AW: [ RadSafe ] Re:"State of Fear"

Rainer.Facius at Rainer.Facius at
Tue Feb 21 03:38:21 CST 2006


Whatever the merits or shortcomings of climate models may be - their association with the term "greenhouse effect" is one of the most blatant misnomers or rather egregious follies that scientists committed in recent decades (rivalling the upholding of the LNT postulate for chronic low dose exposures). 

Please imagine what happens to the temperature in a real greenhouse if you remove the side panels and only leave the infrared retaining glass cover in place. Within minutes the temperature below your infrared absorbing glass cover will have relaxed to the temperature outside your cover. In other words, essentially the sole effect of a greenhouse is brought about by cutting off the convection of the heat accumulated from the absorption of radiant energy within the closed volume. Details of the spectral transmission properties of a principally transparent enclosure are next to irrelevant for the equilibrium attained in the greenhouse.

Whether this misnomer was a genuine blunder or whether it was intentionally coined in order to sell one's findings more easily to the funding public which believes to know what a greenhouse is can only be speculated about.

Regards, Rainer  

Dr. Rainer Facius
German Aerospace Center
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: radsafe-bounces at [mailto:radsafe-bounces at] Im Auftrag von Sean Chapel
Gesendet: Montag, 20. Februar 2006 17:31
An: 'John R Johnson'; 'Dimiter Popoff'; radsafe at
Betreff: RE: [ RadSafe ] Re:"State of Fear"

It only takes a small amount of CO2 to increase the greenhouse effect, but the carbon cycle of the Earth can regulate this increase to some degree.

Sean Chapel, B.S.
Chapel Consulting

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