In the first part of this article we learned the concept of the cloud radiative effect is based on a blunder, underestimating the significance of clouds and overstating that of GHGs. Here in the 2nd part we going to sort out how this plays out in the real world.

Alright, so we need to recapitulate what we have learned so far. Starting out with the bogus claim of GHGs providing some 33K (equivalent to 150W/m2) to the surface temperature of Earth, we had to find it is based on improper simplifications. Clouds are not GHGs and the surface is not even close to being a perfect emitter. Both…