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Friday, December 21, 2018

The Porch Light Was On, But No One Was Home

Until Trump pulled us out of the official international effort to reduce the artificial emissions of greenhouse gases, I’d covered a variety of other topics. Since then though, I’ve been devoted primarily to trying to help global warming deniers to “see the light”. Lately, I’ve focused on the greenhouse effect, because global warming cannot be rationally denied if the physical science showing how CO2 blankets the Earth is understood.

It seems though that the one who hasn’t been seeing the light is me. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. And, if it has a burr under the saddle, you can’t even do that.

So, if you are a reader of my blog, I’m glad to be of service. And I do apologize for not allowing comments. Past experience taught me that dealing with trolls was too discouraging. I would, however, encourage you to post a blog of your own (if you’re not already doing so). 
[I prefer using Blogger because of their good security protocols and good directions for setting it up in any configuration you like. If you’re wondering how to get started, just use search term: “How to use Blogger”.]

Note: To take better advantage of my collection of postings, please read the directions next to the ‘thumb up’ logo below to use the web version to search my blog for topics you are interested in. For example, the search using the word Life yields:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Life+&m=1

But, the words ‘life on Earth’ yields:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Life+on+earth+&m=1

Classroom Demonstrations of CO2 as a Greenhouse Gas

Recently, a family friend tried arguing against global warming being real based on her discrediting Al Gore. My response was that a 10 minute lab demonstration in an 8th grade Earth Science classroom would show that the Greenhouse Effect is real (with the implication that this demonstrates that global warming is real since all greenhouse gases levels are increasing):

8th grade lab greenhouse gas demonstration (4minutes):
https://youtu.be/kwtt51gvaJQ

Greenhouse Effect in a Bottle (2 min.)
https://youtu.be/Ge0jhYDcazY

Carbon dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect (3 minutes)-Lab demonstration is at the 1 min 48 second point:
https://youtu.be/Rt6gLt6G5Kc

CO2 as Ink Analogy Demo (5 min.):
https://youtu.be/81FHVrXgzuA

For more, google: Greenhouse Effect Lab Demonstration

Related postings as to why the above is significant:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Giver+and+taker&m=1

Mankind’s failure to comprehend the above may very well result in our celestial epitaph:
“The porch light was on, but no one was home.”

CO2: Giver & Taker of Life on Earth

Plants and animals around the world are gradually being forced towards the poles and to higher altitudes as their former environs become warmer. Those already living in these places are facing extinction if there’s nowhere for them to move to.

Up until recently, the rate of plant and animal extinctions correlated with the human population growth rate. Now, however, the extinction rate is being accelerated beyond this due to climate change induced by carbon emissions from fossil fuels. It should be noted that the last time the totality of Earth’s plants and animals faced such a rapid rate of extinction was when a similar level extinction rate was caused by increasingly higher and higher levels of CO2.

Thus far, each of the previous major extinction level events of macroscopic life in Earth’s history were preceded by ‘marine anoxia’ which was caused by global warming which, in turn, was induced by excessive amounts of carbon dioxide introduced into the atmosphere by prolonged massive ‘basaltic flows’.
Read:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Basaltic+flows+&m=1

Currently, it is the artificial release of carbon dioxide thru the burning of fossil fuels that is the cause of global warming.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/phys.org/news/2018-05-scientists-widespread-ocean-anoxia-mass.amp

Even the extinction of the dinosaurs had almost certainly already finished playing out before the Chicxulub asteroid event occurred. The basaltic flow of the Deccan Traps had seen to that. [Read about the “3 meter gap” for further elucidation.]