Global Warming - Hit That Reset Button
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The use of Wind in an oceanic/atmospheric weather model. What a novel idea.
Lovely winter we're having. I have seven inches. Of snow in my front yard in NNJ. A mild but unusually late and persistent winter here I think. But the rest of the Northern Hemisphere is getting clobbered. Snow in Israel, Greece, Baghdad! Ice levels in the Arctic Circle are back to 1966 levels, too.
Reset those climate models, boys. (Hey, where does one receive a degree in climatology anyway? It might as well be cosmetology at this point.) The slovenly math is coming back to bite you, as it always will.
Read today's (the February 26, 2008) issue of Spaceweather. They had to circle the newbie sunspot, the first in a long while. Click on the pic of the sun to see how small it is. But they counted it. No telling what's going to happen next on that crazy Sun.
Enjoy also in today's issue the correlation between volcanism and stratospheric dust, strengthened by lunar eclipse observations. Note that stratospheric dust takes only five years to be completely cleansed from the stratosphere, apparently a normal natural process. My bet is that stratospheic lightning is helping that along by way of electrostatic precipitation, but that's only my guess. This process would be applicable to man-made dust and soot as well. (I wonder how events like aurorae and noctilucent clouds correlate with stratopheric dust, or the lack thereof.)
Wind matters. Solar events matter. Volcanism matters. Stratospheric opacity matters. Chlorophyll matters. Current conditions matter. Let's hope science driven by political agenda doesn't begin to matter.
People better start taking modelling more seriously and start adding things in, in a truly representative way, that might have an impact on the result, rather than relying on trends, unjustifiable extrapolation, or a scalar function of all these variables, like the way CO2 is currently being held up.