I was surprised how hysterical Bernardo sounded about Global Warming.
The email release was in 2009, and was never fully explored to see what it meant. However there was clearly heavy pressure being put on researchers to conform to the warming narrative - e.g. email discussions included pressurizing journals that dared to publish information contrary to CAGW, and discussions about blocking a woman's PhD for similar reasons.
However to me, perhaps the clincher is the details about Venus. Originally it was discovered that the atmosphere there is almost entirely CO2 and the temperature at the surface is hot enough to melt lead.
Perhaps this is why the Magellan probe was equipped to measure the temperature and pressure all the way down through the atmosphere. Here are th eresults.
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From the second graph it is immediately clear that the pressure at the surface of venus is enormous - approximately 92 Atmospheres, and that you have to read the temperature at 49 Km to get a useful comparison with Earth. The grey line on the first graph shows the temperature in the atmosphere at that point to be approx 66 C.
Thus Venus has an atmosphere which is mainly CO2, and receives about 4 times as much energy from the sun (because it is so much nearer) and yet it is only modestly warmer than earth.
I wonder what Bernardo has to say about that.
I'll discuss other aspects of this interview later.
Your attempt to project the consequences of an increase of co2 on Earth from conditions on Venus is oversimplified. Venus’ atmosphere is so reflective that the planet absorbs only 2.5% of solar energy (Earth absorbs 50%). Global Warming is about changes on Earth on a timescale measured in centuries. Not billions of years.