 31.8 29.8 31.2 31.6 31.2 30.5 31.6 33.8 33 31.7 30 32.4 30.5
BEAVER MINES 3050600 76 1935 2011 98.7 30 31.8 29.1 30.9 30.4 29.7 30.3 31.1 33.1
WHITECOURT LO 3067392 63 1939 2011 86.3 24.8 26.6 24.5 25.9 24.6 25.8 26 27.1 28.3
CARROT CREEK LO 3061360 62 1939 2011 84.9 26.5 29.7 27.1 27.8 27.6 27.2 27.2 29.4 30
CARWAY 3031400 87 1915 2010 90.6 30 32.4 29.1 30.8 30.3 29.6 30.2 31.2 33.9 32 31.1
MEDICINE HAT A 3034480 125 1884 2008 100 36.4 33.8 34.8 35.2 34.9 36.1 36.7 38.9 36.9 36.6 35.3 36.2 34.7
LETHBRIDGE A 3033880 71 1938 2008 100 35.6 32 33.4 34.3 33.9 33.8 34.9 38
CALMAR 3011120 89 1916 2007 96.7 30.4 27.8 29.5 29.4 30.7 30.4 31.4 31.8 31.1 29.6
LAKE LOUISE 3053760 88 1915 2007 94.6 29.5 27.8 27.7 28.5 28.7 28.5 29.6 30.5 29.5 29.2
GLEICHEN 3032800 101 1903 2005 98.1 34.4 31.1 33.1 33.2 32.2 31.7 32.9 35.5 32.9 32.8 31.9
HIGH RIVER 3033240 95 1903 2005 92.2 32.5 29.1 31.2 31 30.6 30.4 31.3 34.9 31.7 33.1 31
BEAVERLODGE CDA 3070560 91 1913 2005 97.8 28.3 28.4 29.8 28.1 30.1 29.6 30.5 29.9 30.3 29
ENTRANCE 3062440 82 1918 2005 93.2 30.2 29.8 31.3 30.1 30.2 30.4 32.3 32.7 32.2 33.2
SION 3015960 88 1911 2004 93.6 30.9 28.7 29.8 28.6 30.3 30.7 32 31.7 31 30.3
CARDSTON 3031320 82 1919 2004 95.3 34.7 30.5 32.1 32.2 31.5 32.3 32.4 35.3 32.8 36.1
FOREMOST 3032640 82 1919 2004 95.3 36.5 33 34.1 34.1 34 35.7 36.3 38.7 35.7 39.4
EDMONTON CITY CENTRE A 3012208 67 1938 2004 100 31.9 29.1 30.7 30.5 30.9 31 31.2 31.4
VIKING 3016840 66 1923 1997 88 30.1 31.6 31.6 31.7 32.1 32.7 32.9 33
ELK POINT 3012280 79 1912 1996 92.9 30.1 30.6 29.2 31.2 31.6 31.8 32.4 31.6 32
JASPER 3053520 64 1927 1995 92.8 29.1 30.2 31.2 31.3 31.3 32.4 31.1 32.2
BANFF 3050520 102 1890 1994 97.1 29.4 29.9 30.2 29.6 29.9 29.9 31.6 31.4 30.4 29.2 29.3
LACOMBE CDA 3023720 86 1908 1993 100 27.6 30.1 30.1 31.6 30.7 33.3 33.7 33.3 29.8 29.1
PEKISKO 3055120 83 1905 1992 94.3 26.7 29.7 29.1 28.3 28.8 29.3 31.9 29.7 29.6 32.2
RANFURLY 3015400 86 1905 1991 98.9 32 30.6 29.2 30.8 30.9 32.9 32.9 35.5 30.4 28.3
FAIRVIEW 3072520 60 1932 1991 100 31.5 29.1 27.4 29.9 29.3 30.5 29
MANYBERRIES CDA 3044200 62 1929 1990 100 36 34.8 34.5 33.9 35.1 35.6 37.8 34.8
CALDWELL 3031000 56 1932 1990 94.9 29 31.1 30.7 29.4 30.6 32.9 33.7
