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Units

Before getting into the microscopic basis of temperature, a short digression on units which maybe won't be so short The product of pressure times temperature has units of energy. Pressure is force per unit area and work, which has units…
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Temperature

Eli wants to eventually discuss the details of what happens when a greenhouse gas molecule in the atmosphere absorbs an IR photon and later the process leading to emission of IR photons from greenhouse gas molecules in the same volume…
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The thing about spillways

Yes, that's a waterfall behind the house. Anderson dam spillway in full force now. #CaliforniaStorms @CBSSF pic.twitter.com/B54AWVHbsM— Len Ramirez (@lenramirez) February 20, 2017San Jose evacuated 14,000 residents this week in the worst flooding in decades. I used to be on…
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Bagelology

In this time of travail a bunny must look to nicer things.  In his travel Eli has noted the spread of bagels now worldwide, but some things have not travelled well.  Now as a general rule Eli holds to the…
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Der Bates

OK, Eli is getting tired of the lies and distortions coming from John Bates and David Rose.  A bunny could throw Lamar Smith and Judith Curry into that patch, but let us be economical.The more that one learns about this…
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Two professors

Brad DeLong:Statement for the BBC on the Disruption of Berkeley Speaker Event on February 1, 2017 Last night, February 1, while I was teaching, a number of people came to the Berkeley campus to hear a speaker invited by the…
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I know that voice

You can tell someone is ubiquitous when you're listening to a climate change podcast featuring Steven Chu, an unidentified member of the audience asks him a question and you realize you know who the questioner is.John Mashey's question about whether…
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RTFR No. 543

One of the watchwords here at Rabett Run has been RTFR, a derivative of RTFM but no less trenchant advice.  So with everybunny jumping up and down about the baselines and adjusting boats to buoys or whatever (Zeke has a…
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Comments

Eli has been slumming, but there is nothing new under the sun.  Roger Pielke Sr. demands, nay demands that people pay attention to himrpielke | February 9, 2017 at 4:41 pm | Most of the issues raised in our papers…
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Facts Matter – Inoculation Edition

This got a fair amount of attention a few weeks back:National outbreaks of fake news and partisan “disinformation” have convinced many Americans to doubt scientific consensus—such as the near-unanimous agreement among experts that human-caused climate change is real....a group of…
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A Public Service Announcement

There are times when some comment is so wrong no bunny wastes any time explaining to the hard of learning why it is wrong, and this, as bunnies in the US are learning, is a mistake and, of course, this…
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Boiling Bates Down

Allow Eli to simplify the issues about Karl et al. 15 and John BatesBates designed an overly complicated set of procedures for climate data archiving.He got upper management at NOAA to sign on because the charts looked pretty. There were…
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The Speed of Entropy

In a post fact world, everything degrades to heat in microseconds, so Eli, although perhaps only a day behind, is well, a day behind, or two or three.  The latest attempt to recreate the furor following the hack of CRU…
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Inappropriate Open Thread

Since all the bunnies have agreed to hijack the discussion on one of Eli's wonderful posts, the blather has been moved here, and feel free to disgrace yourselves further or feed the troll (you know who you are).19 comments: 8c7793aa-15b2-11e5-898a-67ca934bd1dfsaid...…
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Where the Money Goes

Having been in the university science game for over 40 years, Eli, well actually, Ms. Rabett always gives a snort when told how everbunny is getting rich on grants.  Katherine Hayhoe, having perhaps reached the end of her very long…
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Best since FDR

SourceI hoped to do a more in-depth-for-me writeup, but I don't think that's happening. The post headline both says it all and is pretty obvious IMHO.The other post-FDR presidents who've had great things happen - LBJ and Nixon - have…
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Gravity in the Greenhouse

Gravity is the cause of the greenhouse effect.What?Well if a Rabett thinks long enough and hard enough about it, the greenhouse effect is a consequence of three things, two of which are the result of gravity and the other of…
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Trust Everybunny, But Cut the Cards

Peter Finley Dunne has long been one of Eli's favorite observers of the human, especially the political condition.  Writing at the beginning of the 20th century in the voice of Mr. Dooley, a publican of the Irish persuasion, he instructed…
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