Monthly Archives: November 2012

Inventions and Deceptions – Total Solar Irradiance

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The problem with Total Solar Irradiance [TSI] is two fold: Firstly: Scientists aren’t Climatologists. Secondly: Climatologists aren’t Scientists. Let me explain. Scientists have been happily using satellites since 1979 to measure Total Solar Irradiance. The current generation of measurements come … Continue reading

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Inventions and Deceptions – Only Solar Electromagnetic Radiation

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One of the deceptions deployed by post-normal science is that solar electromagnetic radiation is the only input into the Earth’s “energy budget”. Sunlight is evidently a very significant energy input: Sunlight, in the broad sense, is the total frequency spectrum … Continue reading

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Inventions and Deceptions – Hill Sphere

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The Hill Sphere is defined by Wikipedia as: An astronomical body’s Hill Sphere is the region in which it dominates the attraction of satellites. To be retained by a planet, a moon must have an orbit that lies within the … Continue reading

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Inventions and Deceptions – Barycentric Orbits

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Barycentric Orbits are presented by Wikipedia as the scientifically correct mechanism that controls celestial orbits: The center of mass plays an important role in astronomy and astrophysics, where it is commonly referred to as the barycenter. The barycenter is the … Continue reading

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Inventions and Deceptions – The Greenhouse Effect

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The mythical Greenhouse Effect as defined by Wikipedia: The greenhouse effect is a process by which thermal radiation from a planetary surface is absorbed by atmospheric greenhouse gases, and is re-radiated in all directions. Since part of this re-radiation is … Continue reading

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