Infrared Radiation – some paradoxes

The following Youtube Video is an interview of Gerry Pollack discussing the Fourth Phase of water. Pay attention to his comments concerning infrared radiation and the difference between EZ-water and bulk-water.

EZ water is ice-like in there are parallel hexagonal sheets that are slightly offset to each other and called a liquid crystal. This EZ water is adjacent to the structureless bulk-water. Crucially both phases are at the same temperature, but take an infrared image of the EZ-water — bulk-water interface, and the bulk water is producing more IR than the EZ-water, implying the EZ-water is cooler than the bulk-water; but it isn’t, because both are at the same temperature. Instead IR is a measure of charge motion, not temperature. Crystals have less brownian motion than liquids, hence the liquid phase produces more IR than the solid phase at the same temperature. That is, IR does not measure heat.

Now think about this and apply it to the present global warming debate over the IR effect of CO2. What is the down welling measured IR coming from? Given that the atmosphere isn’t a perfect dielectric and does allow small electric currents to pass to and from the earth under clear sky conditions, (and of course larger currents during rain and thunderstorms with lightning), what is the source of the IR?

Is the IR coming from the atmosphere gases or is it also coming from atmospheric electric currents? And how could we differentiate between them? And who says the downwelling IR is actually heat, and not simply a measure of the brownian state of the gases comprising the atmosphere, unrelated to heat itself. If the IR downwelling isn’t heat, then the whole global warming theory is wrong; the data does support this conclusion, that CO2 does not produce down welling heat since the temperature is at present static while CO2 is rapidly increasing.

Like I said before, we have the basic physics wrong. IR is a measure of atomic activity, not heat. CO2 is not heating the planet, and can’t heat the planet. It does not cause a greenhouse effect either.

Update: Infrared radiation is caused by moving electric charges, hence the atmospheric downwelling IR would be sourced from the atmospheric electric currents, and not CO2.

Update 1: Clarifying, the downwelling measured IR is indicating temperature, not heat.

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4 Responses to Infrared Radiation – some paradoxes

  1. verbewarp says:

    Totally agree Louis and appreciate the link.
    Also explains why the Fukushima radiation represents a major threat to the USA, which of course, most of the pseudo-scientific “x-(s)perts” are eagerly dismissing (for profit:) and “meal-ticket” career advancement. I believe it is called “open-air criticality”

  2. kmcloren says:

    IR does measure heat.. Water at 32F contains far more energy than ice at 32F

    • Specific heat capacity, ice: 2.108 kJ/kg-K
      Specific heat capacity, water: 4.187 kJ/kg-K
      Specific heat capacity, water vapor: 1.996 kJ/-kgK

      IR measures energy, not heat. Half the energy required to raise the temperature of water 1 Kelvin is converted into electrical energy as Pollack’s laboratory experiments indicate. That’s why water has such an anomalous specific heat.

      It’s the explanation for Kevin Trenberth’s “missing heat” in the oceans problem.

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