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Originally posted by fisheye
Very good job RN. But let's cut to the chase, man made or not - Do you think the planet is getting warmer? I am concerned with the polar caps. They are melting and the water is moving over the globe in the form of additional rain.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by Byrd
There's some interesting patterns.
Yes, there are, based primarily on differences in carbon dioxide production among different areas and prevailing wind patterns. But the principle is still relevant: there will be more solar rays that do not encounter carbon dioxide molecules than do encounter them, the difference being in proportion to the number of of carbon dioxide molecules in a given volume of air.
I will try and find time to calculate for the different other pollutants. Since the number of pollutants is into the hundreds, perhaps a list of the ones people want to see would help?
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
I think of all the years I spent at universitites. I studied consistently, researched, read, wrote. Grades were stellar. You would think there would have been something along the way that would have enabled me, or at least contributed to my being able to understand this OP. SOME snatch of SOMETHING, somewhere.
Sadly, no. It's disgusting I tell you. Sad and disgusting.
Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
very fascinating...but if you can sit there and come to such an amazing conclusion with so much evidence....why cant the worlds smartest minds and best scientists do that?
Originally posted by endisnighe
reply to post by 4nsicphd
First a law professor now a commercial pilot? Excuse me? Just calling you out.
Are we now Lawman and Pro Pilot?
By the way OP, Followed your logic, did not confirm the numbers.
Will work through it later.
By the way, excellent S&F.
Oh and frack the people that think "normal" people cannot do the math.
Common sense and a little work is not that difficult.
[edit on 12/1/2009 by endisnighe]
I also believe that you are modeling an atmosphere with even distribution of CO2 throughout it. This would not be correct, since it and a number of other gases (methane, notably) are actually heavier than oxygen and nitrogen and water vapor. It's not evenly distributed vertically just as it's not evenly distributed horizontally.
Taking the night side out of your calculations also skews it. We have coal based electrical plants that run 24 hours a day (same with factories, cars, and many other things. Cows on factory farms don't shut off for the night. Forests and the ocean absorb less CO2 when it's cold or when it's night.