posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 12:48 PM
[snipped] denying carbon-dioxide-caused Global Warming. I was initially perplexed by this article because it would represent a HUGE claim negating
decades of scientific research involving climate change. However, after reading both the links more closely I came up with a satisfactory explanation
which, sad to say, DOES NOT refute the theory of Global Warming.
Here are the links
" - fancy name for a manipulative oil-industry shill
This is my explanation.
1) Carbon dioxide has the chemical property of reflecting infrared radiation, like a mirror for heat. 2)Energy from the sun takes the form of A) mass
ejections of HOT particles and B) electromagnetic radiation at all wavelengths.
solar radiation of all wavelengths is absorbed at the earths surface turning it to heat, carbon dioxide in the lower
atmosphere reflects the infrared radiation back at the earth. This is called the "Greenhouse Effect." When energetic particles
emitted by the
sun slam into the thermosphere
, carbon dioxide in the lower atmosphere reflects the infrared
radiation back into space. This effect which is newly described in the article by NASA, is WAY less significant for the temperature of the biosphere
than the Greenhouse Effect.