This post is an interesting sort of one way collaborative effort.
You see, over the years I've communicated with a number of scientists and grads. Asking straight forward questions and often receiving informative replies. I try not to over do my welcome, after all these are very busy people with more important things to do.
It comes down to, down to Earth reality over self-serving fantasizing.
Please consider the real life modern marvels that would be impossible without such understanding:
- Microwave emissions of oxygen molecules gives us satellite temperature sensing of the atmosphere.
- Nitrogen - Nitrogen collisions form part of the basis of the GH effect on places like Saturn's moon Titan.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
–Protection Mechanisms for Life on the Surface
–Earth’s energy budget and greenhouse mechanisms – Greenhouses