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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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Seeking Mertonian Norms in Global Warming Studies

A brief review of the Mertonian Norms of Science, and a review of how they are not demonstrated much in Global Warming science… Along with a lament about how to reverse that. Continue reading

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News Bits and Misc. Stuff

I’m going to take the ‘saved links’ for several different things and put them in one posting. In some cases they don’t justify a posting on their own, in others it’s just more effective to “get ‘r done” than sit … Continue reading

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Fascinating Solar, AO, QBO, Cold NH Winter link

A pointer to a site and paper talking about a correlation between low solar output and cold northern hemisphere weather, plus a link to a possible connected mechanism. Continue reading

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Roundup Ready? Perhaps for Population Reduction

An interesting paper finds that Round Up / glyphosate in conjunction with the “inert” ingredients is toxic to fetal cells and placental / umbilical cells at concentrations likely to be found in foods. Then on a more “activist” site, it is linked to all manner of bad things involving gut bacteria issues and problems. Continue reading

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