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  • Water vapor accounts for a whopping 90% or more of Earth's greenhouse effect! CO2 very minor player

    02/15/2010 5:52:36 AM PST · by ETL · 85 replies · 1,210+ views
    several sources
    Three article excerpts... From JunkScience.com: So, greenhouse [effect] is all about carbon dioxide, right? Wrong. The most important players on the greenhouse stage are water vapor and clouds [clouds of course aren't gas, but high level ones do act to trap heat from escaping, while low-lying cumulus clouds tend to reflect sunlight and thereby help cool the planet -etl]. Carbon dioxide has been increased to about 0.038% of the atmosphere (possibly from about 0.028% pre-Industrial Revolution) while water in its various forms ranges from 0% to 4% of the atmosphere and its properties vary by what form it is in...
  • Water vapour could be behind warming slowdown - Mysterious changes in the stratosphere may...

    01/28/2010 9:46:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 64 replies · 1,650+ views
    Nature News ^ | 28 January 2010 | Jeff Tollefson
    Mysterious changes in the stratosphere may have offset greenhouse effect.A loss of water vapour from the Earth's stratosphere may have been behind the last decade being cooler than expected.NASA A puzzling drop in the amount of water vapour high in the Earth's atmosphere is now on the list of possible culprits causing average global temperatures to flatten out over the past decade, despite ever-increasing greenhouse-gas emissions. Although the decade spanning 2000 to 2009 ranks as the warmest on record, average temperatures largely levelled off following two decades of rapid increases. Researchers have previously eyed everything from the Sun and oceans...
  • SOLAR MINIMUM VS. GLOBAL WARMING

    09/05/2009 5:29:51 AM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies · 2,226+ views
    SpaceWeather.com ^ | September 4, 2009
    SOLAR MINIMUM VS. GLOBAL WARMING: From 2002 to 2008, decreasing solar irradiance has countered much anthropogenic warming of Earth's surface. That's the conclusion of researchers Judith Lean (NRL) and David Rind (NASA/GISS), who have just published a new analysis of global temperatures in the Geophysical Research Letters. Lean and Rind considered four drivers of climate change: solar activity, volcanic eruptions, ENSO (El Nino), and the accumulation of greenhouse gases. The following plot shows how much each has contributed to the changing temperature of Earth's surface since 1980: Volcanic aerosols are a source of cooling; ENSO and greenhouse gases cause heating;...
  • GREENHOUSE CONFUSION RESOLVED

    07/16/2008 10:45:47 AM PDT · by Delacon · 35 replies · 678+ views
    CO2 Skeptics.com ^ | July 16th 2008 | Stephen Wilde
    Stephen Wilde has been a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society since 1968. The first eight articles from Mr Wilde were received with a great deal of interest throughout the Co2 Sceptic community. In Stephen Wilde’s ninth and exclusive article for CO2Sceptics.Com called "Greenhouse Confusion Resolved" he answers the questions that have been raised as a result of his previous work "The Hot Water Bottle Effect". GREENHOUSE CONFUSION RESOLVED - by Stephen Wilde A short while ago I published an article on this site attempting to explain why the so called atmospheric greenhouse effect was insignificant as a planetary heat...
  • Pat Buchanan: The Court & the 'Greenhouse Effect'

    04/22/2008 1:39:26 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 1 replies · 94+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 22nd, 2008 | Pat Buchanan
    "When Justice John Paul Stevens intervened in a Supreme Court argument on Wednesday to score a few points off the lawyer who was defending the death penalty for the rape of a child, the courtroom audience saw a master strategist at work, fully in command of the flow of the argument and the smallest details of the case. For those accustomed to watching Justice Stevens, it was a familiar sight." For rolling over on its back, the dog gets its tummy scratched. To Greenhouse, Stevens' flip on capital punishment, following his flip to favor affirmative action, represents the "culmination of...
  • Bush adviser: Humans caused climate change

    09/19/2007 3:16:34 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 46 replies · 95+ views
    UPI Via ScienceDaily ^ | September 14, 2007
    LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- John Marburger, one of U.S. President George Bush's scientific advisers, said climate change is real and was likely caused by humanity. The presidential science adviser said that he was more than 90 percent certain that the current state of climate change was the direct result of greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans, the BBC reported Friday. The Office of Science and Technology Policy director also said that without significant cuts in the output of carbon dioxide worldwide, the Earth may one day become "unlivable." "The CO2 accumulates in the atmosphere and there's no end point,...
  • Global Warming Reversal: Sea Surface Temperatures Plunge to Coldest Temperatures in Six Years.

