Category Archives: Climate

The Apology of Chaos

One grows weary of the, “it’s a non-linear, chaotic system” apology for human failing to accurately model weather and climate. This idea seems to have stunted roots in the very different worlds of the Lorenz Butterfly, and quantum probability. Never … Continue reading

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Alternate “Facts” and Science.

Every “fact” so far that we naked apes have ever believed we have known, has proven to be incorrect at some level. The operative verb in the sentence above is “believe”. Alternate facts discovered by inquisitive people challenge the existing … Continue reading

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Einstein and Weight Loss

Weird idea of the day: why your excessive butt or belly is so unresponsive to exercise, but so responsive to how much you eat. Of course it is the equation. He won the Nobel Prize for something else, but the famous three term equation … Continue reading

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Emissivity of CO2

There is a lot of confusion about emissivity. Emissivity is the tendency to emit; particularly the tendency to emit light after absorbing it. In the infrared part of the spectrum, where the earth emits radiation towards the atmosphere, there is very … Continue reading

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Berkeley Earth, The Arbitrary Use of Parameters to Create a Spurious Correlation

The graphic above has been widely used to establish a relationship between human CO2 and temperature. I was unable to replicate it. Stephen Mosher very kindly steered me towards a link on the Berkeley Earth site with an excel sheet. Using … Continue reading

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Twitter is a Sack

If you can’t figure out what kind of sack… The real problem is that it is a confirmation bias, groupthink, censored, scored by perceived approval, no dissent allowed, we’re all grooving’, in crowd, don’t rock the boat, typical human doom … Continue reading

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MODTRAN Up and Down VII

One often hears it said that the “heat absorbing” properties of CO2 in the atmosphere are “well known” or “well understood”. This is definitely not the case. The properties of CO2 in the atmosphere are presupposed  to be simple, and held up … Continue reading

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