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  • Climate Exit

    03/21/2018 7:31:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/21/2018 | John Stossel
    President Trump's pick to be the new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is not a fan of the Paris climate agreement, the treaty that claims it will slow global warning by reducing the world's carbon dioxide emissions. Politicians from most of the world's nations signed the deal, and President Obama said "we may see this as the moment that we finally decided to save our planet." That's dubious. Trump wisely said he will pull America out of the deal. He called it a "massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries." I'll bet Al Gore and most of the...
  • Nominee who called belief in Climate Change "A Kind of Paganism" dropped by WH

    02/05/2018 12:29:52 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    The White House plans to withdraw Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality, a White House official confirmed to CNN Saturday. Hartnett White, who would have overseen environmental and energy policies across the government, had described the belief in "global warming" as a "kind of paganism" for "secular elites" during a September 2016 interview on "The Right Perspective," an online conservative radio show. She has also said the goal of climate activists and the United Nations was an all-powerful, one-world government and "planetary management," KFile reported. President Donald Trump announced Hartnett White's nomination in October and...
  • Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

    01/21/2018 10:48:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet’s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature. “Our study all but rules out very low and very high climate sensitivities,” said lead author Peter Cox, a professor at the University of Exeter. How effectively the world slashes CO2 and methane emissions, improves energy efficiency,...
  • Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high: UN

    11/01/2017 10:35:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement. “Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years,” the World Meteorological Organization said. “Globally averaged concentrations of CO2 reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400.00 ppm in 2015 because of a combination of human activities and a strong El Nińo event,” it said. The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency’s...
  • Carbon dioxide levels rise at record pace to worst in three million years

    10/30/2017 9:03:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 30, 2017
    The amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere rose at a record pace in 2016 to the highest level in at least three million years, says the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average over the past decade. The growth could ultimately lead to a 20-metre rise in sea levels and an increase of three degrees in temperature, the organisation said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) have now reached 403.3 parts per million (ppm), up from 400.0ppm in 2015. WMO chief Petteri Taalas said "there is hope"...
  • Using the Orbiting Carbon Observatory for something useful: monitoring potential volcanic eruptions

    10/16/2017 12:00:16 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | October 14, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITYIs it gonna blow? Measuring volcanic emissions from spaceLate last month, a stratovolcano in Bali named Mount Agung began to smoke. Little earthquakes trembled beneath the mountain. Officials have since evacuated thousands of people to prevent what happened when Agung erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,000 people.Before volcanoes erupt, there are often warning signs. Tiny earthquakes rarely felt by humans but sensed by seismographs emanate from the volcano. Plumes of water vapor rise from the crater. When the volcano begins to emit gases like carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide, eruption may be imminent.But getting close to the...
  • Earth May Be Close to 'Threshold of Catastrophe'

    10/04/2017 3:17:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    livescience.com ^ | Oct. 2, 2017 | Tia Ghose, Senior Writer
    The amount of carbon dioxide that humans will have released into the atmosphere by 2100 may be enough to trigger a sixth mass extinction, a new study suggests. The huge spike in CO2 levels over the past century may put the world dangerously close to a "threshold of catastrophe," after which environmental instability and mass die-offs become inevitable, the new mathematical analysis finds. Even if a mass extinction is in the cards, however, it likely wouldn't be evident immediately. Rather, the process could take 10,000 years to play out, said study co-author Daniel Rothman, a geophysicist at the Massachusetts...
  • Tropical forests used to protect us from climate change. A new study says now making it worse.

    09/28/2017 12:27:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | by Chris Mooney
    A surprising scientific study released Thursday presents troubling news about the enormous forests of the planet’s tropical midsection — suggesting that they are releasing hundreds of millions of tons of carbon to the atmosphere, rather than storing it in the trunks of trees and other vegetation. The results contradict prior work in suggesting that these forests — including the Amazon rain forest - have become another net addition to the climate change problem. However, the accounting also implies that if the current losses could be reversed, the forests could also rapidly transform into a powerful climate change solution. “The losses...
  • Hooray for Carbon Dioxide! It's Helping to Feed the World's Hungry

    09/20/2017 7:15:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/20/2017 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Among the greatest challenges humankind has faced throughout its history, feeding the world’s hungry ranks at or near the very top of the list. And with the world’s population expected to top nine billion between 2050 and 2100, this issue will surely become even more important in the coming decades. However, what many people may not realize is that the carbon dioxide humans have been pumping into the air since the middle of the 20th century has enriched plant growth, thereby contributing to record crop yields, which has helped to bring about the largest decline in hunger, starvation, and malnutrition...
  • Delingpole: Climate Alarmists Finally Admit ‘We Were Wrong About Global Warming’

    09/19/2017 6:58:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | sept. 19, 2017 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Climate alarmists have finally admitted that they’ve got it wrong on global warming. This is the inescapable conclusion of a landmark paper, published in Nature Geoscience, which finally admits that the computer models have overstated the impact of carbon dioxide on climate and that the planet is warming more slowly than predicted. The paper – titled Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 °C – concedes that it is now almost impossible that the doomsday predictions made in the last IPCC Assessment Report of 1.5 degrees C warming above pre-industrial levels by 2022 will come true. In order...
  • Volcanoes and ozone are missing from the climate change debate

