Sources for Video: Exposing the Big Lie: Will Earth ever suffer runaway greenhouse warming like Venus?

Runaway Greenhouse Warming: Earth and Venus against Milky Way
Will Earth suffer runaway greenhouse warming like Venus. Pictures from NASA (PD).

Runaway greenhouse warming has been a concern of the Warming Alarmist for many years. They fear that Earth will become like Venus. And the fear is quite understandable, but also poorly founded. The following video shows why. Below the video are the sources for material used in the video as well as credits for media.

Runaway Greenhouse Warming: Venus vs. Earth Comparison (video)

Sources for the Runaway Greenhouse Warming Video

The following media and information sources are listed in the sequence in which they are found in the video.

Blue rust background by Laitr Keiows (CC BY-SA 3.0) colored
Star field by Egres73 (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Sun by NASA (PD)
Sun in sky by Lpriyatham (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Venus clouds in UV by NASA, Pioneer (PD)
Venus globe surface by NASA, computer reconstruction (PD)
Above the Clouds by Arun Kulshreshtha (CC BY 3.0 US) color shifted
Earth, eastern hemisphere by NASA (PD)
Baking video from YouTube Creative Commons
Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion by

An Inconvenient Truth (clip) courtesy Paramount Pictures, Director Davis Guggenheim

TV outline by Bmuscotty88 (CC BY-SA 3.0) transparent screen

James Lovelock’s mass extinction threshold, 150 ppm
Lovelock, J.E. & Whitfield, M. (1982:0408) “Lifespan of the Biosphere.” Nature 296, 561–563.

180 ppm about 15,000 BC

Runaway Greenhouse Warming: Graph estimating CO2 average for last 600 Myrs
To answer our question about runaway greenhouse warming, we need to understand the CO2 levels of the past. This graph helps us map out the average CO2 for the last 600 Myrs. Click on the graph to view it a little larger.

1,600 ppm average CO2 for last 600 Myrs
This is a rough estimate based on the work of R.A. Berner (2001), utilized on a CO2-temperature graph found at,
Because of the large uncertainty in the earlier proxy records, I erred on the conservative side.
The curve of CO2 on the graph yields an average of 2383 ppm. My conservative rough estimate was only about 2/3 of this.

Hopetoun falls by David Iliff (CC BY-SA 3.0)

CO2 crop growth enhancement and toxicity in wheat and rice

Wheat near harvest by Bluemoose (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Asian Rice (Oryza sativa) of Kadavoor by Jeevan Jose, Kerala, India (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Rice Terraces, Sunset, Luchun County, China by Jsu1999 (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Wheat harvest Palouse, ID by USDA (PD)
Unload wheat by the combine Claas Lexion 584 by Michael Gäbler (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Manned Mars mission illustrations by NASA (PD)
International Space Station by NASA (PD)
Submarine Virginia (SSN 774) by US Navy (PD)

CO2 graph of last 40 million years by Bill Illis, via

Information about C4 species

C3 are 85% of all plant species

toast, butter, jam by Smastronardo (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Oranges and orange juice by Scott Bauer, USDA (PD)
Coffee drink in green cup by Takkk (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Light and dark chocolate by André Karwath (CC BY-SA 2.5)
Chocolate Cherries by Evan-Amos (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Chocolate Fondant by Fotoos Van Robin, Netherlands (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Truffles with nuts and chocolate dusting by David Leggett (CC BY 2.0)

Corn on the cob by Ashlyak (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Flowers of sugar cane by Thamizhpparithi Maari (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Pineapple (Ananas comosus) slices by US DHHS (PD)
Pineapple (Ananas comosus) by David Monniaux (CC BY-SA 3.0)

CAM species

Dead forest swamp, Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, Estonia by Hannu (PD)
Peaceful woman taking deep breath Created by Freepik

Milky Way panorama by ESO S. Brunier (CC BY 4.0)

965,000 ppm CO2 for Venus and surface pressure

Beach chairs ocean by Pok_Rie at Pixabay (CC0)
Venus 3D Perspective View of Eistla Regio NASA (PD) with yellow sky
Weightlifting man by HypnoArt at Pixabay (CC0)
Weightlifting woman by HypnoArt at Pixabay (CC0)
Hand weights physiotherapy by StevePB at Pixabay (CC0) detail transparent
Maat Mons on Venus NASA (PD) with yellow sky
Venus globe real color by NASA (PD)

Albedo comparisons

Planet temperature calculator

Snow Covered Mountain Gilgit, Baltistan by Nawabtanweer (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Jungle landscape by Over Doz (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Tyrannosaurus Rex (wht bkgd) by RJPalmerArt (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Pterosaur, Sordes by Dmitry Bogdanov (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Graph: 570 Myrs CO2 and temperature by Bill Illis

4,000 ppm CO2 during Cretaceous Thermal Maximum

Cretaceous Thermal Maximum duration 6 Myrs

+20C global average temperature
Rough estimate from the amount of tropical warming stated at
[Note: In Al Gore’s film, he stated a fact that a global warming of 5 degrees would result in about 1 degree of tropical warming, but 12 degrees of polar warming. The UCSD article states that tropical warming was 5-7°C above today. If global climate were linear (and it’s not), then global average temperature would have been 25-35°C warmer than today, using Gore’s example. I welcome a more accurate estimate from this data.]

8,000 ppm Ordovician
This is a high-side estimate based on the graph at
This graph was also used earlier in estimating the average CO2 levels for the last 600 Myrs.

210,000 ppm Earth’s CO2
Actually, this is a minimum estimate. Very likely the CO2 level on Earth was much higher, because CO2 was sequestered by all manner of natural, chemical reactions in the Earth’s early history. Some estimate that Earth may have had as large a percentage of CO2 as does Venus now, but never that Earth had 91x today’s atmospheric pressure.

Sun increases in brightness 10% every billion years



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