Looking at the following statement. Its the sort of statement, that people on both sides of the climate science fraud debate, would be likely to agree with. They would do so in error. But the fellow making the statement is a bullshitartist. Since he had no reason to believe that Bob Carter didn’t go along with anything he said. In fact Bob would probably agree with the statement, and has never given any indication that he wouldn’t. Still if Bob agreed with the statement, he would be wrong to do so. Always these assholes argue in bad faith. Here is what this particular asshole had to say:
David Arthur :
19 Dec 2011 8:38:55pm
Thanks, Prof Carter. Deny this:
Earth is warmed by absorbtion of short wave sunlight. Because of this, Earth’s temperature can remain unchanged by returning the same amount of energy to space. That is, solar shortwave energy is balanced by the earth re-radiating to space as a ‘black body’ radiator with a characteristic temperature of ~255K; that is, from space the earth’s spectrum is roughly that of a radiating body with an optical surface temperature of around 255K.
Earth’s surface cools by evaporation of excited water molecules, heat transfer to deeper sea and to polar ice caps and by convection and radiation back into and through the atmosphere. At higher altitudes, where the atmosphere gets less dense, the proportion of energy (heat) transfer by long wave ‘thermal’ (microwave) radiation increases. Observing earth’s spectrum from space has big absorbtion bands due to greenhouse gases in the upper atmosphere. Prominent among these is carbon dioxide (CO2).
Greenhouse gases such as H2O, CO2, methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), CFC’s, and ozone (O3) absorb, then re-emit, some longwave wavelengths. About half of the re-emitted radiation is diverted back down toward the surface, as confirmed by radiation measurements at both surface and satellite observatories. This discrepancy increases with atmospheric CO2 concentration.
Historic fossil fuel use and cement production data (Oak Ridge National (US) Laboratory Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center) shows sufficient CO2 emission from 1800 to 2007 to raise atmospheric CO2 from 280 ppm to 430 ppm. Dissolution of CO2 in oceans has limited atmospheric CO2 to about 390 ppm, and decreased ocean pH.
Heat thus accumulates at the surface. About 85% of retained heat warms oceans, accelerating ice melting (sea level rise) and water evaporation (increasing rain and storms).
ie we have a problem, we are the cause of the problem, we are the solution of our problem.
See if you can see the deception in this story? Its pretty much all bullshit from start to finish. But amazingly its a statement that skeptics would tend to agree with in error. I’ll give people time to think about this, before explaining just how full of shit this fellow is.