Sunday, November 25, 2007

More weather disasters in a warming cycle?

I really don't understand the physics behind statements such as these. If you really could place a uniform thermal blanket of gas around the world, and it started warming, then why would there be more storms? Would you have less storms in a cooling cycle? Or a static phase? I know that on the US east coast there have been hurricane cycles that are independent of anything else. What drives them?

The world has always been in warming cycles, cooling cycles, peaks and troughs. I must come to the conclusion that there is more money available whenever anybody plays the 'guilt card', and so it gets played for everything.

Actually, I think that ocean currents are really underplayed here, so this big push for oceanic mega-bucks might be more than a mere money grab.


Chris said...

Who says it's uniform?

Harold Asmis said...

CO2 dispersal is rapid. I'm assuming that those ridiculous CO2 models show fairly uniform solar heating by infra-red capture. I could always be wrong! (but it doesn't stop me from writing!)

Chris said...

I suspect you're wrong ;)

There's an awful lot of convection and tropical to polar transport going on, and I'm pretty sure the good atmosphere models incorporate that. The people who know their stuff are the first to admit the weaknesses of what they're doing, but I don't think that's one of them.

Harold Asmis said...

blah, blah.

Chris said...