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Practically everything you have been told by the mainstream scientific community and the media about the alleged detriments of greenhouse gases, and particularly carbon dioxide, appears to be false, according to new data compiled by NASA's Langley Research Center. As it turns out, all those atmospheric greenhouse gases that Al Gore and all the other global warming hoaxers have long claimed are overheating and destroying our planet are actually cooling it, based on the latest evidence.
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Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
However, very embarrassing for NASA in the fact that the studies conducted after a recent solar storm , contradicts it's own climatolagy division
, who have claimed that green house gasses including CO2 are the cause of Global Warming.
So the question really is if Global Warming is in fact occuring, and data suggests it is, then what is causing it?
If it's not CO2
then are we still willing to accept the taxes being applied to our personal emissions of said gas?
Balance is the key word here... Upset the natural balance of CO2 in particular (by dumping #loads more CO2 into the system) and you will have problems. It's actually quite a simple concept to understand.
SABER monitors infrared emissions from Earth’s upper atmosphere, in particular from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances that play a key role in the energy balance of air hundreds of km above our planet’s surface.
The temperature of the planet depends on the balance between how much shortwave radiation emitted by the sun is absorbed by the earth (about 73%), how much is reflected back into space (about 27%), and how much longwave infrared radiation earth emits into space. As this infrared radiation emitted from earth’s surface passes through the atmosphere on its way to space, some is absorbed, heating the planet. This heating process is called the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect has been crucial to maintaining earth’s energy balance and temperature throughout its history, making the planet habitable. Recently, scientists have concluded that earth’s energy system is out of balance, as increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases are causing additional energy to be absorbed. As of 2007, IPCC scientists are over 90% certain human-induced (anthropogenic) greenhouse gas emissions have caused the global increase in average temperature since the mid-20th century. Recent studies have shown that it is very difficult to explain the warming of the past 50 years without the role of athropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations.
Originally posted by grey580
So If there's more CO2 in the Atmosphere.
The more it reflects radiation from the sun.
Great so we're heading for another ice age.
NASA's James Russell said it's like a natural thermostat.
Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
So the question really is if Global Warming is in fact occuring, and data suggests it is, then what is causing it? If it's not CO2, then are we still willing to accept the taxes being applied to our personal emissions of said gas?
So once again naturalnews proves to be a totally unreliable and not credible source, since they apparently don't understand "thermostat".
“Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats,” explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABER’s principal investigator. “When the upper atmosphere (or ‘thermosphere’) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.”
Originally posted by jimmysinger
Here is a link that explains pretty well how the data is being misinterpreted: Waats Up With That?
Yes, of course the upper atmosphere is going to deflect and re-radiate the energy of solar storms, that’s why we don’t burn to a cinder when they happen. There’s nothing new here, this is what the upper atmosphere (thermosphere) does. CO2 (and other greenhouse gases – GHG’s) in the lower atmosphere also re-radiates long wave infra red energy (LWIR) as backradiation coming up from the surface of the Earth as it dumps the shortwave solar energy absorbed returns as LWIR (heat) and makes its way to the top of the atmosphere.