Next week I plan on making a big push to get this information out to many, many people. This is one of the key topics that is covered in my book. It is not the only critical topic, but this one by itself is enough to demonstrate in a scientific way that warming as described by The Theory of Global Warming is impossible. My goal is to present this and related information to a wide audience next week. Wish me luck.
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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.
Posted April 9th, 2012. 8 comments
I had previously noted that that the Pacific has developed a cool phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). I have been suspecting that there is a correlation between the two events. My research has made clear that the oceans cycles dominate the weather on the land and this should not be an exception. My region has had a cool and moist year on average and Texas has had the opposite. In looking around I found this for a warm phase PDO.
Posted August 11th, 2011. 3 comments
I fully agree with the assertion that CO2 is dependent on temperature (ocean temperature specifically) and I have shown why this is in the past. What I had not considered was that the entire baseline for CO2 could be incorrect. What the ice cores really provide though is a natural ceiling for the total ‘natural’ level of CO2 in the atmosphere. The ice cores show that for the past 400,000 years the level of CO2 never exceeds 300 ppm. The highest recorded value in the Vostok ice core is 298.7 ppmv which was for YBP 323,485. If that data is accepted, then values higher than that today must be unnatural. That is certainly what warmists like to show.
Posted August 8th, 2011. 5 comments
The recent presentation by Dr. Murry Salby is getting lots of attention. I have now listened to his podcast and I must say it is intriguing. Instead of rehashing discussion that has been done to death on other sites I am going to show some things that I found previously that tie in well with his paper. I didn’t understand what I found at the time, but now it is clear that what I found actually supports what he is proposing. That human emissions have almost no impact that global CO2.
When I was working with the sea level data and the acceleration rates for the sea level I also used that same method on temperature and CO2 level. Acceleration is the rate at which the rate is changing. Acceleration is zero if the speed is not changing. When I used the same method for determining the acceleration for temperature I ended up with this result.
Posted August 5th, 2011. 12 comments
There has been a rash of news about how settled the global warming debate really is. From brand new ‘neutral’ discussions that have concluded within a matter of weeks that global warming is real to Geological Society taking a stand that the current situation could be comparable to previous events in the past that were associated with periods of warming.
I very disappointed by the statement put out by the Geological Society. They put together a very nice comprehensive history of the Earth’s climate which is pretty detailed and is very much in alignment with the history that I have put together, but they also make some assumptions that are really not supported. I think the committee that put this together really had a fight on their hands.
Posted June 27th, 2011. 2 comments
One of the most persistent and unscientific ideas out there is the one that all past climate change was caused by the level of CO2 in the atmosphere. The greatest example of this is the ongoing attempt to show that Antarctica today is covered in ice because 40 million years ago the level of CO2 in the atmosphere started to drop. There are many examples of this (DeConto, 2003, related search), but they are plentiful and they are all wrong.
I have previously written about the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) and the role that it played in changing Antarctica from a temperate climate (comparable to modern day Europe) to the ice locked landmass that it is today. The temperature difference between the equator and Antarctica is today twice what it was 40 million years ago.
Posted May 30th, 2011. 7 comments
The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) have been found to contribute significantly to the nesting behavior of loggerhead turtles. I guess nature still has a role to play in the world today.
Loggerheads lay their eggs on subtropical beaches around the world. After hatching, baby sea turtles head out to sea where they spend years maturing. When females reach breeding age—25 to 35 years old for loggerheads—they clamber ashore to lay eggs on the beach. Nest counts are the main source of demographic data for sea turtles, but it’s hard to estimate population size from these counts. Between the mid-1990s and 2006, loggerhead nests in Florida—one of the species’ nesting epicenters—declined from roughly 55,000 per year to around 30,000. That drop and declines elsewhere prompted U.S. federal agencies to propose upgrading most loggerheads from threatened to endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
Posted May 1st, 2011. Add a comment
According to the theory of global warming, anything that changes the radiative energy balance of the Earth will cause a change in temperature that is correlated to the change of energy. The “consensus” is that a doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere will increase the energy at the surface by 3.7 W/m2. This additional energy will increase the temperature of the Earth by 3 °C.
So in this case, the climate sensitivity is described as temperature impact as a result of the doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere. In proper scientific form the climate sensitivity is the change in temperature as a result of a change in energy.
Climate Sensitivity = delta T / Delta E (K/Wm2)
Posted March 27th, 2011. 30 comments
This is a special article just for the Middle School and High School students out there. I have been informed that the myth that Hurricane Katrina was caused by global warming is still being taught in those schools and that such hurricanes will get worse in the future. This is a great myth, but it is only a myth. It certainly gets told a lot, but just because something is used as political capital does not make it true. This might be one of the biggest lies that just won’t go to sleep. So I am putting together this article to help students debunk the myth that global warming causes hurricanes. I will even proceed on the assumption that increasing CO2 levels will actually cause warming, just to keep it simple.
The myth that global warming causes hurricanes started with Hurricane Katrina. Al Gore really put that on the map with his emotional, but not scientific portrayal in the movie An Inconvenient Truth. The basis for the claim was timing. An article by Webster et al. in Science Magazine came out weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit. That article was based on the idea that warming oceans would cause an increase in hurricanes in the future as a result of global warming.