Saturday, January 04, 2020
, former Research Scientist 6 Level 2 UAH Huntsville Al. (2009-2014)
There are no such thing as “Greenhouse Gases”. No gas blocks the wind and no gas provides a selective frequency mirror for IR. Sorry but if a gas doesn’t do those 2 things it isn’t a Greenhouse Gas. That is the function of a greenhouse.
Methane is emitted into the atmosphere naturally by the billions of tons daily. It doesn’t build up because it degrades almost instantly by oxidation into CO2 and water. The rate is so fast in just over 4 hours it is only 1/1,000,000th of what it was. Sorry but if anyone tells you otherwise they are lying.
This is the graphic of methane detection from the greatest natural gas leak in US History. Note it doesn’t even reach the sea 20 miles away. Remember every sewer head in the city is leaking massive quantities of methane. NO DETECTION! In simple terms methane cannot ever be a problem. It isn’t one now either.
In fact the people who push this will not tell you the true role of methane in the atmosphere. In fact we wouldn’t have an ocean or an atmosphere without methane.
Methane rises in the earth from very deep within the earth. It encounters metal oxides such as Iron Oxide, Sodium Oxide, Calcium Oxide etc. When it does it undergoes Dehydrogenation synthesis. This process frees up oxygen and water while making oil and some CO2. The gases and oil continue to rise in the earth until they surface.. There they oxidize and form CO2 and Water. There is the source of the Oxygen in the Air and water in the oceans. Oxygen made into CO2 enters phytoplankton in the oceans and makes sugar and oxygen. The zooplankton eats this and through a bunch of cycles they secrete carbonate shells die and sink taking the carbon down to make limestone that is everywhere. At the same time it leaves the oxygen in the atmosphere.
The accompanying gases of Nitrogen Argon and Helium 3 prove this cycle. Helium 3 leaves the atmosphere into space. Nitrogen is almost 80% of the atmosphere and Argon almost 1%.
Now Methane is not an insulating gas in fact it is a refrigerant gas(R50) as is CO2 (R744). This fact is used by the oil industry to make LNG for export with methane and many modern refrigeration systems use CO2 as the gas for cooling.
Everything you are reading on this topic by the environmentalists ignores the fact that the temperature of the atmosphere is a function of air pressure. It is exactly what makes a diesel engine work!
There is absolutely no Greenhouse Effect from any gas. Water does insulate but only as a liquid not as vapor. CO2 and Methane are worthless as insulators
This is pure science and hard science. There is no opinion here. The people who object to such do not know what they are talking about.
The assassination of a popular Iranian general in Baghdad could turn out to be the game-changer in the midle east after years of increasing tensions between between the deep state in Washington and the Ayatollahs in Tehran. Until now, mainly due to the looming presence of Iran's allies Russia and China hostilities have been confined to the proxy war, occasional terrorist outrages such as the attacks on shipping in the gulf and a lot of over the top rhetoric.
The Trump administration has however escalated the situation with with Iran to what is perhaps a point of no return on Friday by ordering a targeted air strike on a convoy leaving Baghdad airport, ostensibly a response to what The White House claims was an organised attack on the US embassy in Iraq by armed militiamen, but looked far more like a planned assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force.
(No linked sources here sorry, the information is all from TV news bulletins or internet news feeds not available to non subscribed users - editor)
The Iranian general and some say 2nd most powerful man in the country was blown up along with 11 other people, including a senior commander of an Iraqi militia backed by Tehran, when their motorcade was hit by US guided missiles.
A a destroyed vehicle on fire following a US strike on Baghdad international airport road in which top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed. ©Iraqi military via AFP
All day world media have speculated about how and when the inevitable Iranian revenge attack would happen. The government in Tehran must respond to the assassination of Soleimani or lose face internationally. Unconfirmed reports tell us Iranian missiles have hit Ain Al-Assad the largest US military base in Iraq. IRGC Telegram news channel reports 'massive explosions' at the installation. Bear in mind this is an Iranian domestic news source so information from it should be treated with scepticism until conformed by more reliable agencies.
President Trump on Friday said that America does not seek "regime change" in Iran, and that the United States "took action last night to stop a war" by killing Iran's #2 commander, Qasem Soleimani, on Thursday.
A similar report came from reporter Sina Toossi who notes that an Iraqi Twitter has posted a picture of the alleged missile attack on al-Ain base, and notes that Iranian outlet Mehr has also reported massive explosions at the Ain al-Assad military base in Iraq’s Anbar province, the largest US military base in the country.
Speaking from Mar-a-Lago one day after the strike, President Trump said that Soleimani "made the death of innocent people his sick passion."
"We caught him in the act and terminated him," said Trump, adding that The US is "ready and prepared to take whatever action is necessary."
"We took action last night to stop a war."