From the article:
” However, they face the question, if not carbon dioxide, what is it? noted Lloyd, who also serves as a professor at the Agricultural University of Beijing and was nominated by the UN IPCC in 2007 as part of the team to share the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.
Nikolov and Zeller may have found the answer the sun, . . .
Seems to me that “answer” may have been proposed right here on FR a time or two.
Carbon dioxide cannot possibly play the role assigned to it by the pseudo-scientific “community”. First, because its concentration is so LOW, in relation to the other components of the atmosphere, and second, because the compound cannot behave in any known manner to either retain heat or transfer that heat content to any other medium.
Water Vapor has the necessary quantity and the physical characteristics to effect a great deal of heat transfer, both by absorption of the heat (through something called “heat of fusion” and “heat of vaporization”) and the highly effective transfer of that heat to the radiation OFF the earth at nighttime, while that side of the earth is turned away from the sun.
The sun itself is subject to varying amounts of radiation emitted, of which the earth only catches a VERY small portion, the remainder shooting off into the outer reaches of space, to unimaginable distances.
Come on. That's just crazy talk. How could anything as far away as the sun have any influence on the temperature here? You must be one of those deniers.
Amazing...who would have thunk it....
Gallileo was correct.