Definitely reduced heat in atmosphere. The local Arab weather station, part of NWS amateur network, sez 46.5 degF. Big difference. I bundled up to go to park. Even gloves, as ridiculous as that may seem, but this is a Southron boy (all right that’s absurdist) and handled the constitutional without – quite – crossing the boundary into shivering.
And the weather beavers foretell even less heat tomorrow morning.
Nice fall. I fear I missed it, but it must have been nice to not have been noticeable. Or else so short it wasn’t measurable?
On which note, I came across a cartoon; [Link]
that rather upset me with the first line.
“They say that water cannot be created nor destroyed.”
Which has a pony to poo ratio of ZERO! Absolutely STERCUS! Sturgeon’s rule raised to a high, perhaps infinite, power.
If I could have commented on the website I probably would have but then I would have probably been deleted for nastiness. What cartoonist wants to be told he fails at suspension of disbelief? Utter failure.
Let’s start with the chemistry:
2 H2 + O2 <-> 2 H2O
Note the two headed arrow. That means I can combine oxygen and hydrogen and make water. It can be created. It is, every time we ‘burn’ hydrogen. As in a hydrogen fueled vehicle.
And if we put it in a sealed container and heat the container up to 2 kilodegC, then it comes apart.
Now we don’t get temperatures of 2 kilodegC on Tellus and we don’t have many naturally occurring sealed containers so dissociated water is rare on Tellus, except…
In a solution of itself. Water is weakly ionic. So it dissociates in solution.
So the premise is whacked.
It’s still a quite good cartoon series, just that this one is unbelievable. And shakes our confidence in the cartoonist.