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Decarbonization and 'Net Zero' Emissions

The Greatest Technical Scam of the 21st Century

The idea that any transition to alternative energy sources, or that a 'net-zero' co2 emissions target is needed or desirable is economic and ecological suicide. Increased co2 does not cause global warming (killing plant life does)! All atmospheric gases insulate the planet from daily temperature extremes. Yes, all gases that absorb infrared (ir) energy cause slight surface warming at night (as first postulated by Tyndall), but they cause cooling during the day to a much greater degree (literally) because much more radiation that is orders of magnitude more intense is prevented from reaching the surface. Solar radiation is not "short-wave" as Tyndall believed and as climate science claims.  It contains the full spectrum.  Infrared emission is negligible compared to incoming and absorbed and reflected solar infrared radiation.  All gases absorb solar radiation and insulate the planet (they do not warm it), mitigating daily high and low temperatures to the benefit of all life. And co2 does not absorb any significant ir wrt water, which is obvious from the stated sample concentrations given for their ir spectra at NIST The water vapor ir spectra is given at https://webbook.nist.gov/cgi/inchi?ID=C7732185&Type=IR-SPEC&Index=0 without giving the sample concentration (in binary mixtures with nitrogen), which can't be any greater than water vapor composition at lab conditions, around 2%. The co2 curve is given at https://webbook.nist.gov/cgi/cbook.cgi?ID=C124389&Type=IR-SPEC&Index=1 at a stated composition of "200 mmHg DILUTED TO A TOTAL PRESSURE OF 600 mmHg WITH N2", or 33.33% co2, when the actual atmospheric concentration is about 0.04%! The co2 curve obviously must be scaled down by a factor of about 800 before comparing to water, which all references on atmospheric IR absorption ignore.  An example is shown at Fleagle, R.G., and J.A. Businger, 1980: An introduction to Atmospheric Physics. Academic Press, San Diego. (ISBN 0-12-260355-9), p 232.   IR absorption curves that are not properly adjusted for actual atmospheric concentrations have been used here and similarly by all 'atmospheric' and 'climate' scientists to fool the world into believing that co2 or ch4 absorb any significant IR energy (and even if they did they would not cause warming!). The 'greenhouse gas' global warming theory is false and totally incompetent and is destroying our industry, our economies, and the environment. Along with cleaning up and replacing lost plant life, increasing co2 concentration is the key to sustainability by greatly increasing the rates of plant growth and food and o2 production and evaporation and natural cooling and rainfall and co2 consumption through endothermic photosynthesis and transpiration (evaporation of water by plants) . Co2 (along with sunlight and water) is the source of all life on earth!  Atmospheric co2 is now near a historic minimum.  Before it was renamed by climate alarmists, the 'greenhouse effect' was defined as the warming in an enclosed structure exposed to solar radiation due to elimination of convection, which is not related to gas composition (except in determining the total heat capacity - all ideal gases of the same number of atoms have the same molar heat capacity).  All decarbonization efforts and goals represent absolute idiocy and are an embarrassment to science and engineering.  There is no justification for use of alternative energy sources unless they are cheaper, and there is no economical or practical alternative to petroleum that can even come close to supplying the needs of the modern world.  The oil industry built the modern world and will continue to power it.  Oil and gas prices are currently at their historic lows, when real inflation rates are considered, indicating that energy production from petroleum is indefinitely sustainable.  The worst environmental problem related to the oil industry is plastic. The real problems and solutions are exactly what competent ecologists were saying 10-50 years ago and are given at Sustainability and CO2.


Disproofs of the CO2 Emissions Global Warming Theory

Sustainability and CO2, the longest discussion in AICHE history

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