    06/08/2007 11:22:45 AM PDT · by dangus · 81 replies · 2,710+ views
    Data from National Climatic Data Center ^ | 6/08/07 | Dangus (FReeper find)
    As of May, 2007, the temperature at the surface of the Earth's seas reached the coolest have cooled off about .18 degrees since October, 2003. That month had been the warmest even recorded, except for in December, 1997, when an anomalously strong El Nino created the warmest seas ever recorded. Most of the cooling has occurred since November, 2006. The oceans are currently .08 degrees warmer than they were in 1944, following massive de-industrialization caused by war and economic depression, and .7 degrees warmer than they averaged in the first decade of the 20th century, before pollution controls removed particulates...
  • Mars 'more active than suspected' [MARS GLOBAL WARMING]

    01/31/2007 8:55:30 AM PST · by Moseley · 21 replies · 820+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | September 21, 2005 | BBC NEWS (generic)
    Mars 'more active than suspected' Gullies have appeared in new images taken this year New images of Mars suggest the Red Planet's surface is more active than previously thought, the US space agency (Nasa) reports. Photographs from Nasa's orbiting spacecraft Mars Global Surveyor show recently formed craters and gullies. The agency's scientists also say that deposits of frozen carbon dioxide near the planet's south pole have shrunk for three summers in a row. They say this is evidence to suggest climate change is in progress. Mars rumble The new gullies appear in an April 2005 image of a sand-dune slope....
  • Global warming on Mars – without SUVs! increased temperatures despite lack of humankind

    01/31/2007 6:47:33 AM PST · by Moseley · 25 replies · 678+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 10, 2003 | World Net Daily
    THE FINAL FRONTIER Global warming on Mars – without SUVs! Planet experiencing increased temperatures despite lack of humankind © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Though not subject to pollutants of human habitation, Mars appears to be undergoing global warming, with new data suggesting the planet is possibly emerging from an ice age. According to a report in Space.com, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has spotted seasonal changes, such as the advance and retreat of polar ice, but it also is gathering information pointing to long-term trends. William Feldman of the Los Alamos National Laboratory tells the site the current climate conditions, including too much...
  • Whaever happened to "Global Warming"?

    01/30/2007 7:03:16 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 18 replies · 1,040+ views
    30 January 2007 | Fred Goodwin
    When did "Climate Change" replace "Global Warming"?So the Democrats in Congress are taking up "climate change". I must've heard that phrase "climate change" a dozen times in the news reports, but I don't think I heard the phrase "global warming" a single time. Are the liberals so afraid of the reaction to the phrase "global warming" that they are now shying away from it? When did this happen? Did I miss the memo?
  • Two New Books Confirm Global Warming is Natural; Not Caused By Human Activity

    01/30/2007 7:30:32 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 229 replies · 11,849+ views
    Drudge ^ | jan 30, 2007 | Matt Drudge
    Two New Books Confirm Global Warming is Natural; Not Caused By Human Activity Tue Jan 30 2007 10:02:32 ET Two powerful new books say today’s global warming is due not to human activity but primarily to a long, moderate solar-linked cycle. Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years, by physicist Fred Singer and economist Dennis Avery was released just before Christmas. The Chilling Stars: A New Theory of Climate Change, by Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark and former BBC science writer Nigel Calder (Icon Books), is due out in March. --- break --- Unstoppable Global Warming documents the reality of a moderate,...
  • Global Warming is Real And It’s Happening on Mars! [NOT man-made]

    01/27/2007 5:26:29 PM PST · by Moseley · 31 replies · 2,363+ views
    National Summary [quoting NASA] ^ | January 25, 2007 | John D. Turner
    Global Warming is Real And It’s Happening on Mars! By John D. Turner NASA scientists are reporting that the climate on Mars appears to presently be warmer than it has been for at least several decades, possibly even centuries. This is based on pictures of Mars dating back to 1999. These images document substantial changes in the polar ice caps that Michael Malin, the principal investigator for the Mars Orbiter Camera describes as shrinking at “a prodigious rate”. This is not new news. Back in 2003, scientists were theorizing that Mars was in the process of emerging from an ice...
  • Mars Is Warming, NASA Scientists Report

    01/26/2007 11:22:49 AM PST · by Moseley · 75 replies · 1,990+ views
    Heartland Institute ^ | November 1, 2005 | James M. Taylor
    Mars Is Warming, NASA Scientists Report Data coincide with increasing solar output Written By: James M. Taylor Published In: Environment News Publication Date: November 1, 2005 Publisher: The Heartland Institute -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The planet Mars is undergoing significant global warming, new data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) show, lending support to many climatologists' claims that the Earth's modest warming during the past century is due primarily to a recent upsurge in solar energy. Martian Ice Shrinking Dramatically According to a September 20 NASA news release, "for three Mars summers in a row, deposits of frozen carbon dioxide near...
  • [MIT Astronomers] Pluto is Undergoing Global Warming, Researchers Find [not man-made]

