Grumpy Owl Posted May 14, 2022 Share Posted May 14, 2022 1 hour ago, sock muppet said: the runaway greenhouse effect is also likened to conditions on Venus which is the hottest planet in the solar system because of the thick c02 atmosphere it is alleged to have I remember reading about Venus when I was younger, and yes despite being further from the sun, it does have hotter surface temperatures than Mercury does. The principle is the same, Venus is covered in thick clouds which does cause a greenhouse effect. However I may be wrong but I believe in the case of Venus, the clouds are actually sulphur dioxide, and any rain that falls is literally 'acid rain' in the form of sulphuric acid. I do believe it is entirely plausible that Venus was once habitable, but something catastrophic happened there. 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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