why the climahouse cube doesn’t work

Have you ever seen the bet of the Climahouse cube? Two ice cubes are placed in the middle of a square exposed to the sun in summer. The first one is exposed to air while the second is protected by a shell of polystyrene to simulate a perfectly thermally insulated building. After a month the two ice blocks are compared and it turns out that the second wrapped by Styrofoam is intact while the first has melted “like snow”. However, there is a but. Continue reading why the climahouse cube doesn’t work