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Guess what? The government works for us and should be devoted to both science and helping to explain it.
See if you can find a consensus. What do people put first?
Every day humans burn large amounts of fossil fuels like coal, gas and oil to produce energy and goods. These fossil fuels contain carbon atoms which are converted to carbon dioxide (CO2) during combustion. This CO2 is released to the atmosphere where it acts as a ‘greenhouse’ gas: CO2 traps outgoing radiation and leads to a warming of the atmosphere.The Earth is habitable because of a natural greenhouse effect brought about mainly by water vapor (60%) and carbon dioxide (26%).Climate has changed through earth’s history, regulated naturally by a combination of orbital forces that determine how much sun hits the earth as well as the total concentration of different natural gases in the atmosphere. These natural processes are still occurring todayFirst, greenhouse gases – primarily CO2 – in the atmosphere increase temperature at the Earth’s surface and, second, it is well documented that atmospheric CO2 concentration is rising at a fairly high rate and has been rising for the past couple of centuries. From this it follows that the Earth’s temperature has to riseThe earth has a natural greenhouse effect. Certain atmospheric gases tend to trap energy emitted by the Earth’s surface, warming the atmosphere which then radiates heat back down to the surface. What we are doing by adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere is making the greenhouse effect stronger – adding on to the natural greenhouse effect.The basic cause underlying the human-caused climate change that we’re experiencing is that we’re pumping carbon dioxide that’s been buried as fossil fuels in the ground for millions of years into the atmosphere. We’re increasing the atmosphere’s ability to absorb heat and reflect it back to the Earth’s surface.
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kmiller1610, as to WHY the stratosphere is cooling while the troposphere continues to warm. As I have told you REPEATEDLY, that is one of the SIGNALS of anthropogenic climate change that was PREDICTED very early on by the computer models and has most definitely been observed.
As I have ALSO told you, umpteen times, YOU DON'T GET TO SIMPLY IGNORE THIS FACT BECAUSE YOU FIND IT 'INCONVENIENT'. JUST NOT HOW SCIENCE WORKS, BUDDY.
To date, not a SINGLE skeptic of AGW has been able to provide ANY explanation for this BLATANT FACT OF THE WORLD.
I shall continue to HECTOR you until you address this issue. You continually evade it.
A didactic presentation that is aimed at informing the public should begin with the natural cycle. Tell me what is wrong with that? From the above link:
So the next question is totally obvious. How much of the greenhouse effect is natural and how much is it being modified by adding more Co2 to the atmosphere?The earth has a natural greenhouse effect. Certain atmospheric gases tend to trap energy emitted by the Earth’s surface, warming the atmosphere which then radiates heat back down to the surface. What we are doing by adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere is making the greenhouse effect stronger – adding on to the natural greenhouse effect.
The propaganda expert knows that complication reduces the effect of the propaganda, so they start with the danger, which leads us back to the OP headline.
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So no man has very little effect on Global warming.
Global Warming: A closer look at the numbers