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Primer on greenhouse gases, III.

This is the third (and last) post in our primer of the science of green house gases (see the first two here and here). Our objective is to explain what makes something a greenhouse gas. Why is CO2 a greenhouse gas and not O2 (oxygen) or N2 (nitrogen)? In the first two posts we set…

Primer on greenhouse gases, II.

In the first post in this primer series we discussed the nature of electromagnetic radiation. It is via EM radiation that the sun’s energy reaches the earth and since it is the balance between the energy that reaches the earth and the energy that is radiated away from the earth that is at the center…

Primer on greenhouse gases, I.

Objection to the scientific basis of greenhouse warming seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. That is, if you like getting the same gift over and over again and returning it because it’s defective never works. Still, hope springs eternal that understanding something about it will make the disagreements clearer. So this will…