Dear readers – your help needed in fun crowdsourcing project

NOTE: This is a “sticky” top post, new posts will appear below this one.

No, I’m not asking for money, only your ability to research and encapsulate an idea.

I have another big project in the works, and I’m inviting you all to be a part of it because this is an idea that lends itself to crowd-sourcing very well. I’ll have a press release forthcoming as to what it is all about, but in the meantime I decided to give you an opportunity to pitch in and help.

The concept is simple and revolves around the question “Did you know?” and climate science.

Here’s how it works.  

Every one of us has some little tidbit of information they learned about climate science that isn’t being told by the MSM and doesn’t fit the narrative. I’m looking for a series of “Did you know?” tidbits to use in an upcoming presentation.  For example:

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Did you know?

The infrared response of Carbon Dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is curved (logarithmic) rather than straight (linear) as is often portrayed in science stories?

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This means that a runaway greenhouse effect is not possible on Earth.

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As shown above, the concept and supporting graphic fits on a single slide. That’s what I’m shooting for.

Using the example above, I’d be indebted to you if you could provide similar examples in comments. Please provide a URL for a supporting graphic if you have one, along with a URL that provides a source/citation for the information.

Concepts that are just words without graphics are acceptable too, provided they are short and succinct. They have to fit on a single slide.

Other readers are also welcome to fact check the submissions in comments, which will help make my job easier.

This post will remain a top post sticky for a few days. Thank you for your consideration.

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NetDr

Did you know that CO2 should cause storms to be milder not more violent ?
Since CO2 retards heat from escaping into space it should act like a blanket and even out temperatures. Thermodynamics tells us that the work done by a system is proportional to the temperature difference not the absolute temperature.
So all of the scare stories of monster storms caused by global warming aren’t true !

Gary

Are you deliberately looking for made up psuedo-facts like the one you suggest ,or actual pieces of real information?
REPLY: It is in the IPCC report. Also on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiative_forcing

The relationship between carbon dioxide and radiative forcing is logarithmic, and thus increased concentrations have a progressively smaller warming effect.
The same logarithmic formula applies for other greenhouse gases such as methane, N2O or CFCs, with coefficients that can be found e.g. in the IPCC reports.[7]

I’ll look for your apology in the next comment. – Anthony

JFK

Did you know that water vapor and CH4 have larger IR absorption cross sections than CO2?

Comment on prior slide: Water does not exist as vapor at the temperatures shown for “greenhouse effect due to water vapor”
My offering for MSM neglected points:
Due to the material properties of water, we know of no physical mechanism for greenhouse gasses to warm the oceans.

Great idea. In manufacturing industry, I heard tell of something some have called ’10-minute trainers’ which were materials that could be deployed at the drop of a hat to take advantage of brief opportunities for training (e.g. if an upstream process shut down without warning’. The ’10-minutes’ is not to be taken literally, but just denotes brevity. I have made suggestions for quite few on climate in my blog, but I have not yet found time to develop them. For example, many of the various ‘gates’ listed by Gosselin (http://notrickszone.com/climate-scandals/) could each be packaged up into something snappy and memorable. Anyway, I think your idea is a good one and I look forward to any contributions you get to add to my lists!

Did you know contemporary climate models have long significantly
underestimated the cooling power of clouds
(Cess et al.1995, Pilewskie & Valero 1995, Ramanathan et al.1995, Heymsfield & McFarquhar 1996),

Jeremy

Did you know we are actually in a warm period (interglacial) in the middle of an ice age that began roughly 2,600,000 years ago?
Did you know that it has been proven that for many hundreds of thousands of years the changes in atmospheric CO2 lag the changes in global temperatures by approximately 800 years? The facts suggest that climate influences atmospheric CO2 rather than the other way round.

Did you know that 96% of Scientist DON’T believe in Global Warming? You might be surprised to hear this if all you listen to is the mainstream press. Every time you hear a story on global warming you hear the phrase “almost all scientists agree” or “97% of scientist believe in global warming.” Last year a study came out saying 97% of scientists believe in climate change, but almost the exact opposite is true.
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/22/evidence-for-a-consensus-on-climate-change/
The study in question surveyed 1,372 known working climate researchers. and found 97% of them still believe in global warming. I think this pool is tainted because these are scientist who get paid to study “Global Warming” which is a conflict of interest. That’s like asking PETA members if they’re vegetarian, but regardless we will use their number.
On the other hand the Petition Project has 31,000 scientists who have signed a petition saying that they don’t believe in manmade global warming.
http://www.petitionproject.org/signers_by_last_name.php
So let’s do the math 97% of 1,372 is 1,330 who still believe in global warming compared to 31,487 who don’t. That’s only 1 out 24 or 4% of scientists who still believe in global warming.

