In this post I stated:
The New York Post found someone [Kyle Smith] with less knowledge of science than Tim Blair to review An Inconvenient Truth.
I was wrong. Tim Blair has less knowledge of science than does Kyle Smith.
Smith made a correction:
“Correction: an earlier version of this review incorrectly linked lead and smog to global warming.”
Blair, on the other hand, cannot grasp the meaning of “altering the balance of energy between our planet and the rest of the universe.” Read his confused comments in this thread as we try to explain radiative forcing to him:
what approximate area of the universe is occupied by the earth and the sun?
Anyone able to calculate the volume of the galaxy occupied by the earth and sun?
“the Earth radiates energy to the rest of the universe” — sounds like something Galileo opposed a few centuries back.
can anyone please provide past and current energy levels of a) the earth, and b) the rest of the universe?
And then this post on his blog:
Two comments from reality-based lefty computer teacher Tim Lambert:
the Earth radiates energy to the rest of the universe
we have altered the balance of energy between earth and the rest of the universe by 1.5 W/m2
Some bloggers presume detailed awareness of events in countries they’ve never visited, but only Lambert claims precise down-to-the-decimal-point knowledge of the entire universe.
Err, no I don’t. You don’t have to know how much energy is in the rest of the universe to measure the energy flux between Earth and the rest of the universe.
I apologize for overestimating Blair and I’ll try to avoid doing it again.
I also apologize to Kyle Smith for the overly harsh criticism.