Thursday, August 8, 2013

Science challenge

Challenge: in thirty words or less, compare and contrast greenhouses and the Greenhouse Effect (specifically, as it pertains to carbon dioxide).

Here's my attempt: greenhouses trap radiative heat by preventing convection. Carbon dioxide traps heat by preventing re-radiation.

Challenge: explain in thirty words or less why climatologists think carbon dioxide emissions are disastrous.

Here's my attempt: write equations predicting climate change using basic physics. Predictions don't match reality, so increase carbon dioxide coefficient until equation matches. No such thing as an unknown variable. What's falsification anyway?

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Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.

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Loved I not Honor more.

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