“There can be no climate equilibrium state that can be perturbed by an increase in the atmospheric concentration of CO2…” – Clark, 2023
The anthropogenic global warming paradigm has a magnitude problem – especially when it comes to the assumption that we humans can warm the ocean with our CO2 emissions.
New research suggests the sensitivity of the ocean latent heat flux to wind speed is about 15 W/m² per meter per second, and the solar daily flux varies 1 to 2 megajoules per square meter per day (1-2 MJ m⁻² day−1).
In contrast, the total accumulated downward longwave flux to the surface from a 250-year CO2 concentration increase of 140 ppm is just 2 W/m², which translates to just 0.17 MJ m⁻² day−1. Thus, the impact from CO2 “can have no measurable effect on ocean temperatures.”
Not only this, but the depth of influence for downwelling longwave from greenhouse gases is only about 1/10th of a millimeter (0.1 mm, or 100 microns) at most. Wong and Minnett (2018) insist the depth of radiative effects for CO2 is ten times smaller than this: 0.01 mm (one-one-hundredth of a mm). Therefore, the 0.17 MJ m⁻² day−1 of CO2 influence “is simply absorbed within the within the first 100 micron ocean layer and dissipated as an insignificant part of the total surface cooling flux.”
Simply put, then, “there can be no ‘climate sensitivity’ to CO2.”