I am a fan of the webcomic XKCD and tend to read it at least weekly. The writer is a very clever and well versed in science and his degree is in physics. Some of the most amusing scientific oddities are discussed in his What-If column. So why am I disappointed? He recently wrote [...]
Due to prodigious quantities of spam I have been getting on the pages for that I have had to take them down until I can figure to secure those pages. Thanks for all the review on Amazon. I have been busy, but have not forgotten this project. :-)
Anyone see how many cold records the US had in the first week of Spring? I don’t know if there are records for setting records, but this is up there.
While it took me a while to get the time together to write an article about the Marcott paper, that does not mean I have not been looking at it and discussing it from nearly the day it was released. There has been lots of discussion within The Right Climate Stuff group that I have been involved in. The ones that lean towards CO2 as something to be concerned about were initially rather excited about this paper, but that has taken a course correction as it has become clear how poor the science is in the Marcott paper.
With two completed months of the year there is starting to be discussion of how 2013 is shaping up for the annual anomaly. Several comments around the web have caught my attention as they demonstrate a basic misunderstanding of how the Earth’s climate is behaving. This is one of those articles that may seem OCD, but this one misunderstanding is what allows warmists to get away with as much as they do when it comes to climate.
There continues to be many news outlets that are pushing the idea that the Earth will warm up 4 °C by the year 2100. Back in December I initially addressed the issue here, but a thought has percolated with me about how to really deal with this propaganda. The idea is simple enough, I am going to start tracking the prediction error that exists from the warming that will have to take place in order to reach 4 °C of warming by the year 2100. This is a way to see how realistic the projections for the next 87 years are.
That is the local temperature anomaly for Boise, Idaho for the entire month of January in 2013. It is by far the coldest month I have experienced since the early 1990′s and that was in a different place that was much, much colder than the January I just experienced. Of course a low anomaly doesn’t [...]
Part 2 has been added so this article is now fairly long.
The Greenhouse Effect does not cause the changes to the climate to take place, but the Greenhouse Effect is always changing (significant measurable changes on a monthly basis) and what causes the GHE is critical to these climate changes. The approach I have taken is different because I have focused on the Earth’s temperature instead [...]
I have seen a lot of “news” lately about he Earth’s temperature in the year 2100. For a long time the projection has been 3 °C, but lately the claim has bumped up to 4 °C. The idea of 3 °C was pretty silly all by itself which makes the 4°C really stupid. However I have never taken the time before to project out just what the Earth’s real temperature would look like at 4 °C, so I figured this was a good opportunity to go ahead and do that.