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Water is not compressible (nearly enough so). It piles up.
If a gravitational anomaly were strong enough to create a measurable difference, increased gravity would lower sea level, not raise it.
Yes. Fluid matter. But it's not just me who says that.
Talk about trying to make a mountain out of a molehill... you're trying to say that tiny, near-immeasurable anomalies in gravity cause massive shifts in matter!
originally posted by: lostbook
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
There is also the fact that black-body radiation is a function of surface temperature. As surface temperature rises, the proportion of radiation available for carbon dioxide absorption and re-emission drops.
Taken all together, these feedbacks indicate that any appreciable increase in global temperature due to carbon dioxide levels will be limited and will restabilize at a new equilibrium point.
Given the fact that the planet has endured many much higher equilibria in the past, and given that historically warmer climates lend themselves to greater ecological expansion,
it is a safe bet that any new equilibrium point will be beneficial, not destructive.
But overall emissivity increases as T^4 which is pretty big.
And, what will that be and when? Numbers matter, and they don't look good.
In the deep distant past? Before humans evolved, and continents were in different places?
That's completely unjustified.