Saturday, September 11, 2010

COTD: Afraid Not Bill

An Open Letter to Mr. Bill Gates | Watts Up With That?: "Dave Springer says:
September 11, 2010 at 12:35 am
Bill Gates writes:

“And everybody agrees that CO2 absorbs infrared radiation from the sun, which tends to produce a greenhouse effect.”

Afraid not, Bill. Everybody agrees that the surface absorbs shortwave radiation from the sun and the surface then emits it as infrared radiation which is absorbed primarily and overwhelmingly by atmospheric water vapor.

I’ve met Bill Gates and seen him speak on several occasions. Statements like this make his genius look like its limited to software architecture and monopoly-building."