Re: Energy and global warming
Reply to Paul Ward
Thank you for your comments.
The amount of energy produced by mankind is indeed small by comparison with the amount we receive from the Sun, but this is not the comparison that should be made. The incoming solar energy is largely balanced by the outgoing infra-red radiation from the Earth’s surface and from the GHG layer. Net effect, zero. On this basis, anthropogenic energy is indeed important and is sufficient to cause the ice melting and atmosphere warming we are observing.
Please refer to the results of my calculations in my paper. Link given previously. My results are in good quantitative agreement with five practical observations.
Clearly, more work, probably involving computer modelling, is needed to sort out all the details.
If you do not accept my hypothesis, please explain what happens to the energy generated by mankind.
Aubrey E Banner, Sale, Cheshire, UK