We will get to quantum mechanics at the end of this. You know, I can hardly even write this article. What I have to write about is so intellectually offensive, so incredibly stupid, that it is painful that I even need to do it. We are going to see very quickly here, just how amazingly mentally degenerate, and how incredibly stupid the people are who believe in the greenhouse effect and who support the climate alarm debate.
On this fairly recent post at “Watts Up With That”, guest contributor Willis Eschenbach developed an explanation for the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect using steel shells, with one inside the other. What Willis does is so intellectually offensive, so mentally incompetent, that it beggars the imagination.
Willis takes an inner sphere radiating at a certain temperature as a blackbody, and then surrounds the sphere with a metal shell in order to trap the radiation. Let’s read along, quoting from Willis’ post:
To start with, let me give a curious example of the greenhouse effect, that of the Steel Greenhouse. Imagine a planet in the vacuum of space. A residue of nuclear material reacting in the core warms it to where it is radiating at say 235 watts per square metre (W/m2). Figure 1 shows the situation.
This planet is at equilibrium. The natural reactor in the core of the planet is generating energy that at the planet’s surface amounts to 235 W/m2. It is radiating the same amount, so it is neither warming nor cooling.
Now, imagine that without changing anything else, we put a steel shell around the planet. Figure 2 shows that situation, with one side of the shell temporarily removed so we can look inside.
Now, note what happens when we add a shell around the planet. The shell warms up and it begins to radiate as well … but it radiates the same amount inwards and outwards. The inwards radiation warms the surface of the planet, until it is radiating at 470 W/m2. At that point the system is back in equilibrium. The planet is receiving 235 W/m2 from the interior, plus 235 W/m2 from the shell, and it is radiating the total amount, 470 W/m2. The shell is receiving 470 W/m2 from the planet, and it is radiating the same amount, half inwards back to the planet and half outwards to outer space. Note also that despite the fact that the planetary surface ends up much warmer (radiating 470 W/m2), energy is conserved. The same 235 W/m2 of energy is emitted to space as in Figure 1.
And that is all that there is to the poorly named greenhouse effect. It does not require CO2 or an atmosphere, it can be built out of steel. It depends entirely on the fact that a shell has two sides and a solid body only has one side.
Now, this magical system works because there is a vacuum between the planet and the shell. As a result, the planet and the shell can take up very different temperatures. If they could not do so, if for example the shell were held up by huge thick pillars that efficiently conducted the heat from the surface to the shell, then the two would always be at the same temperature, and that temperature would be such that the system radiated at 235 W/m2. There would be no differential heating of the surface, and there would be no greenhouse effect.
Let me summarize. In order for the greenhouse effect to function, the shell has to be thermally isolated from the surface so that the temperatures of the two can differ substantially. If the atmosphere or other means efficiently transfers surface heat to the shell there will be very little difference in temperature between the two.
Anyone who thinks that there is any actual modern physics or mathematics in this description of the greenhouse effect and who can’t immediately identify the absurd degree of pseudoscience and illogic is a complete moron. These people are complete, unfettered idiots, and are a disgrace to mathematics. Why am I calling names instead of of discussing the science? Oh don’t worry, I’ll get to the actual science, math, physics, and basic logic below. The reason why I’m calling them out as unrestrained morons is because those of us who are rational have to comprehend just how amazing their degree of stupidity is. For us rational people who can immediately identify the fraud, we need to comprehend that the believers are incapable of comprehending and identifying the obvious fraud; if the errors are pointed out to them, as they have always been and will continue to be, their response is not to understand them and make a correction to their beliefs based on simple rational truths, but to defend their beliefs with even more sophistry and idiocy, i.e. to get even more stupid. We have two species of humans on the planet: a) complete morons on the one hand that can not even perform basic addition, b) rational people who’s ideas and voices are subsumed by the idiocy of the intellectually degenerate mob who own popular websites. That’s what exists in this world and these mentally degenerate cognitive midgets are the type of people who believe in the greenhouse effect. I really don’t care that they’ll be all so upset and whatever their response is to this: they’re completely useless idiots and they’re ruining what could be a perfectly good rational planet for the rest of us.
