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Heat Leaves The Planet Through Long Wave Infrared Radiation
The entire basis of "climate change" hype is contradicted by long wave infrared radiation which is not absorbed by greenhouse gasses.
Heat which leaves the surface of the earth as radiation is supposedly the cause of global warming. But some of that radiation is not influenced by greenhouse gasses. The radiation which is unrelated to greenhouse gasses cools the planet, while the remainder has no significant effect on global warming.
The radiation in question can be divided into short wave and long wave. Greenhouse gasses absorb short wave but not long wave. So long wave goes around the greenhouse gasses to cool the planet, while short wave gets used up within the first few meters of the ground.
Here's a review of the science starting at the beginning: Most of the sun's energy goes through the atmosphere and heats the surface of the earth. The heat leaves the surface through conduction, convection, evaporation and radiation. The radiation which leaves the surface of the earth is called infrared. This means it is lower frequency than sunlight, and therefore it is invisible to humans.
All matter gives of infrared radiation depending upon its temperature. Hotter objects give off more radiation, and it is higher frequency. Colder objects give off less radiation, and it is lower frequency. The earth's surface is not very hot, so it gives off radiation which is too low in frequency to be visible.
The light which people see is not emitted from the earth; it is reflected sunlight. The emitted radiation is lower frequency than sunlight and therefore invisible.
Part of the emitted radiation is absorbed by greenhouse gasses, but not all. Greenhouse gasses absorb narrow bands of radiation, and those bands cluster toward the higher frequencies of emitted (infrared) radiation. Toward the lower frequencies of emitted (infrared) radiation, no absorption by greenhouse gasses occurs.
The lower frequencies of the emitted, infrared radiation escape easily into space, since they are not influenced by greenhouse gasses. They therefore cool the planet. Physicists, including climatologists, contradict this fact and pretend that the planet is cooled by the high frequency infrared radiation which is influenced by greenhouse gasses.
How can physicists be so wrong? They operate in such a dark pit unaccountability to the public that they are accustomed to being wrong. They have rationalized mechanisms which promote their errors. There is a very large error in their explanations for how the planet is cooled. They use the Stefan-Boltzmann constant in an extremely fraudulent way to justify this error.
What they do is apply the Stefan-Boltzmann constant to gasses, when it is only designed to be applied to solids. This misrepresentation is not a small one. It's like designing roller skates to work on sidewalks and then pretending that they will fly through the air.
To explain further, the Stefan-Boltzmann constant is supposed to tell how much radiation is given off by matter at a certain temperature. Solids do not give off radiation easily, because each molecule absorbs radiation so easily that only the outermost skin of a solid will allow radiation to escape. But gasses (like the atmosphere) do not have an outer surface for emitting radiation. Radiation leaves gasses from all points within the gas. Therefore, gasses emit radiation much more easily than solids.
Climatologists pretend that radiation leaves the atmosphere as if it were a solid. supposedly, a certain temperature in the atmosphere causes the right amount of radiation to be emitted to cool the planet by the required amount. But there is no point in the atmosphere where a required amount of radiation escapes. Radiation escapes from all locations within the atmosphere, but only if greenhouse gasses are not absorbing the radiation.
This means radiation goes around greenhouse gasses by leaving the earth at wavelengths which are not influenced by greenhouse gasses. These are the long wavelengths of infrared radiation. Richard Lindzen, an MIT meteorologist and critic of the hype, said satellite measurements show radiation escaping from the earth at long wavelengths which are not effected by greenhouse gasses, which is what should be expected to occur.