Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Pacific Walker Circulation and the tropospheric CO2 growth rate – Part 2

My objective in the second of this two-part series is to introduce a model that I call the Meridional Overturning Mediated Carbon Cycle between the Lithosphere and the Atmosphere. In Part 1 (Pacific Walker circulation and the tropospheric CO2 growth rate - BIG Media), I emphasized the known role of variable Pacific Walker Circulation in modulating the tropospheric CO2 growth rate (TGR), where the latter is a function of the rate by which carbonic-acid-enriched deep...

Chips are really on the line as China speaks of war preparedness

Do you remember the terrible feeling in your gut when Russia started amassing troops along its border with Ukraine? Well, I have that same pit in my stomach as I look at China and its position regarding Taiwan. And if China decides to assert control over Taiwan, we could be in for some painful lessons linked to western civilization's over-reliance on an island across the Taiwan Strait from China for computer chips. Roughly two-thirds of the world's computer chips...

Examination of house prices confirms that market size matters

Sometimes when one dives into the data, there are assumptions about anticipated findings that are completely overturned by the raw numbers. On other occasions – as is the case on this project – the data confirms the original assumptions, but provides clarification and deeper understanding. It is unlikely to surprise anyone to learn that house prices in larger cities are typically more expensive than in smaller cities. It is widely known that your average homebuyer...

U.S. agencies on high alert for cyber attacks as midterm elections approach

As much of the western world anxiously awaits the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 8, political rhetoric and irresponsible media coverage are amping up. While ill-informed (or ill-intentioned) media reporters and editors continue to use phrasing such as "baseless", "bogus" and "false claims" – and perhaps the favourite: "conspiracy theories" – to describe any insinuation that it is possible that a U.S. election could be tampered with significantly, sensible humans are simply hoping for a fair...