The problem is that too many people are “doing” science today, i.e. involved in some fashion (usually self-invited!) in the scientific field and are falsely considering themselves representatives of science; stupid people believing they are smart because they know some scientific sounding words and can form sentences with them; stupid people who can make sentences but have no comprehension of logic, history, mathematics, and even well-known scientific facts in general; stupid people who can open up a website and get other stupid people to post stupid pseudoscience and be all buddy-buddy together because they feel like they’re part of the party, when they’re actually just complete idiots who’s ignorance is so profound that when you try to imagine it it feels like rape. And you know that they enjoy that that’s what their ignorance does to rational people! You’re going to see in the following paragraphs just why it isn’t worth having a civilized debate with these morons and why I’m speaking the way I am here: this is not a civilized debate, because there is nothing civilized about putting intellectually degenerate material on the same forum or level as what is already rationally known.
What is difficult about this is that it is hard to explain why 1+1 = 3 is wrong. How do you explain how that is wrong? It is obviously wrong to a rational person and it doesn’t require an explanation as to why. But with these greenhouse idiots, not only can they not even comprehend that 1+1 doesn’t equal 3, they sometimes do use the fact that 1+1 = 2. They don’t even comprehend that there’s a difference, and they can’t even comprehend that it is always wrong to state 1+1 = 3.
Let’s go to Willis…
Willis adds the shell around the sphere and then states “The inwards radiation warms the surface of the planet, until it is radiating at 470 W/m2“. He didn’t show how this happens, he didn’t explain why, and he didn’t do any math to support it – he just arbitrarily doubled the output radiation and hence the temperature (according to the Stefan-Boltzmann Law) of the planet. He just did it, arbitrarily.
Let’s look at his following statement where conservation of energy and equilibrium applies after he’s arbitrarily doubled the output from the interior: “The shell is receiving 470 W/m2 from the planet, and it is radiating the same amount, half inwards back to the planet [235 W/m2] and half outwards to outer space [235 W/m2]”. This is his condition of equilibrium. But wait a minute, the planet was intrinsically radiating 235 W/m2 at the start; if this was striking the shell, then his conservation of energy and equilibrium condition should have been that the shell emits half of this outward and half inward, i.e. 117.5 W/m2 either direction. However, what he actually did was just say that the shell emits twice as much energy as it receives, i.e. a full 235 W/m2 either way, so that the interior shell now has double the energy output. So, Willis just arbitrarily doubled the amount of energy available, so that he could add half of it back to the original 235 W/m2 in order to double it. Just arbitrarily doubled out of nowhere. Just made up bullshit.
And then what is strange, is that Willis stops this energy doubling process for no reason! If at the beginning, a 235 W/m2 output comes back to double itself to 470 W/m2, increasing its own temperature, then why doesn’t the 470 W/m2 output double again from itself coming back to increase itself yet again? Why should this process stop if the same conditions which caused this to occur in the first place still exist? What he literally does, is he says that 1 + 0.5 = 2, i.e., the output radiation plus half the output sent back equals twice the output. Except he just lies and says that the 0.5 portion which should be sent back is arbitrarily actually equal to 1, even though there’s no reason or possibility why this should be so. Then once he has that, he stops this bootstrapping process cold in it tracks for no reason, and then says that 2 + 1 = 1, i.e. doubled output radiation plus a single output coming back equals a single output, ostensibly in order to “conserve energy” LOL! What a joke! So, it’s a bootstrapping process (as I wrote about here previously) which is created simply by lying outright on purpose, or, because you’re such an idiot that you seriously can’t do addition! Take your pick because those are the only possibilities, and neither one gives these greenhouse advocates an out: they either know they’re lying and inventing such idiocy on purpose, or they’re really just that stupid.
At the very least, Willis’ setup would at least have obeyed *shock* addition if he didn’t arbitrarily double the initial return energy. But he didn’t actually obey any mathematical or physics rules whatsoever. If the outside blackbody shell was initially cold, then it wouldn’t have returned any thermal energy at the start at all! Not only did Willis just double the output energy arbitrarily, in order to create the GHE – that was basically the whole GHE in his setup…his arbitrary doubling of the output energy – he doubled it from a source (the shell) which would have initially had ZERO energy to radiate back in any case!
