reply to post by SonOfTheLawOfOne
Yes I noticed the link in your signature after I posted my last reply, at which point I realized you unfortunately don't have much of an idea what's
actually going on here (which would explain why you tried to use the OP to build a strawman on anthropogenic global warming, then immediately
backpedaled away from it, and then dove in anyway).
So thanks for the tip on critical thinking, but maybe you can follow your own advice considering how painfully obvious it is you are just
regurgitating a bunch of denier mush that you quite clearly don't fully understand, but are apparently more than willing to stand behind anyway.
Where do I even start?
First off your "signature thread" has already been posted on ATS. Here: Global Warming
Violates the Basic Laws of Physics.
You want to see a position truly get "destroyed", then go ahead and read it.
The whole idea is based on an embarassingly bad paper from someone who obviously has a piss-poor grasp of global warming and thermodynamics. First of
all - the "greenhouse effect" has nothing to do with the Earth acting like an actual greenhouse. This is just an analogy.
The greenhouse effect traps radiation, not convection, and the fact that the Earth is not
an isolated system is the very reason why this
process does *not* violate any particular Laws of Thermodynamics. The entire premise of that so-called "paper" is utterly absurd, since it
effectively argues that covering yourself in a blanket can't possibly make you warm, since it apparently goes against the principle of entropy
As for the gish gallop of fossil-fuel sponsored talking points you unwittingly endorsed in the post above:
- I already left you a link before showing a first principles calculation on how the Greenhouse Effect makes the planet 33 degrees C warmer than it's
supposed to be. This is despite the fact that ALL greenhouse gases make up less than ~1% of the atmosphere
This is not from any fake paper either - it is from a homework problem. You know how I know? Because I solved these exact problems while earning my
own degree in Physics.
Meanwhile the rest of your points are well-known denier memes that have been peddled across the internet, but they are throughly debunked by people
who actually take the time to look at the WHOLE story, instead of just the cherry-picked bits the contrarian shills want you to see:
CO2 is just a trace gas
Human CO2 is a tiny % of CO2 emissions
CO2 lags temperature
But from reading your diatribe on CO2 it's apparent you don't really understand how heat trapping actually works, so why am I even bothering...
I have had enough of these pointless debates with you guys and it's such a waste of time.
It's amazing how much you're all so convinced that the whole of mainstream science and academia are all lying to you, but completely ready to accept
anything a small echo chamber of totally unqualified "blog scientists" are ready to spoon feed your way (please show me the peer-reviewed papers
your so-called "reputable chemist" Nasif Nahle
published for example lol).
I just can't fathom how much you supposed "skeptics" are so ready to judge and scrutinize and sniff out a conspiracy, but completely unable or
unwilling to consider the possibility it's actually these self-promoting kooks, charlatans, and paid off shills who are the actual frauds here.
Frankly I could care less at this point - I'm just so sick of listening to people preach about critical thinking while simultaneously making a total
mockery of it.