Can A Cold Object Warm A Hot Object?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Short answer? Of course not, that would violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics … BUT it can leave the hot object warmer than it would be if the cold object weren’t there. Let me explain why this is so. Let me start by introducing the ideas of individual flows and…

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This is How Climate Works – Part 3

Guest essay by Mike Jonas /Continued from Part 2 6. The Awful Process 6.1 Paradigm Shift In Part 1, I referred to the truly awful process by which science currently operates. Science is supposed to be self-correcting, and Karl Popper described the process by which this should be achieved: empirical falsification. Every hypothesis has to…

This is How Climate Works – Part 2

Guest essay by Mike Jonas /Continued from Part 1 3. The Models can never work In an earlier post, Inside the Climate Computer Models, I explained how the climate computer models, as currently structured, could never work. Put simply, they are not climate models, they are weather models, because they operate on small(ish) pieces of…

This is How Climate Works – Part 1

Guest essay by Mike Jonas This is how climate works. It’s all about seeing the ocean and atmosphere separately: The sun directly warms the ocean. Cloud cover changes naturally, affecting the sun’s warming of the ocean. Cloud cover changes have only minor effect on the atmosphere. Ocean oscillations warm the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases (GHGs), including…