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  • China Proves It: Obama Really Was A Sap

    11/29/2019 8:46:14 AM PST · by MassMinuteman · 29 replies
    Remember when President Barack Obama was running around telling everyone how he’d convinced China to get serious about cutting its carbon dioxide emissions? A new report shows that Obama was easily duped. Over the course of three years, Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to, he said, agree to “climate targets” (in 2014), “lay out additional actions” (in 2015), and sign the Paris Agreement (2016). In typical Obama understatement, he declared that “we may see this as the moment that we finally decided to save our planet.” Of course, anyone who looked at what China was promising could see...
  • Silver bullet to hit us all (More climate change crap)

    11/16/2019 11:08:10 PM PST · by robowombat · 27 replies
    Maritime Bulletin ^ | November 13, 2019 4:09 am | Mikhail Voytenko
    Silver bullet to hit us allMikhail Voytenko November 13, 2019 4:09 am A silver bullet hits shipping, killing everything on its’ path, in form of new research commissioned by campaign groups Seas At Risk and Transport and Environment. “Speed reduction is the closest thing to a silver bullet the IMO will ever see,” said Seas at Risk’s senior policy advisor John Maggs. “We’ve got a win from a climate point of view, we’ve got a win from a human health point of view, we’ve got a win for marine nature, we’ve got a potential safety gain, and up to a...
  • Nobody knows what’s creating oxygen on Mars

    11/14/2019 11:29:07 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 55 replies
    BGR ^ | 13 November 2019 | Mike Wehner
    NASA’s Curiosity rover returned some seriously surprising data to Earth earlier this year, with readings of elevated methane levels that were hard to explain. Subsequent tests attempted to pin down the cause of the higher-than-expected readings but scientists have yet to come up with a definitive answer. Now, as questions about methane continue to swirl, scientists studying the behavior of gasses on Mars have noticed that oxygen on the Red Planet also acts much differently than it does on Earth. The observations were made in the Gale Crater, which the rover has called home since it landed there back in...
  • What the University of Alabama's Football Stadium Tells Us about CO2

    11/10/2019 5:47:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American ^ | November 10, 2019 | John Eidson
    Given the relentless drumbeat of terrifying claims about the alleged perils of global warming, uninformed people might be inclined to assume that human use of fossil fuels is causing so much havoc that the atmosphere is in danger of being dominated by carbon dioxide, the most vilified molecule in history. As a matter of scientific fact, CO2 comprises a virtually infinitesimal part of the air that blankets our planet. Over geological time, CO2 has reached as high as 8,000 parts per million. The current concentration of 400 parts per million is at the low end of the average over millions...
  • Inconvenient study: Methane seepage from the Arctic seabed has been occurring for millions of years

    02/07/2015 6:11:53 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies ^ | February 6, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    Despite the ever present wailing from green activists that we are sitting on a “methane catastrophe”, it’s simply business as usual for Earth in the Arctic. Even Dr. Gavin Schmidt of NASA GISS thinks the issue is “implausible”. This study further confirms that the issue is just another emotional overblown green issue of no merit.Methane seepage from the Arctic seabed occurring for millions of yearsFrom the Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Climate and EnvironmentMethane gas flares, up to 800 meters high, rise from the Arctic Ocean floor. That is the size of the tallest building in the world, Burj...
  • Trump Just Formally Pulled the U.S. Out of the Paris Agreement. This Is a Dark Day for America.

