Category Archives: Global Warming

A bit About Adiabatic, (Without the Devil)

Air does basically two things; either it warms and rises , or it sinks and cools. Winds follow the pressure gradients that emerge between these regimes. Ironically, cold air masses are warming and rising and warm air masses are sinking … Continue reading

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The Duty of Truth

Those who work at public institutions owe the public, their patrons, a duty of truth. Private citizens are free to engage in any foolishness that suits them, but public servants must be held to a higher standard. The graph above … Continue reading

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Structural Similarities Observed in ENSO Neutered Atmospheric Temperatures and Ocean Enthalpy

Signal lies in structure. Atmospheric temperature for the last decade and a half has made it abundantly clear that there is much more going on than the optical and radiative properties of carbon dioxide. The converse possibility that oceans, which … Continue reading

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Global Average Temperature and Whirled Peas

Can you visualize whirled peas? Yes, unfortunately. And what do whirled peas mean? Both the mean and the average and everything else.. Everything is nothing. So what if the diurnal temperature spread were the difference between a snowcone and a snowfree … Continue reading

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Global Warming and Prohibition

We like to think we live in an enlightened era, but even modern history keeps reminding us that a rigid and intolerant side of human nature lies just beneath the surface. It is ironic that Prohibition, and a corresponding amendment … Continue reading

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Maybe we’re all Chasing Ice

A hopeless task of course. It will melt. Our planet has been ice free more often than not. We are really chasing something far more ephemeral; an ethic, a lost connection to the natural world, even a return to the … Continue reading

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An Argument for the Necessary Existence of Negative Feedback to the Greenhouse Effect of Water Vapor.

A crucial component of the hypothesis that the one part in ten thousand in the atmosphere that represents human CO2 caused the atmospheric warming from the late 1970’s to the late 1990’s is the notion that the miniscule warming by … Continue reading

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Global UV Increase from 1979-2008 Correlated with Global Warming

As we delve into the fractal complexities of nature it is easy to overlook very simple things. The hypothesis of human global warming is based on the correlation of the slopes of global atmospheric temperature increase from the late 1970’s to the … Continue reading

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Carbon Theology

A while back I wrote a post “On Carbon and Sodium” where I pointed out that in spite of the fact that researchers have known for forty years that it is the Chlorine (Chloride) in table salt that causes hypertension … Continue reading

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Done with “Anthropogenic”

Wine folks rightfully speak of mouthfeel as a quality of wine. Words have mouthfeel too. When I say “Anthropogenic” I get a bad puckery finish that makes me want to smack my lips. This word is bandied about as a … Continue reading

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