Posted 6 June 2017

A new paper by Ned Nikolov and Karl Zeller, at Environment Pollution and Climate Change calls for reassessment of the 'greenhouse effect' in determining climate: "Consequently, the global down-welling long-wave  flux presently assumed to drive Earth’s surface warming appears to be a product of the air temperature set by solar heating and atmospheric pressure. In other words, the so-called ‘greenhouse back radiation’ is globally a result of the atmospheric thermal effect rather than a cause for it. Our empirical model has also fundamental implications for the role of oceans, water vapour, and planetary albedo in global climate. Since produced by a rigorous attempt to describe planetary temperatures in the context of a cosmic continuum using an objective analysis of vetted observations from across the Solar System, these findings call for a paradigm shift in our understanding of the atmospheric ‘greenhouse effect’ as a fundamental property of climate." 

Download pdf file [here ](greenhouse planetary effect.pdf)

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