samzenpus from the it's-getting-hot-in-here dept.
An anonymous reader writes "It was 150 years ago that John Tyndall, one of history's truly great physicists, published a scientific paper with the far-from-snappy title On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gases and Vapours, and on the Physical Connexion of Radiation, Absorption, and Conduction. The BBC has an article on John Tyndall and his contributions 150 years ago to the physics behind the study of climate change."
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical
problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.