FORT MACLEOD 3032680 94 1876 1987 83.9 33.4 33.2 32.9 33.8 34.8 36.9 34.6 34.7 33.4 35.5
FORT VERMILION CDA 3072720 78 1908 1985 100 30.7 29.3 30.7 30.2 32 31.1 31.6 30.7 30.5
HANNA 3023000 54 1921 1984 84.4 37 31.4 32.8 33.2 33.5 35.1 33.4
KEG RIVER 3073640 43 1935 1979 95.6 29.4 30 30.8 31.5 30.1
THREE HILLS 3026480 56 1921 1977 98.2 33.5 33.3 32.5 33.8 35.4 35
WASTINA HEMARUKA 3016960 60 1913 1976 93.8 32.4 32.6 32.2 35.3 37.2 34.7 31.3
STETTLER 3016120 57 1919 1976 98.3 29.7 32.2 32 33.2 34.7 30.2 32.2
HIGH PRAIRIE 3063160 47 1927 1976 94 26.6 30.3 29.2 31.9 30.8 29.5
IRON RIVER 3083480 49 1925 1975 96.1 28.8 30.7 30.6 30.7 30.7 31.1
WETASKIWIN 3017280 69 1903 1974 95.8 29.3 31.4 31.1 32.2 33 31.8 30.6 28.7
HUGHENDEN 3013360 35 1935 1971 94.6 30 32.4 33.8 34.4 35
LLOYDMINSTER 3013960 51 1913 1970 87.9 30 31.8 32.9 32.5 33.3 34.1 30.4
BROOKS 1 3030840 56 1912 1968 98.2 33.3 33.2 35.2 36 34.2 33.1
DRUMHELLER 3022120 36 1923 1967 80 34.5 35 35.6 37.2 34.7
ATHABASCA 3060320 42 1918 1965 87.5 31.6 31.7 32.5 30.7 32.2 35
NACO 3014760 35 1930 1965 97.2 32.7 32.9 35.2 36.5
PINCHER CREEK TOWN 3035220 64 1894 1962 92.8 32.8 31.9 32.3 33.7 30.7 30.5 31.2 30.7
STRATHMORE 3036200 49 1912 1962 96.1 31.9 30.4 32.1 34.2 32.9 30.6
SLAVE LAKE 3066000 36 1925 1962 94.7 29.8 29.8 30.2 30.6 28.7
ANTHRACITE 3050240 33 1929 1961 100 31.9 29.1 30.4 32 31.7
HILLSDOWN 3023280 56 1904 1960 98.2 33.9 29.8 30 32.1 32.7 29.4 29.1
EDSON 3062240 43 1916 1959 97.7 29.6 30.4 32 32.6 31.8
BUFFALO HEAD PRAIRIE 3070960 27 1933 1959 100 30.6 31.2 30.2
LUNDBRECK 3054080 39 1913 1958 84.8 29.4 30.9 33.9 30.1 30.1
THORSBY 3016440 26 1932 1958 96.3 29.7 31.7 31.8
SPRINGDALE 3026080 42 1913 1956 95.5 30.5 30.1 30.3 30.2 29
VAUXHALL 3036680 42 1914 1956 97.7 35 34.3 36.7 34.7 35.9
NORDEGG 3054840 36 1916 1954 92.3 30.2 28.9 28.8 29.4 28.6
ELMWORTH 3072320 26 1927 1952 100 31.5 31.4 30.1 29.3
RADWAY 3015345 27 1923 1951 93.1 34.2 32.6 31.3 30.8
ALIX 3020120 43 1906 1949 97.7 34.7 36.4 34.4 31.1 28.1
FT MCMURRAY 3062695 31 1910 1944 88.6 34.2 32.1 32.7 32.6 34.4
GROUARD 3062965 30 1914 1944 96.8 31.7 30.2 31.1 31
EDMONTON 3012195 61 1880 1942 96.8 31.1 32.4 31.8 29.4 29.2 30.6 30.1
HARMATTAN 3023055 30 1908 1938 96.8 31.9 30.4 29.1 26.7
PERBECK 3025170 25 1913 1938 96.2 35.7 33.6 32.4

