The atmospheric greenhouse effect is a fraud, and I will show you why. Let’s take a typical example of a model greenhouse effect used by climate “scientists” as found in a free online book from Harvard. Here is the relevant formulas, text and diagram:
I will assume their assumption that f=0.77, although this number is not based on any observations, but is merely a fudge factor to make their formulas match real observations. The surface temperature is indeed somewhere around 288°K.
In Eq 7.13 I already see a problem. The surface temperature is dependent on the atmosphere temperature, and yet the atmosphere temperature is dependent on the surface temperature. This is a lifting-yourself-by-your-bootstraps type of problem.
Eq 7.15 summarizes their fraud. We see that they magically enhanced global average solar input at the surface by a factor of 1/(1-0.77/2)=1.626. This is a complete violation of the laws of thermodynamics. If the sun is considered the only input, then you can never get more radiation out of the sun then what originally came in. Going from 1 to 1.626 is over-unity, and is not allowed in physics.
So how did it come to this?
Let’s first work out some of the numbers. Fs=1361, A=0.3, f=0.77.
Fs(1-A)/4 =~ 240 W/m²
Now what do they do with this incoming radiation?
A diagram will help. Below is an accurate representation of what they want to happen. This diagram is in joules per second per square meter. Each dot represents 10 joules. Half dot is 5
1) The sun sends 340J
2) The surface (and lower atmosphere in reality) receives only 240J due to albedo and then sends it out to the atmosphere
3) The radiation gets split. 195J goes up and 195J goes down
4) Earth now has 435J, and will emit an additional 45J to space
5) Space was sent a total of 240J, and Earth “keeps” 390J.
Everything seems to be in order according to their math. So what’s the problem?
The problem is they cheated. How?
In Step #2, the surface sent 240J to the atmosphere, while still retaining it! It takes energy to create radiation, and thus sending to the atmosphere must drain the energy at the surface, but they don’t do that. They mathematically cloned energy.
In Step #3, they emit 2*195J=390J from only having received 240J.
They have a serious problem with the order in which things must happen.
More on this in part 2.