Where The Temperature Rules The Sun

I’ve held for a long time that there is a regulatory mechanism in the tropics that keeps the earth’s temperature within very narrow bounds on average (e.g. ± 0.3°C over the 20th Century). This mechanism is the timing and amount of the daily emergence of the cumulus cloud field, and the timing and emergence of…

Robusting the chances of a megadrought in the U.S.

From CORNELL UNIVERSITY and “Hansen’s loaded dice” department comes this “robust” investigation (they use the word three times, so it must be extra robust). It is worth mentioning that without enhanced CO2 levels we enjoy today, we’ve already had a few megadroughts in the Western USA: Climate scientists study the odds of a US megadrought ITHACA,…

Clean Energy Researchers Recommend More Research Money

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Clean energy researchers have recommended more money, a more reliable supply of money, and less oversight over their work to help save the planet. Clean energy: Experts outline how governments can successfully invest before it’s too late Date: December 6, 2017 Source: University of Cambridge Summary: Researchers distil twenty years…

Claim: Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense

From RICE UNIVERSITY World Weather Attribution study: Climate change made Harvey 3 times more likely A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice University and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane Harvey roughly three…

Calculating the Cost of Global Warming

By Andy May Hopefully, the first two posts in this series, “Do humans harm the environment” and “Population Growth and the Food Supply” have convinced the reader that man-made climate change and global warming are not an existential threat to humanity or the planet. This leaves us in a discussion of the cost of global…