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Yet another impact of CO2 emissions

  1. Dec 14, 2006 #1

    BobG

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    Global Change in the Thermosphere: Compelling Evidence of a Secular Decrease in Density

    Greenhouse Effect Could Cause a Space Problem

    Always focusing on the negative. :rolleyes:

    Actually, the positive benefit (have to reboost the satellite less often) is limited to only a few satellites, while the increasing amount of space debris orbiting the Earth is starting to concern quite a few satellite operators. Even with more operators taking actions to decrease the amount of debris left orbiting in space, the projections reach some scary levels in the future. Decreasing the decay rates for debris (including old satellites after they die) isn't a help.
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2006 #2
    The cooling of the thermosphere is probably the strongest evidence there is for the increased greenhouse effect of CO2. The layers of the stratosphere are actually losing altitude.

     
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