The Physicist and the Climatologist; FOLLOW THE MONEY!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 07 Feb 2010 19:59:00 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

David M. Hoffer at The Libertarian Enterprise - a physicist explains to a climatologist, over and over, why the global warming theory must be wrong. Then he learns of the financial benefits of climatology, and converts. Humorous.

Climatologist: I have a system of undetermined complexity and undetermined composition, floating and spinning in space. It has a few internal but steady state and minor energy sources. An external energy source radiates 1365 watts per meter squared at it on a constant basis. What will happen?

Physicist: The system will arrive at a steady state temperature which radiates heat to space that equals the total of the energy inputs. Complexity of the system being unknown, and the body spinning in space versus the radiated energy source, there will be cyclic variations in temperature, but the long term average will not change.

Climatologist: Well what if I change the composition of the system?

Physicist: See above.

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