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Zachriel



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(Permalink) Posted: July 14 2008,15:11   

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DaveScot: Any more problems with the physics involved in how the water cycle transports heat from the surface to an altitude above much of the greenhouse blanket?

Water vapor is an important greenhouse gas. One of the primary mechanisms of global warming is that when CO2 causes the Earth to heat, it then causes increasing evaporation, which causes more heating.

There are a lot of unanswered questions with regards to cloud formation (esp. cirrus), but qualitative handwaving, no matter how confident the waver, won't answer these questions.

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