"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
so do you think CO2 has IR active modes, or not? yes? or no?.Academic as we do not currently know the climate sensitivity of CO2 ergo any values put into climate models are pure guesswork. Given how wildly out of kilter those models are with observed reality those guesses have obviously been far too high
perhaps in your alternative universe where CO2 has IR inactive modes and works to decrease the net energy budget of the atmosphereOf course it is
ps, why do you ignore the part about the oceans? don't have any copypasta denier website "bunkum" on the topic?
Liberals from my experience are perennially ignorant Scientifically. Why ?
I have a theory. To believe in the Pseudo Science called Anthropogenic Global warming you have to be willing to ignore glaring attempts by the Pro-AGW lobby to misrepresent and manipulate data.
You have to condone the fraudulent manipulation of data AND the reclassification of the processes that have been used for millennia to seperate Science and Fraud.
So the Pro-AGW people go into this issue already with maybe a rudimentary understanding of the Scientific method and since their motivation on this issue is based on a ideological position and not Science they never grow out of just parroting propaganda.
Yes but its climate sensitivity is of such a low order that its impact is inconsequential. As another poster has already noted it is water vapour that is by far the most important factor. Here are the numbersso do you think CO2 has IR active modes, or not? yes? or no?.
Global Warming: A closer look at the numbers
This universe works just fine for me thanks. Do you understand what I mean by the term climate sensitivity ? It means how much extra CO2 equates to how much temperature rise. This is a figure that is critical but yet is quite unknown. We have yet to discern much less quantify the human fingerprint on climate from normal natural background variabilityperhaps in your alternative universe where CO2 has IR inactive modes and works to decrease the net energy budget of the atmosphere