June 4, 2014

(Updated on 1/28/2017)

Throwing Cold Water on Global Warming

All Atmospheric Gasses Absorb Solar Radiation

All atmospheric gasses absorb infrared radiation (IR), including Oxygen and Nitrogen (both gasses constituting greater than 99% of the atmosphere's gasses):

The peer reviewed paper affirms the non-negligible roles that Oxygen and Nitrogen play, in the aggregate, in heating the atmosphere*... 

                   Nitrogen molecule IR absorption bandwidth strength (3.8 to 5 microns). Nitrogen also absorbs ultraviolet radiation,
                   see Table 6.4, and gamma and x-rays

                           Oxygen molecule IR absorption bandwidth strengths (non-IR lines are at wavelengths 
                                             between 0.6 and 0.7- visible light, and at wavelength 1000.0 - microwaves)

                                            Oxygen also absorbs ultraviolet radiation and gamma and x-rays

...contradicting the bold faced lies put out by politically co-opted climate scientists, where Oxygen and Nitrogen are said to absorb zero IR.

NASA, And 'Educational' Organizations, Lies In Vivid Black And White

We now see that all gasses in the atmosphere absorb IR to varying degrees, not simply the 'greenhouse gasses' such as Carbon Dioxide or Methane. In fact, the term 'greenhouse gas' is a misnomer—all atmospheric gasses are 'greenhouse gasses'.

Why do institutions such as NASA lie regarding Nitrogen and Oxygen's ability to absorb IR? Because in learning the true IR absorption qualities of Nitrogen and Oxygen, those interested would be curious about Nitrogen and Oxygen and perform more research into those two molecules, learning that they are, in fact, warmer than Carbon Dioxide.

Because the atmosphere is a Nitrogen-Oxygen based atmosphere, representing over 99.9% of the atmosphere's gasses, adding Carbon Dioxide to the atmosphere cools the Nitrogen-Oxygen based atmosphere, as demonstrated in experimental designs conducted by Professor Gert Venter, Agricultural Engineering, University of Pretoria: “You know, that’s why all I can do is laugh when these global warming monkeys tell me that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. It is not, and I have live, precise experimental situations in over 30 sites around the world that prove that it is not. These guys create a model in their computers, based on arbitrary assumptions, and then ignore all the experimental evidence to the contrary. My experiments show that INCREASING ATMOSPHERIC CO2 IS CORRELLATED WITH A DECREASE IN ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE in my agricultural environments.

With Carbon Dioxide A Cooling Molecule In Earth's Atmosphere, Then What Is Warming The Atmosphere?

The heat obtained by both Nitrogen and Oxygen comes from thermals and latent heat from the surface, heat from man-made structures on the ground, and the heat produced by incoming radiation absorbed directly by the atmosphere, not solely from the absorption of outgoing IR. The warmth that blankets us each day is due to Nitrogen and Oxygen, not the puny amounts of the trace gas Carbon Dioxide, nor any of the other trace gasses.

Regarding man-made structures on the ground, interestingly NASA's 'earth's energy budget' illustration fails to provide the data on the amount of solar radiation absorbed by those structures, and it is the massive growth of urban sprawl the last sixty years that accounts for the atmosphere's warming, a warming that is being tempered by increasing amounts of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere.
* The temperature on Venus, which is higher than on Mercury though Mercury is closer to the Sun, is due to the high atmospheric pressure on Venus and not the predominance of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere, which accounts for 96% of the planet’s atmospheric gasesThe atmosphere on Venus has a mass 90 times that of Earth's (and Venus' equatorial circumference is 5% smaller than Earth's; Venus' equatorial circumference is 38,025 km, while Earth's is 40,030 km), producing an atmospheric pressure of 1300 psi. On Earth water boils (212 F) at 14.69 psi

It should also be noted that the so-called greenhouse effect when applied to a planet's atmosphere is a canard. Unlike the enclosed environment of a greenhouse, where heat is trapped by the structure, a planet's heat is constantly escaping into space via convection.