Comment by Dean Jackson
The caption reads, "The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever"
In fact, fiddling with the data is just the tip of the iceberg, the real scandal is that both sides to this debate intentionally avoid the already established science on the subject, which informs one that those who critique the established narrative for global warming are actually in bed with their supposed opponents. Marxists call this tactic the "scissors strategy", in which the blades represent the two falsely opposed sides that converge on the confused victims [neutralizing true opposition].*
My research into IR absorption/heat retention of Carbon Dioxide, Oxygen and Nitrogen...
"Due to their symmetry, homonuclear diatomic molecules like N2 and O2 do not exhibit a static electric dipole moment, such as H2O, nor is there the possibility to induce vibrationally a dipole moment, as in the case of CO2. Thus, there are no strong infrared absorption bands due to dipole transitions as in the case of the major greenhouse gases. However, as discovered by Crawford et al. , collision-induced absorption leads to weak absorption features of N2 and O2 in the infrared [e.g., Hartmann et al., 2008].
 This work challenges a common perception on the negligible role of O2 and N2 as natural greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere compared to species like CH4 or N2O. It is in fact the large abundance of oxygen and nitrogen which compensates for their only weak interaction with infrared radiation through collision-induced absorption bands. We have shown that for hypothetic atmospheres consisting of only single gases the natural greenhouse effect of O2 and N2 together would be larger than that of CH4 by a factor of around 1.3. For a realistic atmospheric composition this effect is reduced through shading of O2 and N2 absorption bands mainly by spectral signatures of H2O and, to a less extend, by CO2. Still the net global OLR reduction of oxygen and nitrogen together is with 0.28 Wm 2 about 15% of that due to CH4. However, for dry atmospheric situations like over the Antarctic continent the effect of O2 and N2 even reach up to 80% of the influence of CH4 for a realistic atmospheric composition."
'The natural greenhouse effect of atmospheric oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2)', GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 39, L10706, doi:10.1029/2012GL051409, 2012.
Here's Oxygen's IR absorption bandwidths (exclude non-IR lines at wavelengths between 0.6 and 0.7, and at wavelength 1000.0) ...
And here's Nitrogen's IR absorption bandwidths...
Here's NASA saying that Oxygen and Nitrogen don't absorb IR(!)...
'You have already learned that Earth's atmosphere is composed primarily of nitrogen and oxygen. These gases are transparent to incoming solar radiation. They are also transparent to outgoing infrared radiation, which means that they do not absorb or emit solar or infrared radiation.'
Here's the Goddard Institute for Space Studies saying that Oxygen and Nitrogen don't absorb IR(!)...
'It has been understood since the 19th century that some gases absorb infrared radiation (IR) that is emitted by the planet, slowing the rate at which the planet can cool and warming the surface. These so-called greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide and water vapor, as well as ozone and methane among others. Note, however, that the bulk of the atmosphere is made up of nitrogen and oxygen molecules which don't absorb IR at all.'
stock here: However, they present a nice chart which proves that CO2 is actual an excellent energy emitter, i.e. an atmosphere coolant.
Here's the National Center for Atmospheric Research performing its Marxist duty, telling us that Oxygen and Nitrogen don't absorb IR(!)...
'Most of the gas in the atmosphere is nitrogen and oxygen – both of which are molecules made of two atoms. The atoms in these molecules are bound together tightly and unable to vibrate, so they cannot absorb heat [sic] and contribute to the greenhouse effect.'
Here's The Science Museum (London) performing its anti-science duty, telling us that Oxygen and Nitrogen don't absorb IR(!)...
'Nitrogen and oxygen don’t absorb infrared energy in our atmosphere because their molecules – composed of two identical atoms – don’t vibrate or rotate at infrared frequencies.'
Here's the American Physical Society performing its anti-physics duty, telling us that Oxygen and Nitrogen don't absorb IR(!)...
"The presence of complicated molecules in the earth's atmosphere impedes the earth's ability to radiate thermal energy into space. By complicated molecules, I mean ones that have vibrations that allow them to absorb infrared light. The most abundant molecules in our atmosphere, nitrogen and oxygen, don't do that."
The heat retention for Nitrogen is cp = 1.04, cv = 0.743; for Oxygen is cp = 0.919, cv = 0.659; while for Carbon Dioxide is an inferior cp = 0.844, cv = 0.655...
In other words, increasing Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere means increasing the cooling of the atmosphere; Carbon Dioxide is a superior absorption molecule for IR, snatching IR that would otherwise have been absorbed by Oxygen and Nitrogen, but because Carbon Dioxide is an inferior retainer of heat compared to Oxygen and Nitrogen, a greater portion of the IR induced heat emitted by the increased levels of Carbon Dioxide is lost to space, thereby cooling the atmosphere.
Result: All things remaining equal, increasing the levels of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere COOLS the atmosphere, meaning attempts to curb Carbon Dioxide levels will actually INCREASE temperatures.
The real scandal concerning man made global warming isn't these phony back and forth accusations each side throws at each other every once and awhile, but (1) the verifiable lie both sides keep quiet about concerning Oxygen and Nitrogen's capability to absorb infrared radiation; and (2) both sides' silence on the more important issue of an atmospheric gas' RETENTION of the heat generated within it due to IR absorption.
The fact that both sides are working together to cloud the issue of global warming tells us there's a THIRD side present--Marxists attempting to sabotage the economies of the West.
You can find more information on this broader topic of Marxist infiltration of the West's political parties/institutions at my blog...
Case closed and proved!
* Scissors Strategy
"The dialectic often appears under other names. A December 30, 1961 report by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, entitled “The New Role of National Legislative Bodies in the Communist Conspiracy,” contained two crucial chapters from a book smuggled out of Czechoslovakia. Written by an official of that country’s Communist Party, the book described the dialectical method used to seize power in Czechoslovakia. Communists infiltrated key positions in the Czechoslovak government, while simultaneously organizing street demonstrations against that government. Those two arms of the dialectic, by pretending to fight each other, generated enough confusion among the general public that all genuine opposition was neutralized. The book used the terms coined by V.I. Lenin, first dictator of the Soviet Union, referring to thesis and antithesis as “pressure from above” and “pressure from below.”
The Soviet KGB uses its own set of code words to refer to the dialectical strategy. According to former KGB staff officer Anatoliy Golitsyn, the official term for the dialectic is the “scissors strategy,” in which the blades represent the two falsely opposed sides that converge on the confused victims [neutralizing true opposition]. Golitsyn, who is probably the most important Soviet ever to defect to the West, escaped in 1961. After more than two decades of trying to warn uninterested American leaders, he wrote the 1984 book New Lies for Old as a warning to the general public, exposing the role of the scissors strategy in global events.
Golitsyn revealed that the Communist bloc had adopted a coordinated long-term strategy beginning in the late 1950s, created in part by Golitsyn himself, the purpose being to convince the West that international Communism was disintegrating. Phony dissidents, factions, and power struggles within Communist parties, splits or wars between Communist nations, and temporary freedoms within each country have become dialectical tools of deception, allowing people in the West to take sides in these controlled struggles and thereby succumb to the strategy. Golitsyn argued that the dialectic has succeeded because imaginary factions or splits among Communist rulers are perceived as real by the West.”
stock here, back to the science
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