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re: Climate Change

Posted by WT on December 12, 2015 at 13:28:34:

In Reply to: re: Climate Change posted by 009 on December 12, 2015 at 11:46:10:

No such thing as 'proof' in science - that's only mathematics and philosophy. It's degrees of certainty or uncertainty.

But no greenhouse gases on the moon - minus 50C as Noah pointed out even though it's the same distance from the Sun as we are here in Castlebar.

So greenhouse gases keep the world nice and cosy.

But rising CO2 in the atmosphere due to fossil fuels burning inevitably traps more and more energy from the sun.

If we haven't ever seen 400 ppm in a million years the strong likelihood is that things are going to get nasty as it heads ever upward to 500 ppm and that trapped energy has to go somewhere. This is basic physics.

You can't say any particular flood or hurricane or cold snap is due to this CO2 rise but the frequency of extreme weather events will inevitably increase as the planet warms and that additional trapped energy is dissipated.


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