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  • 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.
  • Environmental studies don't support Trump's 'cleanest' claim

    06/04/2017 8:31:52 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 3, 2017 | seth borenstein
    President Donald Trump said the United States "will continue to be the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on Earth" as he announced a U.S. pullout from an international accord designed to curb climate change. But facts muddy that claim. Data show that the U.S. is among the dirtiest countries when it comes to heat-trapping carbon pollution. One nation that has cleaner air in nearly every way is Sweden.
  • When Too Little CO2 Nearly Doomed Humanity

    06/04/2017 6:38:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2017 | Dennis Avery
    Aside from the expected protests of Al Gore and Leonard Di Caprio, the public didn’t seem to raise its CO2 anguish much above the Russians-election frenzy the media already had going. Statistician Bjorn Lomborg has already pointed out that the Paris CO2 emissions cuts would make only a 0.05 degree C difference in earth’s 2100 AD temperature. And that’s in the unlikely event that all parties actually kept their pledges. During the last Ice Age, however, too little CO2 in the air almost eradicated mankind. That’s when the much-colder water in the oceans sucked most of the CO2 from the...
  • Donald Trump's potential science adviser...CO2 is 'good' and US should withdraw from Paris

    05/30/2017 10:53:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 May 2017; 12:41pm | Nick Allen
    An academic tipped to be President Donald Trump's White House Science Adviser has called for the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Professor William Happer, a Princeton physicist, told The Telegraph in an interview: "I hope he will. Our friends in Europe wanted it so everybody had to sign up but it's a complete waste. ... "It (the Paris agreement) is not going to hurt the environmentalists, it's going to hurt people in Asia and Africa and I think it's profoundly immoral. What people there need is electricity you can afford. Prosperity, what's wrong with that? This...
  • Stunner: EPA's CO2 'hot spot' 'simply does not exist'

    05/01/2017 6:21:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/29/2017 | Unknown
    The theory of human-caused global warming is straightforward. The level of the so-called “pollutant” carbon dioxide, or CO2, is rising in the atmosphere, causing a worldwide increase in temperatures that ultimately will have a catastrophic effect on the planet. To prevent this catastrophe, a vast regulatory infrastructure needs to be created, even if it means sacrificing jobs, economic efficiency, personal freedoms or national sovereignty itself. But what if CO2 isn’t a pollutant? That’s precisely the shocking finding of a new report from statistician Jim Wallace, climatologist John Christy and meteorologist Joe D’Aleo, who contend the Environmental Protection Agency erred when...
  • A Massive Lake of Molten Carbon The Size of Mexico is Discovered Under The US

    04/30/2017 8:38:09 PM PDT · by shove_it · 137 replies
    GeologyIn ^ | 30 Apr 2017
    A huge well of molten carbon that would spell disaster for the planet if released has been found under the US. Scientists using the world's largest array of seismic sensors have mapped a deep-Earth area, covering 700,000 sq miles (1.8 million sq km). This is around the size of Mexico, and researchers say it has the potential to cause untold environmental damage. The discovery could change our understanding of how much carbon the Earth contains, suggesting it is much more than we previously believed. It would be impossible to drill far enough down to physically 'see' the Earth's mantle,...
  • The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

    04/20/2017 8:27:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    thenation.com ^ | April 18, 2017 | Juan Cole
    If Trump and his cronies really cared about children killed by noxious gases, they wouldn’t be trying to spew ever more CO2 into the atmosphere.The gas attack in Syria on April 4 consumed the world’s attention and galvanized the Trump White House, leading to the launch of 59 cruise missiles on a small airport from which the regime of Bashar al-Assad has been bombing the fundamentalist rebels in Idlib province. The pictures of suffering children, Trump said, had touched him. Yet the president and most of his party are committed to increasing the daily release of hundreds of thousands of...
  • Scientists seek holy grail of climate change in Oman's hills

