05-02-2011, 09:03 AM

Hello fellow Realists,

I have finally sat down and put down in an e-mail my thoughts about what may actually be going on in the atmosphere, and whether CO2 merely scatters IR or does it absorb it and convert IR to kinetic energy thus warming the atmosphere?

I won't publish my question in full, until Dr Nahle has had time to consider my question and come up with an answer, or at least point me in the direction as to where to look for the appropriate data with which to come up with the answer.

In an earlier post, I showed how and why warming of the earths surface from back radiation is impossible. The answer to this question will, I believe show that CO2 can actually do very little to warm the earths atmosphere, and that all it does is scatter IR. Answer these two questions and the "greenhouse effect" from CO2 has nowhere to hide.

Remember, IR is a form of electromagnetic radiation, it is not in itself, heat. Heat is kinetic energy, it is movement, vibration on a molecular scale. I have a feeling that Dr Nahle already has looked into this and knows the answer and the work he has already done is mathematical confirmation of this idea.

Hopefully, he will reply and help me out with this and then when he does, I will publish the findings here. Thanks to (I think!) Sunsettomy who suggested that I write to Dr Nahle.

regards

Climate Realist

I have finally sat down and put down in an e-mail my thoughts about what may actually be going on in the atmosphere, and whether CO2 merely scatters IR or does it absorb it and convert IR to kinetic energy thus warming the atmosphere?

I won't publish my question in full, until Dr Nahle has had time to consider my question and come up with an answer, or at least point me in the direction as to where to look for the appropriate data with which to come up with the answer.

In an earlier post, I showed how and why warming of the earths surface from back radiation is impossible. The answer to this question will, I believe show that CO2 can actually do very little to warm the earths atmosphere, and that all it does is scatter IR. Answer these two questions and the "greenhouse effect" from CO2 has nowhere to hide.

Remember, IR is a form of electromagnetic radiation, it is not in itself, heat. Heat is kinetic energy, it is movement, vibration on a molecular scale. I have a feeling that Dr Nahle already has looked into this and knows the answer and the work he has already done is mathematical confirmation of this idea.

Hopefully, he will reply and help me out with this and then when he does, I will publish the findings here. Thanks to (I think!) Sunsettomy who suggested that I write to Dr Nahle.

regards

Climate Realist