[ RadSafe ] Auer on Global Warming
bobcherry at satx.rr.com
Sun Jan 26 22:42:28 CST 2014
For clarification on Celsius vs. centigrade, please see:
And yes, as others have noted, the man's name is Kelvin and the SI unit for
temperature is kelvin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin).
"... the degree Celsius is a special name for the kelvin for use in
expressing Celsius temperatures and the magnitude of the degree Celsius is
exactly equal to that of the kelvin ... "
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Hans J Wiegert
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2014 8:34 PM
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Auer on Global Warming
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> wrote:
> 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 years.
> 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
> fascinated 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
> the 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
> that 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,
> and 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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