Be Your Own Scientist and Test for Man-made Warming Yourself

Written by Michael Galvin

The current AGW theory pends on a term ‘Radiative Forcing’ defined by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and further developed to include negative forcing of certain aerosols and clouds.
When the sun shines powerful Ultra Violet UV on the ground or water it reflects some back to space as Infra Red IR thermal radiation. This up going radiation is measured on the ‘Atmospheric Transmission’ Chart below as 15-30% up going IR thermal radiation.

The AGW theory implies that a trace gas CO2, on average 0.04% of air, re-radiates or mirrors this weaker IR up going thermal radiation back to the surface further heating the surfaces than the more powerful and penetrating UV radiation already has.
The AGW theory proposes back radiation from CO2 as shown in this Energy Budget although it is not shown in the Global Energy Budget, both produced by NASA.

The following is also a NASA Energy Budget flowchart with no Radiative Forcing?

To test if theory is correct we can do the following 5 experiments ourselves:
1. Go to the beach on clear Summer day. Do you get sunburnt from the powerful and penetrating UV radiation or a small fraction of weaker IR radiation in the air?
2. At Solar Noon around 1pm when the Sun is highest in the clear sky when the potential reflected IR radiation is highest, touch the fine hot sand and feel the cooler air near the surface. Ask yourself how does a small fraction of weaker IR in the cooler air than the surface further heat the surface than the powerful UV from the direct sun already has?

The sand is hotter than the air near the sand under clear skies. The warmed air rises and expands pushing the around it and creating high pressure warm fronts that does raise air temperatures. The air near the surface is cooler and hence does not further heat the surface more the initial solar radiation already has.
3. In the cold winter make a hot bath and observe the steam rising in thermals creating low pressure and feel the cool air coming in from around. In nature, the evaporation is the removal of heat from the surface creating low-pressure cool fronts, condensing into clouds and rain.

Evaporation takes heat away from surfaces, humidity creates low pressure cool fronts, clouds and rain that cools surfaces.
4. If 71% of the Earth’s surface is the oceans that contain over 90% of the energy content between ocean and atmosphere then try setting a radiant heater on a stand above a bath and time how long it takes to heat the bath?

A Radiant Heater replicates CO2 Radiative Forcing by putting it over the bath replicating the oceans.
5. Whether it be heat or light try shining a torch on a surface and with a small mirror reflect the weaker reflected light from the surface back onto the surface and observe if it further increases the surface brightness or not more than the initial torch light already has?
A runaway greenhouse effect is measured by water vapor content. Clouds and rain cools surface and water in the atmosphere has a regulatory and cooling function.
The greenhouse effect is mainly water vapour. Somewhere like Venus has high temperature due to High Pressure some 80x that of Earth by the ideal and perfect gas laws. Mythbusters were busted pumping about 70,000 parts per million CO2 to yield a 0.9C temperature change not factoring in the fact if you increase pressure you also increase the temperature.
On Earth, increased H20 and CO2 increases productivity and growth, CO2 being essential to life and humidity associated with more cloud cover and rain. A CSIRO confirms CO2 has greened the deserts (https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-r…).
If humidity and CO2 has increased it is more probably due to the powerful UV radiation causing more evaporation, degassing, and potential geothermal heating of the ocean perhaps related to a weakened Magnetosphere as measured at Spaceweather.com.
Increased cosmic radiation measured also inoculates clouds formation. Magnetic polar shift would explain a weakened magnetosphere through change in core temperature, more seismic, volcanism, change in ocean gyres eg. re-occuring El Nino’s, global weather and climate.
Most energy content is in the oceans compared with the atmosphere, El Nino’s and Pacific Decadal Oscillations do cause drought and above temperatures. Apparently we are also approaching a Grand Solar Minimum that which has been correlated to global air temperatures plummeting and volcanic activity likely to be due to the increased coronal holes in the Suns atmosphere and associated high speed solar wind that causes our Magnetosphere to reverberate, seismic and volcanic activity. Another factor that can cause climate change Earths eccentricity and orientation (tilt) changes over time known as Milankovitch cycles.
Air temperatures are more to do with air mass, high and low pressure systems. High Pressure systems are associated with clear skies and dry weather as you can see on the weather maps, as well as Foehn winds downhills create high pressure. These warm fronts do increase air temperatures. Humidity, cloud cover and rain is associated with low pressure systems.
Evaporation and humidity increases the heat index not air temperature making it appear hotter however lowering air temperatures as it creates low pressure systems, clouds and rain that cools surfaces again. This chart showing high and low pressure formation demonstrates that water vapour, the main greenhouse gas, is associated with low pressure system formation, clouds and rain, whereas the high pressure systems that increase air temperatures are associated with dry weather and clear skies.

