Month: December 2010

On the recovery from the Little Ice Age

by Syun-Ichi Akasofu 1. Introduction: The Little Ice Age (LIA) Significant data show the LIA certainly ended in about 1800-1850 and the recovery has continuously progressed to the present with superposed ‘fluctuations’ Let’s first review changes of temperature from about 1000 to the present. Figure 1(a) shows a typical example of tree-ring data from the …

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Disproving Anthropogenic Global Warming

by Leonard Weinstein, ScD, April 25, 2009, Google A hypothesis has been proposed that human activity over about the last 150 years has caused a significant rise in Earth’s average temperature. The mechanism claimed is based on an increased greenhouse effect caused by anthropogenic increases in CO2 from burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, cement manufacture, …

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8. Future Millennia

by Eric Grimsrud This last (possibly last) post by me extends the discussion of future effects of increased CO2 out into the next 8 millennia – roughly the same period of time over which man has developed advanced civilizations after the last glacial period which ended about 12 millennia ago. The essence of these predicted …

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The Real Charlie Brown

Look carefully at the B-17 and note how shot up it is – one engine dead, tail, horizontal stabilizer and nose shot up.. It was ready to fall out of the sky. (This is a painting done by an artist from the description of both pilots many years later.) Then realize that there is a …

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Nuclear Power in China

Summary of article in World Nuclear Association Mainland China has 13 nuclear power reactors in operation, 25 under construction, and more about to start construction soon. Additional reactors are planned, including some of the world’s most advanced, to give more than a tenfold increase in nuclear capacity to 80 GWe by 2020, 200 GWe by …

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May God Bless this Airline Captain

He writes: My lead flight attendant came to me and said, “We have an H.R. on this flight.” (H.R. stands for human remains.) “Are they military?” I asked. “Yes,” she said. “Is there an escort?” I asked. “Yes, I already assigned him a seat.” “Would you please tell him to come to the flight deck. You can board him early,” …

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