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  • We agree, global warming propaganda shouldn’t be in schools

    02/21/2012 2:18:16 PM PST · by landsbaum · 9 replies
    Our friends up the freeway at that Los Angeles newspaper courageously have come out against asking “teachers to lie to” students about global warming. We agree. Teachers should stop repeating the Al Gore mantra that the world has a fever and that it’s our fault. Except, sadly, that’s not what the L.A. Times meant...
  • Global warmists on the ropes

    02/21/2012 12:34:12 PM PST · by landsbaum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    We wrote over the weekend about the “Global-warming skeptics gaining upper hand” and heard from readers who agree with and applaud the news, which always is good to hear. Then we were delighted to see the latest in the back-and-forth dueling columns in the Wall Street Journal advance the cause with clarity and truth. In short, the esteemed scientists who sparked the back-and-forth commentary in the Journal’s pages, summed up their case against global warming alarmism thus: . . .
  • Who says manmade CO2 causes catastrophic global warming?

    02/07/2012 5:03:17 PM PST · by landsbaum · 12 replies
    We enjoyed the letter to the Wall Street Journal last week from 16 scientists who said there’s “no need to panic about global warming,” and of course it drew a response from a warming faction of scientists saying essentially, “yes there is.” Adding some perspective to this they-said/they-said back and forth is yet another letter we saw today from Martin Hertzberg . . .
  • 5-0 Vote Kills Off Cap-Trade (NM)

    02/07/2012 9:42:01 AM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 7, 2012 | Michael Hartranft
    SANTA FE – The state Environmental Improvement Board voted 5-0 Monday to repeal a controversial cap-and-trade regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nullifying a struggling program before it got off the ground. A partnership of seven states originally envisioned to participate in the cap-and-trade program had dwindled to two, board Chairman Deborah Peacock said. “The intent was that all these states would be doing this cap and trading, and everyone’s dropped (out) except for California and New Mexico,” she said. “That, to me, was very significant.” The ruling reversed a 2010 decision of the previous board appointed by then-Gov. Bill...
  • Another Global Warming Oops Moment

    02/06/2012 1:16:48 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 16 replies
    Today we have yet another example of what was unintended, but probably could have been seen coming had our government know-it-alls not been blinded by their ideological mission. We call these Global Warming Oops Moments. There’s no shortage of them. “While President Barack Obama is touting clean energy such as wind farms, a group of American scientists are raising alarm bells that wind turbines increase the effects of global warming, as well as killing birds that fall prey to the deadly spinning blades,” says an item from Dallasblog.com.
  • Electric cars for an ice age?

    02/06/2012 11:37:16 AM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 9 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 2-5-2012 | Mark Landsbaum
    Call it global warming schizophrenia. It's the disconnect between what really is happening and what global warming alarmists demand must happen. For example, many government officials and government-paid scientists insist the world risks being incinerated because humans generate a little more carbon dioxide than they used to. But they completely ignore the reality that CO2 hasn't proved to be a threat, let alone the horrific danger they make it out to be. Why must they pretend this fiction to be true? Because so much rides on it.
  • Another Global Warming Oops Moment, and it’s a dilly

    01/27/2012 10:02:41 AM PST · by landsbaum · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal has a letter today signed by 16 noteworthy scientists who wanted to go on the record about global warming. What they had to say constitutes today’s Global Warming Oops Moment, one of those delightful public displays that reveal the emperor has no clothes. We quote:...
  • Global warming quote of the day

    01/26/2012 5:05:50 PM PST · by landsbaum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    It’s been a few days since our last Global Warming Quote of the Day, and because our readers probably have yearned for another, we bring you without further ado, today’s Global Warming Quote of the Day. “I don’t pursue the electrification of the automobile out of any fear I might have of planetary meltdown. . .
  • Playing global warming games with glaciers

    01/19/2012 12:33:15 PM PST · by landsbaum · 4 replies
    Over at Real Science they have pulled back the curtain on another of the global warmists’ deceptive tactics. We will republish here what they have to say, which is so revealing of the way the warmists work:
  • Cap and trade tax ahead

