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What is a 'moist greenhouse effect'? That's the Earth's fate in a billion years or so. Right now, and for millions of years to come, the very sharp temperature inversion and the very cold temperatures at the tropopause keep the stratosphere very, very dry. This won't always be the case. The problem is that yellow dwarf stars such as our Sun output ...


From the book "Terraforming: The Creating of Habitable Worlds": This seems pretty unambiguous. Water is a greenhouse gas. When the atmosphere gets warm, more water evaporates -> more greenhouse gas, more heating. Boom, no more life on earth.


From measurements taken over the tropical Pacific Ocean, reported in Diurnal and Semidiurnal Variations of the Surface Wind Field over the Tropical Pacific Ocean (Deser and Smith, 1997), observe that The observed semidiurnal near-surface wind variations are dynamically consistent with the zonally averaged semidiurnal pressure field, which is forced ...

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