High court ponders greenhouse gases r...

High court ponders greenhouse gases rules

There are 3 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Nov 28, 2006, titled High court ponders greenhouse gases rules. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

It's also Washington state vs. Idaho, scientists vs. car dealers and, it may seem, the world against the White House, as the justices on Wednesday consider a crucial question in the effort to combat global ...

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jewel

Pharr, TX

#1 Nov 29, 2006
I am from Texas and I feel that our state and our government should come into agreement on this issue. It is a shame that our state and our country will not do anything about this problem. Something has to be done to protect us and the Earth for our kids' futures. The disagreement on this issue seems to be more political than anything else. It seems as if our government will not agree with the fact that there is "Global Warming" because it is a Democrat who is pushing this idea. It does not take a genius to realize that "Global Warming" is real. Just look at the facts. This is much more than politics this is our life. The smallest thing we can start with is by changing our lightbulbs and appliances. I think almost all of us can do that. Change is sometimes hard, but if we all do a little part, it adds up to a big change!
BLUNT MOCKER

India

#2 Nov 29, 2006
yeah, sueing GM and Ford is going to really do a lot to cool the earth down! what about sueing peru for all the pollution from their volcano?
Reality Speaks

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Apr 22, 2018
_The CO2 Pseudoscience Spin_
-by hojo

"Climate change is dominated by the water cycle, not carbon dioxide

Climate scientists are obsessed with carbon dioxide. The newly released Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that “radiative forcing” from human-emitted CO2 is the leading driver of climate change. Carbon dioxide is blamed for everything from causing more droughts, floods, and hurricanes, to endangering polar bears and acidifying the oceans. BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT the Earth’s climate is dominated by water, not carbon dioxide.

Earth’s water cycle encompasses the salt water of the oceans, the fresh water of rivers and lakes, and frozen icecaps and glaciers. It includes water flows within and between the oceans, atmosphere, and land, in the form of evaporation, precipitation, storms and weather. The water cycle contains enormous energy flows that shape Earth’s climate, temperature trends, and surface features. Water effects are orders of magnitude larger than the feared effects of carbon dioxide.

Sunlight falls directly on the Tropics, where much energy is absorbed, and indirectly on the Polar Regions, where less energy is absorbed. All weather on Earth is driven by a redistribution of heat from the Tropics to the Polar Regions. Evaporation creates massive tropical storm systems, which move heat energy north to cooler latitudes. Upper level winds, along with the storm fronts, cyclones, and ocean currents of Earth’s water cycle, redistribute heat energy from the Tropics to the Polar Regions.

The Pacific Ocean is Earth’s largest surface feature, covering one-third of the globe and large enough to contain all of Earth’s land masses with area remaining. Oceans have 250 times the mass of the atmosphere and can hold over 1,000 times the heat energy. Oceans have a powerful, yet little understood effect on Earth’s climate.

Even the greenhouse effect itself is dominated by water. Between 75 percent and 90 percent of Earth’s greenhouse effect is caused by water vapor and clouds.

Yet, the IPCC and today’s climate modelers propose that the “flea” wags “the dog.” The flea, of course, is carbon dioxide, and the dog, is the water cycle. The theory of man-made warming assumes a positive feedback from water vapor, forced by human emissions of greenhouse gases.

The argument is that, since warmer air can hold more moisture, atmospheric water vapor will increase as Earth warms. Since water vapor is a greenhouse gas, additional water vapor is presumed to add additional warming to that caused by CO2. In effect, the theory assumes that the carbon cycle is controlling the more powerful water cycle."

-hojo

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