Climate change caused by human being activity
Have the components that govern climate change been properly identified?
The components that govern climate change being known for nearly two centuries, thanks to the work done by Joseph Fourier in 1824. The power of solar radiation (irradiance) reaching the planet earth is 1.3 kW per m² on a surface perpendicular towards the sun’s rays. About one-third with this radiation is shown back in room by the atmosphere in addition to floor, whilst the continuing to be two-thirds are mainly soaked up by the Earth’s landmasses and oceans. The planet earth’s surface thus absorbs solar technology day after day; it may only stop heating indefinitely if a quantity of energy that is corresponding to the absorbed energy is introduced into room. This can be accomplished by emitting waves of this same nature as the light waves of the sunshine, but which may have a lengthier wavelength given the lower temperature of this Earth’s surface. These waves correspond to the color infrared, as they are invisible towards the human eye. This infrared radiation has got to first pass through the atmosphere, in which the higher the total amount of absorbing gases, the ratio of energy emitted from the Earth’s surface to energy introduced into room. The clear presence of such gases therefore tends to raise the temperature of this Earth. These gases are thought to make a greenhouse result by analogy with one of many phenomena that occur in gardeners’ greenhouses. Continue reading