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Should there be new laws of thermodynamics?

First, let’s quickly review the basics of the existing four or so laws, OR, you could skip to below the wiggly line: Zeroth Law: According to Arnold Sommerfeld, Ralph H. Fowler invented the title ‘the zeroth law of thermodynamics’ when he was discussing the 1935 text of Saha and Srivastava. They write on page 1 […]

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Six Easy Steps for Saving the Coral Reefs for our Grandchildren

The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) was held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia last July.  Not a bad venue for embracing subject field trips and the exotic and spectacular hinterland attractions.  Yet they had time to reach a grand consensus statement endorsed reportedly by thousands of scientists.  Step 1)  Back in June, three eminent scientists including the convener gathered at […]

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Newly Identified AGW Threat to Polar Bears

Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones (AKA Bob_FJ) John F Bruno is a marine ecologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at The University of North Carolina, and has made some alarming assertions that may have grave consequences for the survival of the species.  His following quotes can be found on a recent WUWT polar […]

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Complaint to ACMA (Complaint 3), original Email

From: BobFJ Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:42 AM To: broadcasting@acma.gov.au Cc: ABC Corporate_Affairs10 ; Angela Peters Subject: ABC Radio National “Science Show” complaint   I made a complaint to A&CA about five errors or misrepresentations in a single show.  However, despite many related Email exchanges, (see below), they failed to give a ruling within […]

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Stefan-Boltzmann, Kevin Trenberth, and Other Paradoxes

DRAFT 6, 7/Apr/12.    by Bob Fernley-Jones AKA Bob_FJ  Here is the Trenberth et al energy budget diagram as extracted from their 2009 paper, it being an update of that in the IPCC report of 2007 (& also 2001): The unusual aspect of this diagram is that instead of directly showing radiative Heat Transfer  from the surface, it […]

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Remember the infamous Bob Ward interview, from a year ago?

Minor EDIT 15/Oct,  (corrected two hyperlinks) 11/Oct/11   Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones (AKA Bob_FJ) With the help of Mr Ward, Australia’s national broadcaster attacked the work of several sceptics of CAGW, (catastrophic AGW), including against a 2008 paper by Prof Bob Carter; one of his hundred, which Ward described as the worst paper ever.   The major issue seems that it […]

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Does the Trenberth et al “Earth’s Energy Budget Diagram” Contain a Paradox?

DRAFT 5,  5/Oct/2011 Here we go; extracted from their 2009 paper, it being an update of that in the IPCC report of 2007 (& also 2001): The unusual aspect of this diagram is that instead of directly showing radiative Heat Transfer  from the surface, it gives their depiction of the greenhouse effect in terms of radiation flux […]

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hemispherical radiation

Diagram of IR radiation leaving Earth’s surface

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