Skip to comments.Coal Stops Global Warming?
Posted on 07/06/2011 4:47:13 PM PDT by Kaslin
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 global warming. We are asking that here in Boulder (Colo.), where we have broken records the past two days for the coldest days on record. We had 4 inches of snow."
Trenberth also says: "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment, and it is a travesty that we can't."
An ironic answer to where the heck global warming is may be found in a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a team of two geographers and two economists headed by professor Robert Kaufmann at Boston University (BU). That answer is: increased coal burning from China.
Global warmers have long charged that burning coal releases carbon dioxide that traps heat from the sun, raising temperatures, and dangerously so. But it also emits particles of sulfur that help block the sun's rays and cool the earth.
"During the Chinese economic expansion, there was a huge increase in sulfur emissions," Kaufmann noted.
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Sounds like we need to set up a racket that sells carbon offsets to the worst polluters. The polluters will get to feel good about the carbon offsets, and we will get money. Win-Win.
Freedom is slavery.
War is peace.
“Coal Stops Global Warming?”
Just not in the U.S,
A nuclear winter would eliminate global warming¿?
Coal mining and coal burning seem to be the only real “green” jobs being created. Too bad so many of those jobs are in Communist China. Green jobs in the USA depend on junk science, government subsidy, and elimination of perfectly good traditional manufacturing industry.
What ever happened to acid rain?
20 yrs ago that was all the MSM talked about and it was gonna kill all of us.
The benefit of circular logic is you always know where you are going.
They use coal with less sulphur, and they put scrubbers on the smokestacks to reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen and oxides of sulphur.
So, according to this article, preventing acid rain causes global warming?
Somebody has to be set-up as the new bad guy as we go into the cooling cycle. Been there, seen that 30+ years ago.
Global warming ping.
Acid rain is another myth perpetrated by those who seek to control our lives and repeal the Industrial revolurion.
“Records shows that each year, in United States and Canada, nearly 550 premature death takes place due to acid rain.”
Let me get my score card out!
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