My Presentation to The Right Climate Stuff group

A couple of months ago I posted about my increasing involvement with The Right Climate Stuff group which is largely composed of a group of NASA engineers and scientists.  One of the things that they were interested in me doing was going to Houston to give then a presentation about my book.  That presentation finally […]

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Temperature Dependence of the Earth’s Outgoing Energy

What determines how quickly the Earth loses energy? There is a simple answer and a complex answer to that. Since the Earth can only lose energy to space by infra-red (IR) transmission, the simple answer is that the Earth’s temperature determines the rate of energy loss since it is temperature that determines the intensity of the IR transmission as shown in the Stefen-Boltzmann Law.

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What would the temperature of the Earth be without CO2 in the Atmosphere?

Here is my take on the issue.  Please feel free to provide any input you have on this topic. The question I asked of everyone was what would the temperature of the Earth be if everything else was held constant except there was no CO2 in the atmosphere. So questions of albedo and clouds must […]

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Stop the Extension of the PTC

The Production Tax Credit (PTC) is an enormous subsidy for inefficient renewable energy. It is really about government interfering in the energy markets. Windmills cannot compete in the marketplace on their own, they must have government funding and be forced to be given preference.

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The Right Climate Stuff

When I attended the conference back in May, I met several members of The Right Climate Stuff. In the course of the conference there was a fair amount of discussion and I gave them several copies of my book so they could take a look at what I have put together. To me it was interesting because they were asking the same type of questions that I had been asking myself several years ago when I started to get involved in the science of the Earth’s climate.

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2012 Global Temperature Update

Hot weather has been much in the news of late. This is especially true in the United States where there have been some real scorchers in the past month. Needless to say that when the temperature is high, so is the news about global warming. I will be the first to admit that there has been less of it than I expected, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been an avalanche of news about how this summer is what global warming looks like.

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Summer Update

Between vacation, 4th of July and various family activities I have had far less time to keep updates going in the past couple of weeks.  I have also been working on a variety of different things like economics updates and some political analysis.  So I expect that over the next few months as the political […]

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OLR data is once again available

Over the past 18 months or so the measured OLR (out-going long-wave radiation) has been unavailable.  In it’s place has been what was called the interpolated OLR.  Since OLR can only be measured by satellites the data can only be available when satellites have existed.  Oddly enough the new and improved interpolated OLR data was […]

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Science and Global Warming

Over the past few weeks I have had many opportunities to discuss the theory of anthropogenic global warming with a variety of people. Most of these people have little to no scientific background, but they were shocked to find that I was a skeptic of the theory that the CO2 emissions would cause the Earth to warm up. One of these people is a member of a national college debate team. That discussion was interesting because science played no role, it was all about the number of people that support global warming and those that are skeptical of global warming.

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Updated Data Page

I have added the charts from the book for chapters 6-9 now and I am working on getting the rest uploaded within the next 24 hours.

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