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Water vapor, the most

Water vapor, the most significant green house gas, accounts for 95% of the "greenhouse effect". All the gases studied in the IPCC account for 5% of the greenhouse effect. They don't include water vapor in their study though they do acknowledge, in fine print, that it accounts for 95%... Increasing evaporation increases the greenhouse effect. Water vapor does NOT cause an increase in heat loss into space. Quite the opposite. Water vapor results in a heat retention from the sun heat. Evaporation TRAPS heat.

Evaporation does not destroy any heat, it transfers heat. As water evaporates the vapor retains absorbs heat while the surrounding air loses the heat that the vapor absorbs.

Each greenhouse gas absorbs a PART of the light spectrum, a frequency range. 2.7, 4.3 and 15 microns are the light ranges that CO2 absorbs. Water vapor overlaps ALL of CO2's absorption ranges except for one TINY sliver, I forget right off hand which, you can find that data in the IPCC #2 (the IPCC acknowledges that water vapor accounts for 95% of greenhouse effect, BUT they completely ignore water vapor in their studies, as well as the sun). Water vapor's absorption frequency is HUGE, covering a majority of the infrared light spectrum and overlapping many of the other insignificant greenhouse gases. When I say insignificant gases, I'm referring to those that the IPCC names as THE greenhouse gases. These insignificant gases only become significant in the IPCC because they exclude water vapor and only look at the gases that are responsible for 5% of greenhouse effect.

CO2 in the atmosphere is evenly distributed over the globe. It is the same in the southern hemisphere as in the north. Yet looking at the IPCC it is clearly seen that THERE IS NOT GLOBAL WARMING. Their own data and maps clearly show there is NORTHERN HEMISPHERE warming, the south is stable or even cooling. Water vapor is NOT evenly distributed over the globe. There is more water vapor in the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE. If CO2 were the culprit then the southern hemisphere should be warming with the north. CO2 is NOT the culprit, water vapor is. A stronger sun, evidenced by rapidly increasing oceanic temps, increases water evaporation which increases air temps. Increased oceanic temps lead to an increase in CO2. But the increase in CO2 is meaningless as the increase in water vapor dramatically dwarfs the effects of CO2. As the sun moves toward a weaker output, water vapor will fall out of the sky resulting in cooling that CO2 will not compensate for, no matter how much CO2 is present. CO2, compared with water vapor, is VERY WEAK greenhouse gas. Remove ALL of the water vapor from the atmosphere and we would likely enter an ice age in a matter of months. The areas of the world that are the coldest have the least water vapor, The areas that have the largest temp swings from day and night are the areas with the least water vapor. Desert areas, low in water vapor, can warm to very high temps during the day, then lose all the heat during the night due to a lack of water vapor to retain the heat. This high/low overnight extremes are called "diurnal temperature range". Diurnal temperature range is reported as decreasing in recent years. This would be consistent with increasing water vapor, or greenhouse gases. A study of showing changes by latitude show that the northern hemisphere is experiencing less diurnal temperature ranges. Since CO2 is consistent over the globe, but water vapor is higher in the northern hemisphere, this study points to higher levels of water vapor as the culprit, although, of course, these studies exclude water vapor all together, and point to CO2 as the cause.

Warmer oceans do indeed lead to an increase in CO2 being released from the oceans. This is why CO2 increase FOLLOWS warming, not LEADING warming. Warming results in an increase in water vapor and CO2. The CO2 is not the danger as water vapor absorbs virtually all of the same light spectrum as CO2.

If we want to do our part to stop global warming then we should seek ways to reduce water vapor. Vegetation is a major contributor to the release of water vapor. Cut down a tree, stop watering your yard..... hold a protest against commercial irrigation.

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