My goodness. You would have thought people would have thought. But, they didn’t. As most of you know by now, there was another posit on how to figure our climate. Drs. Ned Nikolov, & Karl Zeller, have written a series of papers which was apparently condensed to a statement called the Unified Theory of Climate. I believe it originally was carried by Tallbloke. Anthony covered it at WUWT. Sadly, they committed heresy to climatology by writing the unprintable. They wrote (gasp!) PV = nRT How could they?!?!?!?!?! Most of us recognize this as the Idea Gas Law.
Many of the people at WUWT simply reject applying this law to anything climate. The problem is, it is a law. With laws, we don’t get to choose when they apply and when they don’t apply. They always apply. By the very act of typing this law causes mass hallucinations and causes people to only see P=T. It also causes people to slip into a delusional state which causes them to constantly repeat that pressure doesn’t cause temperature. To date, there is no known cure for this malady.
Many people get so caught up in the P vs T thing they miss the other variables. The fact is, the P and the T don’t vary very much. At least, they haven’t in the last few thousand years. We’re talking about 0.5K delta ——->(delta or a triangle means change for the uninitiated, I just thought I throw that in to wow and impress everybody with my real sciency linguistics ) . Another thing to note, the IGL doesn’t ascribe causation. It is simply an equation. For some reason, this causes people to miss the forest because of all the trees in front of it. Pressure isn’t a determination on its own, and neither is temperature. They are functions of other things such as work. But, work isn’t a thing in and of itself either.
How I would use the IGL would be as a check to see if my other formulas and thoughts were correct. I don’t believe we have to precision to know the exact volume or mole mass (or temps for that matter) of our entire atmosphere. So, we’re not going to be able to detect a change of a few hundredths of a degree C or F using the IGL. But, its a law, so other thoughts concerning our atmospheric temps must conform to the IGL. People, it is really that simple. And when you look at it properly, it is really that complicated.