Earth cannot heat itself by it’s own radiation
Written by Brendan Godwin
“Heat is work, and work is heat” and “Heat, of itself, cannot pass from one body to a hotter body” are statements of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics.
In short, Earth cannot heat itself by it’s own radiation and the greenhouse gas theory is an abuse of the above scientific laws.
An excellent short video explains the importance of these simple and utterly invoilable statements which are daggers in the heart of the greenhouse gas ‘sky dragon.’
Very aptly explained in this youtube video – an amusing short song by Flanders and Swann:
That’s the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics!” Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind.
The climate alarmist’s claim is that visible radiation hits the Earth’s surface and heats the Earth. The Earth re-emits longwave IR radiation.
Radiatively Active Gases (RAGs) absorb some of this IR radiation and re-emit it in all directions. Some of it comes back down and hits the Earth. The alarmists claim that this back radiation further warms the Earth. They claim the RAGs trap the heat. They misleadingly call it the ‘greenhouse effect’.
But we’ve all known since 1909 that greenhouses don’t work that way, they work by the glass blocking convection. So the greenhouse effect is more fittingly called Adiabatic Thermal Enhancement or ATE.
But this back radiation is the Earth’s radiation that went up into the upper atmosphere and was absorbed and remitted back by the RAGs. We’ve now had it quite clearly explained that the Earth cannot heat itself by it’s own radiation.
And that slowing the cooling of Earth does not cause heating.
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