It's appalling the crap these people keep recycling so I'm going to share my observations regarding Mr. Goreham's piece of disconnected nonsense. I welcome his response.
Reveals that Steve doesn't understand the basics of his topic. Forecasting weather for a specific time and location and understanding long-term trends within our climate system are two very different animals.
How carbon dioxide controls earth’s temperature
BY CLIMATE GUEST CONTRIBUTOR OCT 18, 2010 -
NASA’s Lacis: “There is no viable alternative to counteract global warming except through direct human effort to reduce the atmospheric CO2 level.”
Of course our oceans hold great sway over global weather systems and their changes over time.
Warming is accelerating global water cycle
Stream flows into the ocean have been increasing annually, study finds
BY JANET RALOFF, OCTOBER 5, 2010_______________________________________
It's the upper layers of atmosphere slowing down infrared radiation's escape into space that is regulating increasing temperatures. Of course, water is the major greenhouse gas, but water washes out of the atmosphere within days, and it's average atmospheric saturation is dictated by the amount of GHG warming. Which is why serious people are worried about CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
Steve, the CO2 cycle over the course of geologic time is way more complex than a few lines can convey, but it is understandable and has been explained for those who are willing to listen and think about it. Here's a good learning opportunity:
Richard Alley - 4.6 Billion Years of Earth’s Climate History: The Role of CO2
Richard Alley: "The Biggest Control Knob: Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Climate History"