    01/13/2012 10:39:05 AM PST · by landsbaum · 5 replies
    Although the faux science behind global warming alarmism has been amply exposed for its pretensions and errors, the warmists don’t much care. They have their regulations in place. They no longer have to resort to this tactic... Brace yourself. “Gov. Jerry Brown has found a new pot of money to help him fill a $9-billion hole in his proposed budget: $1 billion from auctioning credits to allow California companies to emit greenhouse gases,” reports today’s Los Angeles Times. And you thought it was about saving the planet? It’s always been about money and control. Your money, their control. . ....
  • Texas leads U.S. in greenhouse gas emissions

    01/12/2012 6:44:06 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    chron.com ^ | 11 Jan 2012 | Matthew Tresaugue
    As the nation's light switch and gas pump, Texas releases far more greenhouse gases into the air than any other state, according to federal data released Wednesday. Texas' coal-fired power plants and oil refineries generated 294 million tons of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in 2010, more than the next two states - Pennsylvania and Florida - combined, the data shows. The Environmental Protection Agency released the data by industrial facility for the first time as part of a broader effort to reduce emissions linked to global warming. The agency collected data from more than 6,700 industrial facilities that...
  • Scripps blockbuster: Ocean acidification happens all the time — naturally

    01/08/2012 8:33:36 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    JoNova ^ | January 9th, 2012 | Joanne
    There goes another scare campaign.Until recently we had very little data about real time changes in ocean pH around the world. Finally autonomous sensors placed in a variety of ecosystems “from tropical to polar, open-ocean to coastal, kelp forest to coral reef” give us the information we needed.It turns out that far from being a stable pH, spots all over the world are constantly changing. One spot in the ocean varied by an astonishing 1.4 pH units regularly. All our human emissions are projected by models to change the world’s oceans by about 0.3 pH units over the next 90...
  • Car makers risk €10 billion fine for EU carbon breach

    12/20/2011 6:30:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    AFP via EUBusiness.com ^ | 20 December 2011, 23:14 CET
    A handful of car makers risk potential fines of €10 billion ($13 billion) for failing to meet European targets on carbon emissions in 2012, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Tuesday. "If car manufacturers make no further improvements in carbon efficiency of new cars between 2010 and 2012, non-compliant manufacturers could face fines which in total would add up to €10 billion," the EAA said. Large auto manufacturers face being fined if they fail to meet a directive for lowering emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the principal greenhouse gas. The emissions target across the industry is an average of...
  • Durban climate change conference: Big three of US, China and India agree to cut carbon emissions

    12/11/2011 10:26:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 4+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12/11/11 | Louise Gray
    Durban - A new deal to "save the planet" will force the world's three biggest emitters the US, China and India to cut carbon emissions for the first time, although scientists fear it will come too late to stop global warming. More than 190 countries managed to finally agree a new climate change deal amid chaotic scenes in the early hours of Sunday morning in Durban, South Africa. (Snip) In the end the wording was decided in an extraordinary 10 minute 'huddle' between the exhausted ministers to decide the fate of future generations.
  • UN Climate Draft demands 'rights of Mother Earth' & 'New International Climate Court'

    12/09/2011 9:11:11 AM PST · by ClimateDepot.com · 24 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | December 9, 2011 | Christopher Monckton
    Exclusive Special to Climate Depot - Lord Christopher Monckton reports from UN Climate Summit Durban: what the media are not telling you By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Durban, South Africa DURBAN, South Africa -- “No high hopes for Durban.” “Binding treaty unlikely.” “No deal this year.” Thus ran the headlines. The profiteering UN bureaucrats here think otherwise. Their plans to establish a world government paid for by the West on the pretext of dealing with the non-problem of “global warming” are now well in hand. As usual, the mainstream media have simply not reported what is in the draft...
  • Carbon dioxide emissions show record jump

    12/06/2011 10:01:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 06 December 2011
    Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have soared in the last 20 years, giving the world much less chance of avoiding dangerous climate change, new data show. The research was published as lead negotiators were arriving at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, where prospects of a new global treaty on climate change appeared to have stalled, with deep divisions between developed and developing countries. Emissions from burning fossil fuels rose by 5.9% in 2010, bringing the total rise since 1990—the baseline year for calculating emissions under the Kyoto protocol—to 49%. Measured over two decades, that is...
  • Monckton on sensitivity training at Durban

