What’s so bad about having an atmosphere? Venus (J…

What’s so bad about having an atmosphere? Venus (Jupiter, Saturn, etc) is covered by it and life’s doing great! @elakdawalla @SarcasticRover

London forecast for #venustransit on 6/6: rain. Of…

London forecast for #venustransit on 6/6: rain. Of course.

Carla libre? Les Français sont devenus aujourd’hui…

Carla libre? Les Français sont devenus aujourd’hui coupables de Crimes contre la Musique! #Sarkozy #Hollande

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 little slower than previously measured. […]  Over its four-year mission, Magellan was able to watch […]

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? Alas, there was some mention of it in a July 2007 Elsevier book. But who […]

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 half a brain might come back at you with the explanation that Mars’s atmosphere is […]

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 planetoid, thereby forming our Moon, it would be odd to imagine that no such catastrophe […]

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 RealClimate summarizes the latest info about the atmosphere of Venus, but somehow forgets to include […]

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 a Thicker-Atmosphere Earth In reply to this comment Ok n-g I presume we can now […]

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 a Thicker-Atmosphere Earth Let’s compute (in a simplified manner!) what would happen were Earth suddenly […]

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 a Thicker-Atmosphere Earth In reply to Dr. John W. Nielsen-Gammon‘s comment published at Eric Berger’s […]

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: Venus Missing Greenhouse Warming Venus post #4: Venus and a Thicker-Atmosphere Earth In a few […]

Venus Forecast

In a few years, the old ideas of Fred Singer will come back into fashion. Venus’ retrograde rotation, incredibly massive atmosphere and relatively young (<500 million years) surface will be elegantly explained by the crash of a massive satellite half a billion years ago (with subsequent melting of much if not the whole crust, and […]

Omnologos – Twitter Updates for 2012-09-16

Mettere al centro cosa? L'odio anti-islamico? @magdicristiano @simonefurlan1 in reply to simonefurlan1 # Ain't easy to tell if involving us in other people's politics and wars is "right". But we should expect consequences. #Stevens #Libya # Seems like YouTube has several examples of old "anti-Islam" videos. All more the reason to think the protests aren't […]

Omnologos – Twitter Updates for 2012-05-29

Still no coverage on @BBCr4today of the people in #Syria who support Assad because they fear much more from the "opposition". # My week on twitter: 75 retweets received, 3 new listings, 33 new followers, 109 mentions. Via: http://t.co/0TGz9bQ1 # 'Unflattering image on YouTube' accusation by MA against @aDissentient sounds positively ga-ga. Please somebody rescue […]

Omnologos – Twitter Updates for 2012-05-07

Mitigation is like asking runners to shoot themselves in foot in order to minimize the risk of running-induced heart attacks. #agw # Chissà se Qualunquemente contiene delle indicazioni sarcastiche anche su ciò che è dentro la casa di Umberto Bossi? # Ready to tell @afneil global warming doesn't depend on temps outside his house, many […]

Do You Think You’re Important?

(as my contribution to the Total Perspective Vortex, this is the transcript of my Apr 4th, 2011 10-min podcast for 365daysofastronomy.org, titled “A Copernican Gallop“) Today we are going to have a Copernican Gallop. We are going to see how Astronomy has made us absolutely irrelevant. What have Astronomers done to us, in fact? Some […]

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 identical planets are not allowed. The First Law is manifest in the fact that each […]

Pornography As The Root Of European Art

It is clear, isn’t it? One can only imagine if the above were accepted at face value, how much spicier the National Gallery would become…

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 with Ed Darrell at his Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub. The topic is, what is the relevance […]

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 acquisition, preservation, and distribution of all non-imaging atmospheric data from all planetary missions (excluding Earth […]

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 is commendable. Too often one forgets that for the study of the universe there is […]

Venere vs. Terra

Temperature medie===> Terra, superficie (1000 mbar) : 288K Venere, con atmosfera piena di CO2, a 50km (1000 mbar): 330K A parita’ di pressione (superficie terrestre), la temperatura su Venere e’ il 114% di quella terrestre. Disponibilita’ di potenza per la sonda Venus Express===> Orbita terrestre: 806W Orbita venusiana: 1,425W Alla distanza di Venere c’e’ quindi […]