Originally Posted by Zathras
...Yes, CO2 makes up a very small percentage of the overall atmosphere. That small amount makes a big difference to our global average temperature. If you doubt that fact, it is a very good place to attack the idea of GW as if you can disprove it, the whole GW argument falls apart. Now, the chemistry behind the way CO2 behaves is pretty well documented and understood. But if it can be disproved, please do.
Ironically, it is exactly the impact of CO2 or lack thereof that is the ehart of the debate.
Frankly, I would love to be proven wrong about GW. If I am wrong it means we won't see a lot of misery and hardship in the future due to GW.
GW has been proven to be happening since the mid-70s. It has followed 3 decades of global cooling. So GW is not the center of the debate. No one has explained to me why we had 3 decades of cooling during our most rapid industrial expansion after WWII.
Instead there seems to be name-calling.
Why did we continue to get GW even when Mount St Helen's and Mount Pinatubo erupted, spewing protective particles into the atmosphere? Inquiring minds want to know!