Hearing Room of the
Hearing Room of the
Interested parties are encouraged to contact Nations at 307-234-3202 for more information on this public event.
Tuesday, May 13th 9:00AM Listen online HERE!
Speak Your Piece radio (KODI 1400 AM)
Two Guests will debate the Next Generation Science Standards and the Climate Debate
Climate Parents is a national organization that is involved in climate and social justice campaigns across our nation. Wyoming has the distinction of being the first state in the union to resist the NGSS, so this group has targeted us, claiming that “Wyoming is for coal over kids.” Climate Parents wants anthropogenic global warming taught as an accepted scientific fact in our classrooms in spite of abundant evidence to the contrary, so they are threatened when facts are brought forth by the people and such propaganda in education is resisted. They arranged for a contingent at the public SBE meeting held in Casper this month.
The Wyoming Legislature defunded the implementation of the NGSS because of the outpouring of citizens’ voices. These voices were not just concerned about the one-sided teaching of climate, but the quality of the standards overall with weak content that was given a “C” rating by the Fordham Institute. This, along with the unprecedented practice of teaching theory as settled fact in several areas of science, is why parents spoke up in Wyoming.
Please educate yourself about the Who, What, and Why of Climate Parents HERE so you are aware of the extreme ideology and agenda this group promotes and can communicate the threat to legislators and others. To contact your state leaders click HERE.
Climate Change leads to an Earth like Venus
A SCARE TACTIC
Radio and podcast host astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson makes a wild claim in a new video that can be found HERE on the Business Insider website. Tyson proclaims, “Don’t worry, earth will survive climate change — we won’t!” Basically this statement is made because Tyson believes the earth will be turned into a planet much like Venus! He also claims that consensus makes something science when stating, “It’s science whether or not you believe it.”
Jim Nations is a Wyoming citizen who lives in Casper. He has involvement with STEM education, including FIRST LEGO Robotics, FIRST Tech Challenge, Skills USA Wyoming and other STEM activities. His education includes a Masters of Science in Space Studies and hours towards a Doctorate in Education. He has worked for NASA at Johnson Space Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, at WYDOT, the Department of Energy and as a private consultant.Jim clearly refutes Neil deGrasse Tyson’s idea by pointing out many scientific facts concerning the planet our Earth is supposedly transforming into.
Venus Talking Points by Jim Nations
Venus is closer to the Sun, so it should be hotter and it is. Venus receives almost twice as much solar energy as the Earth (inverse square law). It has a dense atmosphere of mostly CO2 and the surface pressure is 90 times higher than Earth (about 1300 pounds per square inch, roughly 3000 feet deep in an ocean on Earth). It is covered by bright clouds (high albedo). Its rotation and orbital parameters are different (see below), so it’s very slow rotation means the Sun-side has extended exposure to the incoming solar radiation.
Density of the Venusian atmosphere is one key issue to understand. 90 atmospheres of any gas means a very dense atmosphere around a planet. Would 90 atmospheres pressure of nitrogen (Earth’s major atmospheric constituent) trap heat as well as CO2?. No. Would a denser atmosphere on Earth trap more heat? Yes. Does the 400 parts million ratio (CO2 to total atmosphere volume) mean we’re headed towards Venus-like conditions? No.
The formation of both planets was very different and the current state of each planet is also very different.
Yes, CO2 traps heat. Gases can trap heat. What are the physics of CO2 at Venusian temp/pressure? CO2 takes on interesting characteristics as it is subjected to other than Earth-normal temp/pressure; ask anyone who is injecting CO2 for enhanced oil recovery. Plugging Venus conditions into a CO2 phase diagram is also part of the understanding.
Venus receives almost twice as much solar energy as the Earth. Mars, which is further way, receives 43% less solar flux than the Earth (inverse square law again).
Venus Earth Mars
Distance from Sun (A.U.) 0.72 1 1.52
Flux, Watts/meter squared 2643 1370 593
Albedo (reflectivity) 0.8 0.3 0.22
Observed Temperature, Kelvin 730 288 218
1 Astronomical Unit = distance between Earth and Sun
10 Things About Venus
Are we capable of turning Earth into Venus? No, and certainly not by adding incremental volumes of a trace gas – CO2 is now at 400 parts per million ratio (CO2 to total atmosphere) and has been much higher at times in the geologic past.
Is global climate warming change a political and financial scam? Yes – do the science and the financial math!
Questions to Ask
Why does Venus have so much CO2 in its atmosphere?
What events in its history cause it to have very slow retrograde rotation?
How does this very slow retrograde rotation affect its atmosphere and surface warming?
What other elements or chemical compounds, at 90 bar/atmospheres of pressure and density, would produce similar temperatures on Venus? Is CO2 the only compound that will do this? What are the physics of CO2 at Venusian temp/pressure – supercritical or ???
CO2 is now at 400 parts per million ratio (CO2 to total atmosphere volume) in Earth’s atmosphere; CO2 in the Venusian atmosphere is 970,000 parts per million of the total atmospheric gases. That’s about 2400 times more CO2. The percentage comparison is 0.04% to 97%.
It’s popular to say we might turn Earth into Venus because of the CO2 increase in Earth’s atmosphere from human activities – by what processes would this be possible? How long would that take?
What are the other gases in the Venusian atmosphere? What are the total atmospheric interactions given the pressure, temperature, circulation patterns and other variables?
Why isn’t Venus hotter? How much cooler is Mercury than Venus? Why is that?
Tyson needs to brush up on his history of science. Could it be that Non-Global Warming believers may some day be considered the mavericks of science when the hoax of global warming is understood for what it really is?
“It is our responsibility to leave the men of the future a free hand. In the impetuous youth of humanity, we can make grave errors that can stunt our growth for a long time. This we will do if we say we have the answers now; if we suppress all discussion, all criticism, saying, ‘This is it, boys, man is saved!’ and thus doom man for a long time to the chains of authority, confined to the limits of our present imagination. It has been done so many times before.”― Richard P. Feynman, scientist, teacher, raconteur, and musician