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Global Warming – Unanswered Questions
 
Fifty years ago on 20th July 1969 saw the first moon landing, but have we sorted out the problems on Planet Earth? Find out on this exciting new website that goes behind the scenes about the real problems on tackling global warming.
 
The CO2 Conundrum
 
PK Pal’s paper on clear water vapour1 (CWV) has not received the attention it deserves in the global warming debate. Briefly, he and colleagues discovered from satellite observations that increased levels of CWV in the upper troposphere2 were linked to higher sea surface temperatures (SST) in the tropical seas. They concluded that this link was caused by increased evaporation from warmer seas; in particular when SST exceeded 300 K (27°C), evaporation rates increased by a factor of three. They pointed out that since CWV was a potent greenhouse gas, the possibility of a positive feedback loop based on higher SSTs could not be dismissed. Does this mean that even if all worldwide CO2 production ceased tomorrow global warming would continue to increase? Also, if CWV increases in the upper troposphere, does this also reduce cloud cover therefore increasing solar radiation and higher temperatures?
 
Find out if climate change authorities have a full understanding of the physics of global warming. For example, you could ask the following questions to the UK Committee on Climate Change www.theccc.org.uk/contact-us:
 
1. If all the world’s CO2 output ceased tomorrow, would global temperatures continue to rise? If so, by how much?
2. Were the unusually high temperatures in the UK in 2018/19 associated with reduced cloud cover?
Of course, global CO2 reduction is still vital and necessary but it may well be insufficient.
 
Copies of any replies to your emails to the UK Committee on Climate Change or any other authority on climate change would be very much appreciated. Please send these to find@environment.org.uk.
 

 
1 This scientific paper may be obtained via Sci-Hub.se
2 Upper troposphere = upper atmosphere between 6,000 and 10,000 metres