Adaptation is more profitable than mitigation has just issued a nice press release about the idea of preparing to adapt to climate changes, rather than the more controversial idea of destroying the fossil fuel industry in the hope that reducing CO2 emissions will somehow make the climate better. So far we have been unable to measure the influence of additionalContinue reading “Adaptation is more profitable than mitigation”

The CO2 Kink; Firn to Ice Transition

Guest Post by Renee Hannon Introduction This post examines CO2 data collected in Antarctic firn and its journey as firn transitions to ice where CO2 is eventually trapped in bubbles. Atmospheric gases within the firn and trapped in bubbles are smoothed due to gas mixing processes with depth and time. The bubble trapping zone, alsoContinue reading “The CO2 Kink; Firn to Ice Transition”

Comparing USCRN and nClimDiv to USCHN

By Andy May Steven Mosher complained about my previous post on the difference between the final and raw temperatures in the conterminous 48 states (CONUS) as measured by NOAA’s USCHN. That post can be found here. Mosher’s comment is here. Mosher said the USHCN is no longer the official record of the CONUS temperatures. ThisContinue reading “Comparing USCRN and nClimDiv to USCHN”

Greenland Ice CO2 – Chemical Reactions or Natural Variability?

Guest Post By: Renee Hannon IntroductionThis post examines whether CO2 measurements in Greenland ice cores demonstrate natural variability as an alternative hypothesis to in-situ chemical reactions. Twenty years ago, scientists theorized Greenland ice core CO2 data were unreliable because CO2 trapped in air bubbles had potentially been altered by in-situ chemical reactions. This theory wasContinue reading “Greenland Ice CO2 – Chemical Reactions or Natural Variability?”

The Surface Energy Budget

Guest post by Wim Röst Abstract The energy budget for the surface is different from Earth’s energy budget. A look at the surface energy budget reveals that radiation is not the main factor in cooling the surface. The dominant factor in surface cooling is convection, responsible for the removal of more than three quarters ofContinue reading “The Surface Energy Budget”

The Yin and Yang of Holocene Polar Regions

Guest post by Renee Hannon Introduction The Arctic and Antarctic regions are different and yet similar in many ways. The Arctic has ocean surrounded by land and the Antarctic is a continent surrounded by water. Both are cold, glaciated and located at Earth’s poles some 11,000 miles apart. While sea ice has been retreating inContinue reading “The Yin and Yang of Holocene Polar Regions”

Global Mean Temperature Flattens the Past

Guest post by Renee Hannon Introduction There have been recent discussions about ‘flattening the curve’ and some curves are easier to flatten than others. The Pages 2K Consortium calculates global mean temperature in a manner that flattens the long-term trend and makes present day temperatures appear warmer relative to past temperatures. Across the globe, temperatureContinue reading “Global Mean Temperature Flattens the Past”

From Green Blindness to a New Reality

Guest opinion by Wim Röst The Virus Nature is beautiful, romantic and the best there is on Earth. But, nature is also fully unpredictable, dangerous and deadly. For example, by means of a virus. Romantically, we want to live close to nature. But the closer we are to nature the more likely diseases will jumpContinue reading “From Green Blindness to a New Reality”

NIH payments to the Wuhan Institute of Virology

By Andy May On April 17th, Newsmax reporter Emerald Robinson asked President Trump if the NIH (the United States National Institute of Health) gave a grant of $3.7 million to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2015 during the Obama administration. It turns out, the original grant was given to a non-profit called the EcoHealthContinue reading “NIH payments to the Wuhan Institute of Virology”

Dutch Cabinet Postpones New Climate Measures because of Virus

Guest opinion by Wim Röst Introduction The Dutch government has been in the forefront for ‘Climate Action’. But a remarkable switch in policy has been caused by the economic reality resulting from ‘the virus’. Postponement of new climate measures Autumn 2019 the Dutch Parliament asked the Dutch government to take extra climate measures. But inContinue reading “Dutch Cabinet Postpones New Climate Measures because of Virus”

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