Air temperatures relate to High and Low Pressure Systems. High Pressure is associated with clear skies and dry weather and Low Pressure is associated with humidity, clouds and rain.
The reflected 15-30% up going IR thermal radiation goes from hotter surface to cooler air to space, this is why Eagles take thermals to greater heights due to high pressure systems being formed from clear skies as well as Foehn winds downhills creating high pressure in the valleys. Radiative forcing is non measurable due to thermals and mixing and any potential radiative forcing CO2 contributes is overridden by the cooling from low pressure systems, clouds and rain that humidity, the main greenhouse gas creates cooling surfaces again.

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    ilma

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    The temperature vs. pressure issue does beg the question, “should the readings at ground temperature stations be corrected for the barometric pressure at the location at the time of the reading?”

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      Mic

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      I imagine there is a delay, the sun heats surfaces and air near surfaces expands creating high pressure warm front that raises air temperatures.

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      Mic

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      I imagine there is a delay, the sun heats surfaces and air near surfaces expands pushing air around it creating high pressure warm front that raises air temperatures.

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    Dean Jackson

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    “The AGW theory implies that a trace gas CO2…re-radiates or mirrors this weaker IR up going thermal radiation back to the surface further heating the surfaces…”

    Carbon dioxide does, but not anywhere near the massive quantity AGW would have us believe….at most 5%, and here’s the actual physics that explains this…

    More important than a gas’ IR absorption capabilities is an atmosphere gas molecule’s volume. At 1 atmosphere/70 F, one pound of Carbon Dioxide has a volume of 8.7 cubic feet, smaller than Nitrogen at 13.8 cubic feet, and Oxygen at 12.1 cubic feet. With a smaller volume than either Nitrogen and Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide can only possess less heat than Nitrogen and Oxygen.

    As the above paragraph illustrates, at 1 atmosphere/70 F Carbon Dioxide has approximately one-third less heat than either Nitrogen or Oxygen, proving Carbon Dioxide’s cooling effect on the atmosphere. Therefore, when the volume of Earth’s atmosphere is increased by additions of a cooler trace gas, such as Carbon Dioxide is on Earth, the result can only be a cooling of the planet, all other variables remaining constant. And if other variables should increase the heat on Earth, such as increased radiation from the Sun, then the additional trace gas will have a relative cooling effect on Earth. How precisely does this cooling effect take place? As Carbon Dioxide levels increase, consequently also increasing the atmosphere’s volume, the lower specific heat (below, see Fast Science At Ridgemont High) of the Carbon Dioxide molecules dictates that (1) the Carbon Dioxide molecules will extract heat from neighboring Nitrogen and Oxygen molecules; which will (2) lower the heat capacity of Nitrogen and Oxygen; thereby (3) reducing global temperatures.

    The transfer of [warmer] heat from nitrogen and oxygen to [cooler] carbon dioxide is instantaneous, as opposed to the mechanical process of infrared radiation absorption by carbon dioxide that takes time to create heat, which tells us that carbon dioxide obtains at least 95% of its heat from neighboring nitrogen and oxygen molecules.

    To better grasp this fact, let’s use a more familiar everyday experience we witness involving water: When a small amount of cooler water is added to a larger warmer body of water, the result is a cooling of the water.

    Because the atmosphere is a Nitrogen-Oxygen based atmosphere, representing over 99% 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 (1) thermals (the direct transfer of warmer heat emanating from the ground that’s absorbed by cooler Nitrogen-Oxygen molecules); (2) latent heat (the transfer of heat from warmer water vapor to cooler Nitrogen-Oxygen molecules); (3) heat produced by incoming radiation absorbed directly by the atmosphere, not solely from the absorption of outgoing IR; and (4) man-made structures on the ground. 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.

    Read the aptly titled article, ‘Throwing Cold Water on Global Warming’…

    https://sites.google.com/site/deanjackson60/throwing-cold-water-on-global-warming

    My blog for non-Marxists interested in the truth…

    https://sites.google.com/site/deanjackson60/home

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      Mic

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      Well done. I would like use your article to help validate this greenhouse net cooling effect another article that was published. The greenhouse effect is measured by vapour content, evaporation removes heat from surfaces, humidity creates low pressure, condenses into clouds and rain that cools surfaces, negative forcing.

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        Dean Jackson

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        “Well done.”

        Thank you!

        “I would like use your article to help validate this greenhouse net cooling effect another article that was published.”

        Sure, and don’t forget my name!

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