Tag Archives: Water vapor

Climate Craziness of the Week: only the ‘cooler’ models are wrong – the rest say 4ºC of warming by 2100

From the University of New South Wales and Dr. Steven Sherwood: “Climate sceptics like to criticise climate models for getting things wrong, and we are the first to admit they are not perfect,” said Sherwood. “But what we are finding … Continue reading

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Warsaw COP19 report– there’s something in the water

Andy Pattullo reports, November 14, 2013, Warsaw This week UN delegates opened the current Warsaw Climate change Conference with hopes of engineering a renewed agreement to curb human-driven global warming just as effective as the last, however a new and … Continue reading

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Dehumidifying the Tropics

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I once had the good fortune to fly over an amazing spectacle, where I saw all of the various stages of emergent phenomena involving thunderstorms. It happened on a flight over the Coral Sea from … Continue reading

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NASA satellite data shows a decline in water vapor

Guest post submitted by Ken Gregory, Friends of Science.org An analysis of NASA satellite data shows that water vapor, the most important greenhouse gas, has declined in the upper atmosphere causing a cooling effect that is 16 times greater than … Continue reading

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Another IPCC AR5 reviewer speaks out: no trend in global water vapor

New global water vapor findings contradict second draft of IPCC Assessment Report 5 (AR5) Guest post by Forrest M. Mims III I was an “expert reviewer” for the first and second order drafts of the 2013 Intergovernmental Report on Climate … Continue reading

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Gasoline alchemy from water vapor and CO2

This seems almost scam quality – only time will tell if it is just another pipe dream. From WUWT Tips and Notes by J B Williamson; A small British company has produced the first “petrol from air” using a revolutionary … Continue reading

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There might possibly could be a chance of danger! Thunderstorms!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Thunderstorms are one of my main interests, so I read up on a study by some Harvard researchers that has been receiving all kinds of attention in the blogosphere. Unfortunately, it’s another “could, might, possibly, … Continue reading

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New paper on Global Water Vapor puts climate modelers in a bind

Where’s that positive feedback that is supposed to manifest itself in water vapor, the most potent natural greenhouse gas? Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. writes: New Paper “Weather And Climate Analyses Using Improved Global Water Vapor Observations” By Vonder Haar Et … Continue reading

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Earth’s entire thermal infrared spectrum observed

From AGU highlights, interesting, but readers should note that this is one point on Earth in Chile, not a summation of the  atmospheric absorption, emission, and transmission of infrared radiation for the entire globe. For first time, entire thermal infrared … Continue reading

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Clive Best gives evidence for negative water feedback in Earth’s climate system using the faint sun paradox and CRUTEM4 data

Excerpts from Evidence for Negative Water Feedback by Clive Best Abstract: Positive linear climate feedback for combined water effects is shown to be incompatible with the Faint Sun Paradox. In particular, feedback values of ~2.0 W/m2K-1 favored by current GCM … Continue reading

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The Skeptics Case

Who Are You Going To Believe – The Government Climate Scientists or The Data? By Dr David M.W. Evans (republished here with permission, PDF link below) We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest … Continue reading

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Burt Rutan on Schooling the Rogues

Burt Rutan writes in via email about an exchange he had with the proprietor of the website Scholars and Rogues, Brian Angliss. Burt writes: I recently read a treatise showing that CAGW theory is a fraud. I thought it was … Continue reading

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Galactic sized bathtub of water found in space

From NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena: Astronomers Find Largest, Most Distant Reservoir of Water Two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe. The water, equivalent to 140 trillion times all … Continue reading

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Stratospheric water vapor at Boulder up slightly in 30 years

Via press release from the AGU: Stratospheric water vapor increase at Colorado site Water vapor in the atmosphere is responsible for a significant portion of the greenhouse effect, and even small changes in the upper troposphere or lower stratosphere can … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Rivers: key to extratropical water vapor transport

Just about any time we get a flooding event these days, some wailing uninformed opportunist jumps on the “global warming did it” bandwagon in an attempt to explain it. Those of us who have been in the weather forecasting business … Continue reading

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