Saturday, January 30, 2010

More Evidence of a Negative Water Vapor Feedback

Quoting The Wall Street Journal:
“Climatologists have puzzled over why global average temperatures have stayed roughly flat in the past decade, despite a long-term warming trend. New research suggests that lower levels of water vapor in the stratosphere may partly explain the anomaly.

The study, appearing in the journal Science, points out that the concentration of water vapor in the stratosphere has dropped about 10% in the past decade”
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Click here for the published abstract.

The WSJ, being (other than the opinion page) quantifiably more Leftist than the New York Times (published paper found here), predictably includes in this report the following bit of alarmist propaganda:
“Not only is water vapor the planet's most abundant greenhouse gas, it also is known to amplify the warming effect of other such gases, including carbon dioxide.”
This positive water vapor feedback mechanism -- without which, nobody could even pretend there is any cause for alarm -- is NOT KNOWN to be a fact, it is an ASSUMPTION on the part of the alarmists. What IS a fact is that study after study (abstract found here) is increasingly proving this assumption to be not merely wrong, but completely upside down!

Additionally, the Leftist WSJ pimps for a “long-term warming trend” while willfully ignoring a much longer-term cooling trend in both the Arctic AND the Antarctic. Click here and here for direct links to all the citations in the previous two charts.

Click here for some basic climate change science.

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