Saturday, September 5, 2015

Physics wins over economics

If you want to understand the world, go back to school and refresh your physics. The age of information is the age of disinformation and there is a lot of confusing propaganda out there. Physics, though, doesn't lie. It is not religion. It is based on evidence.

Here are some things we know about how our home, the biosphere, works.

  • Animal life generates heat. 
  • Complex animal life that uses million-year-old deposits of carbon generates lots of heat.
  • Certain gases in the atmosphere slow the release of heat from the biosphere.
  • Energy comes in every day from the sun.
  • Life depends on temperatures being in certain narrow range.

Wouldn't it be wise to pay attention to the balance?