    12/05/2011 9:50:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 5, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    It. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.From Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Durban, South AfricaIt. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen. This is the ghastly secret that almost all the delegates here in Durban are desperate to conceal. Paper after paper, result after result, shows that the “global warming” we can expect from a doubling of CO2 concentration this century is just one Celsius degree or perhaps 2 Fahrenheit degrees, not the 3-4 C° once predicted by the UN’s well-tarnished climate panel. When a journalist with South Africa’s national broadcaster interviewed me in the conference center, I told him the climate scam was just that –...
  • CO2 climate sensitivity 'overestimated'

    11/26/2011 9:48:08 AM PST · by americanophile · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jennifer Carpenter
    Global temperatures could be less sensitive to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels than previously thought, a study suggests. The researchers said people should still expect to see "drastic changes" in climate worldwide, but that the risk was a little less imminent. The results are published in Science. Previous climate models have tended to used meteorological measurements from the past 150 years to estimate the climate's sensitivity to rising CO2. From these models, scientists find it difficult to narrow their projections down to a single figure with any certainty, and instead project a range of temperatures that they expect, given...
  • CO2 climate sensitivity 'overestimated'

    11/25/2011 9:03:11 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25 November 2011 | Jennifer Carpenter
    Global temperatures could be less sensitive to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels than previously thought, a study suggests. The researchers said people should still expect to see "drastic changes" in climate worldwide, but that the risk was a little less imminent. The results are published in Science. Previous climate models have tended to used meteorological measurements from the past 150 years to estimate the climate's sensitivity to rising CO2. From these models, scientists find it difficult to narrow their projections down to a single figure with any certainty, and instead project a range of temperatures that they expect, given...
  • Climate Sensitivity to Carbon Dioxide More Limited Than Extreme Projections, Research Shows

    11/26/2011 4:09:13 AM PST · by Salman · 19 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Nov. 24, 2011 | Science Daily
    ScienceDaily (Nov. 24, 2011) — A new study suggests that the rate of global warming from doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide may be less than the most dire estimates of some previous studies -- and, in fact, may be less severe than projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report in 2007. Authors of the study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation's Paleoclimate Program and published online this week in the journal Science, say that global warming is real and that increases in atmospheric CO2 will have multiple serious impacts. However, the most Draconian projections of temperature...
  • Study: CO2 may not warm the planet as much as thought

    11/25/2011 5:29:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 11/25/2011 | by Michael Marshall
    The climate may be less sensitive to carbon dioxide than we thought – and temperature rises this century could be smaller than expected. That's the surprise result of a new analysis of the last ice age. However, the finding comes from considering just one climate model, and unless it can be replicated using other models, researchers are dubious that it is genuine. As more greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere, more heat is trapped and temperatures go up – but by how much? The best estimates say that if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doubles, temperatures will rise...
  • Superhero Oil-burping Algae Will Save The World

    11/22/2011 7:37:59 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 25 replies
    www.theregister ^ | 22nd November 2011 | Andrew Orlowski
    No more war, no more tree-hugging hippies lecturing you There are (at least) around 60 startups hoping to produce oil and diesel biologically, with accelerated fermentation or photosynthesis techniques to produce an end product that is 100 per cent compatible with the existing infrastructure. Some, for example, tweak the algae to make them do photosynthesis anything from 40 to 100 times more efficiently. LS9 received $30m in funding and has a one-step process to convert sugar to create renewable petrol. It expects production within five years. If oil prices remain high, say over $40 or $50 a barrel, then it's...
  • Cap-Trade Rule Hearing Wraps Up (NM)

    11/16/2011 3:10:35 PM PST · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Tuesday November 15, 2011 | Michael Hartranft
    New Mexico has already been passed over for some gas and oil projects because of regulatory uncertainties, a witness for opponents of the state’s cap-and-trade rule told the Environmental Improvement Board on Tuesday. The board, which concluded three days of technical testimony, also heard from a climate change expert who said the science is still in flux and that its impacts on New Mexico health and resources can’t be predicted with accuracy. John Christy, an atmospheric science professor and contributor to United Nations reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said cap and trade would have no meaningful impact...
  • Climate Change: Rapid Spike in Carbon Dioxide Emissions Shocks Researchers

