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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is running a campaign using television weather presenters and national broadcasters from around the world, to influence the UN’s Climate Summit 2014 scheduled for New York City on September 23. It is a counter attack designed to offset their losing the public, political, and scientific debate They’re releasing a series […]

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 […]

“There is no more common error than to assume that, because prolonged and accurate mathematical calculations have been made, the application of the result to some fact of nature is absolutely certain.” A.N.Whitehead. (1861 – 1947) British Mathematician, Logician and Philosopher.

There is a conundrum that requires analysis. Polls show people continue to put dealing with global warming due to human CO2 near the bottom of their list of concerns (Figure 1). Meanwhile, CO2 reduction continues to dominate government policies, remains central for mainstream media, is used to justify wasting billions on completely unnecessary mitigation programs […]

I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Arthur Conan Doyle. (Sherlock Holmes) There is no more common error than to assume that, because prolonged and accurate mathematical calculations have been made, […]

Forecasts Wrong, Science Wrong In general, we look for a new law by the following process: First we guess it; then we compute the consequences of the guess to see what would be implied if this law that we guessed is right; then we compare the result of the computation to nature, with experiment or […]

“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….” 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 […]