• Register
PhysicsOverflow is a next-generation academic platform for physicists and astronomers, including a community peer review system and a postgraduate-level discussion forum analogous to MathOverflow.

Welcome to PhysicsOverflow! PhysicsOverflow is an open platform for community peer review and graduate-level Physics discussion.

Please help promote PhysicsOverflow ads elsewhere if you like it.


PO is now at the Physics Department of Bielefeld University!

New printer friendly PO pages!

Migration to Bielefeld University was successful!

Please vote for this year's PhysicsOverflow ads!

Please do help out in categorising submissions. Submit a paper to PhysicsOverflow!

... see more

Tools for paper authors

Submit paper
Claim Paper Authorship

Tools for SE users

Search User
Reclaim SE Account
Request Account Merger
Nativise imported posts
Claim post (deleted users)
Import SE post

Users whose questions have been imported from Physics Stack Exchange, Theoretical Physics Stack Exchange, or any other Stack Exchange site are kindly requested to reclaim their account and not to register as a new user.

Public \(\beta\) tools

Report a bug with a feature
Request a new functionality
404 page design
Send feedback


(propose a free ad)

Site Statistics

205 submissions , 163 unreviewed
5,075 questions , 2,226 unanswered
5,347 answers , 22,749 comments
1,470 users with positive rep
818 active unimported users
More ...

  How exactly does carbon dioxide retain or trap heat?

+ 0 like - 1 dislike

This question is asked in the context of global warming and is the result of a debate. If carbon dioxide is a factor, which it is said to be then it will need to retain or trap heat.

If it does indeed trap or somehow retain heat then how exactly does this process take place? I'd be interested in seeing an explanation

Closed as per community consensus as the post is low-level; more appropriate on PhysicsForums.com
asked Sep 19, 2015 in Closed Questions by C4RLISLE (-5 points) [ revision history ]
recategorized Sep 21, 2015 by dimension10

Voting to close as low-level. Might be more appropriate on PhysicsForums.com or the like, though.

user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required

Your rights