Does the Trenberth et al “Earth’s Energy Budget Diagram” Contain a Paradox?

Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones by Bob Fernley-Jones AKA Bob_FJ CAUTION: This is written in Anglo-Oz English. Here is the diagram as extracted from their 2009 paper, it being an update of that in the IPCC report of 2007 (& also 2001): The unusual aspect of this diagram is that instead of directly showing radiative Heat…

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Rahmstorf's new heat wave cherry twisty

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. says exactly what I thought: this new paper from Rahmstorf is untrustworthy. He writes: Here is another good example why I have come to view parts of the climate science research enterprise with a considerable degree of distrust. A paper was released yesterday by PNAS, by Stefan Rahmstorf and Dim Coumou,…

Extreme melting in Greenland – no high temperatures required

From the City College of New York: Extreme Melting on Greenland Ice Sheet, Reports CCNY Team   Glacial Melt Cycle Could Become Self-Amplifying, Making it Difficult to Halt   The Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don’t hit record highs, according to a new analysis by Dr. Marco Tedesco, assistant professor in…