Steve_American wrote:. . . Has he failed to reply because he can't think of a way to refute this?
No, because your posts tend to be so long and to contain so many errors that I need to set aside a significant block of time to demolish them completely. I just haven't had that block of time to spare: late's silly accusations notwithstanding, I'm not being paid to do this.
Below I argue that the sun heats the Earth only about 0.0001 deg.C/day to warm it 1.1 deg.C over 3 decades. This is somewhat less than what is predicted by the climate scientists models, but not what it has warmed over the last 3 decades because the warming is speeding up quite a bit.
Nonsense. 2021 has been cooler than 2020, 2019, 2017 and 2016.
. . . This means that of the total energy that reaches the surface only about 0.00001 or 0.001% of it is retained by the CO2 to warm the Earth by 0.0001 deg.C/day. This is about 1/100,000 of what reaches the surface. The other 99,999/100,000 of all incoming energy escapes out into space.
. . . This all it takes to heat up the Earth on average over each year, by about the amount of heating the models are predicting.
The average emission temperature from the upper atmosphere is set by the Stefan-Boltzmann Equation, so additional CO2 can't significantly heat the earth's surface unless it increases the difference between surface temperature and emission temperature. It can't do that because IR radiation from the surface is already completely blocked by water vapor and the pre-industrial level of CO2.