    11/04/2011 2:54:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/04/2011 | Gerald Traufetter and Christian Schwägerl
    International attempts at climate regulation have failed on a number of levels. With CO2 emissions rising much more than predicted between 2009 and 2010, the goal of capping global warming at a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius now seems elusive. But political interest in changing course has waned. … …(T)he widespread indifference stands in disturbing contrast to the grim facts. According to the latest calculations of the US Department of Energy, CO2 emissions are rising sharply. Some 512 million more tons of greenhouse gases were emitted from smoke stacks, exhaust pipes and agricultural land. "That means we're beyond the scenarios...
  • Editorial: Pollution czars' plan to choke California business

    10/26/2011 11:33:59 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 14 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 10-26-2011 | Orange County Register editorial boarad
    California foolishly is going where Congress fears to tread, and where even European global warming zealots are backing away. Nevertheless, an unelected, virtually unaccountable board of government overseers has voted unanimously to impose mandatory cap-and-trade regulations on California businesses that will likely kill jobs, chase companies out of state and impose $2 billion in new taxes, all in a Quixotic quest to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a highly questionable, perhaps meaningless, goal...
  • California's Economic Suicide

    10/25/2011 4:24:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 25, 2011 | Editor
    The Weather: Regulations finalized by the California Air Resources Board establish the nation's first state-run cap-and-trade regime. Despite Solyndra, the state will gather solar panels while it may. The 262 pages of regulations implementing California's 2006 global warming legislation, Assembly Bill 32, approved by CARB last Thursday, will probably reduce employment more than it reduces emissions. The only thing it will cap is economic growth by bleeding a patient that is already hemorrhaging red ink. Signed into law in 2006 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the cap-and-trade regulations are intended to force California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels...
  • Rick Perry has made Texas one of the most industry-friendly states in the nation

    10/19/2011 7:41:33 PM PDT · by Clairity · 50 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct 17, 201 | AP
    Gov. Rick Perry likes to say the best way to promote economic growth is to reduce regulation. When it comes to the environment, Perry has made Texas one of the most industry-friendly states in the nation. Perry has cut funding for clean air programs and sued the Environmental Protection Agency to avoid enforcing laws to make the air cleaner. As part of his Republican presidential campaign, he routinely blasts the White House for tightening environmental standards. "As president, I would roll back the radical agenda of President Obama's job-killing Environmental Protection Agency," Perry wrote recently in an op-ed for the...
  • Ruling: Polar bears can’t be used to regulate CO2

    10/18/2011 8:37:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | October 18, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Some good news on the ridiculous polar bears are endangered because of climate change front. It seems the linkage to CO2 has been..ahem, denied. I like this part: Sullivan said that Fish and Wildlife Service failed to conduct a proper environmental review when creating the protections for the polar bear. The agency must now go back and conduct an environmental assessment of the outcome of the rule, and consider other options. Oh, that’s gotta hurt.Alaska Representative Don Young said: The lawsuits to list the polar bear as endangered were never about protecting polar bears. Instead they were nothing more than...
  • The Death of the Kyoto Process Climate Change Negotiations

    10/18/2011 2:31:42 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 16 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | October 18th 2011 | Christian Schwägerl and Gerald Traufetter
    There seems little possibility that next month's climate summit in Durban will produce an emissions reduction agreement -- meaning the world will soon lack any binding CO2 targets. Europe may soon find itself alone in the fight against global warming. A climate catastrophe descended on the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin early last week. Politicians and diplomats from around the world were attending a conference to discuss how global warming will affect the world. They examined scenarios depicting how millions of people living in coastal areas could escape flooding, what will happen to the fishing and mineral rights of island...
  • News Release - National Academies: Ethanol Worsens Greenhouse Gases

