18 Jul 2010, 7:21pm
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Miskolczi’s Death Knell on the Greenhouse Theory

The Hockey Schtick, July 18, 2010 [here]

Former NASA physicist Ferenc Miskolczi’s new peer-reviewed paper* places a well-deserved death knell on the crumbling greenhouse gas theory of man-made global warming…

The data negate increase in CO2 in the atmosphere as a hypothetical cause for the apparently observed global warming. A hypothesis of significant positive feedback by water vapor effect on atmospheric infrared absorption is also negated by the observed measurements. Apparently major revision of the physics underlying the greenhouse effect is needed.

Miskolczi’s analysis of 61 years of data shows that there has been no change in the infrared “heat-trapping” ability of IR-active “greenhouse gases” over the period, in stark contrast to claims of the “greenhouse effect” that “heat-trapping” should increase in direct relation to the concentration of “greenhouse gases” in the atmosphere. Since the concentration of CO2 has steadily risen over the 61 year period, while the imaginary “heat-trapping” has not, the theory of anthropogenic global warming is empirically falsified.

From the paper’s CONCLUSIONS:

The greenhouse effect is here monitored without the superfluous complications of AOGCM climate models. The present method shows directly whether the global average infrared absorption properties of the atmosphere are changing or not. In general, if there has been global warming due to any cause, its possible correlation with infrared absorption properties of the atmosphere will be directly apparent from accurate observations assessed by calculations of the absorption properties. The present results show an apparent warming associated with no apparent change in the absorption properties. Change in absorption properties cannot have been the cause of the warming.

The results show that the theoretical CO2-induced virtual increase in true greenhouse- gas optical thickness greatly exceeds the actual empirically measured change over the 61-year dataset. The fact that the virtual change is about four times the actual change is strong empirical evidence that there is a very strong dynamic compensation that stabilizes the atmospheric energy transport process against a potential perturbation by CO2 change. This means that the empirically estimated virtual feedback of water vapor effect on the greenhouse-gas optical thickness is not significantly positive contradicting the IPCC doctrine of it being strongly positive. …

Miskolczi states that the empirical data do not support the fundamental tenets of the greenhouse theory and therefore calls for a “major revision” of the physics of the so-called “greenhouse effect.” … [more]

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