Thread: Happy Earth Day
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:30 PM   #40  
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Default Re: Happy Earth Day

Originally Posted by jungle View Post
One might also conclude that raising CO2 levels in the upper atmosphere cools the Earth.
If that's what you got out of this, it just amplifies why interpreting scientific
data should be left to the scientists familiar with it.

That's not what it's saying. They're talking about cooling in the upper atmosphere (above 7 miles).

In the troposphere (the lowest layer of the atmosphere) greenhouse gases trap infrared radiation, causing the well-known "global warming" effect.
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