NASA, ESA, M. Wong, I. de Pater (UC Berkeley), et al.
For about 300 years Jupiter’s banded atmosphere has shown a remarkable feature to telescopic viewers, a large swirling storm system known as The Great Red Spot. In 2006, another red storm system appeared, actually seen to form as smaller whitish oval-shaped storms merged and then developed the curious reddish hue. Now, Jupiter has a third red spot, again produced from a smaller whitish storm. All three are seen in this image made from data recorded on May 9 and 10 with the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. The spots extend above the surrounding clouds and their red color may be due to deeper material dredged up by the storms and exposed to ultraviolet light, but the exact chemical process is still unknown. For scale, the Great Red Spot has almost twice the diameter of planet Earth, making both new spots less than one Earth-diameter across. The newest red spot is on the far left (west), along the same band of clouds as the Great Red Spot and is drifting toward it. If the motion continues, the new spot will encounter the much larger storm system in August. Jupiter’s recent outbreak of red spots is likely related to large scale climate change as the gas giant planet is getting warmer near the equator.
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Tim Palmer, Modeler from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts in Reading, UK
Politicians seem to think that the science is a done deal,” says Tim Palmer. “I don’t want to undermine the IPCC, but the forecasts, especially for regional climate change, are immensely uncertain.” Palmer is a leading climate modeller at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts in Reading, UK, and he does not doubt that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has done a good job alerting the world to the problem of global climate change. But he and his fellow climate scientists are acutely aware that the IPCC’s predictions of how the global change will affect local climates are little more than guesswork. They fear that if the IPCC’s predictions turn out to be wrong, it will provoke a crisis in confidence that undermines the whole climate change debate.
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See more exciting photos, a discussion of some early cold weather in South America and a look ahead to their winter soon.
Introduced by Marlo Lewis, Competitive Enterprise Institute
First five of dozens of interviews form the First International Confereence on Climate Change in NYC March 2-4, 2008 plus some other videos including some Al Gore ‘debates’ from DemandDebate.com and CEI television interviews with Marlo Lewis, Myron Ebell and Chris Horner can be found here.
By Dr. Hans Schreuder, Ilove my carbondioxide.com
Spectacular aerial photgraphs of Iceland’s noth and northwest coasts and then Greenland (image below).
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Are Al Gore and the UN right about global warming being a planetary emergency? NO! says the Viscount Monckton of Brenchley in a devastating 2007 presentation delivered at Cambridge University. Watch Lord Monckton place climate science into largely layman terms, exposing climate scare after climate scare. “Scientifically masterful, brilliantly composed, and emotionally moving,” says Dr. Laurence I. Gould, Professor of Physics, University of Hartford. DVD available in NTSC (US & Canada) and PAL (Europe and Asia). See more and find how to purchase it here.
Shine TV in New Zealand interview with Professor Bob Carter from James Cook University
See this excellent interview by Shine TV’s Allan Lee with with Bob Carter that runs 9 minutes here.
Ted Turner, CNN Founder and Media Mogul
Unchecked global warming and an exploding population could result in cannibalism, controversial U.S. former media mogul Ted Turner says. If global warming isn’t stemmed, “we’ll be 8 degrees hotter in 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow,” Turner said during PBS’ “Charlie Rose.” “Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals,” said Turner, 69. “Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state ... living conditions will be intolerable.” Population control can help combat global warming he said. People should voluntarily pledge to have only one or two children, the founder of CNN in Atlanta said. “We’re too many people; that’s why we have global warming,” he said.