Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Susan Solomon et al: Decreases in Tropical Stratospheric Ozone « Tallbloke's Talkshop
This is interesting. Reductions in the temperature of the lower stratosphere have hitherto been assumed to be a result of the ‘thickening’ of the troposphere by the increase in carbon dioxide, leading to increased absorption of surface emitted long-wave radiation and thus ‘global warming’. Now Susan Solomon, IPCC lead author seems to be introducing strong uncertainty into the issue. Extreme Ultra Violet light from the Sun is known to destroy ozone. EUV was at a long term peak while the Sun was highly active in the late C20th. This appears to raise the possibility that as well as being at least partly (possibly mainly) responsible for the ‘ozone hole’ which developed over the poles, more of the incoming solar radiation was reaching the surface due to this effect, thus contributing to late C20th warming.
UK Weather: Thermals at the ready... big freeze could last till New Year and beyond with sub-zero temperatures | Mail Online
THE big freeze will tighten its grip on the country today and last well into the New Year, according to forecasters.

After swathes of Britain woke up to inches of snow yesterday, the Met Office said the cold spell will continue for the next four weeks at least, unleashing sub-zero temperatures, snow, freezing fog and icy 30mph winds.

Forecasters said temperatures would remain colder than average for the ‘foreseeable future’.
Our Downward Trend Points Towards 6C Upwards | Real Science
It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.

- Richard P. Feynman

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