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Claims that weather forecasts are reasonably accurate up to 48 hours are based on measured results for fair weather. Results for severe weather, which are really what is important for people, are very poor. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has a worse record for both. Every prediction/projection since their first Report in 1990 […]

All Rain Is Acid Rain

by Dr. Tim Ball on August 19, 2014

in Atmosphere,Biology,Data,Government,Political,Theory

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. Mike Russell Lack of Data Is The Fundamental Problem My first involvement with the Acid Rain scare was indirect, but added to awareness of the limitations of data and understanding of atmospheric and ocean mechanisms. It […]

Figure 1 Correlation between sunspot numbers and global temperature was known for decades, but with no proven mechanism it was correctly set aside. That changed when Henrik Svensmark proposed his Cosmic Ray hypothesis. Figures 1 and 2 show the mechanism in two different ways. Figure 2 is from “The Chilling Stars” by Svensmark and Calder, […]

“It occurred to me… “ Businesses surpass environmental activists in exploiting the environment for personal gain. Skeptics are winning the battle to reject CO2 as the cause of warming, but losing the war to the misrepresentation of CO2 as a pollutant. People generally know there is something wrong with claims of human created global warming […]

“It occurred to me…”When the call centre message says”All our assistants are busy, they really mean we don’t have enough staff.” The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) set climate research back thirty years, mostly by focusing world attention on CO2 and higher temperature. It was a classic misdirection that required planning. The IPCC was […]

“It occurred to me…””When the call centre message says ”Your call may be recorded for quality” they mean we are covering our backsides. The following article is a response to a question about an article I wrote for Anthony Watts site linked in the first line below. Anthony wrote to me pointing to the question […]

“It occurred to me….” Household mathematics, three bags of groceries, four bags of garbage. Lack of temperature data is a problem, but measures of water and precipitation are much worse. Temperature changes, especially cooling, are important to a degree over the long term. Precipitation changes are much more important for short, medium and long periods. […]

“It occurred to me….” If you are on a cell phone please use the speaker so I can hear both sides of the conversation. Torture numbers, and they will confess to anything. Greg Easterbrook. Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable. Anonymous. Climatology is the study of average weather over time or in […]

“It occurred to me….” To avoid political correctness and say what they really think people say, let me play Devil’s Advocate. One minute people say government does too much, the next they demand action to resolve problems. Environmentalists demand government stop global warming, but oppose remedial actions like spreading iron filings on the oceans to […]

“It occurred to me…” that eventually all those people texting will eventually end up writing Shakespeare’s plays. Analogies are a valuable teaching device converting everything from ideas to objects into supposedly more recognizable forms. They includes biblical parables, Aesop’s Fables, hardware models, toys, computer models and even mathematical formulae. However, something is always lost in […]