[ExI] Global Temperatures to Decrease

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sun Apr 20 22:41:04 UTC 2008

At 03:01 PM 4/20/2008 -0700, Spike wrote:

>With warming, it appears to me there is a rock solid feedback mechanism that
>prevents the planet from ever getting too warm: Stefan Boltzmann's law (
>http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/stefan.html ) which causes
>the earth to radiate heat into space as a function of the fourth power of
>the temperature (and yes I know the earth isn't exactly a blackbody, but the
>P = 5.67E-8eA(T^4-Tc) equation still works.)

And yet, strangely, this law is apparently unknown on Venus.

What am I missing? (Yeah, it's closer to the Sun; and?)

Damien Broderick

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