The origins of global warming
#1 Jul 12, 2013
"Oceans are heating"
"not the atmosphere."
False. Land, ocean and atmosphere all warm.
"Oceans put water into the air for creating rainfall."
True but irrelevant and incomplete. The issue is where and how much of that evaporation goes where. And a large part if not most of the water vapor comes from plant transpiration.
"The warmer the oceans, the more rainfall there is someplace else."
The warmer the oceans, the more evaporation which means record rainfalls in MANY places. Where is 'somewhere else'?? Russia??
"Oceans have been warming since the last ice age ended 20 thousand years ago."
False. They warmed at the end of the ice age and then were stable until AGW started.
"In fact, oceans constantly acquire heat, and only the melting of glaciers cool them back down."
False. The oceans lose most of their heat from evaporation (transport of the heat to other areas and from the equatorial hotspot to the poles) and from direct radiation (anything that has a temperature has IR radiation emission just like land)
This is a TRULY incompetent science article. I know that they are on the same downward trend as the west in terms of journalistic quality but they seem to be ahead of us in the race to the bottom here.
“Happy, warm and comfortable”
Since: Oct 10
Mountain retreat, SE Spain
#2 Jul 13, 2013
Don't worry, you're not very far behind them.
#3 Jul 13, 2013
Speak for yourself. Hmm. Actually you are.. and only for yourself..
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