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A Tale of Two Altitudes

Any serious discussion about the Theory of Global Warming will eventually include the absorption band argument that started more than 100 years ago between Arrhenius and Ångström.  One of the arguments presented by Ångström was that the main CO2 absorption band is between 14-16 micron and that band is also absorbed by water vapor (which […]

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Global Warming: Science or Politics

I will gladly discuss the science of global warming with anyone. Interestingly enough there is a strong desire to avoid discussing the science from many warmists because they simply state that the issue is settled and it is time to act. With that mindset in place I am starting to see some disturbing attitudes developing. I recently came across an interview of Naomi Klain. She is an author and is a consistent social activist and strongly anti-corporate. Her work is consistently against the free market. Even with that in mind, her latest interview is rather disturbing.

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Himalaya Glaciers are Growing

Over the past few years there have been a number of news articles about the imminent disappearance of all the glaciers in the Himalayas. I won’t go into the detail of the IPCC report that predicted their demise by the year 2035, but it did happen. All of this is silly because that is not how the Earth’s climate behaves. Every source of climate information in the Northern Hemisphere shows that the Earth experienced the warmest climate of the last 100,000 years bout 6,000 years ago and since then (especially over the past 4,000 years) the Northern Hemisphere has been experiencing a gradual cooling. That does not mean that each century is colder than the one before, but it means that each millennium is colder than the one before.

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Flagrant Attempt to Mislead the Public about the Holocene Onset

As I noted last week, there is a new article in Nature that tries very hard to prove that CO2 increased prior to the warming at the onset of the current interglacial which is known as the Holocene. I read the article and was stunned by the conclusion and the charts which clearly showed that the warming took place after the CO2 rose. Since I have extensively studied much of the available data from the period 10-20k years ago, I knew right away that this paper did not give the same conclusion as any of the other data.

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Breaking News Article: CO2 and Ice Age

There is a news article getting lots of attention that temporarily gave me tourettes.  I will be putting together an extensive article discussing this by next Monday, but alas my time is limited for the next few days.  In essence the claim being made is that this latest paper proves that increasing CO2 is what […]

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Norway Experiencing Greatest Glacial Activity in the past 1,000 year

One of the main points that I have been making on this website and in my book is that the Earth was much warmer 6,000 years ago than it is today. In the book I point out many examples of glaciers that have only formed in the past few thousand years. I am always looking at new data as it becomes available and recently there was a nice study in Quaternary Research that did a study on glacial activity in Norway for the past ~8,000 years.

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