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Old 08-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis View Post
And yes, I realize that the greenhouse capacity of CO2 and H2O are different. But as I've said earlier. CO2 isn't the major driver of the greenhouse effect. Water is. And you can't pretend like CO2 in the atmosphere lives by itself as some sort of global thermostat.
H2O as vapor isn't a forcing, it's a feedback. It condenses out too easily and is present almost entirely in the lower atmosphere and isn't well-mixed.

CO2 doesn't condense out, has a lifetime of decades to centuries, and is well-mixed throughout the column.

Are you familiar with Richard Alley's 2009 AGU Bjerknes lecture, "The Biggest Control Knob: Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Climate History"?

What makes your claim more credible than his science?

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