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  • 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 · 75 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.
  • 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...