Skip to comments.New Discovery: NASA Study Proves Carbon Dioxide Cools Atmosphere
Posted on 04/20/2013 2:23:50 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
A recent NASA report throws the space agency into conflict with its climatologists after new NASA measurements prove that carbon dioxide acts as a coolant in Earth's atmosphere.
NASA's Langley Research Center has collated data proving that greenhouse gases actually block up to 95 percent of harmful solar rays from reaching our planet, thus reducing the heating impact of the sun. The data was collected by Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry, (or SABER). SABER monitors infrared emissions from Earths upper atmosphere, in particular from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances thought to be playing a key role in the energy balance of air above our planets surface.
NASA's Langley Research Center instruments show that the thermosphere not only received a whopping 26 billion kilowatt hours of energy from the sun during a recent burst of solar activity, but that in the upper atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide molecules sent as much as 95% of that radiation straight back out into space.
The shock revelation starkly contradicts the core proposition of the so-called greenhouse gas theory which claims that more CO2 means more warming for our planet. However, this compelling new NASA data disproves that notion and is a huge embarrassment for NASA's chief climatologist, Dr James Hansen and his team over at NASA's GISS.
Already, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been in full retreat after having to concede a 17-year stall in global warming despite levels of atmopheric CO2 rising almost 40 percent in recent decades. The new SABER data now forms part of a real world double whammy against climatologists' computer models that have always been programmed to show CO2 as a warming gas.
The SABER evidence also makes a mockery of the statement on the NASA GISS website (by Hansen underling Gavin Schmidt) claiming, "the greenhouse effect keeps the planet much warmer than it would be otherwise." 
As NASA's SABER team at Langley admits:
"This is a new frontier in the sun-Earth connection," says associate principal investigator Martin Mlynczak, "and the data were collecting are unprecedented."
Over at Principia Scientific International (PSI) greenhouse gas effect (GHE) critic, Alan Siddons is hailing the findings. Siddons and his colleagues have been winning support from hundreds of independent scientists for their GHE studies carried out over the last seven years. PSI has proved that the numbers fed into computer models by Hansen and others were based on a faulty interpretation of the laws of thermodynamics. PSI also recently uncovered long overlooked evidence from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) that shows it was widely known the GHE was discredited prior to 1951. 
Pointedly, a much-trumpeted new book released this month by Rupert Darwall claims to help expose the back story of how the junk GHE theory was conveniently resuscitated in the 1980's by James Hansen and others to serve an environmental policy agenda at that time.  As the SABER research report states:
A recent flurry of eruptions on the sun did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles. NASA-funded researchers say the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earths upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years.
This was the biggest dose of heat weve received from a solar storm since 2005, says Martin Mlynczak of NASA Langley Research Center. It was a big event, and shows how solar activity can directly affect our planet.
As PSI's own space scientists have confirmed, as solar energy penetrates deeper into our atmosphere, even more of its energy will end up being sent straight back out to space, thus preventing it heating up the surface of our earth. The NASA Langley Research Center report agrees with PSI by admitting:
Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats, explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABERs principal investigator. When the upper atmosphere (or thermosphere) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.
To those independent scientists and engineers at Principia Scientific International this is not news. The natural thermostat effect of CO2 has long been known by applied scientists and engineers how have exploited it's remarkable properties in the manufacturer of refrigerators and air conditioning systems. The fledgling independent science body has repeatedly shown in it's openly peer reviewed papers that atmospheric carbon dioxide does not cause global warming nor climate change.
Some diehard climate alarmists will still say that in the lower atmosphere the action of carbon dioxide is reversed, but there is no actual proof of this at all. PSI suggests it is time for the SABER team to have a word with James Hansen. Watch the full NASA video on Youtube.
 Schmidt, G., 'Taking the Measure of the Greenhouse Effect,' (October, 2010), http://www.giss.nasa.gov (accessed online: March 26, 2013).
 Brooks, C.E.P. (1951). Geological and Historical Aspects of Climatic Change. In Compendium of Meteorology, edited by Thomas F. Malone, pp. 1004-18 (at 1016). Boston: American Meteorological Association. It shows the American Meteorological Society had refuted the concept of a GHE in 1951 in its Compendium of Meteorology. The AMS stated that the idea that CO2 could alter the climate was never widely accepted and was abandoned when it was found that all the long-wave radiation [that would be] absorbed by CO2 is [already] absorbed by water vapor.
 Darwall, R., 'The Age of Global Warming: A History,' (March, 2013), Quartet Books, London.
Is this the new liberal elite official scare scam?
So global warming scientists don’t know what the hell they’re talking about...tell me something new.
Looks like Pete Singer will be making a comeback.
But it’s global warming that’s CAUSING the CO2 to cool the atmosphere./s
Okay, so let me get this straight................
It’s all bull****, right?
No matter what the data shows they will still tell us we need their expertise and lots of taxes and regulation to “fix the problem.”
They said this back in the 1970’s.
Man made global warming is far and away the greatest scam ever foisted on human beings since flat earth people existed. It has been the source of massive human suffering and expense ever since it was dreamed up by our masters. Those who have been a part of this scam should be severely punished for their lies and propoganda.
Get ready for the new “Ice Age” meme.
Breathe in, breathe out.
right it isn’t carbon dioxide it is methane that is killing us i mean just last night my wife kept saying omg you are killing me but she is the cook
However, this compelling new NASA data disproves that notion and is a huge embarrassment for NASA's chief climatologist, Dr James Hansen and his team over at NASA's GISS.
Already, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been in full retreat after having to concede a 17-year stall in global warming despite levels of atmospheric CO2 rising almost 40 percent in recent decades. The new SABER data now forms part of a real world double whammy against climatologists' computer models that have always been programmed to show CO2 as a warming gas.
Nice work by Langley! Climate change is caused by the Sun. The CO2 connection to global warming was so weak that anyone with a basic understanding of science would laugh at it; but it has been politicized by Democrats looking for an excuse to raise taxes to enrich themselves and to buy votes IMO.
But the Jim Hansen types believe that everything is caused by manmade global warming, even asteroids.
Thank yhou very much for this post.
It’s great that you posted this here on Free Republic, but this study and data will NEVER be shown on the nightly news, National Geograpic, Discovery, PBS, or the Weather Channel. The low information voters will sill believe we are all going to die from carbon, and when Obama speaks “Give me more money, evil rich Republican white dudes!”, they will swoon and believe.
Global cooling would be much worse for humans than global warming.
3..2..1...for the alarmist to call for...wait for it...limits on carbon dioxide to stave off global cooling. I will gua-reen-damn-tee you it’s coming.
See, they were right. Carbon Dioxide is killing the planet!!
As for global warming, just like Roseanne Rosanna Danna....Nevermind
Maybe we are now beginning to see why that scam artist scumbag Hanson quit NASA.
He knew the jig was up.
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Oh, this is good. I think Hanson knew this was coming.