By Kenneth Richard
The global warming that has occurred since the 1980s can be fully explained by the increasing trend in solar radiation and not the (net decreasing) greenhouse effect forcing trend. These observations undermine the claims of proponents of anthropogenic global warming.
Scientists have once again affirmed the 2000-2020 total greenhouse effect (longwave) forcing has been declining in recent decades just as absorbed solar radiation has been increasing due to cloud albedo modulation. The latter explains the net positive Earth Energy Imbalance (EEI) and consequent global warming during this period.
Recently we detailed the satellite-observed decline in total (“all sky”) greenhouse effect forcing since 1985 and the concomitant increase in surface solar radiation over the last 35 years.
Yet another scientific paper has been published affirming a -0.23 W/m² per decade−1 decline in total longwave forcing (the net impact due to changes in greenhouse gases and cloud cover) and a +0.66 W/m² per decade−1 (+1.3 W/m²) increase in absorbed solar radiation during the 21st century (March 2000 to March 2020).
The net absorption of solar energy that has occurred due to the reduction of solar radiation reflected to space by clouds and aerosols is “by far the largest contribution to the increasing rate of change of EEI.” In other words, the impact of CO2 and other greenhouse gas forcing together with cloud has contributed a net cooling influence that has been soundly superseded by the increasing solar radiation trend.
Image Source: Stephens et al., 2022
The increasing trend in absorbed surface solar radiation has been observed over the entire satellite period – not just since 2000.
Herman et al. (2013) documented a +2.7 W/m² in solar energy due to the declining cloud and aerosol albedo trend from 1979-2011.
Image Source: Herman et al., 2013
Pinker et al. (2005) reported a +1.6 W/m² per decade−1 trend in global surface solar radiation from 1983 to 2001.
Perhaps DiCaprio, Speilberg, Gore, Taylor Swift and other climate Nazi liberals got this report early, so they don’t feel the guilt of tooling around in the private jets the left loves to vilify. I wonder if the reduction in CO2 is responsible for the loss of cloud cover?
Increased absorption of solar radiation results from higher concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases. That’s the heating mechanism. Decreased reflectivity is the greenhouse effect. Decreased reflectivity means less solar energy is reflected by the atmosphere back into space.
No. READ. It is due to increased radiation FROM THE SUN and a lack of cloud cover. There are solar cycles and we are experiencing the increase. The left wants to exploit this natural, irreversible astronomical condition before it ends to take control of the world economy. This is why no one bothers making China and India join in the fun of cratering their own economies in the futile attempt to beat the shit out of the Sun.
what an ass! greggie, you would not even qualify for the village idiot in most places. You are getting your quotes from the noted scientist johnny Kerry. You have missed your place in life. You would have been a star in “One Flew Over the Coocoos’ Nest”!
I not only read, but understand, thank you very much:
“Total greenhouse effect (longwave) forcing” isn’t causing the warming. Increased absorption of energy due to decreased atmospheric reflectivity—the latter item mentioned—is causing the heating. That paragraph was designed to confuse the reader.
The “in other words” part in italics is a load of horse manure. The first sentence just told you that the reduction in energy reflected into space is by far the biggest contributor to increased heating. There is no “net cooling influence”.
“NoTricksZone” specializes in this sort of deception, misinterpreting the meaning of actual scientific studies.
The Climate Cult lacks intelligence, and they don’t understand science, to boot.
You get a genocidal ideological movement that MUST be resisted and defeated.
People are dying the world over due to the idiotic, totalitarian push by the silly ESG.
Don’t believe the hype. These people want everyone on the planet dead…except for themselves, of course.
Anyone seen that spergy spaz, Greta Thunberg lately? Talk about using a child for political gain.
We now have rogue scientists and ecologists creating geo-causal events that are not even being addressed in Climate Science circles. Sulfur hexafluoride or SF-6, a potent greenhouse gas, is intentionally being released into streams and rivers along with dumping iron sulphate into the ocean as ways to combat “Global Warming”. These risky experiments appear to be potentially more detrimental than beneficial for the planet. Either we are gearing up for a global catastrophe or mankind is hacking the planet in order to alleviate Climate Change.
These geo-engineering assholes are not just spraying us.
look into SF-6 thats some scary stuff.
We only have to look at past attempts to do “green” things to realize that their proponents do not look at the possible consequences of their actions.
Take the green response to Hurricane Katrina that Brad Pitt paid for….twice now.
1st he paid to have 150 green houses built where poor people had lost their own homes.
Now, he’s paying for them AGAIN as all those “green” houses have fallen to crap.
Over $20 million to these people he’d already housed, so they can move to safer, less “green” homes.
It might be time to add the heads of Bill Gates, Klaus Shwab, George Soros, and all the other older WEF to the vault where Walt Disney’s head is on ice.
Maybe someday they can all be thawed out to live on a better earth.
But, if the way things have degenerated (since Walt let them cut off and freeze his head) is any indication, things won’t be ideal.
The earth’s going to warm…..the earth’s going to cool.
Volcanoes drive more of it in hours than all humankind over centuries.
Greggie, did you even read what you wrote? “In other words, the impact of CO2 and other greenhouse gas forcing together with cloud has contributed a net cooling influence that has been soundly superseded by the increasing solar radiation trend.”
The greenhouse effect is supposed to prevent the heat from escaping. THis study shows cooling by preventing heat rays from reaching the earth.
I can remember a leftist defending the global warming scam trying to explain why the oceans aren’t warming as predicted. The explanation was that the WARM water has sunk down to the ocean depths and will come back to affect us later. Obviously, not a physics major.
Reality and science can’t get in the way of worship of the Holy Scam.
Diminished cloud reflectivity means less solar energy is being reflected back into space. More is reaching the earth’s surface, which results in a net heating effect. There is no “net cooling effect.” The net result of all factors involved is progressively rising global temperatures, the effects of which are increasingly observable.
The article is deliberately deceptive.
You don’t have the education, or the intelligence if I can be honest, to mouth off regarding climate science and the propaganda surrounding it.
The Climate Cult is a Death Cult.
We will stop these maniacs before they kill Billions. They’ve already started in Sri Lanka and other places.
Yours is not the Earth to inherit. It’s everyone’s to share.
You, and all the other Climate Cultists:
Pareidolia (/ˌpærɪˈdoʊliə, ˌpɛər-/; also US: /ˌpɛəraɪ-/) is the tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous stimulus, usually visual, so that one sees an object, pattern, or meaning where there is none.
You as well:
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias whereby people with low ability, expertise, or experience regarding a certain type of a task or area of knowledge tend to overestimate their ability or knowledge.
You are a collection of biases and ignorance. We need better education in this country lest we be overrun with the cognitively-challenged masses like you, ones that are easily manipulated by corrupt governments.
It’s not deceptive at all. There is more solar activity and less clouds to reflect the rays. If your handlers took this seriously, they wouldn’t create such huge carbon footprint themselves and put all their investments in China as they give them a complete climate change pass.