Lists of Climate Theories Miss the Point

Dr. Arnd Bernaerts noticed my previous post Seven Theories of Climate change  and posted his own commentary at his blog Climate change is viewed too narrowly by proponents and skeptics.  Excerpts in italics with my bolds.


(A)The topics in comparison

(B)What is missing? Water in the Air! Water in the Ocean!

The great deficiency of the current ‘climate debate’ is the missing focus on water. We mean all water in the air, soil and the oceans. The ratio is that the ocean hold about 1000 times more than the atmosphere and the soil. Only mentioning the “Ocean currents” (Heartland point (4)) is only a minor aspect in the overall system that drives the enteral weather pattern. The EPA fails to mention this at all.

Understanding climate change without trying to understand global water masses
is like trying to bake a cake without flour.

This shortcoming also leads to constant reference to ‘natural causes’. The atmospheric system is governed by the laws of physics, nothing is natural. Instead, it would have to be more correctly admitted that the full mechanism is not (yet) understood. As it is unlikely that we will ever succeed in fully understanding the entire global water system, but that should not be an excuse to deny the  priority of the water complex.

The discussion, as represented by the IPCC and EPA, but also by the so-called skeptics, such as the Heartland Institute, is still far away from this.


A more recent theory comes closer to the mark.  See About Meridional Cooling and Climate Change

There are additional resources at Arnd’s website OceansGovernClimate

and a number of posts here inspired by his work, especially Oceans Matter: Reflecting on writings by Dr. Arnd Bernaerts

See also:  The Climate Water Wheel

How Water Warms Our Planet

Follow the Water–Arctic Ocean Flywheels




One comment

  1. HiFast · September 27

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections and commented:


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