    11/05/2019 6:20:18 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 103 replies
    Carnegie Endowment ^ | November 04, 2019 | John Kerry, Chuck Hagel
    On Monday, President Trump took the step he promised in 2017 to officially withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change, which every other country on Earth has signed. This is not America first; once again, it’s America isolated.
  • Ancient air challenges prominent explanation for a shift in glacial cycles

    10/30/2019 3:10:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies ^ | 10/30/2019
    During the past 2.6 million years, Earth’s climate has alternated between warm periods known as interglacials, when conditions were similar to those of today, and cold glacials, when ice sheets spread across North America and northern Europe. Before about 1 million years ago, the warm periods recurred every 40,000 years, but after that, the return period lengthened to an average of about 100,000 years. It has often been suggested that a decline in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide was responsible for this fundamental change. Writing in Nature, Yan et al.1 report the first direct measurements of atmospheric CO2 concentrations...
  • Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds

    09/23/2019 8:58:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    NASA ^ | April 26, 2016
    From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25. An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries led the effort, which involved using satellite data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer instruments to help determine the leaf area index, or amount of leaf cover, over the planet’s vegetated regions. The greening...
  • Carbon Dioxide Known Only Since 1930

    09/25/2019 1:32:09 AM PDT · by Moseley · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2019 | Jonathon Moseley
    We do not know how much carbon dioxide was in Earth's atmosphere prior to the 1930s. Devices to measure carbon dioxide went through a difficult, slow, irregular development. Reliable devices to measure carbon dioxide were available around 1930. "The measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2) was first developed in the early 1900s; however, it was complex and of limited clinical use. " See: Thomas Nowicki; Shawn London, "Carbon Dioxide Detector," National Center for Biotechnology Information. The technology was slowly developed and produced a useable machine only around the year 1930. Guy Stewart Callendar -- who dreamed up the global warming scare...
  • Why today’s renewables cannot power modern civilization

    09/18/2019 7:21:55 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 44 replies
    What's Up With That ^ | 17 September 2019 | By Dr. Lars Schernikau
    Costs for renewable power generation have dropped fast, but they will not improve 10-fold anymore - physical limits will be reached...Common comparisons of renewables vs. conventional power generation are misleading. One cannot compare marginal costs for intermittent power with costs for base power...[This is the best essay on this subject I have ever read]
  • An underwater observatory inexplicably went missing from the bottom of a bay...

    09/07/2019 8:14:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | Scottie Andrew,
    The Boknis Eck Observatory might've been "forcibly removed" from a bay in Germany, the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel said. Data transmission from the underwater sensors suddenly cut out one night in August, GEOMAR said. When divers went to investigate at the observatory site, they found nothing but a shredded cable that once anchored it. The observatory, planted in Kiel's Eckernförde Bay in 2016, consists of two "desk-sized" racks: One acts as a power source, tethered to the coast by a cable, and the other contains the sensors that transmit data back to shore. Both were missing...
  • EDITORIAL: Don't believe the lie of zero-emissions cars ( Colorado )

    09/04/2019 6:11:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | Aug 27, 2019 | The Gazette editorial board
    Just as the state forces Battery cars onto Colorado consumers, emerging evidence consistently show the so-called “zero-emission vehicles” pollute more than internal combustion vehicles. The latest evidence comes in a report by the German-based IFO Institute for Economic Research, released about the same time Colorado air commissioners voted 8-1 to adopt California’s “Zero Emission Vehicle” (ZEV) standards. The new rule requires at least 5% of any automotive company’s vehicles for sale in Colorado run on electricity. ... We all want clean air. Hickenlooper and Polis probably believe battery cars advance the goal. No credible evidence suggests they do any such...
  • Rise of dinosaurs linked to increasing oxygen levels

    08/22/2019 6:45:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Goldschmidt Conference
    Scientists have found that increasing oxygen levels are linked to the rise of North American dinosaurs around 215 M years ago. A new technique for measuring oxygen levels in ancient rocks shows that oxygen levels in North American rocks leapt by nearly a third in just a couple of million years, possibly setting the scene for a dinosaur expansion into the tropics of North America and elsewhere... The US-based scientists have developed a new technique for releasing tiny amounts of gas trapped inside ancient carbonate minerals. The gases are then channelled directly into a mass spectrometer, which measures their composition....
  • Renewable Energy Hits the Wall

