Does gravity play a role (other than confining the atmosphere, driving convection, etc.) in determining the temporal and spatial mean temperature at the surface of Earth? In other words, does the thermodynamics of the adiabatic lapse rate make a significant contribution to the surface temperature resulting from radiation balance, including convective cooling? My short answer is "no".
The editor of the video had originally inserted a bubble comment critical of my point being made at approximately 26m33s. Then Gerald Sahd commented that the buuble was incorrect and this discussion followed.
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