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by Joseph D.Kittle,Jr
on September 1, 2023 at 7:24 AM
You are missing a REALLY big effect. Water is a potent greenhouse gas. humidity in the air is an important factor in blocking infrared cooling . otherwise arid regions cool rapidly at night and increasing humidity in the air in these regions by adding water to the environment ( transpiration and direct evaporation) will impact broad areas .literally millions of tons of water injected into the atmosphere in areas where the air was previously dry. the impact of water vapor is very hard to account for in climate models as the oceans heat, but this effect is pretty straight forward. every liter of water added to the desert evaporates.
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