Faint young sun paradox explained by Stanford – greenhouse effect not involved

Faint young sun paradox explained by Stanford – greenhouse effect not involved“. Anthony Watts wants us to know the two billion years ago, the Greenhouse effect was not responsible for keeping the Earth warm in spite of the Sun’s lower energy output. Therefore, Global Warming is a scam.

This is actually a Stanford University press release about a study of ancient banded iron formations (which are fascinating sediments). Apparently a “vast ocean” managed to absorb and retain enough heat to stay liquid.

As always, Anthony the ‘critical thinker’ jumps straight in because it can be spun towards denialist beliefs. I’m not so sure that I accept this yet, but it’s interesting science. Were the early oceans really that much larger than present?

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