Radiative forcing
In climate science, radiative forcing or climate forcing, is defined as the difference of insolation (sunlight) absorbed by the Earth and energy radiated back to space. Typically, radiative forcing is...
Radiative forcing - Wikipedia
Thirty Years Of Failed Climate Predictions
On June 23 1988, NASA's James Hansen testified before Congress and made very specific predictions about global warming. In this video I show how he got them exactly backwards, and how scientists and j...
Can Climate Models Predict Climate Change?
Predicting climate temperatures isn't science – it's science fiction. Emeritus Professor of Physics at Princeton University Will Happer explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h ...
Children Born In Summer Are More Likely To Be Healthy Adults
According to the study, birth month affects birth weight and when the girl starts puberty, both of which have an impact on overall health of adults. The environment in the womb leads to differences in...
Air pollution in Asia may be changing weather patterns in the United States
Air pollution in Asia may be changing weather patterns in the United States
Study, CO2 Continues To Increase Greenhouse Effect
Researchers say they’ve made the first direct observations affirming an increase in greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface caused by carbon dioxide. The finding affirms in nature what has already be...
Infrared
Infrared (IR) is invisible radiant energy, electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths than those of visible light, extending from the nominal red edge of the visible spectrum at 700 nanometers ...
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Lake-effect snow
Lake-effect snow is produced during cooler atmospheric conditions when a cold air mass moves across long expanses of warmer lake water, warming the lower layer of air which picks up water vapor from t...
Lake-effect snow - Wikipedia
Children Born In Summer Are More Likely To Be Healthy Adults
According to the study, birth month affects birth weight and when the girl starts puberty, both of which have an impact on overall health of adults. The environment in the womb leads to differences in...
Study, CO2 Continues To Increase Greenhouse Effect
Researchers say they’ve made the first direct observations affirming an increase in greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface caused by carbon dioxide. The finding affirms in nature what has already be...
Infrared window
The infrared atmospheric window is the overall dynamic property of the earth's atmosphere, taken as a whole at each place and occasion of interest, that lets some infrared radiation from the cloud top...
Second law of thermodynamics
The second law of thermodynamics states that in a natural thermodynamic process, there is an increase in the sum of the entropies of the participating systems.The second law is an empirical finding th...
Solar dimming
Global dimming is the gradual reduction in the amount of global direct irradiance at the Earth's surface that was observed for several decades after the start of systematic measurements in the 1950s. ...
Solar dimming - Wikipedia
Sunlight
Sunlight is a portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, in particular infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. On Earth, sunlight is filtered through the Earth's atmosphere, and ...
Sunlight - Wikipedia
Impact event
An impact event is a collision between celestial objects causing measurable effects. Impact events have physical consequences and have been found to regularly occur in planetary systems, though the m...
Impact event - Wikipedia
Economics of global warming
There are a number of policies that governments might consider in response to global warming. The assessment of such policies involves the economics of global warming.Global warming is a long-term pro...
Economics of global warming - Wikipedia
Waste heat
Waste heat is by necessity produced both by machines that do work and in other processes that use energy, for example in a refrigerator warming the room air or a combustion engine releasing heat into...
Waste heat - Wikipedia
Cloud forcing
Cloud forcing (sometimes described as cloud radiative forcing) is, in meteorology, the difference between the radiation budget components for average cloud conditions and cloud-free conditions. Much ...
Global climate model
This visualization shows early test renderings of a global computational model of Earth's atmosphere based on data from NASA's Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5).A general circ...
Global climate model - Wikipedia
Borneo peat swamp forests
The Borneo peat swamp forests ecoregion, within the Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests Biome, are on the island of Borneo, which is divided between Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Pe...
Borneo peat swamp forests - Wikipedia
Assarting
Assarting is the act of clearing forested lands for use in agriculture or other purposes. In English land law, it was illegal to assart any part of a Royal forest. This was the greatest trespass that ...
Albedo
Albedo (/ælˈbiːdoʊ/), or reflection coefficient, derived from Latin albedo "whiteness" (or reflected sunlight) in turn from albus "white", is the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface....
Albedo - Wikipedia
Cloud
In meteorology, a cloud is a visible mass of liquid droplets or frozen crystals made of water or various chemicals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body. These suspended p...
Cloud - Wikipedia
Particulates
This animation shows aerosol optical thickness of emitted and transported key tropospheric aerosols from 17 August 2006 to 10 April 2007, from a 10 km resolution GEOS-5 "nature run" using the G...
Particulates - Wikipedia
Earth's energy budget
Earth's energy budget or Earth's radiation balance describes the net flow of energy into Earth in the form of shortwave radiation and the outgoing infrared longwave radiation into space. Thus, the ene...
Earth's energy budget - Wikipedia
Runaway greenhouse effect
A runaway greenhouse effect is a process in which a net positive feedback between surface temperature and atmospheric opacity increases the strength of the greenhouse effect on a planet until its ocea...
Atmospheric methane
Atmospheric methane is the methane present in Earth's atmosphere. Atmospheric methane concentrations are of interest due to methane's impact on climate change, as it is one of the most potent greenhou...
Atmospheric methane - Wikipedia
Hemispherical photography
Hemispherical photography, also known as fisheye or canopy photography, is a technique to estimate solar radiation and characterize plant canopy geometry using photographs taken looking upward through...
Hemispherical photography - Wikipedia
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 400 nm to 10 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays. Though usually invisible, under some co...
Ultraviolet - Wikipedia