Venus, Another Perspective

Our planet Earth is about as hot inside as Venus. The heat here on Earth is pretty much locked deep down bellow kilometers of rock. After billions of years, it’s still there, trapped inside the planet, escaping only slowly.

No wonder, since a thick stone wall is a good insulator and a thicker wall is even better. If you put a thick enough wall between a freezer and an oven there will be virtually no heat transfer between them.

On Venus however, the atmosphere does the locking and prevents the volcanic heat to escape. Carbon dioxide is twice as good an insulator as air is. And there is almost 100 times the amount of that insulator on Venus, than there is air on Earth. Insulating job performed well!

You may ask, but what about vertical currents of gasses? Don’t they transport the heat from the surface to the high atmosphere where it can bee cooled?

They can’t. There is only 1 cool molecule of carbon dioxide 50 kilometers high, per 100 hot molecules on the Venus surface. Gravity prevents almost all of those molecule to rise and cool. The barometric equation holds, and there can be no significant vertical exchange due to reasons of simple arithmetic. A molecule on the surface isn’t fast enough to go this high and cool itself.

The pressure 50 kilometers high above the surface of Venus is about as high as at the see level here on Earth. There is still a considerable amount of insulating gasses above 50 kilometers, for carbon dioxide is a better insulator than air.

The primordial heat of Venus is confined on its so called surface. The fairytale of greenhouse effect is just that — a fairytale.

Would you attribute the heat in deep coal mines to the greenhouse effect of the rocks above? Those rocks do the same job as the thick atmosphere of Venus. Several kilometers of rocks or several tens of kilometers of the said gas, do approximately the same.





Global Warming

Let us concentrate on Venus’ surface, where the Hell is hot, as they say, because of the carbon dioxide that is so plentiful there. So the Sun’s rays are trapped there.

Now I’ll pretend for a moment, that I buy this story, as it is expected from anyone to kneel down here and believe.

What if I go one meter deep, beneath the surface of Venus – how hot is it there? Even hotter? If it is hotter, does the layer of soil, one meter tick also works as greenhouse gases allegedly do? If so, how is that this doesn’t happen here, on Earth?

Obviously, it could not be hotter 1 meter down than on the surface, if the “greenhouse effect” is to blame for the surface temperature.

Now, is it cooler? If it is cooler, then how does the inner heat from inside Venus escape? How does the heat cheat the 0’th LoT? How on Venus, does the heat transfer from the cooler depths to the hotter surface?

In fact, there is no “greenhouse effect”. It’s just an illusion, like many others. The surface of Venus is mainly heated from the planet’s core. If this core were already cold as stone, then on the bottom of Venus the atmosphere would be as chilly as in the deep ocean.

The whole Arrhenius greenhouse story is a bogus one. Very much like that one popular “explanation” why planes fly. Namely, that the different speed of air flow on the top of the wing than on the bottom surface of the wing creates a net lift. This is what almost everybody believed for a half of a century and what has been taught on Top Gun Academy and  what most people still believe. But it’s wrong, some planes can fly belly up also; Google for it!


WoShi II

Meanwhile the concept had to be changed a little. Now it’s a scripting language with just one kind of statements.

For example

operation[@100-131] melting IN (ore 0, 10*coal 10, 5*water 20, 500*water 30) OUT(molten_substance 30, 2*ash 33) PROMPT(molten_substance 2 -100 cube)

You can have any number of operations with any number of INs and any number of OUTs inside brackets with relative times when they are needed or obtained from an operation. PROMPT means the “molten_substance” will sustain a damage proportional to the cube of time, but only after 2 units of time if the ‘molten_substance’ is not passed into the  IN of another operation.

This way you can describe any working process, be it simple like a school schedule, as elaborate as car manufacturing or running a restaurant kitchen. Either way WoShi will plan and optimize it for you, fully automatically.

WoShi is going to be on CeBit Hanover all of next week, after which it will be deployed to a number of users.

WoShi is no expert system whatsoever, has zero internal knowledge about production or scheduling or anything remotely related. WoShi just compiles and runs the script you give it. If you don’t like what you get, change your script a bit!

Basically, with WoShi you plan an optimal algorithm!