Atmospheric Layers, The Biosphere, The Boundary Layer, Microclimate and Inadequate IPCC Models

Watts Up With That?

models-vs-datasetsGuest essay by Dr. Tim Ball

During a university presentation I said the climate models do not include the Milankovitch Effect. A person challenged me saying he worked on climate models and it was included. My mistake was I forgot to say I was talking about Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) models. Here is a summary of that and other missing pieces.

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Hexagon found on Neptune?

Tallbloke's Talkshop

Neptune - Earth comparison [credit: Wikipedia] Neptune – Earth comparison [credit: Wikipedia]

Last year we had an interesting discussion here at the Talkshop on the topic of Saturn’s ‘polar hexagon’ which has been the subject of many photos and videos by the Cassini orbiter.

During the discussion Dr Carolyn Porco, a NASA scientist, dropped by to explain a few points about the properties of that phenomenon – images and comments here:

Stunning new image of Saturn’s polar hexagonal jet stream

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Here’s the real reason the Tories are allowing the destruction of robin eggs and nests

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the Tories!)

I must admit to having been more than a little puzzled at first as to why Natural England are proposing that nests and eggs of bird species such as robins and starlings will be allowed to be destroyed without the granting of special licences.

This would mean members of the public would be allowed to destroy any nests or eggs they came across – more or less at will.

Natural England’s consultation paper on the subject doesn’t shed much light on the reasons for these quite shocking proposals either – other than stating that these birds can present a “public health and safety” hazard.

There is no explanation of what exactly the public health and safety hazards of robins’ and starlings’ eggs are.

However, after a little investigation into the murky waters of party donations all has now become clear.

Last year government ministers chose Andrew Sells…

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