Friday, December 19, 2014

Global Warming:Degrees of Heat Transfer

Radiation is the transfer of energy between two objects by electromagnetic waves. Heat radiates from the ground into the air of the atmosphere.

In conduction, heat moves from areas of more heat to areas of less heat by direct contact. Warmer molecules vibrate rapidly and collide with other nearby molecules, transferring their energy. In the atmosphere, conduction is more effective at lower altitudes, where air density is higher. This transfers heat upward to where the molecules are spread further apart or transfers heat laterally from a warmer to a cooler spot, where the molecules are moving less vigorously.

Heat transfer by movement of heated fluids and air is called convection. Heat that radiates from the ground initiates convection in the atmosphere

Note: I save good money by applying the use of thermal insulation in my home. The walls and attic are the obvious places insulated to slow down the ‘conduction’ of heat. The double pane windows are also provided with a thermal barrier. Argon fills the air space between the double panes. It slows down the transfer of heat by slowing the rate of heat ‘convection’.

In the atmosphere, the 'solar' shortwave radiation that has hit and warmed the Earth's surface becomes 'thermal' long wave radiation that tries to escape to space. Increased levels of greenhouse gases decreases the degree of heat transferability of the atmosphere. At historically natural levels, greenhouse gases are a good thing. But at increasingly unnatural levels, they become problematic.

Transfer of Heat Energy:

Heat Transfer In The Atmosphere:

Earth’s Energy Budget:'s_energy_budget

Greenhouse Effect:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Global Warming: Final Solution

Steady incremental increases in the somewhat distant future of global warming are not likely because its major cause, world overpopulation, will be greatly reduced by wars, disease, starvation and economic disruptions brought on by resources depletion and environmental stresses. The single largest factor that has fueled overpopulation has proven to be the failure to provide women with equal education and rights across the globe. And since the mentality behind this and other ills will not be remedied in time to thwart the multiple ill effects of excess population density, we will all be witness to the "train wreck" in slow motion that early stage global warming was only a feverish symptom of. In short, global warming is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Note: Of course, if runaway global warming is triggered before the above happens, then Homo sapiens will have single handedly caused the Sixth Great Extinction that is the Anthropogenic Extinction.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Global Warming: Tail of the Dog

As long as world overpopulation remains the size of a problem that it is, then to the same degree so also will be global warming, resource depletion, environmental degradation, species annihilation, etcetera. They are merely the 'tail of the dog'. Chasing after them is like a flea ridden dog chasing its own tail in pursuit of relief. The problem is the fleas, not the irritations that they cause.

Relief will come not from proactive human solutions; but instead from reactive human wars, diseases, starvation and economic disruptions. Even incremental degrees of global warming will slow down as overpopulation provides its own fearful solutions.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tis The Season

The time is always NOW to declare your freedom;
to choose to declare that you do have a soul;
to know that you are personally responsible
for your own spiritual well being.

Value yourself and your relationship with others;
acquire greater meaningful fulfillment in living your life.
And know that we are greatest when we realize
our uniqueness as a part of the infinite whole.