Water vapor and CO2 don't operate in the same way. Water vapor returns to Earth in under a week, CO2 can stay for hundreds of years after being emitted into the atmosphere. The amount of water vapor we have in the air corresponds to temperature, any excess would precipitate, as opposed to the gradual incline of CO2.HolidayFriday wrote: ↑Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:34 pmMy two cents:
They haven't explained that natural climate drivers are the biggest cause of climate change. Water vapor, solar activity, and numerous natural gasses such as methane make up the bulk of why our climate is changing.
Maybe they don't like telling the general public that there's nothing that can be done about it?
The fact is that CO2 is only responsible for about 2% of the greenhouse effect. They say that the 2% creates a bit of warmth that melts the ice caps a little more and causes a little more of the water vapor that is the most abundant and powerful greenhouse gas, but they don't say that the water vapor or other gasses would do the same thing - creating warmth and making more of the water vapor. It seems like the percentage of their roll in the creation of new vapor would be equal to their percentage in the greenhouse effect. Am I wrong?
When the Obama Administration moved to rid the world of manmade CO2, it was discovered that removing the CO2 would take about eighty years and bring the global average temperature down as much as one degree (in accordance with their global warming models were it rises about ten), but it was also discovered that over the following five years, the temperature will have risen as much as the one degree we fixed. All we'd have done is postponed it.
So... I think we should start looking at what to do about inevitable changes rather than pretending we cause them or can stop them.
But of course, that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.
As for what we can do to prevent it, who gives a shit. The human race isn't so important that we need protect its existence. I don't think the results would be worth sacrificing convenience and efficiency.