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How does solar radiation affect weather?
Jared Peterson, Grade 8
Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
Acted on by the combined effects of the earth's motions and energy from the sun, our planet's formless and invisible envelope of air reacts by producing an infinite variety of weather.
The angle of incoming solar radiation influences seasonal temperatures of locations at different latitudes. When the sun’s rays strike Earth’s surface near the equator, the incoming solar radiation is more direct (nearly perpendicular or closer to a 90˚ angle). Therefore, the solar radiation is concentrated over a smaller surface area, causing warmer temperatures. At higher latitudes, the angle of solar radiation is smaller, causing energy to be spread over a larger area of the surface and cooler temperatures. Because the angle of radiation varies depending on the latitude, surface temperatures on average are warmer at lower latitudes and cooler at higher latitudes (even though higher latitudes have more hours of daylight during the summer months).
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: onequestion
In some places, yes. In others, no. See, that's the difference between global warming and climate change. Global warming means the Earth's average temperature rises. Climate change means that, as a result, climates change.
Climate change, also called global warming, refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth. An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is due primarily to the human use of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air.
Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects. Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming.
But since your question is as intelligent as an 8th graders:
So wait is it global warming or climate change and would increased co2 cause a warming effect or simply just a change?
See, that's the difference between global warming and climate change. Global warming means the Earth's average temperature rises. Climate change means that, as a result, climates change.
It has before we were here and it will continue to do so after we are gone.
But a recent change in variables will produce a different set of outcomes meaning we should be seeing new life forms or lifeforms changing right
Or should I say adaptation
Nobody can say for certain how the environment really works and most of these climate change pushers are being used to forward a social engineering program whereby we will be taxed to death in the name of carbon taxes by a Globalist corporate Government that will live in palaces and fly on private jets as the rest of us are forced off land so we cannot farm for ourselves and will be totally reliant on a totalitarian distopian tyranny.
The people behind the Global warming agenda are in it for insidious purposes.
Cooking the cock and contradicting yourself at the same time.
Sorry, seemed pretty obvious. If nothing but the energy output of the Sun changes, a given rise in global temperatures requires a given rise in energy output.
Please explain the bolds.