There are a large number of blog sites specialising in “Climate Change”. They vary from what WUWT terms ‘pro-AGW’, ‘luke warmist’ to ‘skeptical’.
This blog only dabbles in the topic but I am a firm skeptic and largely ride on the back of the more specialized sites. Nevertheless, readers will find a lot of useful information and a fair share of comment and opinion.
I would like to reference a post published on ‘The Tall Bloke“s site, highlighting one of many areas of legitimate claims supporting the skeptic view.
” The science is settled”! There is so much evidence countering this ridiculous claim that it seems to me the warmists really do have their head in the wrong place. Claims of debunking are just as easily debunked themselves, or are petty attempts to discredit authors without focussing on the message. Then the unethical attempts to prevent scientific papers being published add to the proof of unbalanced reporting.
Getting to the point – Here we have a good case for hypothesizing that the atmosphere containing the GHG‘s can be considered to be having the reverse (cooling rather than warming), global temperature influence. Unless this turns out to be a “strawman” theory, easily proven to be false, it is an excellent example of demonstrating “unsettled science”.
“Thinking about the logical outcomes of Nikolov and Zeller’s ‘Unified Theory of Climate‘, a couple of ideas emerge which turn conventional climate science ‘wisdom’ on its head. It has long been believed that ‘greenhouse gases’ cause warming of the planet’s surface. While this may be true at the local level near the surface at certain times of day, I think I agree with Markus that the overall effect of ‘greenhouse gases’ is to cool planets. Here’s why:
Nikolov and Zeller have shown that by far the greatest influences on the surface temperature of a planet with an atmosphere are their distance from the Sun, and the pressure generated at the surface by gravity acting on atmospheric mass. Planets with more GHG’s relative to their surface pressure, like Mars, are cold relative to their distance from the Sun. Planets with less GHG’s relative to surface pressure like Earth and Venus are warm.”
The Tall Bloke considers it to be a valid theory, as you will discover here.
- Presentation by global warming skeptics draws big crowd in Portland (junkscience.com)
- Fracking Would Emit Large Quantities of Greenhouse Gases (InnovationToronto.com)
- Grab Your Ankles America: Carbon Tax Explained (twighlightslastgleaming.wordpress.com)
- Warmist Lies – Decrease In Solar Activity Will Not Slow Global Warming (toryaardvark.com)