DO GREENHOUSE GASES WARM THE WORLD?
No. Heating of Earth’s atmosphere is unlike a greenhouse and the concept ‘greenhouse gases’ (GHGs) is redundant according to paradigm-shifted climate science theory.
|CONCEPT||CONVENTIONAL THEORY||PARADIGM SHIFTED THEORY|
|Infrared radiation absorption||By GHGs||By all gases|
|Solar radiation absorbed||Captured by 0.041% of gases that mix with and heat 99.06% of gases.||Heat emissions convected from Earth’s surface and retained by all gases.|
|Cause of global warming||Carbon dioxide traps infrared radiation||Heat emissions disperse into oceans, land, air and space.|
Occam’s Razor requires us to prefer the simpler of any two theories. The paradigm shifted explanation above is simpler, omitting greenhouse gases. Evidence is that infrared heaters heat restaurant surfaces and patrons but not the air directly, warming it by convection and circulation of gases of the air. Heat emissions, not GHGs are the main cause of global warming. Carbon dioxide is not a problem.
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Combustion, geothermal processes, hydro, solar and wind, all produce heat energy (or electricity), plus water vapour, plus carbon dioxide (some). All the heat energy, including that wasted, ends up eventually in the oceans, land, atmosphere or reradiated into space. Energy taken by hydro, solar and wind technologies and their waste, warm the Earth and are replaced from the Sun. Increase of heat energy, or entropy released, in all these processes, is sufficient to explain the reported global warming.
Carbon dioxide is a mere 0.0042% of the atmospheric gases insulating the Earth from space. It does not act as a trace catalyst, like chlorofluorocarbon was explained to decompose ozone. Nor does it entrap infrared energy causing significant heating. To slow global warming, unnecessary energy consumption must be reduced. Part reduction replacing carbon fuels with wind and solar would increase warming.