Climate Physics

The Limits of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Effects and Control

by Bryce Johnson  Abstract The interactions of the fossil-fuel source of carbon dioxide with the atmosphere as well as in the total biosphere are analyzed. The time dependence of resulting carbon levels and temperatures in all components of the biosphere are determined under a full range of possible insertion and depletion rates to and from …

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Regarding Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

by Chuck Wiese, Meteorologist, Weatherwise, Incorporated, Portland, Oregon Why Al Gore’s Comments to Bill O’Reilly at Fox News Are Wrong (PDF here. Earlier version on WUWT here.)  From a meteorologist’s perspective, nothing is worse than to see atmospheric science trashed by the likes of Al Gore, who is a self-proclaimed expert in this area, but has had no …

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German Professor: Decades of Cooling: “Climate protection is ineffective”

by P Gosselin, NoTricksZone Meteorologist Prof. Dr. Horst Malberg has an article posted at the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) here. He tells us we ought to be preparing for a cooler 21st century first half. Professor Malberg starts his article by showing and discussing various solar activity charts. Today I’m a little short on time, …

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The Changing Arctic: Monthly Weather Review 1922

Monthly Weather Review, November 1922, page 589. (See NOAA PDF here.) by George Nicolas IFFT (Under the date of October 10, 1922, the American consul at Bergen, Norway, submitted the following report to the State Department, Washington, D.C.) The Arctic seems to be warming up. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters, and explorers who sail the seas …

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Lindzen: Climate Science Isn’t Settled

by Prof. Richard S. Lindzen, also published in WSJ Is there a reason to be alarmed by the prospect of global warming? Consider that the measurement used, the globally averaged temperature anomaly (GATA), is always changing. Sometimes it goes up, sometimes down, and occasionally—such as for the last dozen years or so—it does little that …

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Bright daytime Meteor in 1945

by Dr. Ed Berry It was November 29, 1945, in Sacramento, California. I was ten-years old and outdoors playing ball with my friends. At 5:00 pm, it was still very light. Suddenly, I saw a bright meteor coming from the west. I pointed to the meteor and yelled to my friends. We watched in amazement as the meteor silently …

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Climate models exaggerate the effects of CO2

by William Happer, Professor of Physics, Princeton University, WSJ During a fundraiser in Atlanta earlier this month, President Obama is reported to have said: “It gets you a little nervous about what is happening to global temperatures. When it is 75 degrees in Chicago in the beginning of March, you start thinking. On the other …

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The limits of carbon dioxide’s influence on world temperature

by Bryce Johnson Foreword Proponents of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hold that mankind causes the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) by burning fossil fuels and that without urgent measures to reduce its increase it will cause a runaway temperature increase within a few decades that will have unacceptably severe consequences to mankind. This article …

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IPCC’s overestimation of climate sensitivity

by Kyoji Kimoto (e-mail kyoji@mirane.co.jp) 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 …

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The stable stationary value of the Earth’s global average atmospheric infrared optical thickness

by Ferenc Miskolczi Presented by Miklos Zagoni EGU2011 Vienna Download PDF Conclusions According to the simple-minded or ‘classic’ view of the greenhouse effect the global average greenhouse temperature change may be estimated by the direct application of the Beer-Lambert law moderated by local or regional scale weather phenomena (R. Pierrehumbert, A. Lacis, R. Spencer, R. …

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Does the Tropopause Limit Carbon Dioxide Heat Trapping?

by Richard J. Petschauer, June 10, 2011, Revised June 29, 2011 [This revision adds non-standard atmospheric lapse rates to the calculations.] Background Basic greenhouse theory shows that as the concentration of CO2 increases, a thinner atmosphere is required to allow the heat to radiate to outer space. This causes the typical emission altitude to increase …

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