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CO2 is a “trace gas” in air, insignificant by definition. It absorbs 1/7th as much IR, heat energy, from sunlight as water vapor which has 80 times as many molecules capturing 560 times as much heat making 99.8% of all "global warming." CO2 does only 0.2% of it. For this we should destroy our economy? Carbon combustion generates 80% of our energy. Control and taxing of carbon would give the elected ruling class more power and money than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD. See The Two Minute Conservative via Google or: adrianvance.blogspot… then when you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.
The comment above is an example of denial.Not skepticism.Everyone should be skeptical of the 99.8% number used above.
Quote:Originally posted by Shawn Brooks View commentThe comment above is an example of denial.Not skepticism.Everyone should be skeptical of the 99.8% number used above.If you do the work of summing the areas under the absorption curves for all the gases for which they may be obtained in the IR 0.5 mu to 16 mu band and account for E = (h x c)/w where E is energy, h is Plancks constant, c is the speed of light and w is wavelength, sum all the energies and compare as well as account for number of moles of each gas you will find that water vapor absorption accounts for 99.8% of all atmospheric heating, CO2 accounts for 0.2% and CH4, often quoted as "a strong greenhouse gas" by vegans in their war on Big Macs and cow farts, is only a little more absorbing of IR than nitrogen which is classified as "transparent" to IR.I strongly suggest you get out of your armchair in the faculty lounge, stop writing grant applications for non-science and do some honest work, as have I. Adrian Vance
Originally posted by Shawn Brooks View commentThe comment above is an example of denial.Not skepticism.Everyone should be skeptical of the 99.8% number used above.