We intend to hold a conference in September 2013 to discuss the new knowledge in the literature in relation to the theory of climate we have been developing here at the Talkshop. Because this is a first event, places will be limited, along with the budget. I suggest you register your interest early to secure a place as a speaker or attendee. Speakers, sponsors and poster presenters will get priority for accommodation at the venue itself, but there are many places offering lodgings nearby at prices to suit every budget. This will be a professionally presented event, planned and run by experienced conference organisers at a fit for purpose venue in the vicinity of The university of Leeds and the city centre.
The radiatively based theory of climate is so deficient that its models are now falsified. The Talkshop has hosted discussion of many papers and articles over the last two years which demonstrate the radiative theory’s inadequacy, and many of these also offer an alternative description of the underlying dynamics of the atmospheric and oceanic processes involved in determining the way energy flows into, is absorbed by, redistributed, and finally re-emitted from the Earth’s envelope. We are now at a stage where we are ready to develop an alternative body of theory which can be quantified and assessed.
Concurrently, research fostered at the talkshop has been moving forward on uncovering the connections and feedbacks between the solar system environment and the Sun and the effect of its variability on the Earth. New papers which have been successfully published in high impact journals such as the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics point to the possibility of predicting future levels of solar activity using the motion of the planets as key indicators. With NASA’s recent admission that Solar variation has a lot more effect than a mere bean-counting of its total irradiance would imply in raw energy terms, this research is now becoming important in the quest for the creation of truly useful models of the Earth’s climate systems, enabling more accurate estimation of future climate change.
Aims of the Conference
It is hoped several benefits will accrue from the setting up and holding of the conference. These include:
The firming up of a research agenda which will provide a road-map for theoretical development.
Provide the focal point for a meeting of minds which can productively work together towards the synthesis of embryonic hypotheses.
Offer a place for interdisciplinary theory development which has been stunted within the mainstream academic environment.
Dissemination of new knowledge which has relevance and importance in the real world.
Preliminary outline of the event.
Registration and introduction.
Sessions on Solar-Planetary Theory and the Ocean-Atmosphere Thermo-dynamic theory.
Lunch and Poster Session.
Sessions on Cyclic phenomena and paleological evidence for them on Earth.
Dinner and Poster Session.
Evening discussion and social event.
Rooftop astronomy session – weather permitting.
Group minuted discussions.
Panel discussion of group findings.
Lunch and poster session.
Summary presentation and closing remarks from the floor.
Leeds is central to the UK transport network and well regarded for its conference facilities and as a centre of learning. As this conference grows in following years, we can move to larger facilities within the same area. The nearby Leeds and Bradford airport is only two miles from my home and my seven seater day van is at the disposal of groups arriving from further afield. Road and rail connections are good.
Being held in Yorkshire, the tea urn will be hot at all times.
Expressions of interest are now being taken in comments below. Offers of sponsorship are especially welcome. Please indicate how you would like to participate: i.e. Sponsor, Speaker, Poster presenter, Attendee and/or Volunteer assistant administrator. A call for papers and posters is part of this, so seize the opportunity to present your work to a receptive, intelligent audience which can offer constructive feedback.