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Subject:  Re: IT's all a scam! Gov't comes clean Date:  9/5/2013  12:54 PM
Author:  AjaxofTelamon Number:  44784 of 82919 NASA measurements prove that carbon dioxide acts as a coolant in Earth's atmosphere.

Indeed. Alarmists are obsessed with CO2 blocking longwave radiation from leaving the planet and ignore the fact that the same CO2 is now blocking longwave solar radiation from coming in! In other words this knife cuts both ways.

To add insult to injury they are assuming that the radiation going out is greater than the solar radiation coming in and that this is the cause of global warming! This they assume without data, without experiment and without proof.

From a referenced link in the OP - Principia Scientific:

The origin of a failure to comprehend the problem may go back to the mantra of the Green movement of “shortwave in, long wave out”. This completely misrepresents the actual situation whereby the Sun’s spectrum is a continuum covering a large range of wavelengths and includes within it the range of emissions from the Earth.To conclude, the correlation of increasing Earth temperature with increasing CO2 concentration (between circa 1975-1998) was not a causal but a chance statistic.

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