Now, in order to avoid the calculus, or, as a way to do calculus without having to do it, let us just assume that the shell has very low thermal heat capacity so that it heats up almost instantly in response to incident radiation. If we use Willis’ own invented condition for equilibrium and energy conservation, then half of the energy of the shell is radiated outward and half inward. At the very least, Willis could have used this to bootstrap the GHE into existence, but he didn’t even comprehend this much. If in this condition half the energy gets radiated inward, then he could have said it would combine with the interior output and thus increase the temperature of the interior output, i.e., 1+0.5 = 1.5. Wow, addition! Of course, for these people who don’t know about addition and who don’t know about cause and effect and logic, they might just stop the process there. But Willis can’t do that because he’s either too stupid, or because he knows that explaining it this way would expose how arbitrary it is to stop this process after a single go-around. Because of course, if the output is now 1.5, then half of that will now have to be returned from the shell because this is now what the shell is receiving. This is a geometric sequence that goes as 1.5 to the power n (1.5n) where ‘n’ is the number of cycles. There’s no reason why ‘n’ should stop at 1, and this problem is still not nearly so bad as Willis’ arbitrary doubling of the initial energy in order to avoid explaining this, or perhaps not even understanding any of it since addition seems to be outside his area of expertise; he just arbitrarily doubled the amount of energy so that he could get the answer he wanted.
And so, even if we do try to make this bootstrap of the GHE a rational task that actually uses *shock* addition, it still breaks down and exposes itself to be a fraud because it indicates that the interior temperature will increase exponentially to infinity as the outer shell warms up.
Remember, Willis stated, his bolding, “that is all that there is to the poorly named greenhouse effect“. He later says “this magical system works…”; yah, it’s magical alright buddy! That’s exactly what it is. It is blatant stupidity! Do you not understand your own words? You called it magic man…Get a clue!
Then look at what Willis says as a summary:
“If [the shell and interior sphere were not not at different temperatures], if for example the shell were held up by huge thick pillars that efficiently conducted the heat from the surface to the shell, then the two would always be at the same temperature, and that temperature would be such that the system radiated at 235 W/m2. There would be no differential heating of the surface, and there would be no greenhouse effect. … In order for the greenhouse effect to function, the shell has to be thermally isolated from the surface so that the temperatures of the two can differ substantially. If the atmosphere or other means efficiently transfers surface heat to the shell there will be very little difference in temperature between the two”
So let’s get this right: If there’s a pillar connecting the sphere and the shell, the pillar causes Willis’ laws of radiation to change such that radiation from the shell will no longer add (if Willis can add) to the radiation from the source. The greenhouse can only function if there is a temperature difference between the shell and the sphere, such that the outer shell is colder, because if they were the same temperature then radiation miraculously stops adding, and the temperature would actually paradoxically drop to the initial source temperature. If the outer shell was the same temperature as the sphere, it wouldn’t be able to cause internal self-seating and there would be no greenhouse effect even though it is still emitting energy, and more energy than if it had been colder. A colder shell emitting radiation causes internal heating to higher temperature than the source, but a warmer shell, a shell at the same temperature as the source, doesn’t cause any heating.
What happens then if the outer shell were warmer than the interior? By Willis’ logic I guess it should cause cooling! Willis says that a cooler shell causes heating to a higher temperature than the source, and then that a shell at the same temperature causes no heating at the source; and so following that physics, a warmer shell must cause cooling. But of course, we wouldn’t expect these people to be consistent, would we!
Or, how about we just give this to the greenhouse believers: both colder objects and warmer objects cause heating, but an object at the same temperature doesn’t do anything. That’s basically what the greenhouse advocates have always wanted and have always argued: that a colder object can heat up a warmer one AND a warmer object can heat up a colder one. The only thing they’ve never asked for is that two objects at the same temperature raise each-other’s temperature. In other words, as we’ve always said, they’re just throwing thermodynamics out the window and they want radiation from an ice cube to cause extra heating on the pavement in Las Vegas in July.
The 20’th Century and the Discovery of Quantum Mechanics
Now, what does modern physics actually have to say about radiation trapped inside a cavity? Let’s forget that the rules of arithmetical addition are still waiting to be defined by greenhouse effect advocates in the 21st Century, and let just pretend that the 20’th Century and the rest of mathematical history actually occurred.
