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Infrared Radiation Blocked by Carbon Dioxide

Here’s an interesting Youtube video that shows carbon dioxide blocking infrared radiation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeYfl45X1wo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

It’s a pretty nifty little experiment. Certainly, if we put too much CO2 into the atmosphere, the Earth will get much warmer. This video does not help us figure out how much is too much, but it does kind of compel us to try and answer that question.

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