Category Archives: Climate Science

We live on a dynamic planet located in a solar system orbiting a sun that itself is always changing. These reactions will focus on how our climate changes and what factors contribute to those changes.

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Thank you William for bringing Juliet to life so she could speak such profound truth.  What difference does it make what a thing is called?  The smell is that of a rose, even if it is called rafflesia or perhaps … Continue reading

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Faulty Assumptions and Illogical Reasoning

Editorial writers often present arguments based upon false assumptions. When this is followed by illogical reasoning, the result may be amusing, frustrating, or both. This, of course, depends entirely upon the perspectives and psychopathologies of the readers and whether they … Continue reading

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The Debate is Settled

Bets get settled, debates are won or lost, and facts can be stubborn things.  Science, on the other hand, helps us to better understand or to become enlightened by learning something new. Are we ever finished learning?  Do we ever know everything?  … Continue reading

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About Oceans

Fear is a strong motivator.  We’re wired that way. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is justified in his fear of rising sea levels and he wants to do something about it.  Last June he received the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s (NMSF) Leadership Award … Continue reading

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Choose Your Battles

It was my grandmother who often offered this wise advice.  Unfortunately, advice is easily offered, but not so easily followed.  When emotions hijack us, we’re in no mood for thoughtful consideration. Yesterday, the United States Senate Committee on Environment and … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Deceived

We can be so easily fooled by an illusion or by what someone tells us.  It happens all the time.  in the photograph at the right, it appears that I’m leaning on a large cactus, which would not be wise in most circumstances.  … Continue reading

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Red Herrings, Aunt Sallys, and CAGW

Herrings are not red and Aunt Sally is a straw man.  On the other hand, if you cure herring in a strong brine solution, it will turn red and become quite pungent.  If you wish to distract a hound from chasing … Continue reading

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