Category Archives: AGW Science and Background

Articles with a “Global Warming” science or background theme

Water World

A very nice page with graphs and calculations showing water is what matters, not CO2. Continue reading

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Polar Night Jet and UV Driven Albedo

Does less UV and a shorter atmospheric height lead to a flattened and wider polar outflow (polar vortex) and put colder air in contact with warmer moist subtropical air, leading to an increase in cloud cover and temperate zone albedo changes? Continue reading

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Willie Soon and the Woman Scorned Index

A brief look at the Willie Soon / Sallie Baliunas paper showing that LIA and MWP were very real, and today is not at all unusual in temperatures. Continue reading

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Short Rapid Warm, Long Stable Cold

I’ve seen this paper before, so I’m mostly just “commemorating” it here (and so I can find it easily again). It is not particularly germane to our present moment (interglacial warm) as it focuses on the deep past (glacial cold), … Continue reading

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One Tenth Bar, Short Waves, and Solar Spectral Change

A review of a paper that finds a 1/10 bar ( 1/10 atmospheric pressure) common location of a tropopause on many planets with divergent atmospheres. Another paper says this can be applied to all sorts of planets, not just in our solar system, and also finds that the Stellar Spectrum matters. As our Solar Spectrum just shifted, I speculate that matters too, and that this 0.1 bar formula constrains our temperatures also. Continue reading

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