Assessing ExxonMobil’s global warming projections

Geoffrey James Sasajima Supran Insider knowledge For decades, some members of the fossil fuel industry tried to convince the public that a causative link between fossil fuel use and climate warming could not be made because the models used to project warming were too uncertain. Supran et al. show that one of those fossil fuel companies, ExxonMobil, had their own internal models that projected warming trajectories consistent with those forecast by the independent academic and government models. What they understood about climate models thus contradicted what they led the public to believe. —HJS Abstract Climate projections by the fossil fuel …

The 60- & 88-year temperature oscillations are related to planetary and solar oscillations

Dr. Antero OIlila Dec. 19, 2022 The mechanism and even the existence of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) have remained under debate among climate researchers, and the same applies to general temperature oscillations of a 60-90-year period. The recently published study of Ollila and Timonen has found that these oscillations are real and they are related to 60- and 88-year periodicities originating from the planetary and solar activity oscillations. These oscillations can be observed in the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), the Pacific Multidecadal Oscillation (PMO), and actually in the global surface temperature (GST). The similarities between the GST, AMO, PMO, …

Climate Insights 2020 Surveying American Public Opinion on Climate Change and the Environment

About the Project This report is the first in a series by researchers at Stanford University, Resources for the Future, and ReconMR examining American public opinion on issues related to climate change—beliefs about existence and threat, as well as public support for government action and specific policy preferences. Since 1997, Stanford University Professor Jon Krosnick has explored American public opinion on these issues through a series of rigorous national surveys of random samples of American adults, often in collaboration with RFF. For the 2020 iteration of the Climate Insights survey, 999 American adults were interviewed during the 80-day period from …

Outside the Black Box: Back to Basics

Dr. Ad Huijser, physicist and former CTO of Philips and director of the Philips Laboratories, describes himself as “amateur climatologist”. However his approach to climate physics is quite professional. Such as testified among else by his previous articles on his website: How does our CO2 escape? The underestimated role of clouds in global warming: an analysis of climate feedback effects in the AGW-hypothesis Pfff…, gelukkig nog maar ongeveer 0,6 °C te gaan ! in DUTCH And the present one: Outside the Black Box: Back to Basics. In my view his present study is killing the dominant role, attributed by many …

Effects of the Covid-19 Measures on the Economy and the Environment

Peter Stallinga & Igor Khmelinskii September 29, 2021 Abstract The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and governmental countermeasures are described in this work by putting it in the framework of the Energy Theory of Value. It is found that the downturn in economy is not accompanied by an equal downturn in energy consumption nor of carbon emissions. Moreover, not even the empirical fifth-power law linking the former two is any longer sustained, more so proving the state of virtualization of our economy (disconnecting it from a physical reality). It is also found that the reduction of carbon emissions had no …

CORRUPTED CLIMATE STATIONS

By Anthony Watts 2022 Edition This report examines the accuracy and reliability of U.S. temperature stations from which official temperature records are reported, following up from a March 2009 study, titled “Is the U.S. Surface Temperature Record Reliable?” The original report found the ground-based system for measuring surface temperatures in the United States was biased by asphalt, machinery, and other heat-producing, heat-trapping, or heat-accentuating objects located near many official temperature stations and their sensory equipment. The new study reexamines these temperature stations and equipment to determine whether there remains flaws in the official U.S. surface temperature record. This report finds …

Henry’s Law constant for CO2 in aqueous sodium chloride solutions at 1 atm and sub-zero (Celsius) temperatures

Science Direct Elsevier, Volume 207, 20 November 2018, Pages 26-32 Download PDF Neal Bailey, Tim N. Papakyriakou, Carl Bartels, Feiyue Wang https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2018.10.003 Highlights • Henry’s Law constant for CO2 was determined in NaCl solutions at temperatures from −1 to −10 °C. • CO2 solubility in cold seawater and sea ice-brines is higher than previously estimated. • Air-sea exchange of CO2 and climate modeling need to revisit the solubility of CO2 at sub-zero temperatures. Abstract The solubility of CO2 in seawater is known to increase at colder temperatures, but few studies have examined the CO2 solubility in seawater and in sea-ice brines …

Revised estimates of ocean-atmosphere CO2 flux are consistent with ocean carbon inventory

Revised estimates of ocean-atmosphere CO2 flux are consistent with ocean carbon inventory

National Library of Medicine Nat Commun. 2020; 11: 4422. Published online 2020 Sep 4. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18203-3 PMCID: PMC7474059 PMID: 32887875 Revised estimates of ocean-atmosphere CO2 flux are consistent with ocean carbon inventory Andrew J. Watson,1 Ute Schuster,1 Jamie D. Shutler,1 Thomas Holding,1 Ian G. C. Ashton,1 Peter Landschützer,2 David K. Woolf,3 and Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy4 Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Associated Data Supplementary Materials Data Availability Statement Go to: Abstract The ocean is a sink for ~25% of the atmospheric CO2 emitted by human activities, an amount in …

On the Exchange of Carbon Dioxide between the Atmosphere and the Sea

By BERT BOLIN, University of Stockholm (Manuscript received March 3, 1960) Abstract The physical and chemical processes responsible for exchange of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the sea are analyzed. It is shown that the rate of transfer is considerably decreased due to the finite rate of hydration of CO2 in water. This is the case both for a smooth water surface where molecular diffusion plays a ro1e in the first few hundredths of a millimeter as well as for a rough sea where turbulence extends all the way to the surface. A general agreement is found between the …

The Temperature at the Ocean-Air Interface

Peter M. Saunders Published in the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, May 1967 Abstract A simple theory is presented to account for the difference between the temperature at the ocean-air interface and that of the water at a depth of about one meter. Download PDF This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it..