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Surely $\rm CO_2$ reflects incoming solar infrared radiation?

Most of the incoming solar radiation is in the visible, where CO$_2$ is transparent. The radiation is absorbed by the ground and warms it. The ground radiates in the infrared. Without CO$_2$, the ...
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Surely $\rm CO_2$ reflects incoming solar infrared radiation?

Is the greenhouse effect not cancelled out by the $\rm CO_2$ in the atmosphere reflecting solar infrared radiation back into space? No. The idea that the greenhouse effect is caused and controlled by ...
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