Another NASA Scientist’s View of Global Warming

Thanks to my long time pal Dave for sending me this editorial from the National Review Online:
http://article.nationalreview.com/432225/earth-day-turns-40/roy-spencer
This NASA scientist has just published a book with the intriguing title, “The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World’s Top Climate Scientists.”
It’s a short piece, and one with which I completely concur — well worth the five minutes it will take you to read. And you’ll get to hear the compelling side of the global warming argument that just never seems to make it to the LA Times or NBC.
Another thought had come to my mind regarding global warming. Let’s look at the Earth as a pot on the stove, and our greenhouse gases as the lid on our pot. With the lid on, the contents of our pot heat up faster, and they remain warm longer. However, nothing happens unless we turn the stove on! Quite absent from most of the public discussions of global warming is Earth’s stove: the Sun.
Is it possible that the Sun’s output is not constant? If so, our temperature here on Earth would not be constant either — just like the pot on the stove, with the burner set on high or on low. And there is significant scientific data that proves the Sun’s output of heat is NOT constant. So how could our Earth’s temperature ever be constant?
But the public discussion so far has not focused on the real culprit, our Sun. It seems that Congress has been unable to determine a means by which the Sun could be taxed or otherwise regulated. So our government has focused on the lid instead.
In other news, I am scheduled to teach two half-day sessions for the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association on May 6 in Rancho Cucamonga. The topics are Math Reviews to prepare for the State’s Treatment Operator certification exam on May 15. The morning session will focus on T-1 and T-2 level problems, and the afternoon with focus on T-3 and T-4. If math is your “Achilles’ Heel” on the exam, make plans to attend. You can find the information at www.ca-nv-awwa.org, or you can just phone them at 909-481-7200.

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