This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic.Objection:The so called "Greenhouse Effect" which is the underpinning of the entire theory of anthropogenic global warming claims that greenhouse gases in the upper atmosphere absorb outgoing long wave … Continue reading Greenhouse theory violates the laws of thermodynamics
Just wanted to be one of the voices acknowledging day one of CERN's Large Hadron Collider. I know very little about it, but being a blogger I don't let that get in the way of talking about it! You can read about it on Wikipedia, The Source of All That is Knowable. Two interesting factoids … Continue reading Happy LHC Day!
For those of you who read this blog and don't read Pharyngula, (there must be a few!), I found this video to be too compelling to stop wathcing, and very powerful and moving in its message. There really is a lot at stake in the coming election, but I have less and less hope as … Continue reading Very compelling video
Over on my latest entry in the "How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic" guide, a commenter has taken issue with this passage: Discerning a trend from noisy data is one of the most basic processes in scientifc research, so even though this argument has a naive appeal to the majority of us with no … Continue reading Signal vs Noise
This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic.Objection:Temperatures plummeted over the last year (2007-2008). If you look at this data from the Met Office Hadley Centre you can clearly see that in one year alone global … Continue reading Temperatures plummeted in 2008
Sipping from the internet firehose... This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H.E.Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup (skip to bottom) Information overload is pattern recognition September 7, 2008 Top Stories:Pfeffer, Mann, Elsner, Geoengineering, Garnaut, Monsoon Floods Melting Arctic, Northwest Passage, Markham, Permafrost, Jasons, Late Comments … Continue reading Another Week of GW News, September 7, 2008
Eli Rabett reports that Brian Schmidt reports that Inel reports a fake climate conference phishing scam. Just thought I should report that! How much money could a scammer get from that!? Hardly the same universal appeal as your typical "Nigerian banker wants to share $35 million with you" scam. Oh well, just don't sign up.