As the echo-chamber becomes ever shriller with their insinuations of dishonestly among the scientists who make up the climatological community.
It would be good for interested citizens to try to understand the basics that underpin the scientific consensus.
CO2 – An Insignificant Trace Gas? Part One
November 28, 2009 ~ by scienceofdoom.com
Argument from Inconceivability
How do we analyze the Earth’s Climate?
Energy from the Sun
Energy from the Earth
Energy Absorbed by Gases in the Atmosphere
Measurements in the Lab
What Effect Does it Have?
The Stefan-Boltzmann Law states: . . .
Climate is a complex subject. Hopefully this explains some basics and we can start looking a little deeper in subsequent posts.
More in this series:
Part Two – why different gases absorb different amounts of energy, why some gases absorb almost no longwave radiation
Part Three – the Beer Lambert model of absorption and the concept of re-emission of radiation
Part Four – band models and how transmittance of CO2 changes as the amount of CO2 increases under “weak” and “strong” conditions
Part Five – two results from solving the 1-d equations – and how CO2 compares to water vapor
Part Six – Visualization - what does the downwards longwave radiation look like at the earth’s surface
Part Seven – The Boring Numbers – the values of “radiative forcing” from CO2 for current levels and doubling of CO2.
Part Eight – Saturation – explaining “saturation” in more detail
CO2 Can’t have that Effect Because.. – common “problems” or responses to the theory and evidence presented