Category Archives: Green House Efffect

The USEPA GHG Endangerment Finding is Flawed

Regardless of whether you are for or against attempting to control long-term weather patterns (by the way, that’s what climate is) by regulating CO2 (a futile quest) the EPA endangerment finding is both technically and legally flawed. Even a simple analysis such as mine (e.g. here) came to that conclusion in June 2013. But more knowledgeable people than I (e.g. here) have submitted comments ignored by USEPA revealing the inadequacy of USEPA’s GHG endangerment finding. In her 2012 appeals court opinion Justice Janice Rodgers Brown explained the situation well (here) .

Alaska Warms, Methane Emissions are Stable

Sweeney, C., et al. (2016), No significant increase in long-term CH4 emissions on North Slope of Alaska despite significant increase in air temperature, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL069292.

Continuous measurements of atmospheric methane (CH4) mole fractions measured by NOAA’s Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network in Barrow, AK (BRW), show strong enhancements above background values when winds come from the land sector from July to December from 1986 to 2015, indicating that emissions from arctic tundra continue through autumn and into early winter. Twenty-nine years of measurements show little change in seasonal mean land sector CH4 enhancements, despite an increase in annual mean temperatures of 1.2 ± 0.8°C/decade (2σ). The record does reveal small increases in CH4 enhancements in November and December after 2010 due to increased late-season emissions. The lack of significant long-term trends suggests that more complex biogeochemical processes are counteracting the observed short-term (monthly) temperature sensitivity of 5.0 ± 3.6 ppb CH4/°C. Our results suggest that even the observed short-term temperature sensitivity from the Arctic will have little impact on the global atmospheric CH4 budget in the long term if future trajectories evolve with the same temperature sensitivity.

Jupiter Greenhouse Effect Due to Pressure, Not Greenhouse Gases

This post is very interesting. The argument has been that “global warming” will happen on earth just like on Jupiter if atmospheric carbon dioxide is continues to increase. This study refutes that argument.

“Prior work has confirmed the gravito-thermal greenhouse effect on 8 planets including Earth, and why this falsifies the theory of catastrophic man-made global warming. On the basis of this new paper, we find the gravito-thermal greenhouse effect also holds for Jupiter and that the pressure vs. temperature curve satisfies the Poisson Relation of the gravito-thermal greenhouse effect.” click here

Impact of CO2 on Climate has been Grossly Overstate

“How much will the doubling of CO2 in the air warm the global temperature? How do scientists take an accurate measurement of the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere? Why can scientists better measure atmospheric temperatures from satellites than surface temperatures from ground thermometers?” click here for answers

Eating Vegetables More Harmful to Environment than Eating Chicken

The metric of “green house gas” emissions is too crude or blunt to be of any practical use as a regulatory device or for discerning the state of environmental quality. But if it is going to be used then we need to look at all of the implications.

“Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon,” said Paul Fischbeck, professor of social and decisions sciences and engineering and public policy. “Lots of common vegetables require more resources per calorie than you would think. Eggplant, celery and cucumbers look particularly bad when compared to pork or chicken.” click here and here

Kinetic Theory of Gases Explains Gravito-Thermal Greenhouse Effect

Gravito-Thermal greenhouse effect replaces Arrhenius as the best available science. From the Hockey Schtick:

“An excellent review of the Kinetic Theory of Gases, similar to Feynman’s lecture 40 on the Statistical Mechanics of the Atmosphere, and explains the fundamental basis of the 33C Maxwell et al Gravito-Thermal greenhouse effect (& which also falsifies the Arrhenius radiative-greenhouse effect).

The review also explains the fundamental reasons why the false analogies of inflated tires or static, closed gas cylinders to our atmosphere are incorrect.” click here for complete post.

Water Vapor Cools the Earth Surface via Changes in Heat Capacity

An important but very technical point regarding lapse rate as it relates to a theoretically pure (N2) atmosphere is discussed here

At issue is the relevance of the  Arrhenius radiative greenhouse theory. The Maxwell et al gravito-thermal greenhouse effect is replacing “Arrhenius” as the best science-based explanation.