NetDr

Gary
You must be poorly informed as the logarithmic relationship of CO2 is known by all but small children. Please read before you post !

I wonder if people like Gary enjoy making themselves look like idiots, next please.

Genghis

Did you know? The Sun has been roasting the Earth for 4.5 billion years and that the Earth is in thermodynamic equilibrium?

MangoChutney

Did you know there are no observational based climate senisitivity studies that indicate high values?

A am not a scientist or economist here, but it seems to me that what Anthony is talking about in the post above is analogous to a concept in Economics known as the Law of Diminishing Returns. Correct?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminishing_returns

Jeremy

Did you know that Water vapour is by far the most important contributor to the greenhouse effect? All computer models which predict a significant warming from CO2 rely entirely on a wild hypothesis that CO2 increases Water Vapor – that is how the models generate worrying rises on global temperatures over hundreds of years. Did you know that ALL observational data contradicts this wild hypothesis?

Genghis

If I had the picture of a roasting pig over a fire I would have used it for my, did you know.

HorshamBren

Did you know that …
” … In climate research and modelling, we should recognise that we are dealing
with a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore that the
long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.”
From the 3rd IPCC report, Section 14.2 “The Climate System”, page 774.

Auto

Climate? – well – the root of most of the energy in our climate, at least.
The Earth, diameter about 8,000 miles, receives less than one part in two billion of the Sun’s energey output [assuming pi is 22/7; orbital radius of 93 000 000 miles; and that the Sun emits energy uniformly].
Area of the (circle of the) Earth facing our primarly [ pi R2] about 50 284 714 square miles.
Area of the sphere surrounding the Sun at the distance of the earth’s orbit [4 pi R2] – about 108 730 285 714 285 714 square miles.
The exact ratio between those two roughish estimates is 2 162 250 012, so I think one part in two billion is a slight over-estimate.

richardscourtney

Anthony:
I suggest:
Did you know the AGW-hypothesis predicts more warming at altitude than the surface in the tropics and without this ‘hot spot’ there has been no discernible global warming from GHGs, but this ‘hot spot’ is missing? Measurements from satellites and other measurements from balloons both show the ‘hot spot’ has not happened.
The IPCC shows the predicted various temperature changes and their causes (including the ‘hot spot’ fingerprint of GHGs) in Figure 9.1 of the WG1 Report.
It is titled:
Zonal mean atmospheric temperature change from 1890 to 1999 (°C per century) as simulated by the PCM model from (a) solar forcing, (b) volcanoes, (c) well-mixed greenhouse gases, (d) tropospheric and stratospheric ozone changes, (e) direct sulphate aerosol forcing and (f) the sum of all forcings. Plot is from 1,000 hPa to 10 hPa (shown on left scale) and from 0 km to 30 km (shown on right). See Appendix 9.C for additional information. Based on Santer et al. (2003a).
And it can be seen at (and copied from)
http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/ch9s9-2-2.html
Richard

Kip Hansen

Did you know that the gentle increase in average surface temperature on Earth, even if the doubtful calculations are correct, looks like this:?
[graph with time scale 1900-2012, temperature represented in degrees F, with a scale of -20 to 120 — basically a straight line]
upon outrage or laughter, show (one mouse click)
[graph with time scale 1900-2012, temperature represented in degrees F, with a scale of 32 to 95 — annual So. California temperature range alternately, use the average annual temperature range from Chico, California, “my home town” — basically a straight line]
more laughter — click to
[graph with time scale 1900-2012, temperature represented in degrees F, with a scale of 68 to 76 — average climate controlled office temperature range alternately, “in my office” — basically a straight line]
Label each scale accordingly.
One last click — add error bars to the last slide +/- .5 degrees C

Grizzled Bear

Contrary to the fictional scare stories about polar bears drowning in open water if they have to swim from ice floe to ice floe, polar bears actually float like a cork. In addition to a thick layer of blubber, which is buoyant, the thick layer of outer guard hairs are hollow, and trap a small amount of air inside each hair shaft. Unlike people, polar bears don’t have to expend much energy to tread water. When swimming, the energy they spend is to move forward through the water at speeds of up to 6 mph, which they are supremely adapted to do with partial webbing between the toes on their front paws, nostrils that they can close just like a seal, and a sloping back / head shape that positions the top of their head and their nose right at the edge of the water so they can easily breathe while they swim.
Although I hate using them as a source: <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear
<a href=http://www.seaworld.org./animal-info/info-books/polar-bear/physical-characteristics.htm

