Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lots of contributors to temperature

This posting at Watt's Up With That enumerates a dozen contributors to temperatures, and temperature trends.

After mentioning a handful of mechanisms that would not be noticeable on human time scales (eg the sun is slowly brightening) the author rolls up his sleeves and gets into solar cycles, ocean oscillations and atmospheric and weather phenomena, along with descriptions of whether their feedback is positive (eg surface ice) or negative (eg clouds).

The comments are also excellent, serving to clarify and expand on Dr. Glickstein's posting.

When someone wrings his hands over CO2, one might hope that perspective such as this would be of comfort.

But have you noticed that news that implies disaster is not imminent, is not received with joy by the AGW community? A cynic might wonder whether the agenda is more important than the underlying reality.

Nah. Couldn't be.

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