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About Ganesh, The Symbol of This Blog

While this site has nothing to do with Hinduism, the symbolism of the Hindu deity Ganesh is fitting. Ganesh has an elephant’s head and a human body. He listens well because he has big ears. He has a small mouth so he doesn’t talk too much. He is revered as the remover of obstacles and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is associated with the first “chakra” (a center of human spiritual energy) that is the wellspring of survival and material well-being.

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A Very Basic Primer on Climate Change

1. Climate change activists want you to believe that the rise in atmospheric CO2 from fossil fuel burning is causing a dangerous warming of the Earth’s surface.2. The idea is not supported by the evidence.3. Since 1850, before humans began to burn fossil fuels for energy, atmospheric CO2 was about...

Why we must speak out against wokeness and how

If you are like me, you are sick of the smug, ignorant, destructive drivel from the “Woke” crowd. “Wokeness” connotes exquisite sensitivity to racial or social discrimination and injustice, as defined by the beholder. Niggling questions about what constitutes discrimination and injustice, what...

A Non-political Guide to Climate Change 3/6/21

I am inaugurating a series of posts on climate change for people who want to know what the key facts are, and what scientists think is a true picture of how the climate system works. “True” as defined here means that the description provided will be shown to be valid by subsequent inquiry and...

What scientists think they know about what drives the Earth’s Climate System, the role of CO2, and the contribution of man-caused CO2 emissions

Overview … climate change is a permanent feature of planet Earth; any human impact that might be occurring is probably too small to discern against a background of natural variability (Singer, p. 118.There remain many uncertainties about how the climate system works, but scientists believe that...

Why the official climate change narrative is false

There ae two reasons. First, the models don’t match what has actually happened, and second, the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) misrepresents what the science says as reported in the IPCC’s AR5.The theoretical models used to predict future warming are not consistent with atmospheric observations;...

Why the models used to justify the official climate change narrative are wrong

The foundation for government climate policy worldwide is The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) , an international environmental treaty addressing climate change, negotiated, and signed by 154 states at the United Nations (UN). Its policy recommendations are based on...

What is the relationship between the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and temperature change on a geologic time scale, the last several thousand years, the last several hundred years, and recently, when humanity started burning fossil fuels?

The first thing to note about the temperature of the Earth’s surface is that it has been variable ever since there was an atmosphere, and these variations have had no significant relationship to  the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.  Historic data show CO2 concentrations in past geological...

What has happened to the average global temperature since 1900?

The short answer is not much, certainly not enough for anyone to worry about.  Furthermore, the temperature change observed is nothing out of the ordinary.In the past 120 years since 1900, there has been a 1.2 degree Celsius increase in global temperature (Lindzen, p. 12).The warming from 1910 to...

Climate change: Separating the real science from the political science 3/20/18

Climate change advocates and skeptics alike can agree that humankind has a duty to be a good and faithful steward of the Earth, our island home. It may or may not be unique in the universe, but we know that it is vanishingly rare.Clarity of thought and careful consideration of the evidence is...

Should the public be worried about an accelerating sea level rise from global warming?

No. The best evidence on [whether there is an acceleration in sea level rise] is tide gauge data from stations in tectonically stable areas with more than eighty years of uninterrupted recording. . Such data show a steady linear sea level rise of about 18 cm [about 7 inches] per century and no...

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Sam Mitchell is a researcher by trade. For almost four decades, Sam's job has been to invest other people’s money as well as his own. The total amounts involved have been in the billions of dollars.

Sam lives or dies economically according to whether the findings and conclusions from his research are correct.

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