waynesplash wrote in post #16600173
Ok thank you. Just gets to me when there is supposed to be so much up there, why cant we see it in shots and why does not shots get distorted, like they would with heat haze. Maybe there is not that much Human stuff up there after all, or all the stuff that's goes up get dissntergrated some how.
Well, yeah, there isn't that much human crap in the atmosphere, once you clear the initial layer of pollution that hangs around down low.
You talk about "all the CO2" as if the atmosphere is full of the stuff, it just isn't. The proportions of the gases that make up the atmosphere have changed significantly over billions of years, but little has changed since man started to walk the earth. Whilst it is true that we are releasing millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, it is still a very small drop in a very large ocean, so to speak.
Our atmosphere is only about 0.035% CO2 (thats about 1 part in 3000) so it is spread pretty thin. 78.1% is nitrogen and 20.9% is oxygen, with the remaining 1% made up mostly of Argon (0.9%). The remaining 0.1% comprises several gases which are present as trace elements. CO2, despite the media hype about our changing atmosphere and the rapid increase in the stuff, is still just a trace element.
You have, I presume, grown up being able to see through the air. Why do you suddenly question that you are able to do so? The gases that make up the air we live in are clear and transparent, you can't see them unless they are acted upon and you see something such as a heat shimmer (not much of that once you get any distance above the planet surface.