January 4, 2018

1936 USA – Cold and Hot

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 2:37 PM

A little bit of climate trivia.

The Summer of 1936 in the USA was the hottest summer (using max temperatures).

The Winter of 1935/1936 in the USA was the coldest winter (using minimum temperatures).

 

December 4, 2017

Lightning

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July 15, 2017

Nothing kills as many people as moderate cold

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 2:21 PM

Nothing kills as many people as moderate cold.

Go over to Jo Nova’s site and read the article.

Remember, the AGW cult is committing genocide NOW by boosting the price of energy to prevent a few heat deaths in a 100 years

June 10, 2017

Flashback: Sunshine in Spain

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 12:55 PM

This is a flashback to and old post I did noting that Spain is warming up because of more sunshine.

Sunshine data rarely makes it into the debate over AGW. Canada once upon a time published sunshine data from hundreds of stations. Now it is down to zero.

In 2008 a paper was published called  “Short Communication – Sunshine and synoptic cloud observations at Ebro Observatory, 1910–2006” by J. J. Curto, E. Also, E. Palle and J. G. Sole.

I managed to download a copy. The following graph is of sunshine measured from an Observatory in Spain. If you weren’t paying attention you might think it is a graph of GISS or HADCRU temperatures … right?

 

Since 1910, we find that there has been
an overall increase in the number of sunshine hours, but
with large oscillations that make this increase statistically
insignificant, while over the same time period cloudiness
has increased by a larger amount (about 12%) with high
statistical significance.
We associate the increase in both sunshine hours and
cloud amount with a shift in cloud types during the
100-year period covered by the observations.”

May 11, 2017

Flashback 1978: Scientist Predicts 10°C Warming, 5 Meter Sea Level Rise, 660 ppm CO2…By 2028!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 8:13 AM

The AGW cult has been making outrageously bad predictions of doom for a long, long time.

Nearly 40 years ago, a landmark paper was published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature providing a dapper rubric for the modern human-caused climate disaster papers to follow.

The Mercer paper also states that the expected temperature increase due to the doubling of CO2 concentrations would, according to climate models, yield a temperature change of +10°C for the region.  This sweltering warmth could, according to advocates of human-caused climate alarm, cause a “rapid deglaciation” of the West Antarctica ice sheet that would, in turn, lead to sea level rise by about 5 meters within 50 years (2028).

As will be illustrated below, the temperatures for Antarctica as a whole have not risen since 1979.

See more at: http://notrickszone.com/2017/05/11/flashback-1978-scientist-predicts-10c-warming-5-meter-sea-level-rise-660-ppm-co2-by-2028

 

May 8, 2017

German Electricity May 5 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 8:25 AM

Lets say its May 5th 2017 11am in Germany and there is about 59GW of demand to keep the country functioning and you are a greenie looking forward to a day when there is no more nuclear or CO2 producing power plants..

Ooops. 0.17GW from solar. 3.37GW from wind.

7.7GW from nuclear.

42GW from CO2 producing power plants (gas, coal, biomass, oil)

 

July 17, 2016

Charcoal in Africa

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 12:52 PM

They are turning trees into charcoal in Africa. If they were smart they could get a grant from Greenpeace and call it BioCharcoal.

Most of the trees have been cut down,” he said recently, hours after securing only 60 bags of charcoal, below his daily average of 80. “Within five years, all the trees will be gone.”

Trees have been disappearing in a widening arc from Toliara in the past decade. As charcoal producers first culled trees in forests closest to Toliara, leaving villages surrounded only by thickets, the business has shifted to remote areas about 100 miles away, accessible by dirt roads and sometimes waterways.

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