Basic Science For Global Warming Dummies

The all important ‘temperature gradient’.

Via “Warmapeadia”:

The major driving force of atmospheric circulation is solar heating, which on average is largest near the equator and smallest at the poles. The atmospheric circulation transports energy polewards, thus reducing the resulting equator-to-pole temperature gradient. The mechanisms by which this is accomplished differ in tropical and extratropical latitudes.

Note: “The major driving force of atmospheric circulation is *solar* heating…”

Real Science

Energy flow is driven by differences in energy, not absolute energy.

A warming Arctic would reduce the frequency and intensity of storms, not increase them. If the Arctic got as warm as the equator, there would be little or no weather at all on earth.

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