Anthony Watts has a post up purporting to show a very large UHI effect in Reno, Nevada. I will just take his numbers and methods at face value, even though many questions come to mind. After all, 10oF is a big jump from outskirts to downtown, but maybe that is correct and not contaminated from … Continue reading Urban Heat Island: Reno, Nevada
Month: October 2008
Whores to Industry
Over at DesmogBlog, I saw an interesting video that covers some of the history of climate change denialism, starting with its roots in tobacco-lung cancer denialism. Interesting how some of the names are so familiar, such as Steve Milloy and Myron Ebel. Is "sociopathic whore to industry" too strong a term for those characters? Real … Continue reading Whores to Industry
"Skeptics use a scatter shot approach, using one kind of physics to 'disprove' one aspect and an opposing kind of physics to 'disprove' another. You need to have an internally consistent argument." As Jen's site [Jennifer Marohasey's site] demonstrates so well, you don't need anything of the sort. Check out Eli Rabett's post about how … Continue reading Touche
Laugh, Don’t Cry
From the "Laugh, Don't Cry" department, Tamino has a bit of fun at the expense of, well, quite a few!
Another Week of GW News, October 26, 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) October 26, 2008 Top Stories:Bailout, Green Solutions, WWF, EU Airlines & GHGs, 40 Major Cities, Francophonie Melting Arctic, NF3, Speth, Monbiot, Late Comments Food Crisis, … Continue reading Another Week of GW News, October 26, 2008
It’s not really that hard to understand
"It's not really that hard to understand" is the catch phrase in this YouTube video featuring Herman Daly, the subject is the insanity of the economic cult of perpetual growth: I got this from the most recent posting at Things Break, which you should read and be sure to follow the links. I would also … Continue reading It’s not really that hard to understand
The other carbon dioxide problem
At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory there is a news article posted yesterday that discusses "the other carbon dioxide problem." That problem is, of course, ocean acidification. Ocean acidification is the result of CO2 released into the atmosphere finding its way into ocean waters. Estimates are that around one third of all human emissions of CO2 … Continue reading The other carbon dioxide problem
What is the evidence that CO2 is causing global warming?
As you can imagine, the How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic guide attracts a lot of comment from people who are less than inclined to agree with the general thrust of the material. Most can be easily answered with a pointer to another article or a rephrasing or expansion on one of the points … Continue reading What is the evidence that CO2 is causing global warming?
Global warming comes from within
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:We all live on a thin crust that floats on a huge ball of molten iron, and at its core, the Earth's temperature is over 5000oC! It's pretty far … Continue reading Global warming comes from within
Another Week of GW News, October 19, 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) Top Stories:Canadian Election, Credit Crunch, Melting Arctic, Climate Futures, Sensitivity, Sunspots, Ozone Food Crisis, World Food Day, Global Hunger Index, Food vs. Biofuel, Food Production … Continue reading Another Week of GW News, October 19, 2008