Some foreground before hand.
The atmosphere has three principle gases and then trace gases:
Ø Nitrogen, 78%,
Ø Oxygen 18%,
Ø Water vapor varies between one to four percent
Ø then the “trace gases:” argon, 0.93%, CO2, 0.039%, methane 0.0018% helium, hydrogen and on with most very hard to detect much less quantify.
Now onto some science.
Water vapor is both variable and troublesome as far as these principle gases go. It changes state in the range of Earth temperatures and what it changes to can harm instrumentation. For that reason, water vapor was omitted from early atmospheric science.
Another fact about water vapor is it can have a surface. It’s made up of a complex molecule and creates a surface which I’ll explain why this is important in a moment. But let’s continue.
Prior to the late 20th century all work done with “air” was done with “dry air”. It was not until the late 20th century that the importance of water vapor was realized, but again it is ignored by “global warming” science entirely.
What they don’t want you to know is that water vapor does 99.9% of all atmospheric heating and is the only gas in sufficient quantity absorbing infrared, long wave, radiation from sunlight. Increasing its activity that we interpret it as heat or higher temperatures. Temperature is not a physical entity; it is a measure of molecular activity. Hence humidity… hmmm?
Now onto CO2:
CO2 is a “trace gas” in air and is insignificant by definition at just 0.039% to be close to precises. It absorbs 1/7th as much infrared, long wave, radiation, aka heat energy, from sunlight per molecule as water vapor per molecule. Let’s bear in mind that water vapor has 188 times as many molecules capturing seven times more infrared, long wave, radiation from the sun.
That number would be 188 * 7 = 1316 times as much heat to produce aka 99.9% of all “global warming.” CO2 does only 0.1% of it.
For this I ask why we should destroy our economy, starve people around the world, cause hunger riots and even wars? The simple answer is NO we should not. This is why I conclude that “climate change” is about political power in the form of tax money and increasing government involvement and encroachment into our lives in the form of ever restrictive laws.
We also know Nitrogen and Oxygen absorb virtually no infrared, long wave, radiation from sun light.
So we hear about greenhouse gases but we now know by the laws of physics and practical science that gas is not a conductor of “heat” unless like water vapor it creates a surface. Perhaps we should examine just what a greenhouse is and how it works.
So what is a greenhouse?
Let’s examine a greenhouse shall we? My parents have a greenhouse for growing crops year round. I was raised tending the gardens year round both inside and outside. The science is fairly simple behind them. I’ll try and explain as best I can.
A greenhouse has a solid, clear cover, usually constructed with glass. But plastic, or water, work in the same way as their molecules are in contact to form surfaces. In gases they are not. At any angle below 45º clear solids, or liquids (like water acting as a solid), are total reflectors. Greenhouses are useless until after 9:00 AM and again after 3:00 PM (during winter months) as the sun before and after is beyond 45º. Nothing enters the medium until the sun is above 45º. Before this all solar light energy simply bounces off.
At 45º, 39% of the energy passes through clear glass and into the enclosed space contained in the greenhouse. The percentage passing through increases as the sine of the angle reaches 100% at 90º. The same is true for water contained in the air. This is also why greenhouses are humid because you can increase the effect of glass alone and absorb more energy from the sun. The water vapor in the air of the greenhouse also absorbs solar heat. This effect increases the heat exchange efficiency of the greenhouse.
This absorption is the reason you can only see into water for a lateral distance equal to the height (aka angle) of your eye over water. Based upon it’s degree in the field of view. At 45º you can see 39% as well because of the available light passing through the water at that angle.
At any greater distance than 45º water reflects the sky. This is a narrow window and it is a “greenhouse” trap, but requires the formation of a surface in which molecules touch. Solids and liquids can form a surfaces and become “greenhouse traps”. Gases however, cannot and never function as “greenhouse” traps.
So it appears “greenhouse gas” is a code in academic fraud. It’s a tool for panic pushing politicians, chicken little’s and those wishing to scare us with “climate change”. Science proves heat exchange from solar radiation can only occur in any significant manner with solids and liquids like water vapor and not from strict gasses acting as a gas. We know this because gas cannot convert the solar radiation into tangible energy known as “heat” with any degree of efficiency.
But as you will see this is not the last of the lies that are ‘climate change”.
More sad but hidden truths.
