Books are a helpful point of entry into the topic for the layman such as myself. Bob Carter was a partisan in the climate debate but an honorable and honest one. If you are at all interested in the skeptic mindset, check him out. The book I cited is a good source. He has more than few lectures on youtube.
On the issue of residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere, see Lam here: https://www.princeton.edu/~lam/TauL1b.pdf
On the issue of carbon isotope evidence, see Segalstad, T.V., 1996, CO2 and climate–are we fumbling with the Earth’s thermostat? Norwegian Oil Review, 22 (10), p. 297
and Segalstad T. V. , 1992, The amount of non-fossil fuel CO2 in the atmosphere. American Geophysical Union, Chapman conference on Climate, Volcanism, and Global Change, 23-27 March, 1992, Hilo, Hawaii
See also Spencer, R.W., 2009 (21 Jan) Increasing Atmospheric CO2 Manmande…Or Natural? http://www.drroyspencer.com/2009/01/increasing-atmospheric-co2-manmade…or-natural/
My youtube videos are not a cop-out but an honest attempt by someone whose life has been impacted by the Obama administration’s global warming policy and its lingering effects to assess the credibility of the evidence for such policy. Its personal.
I appreciate your willingness to discuss this, and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Here in NoDak Fall is well underway. I harvested my tomatoes today as it will freeze soon. I have also been squeezing apples into juice like a madman. I love the changing of the seasons.
God bless you and your clan.