This is an excellent and accurate 5-minute video by Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT.
by Chuck Wiese, Meteorologist, Weatherwise, Inc.
This paper is a critique Francis and Vavrus (2012), hereinafter FV (2012), by atmospheric scientists Jennifer Francis from Rutgers University and Steve Vavrus of the University of Wisconsin. Their paper can be downloaded here:
and an updated version here:
FV (2012) claims a measured decrease in the zonal or west to east wind component due to “arctic amplification” (AA) would increase jet stream meandering, increase the amplitude or “waviness” of the flow, and increase persistent long wave blocking patterns around the northern hemisphere. This, in turn, would increase severe weather, droughts, floods and temperature extremes.
To quote the authors directly:
“Two effects are identified that each contribute to a slower eastward progression of Rossby waves in the upper-level flow: 1) weakened zonal winds, and 2) increased wave amplitude. These effects are particularly evident in autumn and winter consistent with sea-ice loss, but are also apparent in summer, possibly related to earlier snow melt on high-latitude land. Slower progression of upper-level waves would cause associated weather patterns in mid-latitudes to be more persistent, which may lead to an increased probability of extreme weather events that result from prolonged conditions, such as drought, flooding, cold spells, and heat waves.”
To quote the authors again, the effects described above are the result of arctic amplification, a term defined by the authors as:
“Arctic amplification (AA) – the observed enhanced warming in high northern latitudes relative to the northern hemisphere”
This definition seems to fit the claims made by NASA GISS and NOAA that temperature measurements of the arctic are warming at a much greater rate than anywhere else in the northern hemisphere. [Read more…]
by Dr. Ed Berry
A new physics discovery proves the idea that our Earth and universe are 6000 years old is false. Yes, I know, if you are a “believer,” the 6000-year idea is hooked to your “religion.” But the key to intelligence is to test all our ideas against facts.
As I have written before, you can justifiably believe what you wish about God, heaven, hell, and the spirit world. You can believe what you wish about the Bible. But if you extrapolate your beliefs about the non-physical world into ideas about the physical world, then people can test your ideas about the physical world using the scientific method.
About 10 percent of Americans believe our Earth and universe are 6000 years old. They believe the Bible proves this is true. Using the scientific method, we cannot prove an idea is true. We can only prove an idea is false. We approach truth when we discard ideas that are false.
This means we must be willing to reject any idea that proves to be false. That is the key to knowledge.
A recent physics experiment proves our Earth and universe are much older than 6000 years. [Read more…]
by Dr. Ed Berry (Daily Inter Lake, Feb 5)
Robert Petersen (Daily Inter Lake, Jan 31) writes “Look east at the glaciers that are no longer there,” to support his belief our CO2 causes global warming. He does not understand cause and effect.
He assumes the almost linear decrease in Glacier Park glaciers since 1830 means our SUVs caused the decrease. Sorry, effect cannot precede the cause. Nature causes glacier change, not our CO2.
He assumes today’s temperatures are the highest in thousands of years. Sorry. Not even close.
He assumes warmer weather proves our CO2 caused it. Sorry. Effects do not prove their cause.
He writes, “Educate yourself.” Yes, indeed. Start with good data. Use good science to determine cause and effect. You will find that nature, not our CO2, drives climate.
A short, total rebuttal to climate alarmism
Aztec priests told people they must cut out their beating hearts to bring better climate for their crops. The people believed them.
Today’s climate priests tell people they must cut out their CO2 emissions and pay penances to other nations, like China, to save our climate. The people believe them.
It’s time for you to think for yourself.
I will show you physics “secrets” that will change everything you “believe” about climate.
The real climate debate is about the scientific method. This is the critical “philosophy” part of science that most people and many scientists do not understand.
To help us understand the scientific method, let’s drop in on a fictitious federal murder trial in San Francisco. [Read more…]