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  • You’ve Heard of Outsourced Jobs, but Outsourced Pollution?

    09/04/2018 9:45:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 4, 2018 | Brad Plumer
    Over the past decade, both the United States and Europe have made major strides in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions at home. That trend is often held up as a sign of progress in the fight against climate change. But those efforts look a lot less impressive once you take trade into account. Many wealthy countries have effectively “outsourced” a big chunk of their carbon pollution overseas, by importing more steel, cement and other goods from factories in China and other places, rather than producing it domestically. Britain, for instance, slashed domestic emissions within its own borders by one-third between...
  • Scientists find way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere

    08/14/2018 10:36:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 113 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Aug. 14, 2018 | Goldschmidt Conference
    Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale, it opens the door to removing CO2 from the atmosphere for long-term storage, thus countering the global warming effect of atmospheric CO2. This work is presented at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston. Project leader, Professor Ian Power (Trent University, Ontario, Canada) said: "Our work shows two things. Firstly, we have explained how and how fast magnesite forms naturally. This is a process which takes hundreds to thousands of years in nature at Earth's surface. The second...
  • Carbon Dioxide ‘Leak’ in Southern Ocean May Have Warmed Earth for 11,000 Years

    08/13/2018 3:01:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies
    Sci-News ^ | Aug 1, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    “We think we may have found the answer. Increased circulation in the Southern Ocean allowed carbon dioxide to leak into the atmosphere, working to warm the planet,” said Princeton University’s Professor Daniel Sigman, co-author of the study. For years, researchers have known that growth and sinking of phytoplankton pumps carbon dioxide deep into the ocean, a process often referred to as the ‘biological pump.’ “The biological pump is driven mostly by the low latitude ocean but is undone closer to the poles, where carbon dioxide is vented back to the atmosphere by the rapid exposure of deep waters to the...
  • Scientists Predict Mass Extinction Could Be Triggered By 2100

    08/04/2018 7:57:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 89 replies
    July 28, 2018Earth, Environment Scientists Predict Mass Extinction Could Be Triggered By 2100 by Ben Renner BOSTON — Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) predict that by 2100, the earth’s oceans will contain so much carbon that a sixth mass extinction will begin. “This is not saying that disaster occurs the next day,” explains Daniel Rothman, a professor of geophysics in the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, about his recent study in a media release. “It’s saying that, if left unchecked, the carbon cycle would move into a realm which would be no longer stable,...
  • U.S. CO2 Levels Drop Again — So Why Aren't Green Groups Rejoicing?

    07/13/2018 11:46:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/13/2018
    Once more, science provides bad news for global warming alarmists. U.S. CO2 levels again declined during 2017, despite overall global output again rising. Credit U.S. fracking and the natural gas boom. But don't worry: the hysteria won't end. The new report, based on U.S. data, shows clearly the U.S. continuing downward trend. "The U.S. emitted 15.6 metric tons of CO2 per person in 1950," wrote the Daily Caller. "After rising for decades, it's declined in recent years to 15.8 metric tons per person in 2017, the lowest measured levels in 67 years." That's right. 67 years. Green groups and leftist...
  • Why You Won’t Find Ice Cream On Flights From London This Week

    07/02/2018 11:21:04 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 41 replies
    Europe is the midst of a severe CO2 (carbon dioxide) shortage. One result is a shortage of dry ice, which impacts an airlines’ ability to offer ice cream onboard. Now, airlines like United have been forced to suspend ice cream sundae service on flights out of London. Without getting too technical or boring you to death, most CO2 used for food-processing is created in ammonia plants in Europe. These plants are predominantly in the United Kingdom, Norway, the Netherlands and France. The biggest use for CO2 is in fertilizers, with demand peaking during the cooler months. Consequently, many plants shut...
  • Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    06/20/2018 4:29:44 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 35 replies
    apnews.com ^ | Today | AP
    LONDON (AP) — No beer at this time of year? A British trade group says there’s a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. Gavin Partington, director-general of the British Soft Drinks Association, says the shortage is due to the closure of several production sites for various reasons, including seasonal maintenance. But industry publication Gasworld says the situation is worse this year because normal maintenance has coincided with technical issues at chemical plants that also produce carbon dioxide.
  • Rising CO2 poses bigger climate threat than warming, study says

    06/12/2018 12:56:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | June 12, 2018 | by Brooks Hays
    Even if global warming is curbed and the increase in global temperature is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, scientists warn rising CO2 concentrations could still trigger a dangerous increase in extreme weather. Broadly speaking, more CO2 translates to higher temperatures, but the relationship between atmosphere and climate is complex, and scientists say there are scenarios in which warming could be limited to 1.5 degrees, despite a sizable increase in atmospheric CO2. New climate models developed by researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford suggest CO2 levels, not global temperatures, are a better predictor of the most...
  • Scientists Prove Limestone Can Form Quickly

    06/08/2018 8:08:27 AM PDT · by fishtank · 93 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-7-18 | Tim Clarey, PhD
    Scientists Prove Limestone Can Form Quickly BY TIM CLAREY, PH.D. * | THURSDAY, JUNE 07, 2018 Many environmentalists are concerned with the anthropogenic production of carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels. Research projects are being funded across the globe to find ways to sequester the “extra” CO2 produced by these processes in an effort to save our planet. These results show that the primary minerals that compose limestone can rapidly form—easily within the timeframe of the global Flood in Genesis. One of these projects was discussed recently in an article by Valeria Perasso of the BBC News Service.1 She...
  • Mission 2018: bring the Paris climate pact to life

    04/28/2018 4:10:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | April 28, 2018 | Marlowe Hood
    Front-line negotiators from more than 190 nations gathering for climate talks in Bonn on Monday face a daunting task: bring the 2015 Paris Agreement to life. The world's only climate treaty pledges to cap global warming at "well under" two degrees Celsius and prevent manmade CO2 from leeching into the atmosphere by century's end. But it left a mountain of critical rules and procedures to be worked out. "This may sound like a technical exercise, but it matters," Todd Stern, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and the top climate diplomat under Barack Obama, said in...
  • 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 Niño 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...