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Old 10-03-2018, 01:24 PM   #3080 (permalink)
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runaway greenhouse effect

Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
So something totally ambiguous with no measurable values.
Just like religion.
You understand albedo,and heat absorbtion,heating,and increased heating,and increased melting,and increased absorbtion,heating,ad infinitum?
It takes 144-Btu worth of sunshine to melt one pound of heat-reflecting 32F ice into 32F-degree water.
Once the ice is gone,the same 144-Btu worth of sunshine will warm that same pound of 32F heat-absorbing dark water to 144F water.
This newly-warmed water melts the surrounding ice from all contact surfaces at the same time summer air temperatures melts if from the top.
Shallow Arctic Ocean mixing brings heat down to submerged frozen Methane hydrates,releasing Methane gas,which is 20-times more powerful as a greenhouse gas,warming the atmosphere even more.
It's a self-reinforcing feedback loop that runs away.
And it's hard to put the genie back in the bottle.
It's directly measurable.
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