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The climatic effects of water vapour

physicsweb – May 2003

This article is a couple of years old but it is excellent. I have been meaning to write about it for some time but there have been recent discussions on the web regarding the thermodynamic tendencies of the entire planet, as it relates to space and the sun with comparisons to the Moon, Venus and Mars.  While these discussions are scientifically interesting, they do not really address the issue at hand. 

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New law sounds full of hot air

The Sun – April 28, 2007

Well, I guess someone was going to write this kind of law eventually. Of course, most people that truly understand the effects of greenhouse gases understand that we need to control methane production if we find that we need to reverse the warming of the planet. As far as this law, I have nothing more to say than to mark this posting “Ridiculous.”

Euro MPs are demanding new laws to stop cows and sheep PARPING. Their call came after the UN said livestock emissions were a bigger threat to the planet than transport.


The official EU declaration demands changes to animalsí diets, to capture gas emissions and recycle manure.

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How Global Warming Works

howstuffworks

HowStuffWorks.com is a wonderful site that has very well written articles.  This article is a basic description of global warming.  I know that many of my regular readers may find this article very basic however, my goal is to make sure that the average person can understand much of the science of climate change.  To that end, I offer this article.

Global warming was once an uncommon term used by a few scientists who were growing concerned over the effects of decades of pollution on long-term weather patterns. Today, the idea of global warming is well known, if not well understood. It is not unusual to hear someone complaining about a hot day or a freak storm and remark, “It’s global warming.”

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Cold Facts on Global Warming

Science Notes – February 15, 2007

First a disclaimer, while the article that I reference in this post appears to be well written, complete, and well thought out – it does not appear that it has been critically reviewed by scientists and the biography of the author is not 100% clear.

That being said, the author does make some very convincing conclusions and statements and it is worth your time to read and understand.  The author’s conclusion is that the large temperature increases that are found through many of the computer models do not match basic physical measurements.

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Global Warming Outlook Far from Alarming

The Heartland Institute – May 2007

This is a very good article.  I will not be able to adequately capture all of its observations adequately.  Please click through and read the entire article.  The author, the past president of the American Association of State Climatologists, takes many of the points of the Oscar-winning file “An Inconvenient Truth” and analyzes them as to their scientific and mathematical accuracy.

I will reproduce some of the highlights below.

From Hollywood to Capitol Hill, Al Goreís global warming horror movie An Inconvenient Truth is receiving a tremendous amount of attention this spring. It is a riveting work of science fiction.

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Junk Science: Canít See the Warming for the Trees

FoxNews.com – April 12, 2007

When I first read this article, I started laughing. Even now, as I write this post, I am really trying to hold back on my sarcasm in my comments. JunkScience is a blog type site that has developed a huge following.  The articles tend to be fairly well written and many of them are also published on FoxNews.com.  This article is very interesting in that it discusses a computer model that suggests forests north of 20 degrees lattitude in the Northern Hemisphere CAUSES climate change to the tune of 10 degrees F by the year 2100.  I guess I am confused – now climate change is caused by trees?

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The Greening of Gingrich

Capital Briefs – April 10, 2007

This is an overview of a recent debate by Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, and Senator John Kerry.† Senator Kerry has long held that global warming was caused by human activity but now Mr. Gingrich has announced that he feels the same way.† The majority of their debate then seemed to center on what to do next with Mr. Kerry purposing regulations and Mr. Gingrich proposing more of a free market approach with incentives for new technology.

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Global Warming: Fact, Fiction and Political Endgame

Townhall.com – February 26, 2007

This is a commentary article about Al Gore, his recent accolades for “An Inconvenient Truth”, and some of the background science of global climate change.  It is a very good read and I encourage my readers to click through to the source article (especially since the title is quite close to the URL of my blog). 

It is interesting that the author tries to draw a correlation between the Academy Awards that Mr. Gore received and the timing of the IPCC report.  I don’t think that this is anything but coincidence and all of my research indicates that the two are not tied together.  We know that the Academy Awards are always held the same time of the year and it appears that the IPCC was always trying to put their release out at that time of the year.  It does not appear that Mr. Gore’s very well made documentary had anything to do with it.

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Congressional Testimony on Climate Change by Al Gore

House Science and Technology Committee – March 21, 2007

I will not make comments on this testimony.  Former Vice President Al Gore deserves more respect than to have me make comments on his opinions and testimony.

Testimony of the Honorable Al Gore
before the
U. S. House of Representatives
Energy & Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy & Air Quality
and the
Science & Technology Committee
Subcommittee on Energy & Environment

March 21,2007

Chairman Dingell, Chairman Gordon, Congressman Barton, Congressman Hall, and members of the Subcommittees. I want to thank you for the gracious invitation to be with you today, giving me an opportunity to return to the House to talk about the climate crisis.

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Global warming 55 million years ago shifted ocean currents

Breitbart.com – January 4, 2007

This article details a study regarding global warming that occurred 55 million years ago and the very dramatic and long-term changes that appeared to be caused.  It is a very interesting study that should be understood to be “theory” and not fact.  It is great reading if you want to understand what could occur if the earth’s temperature increased dramatically.

An extraordinary burst of global warming that occurred around 55 million years ago dramatically reversed Earth’s pattern of ocean currents, a finding that strengthens modern-day concern about climate change, a study says.  The big event, the Palaeocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), saw the planet’s surface temperature rise by between five and eight degrees C (nine and 16.2 F) in a very short time, unleashing climate shifts that endured tens of thousands of years.

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