[in progress] Anthropocentric Climate Change – The Facts

Radiation from the sun is of a relatively short wavelength. This passes fairly easily through our atmosphere and  is absorbed by the earth, then radiated at a longer wavelength*. This longer wavelength is more readily absorbed by “Greenhouse gases” such as Carbon Dioxide, resulting in a warming effect in the atmosphere.

 

Global temperature has shown a more rapid warming recently than for earlier periods**, whilst the sun’s output has not shown a similar change in output***.

 

*”Shortwave radiation budget of the Earth: Absorption and cloud radiative effects”

Laszlo I, Pinker RT 2001

http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=13704323

 

**

HadCRUT4

http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature/

 

***

320851main_tsi2_full

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/320851main_tsi2_full.jpg

msu_1978-2010

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GlobalWarming/images/msu_1978-2010.png

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