Why on Earth would anybody want to calculate all of
atmospheric absorption in the form of a useless “greenhouse
gas optical thickness” parameter ?
One foundational reason is to uphold the very integrity of
science against authoritarianism.
A second foundational reason is to provide an independent
check on the validity of predictions of Catastrophic
Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) compared to natural
causes for climate change.
We the People are now being asked for $65 trillion for “climate
mitigation”. Many of scientists, engineers and concerned
citizens are asking for “a second opinion” and for exhaustive
“kicking the tires” tests.