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Lowering clouds to combat global warming
Sky News ^ | Feb. 22, 2012 | AAP

Posted on 02/21/2012 6:55:28 PM PST by Paul Pierett

Clouds around the world may be falling in response to rising global temperatures and having a cooling effect on global warming, according to analysis of satellite data by Auckland University scientists.

The first 10 years of data from the NASA Terra satellite, which uses nine cameras at different angles to produce a stereo image of the world's clouds, shows their average height has lowered by about 1 per cent, or 30 to 40 metres.

Most of the reduction was due to fewer clouds occurring at very high altitudes, says the study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climategate; climategate2; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
Since I am recording changes in climate since the sunspot activity began to taper off in 2004, this article has an interest to me for about a year ago, another scientist recorded that humidity has dropped in the upper atmosphere. Also, scientists on both sides of the man-made global warming argument note a reduction in hurricane actiivty.

I wonder when we will see the Polar Region Ice Caps begin to regain mass?

I wonder when higher elevation and higher latitude glaciers will start speeding up?

This is going to be an interesting solar sunspot minimum.

Paul Pierett

1 posted on 02/21/2012 6:55:36 PM PST by Paul Pierett
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To: Paul Pierett

I meant to add, it looks again like “the Cart is before the Horse.”


2 posted on 02/21/2012 6:57:18 PM PST by Paul Pierett (Paul Pierett)
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To: Paul Pierett; TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; ...

I saw the title and was wondering how that was going to be done.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 7:00:08 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I was trying to figure out how to promote my idea for raising the earth.


4 posted on 02/21/2012 7:03:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; carolinablonde; marvlus; ApplegateRanch; Berlin_Freeper; Genesis defender; ...
Thanx for the ping Ernest_at_the_Beach !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 02/21/2012 7:04:05 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: Paul Pierett
Lowering clouds to combat global warming

What global warming?

6 posted on 02/21/2012 7:04:22 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

jogging weights?


7 posted on 02/21/2012 7:08:44 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: steelyourfaith

i was just thinking...now WTF...how is this or will this be spun for the one to be the one again in nov...not whether or not it is even true...cause truth doesn’t seem to matter any longer!


8 posted on 02/21/2012 7:09:07 PM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: Paul Pierett
Fewer high altitude cirrus clouds means less "warming." More low altitude clouds, from increased surface evaporation probably,(precipitation has been slowly increasing over the years,) means cooling as well. Looks like the usual GCMs are toast once again.
9 posted on 02/21/2012 7:09:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Paul Pierett

All I can say to the Aussie’s is:

http://files.sharenator.com/not_this_shit_again_RE_Count_to_100_Revised-s480x552-220275-580.jpg


10 posted on 02/21/2012 7:15:16 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Puckster

Correction: Kiwi’s


11 posted on 02/21/2012 7:16:23 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Paul Pierett

It’s pretty well known that Lib Idiots are not very bright, and their leaders are all corrupt.

So what do these corrupt leaders tell their idiots?

They make up ridiculous assertions that the Earth is not capable of sustaining itself without the help of all humans, who by the way made this mess here on Earth in the first place, according to the corrupt leaders and their stupid followers.

So when the Sun goes through its normal cycle of sun spots (which, by the way, add warmth to the Earth) the Lib Idiots all fall in line with their leader’s wishes. These idiots have learned to fall in line because they all live on the small numbers side of The Bell Curve.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 7:21:21 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: ldish

It appears that it’s never about Truth for the left. Their Big Government agenda is to be promoted with all possible manner of lies and deception. When they’re caught in another lie it doesn’t deter them in the least. I don’t foresee that ever changing.


13 posted on 02/21/2012 7:22:37 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Paul Pierett

Hmm. Sounds like another aspect of a perfectly balanced system.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 7:24:48 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Paul Pierett

15 posted on 02/21/2012 7:30:06 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Paul Pierett

“The first 10 years of data from the NASA Terra satellite, which uses nine cameras at different angles to produce a stereo image of the world’s clouds”

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions i recall.
I really don’t know clouds at all.


16 posted on 02/21/2012 7:33:51 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: doc1019

Lowering clouds to combat global warming

What global warming?

The Earth is just doing it’s thing and they have no idea what it’s thing is


17 posted on 02/21/2012 7:36:58 PM PST by molson209
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To: molson209
During the low sunspots in the cycle, atmosphere/ionosphere shrinks, gets more dense, more pronounced changes in the weather. It is because Sun's activity and the morons can do nothing about it, just create the scare to raise taxes as the Sun shines up and down!
We are just coming out of one of the deepest sunspot minimum.
18 posted on 02/21/2012 7:52:12 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: Paul Pierett
The first 10 years of data from the NASA Terra satellite, which uses nine cameras at different angles to produce a stereo image of the world's clouds

Wow, nine cameras! Sounds more like 8.1 Surround images, rather than plain old "stereo".

19 posted on 02/21/2012 7:52:45 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Sci-fi and leftist public ed has ruined the sciences. Thanks Ernest.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 8:15:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Paul Pierett

NB for later


21 posted on 02/21/2012 8:23:45 PM PST by expat2
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To: Paul Pierett

So, no amplification by water vapor? No tipping point? What’s Algore going to do now?


22 posted on 02/21/2012 8:34:56 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Huh? "In a 'negative feedback mechanism', lower cloud height would allow the Earth to cool to space more efficiently, reducing the surface temperature of the planet and potentially slowing the effects of global warming.

'We don't know exactly what causes the cloud heights to lower but it must be due to a change in the circulation patterns that give rise to cloud formation at high altitude,' Prof Davies said.

Apparently this professor has been asleep for the past eight to ten years. Either that or he has deliberately ignored the growing mounds of verifiable evidence that in fact there has been no global warming taking place in the reality. The models with the manipulated raw data from ground stations and other sources then pumped into a bunch of inadequate modeling statistical man handling simulations over the years had produced inaccurate and very misleading charts.
There has been no global warming taking place of any significance for a long time.
23 posted on 02/21/2012 9:37:17 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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24 posted on 02/21/2012 9:38:54 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: molson209
"...lowering clouds..."

dictionary.die.net/lowering

lowering adj : darkened by clouds; ... Dark and threatening; gloomy; sullen; as, lowering clouds or sky. Lower \Low"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lowered; p. pr. & vb. n...."

What a strange language! ;)

25 posted on 02/22/2012 2:33:11 AM PST by Does so ("What elephant?")
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26 posted on 02/22/2012 3:09:16 AM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Paul Pierett; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Our clouds were quite low yesterday, think it’s called fog.

It is nice having some moisture back, even though the rain is still way behind.


27 posted on 02/22/2012 5:07:00 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: HighWheeler
Add lower clouds to the thousands of things caused by global warming. It's not that the clouds are actually lower, it's just that there are fewer high achievers. It's like lower student test scores. Humans aren't actually getting dumber, the government is just subsidizing low achievers to have more children.

The sun and clouds are the biggest drivers of climate, but biomass has a huge buffering effect. Some ocean algae emit a chemical that actually controls cloud cover to their liking. For every human there is 200 tons of biomass buffering the climate.

28 posted on 02/22/2012 5:54:47 AM PST by Reeses
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