New Cartoon – Climate Control Knobs by Josh


1. Note that water vapour knob goes to 11
2. Sun controls on side and system goes to infinity into sun.
3. CO2 knob is small, goes one direction and gets all of the interest.
4. Some Scientists have finally discovered that oceans contain 94 % of the energy in the global system and that the El Nino/La Nina oscillation in the Pacific may account for over half of the warming in the 1980-1998 period and the cooling in the 1998-2013 period.(the recent 15 years no warming/temperature hiatus aka “the pause”)

Remember the famous quote from the climategate emails “What if climate change appears to be just mainly a multidecadal natural fluctuation? They’ll kill us probably …”
Consider if the ocean oscillations contribute over half of the temperature rise and there is contributions from aerosols, soot, UHI, etc there is not much left for CO2 to control. If you can not explain the Pause then how can you explain the Cause.

Note that as a GHG the only way for CO2 to affect the oceans is to warm the air by back radiation. This could warm the oceans but is hard to do in thermodynamics(heat content air vs water). The atmosphere at the lower latitudes hasn’t warmed the way the models predicted anyway – see previous article. The main energy transfer into the oceans is short wave radiation (sunlight) at the equator and lower latitudes.

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