by Bryce Johnson (Revised, January 31, 2011)
The SpectralCalc™ Code
In a recent publication (1) Richard J. Petschauer utilized the SpectralCalc™ computer code (2) to demonstrate that carbon dioxide is but a “bit player” in earth warming by greenhouse gases (ghg’s). The code is extremely detailed and sophisticated, containing all the needed atmospheric and IR absorption parameters needed for an accurate description of “greenhouse” heating throughout the entire atmosphere. Continue reading
by Jim Hollingsworth, a building contractor in Kootenai County Idaho
First published by Science & Public Policy Institute, June 20, 2010 Continue reading
by James Hansen, Singing in the Rain, 26 January 2011
In the past 2-3 weeks I received a deluge of nasty-language messages saying that I should be fired, deported, run over, etc. Such a sudden burst of malice seems unlikely to be spontaneous. Continue reading
by Richard J. Petschauer (January 18, 2011)
Climate science is certainly not settled considering how poorly the models handle latent heat transfer. This is a process involving heat loss on the surface from evaporation that is moved to a corresponding heat gain when condensation occurs during cloud formation, causing added heat to be radiated to outer space which helps cool the planet. Why is it now being treated poorly by the climate models? Continue reading
by Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Physics Today
Infrared radiative transfer theory, one of the most productive physical theories of the past century, has unlocked myriad secrets of the universe including that of planetary temperature and the connection between global warming and greenhouse gases. Continue reading
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- How much will CO2 increase due to human CO2 emissions?
- How much will increased CO2 cause Temperature to rise?
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- What are the implications of rising (or falling) Temperature?
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Carbon Heat Trapping: Merely a Bit Player in Global Warming
by Richard J. Petschauer, Senior Member IEEE, Private Publication
New calculations show that doubling of carbon dioxide (CO2) will increase average global temperature by only about 1F (degrees Fahrenheit) or 0.55C (degrees Centigrade), much less than the range of 2C to 4.5C estimated by the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These new calculations are based on NASA supported spectral calculations available on the Internet relating to greenhouse gases. Continue reading