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|Subject: Re: IT's all a scam! Gov't comes clean||Date: 9/6/2013 3:29 PM|
|Author: spinning||Number: 44819 of 74460|
A little bit? 50% of solar radiation is infrared, what are you talking about?
And if CO2 is blocking infrared radiation from leaving the ground what makes you think that the same CO2 is not blocking infrared from reaching the ground?
The infrared portion of the spectrum covers a lot of ground. There is little overlap between the infrared wavelengths in incoming solar radiation and outgoing radiation. CO2 mostly absorbs in the region with large outgoing radiation, and absorbs very little in the infrared region of incoming solar radiation.
Global warming art has a nice figure:
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