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Carbon dioxide density & distribution in the atmosphere

  1. May 23, 2012 #1
    carbon dioxide is heavier than air, so how there is a layer of CO2 is forming around the atmosphere?
     
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  3. May 24, 2012 #2

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    As far as I know there is no layer of CO2 forming around the atmosphere. Do you have any source to backup the claim?
     
  4. Oct 6, 2012 #3
    Then what is the reason of Global Warming?
     
  5. Oct 6, 2012 #4

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    Global warming is a banned topic here, but the question is actually not about GW. You are misunderstanding the mechanism of the greenhouse effect. It doesn't require a layer of carbon dioxide anywhere, all it requires is a presence of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
     
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