To date, our government has spent $550 billion promoting the concept of anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming, renamed “climate change” by pollster Frank Luntz Ph.D. The money paid for dubious studies, educational programs, buying the National Science Foundation and several educational publishers. According to Forbes Magazine, “climate change” cost America seven trillion Dollars in money misspent, bureaus and repressive regulations. Now they are talking about putting dissenters in jail, much in the manner of Russia and China. The end is not in sight. Why should this be? The truth is amazingly simple.
The atmosphere has three principle gases: Nitrogen, 78%, oxygen 18%, water vapor varies between one to four percent and the “trace gases:” argon, 0.93%, CO2, 0.039%, methane 0.0018% helium, hydrogen and on with most very hard to detect much less quantify.
Water vapor is both variable and troublesome. It changes state in the range of Earth temperatures and what it changes to harms instruments. For that reason, water vapor was omitted from early atmospheric science. All work done with “air” was dry air. It was not until the 20th century the importance of water vapor was realized, but again it is ignored by “global warming” and “climate change” panic pushers.
The “dirty little secret of climate change” is that water vapor does 99.9% of all atmospheric heating as it is the only gas in sufficient quantity absorbing infrared, long wave, radiation from sunlight, increasing its activity that we interpret it as higher temperature. Temperature is not a physical entity; it is a measure of molecular activity.
CO2 is a “trace gas” in air and insignificant by definition. It absorbs 1/7th as much IR, heat energy, from sunlight per molecule as water vapor which has 188 times as many molecules capturing seven times 188 = 1316 times as much heat to produce 99.9% of all “global warming.” CO2 does only 0.1% of it. For this we should destroy our economy, starve people of the world, cause hunger riots and wars? No, “climate change” is about political power and tax money.
When a scientist talks about “greenhouse gases” he is telling his colleagues to “Give me some slack and I will return the favor.” It is the Ph.D. code of comity as there are no “greenhouse gases.” Scientists chuckle at politicians using such terms as they know history will slap them silly for being gullible. Such courtesies are common in academia. Academia is corrupt as politics.
A greenhouse has a solid, clear cover, usually glass, but plastic, or water, work in the same way as their molecules are in contact to form surfaces. In gases they are not. At any angle below 45º clear solids, or liquids, are total reflectors. Solar panels are useless until after 9:00 AM and after 3:00 PM as they have glass protective covers over the silicon cells. Nothing enters the medium until after 9 AM or after 3 PM. All solar light energy bounces off.
At 45º, 39% of the energy passes through clear glass and into the enclosed space. The percentage passing increases as the sine of the angle to 100% at 90º. The same is true for water and the reason you can only see into water for a lateral distance equal to the height of your eye over water.
At any greater distance water reflects the sky. This is a narrow window and it is a trap, but requires the formation of a surface. Solids and liquids can form surfaces. Gases cannot and never function as “greenhouse” traps. “Greenhouse gas” is a comity code in academic fraud and a tool for panic pushing politicians, but this is not the last of their lies.
The Medieval Warming from 800 AD to 1300 AD Micheal Mann erased for his “hockey stick” was the six to eight Fahrenheit degrees warmer “global warmers” fear. It was 500 years of world peace and abundance, longest ever. Europe was awash with grain and Vikings were grazing sheep in Greenland. Michael inserted a “correction” in the temperature records of the period and made it flat for his “hockey stick” in perhaps the most famous lie told by the global warmers, but they are masters at ignoring inconvenient truths.
The Russian contribution to the International Geophysical Year of 1958 was the Antarctic Vostock Station ice core drilling through the mile thick ice covering the entire continent to get ice cores containing bubbles of air from geologic antiquity. Analysis revealed CO2 increases followed temperature by 800 years 19 times in 450,000 years.
The relationship is such that temperature change is cause and CO2 change is effect. This alone refutes the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis, but it is a simple fact never making the evening news or Weather Channel where Dr. Heidi Cullen held forth with her “facts” all Florida would soon be under water and millions of people would drown from the rapidly melting ice.
Dr. Cullen claimed methane is “a greenhouse gas 20 to 500 times more potent than CO2!” That claim alone revealed her incompetence and why she was fired from The Weather Channel. The IR energy absorption chart at the American Meteorological Society tells the story. The methane absorption profile is very similar to nitrogen which is classified “transparent” to IR, heat waves and is only present with18 parts per million, 0.0018% which is spells “insignificance” in bold face numerals. “Vegans” blame methane in cow flatulence for global warming in their war against meat consumption. They are big “global warmer climate changers.”
Carbon combustion generates 80% of our energy. Control and taxing of carbon would give the elected ruling class more power and money than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD.
Most scientists and science educators work for tax supported institutions. They are eager to help government raise more money for them and they love being seen as “saving the planet.”