Tag Archives: Green House Effect

Impact of CO2 on Climate has been Grossly Overstate

“How much will the doubling of CO2 in the air warm the global temperature? How do scientists take an accurate measurement of the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere? Why can scientists better measure atmospheric temperatures from satellites than surface temperatures from ground thermometers?” click here for answers

Kinetic Theory of Gases Explains Gravito-Thermal Greenhouse Effect

Gravito-Thermal greenhouse effect replaces Arrhenius as the best available science. From the Hockey Schtick:

“An excellent review of the Kinetic Theory of Gases, similar to Feynman’s lecture 40 on the Statistical Mechanics of the Atmosphere, and explains the fundamental basis of the 33C Maxwell et al Gravito-Thermal greenhouse effect (& which also falsifies the Arrhenius radiative-greenhouse effect).

The review also explains the fundamental reasons why the false analogies of inflated tires or static, closed gas cylinders to our atmosphere are incorrect.” click here for complete post.

Water Vapor Cools the Earth Surface via Changes in Heat Capacity

An important but very technical point regarding lapse rate as it relates to a theoretically pure (N2) atmosphere is discussed here

At issue is the relevance of the  Arrhenius radiative greenhouse theory. The Maxwell et al gravito-thermal greenhouse effect is replacing “Arrhenius” as the best science-based explanation.   

How Gravitational Energy Creates a “Greenhouse” Effect, without Greenhouse Gases

Click here for an excerpt from the lectures of Richard Feynman well worth reading. 

More Evidence That CO2 has No Practical Effect on Temperature

The newspaper headline claim:

“Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, showing human-made climate change ‘in the wild’ for the first time.” click here 

In reality, the “interpretation” given to the analysis presented in this article and this paper simply finds what has already been assumed from the beginning. Indeed, the statement  “The data say what the data say,” is false. Data do not speak or talk. Data is interpreted. Assumptions and underlying presuppositions determine the conclusions.

Data says nothing. Scientists say what they believe to be the meaning of the data. And the researchers can believe as they would like.  The article states that “The study is good technical work,” and perhaps it is. [I’m not questioning anyones intelligence here. I am questioning the underlying assumptions made.] 

The news article quote regarding study saying that the results are ” expected — sort of like confirming gravity with a falling rock ” strongly suggests that the researchers have simply read into the data conclusions that have been assumed from the beginning.

Upon closure scrutiny it becomes clear that the claims made are not supported by the study itself.

“Either way, what the study shows, is that increasing CO2 has had very little effect on water vapour levels or near surface air temperature in Alaska, and is easily overcome by natural variability.” click here

The interpretation and attribution made looks to be in the minds of the researchers and those with similar underlying assumptions.

Can Greenhouse Gases violate the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics?

The short answer is no. For the long answer, check this post at the Hockey Schtick.

“Thus, the claim that greenhouse gases may violate the 2nd law to transfer heat from their very cold radiating temperatures (ranging from -80C to -18C) to warm the much warmer Earth surface by an additional 33C is absurd and physically false. Instead, the tropospheric 33C temperature gradient [“the greenhouse effect”] above and below the center of mass of the atmosphere (at ~5100 meters altitude) is maintained by the Maxwell/Carnot/Clausius gravito-thermal “greenhouse effect,” as described in the recent series of posts, and is completely insensitive to changes in man-made CO2 levels.” click here 

Man-Made Global Warming Theory Confuses Cause with Effect

From The Hockey Schtick:

“This next post in a series demonstrating physical & mathematical proofs why Maxwell’s atmospheric mass/gravity/pressure (33C) greenhouse effect is the only correct explanation of the greenhouse effect will now show why the entire physical basis of the competing anthropogenic global warming theory (now out of necessity called “man-made climate change” since it hasn’t warmed for 18-26 years), somehow conveniently ignored the well-established basic and atmospheric physics, physical chemistry, and barometric relations that had been well-established for more than the past two centuries, and effectively hide this in their overheated & untouchable black-box computer models.” click here