    04/13/2017 6:15:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 13, 2017
    WADI ABADAHBA, Oman – Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans. They are coring samples from one of the world's only exposed sections of the Earth's mantle to uncover how a spontaneous natural process millions of years ago transformed CO2 into limestone and marble. As the world mobilizes to confront climate change, the main focus has been on reducing emissions through fuel efficient cars and cleaner power plants. But some researchers are...
  • Study offers a dire warning on climate change

    04/06/2017 6:38:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 6, 2017 | By Chelsea Harvey
    Continuing to burn fossil fuels at the current rate could bring atmospheric carbon dioxide to its highest concentration in 50 million years, jumping from about 400 parts per million now to more than 900 parts per million by the end of this century, a study warns. Some research suggests that, if humans burned through all fossil fuels on Earth, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations could hit 5,000 parts per million by the year 2400. The new study speaks to the power of human influence over the climate. It suggests that after millions of years of relative stability in the absence of...
  • DELINGPOLE: Scott Pruitt Is Failing to Drain the Swamp at the EPA

    03/27/2017 4:17:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 27 Mar 2017 | James Delingpole
    President Trump’s attempts to drain the swamp are being undermined by one of his key administrators. President Trump’s attempts to drain the swamp are being undermined by one of his key administrators. Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is more interested in building his political career than he is taking on the Green Blob, insiders report. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Pruitt is also said to be behind attempts to remove at least one of the key phrases from the president’s long-awaited Executive Order on the environment.It concerns a proposal to repeal the EPA’s Endangerment Finding on CO2 (the disastrous, unscientific, job-killing ruling...
  • Merkel Doesn’t Want Trump To Bail On A $145 Trillion Bet To Fight Global Warming

    03/20/2017 12:10:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 20, 2017 | by Michael Bastasch
    A new report claims policies to keep future global warming to internationally agreed upon limits by the end of the century could make the world $19 trillion richer. The report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was one of two commissioned by the German government to help convince President Donald Trump to stay in the Paris agreement. If IRENA’s top-line findings sound too good to be true, that’s because they might be. The world would have to put $145 trillion into low-carbon energy to become $19 trillion richer by 2050 — a 13 percent return on investment over 33...
  • Trump’s Climate Views: Combative, Conflicting and Confusing

    03/11/2017 2:59:10 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MARCH 10, 2017 | JOHN SCHWARTZ
    Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, drew criticism on Thursday for saying that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, contradicting years of established science. But his boss, President Trump, has similarly raised doubts about the cause of global warming and has said a great deal more on the subject — as part of an argument, an applause line, a punch line or an insult.
  • Pressure Builds to Probe Exxon Climate Claims

    11/09/2015 4:49:44 AM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Monday, November 9, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    The Obama administration is under increasing pressure to investigate allegations that Exxon Mobil Corp. misled the public about its knowledge of climate change. All of the Democratic candidates for president have called on the Justice Department to launch an investigation, joining a number of Dem lawmakers and major environmental groups. Some are also pushing for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to probe whether the company broke federal law. The pressure on the feds to act only intensified on Nov. 5 when it was revealed that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had launched his own probe. The allegations are...
  • EPA chief: Carbon dioxide not primary cause of warming

    03/10/2017 9:36:14 AM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ^ | 09 March 2017 | Matthew Daly
    The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and his own agency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said measuring the effect of human activity on the climate is "very challenging" and that "there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact" of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. "So, no, I would not agree that (carbon dioxide) is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see," Pruitt told CNBC's "Squawk Box." Pruitt's view is contrary to...
  • Lindzen responds to the MIT letter objecting to his petition to Trump to withdraw from the UNFCC.

    03/09/2017 8:53:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 9, 201 | Anthony Watts 7
    Apparently, MIT didn’t like its name being used in petition to Trump. Dr. Richard Lindzen responds to that letter.March 9, 2017President Donald Trump The White House Washington, DCDear Mr. President:On 2 March, 2017, members of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate (PAOC) sent a public letter to the White House, contesting the Petition I circulated. The Petition, signed by over 330 scientists from around the world so far, called for governments to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).Since MIT’s administration has made the climate issue a major focus for the Institute, with...