Skip to comments.Global Warming Vanity
Posted on 08/01/2014 4:52:29 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
I have a question for all those scientific Freepers.
In a world where most of the surface is water, doesn't global warming mean more evaporation and hence more fresh water (i.e. rain and snow)?
And won't the resultant rains serve to cool said planet.
Shhhhhh. Logic is not allowed.
Visit steve goddard’s website. I believe he has discussed this in the past.
Silly Freeper. Then Global Warming wouldn’t be a disaster and then how would Al Gore make money off of it?
Actually when water vapor condenses to form rain it releases a large amount of heat to the surrounding air. That is why it is warm at night in the tropics and cold in the desert. The latent heat of condensation is about 539 calories per gram.
Since there has only been "scientific evidence" for a relative nanosecond, there really is no possibility to see many patterns...yet.
However, we can check back here on the FR in another billion years of so, can't we?
The only thing that “cools” the planet is radiation primarily in the infrared into the cold blackness of space, since there is no medium for convection or conduction. The hydrologic cycle just moves water around based on thermal gradients, but the above mechanism is the only way the earth really “cools”.
Will have to research it.
But it rained here today after a long drought...and the earth is much cooler.
Is it possible that some scientists are over-theorizing this stuff?
And then doesn't the water rain down purely (as opposed to salt water) to the earth.
Since the majority of the earth’s surface is water, I’m still wondering where there is enough ice to melt and raise mega millions of square miles of ocean surface.
Other than that you are just moving the energy that is already here from one thing to another. Other than then the conditions above, it is a zero sum game. To make one thing warmer, you must make something else cooler.
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But in the end, the atmosphere gets hot...water evaporates and rains down, cooling the earth.
And the polar surfaces get even colder and build glaciers and ice caps.
Go to the bottom of the page and start with the first entry. Yes, it’s about the El Nino Southern Oscillation, but the answer to your question is in there.
Supposedly, it has something to do with the atmosphere’s “ever-depleting” ozone layer.
so it’s not the GW that will get us, but the fat content of the condensation ?
Not to worry. Moochelle’s butt requires at least that caloric content to maintain its fullness.
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