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Subject:  Re: IT's all a scam! Gov't comes clean Date:  9/5/2013  2:08 PM
Author:  Windchasers Number:  44790 of 58898

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.

No... no one ignored that. The facts are that the Earth receives far more shortwave in than longwave, so the fact that we're blocking more of the incoming IR is relatively unimportant. Only a small % of the incoming energy is in the IR range, while nearly all of the outgoing energy is in that range.

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.

Nope. That's the exact opposite of what we're saying. The radiation going out is less than the radiation coming in; that's the source of the warming.
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