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ilyagerner:


Suffice it to say that the 1st Law of Thermodynamics does not, in fact, render climate change impossible, any more than it prevents sweaters, insulation, or blankets from keeping you warm. 
Media Matters has more:

 
During the segment Fox’s global warming expert, Joe Bastardi, who is employed by the WeatherBELL meteorological consulting firm, declared that the theory of human-induced climate change “contradicts what we call the 1st law of thermodynamics. Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. So to look for input of energy into the atmosphere, you have to come from a foreign source.”
It’s not clear what to conclude from this except that Fox and Bastardi are not familiar with the greenhouse effect. Climate scientists aren’t claiming that humans are creating energy. They’re saying that humans are trapping more energy by increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Physics does have a well known liberal bias. More seriously, the problem of climate change denial among TV meteorologists - as opposed to climatologists - is a real problem, given that the best chance to educate Americans about climate science occurs during the weather report. 

ilyagerner:

Suffice it to say that the 1st Law of Thermodynamics does not, in fact, render climate change impossible, any more than it prevents sweaters, insulation, or blankets from keeping you warm

Media Matters has more:

During the segment Fox’s global warming expert, Joe Bastardi, who is employed by the WeatherBELL meteorological consulting firm, declared that the theory of human-induced climate change “contradicts what we call the 1st law of thermodynamics. Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. So to look for input of energy into the atmosphere, you have to come from a foreign source.”

It’s not clear what to conclude from this except that Fox and Bastardi are not familiar with the greenhouse effect. Climate scientists aren’t claiming that humans are creating energy. They’re saying that humans are trapping more energy by increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Physics does have a well known liberal bias. More seriously, the problem of climate change denial among TV meteorologists - as opposed to climatologists - is a real problem, given that the best chance to educate Americans about climate science occurs during the weather report

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