Hooray! Warmists Trot Out Uneven Atmospheric Heating As New Excuse

The great thing about Warmists is that they never let things like science stand in the way of defending their cult. They keep coming up with great new ways to push their dogma (except for practicing what they preach). We hear things about missing heat, that the oceans are soaking it up, that Gaia is punishing some “carbon polluting” nations, that hot is causing more snow and cold. And, right on time to witness yet another year where it is super duper cold in Alaska, Europe, and Asia with lots of snow and the Antarctic has seen record growth, we get

Uneven climate change due to atmospheric heat capacity

Much of the unevenness in warming due to climate change is a result of a variation in the atmosphere’s heat capacity. The claim, made by researchers in Norway, is likely to be seen as ammunition against climate sceptics who have questioned why some parts of the world are apparently not warming.

Most scientists agree that the world is getting warmer due to anthropogenic carbon emissions. Some areas, such as the Arctic, appear to be warming faster than others. The phenomenon is temporal as well as geographical: in general, night-time temperatures have increased more than daytime temperatures. (snip)

In the atmosphere, heat capacity is dependent on the depth of the planetary boundary layer, which can be between 50 and 2,000 metres thick. Davy’s group hypothesized that the observed asymmetry in global warming could be at least partially accounted for by variations in the boundary layer: regions with a shallow boundary layer would have a relatively low heat capacity, and would warm faster, while regions with a deep boundary layer would have a relatively high capacity, and warm more slowly.

Yet, while parts of America bake, big parts of Europe freeze, and have the same planetary boundary layer. Or will Warmists claim that CO2 output has changed the PBL in certain areas? Which would be dangerously close to the reality of the urban heat island effect. Because much of the depth of the PBL is due to wind speed, which can be changed due to land use, as well as what the land temperature is, which can be much higher in urban areas than in the surrounding countryside.

But, really, the whole point in this exercise is for believers in AGW to find yet another way to explain away why their predictions of planetary doom keep failing.

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6 Responses to “Hooray! Warmists Trot Out Uneven Atmospheric Heating As New Excuse”

  1. Trish says:

    “atmospheric heat capacity”
    Really? Well I think we need a flux capacitor to handle that stuff. Or something. If they can make shi+ up so can we.

  2. Gumball_Brains says:

    Actually, this is really old news. Real scientists have predicted that if a world were to warm, the greatest changes seen would be in the polar regions. Because, I think, the more heat you add in addition to the base level, has to go somewhere. And the tropics are the best mechanism for dispersing heat. That heat goes to the polar regions.

    However, one caveat. The South Pole has not been getting warmer as a whole. And is seeing more snow and ice build up.

    It would take centuries for the added incoming heat to affect the world.

    Oh, and this is a latitudinal affect. Not a longitudinal. So, while they claim that USA is hot, and cold-war Europe is cold thus proving Global Uneven Warming Change is true… that is just stupid thinking. Thanks to oscillations in our jet streams and changing solar insolation, our weather patterns fluctuate across the globe.

    Oh, and guess what. IT’S COLD HERE NOW!!!!

  3. john says:

    Teach do you think that this will be another top 10 hottest years EVAH for the planet ? I do

  4. Gumball_Brains says:

    …. and thus proves what an idiotic ignorant troll you are.

  5. John says:

    98% of climatologists believe,that is good enough for me Teach the US. Navy believes.Have they too joined the cult ?

  6. Gumball_Brains says:


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