    09/01/2017 7:45:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/1/2017 | Peter L. Ward
    How could carbon dioxide have become so important scientifically, economically, and politically without greenhouse-warming theory ever having been verified by experiment, a cornerstone of the scientific method? I have now completed experiments showing that air with more than 23-times normal concentrations of carbon dioxide is heated no more than 0.2 degrees more than normal air when exposed to the same infrared radiation. Air with more than 10-times normal concentrations of carbon dioxide covered Earth 400 million years ago when ice ages were common. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have been rising steadily since 1945 at ever increasing rates. These rates...
  • Glaciers may have helped warm Earth

    08/02/2017 5:04:19 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 42 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 7/31/17 | Science Daily
    Study details effect of glacial versus nonglacial weathering on carbon cycle Date:July 31, 2017 Source:Rice University Summary: Weathering of Earth by glaciers may have warmed the planet over eons by aiding the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. A new study shows the cumulative effect may have created negative feedback that prevented runaway glaciation.
  • Which Trees Offset Global Warming Best?

    07/26/2017 6:58:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    ThoughtCo ^ | March 29, 2017
    Which Trees Offset Global Warming Best? Some trees are better than others at absorbing carbon dioxide by Earth Talk Updated March 29, 2017 Trees are important tools in the fight to stave off global warming because they absorb and store the key greenhouse gas emitted by our cars and power plants, carbon dioxide (CO2), before it has a chance to reach the upper atmosphere where it can help trap heat around the Earth’s surface. ALL PLANTS ABSORB CARBON DIOXIDE, BUT TREES ARE BEST While all living plant matter absorbs CO2 as part of photosynthesis, trees process significantly more than smaller...
  • Study blows 'greenhouse theory out of the water'

    07/09/2017 7:14:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 73 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/8/2017 | Alex Newman
    A new scientific paper contends the entire foundation of the man-made global-warming theory – the assumption that greenhouse gases warm the atmosphere by trapping heat – is wrong. If confirmed, the study’s findings would crush the entire “climate change” movement to restrict CO2 emissions, the authors assert Some experts contacted by WND criticized the paper, while others advised caution. Still others suggested that the claimed discovery represents a massive leap forward in human understanding – a “new paradigm.” The paper argues that concentrations of CO2 and other supposed “greenhouse gases” in the atmosphere have virtually no effect on the earth’s...
  • Life on Earth was nearly doomed by too little CO2

    07/02/2017 9:38:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | June 30, 2017 | Guest Essay by Dennis T. Avery
    During the last ice age, too little atmospheric carbon dioxide almost eradicated mankindGuest Essay by Dennis T. AveryAside from protests by Al Gore, Leonardo Di Caprio and friends, the public didn’t seem to raise its CO2 anguish much above the Russians-election frenzy when Trump exited the Paris Climate Accords.Statistician Bjorn Lomborg had already pointed out that the Paris CO2 emission promises would cost $100 trillion dollars that no one has, and make only a 0.05 degree difference in Earth’s 2100 AD temperature. Others say perhaps a 0.2 degree C (0.3 degrees F) difference, and even that would hold only...
  • EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Hold Climate Change Debate First Announced on Breitbart News Daily

    07/01/2017 2:22:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jun 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is proceeding with a plan to conduct a debate among scientists within the agency to refine the government’s understanding of the climate change phenomenon. snip.... As Breitbart News’ John Hayward reported earlier in June: What the American people deserve is a true, legitimate, peer-reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO2,” he said. “There was a great article that was in the Wall Street Journal about a month or so ago called ‘Red Team, Blue Team’ by Steve Koonin, a scientist, I believe, at NYU. He talked about the importance of having a Red Team...
  • The James Baker-George Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    02/14/2017 10:49:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2017 | Rupert Darwall
    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche ‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ disastrous losses in the 2010 midterm elections. That shellacking finally killed off the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. From it was born the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the Obama administration’s war on coal, in turn a contributory factor to Donald Trump’s election and Republicans’...
  • Switzerland's Carbon Capture Plant Is a Giant Waste of Money(DOH!)

    06/18/2017 8:03:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/18/2017 | Spencer P. Morrison
    On May 31, 2017 the world’s first commercial atmospheric carbon-capture plant opened for business in Hinwil, Switzerland. The plant, designed and operated by a Swiss company called Climeworks, is different from existing carbon-capture facilities because it filters carbon dioxide out of the ambient atmosphere using proprietary technology, rather than from industrial exhaust, which is quite common. Climeworks claims their facility will be able to remove 900 tons of carbon from the atmosphere every year. Furthermore, its modular design will allow it to be scaled up as the demand for carbon dioxide increases.
  • In Switzerland, a giant new machine is sucking carbon directly from the air

    06/13/2017 9:15:24 AM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 68 replies
    ScienceMag.Org ^ | June 1, 2017 | Christa Marshall
    The world's first commercial plant for capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air opened yesterday, refueling a debate about whether the technology can truly play a significant role in removing greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere.
  • EPA’s Pruitt: Establish ‘Red Team, Blue Team’ of scientists to examine climate risk of CO2

    06/06/2017 3:17:26 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 14 replies
    EPA ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT: “What the American people deserve, I think, is a true legitimate, peer reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO2....The American people need to have that type of honest open discussion, and it’s something we hope to provide as part of our leadership.