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Wind: An Important Forgotten or Ignored Weather Variable

Guest opinion; Dr. Tim Ball “Every wind has its weather.” English philosopher Sir Francis Bacon (1561 –1621) What happens if the global average wind speed changes by one kilometer per hour? A great deal, including the rate of evaporation from the surface, a major mechanism of energy transfers in the atmosphere. The wind is not…

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How Climate Feedback is Fubar

Guest essay by George White Feedback is the most misunderstood topic in climate science and this misunderstanding extends to both sides of the debate. This is disturbing because the theoretical support for substantial warming cause by man’s CO2 emissions depends exclusively on the ability of positive feedback to amplify something small (3.7 W/m2 of forcing…

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A new study shows why we are polarized about climate change

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: Slowly scientists’ investigations produce insights about the psychological and social dynamics that create our dysfunctional politics. Here is a new study about one of drivers of political polarization, that which keeps us divided (despite our common interests), ignorant (despite the internet), and easily ruled. The specific…