Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Warming On Mars, Redux: It Ain't The Damn Sun!

Rather, the one degree temperature increase seen on the surface of Mars over the past 30 years can be attributed to a change in the planet's albedo (ability to reflect sunlight):

Research indicates that as the dark areas on Mars [blue in the map above] expand and darken over time, its albedo decreases, and its surface air temperature rise. Large surface areas, some almost twice the size of the continent of Africa (over 34 million square miles), have been observed to darken or brighten by 10 percent or more, which speaks to the magnitude of these global surface changes.

And if your local Denier keeps nattering on about warming on Neptune, or on the moons of Saturn, or wherever, tell them that you have it on good authority that it's getting colder on Yer-Anus.


Giant Political Mouse said...

Sorry, couldn't get back to you fast enough on my post (things were happening)

The (not complete) list of David MacLean sock puppets

Big City Lib:

100% Known

David MacLean
Tommy Douglas
The artist formerly known as...

95% certain

Farmer joe
r.s. porter

(These might also be ran by other Taxpayer Federation people sometimes/always)



Anonymous said...


Ti-Guy said...

Kill Gaia!

Sorry...I'm missing that nutcase/heretic lately.

Anonymous said...

So the albedo changed on Mars. Why? Because of CO2 emissions from natural sources? How does it relate to Earth?

Anonymous said...

It's NOT 'Global Warming'!!! Didn't you get the memo? It's CLIMATE CHANGE! That way, anytime the weather CHANGES, you can blame it on CO2!! And conservatives!

Anonymous said...

I dunno about the rest of you guys, but all I see in that image is boobies.