Skip to comments.The Hidden Flaw in Greenhouse Theory
Posted on 02/24/2010 11:52:23 PM PST by neverdem
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The glass in a greenhouse absorbs a significant amount of solar IR. CO2 in the atmosphere does not, it only absorbs an insignificant amount of solar IR, which on Earth is primarily absorbed by water in its liquid and gaseous forms.
Your second quote was not from me, however, there are probably numerous factors we have yet to even discover concerning the interactions between the vacuum of space and the Earth's atmosphere, but hey, we have never let ignorance stop us before.
You are right, I quoted from another post without attribution. Your second point is also correct, ignorance has never stopped science before.
The physics of greenhouses is that the air is heated and the rising warm air is trapped by the glass barrier. This prevents convective cooling that occurs in the atmosphere.
It seems to me that clouds at night act more like a blanket than a greenhouse.
Having lived in Seattle, yes the clouds (water vapor) insulate and keeps Seattle’s climate totally different than montana, Minnesota, Spokane, etc.....plus the proximity to the water influences a moderate climate.
Water Vapor cannot be controlled, hence the Global warmer pick CO2 as the Bad boy of climate.
It seems odd to me that AGW advocates are people who are willing to do everything to prevent change even if it is natural.
This is false. The CO2 molecule is much more likely to throw off the IR photon before it bumps into an N2 or O2 molecule to heat it. The N2 and O2 blackbody radiation is very small compared to the returned radiation from the GH gases.
You're probably just a White Male...BREEDER!
...oh, and Merry Christmas.
And Merry Christmas to you, too.
I was wondering, “When did I post that?”
February, it appears!
Yes, it can. To answer your question, all atmospheric gases can absorb heat. But only a small fraction of them can absorb radiated heat.
And your degree is from which University?
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