Whilst on the global warming topic –
This post, from an impressive thinker, analyst and publisher, adds weight to my previous CAGW reblog.
Two comments – Firstly, again the warmists admit to not understanding the degree of water vapour influence of near-surface temperatures. In fact cannot even be sure if it is a net positive or negative feedback factor. Secondly, an off-shoot of the first, if there is “historically” less water vapour is it because the surface is cooler in the first place, or is less water vapour a/the cooling influence?
Water vapour in the form of clouds clearly shadows the earth surface and obviously creates less heating at the surface. It is also clear that clouds at night have the effect of lessening heat loss from the surface. It is also clear that warmer water body surfaces generate more atmospheric water vapour. To quantify all this on a global basis in a scientifically conclusive manner is more than has been possible and probably more than can ever be possible.
No settled science here!
Climate models fail to represent reality, water vapour is demonstrably a far greater temperature modulator then CO2 – the public need to apply a little logic and physics that were once taught in school, into their understanding of the environment. Also to apply a little commonsense to their assessment of human behaviour.
How come the political repercussions are so set in concrete? To accept that paradox is not logical.
The title of this posting comes from an old beer commercial. Olympia Beer, for decades, had the slogan “It’s the Water, and A Lot More!”. Trivia for those who might not have a familiarity with beer from the Pacific Northwest of America from 40 years ago 😉 It was the first beer I ever drank, at about age 12… Light, tasty, gentle hops. Just a very drinkable beer with a crisp bubbly finish. Since then it got mergered and the brewery closed in 2003 or so.
The Olympia Brewing Company was a brewery firm in Tumwater, Washington, USA which existed from 1896 until 1983. It was acquired in the latter year by what would eventually become Pabst Brewing Company. The Olympia Brewery in Tumwater was purchased by SABMiller and operated until its closure in 2003.
Though they still have an official site:
Every so often I’ll hear ‘the…
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