Venus: Stranger Than We Thought

Until now, there were many strange things already about Venus. Now, there is one more, with possible climate implications. From ESA’s Venus Express: Could Venus be shifting gear? [...] ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has discovered that our cloud-covered neighbour spins a … Continue reading

Venus Awakening

Steve Goddard in WUWT, May 7, 2010? Luboš Motl in the reference frame, same date? Sure, but what about Omniclimate’s 4-part series starting Feb 27, 2008? (Here parts 2, 3 and 4) Or Omnologos’ now ancient Aug 17, 2007 post? … Continue reading

Another Good Argument About The Greenhouse Venus Hypothesis

From JoNova’s “DeSmog accidentally vindicates The Skeptics Handbook” The next time a warmist yells Venus. Just yell back Mars. Its’ atmosphere is 95% carbon dioxide and yet, oops – it’s not 400 degrees, instead, it’s minus 40. The warmists with … Continue reading

Earth, then Mars…Venus Next in Line for "Giant Impact" Explanation

Big news today about Mars’ peculiar north-south terrain divide having been caused by the impact of a Moon-size object shortly after the planet formed. Since there is also strong evidence for Earth having undergone a similar impact, with a Mars-size … Continue reading

Venus Atmosphere Still A Mystery

From Universe Today: “Although the bright haze of Venus’s atmosphere has been identified, many dark patches have also been observed. So far, there is no explanation for these patches of atmospheric chemicals absorbing solar UV“. In the meanwhile, raypierre of … Continue reading

Venus and a Thicker-Atmosphere Earth

(fourth post in a series dedicated to the planet Venus as “example” of runaway greenhouse warming) Venus post #1: Venus: Cool Greenhouse? Venus post #2: Venus Warming Revisited Venus post #3: Venus Missing Greenhouse Warming Venus post #4: Venus and … Continue reading

Venus Missing Greenhouse Warming

(third post in a series dedicated to the planet Venus as “example” of runaway greenhouse warming) Venus post #1: Venus: Cool Greenhouse? Venus post #2: Venus Warming Revisited Venus post #3: Venus Missing Greenhouse Warming Venus post #4: Venus and … Continue reading

Venus Warming Revisited

(third post in a series dedicated to the planet Venus as “example” of runaway greenhouse warming) Venus post #1: Venus: Cool Greenhouse? Venus post #2: Venus Warming Revisited Venus post #3: Venus Missing Greenhouse Warming Venus post #4: Venus and … Continue reading

Venus: Cool Greenhouse?

(originally published as “Venus Forecast” on Aug 17. 2007): (first post in a series dedicated to the planet Venus as “example” of runaway greenhouse warming) Venus post #1: Venus: Cool Greenhouse? Venus post #2: Venus Warming Revisited Venus post #3: … Continue reading

First Law of Planetary Building

First Law of Planetary Building: no two planets will ever be alike. Corollary #1: if two planets are almost identical, then at least one of them will have at least one outrageously peculiar feature. Corollary #2: Universes made of perfectly … Continue reading

Why the NASA Planetary Atmospheres Website Doesn’t Mention Greenhouse Gases

Discussions with people holding a different view are obviously quite likely to help bring one’s reasoning forward (as long as there is no name-calling or other infantilism). For an example of what can happen, look no further than this exchange … Continue reading

NASA Planetary Atmospheres Website Doesn't Mention Greenhouse Gases

Looks like there is at least one NASA website dedicated to planetary atmospheres, that cares not a zilch about the greenhouse effect. The Planetary Atmospheres Node (Atmospheres Node, or Atmos) of the Planetary Data System (PDS) is responsible for the … Continue reading

On Satellite Observations and Climate Change

An open letter to the Planetary “Sponsored Global Warming” Society Dear Directors of the Planetary Society, dear Editors of the society magazine “The Planetary Report” Your decision to dedicate a whole issue of the Planetary Report magazine to Planet Earth … Continue reading