Pope’s Climate Theory is based on some basic things that I conclude are facts that are known from historic records, proxy and other records, and Ice Core Data from Greenland and Antarctica.
In the past million years and in the MOST RECENT, MOST IMPORTANT, TEN THOUSAND YEARS, I conclude that these things are true:
Ice Extent and therefore Albedo are higher during cold periods. Ice Extent and therefore Albedo are lower during warm periods. When oceans are warm, Polar Oceans are less frozen. When oceans are cold, Polar Oceans are more frozen. The temperature that Polar Sea Ice melts and freezes is the thermostat for Earth Temperature Regulation. When oceans are warm and thawed, there is more snowfall. When oceans are cold and frozen, there is less snowfall. Oceans are huge, they circulate, they warm and cool slowly and they warm and cool globally. Land does warm and cool quickly. You can see that in day and night, summer and winter and cloudy and clear. If you look at the Roman, Medieval and Modern Warm Periods the Polar Ice Cycles are about 800 years long. When oceans are warm, there are centuries of more snowfall. When oceans are cold, there are centuries of less snowfall. Sometime during the period of more snowfall, Ice stops retreating and starts advancing. Sometime during the period of less snowfall, Ice stops advancing and starts retreating. This explains the ice core temperature data that suddenly stops its direction and goes the other way. The Milankovitch Cycles change slowly and cannot explain this sudden change. Solar Cycles can make small changes to heat balance and cannot explain these large changes in temperature direction. Consensus Climate Theory and most Skeptic Climate Theories consider the ice extent to be a result of temperature change caused by “something else”.
Maurice Ewing and William Donn determined, in the 1950’s, that the Ice Extent was driving and was not being driven. Tom Wysmuller taught me the Ewing and Donn Theory that the Ice Extent was driving and was not driven at a NASA Alumni Group Social in 2008. Since then, I have studied Climate almost every day and developed my own Theory, which is not different than Ewing and Donn Theory. Someday, I hope to attend an Award Ceremony that honors Ewing and Don.
Some of that group that listened to Tom formed our Right Climate Stuff Climate Study Team. Others have joined us.
Consider the Theory that Ice Extent is a driver of Temperature and not a result of other correlations that seem to only work right sometimes and do not cause enough change to energy balance to work without “unknown feedbacks that cannot be explained” or Model output that shows no skill in forecasting real data.