John Graham’s well regarded paper on the problems of EPA research is linked below.
Before I start I would point out that Graham in now at a big midwestern state U but was in a White Office Charged with controlling the EPA, which is out of control.
Recently he testified that science at the EPA was still immature and needed to mature–and he is full of it–the ?EPa is an organized cargo cult gang, in epidemiology, toxicology and economics.
The EPA has no excuse, but Graham couldn’t tell the truth.
For starters on this article, the cover pic is agit prop to scare the stupid.
That is a steam cloud, note that it dissipates very quickly by 300 feet going straight up. One other trick they do is to take pictures in a dim light of dawn or dusk–makes the plume look very ominous. Watch and see, its a standard pic for all energy/enviro articles in mags and newspapers, then point it out to your friends. Steam in a dim light looks more like smoke.
Another trick these charlatans like to do is show a pic of a refinery and pretend it’s an energy plant.
One time I was traveling on Highway 59 into Oklahoma and came over a hill and there in the middle of the country was this big building with plume coming out of stacks–I had to turn around and watch–then realized those impressive plumes were steam–not smoke and it was a blessed energy plant providing efficient electricity for the people of OK south of McAlester. Beautiful Oklahoma, but damn they have harsh weather.
Smoke, as you may remember from when it was smoke, real smoke–would tail off for miles, not rise and disappear.
Steam be good for you, not a pollutant and the enviros refuse to recognize it is the most important Green House Gas, but climate and weather people will tell you that water and its state changes, create tremendously beneficial feedbacks to stabilize the temperature of the planet. Rising columns of hot air turn condensed and cool and fall and the cycle repeats.
That’s why there is ceiling for the high temp in tropical humid places, but no ceiling in the desert. Sure albedo and terrain are a factor, but humidity is a real damper on hot hot because evaporation causes convection and absorbs heat.
You knew that, but enviro warmers ignore it. Willis Eschenbach and William Gray can wax eloquent on the venting effect of thunderstorms that is a magnification of the evaporation and condensation effects. They are like big columns of humid air rushing up and then falling as precip, all the while creating tremendous energy because heat is energy, energy is heat. Differences in heat and energy create forces.
It’s like a basic rule good meterologists and climate meisters tell us amateurs–warming causes mitigation of severe conditions becuase it reduces the differences in temps of air masses.
Think that might a factor in the reductions of hurricanes and tornadoes recently? MAYBE?