Auto

Earth’s climate has been changing, rapidly or otherwise, for the last four billion years or more.
We have had thermometers – of increasing accuracy – for less than four hundred years – about one part in ten million of that time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermometer#Development

Did you know that the US Navy keeps CO2 levels in it’s submarines at 8,000 parts per million or less, about 20 times current atmospheric levels? Few adverse effects are observed at even higher levels. -– Senate testimony of Dr. William Happer

Paul Westhaver

Did you know of the mass migrations from western Europe in the early 1700’s were the result of widespread crop failures? Notwithstanding the perpetual state of war in the region, Germanic peoples emigrated from the Rhineland and the Alsace (Palatine), ~1700-1750, with the assistance of the English Crown, Queen Ann in particular. In 1708-1709, the war in the region was aggravated by a complete lack of summer.
The emigration was called the Early Palatine Emigration.
These people populated the USA and Canada making them the largest ethic group in North America.
A natural dip in the ambient temperature caused untold devastation and the upheaval of families and it it is well documented in the diaries of the people who sailed from Europe to the New world in hopes of better fortune.

Did you know?
Carbon dioxide acts as a greenhouse gas by absorbing infrared radiation in three narrow bands of frequencies, (2.7, 4.3 and 15 micrometers (µM)), meaning that most of the heat producing infrared radiation frequencies escapes absorption by CO2. The main peak, 15 µM, is absorbed completely within about 10 meters of the ground meaning that there is no more to absorb. Doubling the human contribution of CO2 would reduce this distance. Reducing the distance for absorption would not result in an increase in temperature.
I don’t remember where I got the information I used to write this paragraph. It was over 3 years ago and I was looking at a lot of different things trying to understand some of the science.

Dolphinhead

Radiative physics are slanted against excessive warming. Earth receives energy from the sun as a disc and radiates as a sphere – a 4:1 hill to climb there – plus increase in temperature radiates @ T^4 – Stefan-Boltzman – another fairly steep hill for warming to climb.

Perry

Once the scales fall from the eyes, deceit & deception can be seen almost everywhere. Barry Groves is a British blogger who writes about fraud in medical matters as well as the global warming scam. http://barrygroves.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/fraud-in-published-scientific-papers.html
Andrew Bolt deplores the efforts of Labor politicians & supporters in Australia. See below.
“Julia Gillard yesterday couldn’t even bring herself to say Tony Abbott doesn’t hate his daughters:
QUESTION:
Prime Minister, do you think Tony Abbott hates his wife and daughters as a misogynist?
JULIA GILLARD:
I gave a speech about this in Parliament as you might be aware and I said what I wanted to say, and said what I wanted to say about sexism and misogyny. I stand by every word of that speech and as I indicated in that speech, when I see sexism or misogyny, I’ll call it for what it is.”
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/now_that_is_real_hate/
The most plausible explanation of the misogny row is Gillard’s misandry.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/9614172/Australian-misogyny-row-leads-to-dictionary-definition-change.html

R. Shearer

Unwittingly, Gary is correct. The IPCC and its reports are, in fact, pseudo-science.

Did you know?
That life evolved and thrived under carbon dioxide levels vastly higher than current levels and have done so for most of the history of life on this planet.
http://tucsoncitizen.com/wryheat/files/2010/07/GeologicRecord-and-ClimateChange11-550×347.jpg

davidmhoffer

Did you know that the IPCC ranks their own Level of Scientific Understanding regarding radiative forcing as either “low” or “very low” in 10 of 15 categories?
chart here:
http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/ch2s2-9-1.html

Ed Hoskins

Hi Anthony
You might like the illustrations that I have prepared which come close to some of the points you mention for you new project but I don’t have a URL for the story so I ned an email adress to send you the text with illustrations.
besat Ed

Here is a for example, example from new data overlooked by the MSM this month:
Did you know the sun is cooling off?
Climate Change and the Quiet Sun
– Steve Davidson, Inform The Pundits, 10/11/2012

Pat B

Sorry if this is too obvious, but I don’t recall the MSM reporting record ice in the Antarctic.

Did you know that the world’s surface is not rectangular and that Greenland is not as big as South America?
http://geology.isu.edu/geostac/Field_Exercise/topomaps/images/projections.jpg

stew

did you know that the last 100 years warming is well within natural variability
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Holocene_Temperature_Variations.png
and that 2004 shouldn’t be on this slide because the temperature record is smoothed over 300 years

Judy F.