The idea that a cold shell outside a warm interior causes the warmer interior to heat up some more by trapping radiation inside has always been and will always be a gross violation of basic thermodynamics; as we will see it is also an embarrassing violation of quantum mechanics and the very origin and well-known history of the idea of a blackbody.
It is also specifically the pseudoscience that has been invented to explain the arbitrary difference between the kinetic temperature of the air near the surface and the equivalent blackbody temperature of the outgoing averaged radiation – an invention based on an arbitrary and physically meaningless comparison, which isn’t necessary, because the bottom of the atmospheric layer is naturally the warmest part of the total average ensemble, and because sunlight heating in day time at the ground surface actually has an average value of +49C on the sunlit hemisphere, and this heat distributes up into the atmosphere, cooling as it goes. It is this latter fact that the invention of a cold layer heating up an already warmer layer has been meant to replace, in order to create the foundation for CO2 alarm and hence the political and societal goals related to that fraud, and of course this was done with assistance by diluting the true power of incident sunlight to a greater surface area where said sunshine doesn’t actually even exist. Sunlight does not exist on the surface at night time and therefore all of the pseudoscience related to this proposition and subsequent to it is false. You have to be an obscene mental degenerate in order to deny that sunlight does not have heating power on the dark hemisphere.
A cavity which traps radiation does not increase the frequency of the radiation. It is only with an increase of the frequency spectrum of the radiation by which a radiation spectrum can induce higher temperature, and radiation can not and does not change its own frequency spectrum when trapped in a cavity. The idea that it does is a plain violation of the whole origin of Planck’s Law and the blackbody spectrum, and hence of quantum mechanics. Radiation trapped inside a cavity, such as between the atmosphere and surface, does not increase the frequency of the radiation spectrum, and hence does not cause a change in temperature – particularly when the actual source of radiation and input heating is an approximately 6500K spectrum, and the cavity radiation is only a 255K spectrum. The internal cavity radiation of 255K is a result of the heating which initially occurred due to the 6500K spectrum input, and this cavity radiation can not increase its own temperature or its own frequency spectrum past what the 6500K spectrum input already did. This is just basic thermodynamics.
In IPCC greenhouse physics and in the attendant fraudulent models, the idea that cavity radiation causes an increase in temperature requires that a hotter object emits less radiation and that a colder object emits more, violating Wien’s Law, Plank’s Law and the Stefan-Boltzmann Law (which are all just Planck’s Law). The IPCC models stated that a warming planet from greenhouse gases should emit less energy; the data has shown that a warming planet emits more energy. The mathematics of this invented physics also shows that at zero emission, i.e. perfect internal radiation trapping within the cavity, that at zero emission an object would have infinite temperature. So, both an object of zero Kelvin and infinite kelvin emit zero energy. It’s absurd.
What actually happens inside a cavity trapping radiation is simply the creation of a blackbody spectrum and standing wave-pattern field of the associated radiation spectrum. It is these consideration which led to Planck’s creation of his law, due to the problem he solved regarding the ultra-violet catastrophe of the Rayleigh-Jeans Law, in figuring out how radiation energy would become distributed in frequency inside a cavity. Planck’s insight was a solution which required quantization of the energy spectrum, and this led hence to the creation quantum mechanics in general.
Radiation trapped inside a cavity with a source of a known temperature does not cause run-away self-heating to infinity! It creates a blackbody spectrum with a wavefield in all manner of superposition with constructive and destructive interference with itself; it does not cause the radiation to spontaneously increase its own temperature spectrum or the kinetic temperature of its own source. Radiation is an electromagnetic vibration. This vibration interacts with matter due to electrodynamics and induces vibrations of corresponding power in the matter, in the molecules and atoms. The only power that radiation has to induce vibration in matter, and hence induce a temperature, is the power associated with its spectrum. There can be no other expectation than this. When the matter comes fully to “vibratory equilibrium” with the incident radiation, the radiation and the matter then simply oscillate with corresponding power – the matter emits exactly the power of vibratory energy that comes in. That emitted radiation is of the same power as that coming in, and nowhere in this process will the radiation do more work (i.e. induce a higher temperature) than it can given what its spectrum is, and nowhere in this process will the matter spontaneously vibrate at a higher “temperature rate” than the incident radiation, because the frequency components required to do so don’t exist and are never created.
