113666Re: [evol-psych] franklin-- philosophy, math and global warming
- Apr 1, 2011In spite of the heaviness of CO2 compared to H2O,
according to the USAF Geophysical Lab data,
the atm scale ht for CO2 is 7 Km,
and for water vapor is 2 Km.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, mark hubey <hubeev@...> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Martin Swain <
> martin.swain@...> wrote:
> > Hi Mark,
> > Regarding whether CO2 levels alone are causing anything, I think it's a
> > pretty good bet they aren't. We should know and understand by now that
> > ecosystems are more complex than that, such that any effect on a global
> > scale probably can't be attributed to a single cause.
> I suspect we are missing many things. For example CO2 is heavier than both
> water vapor H2O, and oxygen O2. Ditto for nitrogen N2. Methane CH4 is also
> light. So it seems CO2 should be hanging around at ground level, and indeed
> dry ice is used to create that smoky mist hanging at ground level.
> Maybe we will just get more plant growth. I am sure when complete simulation
> models are built of the complete ecosystem we will have better results.
> There seems to be no independent way of measuring temperature over the earth
> except by these devices that are in place now. For example, I can check my
> phone for temperature around where I live and I know that Fort Lee was built
> up over the last 100 years or so. There is constant George Washington bridge
> traffic with about 4 highways converging in. That has to have some affect of
> some kind.
> > Regards,
> > Martin Swain
> Mark Hubey
> "If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion."
> Robert Heinlein--Spoken by character Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love
> (1973). In Leon E. Stover, Heinlein (1987)
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