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Greenhouse Effect of Climate Change Proven Wrong (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by FordPrefect @, North Florida, Sunday, July 09, 2017, 20:48 @ pragnos

The inside of a greenhouse gets warm because the covering material, glass,plastic, what not, acts as a spectral down converter. The solar spectrum that gets to the planet's surface is mostly of short wavelengths from near UV through the visible to the short wave infrared (out to about 2 microns). This stuff passes through the greenhouse covering material gets absorbed by the things inside raising the surface temperature slightly. Now since everything in the universe that has a temperature even slightly above absolute zero emits radiation of some wavelength depending upon it's absolute temperature, the stuff inside the greenhouse emits long wave infrared, from 8 to 14 microns most likely. The covering material does not pass long wave infrared radiation, but reflects it back into the greenhouse where it gets absorbed by the stuff inside along with the airmass. The inside temperature rises until some equilibrium state is reached.

Just like in the greenhouse, the solar wavelengths are not the prime cause of atmospheric heating, but it's the long wave infrared being radiated by the planet's surface. So if we want to limit atmospheric heating we need to quit changing the planet's surface with roads, parking lots, buildings and the like. It's terraforming not CO2 that is the root cause of atmospheric heating.


Your solar constant numbers are about right. They are usually taken as being present at the top of the atmosphere. The number is not an actual physical constant but is dependent on things like the sunspot cycle, measurement technique and the like.

I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. (Galileo Galilei)

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