The mosquito warms the elephant!
09/27/2019 08:33 - Posted by Tom van Leeuwen
The combined mass of the Earth's oceans is 1.35 x 1024
The specific heat of ocean water is 3.993 Joule / gram / Kelvin.
So, it takes 5.39055 x 1024
Joules to warm the oceans 1 Kelvin.
The total mass of the Earth's atmosphere is 5.1480×1021
The specific heat of the atmosphere is 1.005 Joule / gram / Kelvin.
So, it takes 5.17374 x 1021
Joules to warm the atmosphere 1 Kelvin.
The atmosphere should cool by 1000 °C
in order to warm the oceans 1 °C.
So, the whole concept of warming the oceans by a supposed enhanced greenhouse effect in the atmosphere is absurd!
Even if you still believe the enhanced greenhouse hypothesis
, it's like trying to warm an Olympic-sized swimming pool with a hairdryer. It's like saying a mosquito warms an elephant.
On the other hand, it just takes one-thousands of a °C of ocean cooling to warm the atmosphere by 1 °C. So, when trying to explain average temperature changes, you should know what happened to the ocean temperatures before reaching any conclusion.
Tom van Leeuwen, September 2019.