    08/17/2019 7:13:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2019 | Norman Rogers
    If the official definitions of renewable energy were logical, renewable energy would be defined as energy that does not emit CO2 and that is not using a resource in danger of running out anytime soon. But the definitions written into the laws of many states are not logical. Hydroelectric energy is mostly banned because the environmental movement hates dams. Nuclear is banned ... Both nuclear and hydro don't emit CO2. Hydro doesn't need fuel. Nuclear fuel is cheap and plentiful. A large number of prominent global warming activists, such as James Hansen, Michael Shellenberger, and Stewart Brand have declared that...
  • Water Vapor Can "Trap", Heat -- CO2 Cannot

    08/16/2019 12:09:53 AM PDT · by kathsua · 19 replies
    Global warming Religion ^ | 08/15/19 | Reasonmclucus
    Those who talk about carbon dioxide affecting temperature ignore the fact that water's potential to affect air temperature is well established in science. Water vapor is the only atmospheric gas that can hold or "trap" heat. Those who spend much time in greenhouses know that they are often very humid places because water evaporates from plants and from surfaces that get wet when the plants are watered. Meteorologists typically refer to the water vapor content of the air as relative humidity which is how close the air is to holding as much water vapor as it can hold at its...
  • Is Anyone Paying Professors to Lie?

    08/10/2019 10:43:16 PM PDT · by kathsua · 24 replies
    Global warming Religion ^ | 08/10/19 | Reasonmclucus
    As I discuss below, in the nineties the crooked Enron corporation paid purported scientists and environmental groups to claim that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would cause higher temperatures. In the previous post I mentioned that some professors may be so incompetent they actually believe the greenhouse gas myth. Those who have previously accepted money for supporting the myth may be reluctant to admit that they lied. Younger professors may fear punishment by corrupt department heads if they don't support the myth. Corrupt federal bureaucrats seem to have taken over Enron's role in supporting the global warming scam. Federal...
  • Rex Fleming on Delingpole (Climate Scientist Jumps Ship, Big Time)

    08/03/2019 10:35:03 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 11 replies
    Delingpole podcast ^ | 8/2/2019 | Rex Fleming
    Rex Fleming of NOAA, has become a full fledged denier and has a new book that explains it all.
  • Net Zero Natural Gas Plant -- The Game Changer

    07/31/2019 1:28:03 PM PDT · by aspasia · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 31, 2019 | James Conca
    An actual game changing technology is being demonstrated as we sit in our air-conditioned abodes reading this. And it is being demonstrated by North Carolina–based Net Power at a new plant in La Porte, Texas. The process involves burning fossil fuel with oxygen instead of air to generate electricity without emitting any carbon dioxide (CO2). Not using air also avoids generating NOx, the main atmospheric and health contaminant emitted from gas plants.
  • Sen. Heinrich pushes for bill on carbon pollution fee (NM-Yeah,let's kill US energy)

    07/10/2019 10:40:23 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 30 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 10, 2019 | Theresa Davis
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich testified before the Senate on Monday about what he called the global “climate crisis,” advocating for carbon pollution pricing legislation to reduce harmful emissions. Heinrich is a co-sponsor of the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act, a bill that would charge coal, oil and natural gas companies a fee for every ton of carbon dioxide pollution they produce. “Our climate crisis often feels too big, too complex, too hard to fix,” the New Mexico Democrat said. “However, the scientific fact is, we have created this problem, and we possess the creativity and the tools...
  • Global greening is happening faster than climate change, and it’s a good thing

    07/06/2019 6:14:12 AM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 16 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 5, 2019 | Matt Ridley, Anthony Watts
    REJOICE IN THE LUSH GLOBAL GREENING CO2 is plant food. The greening of the earth means more food for animals and greater crop yields for humans. Why is no one talking about it? Amid all the talk of an imminent planetary catastrophe caused by emissions of carbon dioxide, another fact is often ignored: global greening is happening faster than climate change. The amount of vegetation growing on the earth has been increasing every year for at least 30 years. The evidence comes from the growth rate of plants and from satellite data. In 2016 a paper was published by 32...