Now we have 2 competing explanations. One fits the science and observational evidence. The other does not. A detailed post (here) but well worth reading.
“The Arrhenius radiative greenhouse effect proponents, having abandoned “back-radiation” from greenhouse gases as the explanation of the greenhouse effect, now claim global warming is instead due to an increase of the “effective radiating height” or “effective radiating level” [ERL] of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. So the theory goes, an increase of CO2 levels will cause longwave (~15 micron) infrared emissions from CO2 to occur from colder heights in the atmosphere, and since colder blackbodies emit less radiation, more radiation will allegedly be “trapped” by the colder CO2 “blackbody” in the fabled tropospheric “hot spot” and unable to escape to space.
In contrast, the competing 33C gravito-thermal greenhouse effect of Maxwell, Clausius, Carnot, Boltzmann, Feynman, Poisson, Helmholtz, et al, shows that the “effective radiating level” or ERL is fixed at the center of mass (COM) of the atmosphere.” click here