7 thoughts on “Another Reason To Be Skeptical About Climate Research”

  1. Rows and flows of angel hair
    And ice cream castles in the air
    And feather canyons everywhere
    I’ve looked at clouds that way

    But now they only block the sun
    They rain and snow on everyone
    So many things I would have done
    Clouds got in my way

    I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
    From up and down, and still somehow
    It’s cloud illusions I recall
    I really don’t know clouds at all.

    — Joni Mitchell

    See, we’ve known that for a long time. 🙂 ..bruce..

  2. Laura Lee: “Dreams are like clouds across a sky-blue mind.”

    Josey Wales: “Is that the kind of dumb things they teach pretty girls up in Kansas?”

  3. Dang you bfwebster – you beat me to it! But I’m much more familiar with the Judy Collins version.

  4. GW scientific justification relies on the atmospheric “optical depth” to be deeper so a solar photon is absorbed and re-emitted more times before heading out to space. When there are no clouds, the photons head for space more readily after hitting the ground and being reemitted as heat. High clouds reflect more heat than light. Low clouds are thicker and tend to reflect more light relative to high clouds. So an argument that CO2 causes higher surface temps is an argument that CO2 increases optical depth by increasing the proportion of high clouds to low clouds for example.

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