, Maddus Mattus wrote

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That's precisely what the lamp on desk experiment disproves.

In order for energy to flow from the CO2 to the ground, the CO2 has to have a higher temperature then the ground.

I can reflect the light from a laser pointer back to the source using a mirror. Are you saying that the mirror has to have a higher temperature than the source for that to occur?

Like with current in electricity, there has to be a difference in potential for energy to flow. Second law of thermodynamics.

Don't confuse laws of thermodynamics with principles of electricity and magnetism.