Explaining The Runaway Greenhouse Effect On Venus

Venus has an optically thick atmosphere which reflects most of the sunlight near the top. Very little sunlight actually makes it to the surface of the planet. But the little bit of sunlight which does make it to the surface gets super-charged by CO2, goes crazy, and starts melting lead.

Carl Sagan figured this out after smoking weed.

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7 Responses to Explaining The Runaway Greenhouse Effect On Venus

  1. suyts says:

    Happens all the time……

  2. Roger says:

    It’s not CO2, it’s the pressure of the atmosphere that melts the lead (or boils it in sulphuric acid).

  3. Brian says:

    Settled Science – Humans are Raising CO2 Levels
    Posted on 20 August 2011 by dana1981 & MarkR

    http://www.skepticalscience.com/settled-science-humans-are-raising-co2-levels.html

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