NASA: The Atmosphere is “Extremely qThin” and Harbors a Two-Headed Monster

www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/atmosphere

It may be “thin”, but it’s also “extremely” strong in capturing the radiant energy from the Sun.

As the Sun’s rays strike the surface of earth, they are transformed into heat, which causes earth’s surface, ocean waters and atmosphere near the surface to rise, and continue rising, as the earth’s gravitational force prevents the heat from being released to space. Consequently, temperatures on Earth continue rising.

  • Because the earth’s atmosphere is so thin, it means activities occurring on Earth’s surface can easily influence it.
  • Case in point: The continuous burning of fossil fuels for – Heating, Electricity, and Transportation; and Military Exercises; and the Paving of the “Green Space” that previously absorbed heat and consumed carbon dioxide with heat absorbing and “green-space” replacing Asphalt and Concrete (Portland Cement), and with other construction materials – has resulted in much greater volumes of carbon dioxide and other ” heat capturing” chemicals to earth’s atmosphere, making the atmosphere’s ability to capture the energy emitted by the Sun that much stronger, and will continue to do so the more we on Earth continue with these practices.
  • The quagmire we are all in: either we cease and desist with these practices, or the Two – Headed Monster of Global Warming/Climate Change so many of us have helped to create will keep growing.

Otherwise, nothing else will matter. Because our Earth will become as every other known celestial body in the Universe – devoid of all life – and nobody wants to see that outcome, not now, not ever.

Published by Mike Neuman

Identical twin; Long-time advocate of protection of our environment; Married; Father to three sons; Grandfather to one granddaughter; Born and raised in Wisconsin; Graduate of University of Wisconsin; post graduate degrees in agricultural economics and Water Resources Management fro UWMadison; Former School Crossing Guard for City of Madison; Bike to Work for 31 years with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Retired from DNR in 2007; Biked to school crossing guard site 2 X daily for 7 years retiring in 2019; in addition to being an advocate of safeguarding our environment, I am also an advocate for humane treatment of animal, children, and people in need of financial resource for humane living. I am presently a Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Madison, Wisconsin. I oppose all long (>500 miles) distance travel (via fossil fuel burning) for nonessential purposes and all ownership of more than one home. I am opposed to militarism in any form particularly for the purpose of monetary gain. I am a Strong believer in people everywhere having the right to speak their minds openly, without any fear of reprisal, regarding any concerns; especially against those in authority who are not acting for the public good?in a timely fashion and in all countries of the world not just the U S.. My identical twin, Pat, died in June 2009. He was fired from his job with the National Weather Service despite having a long and successful career as a flood forecaster with the Kansas City National Weather Service. He took a new position in the Midwest Regional Office in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, Pat’s work for the NWS went sour after he began to see the evidence for concern about rising global temperatures shortly after relocating to Minneapolis, and how they appeared to effect of flooding on the Red River that flows out of Canada before entering the U.S. in North Dakota. . Pat and I conversed on a regular basis with other scientists on the Yahoo Group named “Climate Concern “ and by personal email. The NWS denied his recommendation to give his public presentation o n his research at the “Minneapolis Mall of America” in February 2000, which deeply affected h,im. I will h He strongly believed the information ought be shared with the public to which I concurred. That was the beginning of the vendetta against my brother, Patrick J. Neuman, for speaking strongly of the obligations the federal government was responsible for accurately informing the citizenry. A way great similar response to my raising the issue of too many greenhouse gases being emitted by drivers of vehicles on Wisconsin highway system, my immediate supervisors directed: “that neither global warming, climate change nor the long term impacts upon the natural resources of Wisconsin from expansion of the state highway system were to be any part of my job requirements, and that I must not communicate, nor in a memorandum to all the bureau, shall any person who works in the same bureau I do communicate with me, neither verbally on the phone, by email.

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