SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
... except, of course, for those many scientists who say it isn't.
Political proclamations aside, there are some troubling issues that won't go away.
From "a member of the United Nations Global 500 Roll of Honor—created, the U.N. says, to recognize “outstanding achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment.”"
In the first 30 feet of the atmosphere, on the average, outward radiation from the Earth, which is what CO2 is supposed to affect, how much [of the reflected energy] is absorbed by water vapor? In the first 30 feet, 80 percent, okay?Go ahead and read the article. You'll be amused and educated.
And how much is absorbed by carbon dioxide? Eight hundredths of one percent. One one-thousandth as important as water vapor. You can go outside and spit and have the same effect as doubling carbon dioxide.
[source by way of ICECAP]
At Climate Science, there is another interesting discussion about the open issues and the potential for creating environmental havoc by focusing on the wrong thing... CO2. Go back a few days and you'll see several times that I have commented about the environmental, energy, and economic issues being overshadowed by the narrow focus on CO2.
And, for those of you who really want your brains exercised, try this from Dr. John Ray.
No there hasn't even been much of a debate yet. And where there have been public debates, the CO2 forces have found that their positions have been significantly weakened. Only the politicians have certainty... and that is the most telling issue.