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Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Greenhouse Effect and more...OR, BETTER YET...

The ‘greenhouse effect’ is all about Infrared Radiation (IR), the ‘heat’ that results from sunlight striking the surface of the planet. As the heat (IR) radiates away from the surface, it interacts with the larger molecules present in the atmosphere: water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, et al. This interaction delays the escape of IR out into space causing some heat retention. To help visualize this, watch the following repetitive five second clip:
https://scied.ucar.edu/carbon-dioxide-absorbs-and-re-emits-infrared-radiation
‪Search: ‬
‪‘samslair blogspot AGW’‬
‪Search:‬
‪‘doable drawdown solutions’‬

And More:

https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Greenhouse+effect&m=1
‪Or:‬
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Greenhouse+effect&max-results=20&by-date=true&m=1

OR, BETTER YET, if you’re weary of worry, watch:
Inner Worlds-Outer Worlds” Movie:
https://awakentheworld.com/innerworldsmovie/

Inner Worlds-Outer Worlds’ complete ‘AwakenTheWorld’ series:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD8E5F0D70B62BEFE

Search:
‘samslair blogspot inner worlds’

For Related Topics:
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2020/01/mankind-soul-spirit-spiritual-religion.html?m=1

NOTE: If you like this posting, consider sharing it with others by hitting the share icon below. This particular posting provides links to understanding the greenhouse effect (and more) which is the basis for understanding AGW. The postings that follow will be about spirituality (which we will need more of if we are to intelligently adapt and thrive in the future).

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

AGW: The Great International Unifier

Even if all greenhouse gas emissions ceased today, because of their residual effect, sea levels would still continue to rise and permafrost continue to melt for an indeterminably long period of time. Meanwhile, it’s notable that average global temperatures continue to increase during a solar minimum and that the Milankovitch Cycles indicate that overall temperatures should’ve been decreasing — Mann’s popularized ‘hockey stick graph’ is 10,000 years too short. 
Search: ‘holocene temperatures hockey stick graph images’.
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2019/12/manns-hockey-stick-graph-is-too-short.html?m=1
Image:
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/science/marcott-B-CD.jpg

When confronted with danger, we are all hard wired for the “fight or flight” response. Global warming activists are fighters.
Search: ‘fear climate change denial’

For upbeat global warming climate change viewing, watch channel 
“Just Have A Think” (17 minutes):
https://youtu.be/8nUjvpxzFbk
Search: 
‘doable drawdown solutions’
‘alternate energy sources’

It’s, also, worth noting that since we’re “all in the same boat”, AGW is becoming the Great Unifier. Poor farmers burn off the weeds in their fields in Africa and the grave stone of an early Alaskan settler anchored in permafrost tips over a tiny bit faster — or a shopping center complex in Arizona coats their roof with reflective sealant to reduce the absorption of short wave visible light that’ll be remitted as long wave infrared radiation (heat) and the permafrost melt releasing methane in the Arctic slows down a tiny bit. 

Note: As the Fear Factor in the world ‘ramps up’ regarding AGW, the United States will be increasingly perceived as the Great Satan blocking international climate change mitigation (especially by people in those regions that are already experiencing strong early global warming symptoms). Though China and India are the bigger AGW problem, they are perceived less and less as such because they aren’t the ones blatantly rejecting the Paris Climate Agreement (the U.S. withdrawal becomes final on November 4, 2020 / the day after the election — thus, making AGW a prime issue, which the Democrats will possibly squander the political capital of by overplaying garish social issues).

Dare We Hope?:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/2018/05/dare-we-hope.html?m=1

Friday, December 6, 2019

Mann’s Hockey Stick Graph Is Too Short

The popularized “hockey stick graph” is 10,000 years too short. Search Images for:
‘holocene temperatures hockey stick graph’
OR 
click on:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/2018/11/michael-manns-hockey-stick-was-too-short.html?m=1

Global Climate Temperature Graph (18,000 years ago to present):
https://www.donsmaps.com/images36/timelineiceagetemps.jpg
Source:
https://www.donsmaps.com/icemaps.html#reference

Statement: Even if one looks only at the past 1,000 years, when all of the different global temperature graphs are overlaid, it becomes apparent that ‘at no point’ did overall temperatures ever rise higher than what we’re experiencing now —
“The Truth Behind Mann’s Hockey Stick” (4 minutes) — the above statement is found at the two minute mark:
https://youtu.be/r9jtVZ3RUCU

Fear Is the Mind Killer:
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2017/07/fear-and-climate-change-denial.html?m=1

Monday, December 2, 2019

Short Comments Relating to AGW

It’s notable that average global temperatures continue to increase during a solar minimum. Meanwhile, the Milankovitch Cycles indicate that long range temperatures should’ve been decreasing.

If you understand that the greenhouse effect keeps the planet from freezing over (Snowball Earth) when there is sufficient CO2 in the atmosphere, then you’re half way there. The “rest of the story” (to coin a phrase that Paul Harvey popularized) is that when there’s too much CO2, then we move too far in the opposite direction.

What if global warming is a hoax and we create a better world for nothing?
What if global warming is not a hoax and we do nothing? 
Search: ‘doable drawdown solutions’

The people who most rigidly deny global warming are the very same ones that most abhor the idea of world government. Yet, their resisting international cooperation will thrust upon the citizens of the world a situation that will force us in the direction of a world government. Some of them expect that a world apocalypse will force the Second Coming and count themselves as the one third to receive special treatment.

