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Another week of GW News, February 6, 2011

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February 6, 2011

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My first novel Water was published in Canada May, 2007. The American release was in October. An Introductionto the novel is available, along with the Unpublished Forewordand the Launch Talk(which includes some quotations), An overview of my writing is available here.


P.S. Recent postings can be found in the week archive and the ancient postings can be accessed here, which should open to this.

“You might think of a roller coaster riding the (Milankovitch) orbital rails, with Heinrich-Bond bungee jumping off the roller coaster while playing with a Dansgaard-Oeschger yo-yo.” -Richard B. Alley [describing global climate over last million years]


  1. #1 Alan
    February 8, 2011

    Would someone please point me to a debunking of the fiction that recent weather anomalies are caused by volcanoes in Kamchatka and Iceland.

    Note that this particular crank is not saying its the carbon dioxide emitted by the volcanoes.


  2. #2 adelady
    February 8, 2011

    I do remember reading that Eyjafjallajökull was the first ever carbon negative volcanic eruption – because the CO2 emitted by the volcano was less than the CO2 that would have been emitted by the flights that had to be cancelled.

    I’ll do a bit more digging.

  3. #3 adelady
    February 8, 2011

    Note this report – **from 2006**.

    “The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry warned of a threat to planes flying in the area.

    The Karymsky volcano, which has been erupting for years, is currently the most active of 28 volcanoes in the region, the report said.”

    Just the few items I’ve looked at suggest that Kamchatka peninsula is a continuously active volcanic region. The stuff in the item you linked to has no report or analysis of whether, and if so how much, the volcanic activity differs from any other year.

  4. #4 Wow
    February 9, 2011

    If the weather is so sensitive to particulates, how come industrial activity isn’t having a similarly major effect on the weather?

    If it’s so insensitive to CO2’s effects, how come 55 million years ago the earth wasn’t a ball of ice?