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Posted by Jeff Id on September 22, 2014

I just want to post a link to an excellent summary of hide the decline by Jean S at Climate Audit.

7 Responses to “CG”

  1. omanuel said

    Thank you, Jeff, for posting this information and thank you, Jean S., for helping to unravel the story behind the 2009 Climategate emails.

    When the curtain is finally pulled, I am confident the propaganda artist that actually won WWII during a “news blackout” in late Aug 1945 will be exposed as the real Wizard of Oz behind:

    1. UN’s efforts to label CO2 as the cause of AGW
    2. Fred Hoyle’s 1946 model of Hydrogen-filled stars
    3. Weizsacker’s flawed nuclear binding energy equation

    Here’s the rest of the story:

  2. Bebben said

    Hi Jeff, hope all is well with your business, family and hunting. 🙂

    From my country Norway, here’s a great fun link to an exposition of Climategate:

    “Climate change deniers find it acceptable to cooperate with the Russian mafia or Russian secret police”

    Now where’s that Lew guy when he’s really needed?

    Best regards, Bebben

  3. Climate Scientist said


    Why are the tropical oceans still cold in the depths? Why don’t they become isothermal like you think the troposphere would have been without that most-prolific of all greenhouse pollutants, water vapour sending all that warming back radiation back to the surface to warm it to a higher temperature than it was when it sent the original radiation and cooled in doing so.

    Well the tropical oceans are colder in the depths because the poles act as a heat sink. Isothermals (such as 4 degrees C) are deep down in the tropics, but break out at the surface in the polar regions.

    So too would the atmosphere be colder at the base for the same reason. If the whole globe were paved in black asphalt the surface would be about 235K – nearly 40 degrees below freezing. You can work it out yourself with an on-line Stefan Boltzmann calculator using solar radiative flux of 161W/m^2 and emissivity 0.93.

    So there is a lot of thermal energy entering the ocean surface in non-polar regions, moving downwards through the thermocline and exiting in the polar regions.

    But why is the thin transparent ocean surface so hot? Before you say it’s the back radiation, I have to tell you that radiation from colder regions does not penetrate the warmer ocean surface more than a few nanometres. It is “pseudo scattered” because it merely raises electrons to higher energy states and then those electrons immediately drop back and emit an identical photon. The electro-magnetic energy is not converted to thermal energy, and so it does not raise the temperature.

    In fact there is a gravitationally induced temperature gradient (aka lapse rate) in any planetary troposphere, and thermal energy absorbed from solar radiation in the upper troposphere can flow up that sloping thermal profile restoring thermodynamic equilibrium as it does so, and even entering the oceans. Water vapour reduces the temperature gradient (fortunately) making the surface about 10 to 12 degrees cooler. Carbon dioxide makes it another 0.1 degree cooler for the same reason.

  4. MikeN said

    So someone reading this blog should conclude that you shouldn’t use proxies that don’t respond properly to temperature, and you shouldn’t filter out proxies that don’t respond to temperature.

  5. page488 said

    Thanks for the post

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