Climategate: The future in the past

  In a Dec. 1970 article titled: “Polar Ice and the  Global Climate Machine” in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, page 40, author: Joseph O. Fletcher, the concern was that there was no model for the vast thermodynamic engine that was the atmosphere and oceans.  That there appeared to be a potential influence by…


ClimateGate: Setting up the experiment to measure “heat”, thinking about thermodynamics

There are a few laws in the universe and thermodynamics has a lock on some of the more depressing statements.  As I think of them: First Law of Thermodynamics: You can win Second Law of Thermodynamics: The first law is wrong, and not only can’t you win, everything in the universe will die because of…