    10/16/2011 6:20:15 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    News Release - National Academies: Ethanol Worsens Greenhouse Gases Published October 4, 2011 Washington, D.C. -- A new report by the National Academy of Sciences has found that corn ethanol production increases greenhouse gas emissions and damages soil, air, water and wildlife habitat. As well it says advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol are unlikely to prove practical substitutes for either corn ethanol or fossil fuels. “This report highlights the severe damage to the environment from corn-based ethanol,” said Sheila Karpf, EWG’s legislative and policy analyst. “It underscores just how misguided U.S. biofuels policy has become. It catalogs the environmentally...
  • Columbus blamed for Little Ice Age

    10/13/2011 2:17:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 118 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | 10-22-11 | Devin Powell
    Depopulation of Americas may have cooled climate MINNEAPOLIS — By sailing to the New World, Christopher Columbus and the other explorers who followed may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe’s climate for centuries. The European conquest of the Americas decimated the people living there, leaving large areas of cleared land untended. Trees that filled in this territory pulled billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, diminishing the heat-trapping capacity of the atmosphere and cooling climate, says Richard Nevle, a geochemist at Stanford University. “We have a massive reforestation event that’s sequestering carbon … coincident...
  • EPA to Eliminate Carbon Dioxide in Soft Drinks

    10/04/2011 10:12:54 AM PDT · by alancarp · 76 replies
    Semi-news/semi-satire | self
    WASHINGTON, DC (R) - In the latest move to control the emission of the greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will soon hold hearings on a sweeping set of proposed regulations to phase out the use of CO2 in the soft drink industry. EPA spokeswoman Adora Andy told an ad hoc press gathering Tuesday morning that EPA research has found dangerous levels of CO2 use in common soft drinks, and that the agency will be moving swiftly to meet this challenge. "Of all non-industrial applications, soft drinks by far pose the greatest risk to our...
  • Japan:Palm oil may not be 'environmentally friendly' as commonly believed, researchers say

    09/30/2011 5:17:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Palm oil may not be 'environmentally friendly' as commonly believed, researchers say Thirty years after tropical rain forests were cleared and replaced with oil palms, the amount of carbon being stored is 65 percent less than the original amount, a National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) team has found. Carbon that was once stored in forest is feared to have been released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, contributing to global warming. Oil palm cultivation has expanded dramatically in recent years, as the demand for palm oil in making environmentally-friendly soaps and biofuel has risen. The latest analysis results, which...
  • EPA’s greenhouse gas science didn’t follow its own peer review procedure, Inspector General says

    09/28/2011 9:17:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The data process used to arrive at the administration’s determination that greenhouse gases endanger “the public health and welfare” violated the Environmental Protection Agency’s own peer review procedure, a new report from the EPA Office of the Inspector General reveals.Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, requested this report in April, asking that the OIG determine whether the EPA “followed key federal and Agency regulations and policies in developing and reviewing the technical data used to make and support its greenhouse gases endangerment finding.” Now, Inhofe is calling for a series of...
  • Carbon dioxide blamed for Pooler McDonald's death (followup as to the cause of death)

    09/15/2011 12:18:35 AM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies · 1+ views
    savannahnow.com ^ | 9-15-11 | Constance Cooper
    Carbon dioxide leaking into the walls of a Pooler McDonald’s caused an 80-year-old woman to die last week, investigators have found. It’s the third time in six years carbon dioxide sickened people at a U.S. McDonald’s. Pooler police chief Mark Revenew said Anne Felton of Ponte Vedra, Fla., died of asphyxiation after carbon dioxide, used to make the restaurant’s sodas fizzy, leaked into the women’s bathroom of the McDonald’s on Sept. 7. Revenew said a line used to funnel excess carbon dioxide out of the restaurant got disconnected. The gas, which is kept in tanks in a back room of...
  • The Emily Litella moment for climate science and CO2 ?

