The IPCC claims that the reflected radiation from incresaed CO2 heats the Earth at a rate of 5 W m-2. How did the contributing researchers came out with that result?

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    $\begingroup$ It would be a better question if there was some sort of links or references to the claims (from the IPCC) you are pointing at $\endgroup$ – Etienne Godin Dec 9 '19 at 16:24
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome. And where does it claim so ? $\endgroup$ – user18411 Dec 9 '19 at 20:18
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    $\begingroup$ The wiki Greenhouse effect explains how this works. The IPCC report has more detail. Too much to put in an Answer. $\endgroup$ – Keith McClary Dec 10 '19 at 1:41
  • $\begingroup$ We know about the greenhouse effect. But we can't answer the question without knowing the source for the figure. It might be too low, meanwhile. $\endgroup$ – user18411 Dec 10 '19 at 11:04

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