Category Archives: Caterpillar

The Caterpillar Effect on ice – pressure ridges and refrozen cracks

In a discussion with TinyCO2 I referred to the formation of pressure ridges and refrozen cracks which form as a result of the daily change in air temperature over the ice. This is a direct analogy to the creation of … Continue reading

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The Caterpillar Effect: Now with second confirmation it must be rock solid science

[Note: This post reports confirmation that the theory I presented a while back on tectonic plate movement has been confirmed and is sound science. However, given the deafening silence I will make it sticky for a while.] Back in 2015 … Continue reading

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Clouds now appear to be the Climate “Hard stop”

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you will have heard me refer to the climate “Hard stop”. See e.g. “Can variations in lapse rate & cloud cover explain ice-age temperature changes and the inter-glacial “hard stop”?” To explain … Continue reading

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Can global warming be explained by increased pressure?

I’ve been trying to find records of long term atmospheric pressure change. So, far I’m found a very unstatistically significant increase in

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The theory that will bring down global warming

The way global warming works is complex and multifaceted, and no single model will encompass all the effects neatly into one package. However there are two simplifications in common use. One (the heat trapping model) presents a view of a … Continue reading

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A complete description of factors affecting global temperature

Following yesterday’s article about lapse rate I was frustrated by what I left out. So as a mental exercise, I set myself the challenge of putting down something about all the major things that affect climate and particularly global temperature. … Continue reading

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Can variations in lapse rate & cloud cover explain ice-age temperature changes and the inter-glacial “hard stop”?

I woke up this morning thinking about the most fundamental issue of climate: If the temperature of the earth is set by the blackbody radiation temperature of the earth … and that is fixed in turn by the sun … … Continue reading

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A complete explanation of the ice-age cycle.

This article is one of a number I’ve been doing developing my ideas on the Ice-age cycle. I will try to summarise the key ideas and explain how they fit. However, with such a complex subject and so many new … Continue reading

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C14 dating shows oddities: Cosmic rays, earth’s magnetic field or more evidence for the Caterpillar?

In the new study using samples taken from Xingkai Lake near the Sino-Russian border in Heilongjiang province, researchers have discovered a discrepancy between two dating methods: radiocarbon dating and another method known as optically stimulated luminescence. C14 dating uses the … Continue reading

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Calculation of pressure change need to induce ice-age cycle

In my previous post I suggested that the addition of gases to the atmosphere from volcanic activity could have increased the atmospheric pressure and that would have changed  global temperature giving us the current warm interglacial. Today I thought it … Continue reading

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