Bill Nye performs bogus global warming experiment in ‘Climate 101’ video

Check his “simple experiment” to prove that carbon dioxide is heating the atmosphere — not at all how the “greenhouse effect” operates in the atmosphere.

Read “Ask a Warmist: Does the Earth’s atmosphere primarily behave like a greenhouse?

17 thoughts on “Bill Nye performs bogus global warming experiment in ‘Climate 101’ video”

  1. Oh, gee, let’s try to count the things wrong with the trite little show & tell:
    1) No controls on lamp intensity or thermometer behavior.
    2) Absolutely no connection to the mean optical path for absorption
    3) No connection to actual density of CO2 in the atmosphere. A more correct method would be to simply exhale into one of the jars before closing the lid, instead of FILLING the jar with CO2
    4) No connection to the fundamental “greenhouse” gas: H20
    5) No recognition of the effect of CO2 on stratospheric cooling
    … oh, why bother. Did Bill Nye even TAKE physics?

  2. They are glass jars. Glass filters out the infrared at the frequencies that CO2 is suppose to absorb. The experiment could not possibly work and of course, does not represent the atmosphere even if it did work, for resons mentioned above.

  3. Earths atmosphere is not a closed system. There is no interaction in this video with a biosphere, oceans and lakes, etc.

  4. Proof of significant global warming at 1,000,000 ppm of CO2 assuming that all other factors determining the global mean temperature are constant.

  5. WOW!! The Earth is in a glass jar??!! When was this discovered?!
    I see a Noble prize for some lucky “science” guy!

  6. Paraphrasing Richard Feynman: Regardless of how many experts believe it or how many organizations concur, if it doesn’t agree with observation, it’s wrong.

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), some politicians and many others stubbornly continue to proclaim that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide was the primary cause of global warming.

    Measurements demonstrate that they are wrong.

    CO2 increase from 1800 to 2001 was 89.5 ppmv (parts per million by volume). The atmospheric carbon dioxide level has now increased since 2001 by 25.16 ppmv (an amount equal to 28.1% of the increase that took place from 1800 to 2001) (1800, 281.6 ppmv; 2001, 371.13 ppmv; June, 2013, 396.29 ppmv).

    The average global temperature trend since 2001 is flat. (Some agencies say flat since 1997 see–chart-prove-it.html?ito=feeds-newsxml )

    That is the observation. No amount of spin can rationalize that the temperature increase to 2001 was caused by a CO2 increase of 89.5 ppmv but that 25.16 ppmv additional CO2 increase had no effect on the average global temperature trend after 2001.

    GW ended before 2001.

    AGW never was.

  7. Nope, not even. Look at the link Tom put up.
    1: Standard glass is opaque to infrared. It’s a conductivity experiment.
    2: Increased CO2 increases absorbancy because there’s not a lot in the atmosphere and its absorption bands are not completely filled. 100% CO2 would absorb significantly less than our current mix of gases.
    3: The results are fake. CO2 has lower conductivity than an air/water mix, and Watts repeatedly attempted to replicate it, and consistently got a strong reduction in temperature rise in the CO2 jar

  8. You folks are missing the point! The uninformed will take this as the truth because he is main stream. What does real science have to do with it, they could care less, as long as the ‘agenda’ continues.

  9. The purpose of the experiment was to prove that CO2 is capable of effecting the temperature of an object if it remains surrounded around said object under a constant heat source. It was not meant to reflect accurate measurement of how much CO2 we currently have. Other factors were not relevant for this experiment. Does CO2 have the ability to effect temperature? That was the purpose of the simple experiment. Once this fact is established then the rest of the calculations may begin.

    People here seem eager to misunderstand and then capitalize on said misunderstanding.

  10. Follow Tom’s link below if you want to understand the experiment.
    In short, this experiment does not measure any infrared absorption because glass is opaque to IR.

    Your last comment describes you quite well.

  11. Pure bullshit. Heat cannot flow from the cooler atmosphere above to the warmer atmosphere below, that’s a clear violation of the 2nd law of thermodynamic. It’s the same thing as saying you can increase the temperature of a table top by holding a block of ice above it, because the ice is above absolute zero and thus is emitting IR which is striking the table and warming it. Total nonsense.

    Bill Nye is a Global Warming Moron, with zero knowledge of thermodynamics.

    Jim Peden
    Atmospheric Physicist
    Member, Sigma Pi Sigma ( National Physics Honor Society)
    Member, Pi Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honor Society
    Member, American MENSA

    Please check the web link for a more detailed discussion of the Great Global Warming Hoax

  12. I tracked down a few of the early climate hoax papers: Hansen, Ingersoll. The there is no physics, but instead, an alcoholic fog. In my opinion there is no such thing as greenhouse gas. The ice ages are due to the position of Antarctica. The apparent warm, surface, temperature is caused by adiabatic lapse rate.

  13. What’s really scary is that bill bye is a degreed mechanical engineer and actually should understand the thermodynamics of this very well. It only destroys his credibility to falsify an experiment like that. Shame on you bill

  14. It doesn’t take a science wiz to know that a 3rd grade experiment oversimplifies all the science related to climate, weather, atmosphere, particulate matter, water vapor, trace gases, etc.

  15. Just what I thought the “control” bottle is almost pure CO2 (nor 400 ppm the experiment is bogas.

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