Skip to comments.Cosmic Cycles, not Carbon Dioxide, Control Climate
Posted on 01/24/2016 8:32:58 AM PST by Beave Meister
Those who think the political war on carbon will cool the globe or keep climate stable need to study climate history.
Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclic rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles.
The daily solar cycle causes continual changes in temperature for every spot on Earth. It produces the frosts at dawn, the mid-day heat and the cooling at sunset. It is regulated by rotation of the Earth.
Superimposed on the daily solar cycle is the monthly lunar cycle, driven by the orbit of the Moon around the Earth. These two cycles interact to produce variations in atmospheric pressure and tides, and currents in the oceans and the atmosphere. These are the daily weather makers.
The yearly seasonal cycle is caused as the tilted axis of Earthâs rotation affects the intensity of solar energy received by each hemisphere. This produces spring, summer, autumn and winter for every spot on Earth.
Then there is the 22 year sun-spot cycle, which correlates with cycles of floods and droughts. Sunspot cycles are indicators of solar activity which causes periods of global warming and cooling.
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Where I live in Virginia has been both tropical and glacial.
The Sun goes through cycles of more output and then less.
When it throttles back, and it will, we could not produce enough CO2 to counter the next Ice Age if we put everyone on earth to work producing nothing but CO2.
I think most folks who are in favor of global warming don’t hide behind the “It’s for the environment” banner. Not that long ago the anti-capitalism/free market folks could smell victory, but since polls show Most people don’t think AGW is a serious issue, they have dropped all pretense about their motivations.
I read water vapor is the real culprit of Gorebull warming. That’s how Venus supposedly became a greenhouse planet, the water vapor came first and then the CO2 which was trapped by the water vapor. But I guess the treasonists can’t make money off of regulating water so they went for CO2 which WHAT a coincidence is a byproduct of oil! $$$$$$
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization
by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
The snowstorm hitting the Northeast this week is proof of Global Warming.
The unseasonably warm weather that hit the Northeast a couple of weeks ago was also proof of Global Warming.
All weather conditions are proof of Global Warming.
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As far as the importance of the various “greenhouse gases” goes, carbon dioxide has a MINISCULE effect in comparison to water vapor, which is at any given time, some thirty to a hundred times as much concentration in the atmosphere than CO2, magnified by the fact that H2O has a couple other characteristics that carbon dioxide, under normal atmospheric and temperature conditions on earth, does not have.
Water, H2O, has a “triple point” at which it may exist simultaneously as a solid (ice), liquid (the water we all know and love) and gas (water vapor, which when very hot, is steam, and at the “triple point” is “relative humidity”)
Carbon dioxide, under normal Earth temperatures and pressures, is always a gas, MUCH denser than water vapor, and it tends to remain in the lowest part of the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide normally exists as a solid when at or below MINUS 109.3 degrees F or MINUS 78.5 gradients C. Even Wisconsin does not get that cold. As carbon dioxide is warmed, it sublimates directly from the solid to the gaseous form, with NO intermediate liquid state. Thus there is no “triple point” for CO2.
Under Earth conditions, carbon dioxide absorbs about the same amount of heat per unit weight, as liquid water, and about twice as much heat per unit weight, as water vapor.
But water vapor, being LIGHTER than the composite molecular weight of the atmosphere (about 20% O2 and 80% N2) RISES into the stratosphere, where it forms water droplets, freezes (the temperature at 40,000 feet is MINUS 70 degrees F), and forms the cirrus clouds. The ice crystals, being denser than the other atmosphere components, sinks in the atmosphere, warming and becoming water droplets, and forming the cumulonimbus clouds (”rainclouds”). From there it falls to earth as rain, if above freezing temperature, otherwise the ice crystals form into snow, and fall that way. If, however, the water droplets as fine rain, go through atmosphere that is BELOW the freezing point, it falls as sleet or hail, freezing or frozen rain.
Now, each of these changes in the states of matter, from solid to liquid to vapor, involves the transfer of a VAST amount of heat. For water to become ice, it has to give up something called latent heat of fusion, some 80 calories per gram. For water to become water vapor, something called latent heat of vaporization, some 550 calories per gram has to be added to the water to get a gram of steam (or water vapor). Water need not be at the boiling point to become water vapor, but you can see, it takes a prodigious amount of energy to make water vapor, as a small amount of water raised to superheated status then evaporates. When water vapor gives up that heat (at -70 degrees F at 40,000 feet), the heat is radiated off into space from the dark side of earth as it rotates.
The homeostasis that has been established on Earth through the eons actually has a very narrow range in which it always remains, well above the freezing point of carbon dioxide, but well below the boiling point of water. Minor variations of the range are regulated by the release of heat from cooling water vapor and the formation of ice, or absorption of heat from solar radiation, internal heat from the core of the earth being released, or by (largely self-canceling) biological activity. A “runaway heat trap” of the atmosphere is highly imporbable, and carbon dioxide for sure is not capable of being the engine that could make it happen.
No matter the Andromeda galaxy is going to kill our galaxy any way why worry about global warming enjoy the times.
Very good post. What the pseudo science behind AGW claims is that a very minor warming effect from CO2, causes more water vapor and the extra water vapor is what actually causes the AG warming. A positive feed back loop. Which of course is actually 180 degrees backwards from reality. Increased water vapor warming causes more CO2.
Unless of course the uniformitarianists are wrong, and we are hit by another major bolide, or volcano.
Every time those numbnuts claim this is the warmest year ever, I ask them what about Greenland still not being able to be farmed like it was only a thousand years ago?
Andromeda? that’s a strain.
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