    08/06/2011 4:43:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | August 5, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    There is quite a bit of buzz surrounding a talk and pending paper from Prof. Murry Salby  the Chair of Climate, of Macquarie University. Aussie Jo Nova has excellent commentary, as has Andrew Bolt in his blog. I’m sure others will weigh in soon. In a nutshell, the issue is rather simple, yet powerful. Salby is arguing that atmospheric CO2 increase that we observe is a product of temperature increase, and not the other way around, meaning it is a product of natural variation. This goes back to the 800 year lead/lag issue related to the paleo temperature and CO2...
  • Doomed Planet

    07/07/2011 9:43:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | 7/6/2011 | John McClean
    Perhaps you have very publicly expressed your belief in dangerous man-made warming, just as many media organisations and politicians have done? Who could blame you, for the United Nations, through its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC) is adamant that manmade emissions of CO2 are to blame for higher temperatures during the late 20th century. The media duly reports this to the world, assuming that surely the IPCC knows what it is talking about. On it goes, with a new prediction of disaster every week and hardly a word to be seen or heard from anyone who disagrees with the...
  • Coal Stops Global Warming?

    07/06/2011 4:47:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 6, 2011 | Staff
    Weather Science: Climate alarmists are now explaining away their failed predictions by claiming China's power plants emit sulfur dioxide that cancels out carbon dioxide emissions. So should we burn more coal? Among the emails unearthed during ClimateGate, when scientists working at or with Britain's Climate Research Unit conspired to "hide the decline" in global temperatures, is one from Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research to Michael Mann, inventor of the now-discredited "hockey stick" graph that purported to show sudden and dangerous man-induced temperature rise. Trenberth says: "Well, I have my own article on where the heck is...
  • Humans Spew More Carbon Dioxide than All of Earth's Volcanoes

    06/14/2011 1:33:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/14/11 | Stephanie Pappas - LiveScience
    Explosive volcanic eruptions might be attention grabbing, but a new review of research finds that their environmental impact pales in comparison to human activities. According to the research, humans put out the same amount of carbon dioxide in three to five days that all of the volcanoes on Earth put out in one year. "Anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions dwarf global volcanic carbon dioxide emissions," study researcher Terrance Gerlach, of the U.S. Geological Survey, said in a statement. Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. Gerlach crunched the carbon dioxide numbers from earlier studies of...
  • 1990 IPCC Predictions Confront the Data

    06/11/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Clive Best climate blog ^ | June 9, 2011 | CLIVE BEST
    The latest global temperature measurements are available for both satellite data [3] and for the Hadley CRU temperature data [2], so I thought it would be interesting to compare these with the predictions made in 1990 by the first IPCC report. There is now sufficient data to test whether the GCM modeling of greenhouse gases used by the IPCC really matches up to reality. . .CO2 levels in the atmosphere have continued to rise over the last 10 years but temperatures have not risen since 2000. This implies that CO2 is not the main driver of global temperatures on these...
  • Industry begins to count the true cost of 'climate change'

    06/11/2011 11:56:55 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 26 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 11, 2011 | Christopher Booker
    Heavy industry in Europe faces a crippling bill for global warming. Lately, it seems, ever more people have been waking up to the almost unimaginable scale of this disaster now roaring down on us. As one power company last week raised its charges by an average ÂŁ200 a year, it was claimed by the Global Warming Policy Foundation that a fifth of our soaring energy bills are now accounted for by the hidden subsidies and other costs imposed by the drive to "decarbonise" our electricity supplies. The GWPF has also published a magisterial paper by Lord Turnbull, who was head...
  • The world's woodland is getting denser and change could help combat climate change

    06/05/2011 10:32:05 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2011 | DailyMail Reporter
    For years exponents of climate change theories have used images of deforestation to support their cause. However, the density of forests and woodland across much of the world is actually increasing, according to a respected scientific study. The change, which is being dubbed the 'Great Reversal', could be crucial in reducing atmospheric carbon, which is linked to climate change. In countries from Finland to Malaysia, the thickening has taken place so quickly that it has reversed the carbon losses caused by deforestation between 1990 and 2010. In Britain, forest density has increased by 10.8 per cent from 2000 to 2010...
  • Republican’s Climate Solution: Clear-Cut the Rain Forest

    05/27/2011 5:11:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | May 26, 2011 | JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF
    Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, needs to hit the science books, forestry experts suggest. They reached that conclusion after hearing Mr. Rohrabacher declare during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday that clear-cutting the world’s rain forests might eliminate the production of greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.
  • The Galileo Movement - Aussies go to work to combat Climate Change scam

