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46: Earth Irradiated (the Greenhouse Effect)

46: Earth Irradiated (the Greenhouse Effect)

Update: 2020-01-20
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Since time immemorial, blacksmiths have known that the hotter metal gets, the more it glows: it starts out red, then gets yellower, and then eventually white. In 1900, Max Planck discovered the relationship between an ideal object's radiation of light and its temperature. A hundred and twenty years later, we're using the consequences of this discovery for many things, including (indirectly) LED TVs, but perhaps one of the most dangerously neglected (or at least ignored) applications of this theory is in climate science. So what is the greenhouse effect? How does blackbody radiation help us design factories? And what are the problems with this model?


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[Featuring: Sofía Baca, Gabriel Hesch]



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46: Earth Irradiated (the Greenhouse Effect)

46: Earth Irradiated (the Greenhouse Effect)

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