[ RadSafe ] Auer on Global Warming
brian.riely at gmail.com
Sun Jan 26 21:54:12 CST 2014
It is Kelvin not degrees Kelvin.
Sorry, but I am a stickler for this!
On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 9:34 PM, Hans J Wiegert <hjwiegert at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just for "Bleeps and Giggles", there is no such thing as "Centigrade"! The
> correct term is degrees "Celsius". Or in other units it's degrees
> "Fahrenheit" or degrees "Kelvin" or degrees "Rankine" !
> Sorry, but I am a stickler for this!
> * Retirement is, when the only day you have to set your alarm clock is
> Sunday - so you are not late for church!*
> On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM, Otto G. Raabe <ograabe at ucdavis.edu>
> > August H. "Augie" Auer Jr (10 June 1940 – 10 June 2007) was distinguished
> > scientist and
> > Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Wyoming for 22
> > After retirement became the Chief Meteorologist for the Meteorological t
> > Service of New Zealand.
> > As a boy growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Auer was reportedly
> > by weather.
> > He studied meteorology at Colorado State University before becoming a
> > Professor at the University of Wyoming.
> > A land use typing method to classify land as urban or rural is used by
> > United States Environmental Protection Agency.
> > After retirement, Auer moved to New Zealand and became the Chief
> > Meteorologist for the
> > Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited from 1990 to 1998.
> > He also presented the weather forecast on TV News for several years,
> > often preferring to use colloquialisms instead of technical jargon.
> > Auer was frequently quoted in the New Zealand press regarding weather and
> > climate issues.
> > In a May 2007 interview with The Timaru Herald newspaper, Auer stated
> > a combination
> > of misinterpreted and misguided science, media hype, and political spin
> > had created the current global warming hysteria and it was time to put a
> > stop to it stating,
> > "It is time to attack the myth of global warming."
> > According to Auer: “ Water vapor is responsible for 95 per cent of the
> > greenhouse effect,
> > an effect which is vital to keep the world warm.
> > if we didn't have the greenhouse effect the planet would be at minus 18
> > degrees Centigrade
> > but because we do have the greenhouse effect it is plus 15 degrees
> > Centigrade, all the time.
> > The other greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen dioxide,
> > various others including CFCs,
> > contributed only five per cent of the effect, carbon dioxide being by far
> > the greatest contributor at 3.6 per cent.
> > However, carbon dioxide from man’s activities is only 3.2 per cent of
> > 3.6 per cent,
> > so it is only 0.12 per cent of the greenhouse gases in total.
> > Human related methane, nitrogen dioxide, and CFC’s etc. make similarly
> > minuscule contributions
> > to the effect: 0.06, 0.047, and 0.046 per cent, respectively.
> > It would be like trying to increase the temperature of bath tub full of
> > water using one drop from an eye dropper.”
> > **********************************************
> > Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
> > Center for Health & the Environment
> > University of California
> > One Shields Avenue
> > Davis, CA 95616
> > E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
> > Phone: (530) 752-7754 FAX: (530) 758-6140
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