CO2, H2O, and O3-
Hold out your arms in a 'V' shape, stiffly straight at the elbows.
Now dance. Feel all that twisting at the shoulders? That's the energy
of a green house gas.
Two atom molecules like O2 or H2 or whatever don't have heat
containing ability, which means that when infra red light hits these
molecules they can contain that heat for awhile until another
molecule collides with it to pass on the "heat".
What I am talking about, however, is cirrus ice particles and how
they reflect or trap light energies depending on frequencies input.
The cloud forcing is 100 times that of the green house gas effect.
Green house gases have to pass on their heat energies by collisions
with other gas. The problem arises that when the air is thinner prior
to a collision a green house gas may spit out infra red light--
thereby making it less of a heat trapper . . .
Meanwhile, if an ice crystal becomes too large, high frequency light
has difficulty passing through it. Small crystals will let the high
frequency light from above pass through, and reflect down low
frequency, or infra red light, trying to escape. For this reason,
severe weather builds larger particles/drops of ice/water--but is
It was these smaller crystals that were manipulated by the early
nucleotides to form the feedback loop basis for all life. And it is
these crystals which are modulated by the biosphere and the key Gaia
forcing, as well as what CO2 increases are impacting. CO2 is NOT
significant as a GHG relative to "climate", but IS significant
electrically (eg gas exchange at ocean surface and free electrons and
conductivity decreases) and bio electrically.