    05/21/2011 8:51:15 AM PDT · by Baynative · 38 replies · 1+ views
    The Galileo Movement ^ | current | Website
    "Nature's 97% production of Earth's annual CO2 production is a wonderful blessing essential for all life on Earth. How can humanity's 3% be harmful? It cannot." -
  • Australian Federal Police could become carbon cops

    05/19/2011 9:01:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 19, 2011 | by Ben Packham
    THE Australian Federal Police could be required to investigate new climate change offences under Julia Gillard's carbon tax, sparking concerns over the agency's resourcing. As Julia Gillard today declared her carbon tax would be “shyster” proof. Climate Change Minister Greg Combet's office said enforcement arrangements under the proposed carbon tax were yet to be finalised. But AFPA president Jim Torr said there was little doubt the AFP would be required to play a role in policing the scheme. “Tax evasion is one of the big things the AFP works on,” he told The Australian Online. “This will be another area...
  • Melting icebergs fertilize ocean

    05/18/2011 4:42:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    sciencenews.org ^ | May 16, 2011 | Janet Raloff
    Efforts to remove climate-warming carbon dioxide from Earth’s atmosphere appear to be getting a helping hand from a surprising source: the iron in meltwater from Antarctic icebergs. Icebergs calving off of Antarctica are shedding substantial iron — the equivalent of a growth-boosting vitamin — into waters starved of the mineral, a new set of studies demonstrates. This iron is fertilizing the growth of microscopic plants and algae, transforming the waters adjacent to ice floes into teeming communities of everything from tiny shrimplike krill to fish, birds and sometimes mammals.
  • Sucking carbon dioxide from air too costly, say physicists

    05/12/2011 4:26:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    nature.com ^ | May 11, 2011 | Richard Van Noorden
    Mopping carbon dioxide directly from the sky costs too much be an economically viable way to mitigate global warming, a two-year study by 13 physicists has found (press release). One method, using reactive chemicals, would cost at least $600 to remove each tonne of CO2 from the air – around eight times more pricey than capturing the gas from the industrial flue stacks of power plants, the report [pdf] concludes. The study – published by the American Physical Society on 9 May – doesn’t put a figure on the costs of innovative technologies from researchers and private companies who claim...
  • Carbon and Carbon Dioxide: Clearing Up the Confusion

    04/30/2011 5:37:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2011 | Paul Driessen
    We are constantly bombarded with information – much of it inaccurate, misleading, even deliberately so. We are frequently told we must reduce carbon emissions, support “carbon disclosure” and invest in “carbon trusts” – to prevent catastrophic global warming, global climate change or global climate “disruption.” News stories, advocacy and lobbying activities, and corporate “ethics” promotions frequently use “carbon” and “carbon dioxide” almost interchangeably; some occasionally talk about “dangerous carbon monoxide emissions.” Torn by misplaced hydrocarbon guilt, wanting to do right ecologically, and often scientifically challenged, people are naturally confused. Because so much is at stake – for our energy supplies...
  • Obama drops climate change talk as green movement fizzles

    04/28/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1:21 p.m. EDT, April 27, 2011 | By Jonah Goldberg
    The public is increasingly skeptical of global warming and far more worried about the economy than the environmentWhat the heck went wrong?" That, apparently, is the question roiling the environmental community as it realizes that the fight against climate change has fizzled. As Brad Plumer writes in the New Republic, everything was looking great in 2008 for a sweeping effort to make good on candidate Barack Obama's pledge to start turning back the rising oceans. The Democrats held Congress. Both John McCain and Mr. Obama had promised to push for capping carbon emissions. Corporations had gotten on board. Al Gore...
  • Cloud computing and Internet use suck energy, emit CO2, says Greenpeace

    04/24/2011 11:16:39 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 22 Apr 2011 | Tiffany Hsu
    Clicking on all those viral videos, chain emails, celebrity tweets and paparazzi photos online sucks up enough energy to rank the Internet –- if it were a country -– fifth in the world for electricity use. That’s more power than Russia uses, according to a new report about cloud-computing from Greenpeace. Computer servers in data centers account for about 2% of global energy demand, growing about 12% a year, according to the group. The servers, Greenpeace said, can suck up as much power as 50,000 average U.S. homes. But most of what powers the cloud comes from coal and nuclear...