This lyrical misadventure is the result of hasty two-night extra-credit project I did many years ago for a physics class in high school. Frankly, looking back, some of these lines are pretty awful.. I’ve kept this up on the Web because people seem to like it, not because lines like “electrodynamics is more than playing with resistors” don’t make me cringe every time I hear them again. [Read more…]
Archives for November 2011
by Kyoji Kimoto (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. Climate sensitivity from the energy budget of the earth
Figure1 is a diagram of global energy budget of the earth based on the latest study [Trenberth et al., 2009]. From the figure, natural greenhouse energy is calculated as follows to produce natural greenhouse effect of 34K.
Natural greenhouse energy:
Eb-Es = 333W/m2-78W/m2=255W/m2 (1)
Then, climate sensitivity factor is obtained as follows including climate feedbacks.
Climate sensitivity factor:
34K/255W/m2 = 0.13K/(W/m2) (2) [Read more…]
by Joseph Bast, President, The Heartland Institute
I appreciated the careful tone of your article in today’s Wall Street Journal, “Energy Agency Warns Governments to Take Action Against Global Warming.” Rather than repeating the discredited claims by environmentalists of a “consensus” on either the role of man-made emissions in causing climate change or its future trajectory, you were careful to say “many scientists” believe or see things the way environmental advocacy groups and the IPCC present the issue. [Read more…]
by Zack Taylor, Vice Chairman, NAFBPO.org
I am writing for National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, (NAFBPO.org), concerning HR-1505, found here: http://naturalresources.house.gov/UploadedFiles/MU_HR1505_Bishop.ANS.pdf
HR-1505 is a mere three paragraphs long. Note that the law sunsets after five years and it only exempts Customs and Border Protection from the environmental laws enumerated in HR-1505, none of which existed when The Immigration and Nationality Act was passed. [Read more…]
A 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas was operated on in his mother’s womb by surgeon Joseph Bruner. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.
Dr. Bruner said when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile. [Read more…]