Tag Archives: Atmosphere of Earth

Atmosphere’s emission fingerprint affected by how clouds are stacked

From AGU highlights: Clouds, which can absorb or reflect incoming radiation and affect the amount of radiation escaping from Earth’s atmosphere, remain the greatest source of uncertainty in global climate modeling. By combining space-based observations with climate models, researchers are … Continue reading

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Dr. Vincent Gray on historical carbon dioxide levels

NZCLIMATE TRUTH NEWSLETTER NO 312 JUNE 4th 2013 CARBON DIOXIDE There are two gases in the earth’s atmosphere without which living organisms could not exist. Oxygen is the most abundant, 21% by volume, but without carbon dioxide, which is currently … Continue reading

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Premature 400 PPM fail-a-bration

It seems we didn’t reach 400PPM last week after all. The data has been revised. Ooops. ‘Carbon dioxide measurements in the Earth’s atmosphere did not break the symbolic milestone of 400 parts per million at a Hawaiian observatory last week, … Continue reading

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A misinterpreted claim about a NASA press release, CO2, solar flares, and the thermosphere is making the rounds

I loathe having to write this story because I truly dislike giving any attention to the people who are known as the “slayers” from the “Slaying the Sky Dragon” book. They now operate under the moniker of “Principia Scientific”. But, … Continue reading

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Study suggests ‘snowball Earth’ was real and was reversed by ‘An ultra-high carbon dioxide atmosphere’

It makes you wonder what created all that CO2 millions of years ago. From Louisiana State University LSU researchers find new information about ‘Snowball Earth’ period It is rather difficult to imagine, but approximately 635 million years ago, ice may … Continue reading

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The Forcing Conundrum

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. For all of its faults, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) lays out their idea of the climate paradigm pretty clearly. A fundamental part of this paradigm is that the long-term change in global … Continue reading

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That CO2 is powerful stuff, now causes satellites to be threatened in orbit due to lingering space debris

From the “CO2 is there anything it can’t do department” comes this ridiculous piece of research making the rounds in the MSM that worries about something that has not been observed to happen…oh, wait. From Nature Geoscience, note the text … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on radiative transfer and GHG’s

Guest post by Reed Coray The following example illustrates the issues I have with reasoning often used to argue that increasing the amount of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere will increase both the Earth’s surface temperature and the Earth’s atmosphere … Continue reading

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So Dinosaurs Could Fly ! – Part I

A look at diminishing atmospheric pressure Guest post by Andi Cockroft In an unrelated article of mine on Isostacy and Mean Sea Level posted here, I mentioned in passing a thesis paper by Theresa Cole (here) and here: ColeTheresaN2011MSc – … Continue reading

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Pilot video for a series: Bill Scientific – “The Greenhouse Effect”

Guest post by Bill DiPuccio, Science Teacher Let’s face it, high school science videos can be boring and ineffective. I like my science with a twist of comic exaggeration. So I decided to produce a video with enough humor to … Continue reading

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Global annualized temperature – “full of [snip] up to their eyebrows”

Guest Post by Dr. Robert Brown, Physics Dept. Duke University [elevated from comments] Dr. Brown mentions “global temperature” several times. I’d like to know what he thinks of this. Dr. Brown thinks that this is a very nice piece of … Continue reading

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New paper: AGW may save us from the next ice age

As mentioned in our WUWT story earlier today Increased CO2 Emissions Will Delay Next Ice Age the official press release is now out at Eurekalert and published below. I can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth already. Bottom line, … Continue reading

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Cloud cools

Guest post by Erl Happ This post was generated in response to the Christopher Monkton thread. It is not a criticism of Christopher Monkton but of our tendency to imagine that artful mathematicians (I am not one) are sufficiently sophisticated … Continue reading

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Let the inhaler hoarding begin

First, let’s go back a month,  this from the Will Steger Foundation: On Tuesday [August 2nd 2011], State Senator Torres Ray said, “I’m delighted to participate in the air quality awareness event organized by the Sierra Club in Minneapolis. Air … Continue reading

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New NASA paper contradicts Kaufmann et al saying it’s volcanoes, not China coal

It seems that there’s a paper (from JeanPaul Vernier at NASA) out that contradicts the findings of Kaufmann et al 2011, where they blame China’s increasing coal consumption for lack of warming in the past decade saying coal use is … Continue reading

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A new perspective on climate science and wind power

Reposted from Dr. Roger Pielke Senior’s blog: A New Perspective On Climate Science By L. Miller, F. Gans and A. Kleidon It is not often that a new perspective is proposed in climate science, however, a set of two 2011 papers have done that (h/t … Continue reading

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Earth’s changing atmosphere

Guest Post by Erl Happ This article investigates the sources of natural climate variation.  This is a long post but it’s a big subject. Before you get half way through, your perception of the way things are, will have changed. … Continue reading

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