Sunday, July 01, 2007

"Greenhouse"? Kinda, Sorta

As usual, Random 10 has the science.

In a nutshell, the amount of “heat” that can be absorbed depends on the amount of heat supplied to the planet, thus the sun is the primary factor for temperature. A few molecules have atomic structures allowing them to TEMPORARILY capture and re-radiate portions of the infrared spectrum, thus slowing the inevitable dissipation of heat to space. Water vapor is by far the most important of these molecules.

Maybe we should get rid of water.

His analogy:

Once you mop up the energy the sun spills on the planet each day, having extra paper towels around doesn’t do anything.

Were it so simple to shut up the GloboHot freaks!

1 comment:

PaHa said...

With -40 Celcius in Winter, you could use some global warming.