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Carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect, and climate

John R. Justus

Carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect, and climate

a primer : report

by John R. Justus

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Atmospheric carbon dioxide -- Environmental aspects -- United States.,
    • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.,
    • United States -- Climate.

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      Statementprepared by the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress for the Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment and the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, transmitted to the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session.
      ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service., United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment., United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD885.5.C3 J87 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 18 p. :
      Number of Pages18
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2663511M
      LC Control Number85600894

        As an aside, the book “Trashing the Planet” by Dr. Dixie Lee Ray documents one of the largest sources of “greenhouse gas” on the earth’s surface to be termites, whose annual production of CO2 and methane alone is “about 50 billion tons annually. Greenhouse effect, a warming of Earth’s surface and troposphere (the lowest layer of the atmosphere) caused by the presence of water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and certain other gases in the air. Of those gases, known as greenhouse gases, water vapor has the largest effect.

      Get this from a library! Carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect, and climate: a primer: report. [John R Justus; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. The carbon cycle plays a key role in regulating Earth's global temperature and climate by controlling the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The greenhouse effect itself is a naturally occurring phenomenon that makes Earth warm enough for life to exist.

      Global climate change is one of several important issues that will command the attention of policymakers and scientists in the s. The evidence that concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), and other gases are increasing in the atmosphere is irrefutable. Abstract. The effects of increasing trace gas concentrations and concomitant climate change on agriculture are likely to be substantial. With cropland and pasture now covering > 30% of the Earth's land surface, agricultural activity is also a significant factor in producing the observed increases in the greenhouse gases CO 2, CH 4, and N 2 O. Land clearing for agriculture and other purposes is.


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Carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect, and climate by John R. Justus Download PDF EPUB FB2

Carbon Dioxide and Climate: The Greenhouse Effect: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment and the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of R. United States.

Congress. House of Representatives. Committee on Science and Technology. @article{osti_, title = {Greenhouse effect}, author = {Bolin, B and Doos, B R}, abstractNote Carbon dioxide {The authors analyze the problems of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere and the possible future climatic changes which may ensue.

They consider such issues as the quantity of CO2 likely to be released into the atmosphere as a result of fossil fuel. The following chapters focus on the influence and climate book the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere on climate; CO2 disposal in the ocean; the link between climate and economic development; and how energy strategies are affected by the CO2 question.

This monograph will be a valuable resource of information for climatologists and energy policymakers. The greenhouse effect and carbon dioxide Wenyi Zhong and Joanna D.

Haigh Department of Physics and Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London Introduction It is well known that carbon dioxide plays an important role in the natural greenhouse warming of the Earth’s atmosphere but the extent to which increases in its concentra-Cited by: The so-called Carbon dioxide effect” is essential to maintaining a climate that is hospitable to life on Earth, as we know it.

This article describes both the natural greenhouse effect and the increase in the greenhouse effect due to human activity, denoted here the intensified greenhouse effect. There is ZERO evidence in the climate record that carbon dioxide has a detectable effect on global temperatures. However if it does indeed slightly delay the onset of the next glacial winter, we and all life on Earth should count ourselves extremely lucky.

Further Reading: By far the best simple reference book I have read on the above subjects is. The Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Effect.

In the 19th century, scientists realized that gases in the atmosphere cause a "greenhouse effect" which affects the planet's temperature. These scientists were interested chiefly in the possibility that a lower level of carbon dioxide gas might explain the ice ages of the distant past.

Complete Guide to Global Warming and Climate Change: Comprehensive Encyclopedia on Greenhouse Gases, Carbon Dioxide, Ice Cap and Glacier Melting (Book & CD-ROM Set) [U.S. Government] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Complete Guide to Global Warming and Climate Change: Comprehensive Encyclopedia on Greenhouse Gases, Carbon Price: $ The Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Effect In the 19th century, scientists realized that gases in the atmosphere cause a "greenhouse effect" which affects the planet's temperature.

These scientists were interested chiefly in the possibility that a lower level of carbon dioxide gas might explain the. Global warming - Global warming - Carbon dioxide: Of the greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most significant. Natural sources of atmospheric CO2 include outgassing from volcanoes, the combustion and natural decay of organic matter, and respiration by aerobic (oxygen-using) organisms.

These sources are balanced, on average, by a set of physical, chemical, or biological processes. The Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Effect In the 19th century, scientists realized that gases in the atmosphere cause a “greenhouse effect” which affects the planet’s temperature.

These scientists were interested chiefly in the possibility that a lower level of carbon dioxide gas might explain the ice ages of the distant past. At the turnFile Size: KB. @article{osti_, title = {Greenhouse effect}, author = {Bolin, B.

and Doos, B.R.}, abstractNote = {The authors analyze the problems of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere and the possible future climatic changes which may ensue.

They consider such issues as the quantity of CO2 likely to be released into the atmosphere as a result of fossil fuel. This book considers the greenhouse effect and global warming, agricultural emissions of greenhouse gases, the effect of carbon dioxide on climate change and crop yields, the effect of climate change on the effects of weeds, insects and diseases, the role of soil resources on climate change processes, and the effects of climate change on water resources and sea-level by: The greenhouse effect keeps Earth’s climate comfortable.

Without it, surface temperatures would be cooler by about 33 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit), and many life forms would freeze. Since the Industrial Revolution in the late s and early s, people have been releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Climate Change is not caused by any Greenhouse Effect. This book explains the basics of thermodynamic physics in a way that will help you understand how the world has been so seriously misled into believing carbon dioxide is to blame for the observed global warming/5(10).

The science of carbon dioxide and climate. preventing heat introduced by the Sun from escaping back as thermal radiation into space – the "greenhouse effect.". Water vapor. The most abundant greenhouse gas, but importantly, it acts as a feedback to the climate.

Water vapor increases as the Earth's atmosphere warms, but so does the possibility of clouds and precipitation, making these some of the most important feedback mechanisms to the greenhouse effect.

Carbon dioxide (CO 2). A minor but very. The "greenhouse effect," very simplified, is this: solar radiation penetrates the atmosphere and warms the surface of the earth. The earth’s surface radiates thermal energy (infrared radiation) back into space.

Some of this radiation is absorbed and re-radiated back to the surface and into space by clouds, water vapor, methane, carbon dioxide, and other gases. Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions arise from a range of human activities: industrial, agricultural, and domestic.

Carbon dioxide emissions derive primarily from combustion of fossil fuels, in nearly equal parts each from burning coal, oil, and natural gas, 4 and secondarily from deforestation.

Deforestation results in emission of carbon dioxide (and methane) because much of the woody Author: Daniel Kirk-Davidoff. This video segment demonstrates carbon dioxide's role in the greenhouse effect and explains how increasing concentrations of C02 in the atmosphere may be contributing to global warming.

Video includes an unusual demonstration of C02's heat-absorbing properties, using infrared film, a researcher's face, and a stream of C02 between them.

John Tyndall: founder of climate science? Ap history Ed Hawkins John Tyndall (c–), Irish physicist, mountaineer, and public intellectual, is best known for his work on the absorption of heat by gases such as water vapour and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (and for explaining why the sky is blue).Strengthening of the greenhouse effect through human activities is known as the enhanced (or anthropogenic) greenhouse effect.

This increase in radiative forcing from human activity is attributable mainly to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. According to the latest Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, "atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide.Get this from a library!

Future weather: carbon dioxide, climate and the greenhouse effect. [John Gribbin].