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Offline Henry Pool

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If carbon dioxide traps infra red radiation (IR) from earth (keeping us warm) then it must follow that carbon dioxide also blocks IR coming from the sun (similar to ozone blocking UV, keeping us cool). So the logical question everyone must ask, is: what is the nett effect, especially at the relevant levels of carbon dioxide 0.02-0.04%? Using my body as the sensor, I can measure that the IR coming from earth must be a lot less than the IR coming from the sun. This means that the cooling effect of carbon dioxide must be greater than the warming up effect. So I say: carbon dioxide is good. So my theory is this:Global warming is probably caused by energy released by human activities and/or unseen volcanic activity in the oceans or the change in salinity in the water , & probably has little or nothing at all to do with the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. (Human population has doubled in the past 50 years).



 

Offline BenV

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Carbon dioxide is good for life and good for global cooling!
« Reply #1 on: 19/09/2009 12:12:36 »
Why did you think it was necessary to start a new thread about this?

Here are the previous threads where you have discussed this idea, and had it rebuked:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=22612.0

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=22348.0
« Last Edit: 19/09/2009 12:18:36 by BenV »
 

Offline Henry Pool

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« Reply #2 on: 19/09/2009 15:33:23 »
Ben, I have been around, I have seen all kinds of answers and theories but I have not seen any figures, especially not when it comes to the logical question that I am posing. I am glad I lightened up your day!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/09/2009 16:57:24 »
"If carbon dioxide traps infra red radiation (IR) from earth (keeping us warm) then it must follow that carbon dioxide also blocks IR coming from the sun "
No, if the CO2 absorbs the (some of) sun's incomming IR it means that the energy from that IR is turned into heat.
That heat is produced in the atmosphere.
The atmosphere is part of the earth so the net effect is that the earth is heated.
This was explained to you before and it really would be better if you refrained from posting about it again until you understood it.
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=22612.msg249573#msg249573
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/09/2009 21:26:31 »
I am sure you do not understand.
 

Offline BenV

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« Reply #5 on: 19/09/2009 23:07:42 »
Well, regardless of what bored chemist does or doesn't understand, this has been discussed in (at least) those two threads.  If you have anything new to add, please continue the discussion there.
 

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