Tag Archives: Atmosphere

Is the Bern Model Non-Physical?

Guest essay by Joe Born Is the Bern Model non-physical? Maybe, but not because it requires the atmosphere to partition its carbon content non-physically. A Bern Model for the response of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration to anthropogenic emissions is arrived … Continue reading

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An Engineer’s Take on Climate Change #2

Guest essay by Ronald D. Voisin High Atmospheric CO2 is Good for All Life on Earth At an atmospheric concentration of 380ppm and higher the limited long-wave spectral absorption of CO2 is essentially saturated. Consequently, yet more atmospheric CO2 becomes … Continue reading

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A case of the vapors – another global cooling mechanism found

From the University of Manchester Organic vapors affect clouds leading to previously unidentified climate cooling University of Manchester scientists, writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, have shown that natural emissions and manmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – “Extreme Weather” Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Recently there have been increased efforts to link “Climate Change” and “Extreme Weather” e.g., NOAA links extreme weather to climate change CBS – July 10, 2012, “NASA scientist links climate change, extreme weather” CNN … Continue reading

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NASA: High-Altitude Haze and Vortex At South Pole of Saturn’s Moon Titan

PASADENA, Calif. — Images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft show a concentration of high-altitude haze and a vortex materializing at the south pole of Saturn’s moon Titan, signs that the seasons are turning on Saturn’s largest moon. “The structure inside the … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – 2nd Quarter, 2012 – “What Global Warming Looks Like” Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” In the US we are currently being bombarded with claims that “this summer is ‘what global warming looks like’” from the Associated Press and “summer heat wave an early indication of global warming” from … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Peter Gleick Edition

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” I recently came across a January 21st, 2012 Peter Gleick article 2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts, which appears to mimic the format and approach of my January 1st, 2012 … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Quarterly Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” This format received a positive response in the previous article and apparently encouraged Skeptical Science to take A Big Picture Look at Global Warming, thus this article will be updated on a quarterly basis … Continue reading

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Extremely Black Carbon

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Of late there has been a lot written about the effect of “black carbon”, a.k.a. “soot”, and also “brown carbon”, a.k.a. wood and dung smoke, on the climate. Me, I think it’s worthwhile controlling black … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature”

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Often in the climate debate, generalities are used to address more nuanced issues, e.g. “There is broad scientific consensus that Earth’s climate is warming rapidly and at an accelerating rate.” from the Wikipedia for … Continue reading

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Should the Baltic Sea be taxed for CO2 emissions?

The Baltic Sea contributes carbon dioxide to the atmosphere The Baltic Sea emits more carbon dioxide than it can bind. Local variations have increased the exposure of the Bay of Bothnia. These are the results from a study of how … Continue reading

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Introducing the WUWT Global Temperature Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Our newest addition is the WUWT Global Temperature Page, which includes graphs, graphics and animations on Global Atmospheric, Surface and Ocean Temperatures, as well as a summary of Northern Hemisphere Temperatures at the end. … Continue reading

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On the Divergence Between the UAH and RSS Global Temperature Records

By Dr. Roy Spencer …or, OMG! HAS UAH BEEN BOUGHT OFF BY GREENPEACE!? Over the last ten years or so there has been a growing inconsistency between the UAH and Remote Sensing Systems versions of the global average lower tropospheric … Continue reading

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Visualizing the “Greenhouse Effect” – A Physical Analogy

Guest post by Ira Glickstein Albert Einstein was a great theoretical physicist, with all the requisite mathematical tools. However, he rejected purely mathematical abstraction and resorted to physical analogy for his most basic insights. For example, he imagined a man … Continue reading

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One more thing that is “better than we thought” – NOAA: “the atmosphere’s self-cleaning capacity is rather stable”

Yesterday we learned that the great Pacific Garbage Patch really isn’t as big as hyped by media, today we learn that the “atmosphere’s ability to rid itself of many pollutants is generally well buffered or stable”. Huh. Imagine that, the … Continue reading

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