Why It's Not Carbon Dioxide After All: Demolishes Greenhouse Warming Conjecture

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An innovative new climate theory by author Douglas Cotton promises to free mankind from the concern about global warming via carbon dioxide.


Denver, CO, Sydney, Australia, May 01, 2014 -(PressReleasePoint)- A controversial new book disputes conventional wisdom about greenhouse warming. Why It’s Not Carbon Dioxide After All delves into the science of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, offering new theories about their true effects on the global climate. The newly released book by climate scientist Douglas J. Cotton is published by Outskirts Press.

Climatologists have tried to explain why the Earth’s surface is in fact hotter than the average temperature in the troposphere. It seemed to make sense that the Sun heats the surface which then warms the air, but the Sun’s rays mostly pass through the thin surface layer of the oceans. Nearly all the “heat” in the atmosphere is “trapped,” not in radiating “greenhouse” molecules but in non-radiating air molecules (mostly nitrogen and oxygen), which then collide with radiating molecules, transferring energy to those “greenhouse gases” so they can then radiate it away to space.


The trouble is that the Sun’s direct radiation could not actually warm the surfaces of planets to the temperatures we now know exist. For example, there just is not anywhere near enough solar radiation entering the Venus atmosphere to raise the surface temperature by hundreds of degrees. The atmosphere cannot magnify the incoming energy at the top and send more out of the base of the atmosphere and into the surface. Yet the surface of Venus does get a few degrees hotter during its four-month-long daytime.

Herein lies the dilemma which led Cotton to put together his groundbreaking hypothesis. In fact, all global warming ceased around the turn of the century, and the world is currently enjoying a slight cooling trend, which the author expects to continue for 30 years. While there will probably be another half degree or so of warming after that time, Cotton predicts 500 years of long-term cooling will commence within the next 100 years or so.


Physicists, who seem not to have been consulted much by climatologists, are now starting to realize that the much-touted “greenhouse effect” is in fact a seriously flawed conjecture. Why It’s Not Carbon Dioxide After All could potentially free the world of all concern that carbon dioxide is causing warming.

Why It’s Not Carbon Dioxide After All is sold through Amazon (in paperback and Kindle versions) and through iTunes and Barnes and Noble.  It is also available (with a trade discount for 10 or more) through Outskirts Press at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

The book is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the earth science and meteorology/climatology categories.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-2922-8 -- Format: 7 x 10 color paperback -- Retail: $24.95
Kindle: $8.95 -- iPad: $9.99                                        
Genre: Science/Earth Sciences/Meteorology & Climatology

For more information about Why It’s Not Carbon Dioxide After All, visit the book page at the author’s webpage, www.OutskirtsPress.com/whyitsnotcarbondioxideafterall.

About the Author:
Douglas J. Cotton graduated with a major in physics from Sydney University in the 1960s. He won a scholarship to attend Professor Harry Messel’s Summer School of Science and developed a love of physics that carried over into many years of private study and tutoring in the field. More recently, he studied climate science in considerable detail and came to an understanding of the processes that are widely misunderstood in the field of climatology. He has had published a paper “Radiated Energy and The Second Law of Thermodynamics” referenced in the book, and has also written several articles relating to climate change.
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