“If you can keep your head when all about you …”

“Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,..”

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The energy content of the oceans is more than one thousand times higher than the energy content of air.  The air cannot heat the oceans.  Even if you burned ALL of the fossil fuels on the planet and even if you could put all of the resulting CO2 in the air,  the temperature of the oceans will not be increased by an amount that is large enough to be reproducibly measured.   There is not enough carbon on earth.  It should be obvious from these graphs that the ocean temperature is controlling the temperature of the air.  Even more obvious, CO2, which is present in air at only about 400 parts per 1,000,000 parts of air, has no significant long term effect on ocean or air temperature.

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Carbon Dioxide 600 million years of data

“Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!”

Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father’s Advice to His Son

Reference:  http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/2001/20120294

Climate sensitivity, sea level and atmospheric carbon dioxide
James Hansen, Makiko Sato, Gary Russell, Pushker Kharecha
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2013 371 20120294; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2012.0294. Published 16 September 2013

 

About budbromley

Life sciences executive, retired
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4 Responses to “If you can keep your head when all about you …”

  1. Reblogged this on Decisive Liberty® and commented:
    Excellent post by @BudBromley on “climate change” — something that has become a billion dollar industry based upon the marketing skills of a politician that relies upon flawed data.

    One only has to step into a indoor pool at a hotel or home to get this lesson — step out of the water and you still feel colder than you did in the water because the water is warmed not the air. Ever hear of ANY hotel warming their indoor pool by heating up the air?

    Unless, of course, they believe facts don’t count… At which point we should simply toss them into the pool. 🙂

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  2. One only has to step into a indoor pool at a hotel or home to get this lesson — step out of the water and you still feel colder than you did in the water.

    Unless, of course, they believe facts don’t count… At which point we should simply toss them into the pool 🙂

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  3. PeteBonk says:

    Isn’t the rest of this: “If you can keep your head when all about you…. are losing theirs, you don’t fully understand the situation”.

    On a more serious note, where are these charts from? The air/ocean heat capacity-energy content I have seen (and used before in one of the Science Cafes I’ve organized here).

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