“E equals M C squared”
The sun converts matter to energy (in a fusion reaction) and radiates that energy out.
The earth receives energy from the sun’s radiation, but the earth only radiates a very small percentage (~4%?) of that energy back out as Infrared (IR) radiation.
Conduction and convection are not possible into the vacuum of space.
So, where does all of the rest of that energy go?
If it stayed as energy, the Earth would get hotter, and hotter, and hotter, until life was no longer sustainable on Earth.
I believe energy gets converted back into matter.
“M equals E divided by C squared”
Just as a small amount of matter can be converted into a large amount of energy (by either fusion or fission reactions), a large amount of energy can be converted into a small amount of matter.
Photosynthesis may be the answer to how energy is converted into matter.
Our climate is not driven by “man made” factors. It is driven by cycles in the sun’s activity. Scientific observation has shown that more sunspots results in warmer weather on Earth, while less sunspots results in cooler weather on Earth. Other scientific observation has shown that as the oceans warm, they release CO2, and as the oceans cool, they abosorb CO2.
Is “Global Warming” a crisis? No.
More energy from the sun –> Global Warming –> Oceans release more CO2 –> more plant life grows, consuming both energy from the sun and CO2.
So what’s the problem? You’d think the “Green” people would be in favor or more plant life growing.
(But the truth is that we’re not even experiencing “Global Warming”…sunspot activity is at a minimum right now, and we’re actually experiencing “Global Cooling”.)
The entire point of the global movement to arrest energy production is to punish the industrial nations for their wealth. This is just redistributionism writ large. They don’t want to limit carbon emissions per se; they just want the right people to emit carbon. Nations like the US, the UK, and other Western nations would have to be out of their minds to agree to a regime that allows China and India to emit far more carbon per capita than themselves, in order to meet some Utopian ideal of “fairness” in economic success.