Temperature is a measure of vibration frequency and the frequencies required for a higher temperature induction are simply not there, and they’re not spontaneously created, because there’s no reason for them to be. Trapped radiation inside a cavity simply resonates – it doesn’t change its own spectrum and it doesn’t change its own temperature and it doesn’t change the vibratory frequency components of its material source. All of this is what lead to Max Planck, blackbodies, and quantum mechanics. To deny this is absurd.
This behavior of radiation trapped inside a cavity is not a premise I just invented – it is the foundation of quantum mechanics and comprises some of the most important parts of the scientific history of the 20’th Century. Radiation trapped inside a cavity does not increase its own temperature spectrum and nor, commensurately, does it increase the vibration spectrum and hence temperature its own material source. Trapped radiation combines in superposition in constructive and destructive interference and it was in solving this problem that led to the blackbody spectrum and quantum mechanics via Planck. Radiation trapped inside a cavity simply does not change its own temperature/radiation spectrum nor does it induce higher temperature than the temperature spectrum that it is, and that is a premise which underlies quantum mechanics.
The entire premise of climate alarm, the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect, is a scientific travesty. The explanation that Willis gave above is an entirely typical and standard explanation that greenhouse advocates will give. They all would accept it, for the most part. But none of it is true, and all of it violates modern physics in the form of Thermodynamics and even Quantum Mechanics. They have to go as far as throwing the arithmetical rules of addition out the window, in order to create the GHE! Comprehend the insanity! Greenhouse effect advocates are not threatening modern physics; they’re threatening the possibility of using numbers at all. In other words, greenhouse effect advocates are threatening the existence of mind itself. It is no wonder they are so damned stupid.
The Slayers have systematically destroyed and exposed as scientific and mathematical fraud every single pseudoscientific plea and invention of sophistry which has been offered for the GHE.
And do you know what the only thing is which keeps these people believing in it, which keeps them inventing bullshit after bullshit in defense of their faith?
What keeps them believing in the GHE is their obscene degree of stupidity. Their stupidity is so profound, so complete, their faith is so devout, that they abandon basic arithmetic – addition, they abandon 1+1 = 2 – in order to continue to self-justify their belief. They are either stricken by an obscene degree of narcissistic self-worship of their ego, that they’re driven to insane degrees of stupidity in the defense of their ego and their inability to correct themselves, or this is their job and they lie like this on purpose because they get paid for it because they’re sell-outs and cheats.
Make no mistake, some of these people who run websites promoting a debate between alarmism and skepticism make a lot of money doing it, and if this fraudulent debate ceased to exist, as it should, they would be out of funding and out of work. It is in their interest to continue the skeptical debate over alarmism, and the last thing they want is for the debate to be over. The debate would be over just as soon as the GHE was publicly exposed as the fraud that it is, because it is the fundamental basis of alarmism, and in their idiotic, arithmetic-violating sophistic and hysterical defense of the GHE (oh yes, they can get quite hysterical over criticism of the GHE), they are exposed as the 5’th Column back-door supporters of the alarmist agenda and fraud that it is.
It doesn’t matter if they don’t know this – it doesn’t matter to actually get any of them to admit that this is what they’re doing. All indications may be perfectly well that they’re simply too stupid to understand the enveloping boundary conditions of this fraud. It doesn’t matter if they know it or admit it – it is what is happening and therefore it is what they are doing. The climate debate should not exist. It is a fraud designed to waste time, to waste resources, to waste productivity, and to distract the masses from the things which are actually important. The only thing the existence of the “climate debate” does is serve as a metric for how collectively stupid people are, and the people who promote the debate are merely promoting more stupidity. Ending the fraud of the atmospheric greenhouse effect will make the entire world smarter the moment that that intellectual and scientific fraud is rendered extinct.
[Update: As you can see from the comments below, my prediction was 100% correct. Instead of comprehending the obvious flawed logic, people who believe in the GHE just get even more stupid in order to defend their belief. Their math was proven to be non-existent. Their model was shown to contradict itself. And their reasoning was exposed as tautologous. Their solution? To repeat themselves several times, lol.]