It’s becoming difficult to keep up with the latest in man made climate change alarmism and the attempts to convince, intimidate, or persuade the rational among us. Following 2013’s admission by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that there has been a “pause” of over 17 years in “global warming”, confirmed by NASA, NOAA, and […]
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.
On March 31st the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. You probably read something about it in your paper; almost certainly, you heard about it on the evening news from ABC, CBS, or NBC. But, why pay attention to the small fry, like […]
Last Thursday, 20 March, the Washington Post published an amazing article by Juliet Eilperin, their Environment reporter, claiming the Koch brothers are the major owners of Canadian “tar sands” – the source of oil to be shipped through the Keystone XL . Specifically the article said: “The biggest leaseholder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon […]
The Brits have decided to Save the Planet by going back to burning wood instead of coal. The giant DRAX power plant in Yorkshire, which provides about 6% of Britain’s electricity – you know, heat, lights, telly – is being converted from burning coal to burning wood, 100 year-old hardwood, the kind prized for making furniture. […]
The US Senate used to pride itself as “…the world’s greatest deliberative body.” Those days are gone. The US Senate is now controlled by a Senator from Nevada named Harry Reid, who puts on an allnight talkathon for money. Reid recently attacked millions of Americans, deprived of health care plans they had been assured of […]
The National Science Foundation did a survey a few weeks ago, and found that about 25% of Americans believe the Sun goes around the Earth. They didn’t reveal that all 25% are journalism majors. (Just joking!) It is not possible to underestimate the ignorance conveyed to the American population by our commedia. At least, I thought so until […]
There are a lot of people who comment on climate change and global warming, both in blogs and in the com-media (as Dr. Krauthammer refers to the Media, most of whom are, indeed, comedic – if you find arrogant stupidity funny). I’m sorry to say that the Obama Administration’s highest ranking authority on matters of […]
In case you’re not familiar with the term, “cognitive dissonance” was coined by Leon Festinger and his colleagues in the 1956 book, When Prophecy Fails. It is a groundbreaking work in social psychology, an attempt to explain how people deal with the failure of a deeply held belief. A classic example, cited by Festinger, was […]
Terrestrial globe on top of an induction stove, demonstrating that man-made global warming is a proven fact. Try it yourself! I’m a meteorologist and this is a short explanation of the effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. There is a lot of alarmist rhetoric about a “crisis” due to human industry – human industry that […]