Science is never “settled”. Knowledge is always subject to further discovery, re-evaluation, and falsification with new evidence or understandings. The “consensus” is never a substitute for evidence and/or better, more valid theory, because knowledge does not derive its epistemic stature from how many, or who, endorses it. An appeal to authority, whether of renown or in numbers, is a logical fallacy.
Galileo, for instance, failed peer-review so miserably that he was given house arrest for the remainder of his life. Yet he is considered as the father of modern science, because he showed, among other things, that heavier objects do not fall faster, by timing their rolls down inclined planes. The knowledge was there to validate for anyone, but genuine scientists see through their own eyes, and think for themselves, and in doing so may increase immeasurably human conceptual understanding.
“The number of people that can reason well is much smaller than those that can reason badly. If reasoning were like hauling rocks, then several reasoners might be better than one. But reasoning is not like hauling rocks; it is like racing, where a single, galloping Barbary steed easily outruns a hundred wagon-pulling horses”
Humans do warm the planet with every field plowed, parking lot paved, or roof-top constructed, as these activities cause more solar energy to be absorbed by the surface. We also warm the Earth by burning hydrocarbon fuels, and even with nuclear energy. Solar panels, by absorbing more energy than might be reflected, can also warm the planet. Any changes our civilizations make that affects the Earth’s albedo (a measure of how much light hits the surface and is reflected without being absorbed), alter how much thermal energy is stored in the atmosphere.
The good news is that at the end of every day, this new thermal energy escapes into space, so that by the following morning, temperatures have dropped 10˚C to 50˚C (between daily low and high), demonstrating how quickly thermal energy can be radiated from the atmosphere by the primary gases N2 and O2 (see link for N2).
CO2 does not warm the planet. That is a fact, whether the world chooses to acknowledge it or not is irrelevant, as explained below, in the papers, blogs and in the forthcoming book on the Greenhouse Functionality theory.
Atmospheric CO2 rises in concentration when the oceans warm, as its solubility in water is lowered (the oceans warm from many causes, including, but not limited to, subsea volcanic activity, nuclear reaction variations in the Earth’s core and mantle, decreases in cosmic radiation and consequent reductions in the aerosols that form clouds, solar distance variations as the Sun and Earth revolve separately around the Solar System barycentre, and predominantly solar radiation variations, some of which derive from magnetic and possibly other cycles or influences).
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"You have found a promising approach to demonstrate successfully that the long suspected culprits of global warming, e.g. CO2, CH4, are actually not !"
Rutgers University, New Jersey
B.A. Cornell University, New York
"…seems to be path-breaking research in the domain. The paper reads nice and the science involved is analogous and clear. This paper is a hallmark and would benefit the advances in science, government planning as well as policy makers for the next course of action. I congratulate you for this great work and thank for giving me an opportunity to read it and enlighten myself."
PhD, Atmospheric Sci and Meteorology, IISc
M.Sc., Geophysics, ISC
BSc., (Hons) Physics, Delhi U
"An alarmist bias in Global Warming Research has corrupted the academic/scientific community"
Dr. Roy W. Spencer
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Principal Research Scientist at UoA
Former Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
"I have studied your paper during the weekend and I am impressed by your brilliant analysis and convincing argumentation. This looks like a very original thought process and one that does deserve broad dissemination."
B.Sc. (Hons) Mech. Eng.
C.P. Eng. (Chartered Prof. Eng.)
Former Project Manager, CERN
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