Thermodynamics and climate change
The two Feb 28. climate change letters stated: "We all need to study up on climate perils" and "I often feel overwhelmed by what I hear about climate change."...
The two Feb 28. climate change letters stated: “We all need to study up on climate perils” and “I often feel overwhelmed by what I hear about climate change.”
I agree. That’s why I feel we need to quantify the global warming issue from a thermodynamics perspective instead of acting on subjective whims from radical environmentalist propaganda.
The question then: Is Earth’s temperature going up because the carbon dioxide level is going up? Or, is carbon dioxide going up because the Earth’s temperature is going up?
The 40,000 miles of mid-ocean mountain ranges are borderlines of earth’s crust plate movement that injects tremendous heat into the ocean (in some places the water is over 700 degrees), along with volcanic gases like carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, etc.
We now “real-time” monitor about 300 miles of it off our west coast. Most of the remaining 39,700 miles is not monitored.
So until we get a handle on what this big “tank heater” is doing down there, we certainly should not be touting man-made global warming, especially since rising water temperature will drive out dissolved CO2 at a higher rate into the atmosphere.
A thousand years ago we had the medieval warm period, then the Little Ice Age, now another warm-up. The “tank heater” probably contributed enormously.