I try to simplify the science into terms ordinary people can understand:
What property of CO2 allows it to heat the atmosphere beyond the heating it receives from the sun?
Furthermore, since it has this amazing heating ability (by which it creates energy that wasn’t there), why haven’t we harnessed it for a novel kind of power plant?
I think that, instinctively, people understand that energy must come from an outside source. The “global warming” proponents try to obscure that little fact by using highly technical terms and advanced mathmatics. However, the idea that CO2 cannot amplify (i.e. create) existing energy is simple and requires no advanced math.
Yep. The argument has been, well CO2 is a trace greenhouse gas, if you increase the concentrations of it, you increase the greenhouse effect.
It is impossible to “increase the greenhouse Effect” It is a strick mathematical ...Physical... property of our atmosphere. It is measurable and it fluctuates around an equilibrium value, which is dictated by the incoming energy of the sun. When more energy hits the earth, the greenhouse effect fluctuates in response in order to maintain the equilibrium it creates.
Mankind cannot overcome 300 million cubic miles of water. It is Water Vapor which is the utterly dominate greenhouse gas. CO2 is measured in parts per million. Compared to Water Vapor, it is an ant shoving a mountain alone. CO2 is a greenhouse gas, but it is irrelevant in Earth’s atmosphere and climate.
The ability of CO2 to absorb and emit infrared radiation while transmitting visible light.
since it has this amazing heating ability (by which it creates energy that wasnt there
No one is claiming that CO2 creates energy that wasn't there.
I'll stick to highly technical terms and advanced mathEmatics.