I mentioned a scientific paper the other day that is making its way through peer review titled, Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics by Gerhard Gerlich and Ralf D. Tscheuschner.
It seems there may be other laws of physics that have been slighted, see On the First Principles of Heat Transfer: A Note from Alan Siddons on Jennifer Marohasy’s blog. I’ve learned heat transfer laws many times but it’s good for the refresher. Heat transfer is one of the first principles taught in any fire training because knowing how stuff catches fire and how to stop stuff from burning ranks high on the firefighter’s list of “stuff to know.” Water makes a good extinguisher because it can hold lots of heat especially compared to gas.
I’m not saying that the Earth is not heating up. I’m saying we should rigorously examine the cause.
Authors Gerhard Gerlich and Ralf D. Tscheuschner argue that within the frame of physics there can be no greenhouse effect.
Abstract: The atmospheric greenhouse effect, an idea that many authors trace back to the traditional works of Fourier (1824), Tyndall (1861), and Arrhenius (1896), and which is still supported in global climatology, essentially describes a fictitious mechanism, in which a planetary atmosphere acts as a heat pump driven by an environment that is radiatively interacting with but radiatively equilibrated to the atmospheric system. According to the second law of thermodynamics such a planetary machine can never exist [emphasis added]. Nevertheless, in almost all texts of global climatology and in a widespread secondary literature it is taken for granted that such mechanism is real and stands on a firm scientific foundation. In this paper the popular conjecture is analyzed and the underlying physical principles are clarified. By showing that (a) there are no common physical laws between the warming phenomenon in glass houses and the fictitious atmospheric greenhouse effects, (b) there are no calculations to determine an average surface temperature of a planet, (c) the frequently mentioned difference of 33 degrees Celsius is a meaningless number calculated wrongly, (d) the formulas of cavity radiation are used inappropriately, (e) the assumption of a radiative balance is unphysical, (f) thermal conductivity and friction must not be set to zero, the atmospheric greenhouse conjecture is falsified.
When you get down to it, this discussion of facts and their applicability is what makes science fun. Science should not be subverted by politics and ideology.
Here’s a draft of their paper, Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics: