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1. Showing that CO2 is a greenhouse gas (yes you read that right)


Today an interesting (?) topic came up. Is CO2 actually a greenhouse gas? And if yes, do greenhouse gases actually warm the contained object? I mean, this should be an uncontested topic by now. But I found myself unable to directly provide evidence, an explanation or experimental setups to prove the greenhouse property of CO2 and its friends. So this is why I wrote this little post. Should you ever find yourself in the position of having to defend this basic scientific finding you can use these talking points. Or point your correspontent directly to this page.

TL;DR sources [2] and [3] give you some experiments do perform at home in order to show the effects of greenhouse gases.