Climate Physics

A Warming Arctic Would Not Cause Increased Severe Weather or Temperature Extremes

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…

Climate Physics

A physics view of climate change

A short, total rebuttal to climate alarmism by Dr. Ed Berry, PhD, Physics (Daily Inter Lake and NewsWithViews) 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,…

Climate Physics

Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting

by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood. Carl Sagan was many things — a cosmic sage,voracious reader, hopeless romantic, andbrilliant philosopher. But above all, he endures as our era’s greatest patron saint of reason and common sense, a master of the vital balance between skepticism and openness. In…