We are told that Barack Obama hopes to leave a legacy of stopping global warming/climate change/climate disruption as his major accomplishment in his last term. If so, even Obama must be discouraged by his latest failure, along with the many others that have occupied the media in the last two weeks. The People’s Climate March […]
About Richard C. Savage, Ph.D.
Richard C. (“Dick”) Savage received the B.S. and M.S.in Meteorology from
Florida State University (1964, 1967) and the Ph.D. in Meteorology (1976),
with a graduate Minor in Electrical Engineering, from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation research was in radiative transfer, “The
Transfer of Thermal Microwaves through Hydrometeors.”
In 1966, Lt Savage served as OIC of the meteorological satellite readout station at Tan Son Nhut AB,
RVN, in support of USAF and USN missions over North Viet Nam and Laos.
Capt Savage served in the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), a Joint Service System
Program Office, 1970-1973, where he was Primary Engineer for the SSM/T and SSJ sensors. His
dissertation research is the scientific foundation for the microwave imaging sensor (SSM/I) on the
DMSP satellites. SSMI measures rainfall over oceans and ice cover in polar regions; polar ice cover is
a significant input to climate monitoring. Maj Savage developed algorithms for estimation of weather
effects on electro-optical weapons at AF Global Weather Central, Offutt AFB, in 1976-1980.
After retiring from USAF, Dr. Savage was a Senior Scientist/Engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company in
Aurora, CO. Savage was the manager of the team that developed the SSM/I applications software at AF
Global Weather Central and Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center, Monterey, CA. With his wife, Rita
D. Savage, JD, he resides in the Denver area.
Entries by Richard C. Savage, Ph.D.
“The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.” (Amazon.com) “This is the best book about climate change in a […]
Sorry Al, but this pictures says it all, well, most of it… anyway. The U.S. Historical Climate Network, administered by NOAA, produced the below chart. You no doubt recognize there’s been a downward trend in hot days (90 degrees F or more) since the 1930’s. And, that previous smaller percentage of 90 degree days in […]
I enjoy science, and fiction (science fiction and just fiction), but I like to know how much fiction is in the science fiction I’m reading, and I certainly don’t want any fiction in the science I’m reading. With that caveat in mind, I’d like to comment on, and recommend to you, a book I’m currently […]
The below was posted on the White House website a few days ago; it has since been replaced by a video, narrated by Dr. John Holdren, Mr. Obama’s Science Advisor. It purports to explain why wildfires are increasing – it’s because of climate change/global warming/carbon pollution, of course. I live on five acres in Colorado, […]
We have all heard the line “if it sounds too good to be true…” Well solar power is one of those ideas that is too good to be true. Another favorite if it sounds too good to be true are the often repeated statements of President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry claiming renewable […]
No doubt we all know there are spots on the Sun? Don’t rush out to look; that’s dangerous. If you have a telescope, or even a pair of binoculars, you can focus the Sun’s image onto a piece of paper, held away from the eyepiece. Galileo was the first to see the Sun through his […]
We’ve all seen polls of professions that enjoy high credibility with the public – nurses, medical doctors, pharmacists and engineers top the list. At the bottom are car salesmen, Congressmen, advertising people, and stockbrokers. I used to believe that scientists had high credibility. Unfortunately, the group that call themselves “climate scientists” are destroying that credibility, […]
It seems appropriate to think about freedom as one aspect of Science – perhaps the most important aspect. After all, the first scientific society, the Royal Society, has as its motto: ”Nullius in Verba.” It’s part of a longer quotation from the poet Horace, saying a person need not be bound by the opinion of […]
WARNING: The following column may awaken feelings of apprehension, fear, and panic if you believe there is a climate crisis approaching due to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. You’ve certainly heard from ABC, CBS and NBC that there is a developing crisis that is the most serious that the world has ever faced. Our Secretary […]
It’s becoming difficult to keep up with the insanity, fallacies and exaggerations of the climate ideologues – with President Obama and the EPA leading the pack. Here are some recent fallacies you have probably been exposed to, and a few of several responses from rational people on climate change. Environmental Protection Agency: Obama led the […]
The road to Hell, as we all know, is paved with good intentions. The latest example is the people, many of them religious leaders, who are going to help the poor. How? They’re going to save them from global warming. For a specific case, consider the current campaign to convince Florida Governor Rick Scott – […]
Recently President Obama’s White House has released the latest National Climate Assessment (NCA). Warning: this is 841 pages from the people who brought us the Obamacare website. The “Highlights” section is 21 MB alone; lots of graphics. Let’s get right to what matters to Florida, right? How about that concern that causes thousands of Floridians to move […]
Professor Roger Pielke is an objective and well-informed professor of environmental policy at the University of Colorado. He had a useful column in the Wall Street Journal last Saturday, The Decline of Tornado Devastation, debunking the claims of the global warming/climate change wackos, who seek to persuade you that a carbon tax will somehow reduce […]
Happy Earth Day! Heck, Happy Earth Week!! Gina McCarthy, Chief Protector of the Environmental Protection Agency, is engaged in a week of traveling the USA – five cities in all – “to ask Americans to act on climate change through simple actions to reduce carbon pollution in their daily lives.” In case you were planning […]