When I was first looking for information on the CO2 “pollution” question, I ran across a graph that put things into perspective for me. Unfortunately, I don’t have a link. It was a graph/picture that had what presumably was one million dots. Then it showed the percentages of various atmospheric gasses as different color dots. ( In this particular graph, the different gasses were grouped together as different colors ie: water vapor was blue, methane was green, oxygen was red etc ). At the very bottom of the graph, way off on the right, a few itty bitty dots, were the 394 dots that represent CO2. You could barely even see them there were so few. How could those few dots create runaway warming? ( Another idea would be to find a picture of a stadium seating 100,000 people. Color in the percentage of CO2 “fans” wearing one color and everyone else in the stadium wearing another color. If the CO2 fans were randomly spaced in the stadium, I bet you could hardly even find them.)
All I could think of as I looked at the graphics, was to wonder what all the fuss was about. Good luck on your project.

stew

the eemian was much warmer and sea levels much higher than today
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eemian

stew

– the earth has spent the majority of it’s 4 billion year life much hotter than this
– atmospheric CO2 is low when looked on a geoiloigical timescale
– ice at the poles is rare
– keep calm and carry on

Jeff D

Ouch. That’s going to leave a mark.

Richdo

Did you know that …
There are raised sand beaches on the north coast of Greenland dated to be 6000-7000 years old that were formed by the action of ice free open Arctic ocean waves over a long period of time. This contradicts claims that observed Arctic sea ice loss over the past 30 years is “unprecedented” and suggests that recent declines are well within natural climate variability.
http://www.ngu.no/en-gb/Aktuelt/2008/Less-ice-in-the-Arctic-Ocean-6000-7000-years-ago/

1 The temperature in Antarctica, apart from the Peninsula, is always dozens of degrees F below freezing. It’s not going to melt.
2 The temperature in Antarctica, apart from the Peninsula, has been steady for 30 (or whatever) years.

– Did you know global warming alarm does not come from the “greenhouse theory”, but from another theory they never talk about called strong positive water vapor feedback theory?
You will need a very simple graphic comparing 1 – 1,2ºC from greenhouse theory to 3 – 6ºC form strong positive feedback theory.
– Did you know greenhouse is a mature theory, but strong positive water vapour theory is pure speculation?

Did you know that:
– Trees are poor proxies for temperature as several variable contribute to growth rate of which temperature is only one.
– Arctic ice distribution changes more due to wind and storms than air temperature
– There is a cyclical trend in the temperature anomolies
– Due to there being a fourth power in stephen boltzman’s law, anomolies are not useful for comparing temperature trends of cities that are at very different latitudes.
– Scientists have been surprised at the high rate of hydroxyl creation in the atmosphere which allows the earth to clean itself.
John M Reynolds

Did you know that according to prof. Phil Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia
“We don’t fully understand how to input things like changes in the oceans, and because we don’t fully understand it you could say that natural variability is now working to suppress the warming. We don’t know what natural variability is doing.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2217286/Global-warming-stopped-16-years-ago-reveals-Met-Office-report-quietly-released–chart-prove-it.html

– Have you ever asked a climate scientist how many years without a significant warming (compared to models) is needed to falsify global warming alarm?
A graph of this sort:
http://plazamoyua.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/temperatura-mar-modelos-realidad-1982-2012-2-mitades.png
– You should ask.

MikeC

Did You Know: Climate models have not undergone industry standard software validation and verification.
This is discussed here: http://judithcurry.com/2012/04/15/assessing-climate-model-software-quality/

Joezee

What is the big deal about climate change, it happens almost as often as breathing in and out.
insert graph – 5 Mil Years of climate change from URL below
This figure shows the climate record of Lisiecki and Raymo (2005) constructed by combining measurements from 57 globally distributed deep-sea sediment cores. The measured quantity is oxygen isotope fractionation in benthic foraminifera, which serves as a proxy for the total global mass of glacial ice sheets.
http://what-when-how.com/global-warming/five-million-years-of-climate-change-from-sediment-cores-global-warming/

stew

climate models can’t recreate the 1000 year warming and cooling cycles in the holocene. so this current warming looks just like the natural cycle
climateprediction.net removes any simulations from its ensemble ‘forecasts’ that show any drift in temperatures before the doubling of CO2. ie even if the models recreated multidecadel internal variability, the resulting predictions are thrown away

stew

referring to arctic ice rather than global sea ice means you are a) talking about regional climate – interesting but nothing to do with global warming b) cherry picking

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