The Medieval Warming from 800 AD to 1300 AD that Micheal Mann erased for his “hockey stick” was at least six to eight degrees Fahrenheit warmer than “global warmers” fear will occur today. During that time we had 500 years of relative world peace and abundance. The longest ever recorded time of prosperity. Europe was awash in plentiful grain, the Vikings were grazing their sheep in Greenland and my people invented new plants and foods that became the staple of today’s diet.
Michael inserted a “correction” in the temperature records of the period and made it flat for his “hockey stick”. This is perhaps the most famous lie ever told by those claiming global warming. But it seems many are masters at ignoring the real “inconvenient truths”.
This leads to the lessons we can learn from history.
History has taught us that even with the world temperatures 5 to 8 degrees warmer than any model Michael made Florida nor large areas of the world were underwater.
It further teaches us that temperatures have at times been well above the numbers which “global warming” science has told us will be catastrophic.
During these warmer periods we encountered longer growing seasons, more abundant food and mankind flourished. We had fewer wars and it was a time of science and art. This brings us to another history lesson from more recent times.
The importance of 1958.
The Russian contribution to science in the year of 1958 was the Antarctic Vostock Station. An ice core drilling station that drilled through the mile thick ice covering the entire continent to get ice cores containing bubbles of air from our earths geologic history.
Analysis of this history revealed CO2 increases followed increases in temperature by as much as 800 years. This phenomenon happened 19 times in the 450,000 years of the unearthed frozen history.
The relationship is such that temperature change is the cause and increased CO2 change is a side effect. This alone refutes the anthropogenic “man made” global warming hypothesis. However this simple fact never make the evening news or Weather Channel.
The weather channel and some of the hugest lies ever told about climate change.
Dr. Heidi Cullen held forth with her “facts” that all of Florida would soon be under water and millions of people would drown from the rapidly melting ice of the polar ice caps.
Dr. Cullen claimed methane is “as a greenhouse gas 20 to 500 times more potent than CO2!”. That claim alone revealed her incompetence and why she was eventually fired from The Weather Channel. But not before the damage of the lie because part of mainstream “climate science” lies.
The infrared, long wave, radiation from sunlight energy absorption chart at the American Meteorological Society tells the story. The methane absorption profile is very similar to nitrogen which is classified “transparent” to infrared, long wave, radiation from sunlight. It is further only present with 18 parts per million, 0.0018% which is spells “insignificance” in bold face and underlined if you will.
Yet her claim was used to tax methane produced from cows and is still used by “Vegans” blame methane in cow flatulence for global warming in their private war against meat consumption. See how one lie spawns false science and the lie is still seen by many as truth.
So why blame carbon since as a gas it is 1/10 of a percent of the total heat on the planet?
Carbon is a byproduct of combustion and combustion generates about 80% of our energy today. Control and taxing of carbon would give the elected and ruling class more power and more money than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD.
Most scientists and science educators work for tax supported institutions in the form of government grants. They are eager to help government raise increasingly more money for them and they love being seen as “saving the planet.” So the “climate changers” say but companies pay for x result. They overlook government pays for their results. More money can be had for going along with the lie.
Mean while those of us who can use science to disprove these lies and false statements as fact are threatened. Some scientists have been fired, grants and government money have been withdrawn, governments spend millions discrediting anyone who dares mess with the power structure that is the “climate change“ lie. There are even those suggesting people who deny this false science should be cause for jail time.
Honestly if “climate change” is such sound science why can I (a non-scientist) destroy it so easily with the simple fact that gas does not conduct long wave radiation from the sun into energy we call “heat”.
Come on guys this is far to easy to break your scientific models and incompetent attempt at science that is our global climate. There are after all multiple ‘sciences” in this world. For me physics and chemistry debunk the claims of “global warming”. Further more math sciences like physics have been used to disprove melting glaciers because of the laws of glacial creep. It seems when known scientific principals are used the science of “climate change” disintegrates.
Follow the money.
In the past decade, our government has spent over $550 billion promoting the concept of anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming. Which was renamed to “climate change” by pollster Frank Luntz Ph.D. This money paid for many dubious studies, hundreds of educational programs, buying the National Science Foundation and several educational publishers in the form of grants and other government money and government funded research. According to Forbes Magazine, “climate change” cost America seven trillion Dollars in money misspent, bureaus and repressive regulations.
Now they are talking about putting dissenters in jail, much in the manner of Russia and China. The end is not even in sight for this lie. Why should this be? The government stands to gain much control in the form of legislation and taxation. They have a reason to perpetuate the lie. And it’s all about control.
The truth however is amazingly simple.