Busted messaging: CFC's cause warming AND cooling

From the make up your freaking minds department comes this oopsy juxtaposition of alarmist messaging. In an attempt to explain “the pause”, researchers are now grasping for explanations: Human actions…

Study says global warming caused by CFCs interacting with cosmic rays, not carbon dioxide

From the University of Waterloo, an extraordinary claim. While plausible, due to the fact that CFC’s have very high GWP numbers, their atmospheric concentrations compared to CO2 are quite low,…

Ozone hole in Antarctica shrinks significantly, but not a record low as erroneously reported elsewhere

While this is good news any way you look at it,  I note there are a number of news reports saying that the “Ozone Hole Shrinks to Record Low” which…

A paper unifying cosmic ray interaction, CFC's ozone, and warming

On Cosmic-Ray-Driven Electron Reaction Mechanism for Ozone Hole and Chlorofluorocarbon Mechanism for Global Climate Change Qing-Bin Lu, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo Abstract Numerous laboratory measurements have…

Apocalypse Not: I love the smell of skepticism in the morning

Matt Ridley has just had a tremendous essay published in WIRED magazine, one that everyone should take a few minutes to read, because it sums up the issues of all…

D'Aleo on ozone hole: "It is very likely to have been there forever"

Ozone holes in Antarctic and Arctic relate to cold rebounds from warming events By Joseph D’Aleo, Weatherbell.com The ozone hole above the Antarctic has reached its maximum extent for the…

Let the inhaler hoarding begin

First, let’s go back a month,  this from the Will Steger Foundation: On Tuesday [August 2nd 2011], State Senator Torres Ray said, “I’m delighted to participate in the air quality…

Arctic Ozone "Hole" in March

From the European Space Agency, a story of significant cold and wind patterns that have created an ozone “hole” in the Arctic where there normally isn’t one. The last time…

My morning double take: "Arctic on the verge of record ozone loss"

Say what? There isn’t much that surprises me anymore in the rarefied air that is climate science today. This headline made me do a double take, and the sentence that…

New rate of stratospheric photolysis questions ozone hole

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow   Dr. Will Happer of Princeton wrote “The Montreal Protocol to ban freons was the warm-up exercise for the IPCC.  Many current IPCC players…

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