    01/26/2007 8:57:45 AM PST · by Moseley · 51 replies · 1,334+ views
    Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Astronomy Dept (w. Lowell Observatory) ^ | October 9, 2002 | Massachussets Inst. of Technology News Office
    Pluto is undergoing global warming, researchers find October 9, 2002 BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Pluto is undergoing global warming, as evidenced by a three-fold increase in the planet's atmospheric pressure during the past 14 years, a team of astronomers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Williams College, the University of Hawaii, Lowell Observatory and Cornell University announced in a press conference today at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) Division for Planetary Sciences in Birmingham, AL. The team, led by James Elliot, professor of planetary astronomy at MIT and director of MIT's Wallace Observatory, made this finding by watching the...
  • Daily Policy Digest: MARS IS WARMING

    01/25/2007 1:11:17 PM PST · by Moseley · 100 replies · 1,737+ views
    National Center for Policy Analysis ^ | January 10, 2006 | National Center for Policy Analysis
    The planet Mars is undergoing significant global warming which supports many climatologists' claims that the Earth's modest warming during the past century is due to a recent upsurge in solar energy, says James M. Taylor, of the Heartland Institute. For three Mars summers, deposits of frozen carbon dioxide near the planet's south pole have shrunk from the previous year's size, suggesting a climate change in progress, says Taylor. Furthermore, documented changes from 1999 to 2005 show that Mars' climate is presently warmer, and perhaps getting warmer still, than it was several decades or centuries ago. But there are not a...
  • The Mars Global Surveyor [Global Warming on Mars Also]

    01/25/2007 12:56:45 PM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies · 763+ views
    ASTROPROF (quoting NASA) ^ | November 22, 2006 | AstroProf
    [SNIP] Among the findings attributed to MGS [the Mars Global Surveyor], are -- [snip] Data show that the south polar ice cap seems to be shrinking each year, leading some planetary scientists to suggest THAT MARS IS UNDERGOING GLOBAL WARMING, MUCH AS MANY BELIEVE THAT EARTH may be experiencing. If so, this is a very interesting finding, because Mars does not have any artificial pollution to contribute to global warming. [Emphasis added]
  • Missing Mars craft appears to be a lost cause [GLOBAL WARMING CONFIRMED on MARS]

    01/24/2007 10:26:29 AM PST · by Moseley · 31 replies · 993+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 22, 2006 | Thomas H. Maugh
    Missing Mars craft appears to be a lost cause Solar-panel trouble may have ended the probe's 'illustrious career.' [snip] In its 10-year career, the probe has sent back more than 240,000 images of the red planet, providing the first strong evidence that water flowed there as recently as 100,000 years ago. It also charted weather cycles and mapped landing sites for the two rovers now operating on the Martian surface. [snip] The craft had "an illustrious career," said Fuk Li, JPL's Mars program manager. "We are still holding out hope, but we are fully prepared in our heart that we...
  • The truth about global warming - it's the Sun that's to blame

    01/23/2007 10:41:17 AM PST · by Moseley · 80 replies · 2,674+ views
    {London] TELEGRAPH ^ | July 17, 2004 | Michael Leidig and Roya Nikkhah
    Global warming has finally been explained: the Earth is getting hotter because the Sun is burning more brightly than at any time during the past 1,000 years, according to new research. A study by Swiss and German scientists suggests that increasing radiation from the sun is responsible for recent global climate changes. Dr Sami Solanki, the director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Gottingen, Germany, who led the research, said: "The Sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures. advertisement"The Sun is in a changed...
  • NASA News Release: Evidence for Recent Climate Change on Mars [Global Warming on Mars]

    01/23/2007 10:31:15 AM PST · by Moseley · 30 replies · 1,314+ views
    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ^ | December 6, 2001 | Mailn Space Science Systems
    Mars Global Surveyor MOC Observes Changes in the South Polar Cap: Evidence for Recent Climate Change on Mars [snip] New MGS Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) images have provided a startling observation: The residual martian south polar cap is changing. The fact that it is changing suggests that Mars may have major, global climate changes that are occurring on the same time scales as Earth's most recent climate shifts, including the last Ice Age. MOC images of the south polar cap taken in 1999 were compared with images of the same locations taken in 2001, and it was discovered that pits...
  • Global Warming on Pluto Puzzles Scientists (occuring throughout the solar system)

    01/23/2007 10:24:01 AM PST · by Moseley · 86 replies · 2,359+ views
    SPACE.com ^ | October 9, 2002 | Robert Roy Britt
    Global Warming on Pluto Puzzles Scientists By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer posted: 09 October 2002 01:25 p.m. ET In what is largely a reversal of an August announcement, astronomers today said Pluto is undergoing global warming in its thin atmosphere even as it moves farther from the Sun on its long, odd-shaped orbit. Pluto's atmospheric pressure has tripled over the past 14 years, indicating a stark temperature rise, the researchers said. The change is likely a seasonal event, much as seasons on Earth change as the hemispheres alter their inclination to the Sun during the planet's annual orbit....