Two prime examples of the disregard for human suffering in the pursuit of profit are the tobacco industry’s past denial of tobacco’s addictiveness and the oil industry’s current disinformation campaign regarding global climate change —
David Puttnam (16 minute video):
“You don’t have to be right — just create doubt.”

To the degree that humans are merely ‘naked apes’, then the ongoing Sixth Extinction is a ‘Natural’ event. To the degree, however, that we have Free Will, it’s a travesty. 
Note: Some humans seem to have more Free Will and self awareness than others.
Quandary of Mankind —
“To be, or not to be (human), that is the question.”

The popular belief is that an asteroid killed off the dinosaurs. However, if you search “3 meter gap + dinosaurs”, you’ll discover that (except for isolated pockets) they had already disappeared before the Chicxulub strike. The cause was a prolonged massive and extended basaltic lava flow in India that created the Deccan Traps. Called an LIP (large igneous province), this event released so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that climate change wiped out the dinosaurs and many other life forms. This meant that the accumulated sediments afterwards did not contain their remains, hence, the 3-meters that’s missing their fossils between the Age of the Dinosaurs and the asteroid strike.                          Now, here we are today releasing such massive amounts of greenhouse gases that we’re beginning to experience the early signs of artificially induced climate change. 
[Search: ‘3 meter gap dinosaurs’]

Classroom demonstrations clearly shows that CO2 has a heat absorption capacity. For the naysayers, I’m sure there’s no demonstration possible that would satisfy them. Meanwhile, glaciers all around the world are melting faster during a Solar Minimum.

Oil, natural gas and coal account for 81% of the world’s energy consumption — a figure that has not changed in 30 years despite the rapid growth of renewables such as solar and wind power.
Search: world energy consumption
Search: doable drawdown solutions

Greta has drawn a ‘line in the sand’ that so clearly marks the line of demarcation, we each now know on which side of the line we’re standing.
Search: doable drawdown solutions

Mankind’s individual and group inability to comprehend the blanketing effect of greenhouse gases on infrared radiation is detrimental to the future well being of our species. Our overuse, abuse and pollution of Earth’s resources has already initiated a highly accelerated rate of plant and animal extinctions. It would be prudent, I believe, to consider our own vulnerability in this regard.

Ignorance, stupidity and evil often achieve the same results. 
Search: climate denier organizations
OR
climate change pseudoscience

Milankovitch predicted going into another ice age, and if you look at the temperature graphs for the past ten thousand years, you can see that he would have been correct if not for the new pesky variable called CO2 and the greenhouse effect.

I can remember when only 1% of the Amazon jungle had been deforested and oil companies explained the science of the Greenhouse Effect.
I can, also, remember when there were no reliable contraceptives. Some things get better; some things get worse. The battle between good and evil continues.

As shortwave visible sunlight strikes the surface of the Earth, that which is not reflected back into space is converted into long wave radiation and radiated away as heat which interacts with large moleculed trace gases such as carbon dioxide. This slows down the escape of heat into space and results in higher atmospheric temperatures.

Global Warming is about the blanketing effect that CO2 and other greenhouse gases have on infrared radiation. Nothing more, nothing less. All else is politics.
Understanding Global Warming:

 People who deny global warming are either unaware of the simple laboratory demonstrations of how CO2 traps IR, or else, they are trapped by their own fear aka ‘scared witless’.
Mantra: I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. I will face my fear.
Now, if you’ve got a grip on your fear:
“Worst Case Scenarios of Climate Change”

EXXON Accurately Predicted Global Warming In 1982:
https://skepticalscience.com/1982-exxon-accurate-prediction.html

The “hockey stick graph” is 10,000 years too short. Search for:
‘holocene temperatures hockey stick graph’
OR 
click on:
If we stopped all new greenhouse gas emissions today, sea levels would still continue to rise and permafrost continue to melt indefinitely due to their residual effect (though the rate would slowly decrease and the runaway greenhouse effect would likely be avoided). 
Meanwhile, it’s notable that average global temperatures continue to increase during a solar minimum and that the Milankovitch Cycles indicate overall temperatures should’ve been decreasing. It’s, also, notable that Mann’s popularized ‘hockey stick graph’ is 10,000 years too short. 
Search: ‘holocene temperatures hockey stick graph images’.
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2019/12/manns-hockey-stick-graph-is-too-short.html?m=1
Note: The Creator will protect His Creation. Thus, it behooves us to become part of the solution rather remain ‘the problem’...

Genesis 1:28 states,
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
King James Version (KJV)
Note: God did not say to abuse and pollute the planet and drive all things towards extinction.

When most people reference the Bible and quote Genesis 9:11 wherein God promises not to ever again destroy man, there’s a qualifier: 
— to not destroy man by flood.
There’s no mention of not using fire ‘aka’ nuclear war or runaway global warming — both of which, in reality, are man induced. Neither is there mention of not letting man destroy himself, which might violate the tenet of Free Will. 
So, I say, “Man up, and let’s take responsibility for our actions. If we’d have actively applied the message that Christ gave us instead of lapsing into Old Testament thinking, then we wouldn’t be so deep in the hole we’ve dug for ourselves by having so thoroughly desecrated God’s Creation.” 
It’s time to stop digging!