These two papers indicate that in the last decade or so, formation of highly saline cold deep water formation around the margin of Antarctica has increased and strengthened. In the long term more cold deep water supply from Antarctica will result in a cooling effect on global climate. Antarctica is the biggest global source of … Continue reading Antarctic formation of cold saline deep water is accelerating
The universe is big - mind-bogglingly so. On its largest scales of billions of lightyears, it has a filamentous, labyrinthine structure that many have noticed bears a resemblance to biological structures, such as the network of neurons in an animal brain - see figure 1 below. Brain cells under the microscope, left, and the billion … Continue reading Is cosmic texture a result of Turing reaction-diffusion emergent pattern?
Phil Salmon With COP26 in Glasgow concluding as I write, the global movement of CO2 climate warming alarm is at its zenith of political and popular influence. This ironclad edifice of dystopia however has feet of clay - it is based on a colossal scientific failure (1) - that goes beyond climate, encompassing the whole … Continue reading Climate Pandemonium!
There are "no substantial differences" in the protection offered by the UK's two main COVID-19 vaccines, a new study suggests. https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-no-substantial-difference-in-protection-offered-by-pfizer-and-astrazeneca-vaccines-study-suggests-12439339 Many previous studies have been done across a range of population groups showing that the AstraZeneca vaccine was less effective than the jab made by Pfizer. However, the authors of the new study have … Continue reading No difference in protection from covid19 by AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines in new unbiased study
The East Pacific has been cooling for a couple of decades, it turns out. A “warming hole”, we have to call it. Persistent strong trade winds are part of the reason. Chinese researchers have also found that, in their words: “a persistent cooling in the eastern Pacific is directly linked to an eastward displacement of … Continue reading Ocean news
Australia's Aborigines or First People (that first we know about) have a rich mythology that includes the "Dreamtime". It is their creation myth where spiritual beings shaped the world that we now know and inhabit, their wondrous deeds leaving in their wake the mountains and rivers, land and seas, forests, fish, animals and birds that … Continue reading The dreamtime before birth
“Better a little with tranquility, than an abundance with chasing after the wind” Thus wrote the ancient scriptural author, whose wisdom encapsulates the answer to the question in the title. An organism or an organisation needs resources. But securing the resource is just the start - it must then be processed and “harvested”. And if … Continue reading Why are leaves green?
And just like that, life was discovered on another planet. No fanfare, no warning, there it was. Actually a moon, of Saturn, not far away at all. Enceladus is of course way too cold for life. On its surface. It has a lot of water, not uncommon (Pluto has water mountains), but at such freezing … Continue reading Life actually
Models of global climate warming from CO2 often frame the earth's temperature as the consequence of a single simple physical system. Radiative balance determines temperature and CO2 perturbs that balance in the direction of warming. End of story. With, of course, an important caveat of "everything else being equal". Envisioning the role of IR-active gasses … Continue reading Emergent Thermal Homeostasis: a new paradigm for e-pluribus-unum climate stability
Reblogged from https://edmhdotme.wordpress.com/ Earth has existed for some 4,600 million years. This condensed history sets the current concerns about the level of atmospheric CO2 and the possible recent impact of extra Man-made CO2 affecting global temperature in a rational context. CO2 in the atmosphere To understand the context of current concerns about the increase of … Continue reading A global context for Man-made Climate Concerns