Originally Posted by Lake-Effect
Way to miss the point.
Snap quiz: if the atmospheric concentration of CO2 around 1900 was about 285 ppm and it is now about 410 ppm
, by what percentage has CO2 increased between those points?
first off its not at 410 it is extremely variable from 397 ( the lowest I found today) around the great lakes
region. To 490 ppm close to the equator deep in the Amazon jungle .
Which would you prefer to use?
Btw the estimated co2 I would say was 295 ppm
Now as to your question .
1900 about 295 ppm = .0295%
Now about 410 ppm = .0410%
An increase of 115 ppm =.0115%
Which is about 40% increase in a miniscule percentage when you consider the total in actual scientific terms .
The problem is that it is never stated correctly .
As a side note you do realise that co2 is at ir saturation right which means we need An approx 800 ppm to have any measurable additional ir heating
from the co2 .
But in the meantime plants love it .
Do you see now with the facts spelled out for you how your bathtub analogy was so wrong and misleading .
Truth is that in your bathtub it would amount to adding about a half cup of water
But I would not expect any less from a card carrying MMGWC member