Saturday, June 27, 2015

What’s Really Warming the World?

For those interested in understanding what is happening upon our planet, there's a fascinating new graph at that does a fine job of putting the situation into perspective.

What’s Really Warming the World?
By Eric Roston and Blacki Migliozzi - June 24, 2015

“Skeptics of manmade climate change offer various natural causes to explain why the Earth has warmed by 1.4°F since 1880.”

OK lets take a look at ...
    Earth’s Orbit
    the Sun
how about ...
    Ozone pollution
    Aerosol Pollution
what about so-called ...
    Greenhouse gases?

Check out the graph and slowly scroll down.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Trying to understand our Earth's climate engine.

I try to separate this blog from WUWTW much as possible, but once in a while I put together something I hope is worth sharing over here.

"In the shadow of "Seepage" considering our climate system"

Goal of this article: A) To convey a recognition and appreciation of the fundamental components of our planet's climate system.  B)  to explain the difference between "Global Surface Temperature" and the "Global Temperature" (Something everyone conflates way the heck too often!).

Our Earth's climate is a global heat and moisture distribution engine consisting of three major components.

There's the atmosphere with it's distinctive layers, the lowest one is called the troposphere, it's where our weather lives.  The troposphere varies in height from around five miles at the poles up to around twelve miles at the equator.