Entropy(cities) < Entropy(jungles) < Entropy(molten mess). So, what's going on? How did we manage to violate the law? Are we somehow miraculously, divinely above the rules?
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While this may be a good point, and also valid, I stand by both my original and Charlie's explanation. The earth itself is not a "closed" thermodynamic system so long is as the sun exists. Therefore you cannot apply the second law as is done in the problem statement. This is a classic textbook discussion that takes place in Thermodynamics 101 classes, even "wayback" when I took them.
|Posted by Kenny M on 2018-07-10 08:00:48|