Slide: OLR

Figure1: Slide 1: OLR Twin
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___ESRL-PSD OLR ___Mauna Loa CO2 ___Outgoing longwave radiation


Observations: As the CO2 goes up, there seems to be a slight but erratic upward trend in OLR not downward as predicted.
Rising CO2 does not seem to be able to trap significant amounts of OLR.
Other natural variability appears to be much more significant than CO2 increases after 300 ppm.
It is not disputed that increasing CO2 from zero to 200ppm would have decreased OLR significantly.